• Food

    Raw Kale Avocado Salad

    This is one of my favorite kale recipes because it is so simple, yet so good. I always get lots of kale in my produce box, so I need other ways to use it besides juicing! And I usually don’t plan ahead very well, so this works perfect for that, since I most likely have all the ingredients already:)   All you need is: Bunch of kale Avocado Balsamic vinegar Lemon juice Dried cranberries (or raisins, etc) Sliced nuts or seeds (optional but good) – I usually do almonds or pumpkin seeds Veggies (optional but good) – I add whatever I have on hand, usually tomato, bell pepper or shredded carrots All of…

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    This (bar) is going to be Epic…

    I love Whole Foods. It’s bad (or should I say pricey), I know. But I can’t help it. I particularly like strolling through the aisles and checking out random new foods. One I came across recently was the Epic Bar. I had heard about them and was curious enough to give them a try. I often need snacks at work or while on the go, so bars can come in handy. This seemed like a nice change of pace from my go-to Lara or Kind bars. I decided to try the Beef and Turkey, but they also have Bison (bacon+cranberry) and Lamb (currant+mint) varieties. They are all gluten-free, 100% grass fed and have no…

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    2(+) Ingredient Banana Pancakes

    These are my lazy day weekend favorites…so easy, but so delicious. And you mostly likely have all the ingredients you need already on hand! Another bonus is that they are high in protein, which I’m always trying to get more of:) At the basic level, when you’re in a pinch, all you need is: 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 eggs I usually go with the above plus: 2T flax meal Vanilla to taste Cinnamon to taste Other things you can add include almond butter, almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, milk (any kind), etc either in addition to the flax meal or in place of. You can just modify the dry and…

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    The Breakfast Scramble

    Introducing The Breakfast Scramble a.k.a. “Whatever I have in my Fridge”. Last night I realized I didn’t have anything ready for breakfast for the remainder of the week. So instead of being lazy and just picking up something on my way to work (and because I really do love my homemade food), I decided to get crafty. The breakfast scramble is truly a wonderful thing because it is so easy and different every time I make it. Just depends on what ingredients I have on hand. This time I went with the following (to make 2 meals): 4 eggs + 2 egg whites (PROTEIN!) 1 sweet potato (Complex carbs) 1 zucchini (Veggies) 1…

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    The Brake Pad – Best Lunch Spot near the Airport

    I rarely eat out for lunch while at work, but when I do, I love when they let me pick the place because that means we’re going to the Brake Pad haha. There are not many healthy, gluten-free friendly restaurants near the airport, so my choices are somewhat limited as is, however Brake Pad is definitely an exception! It’s located on Main Street in historic downtown College Park and occupies an old gas station (hence the name;) It has a great patio and I was lucky that it was warm enough the other day to sit outside and catch some sun! I order the same thing every time. Actually. The entire menu is delicious,…