• Healthy Snacks

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

    So I think its safe to say I’m on a peanut butter kick. For whatever reason, I am just LOVING peanut butter right now. On a banana, toast, with a little honey – YES! So good. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars are no different. They are like dessert – but for a healthy snack. Um, I know it is awesome. Where did they come from? Great question! So funny – I was taking one of my favorite System of Strength classes, In the Mix, with an instructor that I had never taken class with before, Erin Byrne. I love In the Mix because it is a combination cardio and…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides,  Healthy Snacks

    Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips

    I have always wanted to try and make my own baked kale chips… So why haven’t I? Well for one – I have ZERO patience. Even when it comes to roasting vegetables! I put them in the oven, 5 minutes later… are they done yet? 10 minutes – what about now? 15 minutes – still no… I’ve tried a few different recipes that are similar to baked kale chips, such as baked apple chips, baked potato chips, baked sweet potato chips… but they always seem to end up just a little soft in the end! Perhaps this is, again, related to my lack of patience.. But come on – who wants to…

  • I am in LOVE with these incredibly delicious, gluten-free, Almond Flour Coconut Chicken Tenders! Moist, tender chicken, dredged in almond flour, then dipped in an egg wash, then coated with sweet coconut flakes - all baked to perfection, not fried | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Snacks

    Almond Flour Coconut Chicken Tenders (GF)

    I am SO incredibly excited to share this amazing new recipe with you all – seriously, I know I am always excited about new recipes and posts. But this one might take the cake! These Almond Flour Coconut Chicken Tenders are SO GOOD! And they are healthy! Tender chicken, dredged in almond flour, then dipped in an egg wash, then coated with sweet coconut flakes – all baked to perfection, not fried. What was the inspiration for this Almond Flour Coconut Chicken Tenders recipe? Oh I am so glad you asked! Jake plays in a basketball league at our local athletic club. Sadly, his team did not make it to…

  • Healthy Breakfast Foods,  Healthy Snacks

    Blueberry Almond Flour Muffins (GF)

    Before we get talking about these Blueberry Almond Flour muffins, I’d like to give a little background about my life… and my first true love… My First True Love Sorry Jake, not talking about you. My first true love was, and always has been, bread. I love bread. Like seriously – doesn’t matter what kind; white bread, wheat bread, sourdough bread, bagels, challah, English muffins, flat bread, thick bread – okay so now I am just making up types of bread. But I LOVE IT! If I had to choose one food to live the rest of my life eating, I would 100% choose bread. Probably french bread to be…

  • Healthy Desserts,  Healthy Snacks

    Baked Cinnamon Apples

    Clean eating is so hard. SO HARD! I am trying to do a 3-week clean eating challenge right now with one of the studios I teach at (YAY System of Strength*)…. I repeat, clean eating is so hard! I crave dessert after EVERY dinner without fail. So what can be a nice healthy treat when you are cutting out all the excess “stuff” in your diet? Try out these beautiful Baked Cinnamon Apples! So you would think 3-weeks wouldn’t be so bad, it is only 21 days after all – less than 1 month! It can be done – well, yes! It can, but I’m not going to lie! It…

  • Healthy Breakfast Foods,  Healthy Snacks

    Healthy Carrot Muffins

    I hope you all have been having an incredible holiday break! I know I have! We spent Christmas with Jake’s family in Alabama which was great fun! One night, Jake’s sister Jess and her fiance Bill made an incredible dinner and dessert for everyone to share! For dessert, we had a red velvet trifle with cream cheese whipped cream – like, what? It was amazingggg. Needless to say, ever since then (for some reason) I have been CRAVING carrot cake! But with the New Year around the corner, I thought why not make some Healthy Carrot Muffins instead?  What makes a muffin healthy or unhealthy? Honestly, its not easy! Most…