Banana Pancakes

I tapped on my Instagram app and came across a breakfast post from my friend Baxa:

Seriously? My mouth watered as I hugged my growling stomach. I tried to close my eyes and fall back asleep but the waffles haunted me. I really do hate when people post such savory, sweet, luscious, delectable food pictures. I walked shamelessly to my fridge and decided to make banana pancakes to eat. Here is a recipe for guilt free, low calorie, high protein pancakes you can substitute for sweet, sugary breakfast foods.

You will need:

1 banana
2 eggs

Yep, that’s it! Chop the bananas and crack two eggs in a bowl. Whisk/mash well until it gets frothy.




I’m using a nonstick griddle because I don’t like to use oil or sprays. I have mine set to 300°f (medium heat if you’re using a skillet). Pour the mixture to the size of pancake you want. I let it sit for 2-3 minutes before I flipped it. Yeah, yeah they aren’t perfect circles but it will do 🙂


This is a healthier alternative to any flour based pancake. I wish I had strawberries in my fridge to top it off. Oh! Another great thing about these pancakes is that you can skip on the sugary syrups. The ripe bananas already give a natural sweetness 🙂 These are gluten free, a good source of protein, low calorie, and provide good carbs.


Have a nice day. Cheers to a happy and healthy lifestyle ❤


P.S. Happy early Easter. Count your blessings and stay humble about what life has offered you. Until next time, take care ❤

Healthy Roll Ups

I was at Whole Foods today and passed by a display of tortillas. I got an idea of making fun, healthy, bite-sized roll ups. There were so many different flavors & colors of tortillas and this is such a fun way to get your protein, nutrients, or antioxidants in; on the go. It’s also a good bite sized snack when you have those late night munchies or cravings. It’s better to satisfy your tastebuds late at night with something healthy and bite sized rather than something processed. Try it and let me know what roll ups you come up with 🙂

Here is a chicken roll up to get the ball “rolling” hehe.

You will need:

1 tortilla (I used a wheat tortilla by Rudi’s)
grilled chicken breast
sliced cucumbers
fresh black pepper


Spread the hummus. 
Slice the chicken breast and cucumbers into thin pieces. 
Layer the chicken breast and cucumbers on the tortilla. 
Add some black pepper to taste. 
Now roll the tortilla starting from the end. Use the hummus at the end as “glue” to hold the roll together. 
With a sharp knife, slice the roll into bite size pieces. 
And, done! See, its so easy. This is a more fun and tasteful way to get your protein in for the day 🙂


Here are some other examples of what you can roll in your tortilla.

Chicken with pesto mayo

Peanut butter, rolled oats, and dried blueberries

Tuna salad (tuna,chopped walnuts, diced onions, pepper, and mayo)

I blended avocado with a dash of almond breeze and some stevia (sugar) as a sweet treat 🙂

Being healthy doesn’t always have to be boring and bland. Try and find new and fun ways to change up your food so you don’t get so bored/tired of eating “clean”. Email, message, or comment me with what you came up with 🙂 I love hearing from you guys. Cheers to a happy and healthy lifestyle ❤


P.S. Happy Vietnamese/Chinese New years. May this year bring you much happiness, love, and prosperity in all your endeavors. Until next time, take care ❤

Asian salad mason jar

This is a quick and easy mason jar idea 🙂 I decided to create an Asian inspired salad. I want to feature edamame in this post because there are many great health benefits associated with it. Edamame beans are high in protein and low in fat. It also aids with digestion and helps lower cholesterol.

You will need:
cherry tomatoes
baby corn
edamame beans
(shredded) carrots
pepper flakes
lemon juice (or whatever dressing you’d like; sesame ginger would be ideal)
red onions
alfalfa spouts

So when prepping a salad in a mason jar, you usually want to put the heavier dense items on the bottom. Well I wanted to put the kale and spinach first this time because I wanted it to “merry” with the lemon juice. So I guess, I kinda’ went against that rule 😛 Anyways, you probably noticed that I didn’t specifically write how much of each ingredient I used (or you need). It’s a salad, eyeball it 🙂 Salad are low in calories, so eat as much of this rabbit food as you can!

