I used to pride myself on being able to “do it all.” Stay out until 2am on a Friday and still make it to 9am yoga and boozy brunch at noon? No problem, I’ll squeeze it all in. . The older I get, the more I realize that is NOT me. I’m learning that I would much rather get 10 hours of sleep after a long week than drink 10 cocktails. I’d rather have a slow, lazy morning with coffee and a book in lieu of an early workout class just so I can make it to brunch on time. I’m learning that it’s okay to SLOW DOWN while living in a city that makes you feel like you have to “go, go, go” nonstop. . And I’m doing exactly that this morning ☺️ P.S. I’m really loving this book! Started out slow but now I cannot put it down. #easymealswithmb
Spring is (finally) here! 🌸 Which means strawberry season is right around the corner and you can make these Berries & Cream overnight oats soon ☺️🍓 #easymealswithmb. . Berries & Cream Overnight Oats 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, a little bit of honey & a dash of vanilla extract. Mash thinly sliced strawberries & peaches into the oat mixture. Mix to combine & let chill overnight. Top with more strawberries, granola & peanut butter in the morning 🙌🏻
Spent the weekend eating and drinking my way through Boston with my parents ☘️🥂 It was an absolute blast, but my body is craving so. many. nutrients. 😷 SO I made this totally unphotogenic Green Lentil & Potato Stew to give my system a little break from fried food & beer 🙈 #easymealswithmb. . Green Lentil & Potato Stew 👉🏻 Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large stockpot. Add 1 chopped white onion, 1 cup chopped celery, 1 peeled and diced russet potato, 1 peeled and diced sweet potato, & 2 cloves minced garlic. Sauté until everything soften slightly, then season with salt, pepper & 1 tsp. thyme. . Add 2 cups green lentils, 2 tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. cumin. Stir, then add 4 cups vegetable broth & 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes. . Remove from heat and add 1 cup almond milk. Stir in 3 heaping cups of spinach until it’s wilted.. . Top with hot sauce and red pepper flakes for some heat, then ENJOY 🌶🌿
Just had a sad breakfast while working at my desk and really wishing I was snuggled up at home with this cozy bowl of savory oats instead 💆🏼♀️ Don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em! #easymealswithmb #savoryoatmeal. . Cook 1/2 cup oats on the stovetop in 1 cup water or milk. While cooking, add salt, pepper, garlic powder & a pinch of oregano. Once oats are done and fluffy, top with a fried egg, sundried tomatoes, avocado & chives! Also added more pepper and chili flakes 🌶🔥 🥑
I’ve been in a serious lunch rut the last few weeks and I think it’s because I haven’t been eating these Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles every day 🔥 This week has been made infinitely better with these for lunch 😏 Definitely keeping this recipe on repeat (and you should too 🙌🏻) #easymealswithmb. . Cook pasta of choice (I used @traderjoes quinoa and brown rice pasta). Let cool. Thinly slice 2 bell peppers and 3 green onions and spiralize 3 large carrots. Set aside. . Make the Spicy Peanut Sauce 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter + 1/4 cup soy sauce + 1 tbsp. sesame oil + 1 tbsp. rice vinegar + 1 tbsp. ginger powder + sriracha to taste (I used a lot!) . . Once pasta has cooled, combine pasta with veggies and sauce. Toss to combine and add protein of choice (I used @traderjoes sriracha tofu!) Top with peanuts, sesame seeds and more sriracha 🌶💥
It’s cold and it’s supposed to snow tomorrow so you might as well make White Bean Chicken Chili 🤷♀️🔥 Posted a mini tutorial in my stories, but recipe is also below! Stay warm, friends! #bitesonabudget #easymealswithmb. . WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI 👉🏻 Place 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts at the bottom of your crockpot. Add 1 diced white onion + 2 diced jalepenos + 1 jar salsa verde + 1 tbsp. cumin + 1 tbsp. chili powder + a dash of oregano + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper + salt + pepper + 1/2 cup frozen corn + 1 can drained and rinsed white beans. Stir to combine, then cook on HIGH for 6 hours. Remove and shred the chicken then place back in soup. Stir to combine again. Serve with tortilla chips, cilantro & avocado 🥑🌶 And hot sauce, cuz, hot sauce.
