Healthy Traveler’s Tips: Tip One

Take advantage of healthy options offered around you (sometimes they’re even free!) If you’re staying at a hotel, look for healthy snacks and drinks that are provided. Fresh Fruit  Bananas and apples are often complementary during a hotel stay. Usually these are found in the hotel lobby or gym. It’s (literally) easy to grab and…

Honey Sweetened Skillet Pineapple

I’m starting to miss my own home cooking out here on the road! These pineapples in particular are an amazing fusion of sweet and spiced. Sliced, warmed, and flavored with cinnamon and honey, this skillet pineapple is great at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Honey Sweetened Skillet Pineapple 1 tablespoon coconut oil ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1…

Lime Angel Food Poke Cake

Lime is my favorite summer flavor! This tart taste adds a refreshing, light spin to foods and drinks. You have to try this poke cake. Less than five ingredients makes it easy and the Greek yogurt and fresh citrus compliment the Angel Food Cake in a way that frosting can’t. And it’s healthier and lighter…

Honey Lemon Green Tea

No matter your job, where you work, or how active you are, at some point during the day you think to yourself, “I’m a little tired,” or you simply hit a slump. Then what? I like to have a quick walk or get up and do something else for a bit. Hopefully you choose a…

Banana Oat “Bread”

If I had a banana tree it would save me so many trips to the store! Plain, dressed up in a protein shake, or as the main event in banana bread, I just can’t get enough of this fruit. So this recipe isn’t overnight oats, banana bars, or even banana bread but at the same…

Cinnamon Applesauce

Growing up, we had an apple tree and a pear tree. We also had a vegetable garden that I could only ever dream of (so far:) My mom made almost everything from scratch and her pear sauce is the best. Sweet and lightly spiced, it’s always one of my favorites. I love a homemade applesauce…

Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars

As a current southern FL resident, I find myself wanting light tart desserts more and more. The summer heat calls for cool, crisp citrus flavors and this dessert is it! Lemon is such a “bright” flavor to me! It’s unique taste awakens your senses and refreshes your whole mouth. The crust is mainly oatmeal and…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

This is one of my favorites. Peanut butter and chocolate make for a tasty shake and a little added oatmeal helps fill you too. Enjoy! Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake 3/4 cup skim milk (water or nut milks work too) 1 banana 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1 tablespoon cocoa 1 tablespoon chia seeds 3…

Cherry Lime Protein Shake

This is too good to be so healthy. My cherry lime protein shake is easy, delicious and full of healthy stuff too. These are two of my favorite flavors and this is one of my favorite shakes. Enjoy! Cherry Lime Protein Shake 1 banana 2/3 cup skim milk (water/ coconut water/ any other milk you…

4 Ingredient Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving dinner is this time next week, can you even believe it? Turkey, delicious sides and sweets are the stuff of this feast and I love it. These cranberries have only 4 ingredients, really letting the cranberry flavor shine through with just a hint of orange. Cook them up quickly and easily for a holiday…

Sweet Potato Coconut Pancakes with Roasted Walnut Maple Syrup

Let’s have sweet potato casserole for breakfast, but healthy and more tasty! Not only are these pancakes gluten free and paleo, they are warm, sweet and delicious too. For breakfast or brunch, they will fill you up for a taste of  Thanksgiving goodness without the “too full” feel. Sweet Potato Coconut Pancakes 2 large sweet…

Enjoy A Collection Of My Recipes By Checking Out My New Book

It’s true, I wrote a book! My love of cooking and writing morphed into my first book, Everything’s Better with Cayenne Pepper. Watching my parents cook when I was little led to helping in the kitchen and as soon as I could, I was in there by myself. Even through college, I had a healthy…