recipes

HEALTH HACK | THANKFUL FOR DESSERT

You may be watching your carb and calorie intake this holiday season, but that does not mean you have to skip out on dessert...ESPECIALLY Thanksgiving dessert (possibly one of the best parts of the night). Indulge in lighter versions of dessert that are lower in calories but not low on flavor. Yes, that's right--delicious and healthier options exist in copious amounts. Here are 5 recipes to try out this Thanksgiving that would give anyone an extra reason to be thankful:

1. Apple Coconut Crumble Pie. See recipe here.

2. Caramel Apples. See recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake. See recipe here.

4. Pumpkin Donuts with Pecan Frosting. See recipe here.

5. Pumpkin Pie Parfait with Coconut Whipped Cream. See recipe here.

HEALTH HACK | BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

What's the best way to jump-start your day? Eating a mindful breakfast! Breakfast truly is the most important meal--it starts your metabolism, energizes your body and primes you for the rest of your day. To make sure you are equipped for an energizing and healthy day worthy of a champion, check out these 5 nutritious recipes that will allow breakfast to live up to its full potential:

1.  Skinny Fried Egg and Avocado Toast.  See recipe  here .

1. Skinny Fried Egg and Avocado Toast. See recipe here.

2.  Breakfast Egg Muffins . See recipe  here .

2. Breakfast Egg Muffins. See recipe here.

3.  Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie . See recipe  here .

3. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie. See recipe here.

4.  Candied Orange Peel Granola.  See recipe  here .

4. Candied Orange Peel Granola. See recipe here.

5.  Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups . See recipe  here .

5. Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups. See recipe here.

HEALTH HACK | GREEN SMOOTHIES

If you are not a fan of eating vegetables, then making sure you are satisfying the daily dose of veggies may be a constant struggle. A great solution to this is blending them all up into a tasty, nutritious concoction! But just because a recipe is labeled "smoothie" or "green" does not make it healthy. We've done the dirty work for you and sifted through heaps of recipes to find 5 nutritious and delicious green smoothies for you to try! 

1.  Broccolicious . See recipe  here .

1. Broccolicious. See recipe here.

2.  Energy Boosting Morning Green Smoothie . See recipe  here .

2. Energy Boosting Morning Green Smoothie. See recipe here.

3.  Green Goddess Smoothie . See recipe  here .

3. Green Goddess Smoothie. See recipe here.

4.  The Best Green Smoothie Ever.  See recipe  here .

4. The Best Green Smoothie Ever. See recipe here.

5.  The Green Thing Smoothie . See recipe  here .

5. The Green Thing Smoothie. See recipe here.

HEALTH HACK | JULY 4 DESSERTS

Happy (almost) Independence Day! Many things come to mind when you think about July 4th: fireworks, barbecues, pool parties, red-white-and-blue, patriotism, and most importantly...dessert! Allow me to contribute to your celebrations with these 5 healthy, July 4th-themed desserts to try out this holiday: 

1.  Fresh berries with maple cream . See recipe  here .

1. Fresh berries with maple cream. See recipe here.

2. Paleo  Caveman Chocolate Cupcakes . See recipe  here .

2. Paleo Caveman Chocolate Cupcakes. See recipe here.

3.  Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream Pie . See recipe  here .

3. Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream Pie. See recipe here.

4.  Red, White, and Blueberry Vegan Cheesecake . See recipe  here .

4. Red, White, and Blueberry Vegan Cheesecake. See recipe here.

5.  Fruit and Yogurt Parfait . See recipe  here .

5. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. See recipe here.