Sweet Potato Chips

I love pretty much anything made with sweet potatoes! From simply roasting them, to baking them and adding yummy toppings, to sweet potato french fries – I can’t get enough! Sweet potato chips have also become a definite favorite snack of mine. They are crunchy, crispy, and have that delicious sweet taste! The key to making great chips is to roast them at a very … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chips

Healthified Banana Bread

Hey all and happy November! It’s a new month, a new moon, and a new chance to work on eating healthier! Last month I shared my healthified pumpkin bread recipe, which is really just a variation of the banana bread recipe I’m sharing today! β€œHealthified” means NO: White flour White sugar Butter Vegetable oil Instead I use ingredients like: Whole wheat/white whole wheat flour Honey Coconut … Continue reading Healthified Banana Bread

Healthified Pumpkin Bread

Happy Columbus Day (or Indigenous Peoples’ Day as many prefer to think of it)Β to all of my American friends! If you’re looking for a fun activity to take your mind off the fact that we have a holidayΒ to celebrate a man who raped and pillaged his way through the Native American community back in the 14 & 1500’s, then you’ve come to the right place! … Continue reading Healthified Pumpkin Bread

Oven Roasted Honey Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

I love potatoes (*said in Oprah’s voice from that WW commercial*). I guess my affinity for potatoes isn’t that big of a surprise, considering I’m mostly Irish. But today I want to talk about my love for sweet potatoes, which actually aren’t from the same family as what we think of as regular potatoes (Idaho, russet, fingerling, etc.). Those potatoes are from the Solanaceae family, or nightshades (which you … Continue reading Oven Roasted Honey Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Kale, Carrots, and Onion

The second “trendy health food” I want to introduce is kale! It is considered a superfood, and is among the most nutrient dense foods on Earth. This leafy green is a super rich source of Vitamins A, C, and K. It’s high in antioxidants and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. There’s so much more I could say, but let’s just leave it at … Continue reading Roasted Kale, Carrots, and Onion

Colorful Quinoa Salad

I’ve decided to start sharing some recipes on my blog! I want to make cooking healthy food seem less scary and overwhelming. It shouldn’t have to be hard to nourish your body! The first “health food” I want to focus on is quinoa. Pronounced KEEN-WAH, this grain (well, technically pseudocereal) is high in protein and fiber, meaning it keeps you fuller for longer. It’s also … Continue reading Colorful Quinoa Salad