Blueberry Muffins

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The weather in New York City has been so out of whack these days. Two days ago I was walking around in my favorite ripped jeans and a white t-shirt and today its pouring rain and I was freezing walking down the block in my winter jacket. Thank god I don’t have many places to be today because it is definitely one of those I just want to sit in my apartment in sweatpants catching up on my favorite blogs and TV shows. On that note, I decided to bake some clean blueberry muffins to snack on, on this lazy day. These muffins are made with almond flour and sweetened with dates and ripened bananas for some extra protein and flavor. Eat one plain or smear it with homemade almond butter or some jam and you’ll have the perfect comfort food without the guilt or fat.

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Homemade Almond Butter

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One of my favorite memories from childhood is sitting in the school cafeteria and unfolding the shiny foil of my lunch to find a crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a handprint embedded in the Wonder Bread. Knowing how deeply I loved my sandwich extra thin, my grandma, who made my lunch, would press down as hard as she could on the bread to flatten it, leaving a surprise engraving for me every day. It was the perfect symbol of her love. Although the peanut butter and jelly from the jar on white bread has morphed into healthful homemade natural almond butter spread on something a bit more nutritious- the feeling of enjoying a nut butter sandwich has reminded me to appreciate the simple things in life and remember the special love my grandma had for me.

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Apple Walnut Cake

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Invite some friends over for this one because nothing can compare to the warm, comforting and amazing aroma that takes over your kitchen when an apple cake is being formed in the oven- they will instantly be impressed (and hungry). The following apple cake recipe is simple yet delicious and is filled with protein, omega-3’s & nutrients to make your mind and your belly healthy & happy.

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Easiest Ever Breakfast Cookies

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My goal for my blog is to make the gluten free healthy lifestyle easily attainable. I want to share my recipes and tips with you all so that you will not only be physically fit and happy with yourself but internally and emotionally as well. I truly believe (and I can back this from experience) that a healthy lifestyle makes you feel all around happier and more energized. This idea applies to almost everything in life- if you put in a great effort you will get great results and same goes for your body. If you nourish your body with healthy, nutritious and whole foods you will attain the ultimate result- good health and happiness.

On that note, I would like to share with you a recipe for a quick, easy, high fiber, high protein & dairy free breakfast cookie that is great for on the go or even just a simple snack. The ingredients are really just your typical morning oatmeal baked up into a yummy cookie so; go ahead and even eat the entire batch!

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Overnight Oats

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Overnight Oats is simply “no-cook” oatmeal and with its make ahead convenience it is perfect for a protein, fiber and nutrient filled breakfast that will keep you full and focused until lunch. It also is low in fat & sugar, which makes it a perfect replacement for those calorie, fat and sugar packed granola bars or coffee shop pastries. This recipe also includes Chia Seeds, which are an unbelievable super food. Per ounce, these bad boys contain 11 grams of fiber, more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and flax seeds, contain more protein than a serving of quinoa and are loaded with calcium and vital anti-oxidants.

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