This time last year, I was doing Whole30 and focusing more about what I was cutting OUT rather than what I was putting IN. In 2019, I want to focus more on ADDING good things to my life ☺️ Saying YES to things that would normally scare me, whether it’s a tough workout class, an intimidating work project, or simply being more vulnerable. . All this resolution talk focuses so much on cutting “bad” things out. “Bad” foods, alcohol, sugar, that extra Christmas cookie “fluff.” Instead, what about if we focused on adding the GOOD? Cheers to good vibes and happiness in 2019. Lord knows we could all use a little more of that ❤️. . This January, I’m adding in more plants, like this loaded salad with arugula + roasted sweet potatoes + roasted onions + avocado + crispy curried chickpeas + carrots + sunflower seeds and a garlic lemon tahini dressing 😋🍋🥑🥗 #easymealswithmb
Loaded turkey sandwich for lunch this Christmas Eve day 🥪🙌🏻 Hanging around the house with the fam watching movies and cooking and eating our way to tomorrow! Have a festive day everyone #easymealswithmb. . Turkey sandwich on sourdough with avocado, red onions, pickles & mustard 🥑🥒🍞
Quick sweet and savory breakfast before heading out the door to go HOME for the holidays! 😍 . . Rice cake topped with avocado + pepper + chili flakes + everything but the bagel seasoning and a banana with peanut butter and cinnamon 🍌🥑. . Stay safe if you’re traveling today...the weather outside is truly frightful 🌨 #easymealswithmb
Only THREE more days until I’m back in my home kitchen with my mama baking allllll the goodies 😍 👩🏼🍳 I haven’t been home for more than 48 hours since last Christmas, so to say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement 🙌🏻 And you better believe this pumpkin banana bread is happening because pumpkin is good any time of year! What are you most excited to bake over the holidays? #easymealswithmb. . PUMPKIN BANANA BREAD 👉🏻 Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine DRY ingredients: 2 cups oat flour + 1 tsp. baking soda + 1 tsp. baking powder + 1 tsp. salt + 1 tsp. each cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice. . In another bowl, mix together WET ingredients: 2 mashed, overripe bananas + 1/2 cup pure pumpkin + 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar + 1/3 cup almond milk + 2 tsp. vanilla extract. . Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Pour into loaf pan, top with walnuts and bake for 40 minutes. . Perfect for a quick breakfast to fuel all that last minute holiday shopping 🙈 Best enjoyed with copious amounts of peanut butter!
Looking for a dip to bring to your holiday party this weekend? I’ve got yoooou! 🙌🏻 This Spicy Chipotle Hummus is SO creamy and full of flavor and packs a serious kick! 🌶🔥 I’ve started saying goodbye to grocery store hummus and making my own, and it is SUCH a game changer. Recipe below! #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget #wolfgourmet. . SPICY CHIPOTLE HUMMUS 👉🏻 In a blender (I used my @wolfgourmet one!) combine 1 can chickpeas (drained and peeled - do not skip this step!) + 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce + 2 tsp. adobe sauce + 1 clove garlic + 2 tbsp. tahini + 3 tbsp. olive oil + 2 tbsp. water + 1/2 tsp. salt + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper + 1 tsp. chili powder + 1 tsp. paprika. Blend until smooth!! Top with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. Can serve with crackers, veggies, or pita! #hummus
You know when you’ve got your mind SET on a craving and absolutely nothing else will satisfy? That’s how I’ve been with homemade muffins the past few weeks 🤤 So, I took action and made homemade Gingerbread Raisin Muffins yesterday 🙌🏻 Like little nuggets of Christmas breakfast cheer, these healthy muffins are a great way to start the day (preferably warmed up and lathered in peanut butter!) 🤶🏻🎄 #easymealswithmb. . Preheat oven to 350°. Spray the inside of a muffin tin. . Mix together the dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour + 1 tsp. baking soda + 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. ground cloves + 3/4 tsp. nutmeg + 3/4 tsp. ground ginger + 1/4 tsp. salt + a few HEALTHY handfuls of raisins. . In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients: 3 tbsp. melted coconut oil + 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1/4 cup molasses + 1 egg + 1 tsp. vanilla + 1/3 cup 100% pumpkin + 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk!). . Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Pour batter into muffin tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes. ENJOY!
I actually LOVE the hustle and bustle of the holiday season 🤶🏻 I look forward to all of the parties, cocktails, and cookies alllll year long 🥰🎄 But I’m also a creature of habit and love being in a routine. So how do I find that balance during the holidays? Being PREPARED! . . Prepping healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks makes me feel a heck of a lot better about all the extra indulging during the holidays. Grain bowls for lunch, egg nog & cookies for dinner 😎💁♀️ It’s not about restriction y’all. It’s about balance, and I’m all about getting in more nutrients wherever possible! #easymealswithmb #healthyish . . Prepped this Crispy Chickpea Farro Bowl for lunches this week 👉🏻 Mixed greens + farro + tomatoes + cucumber + scallions + crispy chickpeas + sunflower seeds 😋 Will toss in a lemon tahini dressing and add avocado before eating!
