• Kissing Boring Salads Goodbye

    Meal prepping has never been my thing. Personally, I dislike the idea of brown rice, chicken, and broccoli getting stale in a plastic container in my fridge almost as much as I dislike the idea of eating the same thing day in and day out. While I definitely have my foodie favorites that are staples in my everyday diet, food prepping is much more effective for me. By washing fruits and veggies, cooking specific side dishes, and portioning out ingredients designed for specific recipes, I can easily mix everything together each today for a much fresher-tasting meal, or make different food combos to keep things interesting.   Here, I am…

  • A Week’s Worth of Chicken Dinner Ideas

    Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Rice Inspired by my summer trip to the Caribbean, this jerk chicken dinner is super spicy, but keeps you wanting more! Paired with pineapple rice and roasted veggies, this is a dinner that has spice, sweet heat, and even makes for great leftovers! Let’s not forget that it’s also deliciously nutritious with a good source of lean protein, fibrous veggies, and complex carbohydrates!  Ingredients: serves 4 2 lb. chicken (my family went for 1 lb. breasts & 1 lb. drumsticks) Jerk Spice Rub: 3 tsp garlic powder  3 tsp onion powder 3 tsp cayenne (reduce for less spice) 3 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp oregano 2…

  • Carrot Cake Bliss Bites

    Bliss bites and no-bake energy balls could easily be deemed the newest Insta foodie trend. As a busy gal myself, I can’t deny that such hassle-free recipes are perfect for a grab-n-go snack; but, with SIBO and leaky gut (which I will discuss more in-depth in a later blogpost!), such recipes usually do not agree with my combo of low FODMAP and SCD diet needs. Typically sweetened with honey or agave and filled with chia or flaxseed, I added bliss bites to what can, at times, feels like a never-ending list of foods my incredibly sensitive digestive tract simply cannot tolerate. But, that is not what my blog is about!…

  • 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Squares

    As my first semester of online classes ends, I can ffiiinnnalllyyy start chipping away at the list of blog posts I had all intentions of posting months ago! Now that there aren’t any essays due to leave me drained and with writer’s block, here’s something chocolatey, fudgy, and rich to kick off the content on a sweet note! But hey, an easy and relatively healthy dessert recipe is always welcome, right?! Oh, and they’re vegan too! Join the Cutie Community: