Recipes

Lunch

Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad

I have loved attending my local farmer’s market this summer! The vegetables have been so fresh and inspiring! If you haven’t taken the opportunity to attend your local farmer’s market – do it now! Your body will thank you for feeding it local, delicious produce. Most markets run through October, so there is still time […]

Asian Wild Rice Salad

Welcome SUMMER! I don’t know about where you live, but it is HOT here! I crave cool foods in the summertime, so salads are my favorite go-to meals for lunch and dinner. I love using whole-grains as the base for my salads. They give me plenty of fiber and nutrients, along with a wonderful platform […]

Yeast-Free Pizza Crust

I can’t seem to get enough pizza in my life. My boys ask for pizza almost everyday, and next to Mexican food, my husband always requests pizza. I am always looking for creative and quick ways to make pizza because let’s be honest, sometimes life does not allow for rising-time! Enter this yeast-free crust recipe. […]

White Bean, Spinach, and Sweet Potato Burgers

My family really likes veggie burgers. We eat them a lot for a quick and satisfying lunch. There are some good ones on the market AND some not so good ones on the market…I think we’ve tried almost all of them! I prefer to make my own veggie burgers because A) I know exactly what […]

Curried Quinoa with Vegetables

Are you a curry fan like I am? There is something very comforting about curry dishes. Maybe it has to do with the anti-inflammatory properties found in the spice itself. Curcumin, which is found in the curry spice and turmeric, has been found to ease pain in the body and is a powerful antioxidant. Awesome! […]

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This recipe is so fun and quick! A great lunch option in my book – the asian flavors are subtle in this dish and very yummy! You may know by now that I am a BIG fan of the lovely cruciferous cauliflower. I love to eat it raw, steamed, roasted, made into soup, made into […]

Root Vegetable Soup

You know those Roasted Root Vegetables that I made and LOVED? Well, I happen to love the leftovers in this soup even MORE! Honestly, this soup is incredibly delicious! It’s smooth, creamy, and tastes incredible rich with a slightly sweet, smoky undertone from the roasted vegetables. This is the perfect winter soup. YUM! Here is […]

Creamy Sauteed Mushrooms and Spinach with Quinoa Red Lentil Pasta

I have another quick and fabulous lunch option for you! I recently tried this new lentil quinoa pasta and LOVE it! It is gluten-free, hearty, full of fiber, cooks quickly, and is delicious! I wanted to top this pasta with a yummy vegetable sauce, so the recipe follows with what I came up with. I […]

Lunch Bowl

I have had quite a few requests for hearty lunch ideas. Sometimes lunch seems to get lost in the shuffle of life or maybe you get stuck in the ‘same old’ boring lunch routine. The midday meal can be exciting, quick to make, and really fun to eat! I love to make several different ingredients […]