First add the lemon juice (Or whatever dressing you like) and red pepper flakes. It’s my personal choice to use lemon juice because I love the tartness. Next add all the other raw ingredients. When you’re ready to eat the salad, shake the jar, and pour it out on a plate. I actually like to eat it straight out of the jar. The more colorful the salad, the better!





I love using mason jars because its easy to store and easy to take on the go. Obviously, I love that I can recycle these jars. There are endless possibilities 🙂 And besides, they are super cute and fun to use. I have other great ideas that I’ll post soon.

Cheers to a happier and healthier lifestyle ❤

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

I love finding new ways to recycle jars. I also love creating simple and easy recipes that I can store in these “Mason” jars. I decided to make a healthy parfait that you can have as a meal anytime of the day. In this recipe I decided to use flax seeds. It is a good fat and contains fibers to help your digestive system. It’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acid. It’s a natural laxative and regulate your digestive system. It helps lower your cholesterol and are high in lignans; which protect against estrogen dependent cancers like breast cancer.

You will need:
6 oz yogurt of choice (I used french vanilla low fat yogurt)
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/2 tablespoon flax seeds
10-12 blueberries
3-4 strawberries
(optional) mint leaves
*I choose to use organic products for this recipe. You don’t have to, but I prefer to use organic produce.


I started with the sunflower seeds on the bottom as a base. Scoop in a spoonful or two of yogurt. Add the blueberries. Scoop in another spoonful or two of yogurt. Let it settle. Next, I added a layer of strawberries. I like to cut the strawberries in thin chips because I like that its easier to layer.


Then, add another spoonful of yogurt. Sprinkle on the flaxseed. Its optional to add mint leaves. I love the flavor it gives to the sweet and tangy parfait.



Done! Store it in your fridge for up to a week. It’s such a great meal on the go. Not only are you recycling, you are saving time and money.


I made a silly label for the lid -.-


A handful of seeds/nuts a day are good for you. Replace bad fats with good fats. Your heart and health will thank you later ❤ cheers to a happier and healthier lifestyle!

Easy Kale & Hummus sandwiches

This is a quick, simple, and nutrient dense sandwich that you can easily make at home. I chose to feature kale because there are very important benefits to consuming it. Kale is high in fiber, iron, and filled with antioxidants. It helps lower cholesterol and supports your cardiovascular system. It is also high in calcium; which in turn will help keep your bones strong. Kale aides in detoxing your body and you will start to feel more refreshed.

You will need:
2 pieces of bread (I used whole wheat)
Hummus (I used Whole Foods low fat)
Chili flakes
Half of a lemon

Optional for side snack:
1/4 banana
A spoonful of your favorite seeds
Peanut butter


To season the kale, I simply squeezed lemon juice and sprinkled chili flakes.
Slice the cucumbers.
Spread the hummus on one slice of bread.
Layer on the cucumbers.
Then layer on the seasoned kale.
Spread hummus on the other slice of bread.
Assemble and…done! Quick, easy, and so good for you.

Now slice your bananas. I love bananas and peanut butter together. Bananas are a great source of potassium and vitamin c. I dipped it into a blend of pumpkin seeds and watermelon kernels that I bought from a farmers market. It’s a great alternative to sugary sweets to satisfy my sweet tooth.


Replace your processed lunch with a vitamin rich sandwich. Your heart and health will thank you later ❤ Cheers to a happier and healthier lifestyle!

Vegan Pizza Sandwiches

My vegan pizza sandwiches are simple and easy to make. I personally like to use Rudi’s whole wheat bread with veggie “pepperoni” protein slices, and mozzarella flavored Veggie Slices. Add fresh garlic, basil, and oregano (or any fresh herbs you have on hand!). Voilà! A healthier alternative to calorie infested, fat-filled pizza. Pair it with an arugula salad with strawberries to balance the meal out with a touch of sweetness.