Author: Mackenzie Burgess

Recipes, Main Dish Choices, Gluten-free Choices, Nut-free Choices, Sugar-free Choices

Healthy Brown Rice Shrimp Jambalaya

Mardi Gras season is upon us and that means it’s time for some creole cookin’. I decided to develop this healthy-twist on traditional Jambalaya, a dish consisting of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. This would be considered a creole jambalaya, since it has the addition of tomatoes whereas cajun jambalaya does not. This hearty […]

Recipes, Nutrition, Snack Choices

8 Healthy Snacks to Fuel Physical Activity

I received free samples of GoGo squeeZ and Peatos mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own, I never feature a brand that I don’t love! When it comes to activities like sports, hiking, backpacking, or working out– it’s important to stay fueled appropriately. In particular, carbohydrates and protein are important for sustaining physical […]

Whip up this healthy peanut butter hummus in 10 minutes or less with ingredients right from your pantry. No tahini needed!
Recipes, Snack Choices, Appetizer Choices, Dairy-Free Choices, Gluten-free Choices, Nut-free Choices, Sugar-free Choices, Vegan Choices, Vegetarian Choices

Peanut Butter Hummus

With Super Bowl Sunday right around the corner, hummus is a must. Don’t be left dip-less when the grocery shelves empty. Instead, whip up this healthy hummus in 10 minutes or less with ingredients right from your pantry. Hummus typically calls for an ingredient called tahini. Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, is an […]

These Tempeh Thai Peanut Noodles feature fresh blanched veggies and my delicious peanut sauce! Flavorful, colorful, and packed with whole grains.
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Tempeh Thai Peanut Noodles with Blanched Kale and Vegetables

Thai food has been one of my favorite cuisines to cook lately. The cuisine utilizes tons of fresh items like herbs, garlic, ginger, and lime. It is also fun to play around with more unique ingredients like fish sauce, curry paste, and tamarind paste. Small amounts of these ingredients go a long way with adding […]