Bagel Sandwich: A Blank Canvas

bagel sandwich | baked bread scattered on a table | Girlfriend is Better

Have you ever been dying to eat something different, but it feels like you’ve had it all before? Thanks to bagel sandwiches, that’s a problem of the past. Due to the complete lack of restriction, they can be whatever sounds best at the time. When the only limit is your imagination, the flavor possibilities become endless. Make It Yours The […]

Jello Salads: A Slice of American History

Jello Salads | strawberry raspberry bundt dessert | Girlfriend is Better

The early to mid-1900s was simple and full of vintage charm. Jello salads were the star of any dinner party. Jello molds instantly draw visions of the perfect nuclear family and their lives. Desserts were extravagant looking and very creative. Gelatin was highly practical and alluring for the times but often had some peculiar flavor profiles. Humble Beginnings America found its […]

Nice Cream: Can’t Believe Its Not Ice Cream

Looking for a guilt free frosty treat? Nice cream is an ice cream substitute that uses all natural ingredients. This creamy treat has all the sweetness and variety of ice cream with a fraction of the calories. In addition, its ingredients are fully customizable. We’ll give you a recipe that you can change up to your liking! Whats So Nice […]

Spring Rolls: Goodbye Winter, Hello Healthy Eating

Spring Rolls | vegetarian platter | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Marina via Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Spring is just around the corner. Why not celebrate the season with some fresh spring rolls? They perfectly celebrate what spring has to offer! These rolls are packed with vibrant vegetables and flavors. They are also a nice change of pace after a season’s worth of hardy winter foods. Fresh & Falvorful Winter brought along comforting soups and stews that […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe Overhaul

Thanksgiving leftovers recipe | Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Recipe Runner | Recipe: Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza

We love recreating the Thanksgiving feast just as much as the next person.  But sometimes those Thanksgiving leftovers can get kind of overwhelming.  By the time day 3 rolls around, you might be ready to try something a little more creative.  Take a look at our favorite recipes that reimagine your turkey and cranberry sauce beyond the classic cream cheese […]

5 Pumpkin Goodies w/out Guilt

Healthy Pumpkin Goodies | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Ambitious Kitchen | Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

PSL season is officially here!  Pumpkin pie has always been a childhood favorite. (With the Cool Whip topping-to-pie ratio being 1:1.) It’s totally possible to indulge in a little pumpkin with the 5 health-smart recipes below.   We’ve got gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low-glycemic, and more!  You’re bound to find one that fits your taste/ diet criteria.  Guaranteed! Pumpkin Pudding {egg-free, dairy-free} First, consider […]

Meal Prep: Healthy Eating With Minimal Effort

Meal Prep Carnitas Burritos healthy recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Fit Foodie Finds | Recipe: Meal Prep Carnitas Burritos

School is getting back in session and initiatives are ramping back up at work.  Time to give meal prep a go, with these easy and healthy plan-ahead strategies.  Pack breakfast or a salad in jars and just grab and go!  We’re eating well effortlessly and all week long.  Take a look at our favorite recipes – once you get the […]

Rose Recipes to Tantalize Your Tastebuds

Margarita rose recipes | Rose water and tequila | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Diary of a Debutante | Recipe: Refreshing Rose Margaritas

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare festivals are around the corner and we are filling our kitchens with rose recipes! Everything from cocktails and desserts are getting a splash of our favorite floral. Add a pinch for garnish and you’ve got the “Hostess of the Season” award locked in. Mouth-Watering Rose Recipes In case you […]

Zucchini Noodles: 30-Minute Low-Carb Recipes

Honey Sriracha Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe | Quick low-carb meals | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: RasaMalaysia

Best low carb find of the day? Zucchini noodles (sometimes called “zoodles”) are terrific pasta replacement in any recipe. Zucchinis are 95% water and are a high source of potassium and Vitamin C. Just what susceptible bodies are craving (post flu season) and anyone needing to de-stress! We rounded up 5 of our favorite recipes for you to try, ranging […]

Winter Smoothies Counterbalance Christmas Goodies

Winter smoothies recipes | Chai spice | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: I Simple as That Blog | Recipe: Chai Spice Smoothie

Are those “cheat days” starting to add up? Add a concoction of good stuff into your system with one of our favorite Winter smoothies. Doctor up your standard recipes with fruits that are in season. We like to boost our smoothies with lots of good stuff, like chia seeds, protein powder, and more. Starting your day off right helps to […]

Avocado Toast Recipes With a Little Upgrade

Smashes Mexican Beans Avocado Toast recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Cotter Crunch

What fruit improves your skin, has more potassium than a banana, and helps you feel fuller longer? That’s right, the lovely avocado, princess of the produce aisle. We’ve collected 5 of our favorite avocado toast recipes that go beyond mashed green on bread. Healthy, savory breakfast sandwiches and quick lunches to keep you going through the day. Emphasis on the […]

5 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes to Make Overnight

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding Recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Little Broken

If you’re looking for a cold dessert, skip the ice cream and make a batch of pudding instead! Take a peek at our 5 favorite chia seed pudding recipes.  They need to set overnight, so a little advanced planning is required.  (We make big batches and enjoy the fruits of our labors the rest of the week.)  Bonus: you will […]