Granola Bites

2 cups of crushed cinnamon chex cereal
2 cups instant oats
2 handfuls of trail mix (chopped up)*
1 cup of vanilla soy milk
5 chopped apricots
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cashew butter
coconut sugar (save for end)

-Preheat oven to 350F. Mix ingredients in bowl. Spray 9x9 inch pan with cooking spray or use cupcake liners to make mini cupcake portioned out bites like I did. Press down bar mix in pan and sprinkle coconut sugar.  Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on your oven.

* you can use any mix of nuts, I just used a trail mix from whole foods

Creamy Broccoli Soup

2 sweet onions, diced
5 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
2 Tb oil
1 Tb dried thyme
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 bag frozen broccoli ( you can use fresh too, maybe about 3 heads)
32oz low-sodium chicken broth (you can use veggie broth)
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup milk (I use skim)

Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add onions and celery and cook until onions start to become tender, about 5 minues. Sitr in garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Mix in spices, salt and pepper and cook another minute. Add broccoli and broth and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low, cover and simmer about 15-20 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Turn off heat. If you have a hand blender, use this to blend broccoli until soup is smooth and creamy. Alternately, you can blenderize soup in batches in a blender. Add pureed soup back to the soup pot, turn heat on low. Stir in milk and parmesan and enjoy!

Protein Pancakes
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup 1% cottage cheese
1/3 cup egg whites or 2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients in bowl using immersion blender, mixer, or food processor. Batter should come out looking lumpy and thick. Heat skillet and make 2 pancakes. Top with banana and agave nectar, honey and peanut butter, or whatever you'd like!

German Apple Pancakes

1 Tb butter
3 large eggs
3/4 cup skim milk
3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tb butter
3 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground allspice
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare the pancake- melt 1 Tb butter in a pie dish or ovenproof skillet (I just put the butter in the pie dish and stuck it in the oven while I prepare the batter). Whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, salt and cinnamon- pour over the melted butter in the pie dish. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 10 minutes more.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Melt the 2Tb butter in a large skillet. Add the apples and saute in the butter until tender, about 5-8 minutes. Add the brown sugar and spices and stir to combine. Turn heat down to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until pancake is done baking.
Remove the pancake from the oven and slide out onto a large plate. Pile the apple filling on top. Dust with sifted powdered surgar and a dallop of vanilla yogurt (I use greek for extra protein). Enjoy!

Basil Chicken Pizza:
1 Whole wheat dough (store bought)
    The Base
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Powdered Garlic
2 Tbsp basil puree
2 Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges
   The Toppings
2 cups low fat mozzarella cheese
5 chopped sundried tomatoes
1 Organic red bell pepper sliced
1 large basil chicken breast (or any chicken)

-Preheat the oven to 450F. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and dust the pizza stone with flour. Transer dough to stone and build your pizza on the stone (it's a lot easier to transer the dough without toppings on it!). Spread base on dough. Then add cheese. Place toppings evenly around pizza and bake for about 25 minutes!


  1. Yum! Can't wait to try some of your recipes...especially the protein pancakes. Is that a tile you're using for the basil chicken pizza?

    1. It is! I think pizza stones are the best way to evenly cook a pizza.