Tag Archives: Cooking

Eating Healthy On-the-Go: How to Make Meals for the Week in Under An Hour

If the thought of sitting down to write out complicated meals that require following intricate recipes and spending hours at a time in the kitchen, all to “prep” your meals for the week makes you want to strangle a head of broccoli, then you’ve come to the right place. Because that is not what this post is about.

This post is about spending just one hour or less of your free time in the kitchen, prepping a few healthy meals for the week ahead. Of course, cutting down on time means cooking in bulk and therefore eating some of the same meals twice in one week, something I’m totally OK with. So if  you’re ok with that too, then awesome! Let me teach you my ways. Read More

Spinach and Sweet Potato Mash-up

Like many of my “recipes,” this dish happened totally on accident. In fact, it was a potentially dangerous cooking accident that will give you some candid insight into my true “skill” in the kitchen.

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4 Easy Coconut Oil Recipes + Win a 32 oz. Jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil [Closed]

If you don’t have a jar of coconut oil somewhere in your kitchen, then let me just tell you, there is something seriously wrong with your kitchen. Don’t feel bad. I used to be one of the unlucky ones. One of the outsiders who didn’t know that coconut oil is not only a great replacement for butter and other oils in so many recipes, but also, how divinely delectable it tastes. Read More

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Cranberry Muffins


On Thanksgiving, I baked up a batch of The Lean Green Bean’s “Cranberry Sweet Potato Cottage Cheese Muffins” for my family. I didn’t tell anybody what was in them. I just put them on the table and let nature take its course.

The result? Even my grandma, the Queen of Only Eating Highly Sweetened Desserts, ate one and liked it. You don’t know my grandma as well as I do, but I’m telling you right now, the fact that this woman ate one of these and liked it is almost equivalent to the world coming to a crashing end. Read More

3 Healthy “Junk Food” Recipes

healthy junk food recipes

Pizza and doughnuts and Pop Tarts oh my!

What, you thought I didn’t eat junk food? Ha! Yeah right.

These are three of my favorite foods. And yeah, sometimes you just need to indulge in the real thing, but for all the other times, you can make your own healthier versions at home. Read More

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