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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Since it’s the new year, I am trying to be better about my eating habits, which means I am back to intermittent fasting and trying to meal prep low carb foods for lunch/dinner. Revive Superfoods sent me a box of smoothie cups that I’ve been trying out the past few days.  I love the fact that all of the ingredients for the smoothie, except the liquid, are in the cup. It makes making a smoothie easy because the fruit and other foods are already measured out. All you have to do is throw them in the blender with a liquid of your choice, blend and then pour it back in the cup. If you’re looking to try the smoothie cups, use my discount “YAYA60” to save 60% off your order. Since I have my healthy breakfast covered for the next couple of weeks, I also want to make sure I…

Seasonal Foods to Add to Your Fall Diet

Having a healthy diet, it isn’t all about calories and restrictions. You can still eat your favorite foods, but also focus on adding in more healthy options. This is easy to do when it comes to eating seasonally. For the fall, try to incorporate more of these fall superfoods into your diet. Greens Fall is the perfect time to add more greens to your diet. There are many greens that are considered superfoods in the fall season, starting with turnip greens. If you haven’t tried them before, now is a great time. They are loaded with nutrients, like vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as a lot of vitamin K. You can also get calcium in turnip greens. These are a little bitter, so combine them with a citrus-based dressing. Another green that is popular in the Fall is kale. Start making some kale salads (make sure you massage…

Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. Partly because salads in a bag is an easy meal for me to throw together since I’m not super mobile. And since the amount of activity I can do has dropped drastically, I’ve got to watch my calorie intake. While my mom is here helping me out, she, of course, wants to make everything from scratch. And I don’t mind at all. We came up with this Asian Cabbage Salad with a warm spicy peanut dressing after being inspired by one of the bag salads I’ve been eating and my mom’s love to combine fruit with salad. Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing Spicy Peanut Dressing 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter3 tbsp rice vinegar1 tbsp sesame oil2 tsp sriracha sauce3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos1 1/2 tbsp honey, preferably local2 tbsp fresh lime juice1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely minced1-2 cloves…

Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Funny fact about me, I would never volunteer to make anyone breakfast, especially the basics like eggs and pancakes. Simple breakfast foods just aren’t my expertise. But if you’re looking for a quiche, Red velvet waffles or a hearty breakfast casserole, then I’m your girl. I love a good french toast casserole, but savory breakfast casseroles are also something I enjoy making and eating. This savory breakfast casserole is flavorful and great to make ahead for breakfast with friends or family. Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole 1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage 1 small red onion, diced1 large russet or Idaho potato, diced2 large eggs3 tbsp whole milk2 cup fresh broccoli, diced3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided2 tbsp fresh chives, finely choppedNon-stick cooking spraySea salt and black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray.Set a…

Roasted Asian Shrimp & Vegetables

During the week I don’t like to schedule too many activities after work because work is exhausting enough. However, my schedule has been really busy lately and I’m finding myself having to schedule things during the week. Sheet pan meals are perfect for those times when I don’t have a lot of time to cook but still want a homecooked meal. The best thing about sheet pan meals is that everything goes on one pan, so cleanup is minimal. This recipe for roasted Asian shrimp and vegetables is a favorite of mine. Roasted Asian Shrimp & Vegetables 1/4 cup tamari or coconut aminos2 tbsp rice wine vinegar1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp honey, preferably local1/2 tsp garlic powder2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced1/4 tsp crushed pepper flakes1 12-oz bag broccoli florets1 lb mini sweet peppers, seeded and sliced 1 medium red onion, sliced 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail…