19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth

19 quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth

…I’m thinking of a real life “I want to eat something sweet” type of scenario. You just want something quick and easy that will bring a smile to your face. There’s many ways to do this that taste amazing, AND don’t involve diet products or convincing yourself that ignoring it will make it go away… o, and that you can have ready in under 10 minutes…

Read More

How much protein do you actually need?

How much protein do you actually need?

So, how much protein do you actually need? What are the best types? Plant based or animal protein? And so on… It’s probably the most talked about nutrition topic or nutrient across all media platforms, yet the one that leaves the most questions in consumer minds.

Read More

Eat intentionally: 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won't set you up for failure

Eat intentionally: 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won't set you up for failure

Rather than setting unrealistic weight loss goals, or proclaiming you’re going to never eat sugar again, let’s try setting ourselves up for success and vowing to eat intentionally in 2019. No crazy goals, diets, or fads, just realistic plans and perspectives on food.

Still not quite sure what I mean? Keep reading for 11 food choices to make in 2019 that won’t set you up for failure like a traditional New Years resolution would…

Read More

DIY Holiday gifts in a jar: Protein balls and energy bites

DIY Holiday gifts in a jar: Protein balls and energy bites

You've probably already heard that no-bake protein balls & energy bites are the cool new "cookies" that Santa's Elves are rolling. So when it comes to DIY gifting, if you're like me and love the idea, but sometimes miss the mark a tad (think: pinterest fail, lol), these DIY Christmas Jars are a simple and foolproof way to avoid the land of misfit gifts. Plus, they're delicious & healthy, so whether it's a hostess gift or a teacher gift, or any other type of gift for that matter, these DIY mason jars are perfect! 

Read More

3 Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Recipes

3 Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Recipes

The holiday season can be an uncertain time for people living with diabetes. As someone with type 1 diabetes, I know the struggles of navigating parties, family dinners, and other holiday events. And when it comes to cooking for others, it can feel next to impossible trying to balance what is diabetes-friendly with what is easy to cook and tastes delicious

Read More

9 Easy High Protein On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

9 Easy High Protein On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

Now that Fall is in full swing, most people are back into a good routine and no more lazy summer mornings. It’s more important than any other time of year (hello, flu season!) to have easy high protein on-the-go breakfast ideas.

Read More

5 After School Snacks that Won't Ruin Dinner

5 After School Snack Ideas that Won’t Ruin Dinner

It’s the middle of August, and kids have already started heading back to school in certain parts of the country. (My oldest started yesterday!) The first day of school can bring a flood of emotions and potentially stress, but it also brings a return to some semblance of “normalcy” for a lot of families… though, I don’t think anything’s ever quite “normal” when it comes to life with kids, but anyways…

Read More

10 Low Sugar Lunchbox Staples

Ready or not, school is just around the corner! Hard to believe right?! Do you know what you’re going to pack for your kids for lunch on that first day? Ya, I don’t either, it’s ok. But, one thing I do know is that loading my kids up with sugar at lunchtime is a sure fire way to make sure they’re exhausted and unable to focus in the afternoon. So, here are my Top 10 Low Sugar Lunchbox Staples:

Read More

6 Delicious Diabetes Recipes You'll Love This Summer

 
6 Delicious Diabetes Recipes You'll Love This Summer
 

6 Delicious Diabetes Recipes You'll Love This Summer

Finding recipes that make it easier, and not harder, to manage blood sugar levels when you're diabetic can be hard. And just when it seems like you've found some great recipes and foods, things go out of season, and you have to start the search all over again. 

Well, don't worry. Your favorite dietitians and diabetes experts have compiled 6 different recipes for you to try this summer. They're loaded with all the necessary blood sugar stabilizing things: complex carbs, protein, fat, fiber, etc. Check them out by clicking the button below...

This post was sponsored by Healthline Media. All thoughts and ideas are my own...


7 homemade sauces and spice blends to help you get dinner on the table faster

 
7 homemade sauces and spice blends to help you get dinner on the table faster
 

The right combination of seasonings and sauces can make or break a meal. So, I just knew I needed to share these 7 homemade sauces and spice blends to help you get dinner on the table faster. If you have them already made, you can easily get a meal on the table in no time with the right sauce or spice blends. I also love how once you have them made, there's not really a need to use an offical recipe... just toss them with whatever veggies or meat you're eating and you're good to go!

Any of these can take a dinner (or lunch) from boring and bland to unbelievably amazing with just a few minutes of your time. All of these sauces and spice blends can be made in big batches ahead of time, and stored for later use. So, whenever you need them, just grab a few Tbsp and get to cooking.


7 homemade sauces and spice blends to help you get dinner on the table faster

 

1. Spinach, Walnut, and Feta Pesto Sauce

This pesto sauce goes great on EVERYTHING! Literally! Try it on salmon, pasta, chicken salad, toast, etc. 

This pesto sauce goes great on EVERYTHING! Literally! Try it on salmon, pasta, chicken salad, toast, etc. 

2. Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce

This Greek yogurt Tzatziki sauce is light and refreshing... great on these cauliflower bowls and a  mediterranean lamb burger !

This Greek yogurt Tzatziki sauce is light and refreshing... great on these cauliflower bowls and a mediterranean lamb burger!

3. Raspberry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Who needs salad dressing when you can get loads of flavor with a little homemade BBQ sauce??

Who needs salad dressing when you can get loads of flavor with a little homemade BBQ sauce??

4. Thai Peanut Sauce

This Thai Peanut Sauce is another super versatile addition to any meal...  cauliflower ,  pizza ,  wraps , salads, the possibilities are endless!

This Thai Peanut Sauce is another super versatile addition to any meal... cauliflower, pizza, wraps, salads, the possibilities are endless!

5. Medjool Date Paste

Medjool date paste is a great way to naturally sweeten baked goods and add a nice lower glycemic sweetness to dishes! Grab the instructions in my recipe for  High Protein Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies !

Medjool date paste is a great way to naturally sweeten baked goods and add a nice lower glycemic sweetness to dishes! Grab the instructions in my recipe for High Protein Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

6. Tex-Mex Taco Seasoning

Homemade taco seasoning can go on veggies, meat, rice, etc. Click the image above for my recipe and more ways I like to use this mix... and also check out my  Mexican Riced Cauliflower !

Homemade taco seasoning can go on veggies, meat, rice, etc. Click the image above for my recipe and more ways I like to use this mix... and also check out my Mexican Riced Cauliflower!

7. Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

Ok, so this one isn't homemade, but given how much I use this stuff, I knew I couldn't leave it out of a post all about the sauces and spice blends that help get dinner on the table faster. Every Trader joe's store has it, and the name speaks for itself. I use it on roasted veggies, eggs, potatoes, toast, salad, and I could keep going...

Ok, so this one isn't homemade, but given how much I use this stuff, I knew I couldn't leave it out of a post all about the sauces and spice blends that help get dinner on the table faster. Every Trader joe's store has it, and the name speaks for itself. I use it on roasted veggies, eggs, potatoes, toast, salad, and I could keep going...

 
7 homemade sauces and spice blends to help you get dinner on the table faster-page-001.jpg