Doing an Unfiltered Day in the Life today! Inspired by my girl @freckledfoodie, this day is designed to show you that life behind the ‘gram is not always glamorous! Like this random AF plate of @bit alfarms eggs + @hilaryseatwell veggie sausage from my freezer + the last of my @kitehillfoods cream cheese 💁♀️ It ain’t always pretty, but this is reality! Sometimes it’s tiring to see such curated images on here, so this day is designed to keep things REAL with y’all. #nofilter #easymealswithmb
GREEN CHICKPEA CURRY for the #badlightinggoodfood win this cozy Sunday night 🙌🏻 🔥This flavor combination is so mouthwatering and it’s the perfect way to get in your veggies! I prepped a big batch to get me through what’s sure to be a busy post-holiday week 🤦♀️ #easymealswithmb. . Green Chickpea Curry 👉🏻 Cook grain of choice and set aside (I’m obsessed with farro lately, so I’m rolling with that!) . . In a large saucepan, heat 1 tbsp. coconut oil. Add 3 large chopped carrots + 3 cloves minced garlic + 1 tbsp. freshly minced ginger + 1/2 diced white onion + 3 tbsp. chopped basil. Sauté until onion is soft. . Add 3 tbsp. green curry paste + 1 tbsp. turmeric + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Add 1 can coconut milk + 1 can drained and rinsed chickpeas + 1 thinly sliced bell pepper + 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Add frozen broccoli + frozen peas and let simmer for 20 minutes. . Serve over grains and top with cilantro and hot sauce! (Highly recommend @fixhotsauce lemongrass sriracha with this combo 😍)
HUGE bowl of smoothie sludge in an attempt to reintroduce nutrients to my body after 3 FUN days in the city with my fam 🥂 It was a wonderful Thanksgiving indeed and my heart (and tummy) are very, very full ❤️ #easymealswithmb. . In my bowl 👉🏻 1/2 frozen banana + frozen blueberries + frozen raspberries + LOTS of spinach + flaxseed + coconut milk. Topped with almond butter and @micheles_granola 😍🍌
Cornbread croutons, anybody? Yeah, yeah I know 🤤 ‘Tis the season am I right? Having this combo for lunches this week and it is SO satisfying! 🥗 Base of romaine topped with tomatoes + crispy roasted chickpeas + red onion + avocado + smoky mushroom “bacon” + CORNBREAD CROUTONS + a homemade vegan Caesar dressing 🔥 #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget. . For the chickpeas 👉🏻 Rinse and dry one can of chickpeas. Toss in coconut oil + 1 tsp. garlic powder + 1 tsp. chili powder + salt + pepper. Roast at 350° for 30 minutes until crispy. . For the mushroom “bacon” 👉🏻 Toss a container of mushrooms in 1 tbsp. olive oil + salt + pepper + LOTS of paprika + dried thyme. Roast at 350° for 45 minutes until crispy. . For the cornbread croutons 👉🏻 Chop day old cornbread into cubes. Toss in olive oil. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes until golden. . For the dressing 👉🏻 Combine 1/3 cup tahini + 2 cloves garlic + 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard + 1 tbsp. lemon juice + 1 tsp. garlic powder + salt + pepper + water to thin.
