Vegan Nachos

Vegan Nachos because everyone loves nachos!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Vegan Sausage 
  • 1/3 of a bag of Corn Chips
  • 1/4 of a cup of Tofu Shredded Cheese
  • Peach or Mango Salsa
  • Spicy Green Salsa

Prepare:

  1. Slice your vegan sausage. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit. 
  3. Combine your corn chips, vegan sausage, and tofu shredded cheese on a oven safe baking pan.
  4. Let cook for 10 - 12 minutes.
  5. Add everything to a bowl and top with both salsas.

BAM!

A delicious vegan snack that is beyond tasty and pretty guilt free! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on April 24, 2018 .

Bright Bean Bowl

A high fiber and super healthy bowl.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 of an Organic Zucchini
  • 1/4 of an Organic Broccoli Stalk
  • 1/4 of an Organic Yellow Onion 
  • 1/4 of an Organic Eggplant 
  • 1/2 a can of Organic Chickpeas
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Powder

Prepare:

  1. Dice all your vegetables.
  2. Heat a wok with olive oil on high heat.
  3. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and all veggies to the wok, and bring down the heat to medium.
  4. Let veggies cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
  5. Add chickpeas, and continue to cook everything for about 5 minutes.
  6. Place everything into a bowl

BAM!

A super healthy vegan bowl that is light and bright! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on February 26, 2018 .

Spicy Avocado Vegan Pasta

Yes, pasta because everyone should be able to enjoy all foods. Just in moderation.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 a box of Perciatelli
  • 1 Vegan Sausage 
  • 1/2 of an Organic Tomato
  • 1/2 a container of Organic Mushrooms
  • 1/2 of an Organic Avocado
  • 1/4 of an Organic Broccoli Stalk
  • 1/4 of an Organic Cauliflower Stalk 
  • 1/4 of an Organic Yellow Onion 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Chili Flakes

Prepare:

  1. Set a pot of water to boil. Add salt to boil the water faster.
  2. When water has boiled add your pasta.
  3. Let cook.
  4. While pasta is cooking, dice all your vegetables. 
  5. Slice your vegan sausage.
  6. Heat a wok with olive oil on high heat.
  7. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, red chili flakes, and all veggies to the wok, and bring down the heat to medium.
  8. Let veggies cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
  9. Add your vegan sausage, and continue to cook everything for about 5 minutes.
  10. Add your pasta to wok, more olive oil, and avocado to wok and let everything cook together for 2-5 minutes.
  11. Place everything into a bowl.
  12. Top with a little more salt and pepper.

BAM!

A delciious vegan treat! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on February 26, 2018 .

Veggie Vegan Wrap

This veggie vegan wrap will make sure even the hungriest eater is full. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Vegan Sausage 
  • 1/2 of an Organic Tomato
  • 1/2 a container of Organic Mushrooms
  • 1/4 of an Organic Broccoli Stalk
  • 1/4 of an Organic Cauliflower Stalk 
  • 1/4 of an Organic Yellow Onion 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Powder

Prepare:

  1. Dice all your vegetables.
  2. Slice your vegan sausage. 
  3. Heat a wok with olive oil on high heat.
  4. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and all veggies to the wok, and bring down the heat to medium.
  5. Let veggies cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
  6. Add your vegan sausage, and continue to cook everything for about 5 minutes.
  7. Place everything into a wrap.

BAM!

A super delicious vegan meal that will satisfy even meat lovers! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on February 26, 2018 .

Barrett's Gazpacho

What do you have laying around? Lets food process!

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Organic Broccoli Stalks
  • I Organic Tomato
  • 1/2 an Organic Yellow Onion 
  • 1/4 an Organic Zucchini 
  • 2 Triscuits or Any Crackers
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Water

Prepare:

  1. Cut everything up so it fits into food processor.
  2. Put literally everything into the food processor.
  3. Turn it on with lid locked.
  4. Add small amounts of water and olive oil.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  6. Turn off food processor.
  7. Top with crackers

BAM!

A super easy and delicious mood. You'll be so glad you tried this!

