• Healthy Breakfast Foods,  Healthy Snacks

    Honey Peanut Oat Bars

    These Honey Peanut Oat Bars are the easiest yet most delicious little protein-packed bars you have ever tasted! They are SO easy to make, perfect for taking on the go, and of course (the best part) delicious! Do you have any non-breakfast eaters in your house?? Jake does not eat breakfast most of the time and I simply don’t understand. Meals are my favorite part of the day. I wake up, YAY  BREAKFAST! It’s 12PM, YAY LUNCH! It’s 5PM – TG IT’S DINNER! I have found the easiest way to force breakfast onto a non-breakfast person is by providing an easy, tasty go option. The problem with easy, tasty options…

  • Breakfast Food,  Healthy Breakfast Foods

    Healthy Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola

    I have always wanted to make homemade granola – and I honestly have no idea why I never actually tried previously. Maybe because granola recipes often have a TON of butter in them. Or a TON of sugar. Or because I never thought I would actually eat as much granola as I would be making in a whole batch… or I was worried that I WOULD eat the entire batch. Regardless, moral of the story is that I am a granola nube. But through a little recipe testing, I have come to realize that homemade granola is not something to be afraid of! This Healthy Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola proves…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Main Courses

    BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

    Who doesn’t love a good pizza? I know that I do. Pretty much any kind of pizza in fact. White pizza, pesto pizza, meat pizza – any type really. Thin crust, thick crust, deep dish – there are just so many possible combinations of pizza, and they are ALL GOOD! I feel like I could eat pizza for days, and not get sick of it. There are just so many different combinations and variations. Of course, pizza is usually not dietetic – so eating it everyday probably would not be the best choice. This pizza however, this pizza is easy AND relatively healthy (in terms of pizza…). I started with…

  • Fiber-full bran muffins, loaded with banana, cinnamon and nutmeg. Healthy yet flavorful, these Healthy Banana Bran Muffins are sure to please the crowds, and your tummy! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Breakfast Foods

    Healthy Banana Bran Muffins

    Is it weird that I love bran cereal? I always have. Sure – some people think it tastes like cardboard. But I LOVE it! With a little almond milk – yum! So what about Bran muffins? Also delish. BUT not all bran muffins are created equal. Some are packed with sugar but disguised as a healthy option. Others are low fat and low sugar, but taste like… cardboard. Finding a balance between the healthy and unhealthy, full flavor and no flavor – that is the key! When I was a kid (yes I was the weirdo who loved bran muffins as a kid), I used to always make the recipe…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Roasted Carrot Soup

    Cold winter weather calls for comforting, hearty soups. This Roasted Carrot Soup is sure to warm you up. Not to mention, its packed with healthy veggies (a.k.a. carrots), so you can get your daily source of veggies in without even realizing it! I absolutely love any soup – but I’ve realized, I much prefer a blended soup to a broth based soup (unless its ramen… because I LOVE ramen noodle soup). Otherwise, in terms of popular soups – sure chicken noodle is great, or a nice minestrone, but to me there is something so comforting about a blended soup – like potato leek, butternut squash, or even pea soup. This…

  • The cold winter weather can make it hard to get up and out in the morning! Here are 32 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Warm You Up this Winter! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Breakfast Foods

    Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Warm You Up this Winter

    It is getting OH SO COLD outside! Winter has arrived! I don’t know about you all, but the hardest part about winter for me is sometimes just getting up in the morning. Getting out from under your warm covers, walking on the cold bathroom tile floor, looking outside only to see cold, dreary, overcast weather – bleh. So how can you entice yourself to get up, get moving, and start your day right? Here is a list of 32 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Warm You Up this Winter! Oh So Sweet Pumpkin Pecan Baked Oatmeal by NOMaste Kitchen Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal by NOMaste Kitchen Quick and Easy Banana Porridge with Warm Berries by…

  • Summertime = Grilling season! There is nothing better! Being outside, enjoying the sunshine, and eating fresh food. Everything tastes better on the grill! Check out these 72 amazingly EASY Grilling Recipes this summer! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides,  Main Courses,  Sides

    72 EASY Grilling Recipes

    SUMMER IS A COMING! WAHOO! I am SO thrilled. Jake and I just got are backyard fully landscaped – how adult are we? And it looks awesome. I should have taken a before and after picture, but of course I did not. Oh well. Summer time means getting outside, enjoying the sunshine, and of course eating fresh food! This weekend we are turning on the grill for the first time this season and my brain is BUZZING with ideas. Chicken, veggies, burgers, pizza – there are so many amazing foods that can be made on the grill! I just can’t keep them all straight! Hence, the creation of this roundup:…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Healthy Salads and Sides

    Kale and Farro Salad (V)

    Salads CAN be boring. It’s true. Sometimes I see a salad and its just like bleh – no thank you. I’d much rather eat this cheeseburger. BUT, salads don’t HAVE to be boring! They can be exciting – full of texture and flavor! A salad – exciting? Yes! I promise – THIS Kale and Farro Salad will NOT disappoint! Kale, kale, kale – everyone loves kale. It is absolutely one of the hottest foods to be eating right now. Why? It’s a superfood – okay, but what the heck does that mean?? Kale is a superfood because it is RICH in nutrients – in fact, it packs more nutrition than…

  • Healthy Main Courses,  Main Courses

    20 Healthy One Dish Meals

    I have become obsessed with Healthy One Dish Meals – one pan, pot, skillet, dutch oven – it doesn’t matter, I love only having one dish to clean after dinner. I love to cook. I think its fun – trying new recipes, experimenting with new flavors – It is usually healthier and cheaper than going out to eat, and I enjoy it! But even as someone who loves to cook, finding the motivation to make a meal after a long days work is often hard! Why? Because cooking takes time – especially when you are starting from fresh ingredients! I’m hungry right when I get home. And worse yet, cooking…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides

    Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad

    So the other day I was at the grocery store – surprise surprise – and I started craving something fresh. Now this IS a surprise! Usually, I crave carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Yes – I buy the good stuff. But if I was really buying to my cravings, my purchases would most often consist of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, and french bread. Yes, indeed – I do love me some carbs. Anyway, I must have been low on vitamin C or vitamin K or something – because all I really wanted was a whole bunch of tomatoes! Like who am I? So I got thinking –…