This Spicy Mac ‘n “Cheeez” is the perfect balance between the comfort dish we know and love while packing in a hearty serving of vegetables too! 🧀🐰 Seriously, I’m here to tell you that this dairy-free mac ‘n “cheese” is SO cheese-like, creamy and absolutely delicious. Don’t knock it till you try it! #dairyfree #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget. . Spicy Mac ‘n “Cheez” 👉🏻 Cook a box of pasta and set aside. Soak 2/3 cup of cashews in warm water and set aside. Chop 1 yellow onion and sauté in avocado oil until soft. Peel and grate one russet potato. Once the onions are translucent, add grated potato + 4 cloves minced garlic + 1 tsp. garlic powder + 1 tsp. onion powder + 1 tsp. mustard powder + 1 tsp. sea salt + 1 tsp. pepper + 1 TBSP. chili powder + a hefty dash of @cholulahotsauce 🔥 Stir to combine. Add cashews and 1 cup water and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Pour mixture into a high-powered @wolfgourmet blender, and add 1/4 cup nutritional yeast + 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar + salt + more hot sauce to taste. Pour the sauce over @eatbanza pasta with some red pepper flakes (I added broccoli and peas, too!) ENJOY, no Lactaid necessary 😎
Post @flywheelsports brunch with all the seasonal flavors 🍂 Made an autumn hash with brussels sprouts, butternut squash & red onion topped with @yellowbirdsauce sriracha 🔥 Sautéed all the veggies in some avocado oil with a side of @vitalfarms scrambled eggs with salt, pepper, dill & red pepper flakes! . Laying low this Saturday for the first time in MONTHS. I’ve been moving at warp speed the past few months and honestly feel like I haven’t had a single moment for MB time, so today I’m doing just that 💆🏼♀️ Happy Saturday y’all! 😘 #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget
Working from home means lunch out of a REAL bowl 🙌🏻 I know this probably doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I’m one of those people who always eats lunch out of Tupperware while working at my desk 🙈 Taking time to MINDFULLY enjoy my lunch is definitely something to work on in 2019. Who’s with me? #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget . . A bed of romaine topped with roasted brussels sprouts + diced red onion + avocado + cherry tomatoes + a @drpraegers veggie burger + roasted spaghetti squash seeds 😋 All tossed in @primalkitchenfoods ranch before digging in! 🥗🥑
Refueled with some Pumpkin Overnight Oats after @barrysbootcamp this morning! 🎃 🏋️♀️ #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget. . Combine 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/4 cup pumpkin + 1 tbsp. chia seeds + 1 tsp. vanilla extract + a dash of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir to combine and chill overnight. I topped mine with peanut butter and walnuts this morning! 😍
Are you heading into (another) very busy week with minimal time to make fancy meals? Yeah, same 🤷♀️ But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste or flavor! Got back from work happy hour and whipped up this Cauliflower Fried Rice in a flash using super simple ingredients I had on hand in my freezer and pantry! 😏 #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget. . Cauliflower Fried Rice 👉🏻 Scramble 2 @vitalfarms eggs and set aside. In a clean pan, sauté cauliflower rice + kale + sweet potatoes + peas (alllll from my freezer!) Once soft, add 1 clove chopped garlic + 1 chopped shallot + 3 chopped scallions + mushrooms. Add in 4 tbsp. soy sauce + sriracha + ginger + red pepper flakes. Stir until soft, then add 1 tsp. sesame oil + 1 tsp. fish sauce. Stir eggs back in and you’re done! Garnish with chopped scallions + peanuts + sesame seeds (and more sriracha) before diving in 😍
Proof that meals do not have to be pretty to be delicious!!! This ugly duckling meal took ~5 minutes to make and ended up being one of the best “recipes” I’ve ever created 🤓 . . I had a roasted sweet potato already prepped, then I stuffed sautéed Brussels + onions + mushrooms + arugula into the potato and topped with a maple tahini dressing, walnuts, and raisins. So random and looks like straight MUSH, but it was so cozy, inexpensive, and satisfying 💁♀️ #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget . . Maple Tahini Dressing 👉🏻 1 tbsp. tahini + 1 tsp. Maple syrup + 1 tbsp. lemon juice + 1 tsp. minced garlic + salt + pepper + water to thin!
