Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Honey Mustard Apple Tuna Salad + video

Protein-packed honey mustard apple tuna salad that’s easy to make and delicious on apple slices or sweet potato toast. This recipe is made in partnership with Genova Seafood. Happy Monday! How was your weekend? On Saturday I hit up one of my favorite studios for a endurance cycling class, followed by a girl’s brunch at […] The post Honey Mustard Apple Tuna Salad + video appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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BIG NEWS!

I have a secret I’ve been DYING to tell you. First, it was my answer to the What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? essays that teachers like to assign in elementary school Then, it turned into a grown-up dream, one that I prudently ignored. I pursued other “real jobs,” while it hung out in the back of my mind, first patiently…then, not so patiently. Then, YOU came into the picture. Even though you didn’t know […]

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31 Cozy Recipes to Make in October

Delicious, cozy recipes to make in October! Stock up on extra pumpkin, winter squash, apples, brussels sprouts and more to make these 31 seasonal recipes. Happy Sunday loves! Feeling all of the cozy vibes here in Chicago where a high of 80 degrees just turned to 50. Fall is here and I couldn’t be more […] The post 31 Cozy Recipes to Make in October appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Coconut Flour Cookies

It’s a rainy day here, and I have a long list of unattractive chores, which means: let’s bake Coconut Flour Cookies! These cutie little morsels are packed with peanut butter and chocolate, pillowy soft, and taste like chocolate chip cookie dough. Oh, and they also happen to be Paleo friendly, low carb, gluten free, dairy free…and I’m probably forgetting a dietary adjective, but the point is MAKE THEM. They are delicious and healthy, come without regrets, and […]

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Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Healthy apple broccoli salad with chickpeas, dried cherries, carrots, pecans and fresh herbs. Tossed together in a light honey dijon dressing to bring this salad together. Easy to make, great for lunch or parties and makes excellent leftovers! I remember absolutely despising broccoli salad when I was growing up; everytime it appeared on a party […] The post Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

A few weeks ago on Instagram, I put out a call for fall recipe requests, and the resounding answer was PUMPKIN BAKED OATMEAL. Actually, it was pumpkin EVERYTHING. Pumpkin granola, vegan pumpkin muffins, pumpkin energy balls. You are ready for it all! When I shared this recent recipe for Pumpkin Banana Bread, it felt like a tease. We’d had a few cool mornings but nothing so committal that I was tempted to pull out the puffy vest. WELL. […]

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Best of Florence Itinerary – Restaurants, Activities, Gelato, and More!

My first experience of Florence was as a near-broke college student studying abroad. I knew zero Italian and was equipped only with a Eurorail pass and Rick Steves Western Europe. Though I recall few specifics about that trip, Florence left an imprint on my heart. I promised myself I would return one day. Fast forward 12 years later, and here we are! THE BEST OF FLORENCE—PLAN YOUR TRIP! Ben and I just returned from 10 magical days […]

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Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

A healthy Moroccan stew with cozy spices, butternut squash, chickpeas, and lentils! You’ll love this protein and fiber packed meal! Here’s an official big welcome to Fall and that Beyonce Chicago-style wind. I went shopping downtown on Saturday and felt the cooler air from Lake Michigan whipping my bob around like the Queen B. Ayyyyy. […] The post Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Healthy Maple Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins

Healthy and moist sweet potato cornbread muffins sweetened with a touch of pure maple syrup. Easily made vegan and gluten free if you’d like! Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Tony and I had a friend staying with us, so we decided to head to Frontera Grill and Second City, both always delightful. We […] The post Healthy Maple Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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One Pan Italian Sausage Butternut Squash Gnocchi

It’s time for a serious self-esteem, kitchen-confidence, OMG I AM SUCH A GOOD COOK boost! Italian Sausage Butternut Squash Gnocchi. It’s an easy recipe that cooks in one pan, but the moment you take a bite, you will want to hire yourself to be head chef in an Italian restaurant. This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes I’ve become more confident in the kitchen over the years and feel like I more or less know what to […]

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