Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apple Cider Chicken

This tastes a lot like another recipe I have for orange chicken but is much simpler to make. I forgot to buy the peppers and didn't have any frozen veggies on hand so I omitted them but it would be great with broccoli as well.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pita Chips and Hummus

I love pita and hummus but the store bought stuff is so expensive and full of sodium. This is an easy way to make healthier and cheaper. I made these for my classmates who ate them all up!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Black Bean Calzones

This is one of my favorite recipes because it lets you indulge in the flaky pizza crust without the guilt from all of that oil and grease. Experiment with different flavor profiles, like traditional Italian with turkey pepperoni and marinara sauce. Beans are great because they provide lots of protein and fiber.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Linguine with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

I know, I know... a yogurt sauce? Trust me, it isn't as weird as it sounds. It's a healthy alternative to a cream- or alfredo-based sauce and doesn't retain its tartness. The whole wheat linguine provides fiber, while the yogurt and cheese are full of protein and calcium.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

I'm embarking on a refined-sugar-free journey until June but I couldn't resist sharing this amazing recipe for vegan cheesecake. I was hesitant about the texture and flavor since most vegan cheesecakes I've had fail in one or both areas. However, this recipe is very mousse-like and deliciously rich.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blueberry Chocolate Oatmeal

Simple oatmeal enhanced with fiber and protein powder for an extra boost. You will feel full and strong all morning. The combination of soluble and insoluble fiber helps you keep your digestive system regular. The 30 grams of protein provide a ton of energy for your workout.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lazy Egg Scramble

This is a great light breakfast or snack. You can substitute the veggies for any you have on hand. I used these because I already had them cut up for salads. You could also make it into an omelet or add fresh herbs if you wanted to be fancy instead of lazy.


A friend of mine suggested that I start documenting the recipes I make along with my comments about the results. I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome so most of the meals I make are dairy-free, contain whole grains, are low in fat and sodium, and are plant-based. Sometimes I'll include ingredients such as poultry, fish, or yogurt which can be substituted with vegetarian or vegan alternatives if you'd prefer. Most of my recipes come from other sites online or cookbooks so I will always include a link to the original source if it isn't my own creation.