Posts tagged healthy fats
SMOOTHIES 101: HIGHLIGHTS FROM MFW + CLASSPASS WORKSHOP

Smoothies, smoothie bowls, acai bowls and ALL the blended things continue to be popular staples on the health food scene. Why is everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Katie Couric to little ol' me such a big fan?

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MEAL PREP 101 - HIGHLIGHTS FROM MFW + YELP WORKSHOP

My meal prep routine is a little different each week, depending on what's on the calendar for the week ahead, if we're traveling, how much time I have to dedicate to cooking on the weekend and of course what kind of mood I'm in (cause human). Regardless of these constantly changing factors, preparing at least a little food at home is an integral part of any healthy diet and relationship with food, so I try to make it happen to some extent (even if that's just steaming some greens)! Whether you have a little time or plenty, or can cook like a pro or don't know how to boil water, below are some fool proof steps, tips and things to consider when setting yourself up for a week of healthier eating fueled by meal prep. 

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AMAZE-BOWL SMOOTHIE RECIPE: STRAWBERRY ACAI DREAM

Store-bought acai bowls are usually loaded with more fruit, added sugar and piles of granola than any single person needs to consume in one sitting (unless you're about to run a marathon). This well balanced variation features the same glorious texture of those crave-worthy acai bowls and just the right amount of fruit to add yummy flavor without sending your blood sugar through the roof. And because I believe smoothies should always be nutrient dense AND fulfilling, there is plenty of protein, healthy fat and fiber to make this a powerful, filling and deeply satisfying meal! Oh and you know I snuck some veggies in there too :)

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A COZY FALL BREAKFAST RECIPE: PECAN PUMPKIN PIE POWER OATS

This cozy bowl of oats has just the right amounts of pumpkin flavor, warming spices and nourishing superfoods to satisfy the seasonal itch AND keep your belly full and body fueled through a busy morning. Loads of fiber, protein from restorative collagen peptides and healthy fats in the form of nuts and seeds all work together to keep blood sugar stable and hormones balanced too! What more could you ask for from a healthy breakfast?!

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CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT RASPBERRY BOWL

This delectable smoothie bowl is a powerful, nutritious start to your morning (or any time of day!) because it's packed with clean protein, healthy fats, superfoods AND some sneaky veggies - all things that fuel mental and physical performance and health. Throw in some collagen to promote gut, skin and joint health and you're covering the "food is medicine" bases too. The best part? You're getting all this goodness in a blended meal that's easy on the digestion while tasting even more delish than that tempting bowl of Cap'n Crunch you were considering.

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QUICK LUNCH RECIPE + BRAND REVIEW: 10 MINUTE FISH TACOS

Fish tacos are probably up there in my top 10 favorite meals, but I avoided cooking them at home for a long time because I assumed it would be too much of a pain to make ones half as good as at my favorite Mexican restaurants. I whipped up this simple 10 minute lunch to prove myself (and doubting husband) wrong. Fresh fish, pillowy tortillas, crunchy slaw, creamy avocado and the simple yet bold flavors of lime and Mexican seasonings deliver restaurant quality in minimal time. We're talking good enough to make your partner steal your tacos when you turn the other way.

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QUICK LUNCH RECIPE: SPICY MEXICAN BUDDHA BOWL

This amaze-bowl lunch (see what I did there?) is fabulously flavorful AND nourishing thanks to a satisfying combo of fresh greens, creamy avocado and bean dip, roasty toasty sweet potato wedges, snappy lil' scallions and fulfilling brown rice. Top it off with the crunch of pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds), bright citrusy lime juice and that killer MFW chipotle sauce and you'll be ready for round 2 before round 1 is even over. 

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QUICK LUNCH RECIPE + BRAND REVIEW: MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIE WRAP

This is an absolute EXPLOSION of flavors all rolled up into a raw wrap that is in itself loaded with fruits, veggies and superfoods. You've got everything to make your mouth happy in this vegetarian delight: creamy hummus and olives, cool cucumbers, sweet peppers, juicy tomato and the tang of red wine vinegar dressed greens. This is an excellent light lunch for a meatless Monday or post yoga snack, but if you're after something more substantial you can always add a little feta cheese or grilled chicken breast.

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2 DIPS TO MAKE SNACKING HEAVENLY

Once you make this hummus at home you'll wonder why you ever bothered with the store-bought stuff. This takes about 7 minutes from can-opening to noshing and the flavor, texture and consistency is just right. Hummus is a great dip to have on hand to encourage healthy snacking, but it's also a yummy protein-packed base for vegetarian wraps and sandwiches...which I'll be posting about tomorrow! 

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YOUR NEW FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING

I suggest you clean out your tubs ladies, because you're going to want to bathe in this dressing it's so damn good. We drown our meal-sized salads in it, use it as a dip, and sometimes even a finishing sauce. It's delightful on any salad really, but it's especially good when combined with roasted vegetables and fall produce like squash and Brussels sprouts. Oh! We use this on our turkey burger salads and side salads too, you really can't go wrong with it!

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THE 4-INGREDIENT HERB DRIZZLE RECIPE YOU NEED NOW

I'm obsessed with the vibrant flavor fresh herbs give to vegetables, fish, poultry, heck anything. I love the bright, bold flavors BUT I'm not always in the mood to spend a ton of time washing, drying, snipping, coddling 7 different herbs to go into a sauce. That laziness inspired this simple 4 ingredient drizzle that will change. Your. Life. If you're looking for proof that fast and easy can still taste mind-blowing, you've found it. Smear it on sandwiches or wraps, drizzle it on top of grilled fish or chicken, spread it on roasted veggies or use it as a dip...basically use it everywhere and anywhere you won't be too embarrassed to drool on your shirt.  

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CROWD PLEASER SMOOTHIE RECIPE: YO BANANA IS NUTS

This is one of those smoothie recipes that you'll make over and over again. It's yummy, fast, simple and includes ingredients you most likely already have in your house. Best part? Anyone and everyone goes crazy for the classic combo of banana and nuts delivered in creamy, fulfilling mylkshake form, so you know you'll have happy, full tummies no matter how picky a crowd you're dealing with! 

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HORMONE BALANCING BREAKFAST RECIPE: CHOCOLATE COCONUT MACA OATS

This chocolatey bowl of oats GITS IT DONE (and I'm a REALLY tough critic when I'm hormonal). It's full of protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and greens to fuel your brain and body, all while keeping your belly full and happy without spiking blood sugar early in the day. Add maca to support endocrine health and raw chocolate because, chocolate, and could you ask for more out of a hormone-balancing breakfast? I think not. (Bet let me know!)

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SNEAKY VEGGIE SMOOTHIE RECIPE: COLLEGE LIZ MINT

This smoothie is on regular rotation in our house because it's just the right amount of sweet, creamy and minty AND it's packed with all the nutrients you need for a satisfying breakfast. The best part? Serve this up to your partner or kiddies in the morning and you've snuck a few servings of veggies in their unsuspecting bods without anyone being the wiser.

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HEALTHY HORMONES: BUDDHA BOWL RECIPE + 5 EASY TIPS

Colorful meals aren’t just for pretty pictures. Eating a rainbow of veggies, as cheesy as it sounds, is a great way to ensure you’re getting a variety of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Add macronutrients like healthy fats, clean protein and complex carbs and you have a Buddha bowl that’s fulfilling, delish AND packs a whole lot of hormone balancing punch. Interested in supporting your hormone health beyond this yummy meal? Don’t miss the tips below the recipe.

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