Replaced costumes and trick-or-treating with homemade curry and wine this Halloween 🍷🔥 My girlfriends and I made @ambitiouskitchen Pumpkin Chickpea Curry for the most delicious, coziest night in 🤗 (complete with wine and Reese’s cups of course!) Now that’s my kind of Halloween party 👵🏻 #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget
Tomorrow is Halloween! Which means I’ll be quickly making the jump to all things peppermint & gingerbread on Thursday (yes, I’m one of those “sings carols before Thanksgiving” kind of girls 🤶🏻) SO, giving fall my all the next few days with this PUMPKIN BLONDIE SKILLET 🎃🍫 This bad boy is inspired by @erinliveswhole Pumpkin Blondies made with CHICKPEAS. Yes, this entire skillet is gluten-free and refined sugar-free but is FULL of all the delicious fall flavors! #pumpkin #easymealswithmb. . PUMPKIN BLONDIE SKILLET 👉🏻 Preheat oven to 350°F. In a blender, mix 1/2 cup pumpkin + 1/4 cup almond butter + 1 can of chickpeas + 1/4 cup maple syrup + a dash of vanilla extract. Stir to make sure ingredients are evenly mixed. Add 1/4 cup oat flour + 1/4 tsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice + punch of sea salt. Blend together, then stir in chocolate chips. Spray a skillet or round casserole dish with coconut oil spray. Evenly distribute batter then top with more chocolate chips! Bake for 22 minutes. Let cool and cut into slices before serving 😋
I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been nothing short of COMPLETELY MIA on Instagram the past few weeks. While I apologize for the lack of content on here, I do not have any regrets from spending this past month LIVING, traveling, drinking, and eating soooooo much food 🤩 But DANG, it feels good to be back in the kitchen. And dang, am I excited for a homemade (read: NOT sweetgreen or chop’t) salad for lunches this week 🤷♀️ Soooo Spicy Vegan Shawarma Salads are on deck 🔥🥗 #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget. . A bed of greens with roasted carrots + roasted red bell pepper + kalamata olives + cherry tomatoes + diced red onion + parsley + CRISPY SHAWARMA CHICKPEAS tossed in a creamy hummus dressing 😋. . For the chickpeas 👉🏻 Preheat oven to 400°. Toss a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas in 1 tbsp. olive oil + 1 tbsp. cumin + 1 tbsp. chili powder + 1 tsp. ginger + 1 tsp. coriander + 1 tsp. cinnamon + a dash of salad and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes until crispy. . For the Creamy Hummus Dressing 👉🏻 Combine 1/2 cup hummus + 1 tbsp. olive oil + 1 tbsp. dried dill + 3 tbsp. minced garlic + 2 tbsp. lemon juice + salt + pepper + water to thin.
Who says eggs are only for breakfast? 💁♀️ Made this super simple Weeknight Shakshuka last night with the remnants of my fridge, and it was so cozy and comforting! Will definitely be on repeat during the upcoming colder months ❄️ #easymealswithmb #bitesonabudget. . Weeknight Shakshuka 👉🏻 Sauté veggies of choice in 1 tbsp. of olive oil and garlic. I did kale and zucchini noodles, but would also be great with bell peppers! Add 1 can @muttipomodorousa tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Add 1 tsp. cumin + 1 tsp. coriander + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper + salt + pepper. Stir and let simmer for 7-10 minutes, until tomato sauce has thickened. Bring to low heat. Using the back of a spoon, make four little holes. Crack an egg into each hole. Cove lr and keep on low heat for 7-10 minutes. Top with parsley and olives before serving with crusty bread 🥖 🍳🔥
Naturally, it's almost Halloween so I'm already celebrating Christmas with my favorite @healthade flavor! #partner Seriously though I am LOVING this cooler weather and am ready for the holiday season 💁♀️☃️ However last year, the holidays were not so nice to my stomach...(cough, cough WAY TOO MUCH CHEESE, cough 🙃) . . This year, I'm making a cognizant effort to #followyourgut and take better care of my body (while still enjoying all the yummy foods 🙌🏻) That means lot of probiotics like @healthade kombucha to keep my gut happy! . Who else is ready for the holidays?! Get your gut ready for the holidays at health-ade.com #HappyAde #easymealswithmb 🤗🥂
Post @physique57 LOADED dairy-free yogurt bowl 😍 Eaten out of Tupperware at my desk because that’s how 90% of my meals actually look 🤷♀️ Last full day at work before I’m headed to Disney World tomorrow 🎊👑✨ (Yes, it’s my 28th time no judging here 🙃) Have a great Wednesday y’all! #easymealswithmb #yogurtbowl. . 1 container @kitehillfoods Greek style almond yogurt + @purely_elizabeth Maple Almond butter granola + raspberries + banana + cacao nibs + peanut butter ❤️
Obsessed with how cute my lunches are this week! #ad I've got homemade Roasted Jalapeno Hummus with @quinnsnacks pretzels for dipping + a lil' greek salad with homemade Spicy Dill Tuna Burgers! Anyone else addicted to pretzels?! I love these because they're gluten-free and I don't feel like I'm munching on air...PLUS they're available nationwide at @wholefoods! #quinnsnacks #wholefoods #easymealswithmb. . SPICY DILL TUNA BURGERS 👉🏻 Mix together 2 cans tuna + 1 egg + 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs + 1 tbsp. olive oil + 1 tbsp. chopped parsley + 1 tbsp. chopped dill + 1 tbsp. hot sauce + 1 tsp. cayenne pepper + salt + pepper. Form three palm-sized parties. In a skillet over high heat, warm 1 tbsp. olive oil. Place patties into the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes each side! I’m serving mine atop a Greek salad with hummus and pretzels 😋