I have to admit ... I've kind of become a bit of a waffle snob. Like I'll only splurge on a waffle if I'm certain that it's going to be a really, reallllly delicious one. Like a real-deal Belgian waffle, fresh out of the waffle maker ... so good that you kind of close your eyes when you eat it that first bite. You know what I mean? That's what I call a worth-it-waffle! And to be honest, I wasn't sure if a healthier waffle could ever quite measure up to the decadent real thing. But boy was I wrong!
Now that we're fully in the swing of Fall, it's time for some cozy recipes. When we're craving cozy meals, usually that means hearty comfort food, which doesn't always seem like the healthiest option. But don't worry, this recipe will totally satisfy those carby cravings without knocking you off your healthy dinner routine. By the way, don't you just love how cauliflower is the solution to making so many of our favorite indulgences so much healthier!? Seriously the most versatile veggie! If you haven't tried Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" yet, get excited! You'll totally fall in love with this side dish because it's got that perfect creamy mashed potato consistency, but being that it's made with cauliflower, it's totally light and seriously guilt-free!
Ok, if you haven't tried Romesco Sauce before, GET READY. It's one of my absolute favorite recipes and something I always have stocked in my fridge. It's hard to describe the deliciousness of this Spanish sauce, but I'll try my best. It's perfectly smoky yet sweet & nutty, and it literally pairs well with everything - fish, chicken, steaks, roasted veggies, or a big crudité platter! It's the most versatile and healthy sauce (happens to be paleo too!) and takes just minutes to whip up in the blender.
You guys. These muffins! There's something about blueberry muffins baking in the oven that just makes me super giddy and excited. I sit in front of the oven like a little girl and just watch them bake. And then when they're done, I can't even wait a second for them to cool before digging in. I tested the recipe for these muffins a few times, and I have to say, the end result was pretty darn perfect. They have just the right amount juiciness from the blueberries and a hint of zest from the lemon, all topped with a perfectly sweet, nutty, and crumbly streusel topping. Heavenly!
I'm always on the lookout for great ways to satisfy my sweet tooth while staying on track with a healthy lifestyle. You'll see in my post about tips for mindfully indulging your sweet tooth, one of my top tips is opting for homemade sweets so you know exactly what ingredients are going into your body. One of my all-time favorite treats to make at home has to be these Coconut Butter Mints! You can make them with just 2 or 3 ingredients and keep them stocked in your fridge for whenever your sweet tooth comes calling.
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.