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Healthy Potato Salad

Healthy Potato Salad. A light potato salad recipe filled with vibrant herb and light lemony mustard flavor! Dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan friendly! Potato salad is a summer classic! It graces the tables of picnics, cookouts, and holiday celebrations everywhere and there are an infinite amount of recipe …

Easy One Skillet Mexican Chicken

Easy One Skillet Mexican Chicken. An extremely healthy, easy, and quick recipe for flavorful Mexican chicken! Ahh Mexican food. Oh how I love you. Tacos, burritos, bowls, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas…(ok you get the point we could be here all day). Basically, the endless possibilities of Mexican food are insane and …

Healthy Chocolate Granola

Healthy Chocolate Granola. Low sugar all natural granola given a nutritional boost with the addition of protein powder! Easy one bowl recipe. One of the most depressing things ever is opening up a fresh bag of granola to find it’s all in a bunch of small crumby pieces. I don’t …

Homemade Cashew Butter

Homemade Cashew Butter. Super quick and easy homemade cashew butter. I looooove a good nut butter. Like love, love, LOVE it. Dip fruit in it, spread it on a wrap, make homemade protein bars,  blend it into a smoothie, stir it into oatmeal, or eat it straight up with a …

Chickpea Quinoa Bowls

Healthy, vegan, and gluten free quinoa bowls!  Looking for something new to add in to your meal prep rotation? Well look no further. These chickpea quinoa bowls are simple, to make, bursting with flavor, and can be made in just 15 minutes! Iron is a vital nutrient to a healthy, …

Whatcha Gonna Do With All Those Carbs?

Overwhelmed by your carb goal?

Feeling like there aren’t enough potatoes in the world to help you reach your macros at the end of the day?

Sometimes Ryan Gosling is here to help. But, in the rare occasion that he isn’t saving you an extra plate, we wanted to suggest some higher carb foods that will help move you closer to your goals.

When the only carb you know is sweet potatoes…

It’s time to make a change.

Put down the granola bars and Wonder bread sandwich, and let’s talk about all of the other delicious, whole food options that pack a carb punch. Without all of the processed crap.

Bean-based pastas

We, like the rest of the health foods world, are obsessed with bean-based pastas. These gluten-free, egg-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly pasta options are an amazing source of not only carbohydrates but also protein. Some of our favorite kinds are made from edamame (soy beans), chickpeas, black beans. Find brands like Banza at almost every grocery store and even big box stores like Costco.


Did you know just how many different types of rice there are? White, brown, black, long grain, basmati, arborio, sushi, sticky… the list goes on! Each type of rice has it’s own nutritional profile and macronutrient break down, and all rice is NOT created equal.

Generally speaking, brown rice contains more fiber than white rice, meaning it keeps you full for longer. White rice, on the other hand, is more heavily processed to removed the bran and germ. This makes it easier to cook and chew but less nutrient dense than its darker colored cousins.


Quinoa is rice’s circular little cousin and packs a higher protein punch in exchange for a little bit less carbohydrate. But, don’t be fooled: these naturally gluten-free grains are crazy nutrient dense and are a great replacement for oats and glutenous products like pastas, breakfast cereals, and more. Still not convinced it’s worth your time? Check out some more info here.


Oatmeal is an incredibly versatile and forgiving grain to cook with. Try it as overnight oats, mixed into any meat as a great gluten free binding alternative for a burger, or gently cook it on the stove top for a traditional breakfast (or lunch, or dinner….).

Opt for the least processed varieties with the most nutritional value like steel cut/Irish oats, or their finely ground brother, the stone ground oat. Avoid quick-cooking and instant oats, as they are the most highly processed. Though this makes them the easiest to cook, they are the most nutrient deficient choice. Learn more about each type of oatmeal, here.


A somewhat foreign grain to many people, barley has been used for centuries as a hearty, starchy base. Add it to salads, soups, stews, and more to increase the carb density of your meal. Barley comes with a nutty flavor and chewy texture, not to mention it packs 73g of carbohydrate per 100g!

Unsure how to use it in a recipe? Check out one of our favorite recipe generating websites, Yummly.