Sloppy Joe Lettuce Cups

Sloppy Joe Lettuce Cups - The Lemon Bowl

A modern twist on the childhood classic, these sweet and smoky turkey sloppy joes are served in a crisp lettuce cup for a naturally gluten free spin on America's favorite sandwich. I know people always say this but losing weight has been so much harder and slow going after baby number 2 than it was after my first. I am constantly having to take a step back to reevaluate my nutrition and fitness … {Read the full article}

Cherry Vanilla Swirl Steel Cut Oatmeal

Cherry Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal - The Lemon Bowl

Creamy vanilla bean yogurt and cherry preserves are swirled into steel cut oatmeal to create this warm and satisfying power breakfast. I'm a little embarrassed to admit how much yogurt my family consumes on a weekly basis. Our youngest has only been eating solids for a couple months now and I swear he is already out-consuming his older brother! From smoothies to Middle Eastern food and … {Read the full article}

Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie

Cherry Ginger Lime Protein Smoothie - The Lemon Bowl

This protein-packed smoothie will wake you up with a flavor explosion of tart cherries, spicy ginger and zesty lime juice. One of the perks of living in Michigan is that we still enjoy the flavors of summer well into the month of September. Fortunately, even if your neck of the woods is well past cherry season, this Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie is a delicious use for frozen fruit. Today I have … {Read the full article}

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Vegetable Ragu

Slow Cooked Italian Chicken and Vegetabe Ragu - The Lemon Bowl

Chicken breasts, carrots, onions and zucchini slow cook in tomato sauce and Italian spices to create a hearty and delicious ragu. Serve on whole wheat pasta or brown rice. We are still knee-deep in zucchini season which was the inspiration for this quick and easy slow cooker chicken recipe! Protein-packed and loaded with Italian herbs and spices, this simple dish is going to quickly become a … {Read the full article}

Berry Ginger Frozen Yogurt

Mixed Berry Ginger Frozen Yogurt - The Lemon Bowl

Ripe berries are sweetened with pure honey and flavored with a hint of fresh ginger and lemon zest to create this cool, creamy and decadent frozen yogurt. One reason I love living in Michigan is because we are still very much enjoying summer! Berry season is in full force and I am savoring every last bite. … {Read the full article}

Peanut Butter Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes

PB Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl

Naturally gluten free, these whole grain peanut butter banana pancakes are filled with protein-rich Greek yogurt to give you lasting energy. I'm not sure if you noticed but I'm mildly obsessed with peanut butter and banana. I can't resist the salty, nutty, sweet and satisfying combination of these two energy-packed super foods. It's my favorite way to flavor smoothies, refrigerator oatmeal and … {Read the full article}

Lebanese Chicken Tawook

Chicken Tawook - The Lemon Bowl

Chicken tawook, a traditional Lebanese dish, becomes juicy and tender from a simple marinade of fresh lemon juice and garlic. If I could eat one food every single day for the rest of my life, it would be Lebanese food. People often ask how I came up with "The Lemon Bowl" and ultimately it all goes back to my Middle Eastern roots. Lemon is the star ingredient in almost every Lebanese recipe and I … {Read the full article}

Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits

Protein Packed Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits - The Lemon Bowl

An easy, make-ahead breakfast packed with plenty of protein and heart-healthy fats to give you all day energy. My husband leaves for work around 6:30am most weekdays so I love coming up with easy, make-ahead breakfast ideas that he can quickly eat before heading out the door. While he loves eating dry cereal (no milk!!),  I would rather push the envelop and get him to eat a more well-rounded meal … {Read the full article}