Coconut Quinoa Bowl via

Coconut Quinoa Bowl

A satisfying grain bowl packed with heart-healthy fiber and the exotic flavor of coconut. This Coconut Quinoa Bowl is gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free.

Warmer weather means lighter meals, without skimping on flavor. Grain bowls have become one of my favorite go-to meals for lunch or dinner. They’re easy, nutrient-rich and so tasty. The flavor combinations are endless and they can even be a big bowl of random items – my favorite kind of meals ;) This Coconut Quinoa Bowl has me thinking of summer (jumping the gun a bit) with island inspired flavors of coconut and plantains.

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What I’m Loving Lately

Happy Friday! Spring has arrived here in upstate NY and I am oh so happy. I have also been drooling over the abundance of spring inspired eats on the web lately. How can you not love spring produce? I’ll be heading back down to Arlington/DC this weekend but I wanted to leave you with some delicious recipes for an inspiring and relaxing weekend.

 Each week on What I’m Loving Lately, I will showcase some of my favorite recipes/inspirations from fellow RD bloggers and healthy lifestyle publications/bloggers.

Spring Quinoa Risotto via Debbie Dishes

Spring Quinoa Risotto

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Mini Almond Butter Snack Cups

Almonds, cranberries and chocolate make a great energizing combination in these {No-Bake} Mini Almond Butter Snack Cups. The addition of oats brings in whole grains, making these the perfect snack for on the go.

It’s been a while since I had a jar of almond butter laying around (but I always have almonds). Thanks to the wonderful people at California Almonds, I had a delicious package of goodies at my doorstep. Disclosure: California Almonds kindly sent me complimentary products, but I was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Simple Kale Salad

This Simple Kale Salad is light and refreshing, the perfect way to welcome in spring.

Well, it’s technically spring but all of us in the northeast know that winter likes to hang around a taaad bit longer. We are ready for you warmer weather, please!!!! Although it’s chilly today, the sun is shining (feels amazing) and spring fever has got me in the mood for this Simple Kale Salad.


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