Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad



2 Cups fresh or frozen brussels sprouts halved

2 Cups spinach

1/4 Cup walnuts

1/4 Cup fat-free feta cheese

2 Tb dried cranberries

1/2 Tb Orginial hummus … I used this as dressing

(You can use whatever you prefer, even just the balsamic & olive oil are great alone )

Olive oil & balsamic vinegar

Salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375. Lay brussels sprouts on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil ,balsamic vinegar and add the salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 20- 30 minutes, rotating occasionally. Combine the red onion, and dried cranberries in a pan over medium heat , again add another little drizzle of balsamic  . Sauté until onions carmalized. Allow to cool, then mix all ingredients in with your spinach, walnuts, feta, and hummus.

Quest Bar Cookie Bites


Quest Bars are my absolute favorite! I just recently started experimenting with baking them. This is my first quest bar “recipe” and I was very pleased with how easy & delicious these turn out when baked.

1 cookie dough quest bar
1 coffee greek yogurt ( I use light & fit)
a drizzle of raw chocolate syrup

Preheat your oven to 350.Open the Quest Bar and put in the microwave for no more than 10 seconds to soften. Flatten it out just a little and cut into strips. I made about 3 stripes from 1 bar. Place Quest strips on baking sheet and bake for 5-7 mins. Enjoy with your yogurt & chocolate (or whatever topping you prefer)

For other great recipe ideas visit the questbar website !!

Gluten-Free Fresh Veggie Hummus Pizza


Crust ingredients:
2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 garbanzo bean flour
1/2 coconut flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water, divided
1 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup hummus (any flavor your prefer)
1/4 a red onion sliced
1/2 a bundle of cilantro
1 avocado sliced
A handle full of cherry tomatoes sliced

Directions :
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup of the warm water . Let this set for 5 minutes to activate the yeast. Sprinkle in the 1 Tbsp of the sugar a few minutes in.

In a large bowl, combine your flour blend, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.

Add the yeast into your dry mixture. Combine in olive oil and the additional 1/2 cup warm water . Mix completely , creating your dough. You can use your hands or a wooden spoon to fold the dough.

Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza stone with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.Use your hands to flatten and spread the dough out. You want the dough to be fairly thin.

Bake the crust for about 30-35 mins. Until it becomes golden brown. Your crust might look cracked a little…this is normal.

Allow crust to cool for a few minutes, then spread hummus and top with your fresh veggies.

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts



2- 32 ounce containers/bags of Brussels sprouts (frozen or fresh)

3 shallots thinly sliced

5 strips of turkey bacon-chopped

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

2 Tbs of Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste


Cut Brussels sprouts in half, or quartered if very large. Brown the turkey bacon in a pan over medium to high heat until cooked( or microwave for about 3 mins for a quicker option).Remove turkey bacon from pan, add the olive oil and shallots to the pan and sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Add the Brussels spouts, cook until they soften and brown. Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Remove from pan and top with cooked turkey bacon.