Vegan Sausage Satisfaction

I'll fill you up!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Organic Potato 
  • 1 Vegan Sausage
  • 1/2 of an Organic Zucchini 
  • 1/2 of an Organic Red Pepper
  • 1/4 of an Organic Yellow Onion 
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Powder

Prepare:

  1. Slice all your vegetables super thin. I used a food processor as it takes like 5 seconds to do all of these veggies.
  2. Slice your vegan sausage with a knife a bit thicker than veggies.
  3. Heat a wok with olive oil on high heat.
  4. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and all veggies to the wok, and bring down the heat to medium.
  5. Let veggies cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
  6. Add your vegan sausage, and continue to cook everything for about 5 minutes.
  7. Place everything into a bowl. Bowls are the new plates as far as I'm concerned. 
  8. Top with salt and pepper.

BAM!

A super delicious vegan meal that will satisfy even meat lovers! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on February 23, 2018 .

The Chopped Explosion Salad

An explosion for your mouth without "cooking."

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 a bag of Organic Spinach
  • 1/2 an Organic Green Apple
  • 1/2 an Organic Cucumber
  • 1/4 a cup of Organic Unsalted Almonds
  • 1/4 of an Organic Red Onion 
  • 5-10 Corn Chips
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Honey
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

Prepare:

  1. Slice and dice all the vegetables. Except the spinach.
  2. Place all your vegetables into a bowl.
  3. Add almonds.
  4. Crunch up corn chips on top.
  5. Drizzle with honey and olive oil.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Toss.

BAM!

It couldn't be any easier! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on February 22, 2018 .

A Wild Rice Scrambler

All your food should be wild and tasty!

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 Organic Free Range Egg
  • 1 cup of Wild Rice 
  • 1/4 of an Organic Cauliflower 
  • 1/2 an Organic Potato
  • 1/2 a package of Organic Brown Mushrooms
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Oregano 
  • Garlic Powder

Prepare:

  1. Place 1 cup of rice into rice cooker or pan with 2 cups of water. Add a teaspoon of salt for more flavor. This will take a little bit of time, so you can prep while you wait for the rice.
  2. Slice and dice all the vegetables.
  3. When rice is almost done, place all your vegetables, into a pan with extra virgin olive oil that has been set on a high heat.
  4. Sauté your veggies with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, and more extra virgin olive oil for about 10-12 minutes, slowly bringing the heat down as you cook.
  5. Cook two eggs in the same pan to your liking. For this recipe I use scramble eggs.
  6. Place everything into a bowl.
  7. Add a little more salt and pepper.

BAM!

A truly delightful meal that takes under 15 minutes to make! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on February 22, 2018 .

Mushroom + Kale Delight

A salad that is filling and dynamic.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Organic Free Range Egg
  • 2 Pieces of Whole Grain Bread
  • 1/2 a package of Organic Kale
  • 1/2 of an Organic Lemon or Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 of an Organic Red Onion 
  • 1/4 a package of Organic Brown Mushrooms
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

Prepare:

  1. Slice and dice all the vegetables. Except the kale.
  2. Place all your vegetables, excluding the kale, into a pan with extra virgin olive oil that has been set on a medium heat.
  3. Sautee your veggies with more extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Toast the whole wheat bread.
  5. Massage your kale with lemon juice.
  6. Add kale to bowl.
  7. Drizzle olive oil on the bread. Add salt for extra flavor. 
  8. Add veggies and toast.
  9. Cook two eggs in the same pan to your liking.
  10. Plate your eggs on top of your salad.

BAM!

A truly delightful meal that takes under 15 minutes to make! Are you a fan? Let me know!

A Nutty Vegan Snack

No "cooking" required!

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Organic Avocado 
  • 2 Pieces of Whole Grain Bread
  • 1/2 of an Organic Tomato
  • 1/4 of an Organic Cucumber 
  • 8 Organic Whole Walnuts
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Powder

Prepare:

  1. Cut your avocado in half.
  2. Place into a bowl and mash with salt and garlic powder.
  3. Spread onto bread.
  4. Slice your cucumber and tomato.
  5. Place on top of avocado spread.
  6. Add walnuts.
  7. Top with salt and pepper.

BAM!

A beyond easy meal or snack that will take you less than 5 minutes to make! Are you a fan? Let me know!

Posted on February 22, 2018 and filed under Fit Food.

Sauteed Veggies + Eggs Over Medium

A vegetarian delight for any time of the day.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Organic Free Range Egg
  • 1 Piece of Whole Grain Bread
  • 1/4 of an Organic Red Pepper
  • 1/4 of an Organic Red Onion 
  • 1/4 of an Organic Zucchini 
  • 1/4 of a package of Organic Mushrooms
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

Prepare:

  1. Dice all your vegetables.
  2. Put all your vegetables into a skillet with extra virgin olive oil that has been set on a medium heat.
  3. Sautee your veggies with more extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Toast your piece of whole wheat bread.
  5. Plate your veggies and toast.
  6. Cook your two eggs in the same skillet to your liking.
  7. Plate your eggs on top of your toast and cut in half.

BAM!

A truly healthy and super quick snack that takes under 10 minutes to make, and tastes delicious. 

Posted on June 6, 2017 .

Cobb Wrap

A classic wrap thats beyond easy to make.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Organic Free Range Egg
  • 1 Wrap
  • 1 Cup of Organic Spinach
  • 1/2 an Organic Tomato
  • 1/2 an Organic Red Pepper
  • 1/2 an Organic Cucumber
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chili Flakes
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

Prepare:

  1. Hard boil your egg. (I usually buy 2 dozen eggs and hard boil 1 dozen right away to have as a quick snack or ingredient in the fridge).
  2. Slice all your vegetables and egg.
  3. Add everything to wrap. 
  4. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil.
  5. Top with red chili flakes, pink Himalayan salt, and ground pepper. 

BAM!

A truly healthy and super quick snack that takes under 5 minutes to make, and tastes delicious. Are you a fan? Let me know what you think!

Posted on May 27, 2017 .

Avo + Egg Not Toast

A quick and healthy snack for any time of day that requires almost no cooking.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Organic Free Range Egg
  • 1 Organic Avocado
  • 2 Pieces of Multigrain Whole Wheat Bread
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chili Flakes
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

Prepare:

  1. Hard boil your egg. (I usually buy 2 dozen eggs and hard boil 1 dozen right away to have as a quick snack or ingredient in the fridge).
  2. Half your avocado.
  3. On each piece of bread lay slices of half of your avocado. 
  4. Half your hard boiled egg.
  5. On each piece of bread lay slices of half or your hard boil egg.
  6. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil.
  7. Top with red chili flakes, pink Himalayan salt, and ground pepper. 

BAM!

And there you have a beyond fast snack that takes under 5 minutes to make, and tastes amazing. 

Posted on May 23, 2017 .

Open-Faced Breakie Sandwich

Multigrain whole wheat bread, plump tomatoes, and tofu sausage topped with two over easy eggs. It's my high protein open-faced breakie sandwich. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Organic Free Range Eggs
  • 2 Pieces of Multigrain Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 Tofu Sausage
  • 1/2 a Tomato
  • Avocado Mayonnaise 
  • Chili Flakes
  • Ground Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt

Prepare:

  1. Slice your tomato.
  2. Cut your tofu sausage into 4 pieces.
  3. Heat your tofu sausage in skillet on stove top till lightly brown.
  4. Toast your 2 pieces of bread.
  5. Spread avocado mayonnaise onto toast.
  6. Add tomato slices to bread.
  7. Add 2 pieces of your tofu sausage to each slice of bread.
  8. On same skillet cook your two eggs to over easy.
  9. Add 1 egg to each slice of bread.
  10. Top with red chili flakes, pink Himalayan salt, and ground pepper. 

BAM!

And there you have a delicious and nutritious breakie sandwich. 

Posted on May 22, 2017 .

4 Quick Tricks To Make Eating Healthy Easier

I constantly hear from clients and friends that eating healthy is just too hard. Excuses like time, money, and know-how plague endless conversations. While these excuses are legitimate, I don’t think they’re worthy of all the weight that people put on them.

Here are 4 easy ways to make eating healthy much easier.

1. The biggest tip that I try to stress when doing anything is convince and ease. When something is easy to do, we’re all way more likely to do it. 

Thus, I highly suggest not necessarily doing meal preps, but at least doing ingredient preps. I’ve found that when I have a bunch of ingredients, and I cut, dice, and prepare them to be easier to cook with, I often end up eating way healthier.

This takes less time then meal preps, and is a great way to grab and cook, rather than just grab and go.

Things like red peppers and cucumbers can be a grab and go snack on their own, or made a little more flavorful with something like humus or balsamic vinegar. Keep spinach or kale on hand in your fridge, and a salad will literally take no time at all if you have already prepared all the other ingredients.

2. Another easy trick to eating healthy is to recycle takeout containers. 

This not only helps with reducing waste, but also helps measure things out easily. Half a quart, which is a small for something like soup from a Chinese restaurant, is the equivalent to 2 cups. A quart, which is a large at most take out places, is the equivalent to 4 cups. Thus if you use half of either of these things, you end up with 1 or 2 cups of ingredients. Easy to measure, easy to cook, easy to eat. 

3. Freezing things like fresh bananas and berries is another way to keep your ingredients healthier and ready to grab. 

Additionally, you’ll be able to buy more of these ingredient, which makes them more readily available to you when it comes time to make yourself something to eat. You’ll also be able to cut out the need for things like ice, when making a protein shake. Sure, it’s not the biggest time or ingredient saver, but how many times is your ice tray empty or nonexistent?

4. Lastly, high protein foods that don’t spoil super quickly are a great way to keep your body healthy, and reduce waste of money and food.

Hard boiled organic eggs are something that can sit for a slightly longer time in your fridge then meat, fish, and veggies. They deliver a huge source of protein, are incredibly easy to make while prepping your other ingredients, and are a guilt-free snack or meal. I also totally recommend tofu sausages. They’re super easy to cook with, taste surprisingly delicious, and can be added to things like pasta, eggs, or rice for a more protein packed healthy meal.

Remember small tiny changes will ultimately lead to big wins, and that’s what this is all about. Healthy living isn’t about dieting and completely cutting things out, it’s about moderation and making it an actual lifestyle, not a quick fix.

You’ve got the tools, now use them. Happy eating everybody!

Posted on December 21, 2016 .

Hardy Tofu Penne Rigate Pasta

Firm tofu, meaty mushrooms and beefy brussel sprouts mixed into a delicious pasta. It's my version of an Italian veggie pasta.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 Package of Firm Organic Tofu
  • 1/2 Package of White Button Mushrooms 
  • 1/2 Package of Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/2 Package of Penne Rigate Pasta
  • 1/4 of a Red Onion
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ground Rosemary
  • Pink Himalayin Salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Prepare:

  1. Boil water.
  2. While waiting for water to boil, wash all veggies in a strainer.
  3. Half all the vegetables.
  4. Dice tofu.
  5. Once water is boiled, place brussel sprouts into pot and blanch for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Using a strainer, remove brussel sprouts from pot and let sit.
  7. Add pasta to boil water, and cook to desired firmness.
  8. Add olive oil to a pan and bring temperature to a high heat.
  9. Add all the vegetables to pan and bring heat slightly down.
  10. Add tofu to pan 3-5 minutes after vegetables.
  11. Let vegetables cook with salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic powder on a simmer for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Add pasta to pan and cook all contents together for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  13. Add all contents into a bowl.

BAM!

And there you have another healthy, nutritious and delicious meal. Are you a fan? Let me know what you think!

Posted on April 25, 2016 .

Barrett's Cobb Salad

Switching it slightly up on the classic cobb salad.

For as long as I can remember I have loved a good cobb salad; however, as I have matured my tastes, and body have changed. Hello, lactose intolerance. UGH!

With that said, I give you a dairy-free, lettuce-free, bacon-free, healthier version of a cobb salad aka Barrett's Salad.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Green Apple
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 2 Hardboiled Eggs
  • 10-15 Dried Cherries
  • 15-20 Almonds
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Ground Pepper

Prepare:

  1. Dice up hardboiled egg, tomato, green apple, and red pepper as small or large as you like.
  2. Dup in cherries and almonds.
  3. Add light drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
  4. Add ground pepper to taste.

And there you have it. Easy, healthy, and tasty. What else could you ask for?

Let me know what you think, and if you add anything different to yours!

  

Posted on August 6, 2015 .

Sesamed Vegetables

A quick, easy and flavorful side or snack. Celery, carrots and peppers are easy staples to keep in your home, and can be prepared in a variety of ways, or simply eaten raw. I love eating these things on their own, but sometimes you want to bump up the flavor, and I've found Pure Sesame Oil is an awesome option to do this.