Recipes

Appetizers

High protein, on-the-go breakfasts are tricky to come by, especially if you don’t want to include meat. These veggie-packed mini frittatas provide the perfect solution. Start your day off with a high protein, moderate fat meal (plus a serving of veggies) and you’ll set a positive trajectory for your health goals. You’ll feel satiated and focused all morning, better able to focus on your important tasks and responsibilities. If your morning routine is busy and stressful, make a batch of these mini vegetable frittatas on the weekend and you’ll take one less step out of your weekday morning craziness…

Breakfast

These easy-to-make muffins combine all the healthy foods you wish you had time to eat in the morning into one convenient, grab-and-go breakfast that tastes like dessert! If you struggle to make time for a breakfast routine and wish your mornings could be more streamlined, this is the recipe for you. Even better, these muffins keep well, freeze well, and are popular with kids and picky eaters, making them versatile enough for just about every situation. They’re packed with bananas, oats, Greek yogurt, and applesauce. They’re allergen-friendly too (sub coconut yogurt to make them dairy-free and vegan). Make one batch and you’re sure to make them again and again…

Dessert

It’s a basic truth of life – sometimes you just need a brownie! Nothing fulfills a chocolate craving better than a rich, fudgy square of brownie deliciousness. Fortunately, brownies are one of the easiest recipes to “healthify”. You don’t even need flour to make these scrumptious, naturally sweetened brownies. This simple recipe, consisting of only five easy-to-find ingredients, is perfect to keep on hand for when chocolate cravings strike. You’re only thirty minutes away from a pan of gluten-free brownies that everyone will enjoy. They’re even a good source of protein since one batch includes four whole eggs…

Gluten-Free

Nothing makes us crave comfort food more than the coldest months of winter. However, this presents a dichotomy, as January and February are probably months in which you’re trying to improve your habits and recover from a slew of holiday indulgences. What’s the answer? Healthy comfort food, of course! This simple, kid-friendly recipe for mac ‘n’ cheese focuses on a few simple substitutions and additions that increase the nutritional value immensely…

Juices & Smoothies

This quick simple smoothie bowl is perfect for warm weather! The bright colors are an awesome way to start your morning on a positive note. How can you be in a bad mood looking at bright pinks?

Paleo

Since becoming dairy-free, I have found that one of the most difficult things to substitute has been yogurt – nothing seems to be the right taste, texture and consistency. So, I created an even better alternative and I am so excited to share it with you!

Raw

These bites are the perfect pick-me-up after a busy day with clients, a tough gym session, or a day spent running around town. Plus, they keep well and are easy to throw in your bag or purse as you’re running out the door!

Salad

I love being creative with recipes. I like exposing people to foods they might not normally eat in their daily diet. It’s one of my favorite things as a Health Coach!

Soups

This recipe brings me back to my childhood but with a healthier spin – it’s loaded with veggies and soul soothing flavors! IIN taught me to never fear getting creative in the kitchen. Just because a recipe doesn’t include meat, doesn’t mean your food has to loose its flavor.

Uncategorized

If there is one thing we could all use, it’s more healthy, simple snacks. When the day gets away from us and hunger strikes, it’s all too easy to reach for something quick and loaded with sugar, salt, and trans fats. Keep these protein balls in your refrigerator (either at home or work) or pack a few into a Tupperware container and toss it into your purse or gym bag. You will be prepared with a protein-packed, all-natural, balanced snack when your stomach begins to growl – they taste delicious too!

Vegan

Whether you’re a committed vegan or simply experimenting with a plant-based diet for health reasons, you shouldn’t have to go without ice cream. Making your own traditional ice cream at home can be intimidating – the process includes tempering eggs, avoiding scalded cream, and a host of other fiddly steps…

Vegetarian

Butternut squash soup is the perfect fall or winter recipe thats always a staple in my kitchen. Eating warming foods, especially in the colder seasons, is something our body craves, which I learned at IIN.