Pear Apple Avocado Spinach Salad with Candied Walnuts, Feta and Dried Cranberries is a delicious fall salad! A cinnamon maple balsamic vinaigrette ties all of the ingredients together in a beautiful display of fall flavors!
Apple Broccoli Salad with Walnuts, dried cranberries, bacon, red onion and a creamy dressing is the perfect broccoli salad recipe for fall! Serve it up at holiday gatherings or make it for meal prep to add veggies to your weekday meals.
A healthier copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe featuring crispy pan-fried shrimp, sweet candied walnuts and an incredible creamy sauce.
Roasted Beet Pesto Sauce with walnuts is a nutritious sauce recipe perfect for pasta, sandwiches, pizza…anywhere a pesto can go!
Low-Carb Carrot Cake Bread made grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free! This easy one-bowl quick bread recipe is a much welcomed sidekick to your morning coffee or tea!
Low-Carb Carrot Cake Smoothie is a nutritious breakfast or snack! It’s perfectly creamy, sweet, warmly-spiced, and a pure joy to the last sip.
Oil-free, no added sugar, gluten-free, Flourless Oatmeal Banana Nut Muffins made with only a handful of basic ingredients.
Paleo Banana Coffee Cake made grain-free with coconut flour and sweetened primarily with bananas for a healthier tasty breakfast or snack.
7-Layer Paleo Magic Bars include seven layers of bliss! A grain-free version of classic magic bars, these easy to assemble bars are great for entertaining guests any time of year, and are magnificent for holiday cookie exchanges.
Cod salad with basil-walnut pesto is so easy to make and a quick and delicious dinner that can be prepared any night of the week. This healthy recipe is all-things low-carb, low-FODMAP, paleo, keto, and Whole30.
As we all know, I’m a major salmon lover. Just check out my extensive salmon archives!
In spite of the fact that I can put my Teriyaki Salmon Bowls, Mediterranean Salmon, and Pesto Salmon in Parchment Paper on repeat over and over, I’ve made it my mission to branch out to the other fishies.
It’s no salmon, but it’ll do 😉
What I love about cod is it absorbs flavor of marinades really well, as it has a subtle, buttery flavor. For this recipe, I whipped up an easy coconut milk-based marinade using full-fat canned coconut milk, fresh basil, ginger, and lemongrass.
The result is magnificent! If you have your own favorite marinade, you can always whip that up instead, or just drizzle the fish with some avocado oil and lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt and call it bueno.
Serving the cod salad with cherry tomatoes, avocado, and roasted pumpkin seeds, along with a homemade basil-walnut pesto as the dressing takes this fishuation (<- get it? fish…situation…buhdumching…??) up another 17k notches.
So let’s do it already!
Energy balls with dried blueberries, dark chocolate, almonds, walnuts, dates, pumpkin seeds, flax seed oil, and more. This easy and nutritious snack recipe is a great low-sugar alternative to packaged snacks.
You may have noticed a theme with my snacks section of this site. Let’s face it – they’re mostly nut-based and they’re mostly balls. The amount of snack recipes I share in comparison to main dishes is pretty dismal by virtue of the fact that I’m not a big snacker.
But when it comes to nuts, seeds, and dried fruit all balled up together in an energy bite? Sign me up.
When I head out of town for a long road trip or go for a long jaunt in the mountains, I’ll often snag some balls in case I have to go more than a few hours between meals. I don’t rely on store-bought snacks, as I find they contain too much sugar and/or contain ingredients I try to avoid.
For this rendition of energy balls, I used all superfood ingredients to generate a ball that is jam packed with healthy fat, antioxidants, minerals, and all sorts of health benefits. PLUS they taste like blueberry chocolatey goodness, which is a major win in my book.
Let’s chat about superfood.
Tangy, nutty, zesty cranberry orange protein balls made with all whole food ingredients. A healthier grab-and-go snack option.
Paleo Coffee Cake Banana Bread with streusel topping is a healthy grain-free mashup of classic banana bread and coffee cake.
Quick and easy sheet pan salmon and carrots with homemade carrot top pesto is a goof-proof healthy weeknight meal. This recipe comes together in just 35 minutes!
I had a reader request sheet pan recipes recently and I am so thrilled to help out in this department. One-pot or one-pan meals are my jam, because let’s face it: I love keeping meal time as quick and easy as possible. Of course, that includes the post-meal cleanup.
If you’re a regular here, you have probably surmised salmon is my favorite of all the animal proteins. I eat it multiple times per week every single week with some form of roasted or sauteed vegetables, but of course! You can take a look at my salmon archives to feast your eyes on all the salmon-ness!
Simplifying my own approach to salmon and roasted veggies as much as possible, I thought it would be nice to whip up a super straight-forward meal that requires few ingredients yet still has the appeal of a fancy date night meal.
Quick, easy pesto chicken pasta with mushrooms and broccoli is a comforting, cozy meal that is fast enough for whipping up any night of the week, and fancy enough for a date night in!