Sweet Potato Nachos

These sweet potato nachos are perfect as an appetizer or main meal. It is vegetarian and uses lentils instead of beef. The air fried sweet potatoes are perfectly crunchy and the perfect tenderness to hold the delicious toppings and cheese. Additionally this meal is veggies packed and deliciously cheesy. This recipe makes enough for 1 main meal or for 2 to share!

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup lentils
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • small handful cherry tomatoes
  • small handful spinach
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • salsa (how every much you desire)
  • 1/3 cup cheese

Directions

  • cut the sweet potato into small circles
  • place in the air fryer for about 12 minutes (if you don’t have an air fryer they can be baked in the oven in a bit of olive oil for 35 minutes)
  • chop the vegetables then sauté in a pan on the oven in olive oil and taco seasoning
  • after almost cooked through add the lentils into the vegetable pan
  • place the sweet potato rounds on a plate then top with the vegetable, lentil mix
  • top with cheese and salsa

Pesto Oats

Oats, both savory and sweet, are such a great breakfast because they cook very fast and are so versatile. If you love pesto pasta then dish is for you. Pesto oats combine Italian flavors through mixing pesto with oats and topping it off with parmesan cheese. This dish is warm and comforting, perfect for a winter morning. Additionally, this meal is veggie packed! This recipe makes 1 serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 1/2 cup of milk of choice (I used unsweetened oat milk)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • green and yellow zucchini
  • 2 tbsp diced onion
  • a handful of spinach
  • minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese

Directions

  • combine oats, pesto and milk in a pot on the stove and cook until liquid is absorbed
  • heat olive oil in a pan
  • dice the onion and zucchini then add all the vegetables into the pan with heated olive oil
  • add the garlic into the pan with the veggies and cook for 5 minutes
  • plate the sautéed veggies and the oats together and top with parmesan cheese and salt and pepper if desired

Broccoli and Cheddar Waffle

Savory waffles are one of my go to breakfasts. They are easy, require minimal ingredients, and are simple. Broccoli and cheddar is one of my favorite combos and this waffle highlighted their flavors perfectly. The avocado on top adds some extra flavor and texture and the minced garlic inside adds some spice. In addition, this waffle is protein packed from the egg and cheddar cheese! This recipe makes a single serving.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 of an avocado
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Directions

  • start by boiling water on the stove
  • once the water boils add in the broccoli and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • drain the broccoli then add to a bowl and mash with a fork
  • add into the bowl with the broccoli, 1 large egg, cheddar cheese, and the grail
  • combine the ingredients then add to a greased waffle maker
  • cook for about 5 minutes until the top is golden brown
  • plate with avocado and salt and pepper if desired

Pumpkin Bagel French Toast Bake

This is the perfect breakfast if you are craving something sweet and easy. This recipe calls for a cinnamon raisin bagel instead of traditional brioche bread. Using a bagel makes for a firmer and less soggy bake. Adding pumping into the base adds delicious fall flavors and date syrup on top creates a nice natural sweetness for the dish. This recipe makes a single serving!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon raisin bagel
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup pumkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp date syrup
  • blackberries

Directions

  • preheat the oven to 350F
  • mix the egg, milk, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice together
  • cut the bagel into small bite size pieces and dip in the egg mixture
  • place in a greased small 4 by 4 pan
  • add blackberries to the top
  • bake for 16-18 minuets until the mixture is absorbed and the outside of the bagel is golden brown
  • add the date syrup on top after the dish is out of the oven

Greek Lentil Bowl

This bowl is packed with protein, veggies, and delicious flavor. The hummus and goat cheese add great flavor to the bowls. The bowl is greek inspired and draws from traditional Mediterranean staples such as lentils, cheese, and vegetables. This bowl requires no cooking making it perfect for a quick and easy lunch. This recipe makes 1 serving.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup canned lentils
  • 3 tbsp goat cheese
  • handful of spinach
  • 1/3 cup chopped cucumbers and cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp hummus

