A High Protein Ride

Last month I was invited to a fun Earth Ride, hosted by ProYo and Flywheel Sports to benefit the Charles River Watershed Association. ProYo is a high protein frozen yogurt created by Nathan Carey. He was inspired to make ProYo after a severe weight lifting injury that required months of rehabilitation. During his stay he observed…

Super Moist Vegan Brownies

It’s been a while since I’ve baked something sweet because I’m always focused on finding weekday meal recipes. Lately though I’ve been craving chocolate, stealing my son’s M&Ms, chocolate chip cookies, etc. So I was curious to try a decadent looking avocado-based brownie by Gimme Some Oven. I always have at least 4 avocados in…

Best Fruit Pizza Ever

I love simple ideas that make me wonder “why didn’t I think of this before?” such as this fruit pizza. I used a whole wheat pita to provide a sturdy base. You not only get antioxidant-rich fruits but equally potent cinnamon, nuts and peanut butter for extra nutrients and lasting satisfaction. The base is Greek yogurt…

Quick and Easy Granola Bars

If I can take any kind of shortcut with cooking, I will find it! So when I say these bars are quick and easy, you can trust they are. This recipe has four ingredients and needs only a saucepan and baking dish. Goes into the oven for about 20 minutes. I eat a packaged granola…

Why I Love Bliss Balls

If you’re an Instagrammer and search the hashtags #healthysnack or #energysnack, you may be surprised to see photos of little dough-like balls instead of the expected fresh fruit or protein bars. They have various names—bliss balls, energy bites, energy balls. I find them to be truly blissful for two reasons: 1. They’re easy to make, quick…

Soft Pretzels

Who doesn’t love big soft pretzels? I tasted my first one in New York City from a streetside pretzel vendor: super velvety soft on the inside, chewy on the outside with sparks of saltiness from those big crystals. I haven’t been able to find anything like them here. Auntie Anne’s mall pretzels are too greasy,…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

In recent years, I haven’t been much of a cookie person. I buy them for my son to take to school but otherwise they wouldn’t make my shopping list. However this fall season I’ve found myself stealing a few from my son’s stash to eat with afternoon tea. We have the packaged soft chocolate chip…

Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”

You’ve heard of it by now, “nice cream” or “nana ice cream.” It’s a dairy-free cold treat made with frozen bananas! Quick and easy to whip up with automatic portion control because the recipe makes just one serving. Ingredients 1 frozen banana* 1/4 to 1/2 cup plain soy milk (just to thin out a bit)…