Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

If there’s a green veggie I can’t get enough of this time of year it’s brussel sprouts. I know my kid self would have been like, “Eww gross!” But as a responsible, healthy, veggie eating adult my tastebuds have come a long way. Continue reading

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Chicken Apple Cheddar Salad with Toasted Quinoa & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

You know what’s better than a healthy meal? One that’s just as beautiful as it tastes! I mean seriously look at this bowl of goodness! It’s the perfect transition from summer to fall by incorporating garden fresh greens, juicy tomatoes and flavors like tart apple and sweet maple. It’s so simple to toss together (pun intended) you’ll be making it all day, everyday! By topping it with toasted quinoa you can keep it nut-free without sacrificing a little added crunch and protein. This salad not only captures the beginning of the new season but makes saying goodbye to summer worth every single delicious bite! Continue reading

Lemony Kale Salad with Chicken and Avocado

I’ve noticed over the past month or so the struggle I’ve been having to write my blog posts. I would find myself digging down deep for inspiration, something, anything to help the words flow…but would come up with nothing. When I first noticed the change I started to panic thinking that this was it, I’m done. My entire blog and what I strive to share, my passion for life, was gone. How would I continue if my waterfall of thoughts on love, life, happiness, sadness, bumps in the road, all of it, had run dry? My almost two year run of The Happy Hungry Yogi had come to it’s finale. And I had failed.

Or so I thought… Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

I used to find all too often I would meal plan for the week all over the board and would end up buying too much and having some of it go to waste. It’s such a sad sight having to throw away veggies and fruit that weren’t used in time. So, I started being more efficient when planning the upcoming week’s recipes by incorporating a few of the same ingredients into several meals. It not only made grocery shopping much easier but it also even allowed me to prep some of the ingredients a head of time making the actual assembling it much faster and smoother. Meal prepping is not only a time saver but it helps to keep you on track. Those who plan their meals and snacks ahead are much less likely to veer off course and reach for unhealthy foods for convenience.  Continue reading