Directions

  • warm up the rice and lentils together in the microwave
  • chop the cucumbers and cherry tomatoes
  • remove the stems from the spinach
  • place spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers in the bowl with the warmed up rice and lentils
  • top with hummus and goat cheese

Savory Oats with Kale and Parmesan

This meal is warm, comforting, and extremely simple. Savory oats are such an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner due to their versatility. The yolk from the egg adds flavor to the oats and parmesan creates a delicious cheesy flavor. Kale goes perfectly with the cheese and oats and makes for a great balanced meal. This makes 1 serving.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • handful of kale
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp butter or ghee

Directions

  • in a pot bring together the oats, milk, and garlic powder
  • in a separate pan bring water to a boil, then add in the kale to steam
  • drain the steamed kale and pat with a towel to remove excess water
  • in a pan melt butter or ghee and fry the egg to make it sunny-side up
  • place the oats in a bowl and plate with the fried egg, kale, and top with parmesan cheese

Teriyaki Chickpeas

This bowl combines tangy teriyaki sauce, chickpeas, veggies, and rice to create a delicious and nutritious meal. The sauce adds an Asian flare and so much flavor to the chickpeas. Stir Frys are one of my favorite easy meals, and this combination elevated my traditional stir frys to another level. This recipe requires 8 simple ingredients and makes 1 serving!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 large carrot
  • 2 tbsp diced white onion
  • small handful spinach
  • cut zucchini
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

Directions

  • cut the zucchini into fourths and dice the white onion
  • heat sesame oil in pan then add in the vegetables
  • after the vegetables are mostly cooked through add in the chickpeas and teriyaki sauce
  • after cooked through combine with 3/4 cup of precooked rice
  • top with sesame seeds if you desire

Italian Oats

This is the perfect breakfast if you are craving something easy, comforting, and savory. I love savory oats and this recipe combines some of my favorite flavors. It can be eat for lunch or breakfast. The marinara and adds delicious flavor to the oats and goat cheese makes it extremely creamy. This recipe makes 1 serving!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow and green zucchini
  • handful of spinach
  • chopped white onion
  • dried basil
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Directions

  • combine the oats, marinara, water and dried basil and cook together on the stove
  • chop the vegetables
  • sauté the vegetables in olive oil
  • combine the sautéed veggies and oats together and top with goat cheese

Roasted Fall Veggie Scramble

This scramble is perfect for lunch or breakfast and combines roasted vegetables with proteins from the egg whites and mozzarella cheese. Butternut squash is a delicious fall vegetable and goes perfect with the eggs and cheese. I love using seasonal produce and I make this recipe all year but substitute the squash and Brussels with what ever produce is available that season. This makes 1 serving!

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped Brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 cup cubbed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp butter

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • cube the butternut squash and cut the Brussel sprouts in half
  • cover the butternut squash in olive oil and salt and pepper and cook for 20 minutes at 400F then add in the Brussel sprouts and cook an additional 20 minutes
  • melt 1/2 tbsp of butter in a pan on the stove
  • after the butter is melted add in the egg whites
  • after mostly cooked through add in the cheese and top with salt and pepper or seasoning of choice (I used Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning)
  • Plate the roasted vegetables with the scrambles egg whites

Lentil Bolognese

This meal is especially comforting while also including some vegetables and protein. Pasta is a staple in my kitchen and it is my go to meal when in a rush or want something easy yet delicious. This recipe uses lentils as its protein source and combined with the marinara it creates a divine explosion of flavor and warmth in your mouth. This recipe makes a single serving!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of uncooked pasta of choice
  • big handful of kale
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup black lentils
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  • bring water to a boil with salt and pepper then added in the pasta and kale once the water reaches a boil
  • while the pasta and kale are cooking add 1/2 tbsp olive oil to a pan and add in the cherry tomatoes, marinara sauce, and lentils
  • cook the pasta for 7-8 minutes and the bolognese sauce for 4-5 minutes
  • strain the pasta and top with the bolognese sauce and additional salt and pepper if desired