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Lentil/ Zucchini Shepherd's Pie

As I continue to guide my family into a healthier path; I decided to implement Meatless Monday’s in our house. At first it was quite overwhelming. For a moment there I thought... I’m crazy 😜. Especially being Brazilian. As you know, we are famous for our meat dishes; and I LOVE a juicy steak. Coming up with a fulfilling meal, that was meatless and kid friendly, felt impossible. With that being said; every Monday I will be sharing with you my recipes, and I will let you know

Spinach, Avocado, Pomegranate & Lentil Salad

This salad is one of my favorites. It is full of healthy ingredients, and really quick to make. Lentils are great due to the high-protein content, and are rich in nutrients. Some of the benefits include the ability to improve and maintain heart health, help you lose weigh, fight blood sugar fluctuations that can lead a diabetes or low energy levels, and improve the digestive health. Ingredients 1 cup boiled lentils - I use Trader Joe's steamed lentils. (Ready to eat warm or

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

It is one of my favorite drinks due to its sweet flavor, beautiful color, and various health benefits. It feels like I’m having a tropical cocktail. Dragon fruit is unique to the tropical regions. It is high in fiber, Vitamin C, antioxidants and low in cholesterol, so you can have a treat without a lot of calories. INGREDIENTS 1 cup coconut water 1 frozen Pitaya Plus Dragon Fruit smoothie pack 1 cup strawberries or frozen tropical fruit blend. 1 scoop of Complete by Juice Plu

Beet Brownie

If your family has a sweet tooth like mine, you are going to love this recipe. The best part, your kids and husband will not realize this is made with beets. Beets are full of folate (vitamin B9), iron, manganese and potassium. Therefore, beets are very beneficial for tissues and cells. Ingredients Wet 1/2 cup beet puree (about 2 medium cooked beets*) 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted Dry 1/4 cup dark chocola