10 Gluten Free Pantry Essentials That Won't Break the Bank

I’ve been eating gluten free for about 4 years. I’m not celiac or allergic, but for me eating gluten free causes extreme fatigue and chronic joint pain. I’m talking sleeping all night, waking up exhausted and in so much pain I’m nauseous, barely staying awake until 1 in the afternoon, sleeping until 5 or 6, spending the evening groggy, and crashing out again by 9. I could barely function and had no life. Continue reading

Chickpea Recipe Roundup

chickpeasIn my attempt to eat more plant based meals, I’m discovering how versatile chickpeas are. I’ve always loved them in salads or pasta salads, and who doesn’t love hummus? But I’ve realized they are good for so much more. Plus they pack a protein punch! So today I’m sharing some of my favorite chickpea recipes from around the web. And as a bonus, most of them are vegan! Enjoy! Continue reading

High Protein Breakfast Ideas

I’m not much of a breakfast eater. The earlier I get up, the harder it is for me to choke breakfastsomething down. I usually end up drinking coffee until mid-morning and then have something to eat. I know that probably isn’t the healthiest way to start my day, so I’m working on it.

A high protein breakfast will keep me full longer. Anything I can prepare ahead of time is great, too-I love convenience, especially when I first wake up in the morning. (I get my coffee pot ready in the evenings so that all I have to do when I get out of bed is stumble into the kitchen and push the button.) Keep reading for easy, high protein breakfast ideas. Continue reading