Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

I don't know about you guyz, but I grew up on quiche.  Living in the south, quiche wasn't just a meal, it was a religion.  Birthdays, showers, holidays.... all quiche everything.  It wasn't until I graduated with a degree in nutritional sciences that I realized that quiche is NOT THAT GOOD FOR YOU.  Damn it.  I hated to see the demise of this wonderful food in my life just because of it's insanely high fat and calorie content, so I had to act fast.  Cue my sweet potato crust quiche!

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Healthy Pizza Crust

Now I've tried my fair share of veggie pizza crusts (cauliflower pizza crust, broccoli pizza crust, etc) and I love them.  But let's be real- they are a mess to make.  They are time consuming, they make a mess of my kitchen, and they're not the easiest to eat.  This pizza crust is different.  It's simple.  It's high protein.  It's easy cleanup.  And it's GOOD.

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

I LOVE stuffed peppers, but this night I wan't feeling the "usual" stuffed bell pepper.  I wanted new flavors.  Something that hadn't been done before.  And I found just the cure... Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers.  Bursting with flavors you haven't thought of before inside of a delectable stuffed pepper.  I'll be honest- I could eat the filling by the spoonful.  And I may have done just that...

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Creamy Roasted Carrot Sauce

Don't get me wrong, I love marinara sauce, but sometimes I need a change.  I had seen recipes around for cream and calorie laden carrot sauces, so I decided to take matters into my own hands to create a healthier version of these recipes.  And guess what?  It was REALLY good.  And surprisingly really easy.

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Savory Mushroom and Herb Steel Cut Oat Risotto

Let me start by saying this: I have never made risotto before.  Not with Arborio rice and definitely not with steel cut oats.  So I didn’t know what I was getting myself into with this dish.  Word on the street was that risotto was tough to make, and it took a looooong time.  So I prepped myself for a potentially tiring dish.  And guess what?  It wasn’t that bad!  Ok I’ll admit it, it takes a while to cook.  And does take some personal attention (talk about a needy dish).  But hard?  Not at all.  And oh so good.  Worth every minute!

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Creamy Ginger Coconut Kale Zucchini Spaghetti

his recipe is creamy.  And gluten free.  And vegan (assuming you don't throw a big runny egg or chicken on top like I did haha).  And, most importantly, it's DELICIOUS.  Like lick the bowl good.  I got this recipe from Inspiralized and made a few Lauren, RD tweaks to it.  I love that she threw some green peas in for a little extra vegetable based protein punch.  This is also a whole new take on kale than I had ever tried.

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Cauliflower Biscuits

Happy Food Allergy Awareness week! In honor of this week, I decided to make some wheat free, dairy free biscuits.  And guess what?  They were AMAZING.  And they actually hold together when you pick them up!  Not all of the cauliflower based recipes that I have made can say that...Not only are these biscuits allergy friendly (minus those with egg allergies), but they are low calorie and high fiber!  I call that a win-win.

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