Author: Monika Andrea

Healthy Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein is a healthy, lighter, and low-carb version of everyone’s favorite take out food. Jump to Recipe   To be honest… I was very skeptical about using spaghetti squash as an alternative to pasta, but it works really well in this recipe. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein is a much healthier alternative to the typical Chinese chow mien and it doesn’t really change the flavor too much. I’ve found that other vegetable noodles become very ‘mushy’, BUT NOT THESE! These “noodles” hold their shape, texture, and take on any flavor. Even picky eaters who don’t like vegetables,...

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Vanilla Chai Breakfast Bowl

This Vanilla Chai Breakfast Bowl is a perfect recovery meal after a grueling morning workout! Its super quick and only takes about 5 minutes to put together.   This bowl has protein, carbs, and healthy fats, everything you need after a hard workout. So I suggests everyone gives this a Chai Ha! Puns… Jump to Recipe Chai Masala is a blend of several different spices, all of which have anti-inflammatory properties. Meaning they can help calm the body from things like stress, alcohol, lack of sleep and sugar. Chai is made up of a combination of: cardamon, black pepper, all...

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5 Ingredient Zucchini Soup

Quick. Easy. Simple. & Delicious. What’s not to love about this super green soup? Yes. This soup is really green, but don’t be intimidated… its actually souper good ? ? LOL! Fact: I like food puns I find people to be very skeptical of green foods, but in my opinion… the greener the better! For this recipe all you need is 30 mins and 5 ingredients.  Which is perfect for those lazy nights after work and when there’s only three edible zucchinis in your fridge and you’re definitely not going to the grocery store…  (We’ve all been there… don’t judge.) You...

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Whole Roasted Chimichurri Chicken

This whole roasted chimichurri chicken is the perfect recipe for sharing or meal prepping during the week. And, before you say “Roasting a whole chicken is too hard!” I’d like to say that there are few tricks that you can do to make the whole process a hell of a lot easier! Ever heard of ‘spatchcocking’ ?? I feel like people often shy away from roasting whole chickens because of the amount of work that they think needs to go into it… OR They think that roasting whole chickens and turkeys are too dry… And to certain extent.. I...

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Alfajores con Dulce de Leche

Valentine’s Day is long gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil your #bae with these Peruvian Dulce de Leche cookies.  These cookies are crumbly-melt-in-your-mouth goodness, and nothing short of addictive. #Can’tStopWon’tStop.   So these aren’t exactly ‘healthy’… but who said you couldn’t indulge every once in a while? Anyways, I’m pretty sure my mom is going to murder me when she see’s her recipe on here… But to be honest it’s too good to not share. (Sorry Mom..?.) And to all of her friends who have asked for the recipe… You’re welcome! These cookies have a really special...

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i’m monika andrea…

I’m not a chef, dietician, or a health genius; but I love healthy food and I strongly believe in the benefits of eating unprocessed, real food. Hippocrates said it best… “Food Is Medicine”

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