Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans and Carrots with Za'atar - The Lemon Bowl

This easy, delicious side dish of carrots and green beans roasted in olive oil and za'atar is perfect for spring entertaining or a simple weeknight dinner. Earlier this week we celebrated Passover at my mother's new house just a mile away. It's actually pretty funny because my mother isn't Jewish and neither are all of her relatives who take part in our annual Seder. Although my grandmother, … {Read the full article}

Chocolate Dipped Oranges with Sea Salt

Chocolate Dipped Citrus Fruit - The Lemon Bowl

Oranges dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt is a simple, show-stopping dessert that is naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly. Citrus and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations and one I grew up enjoying quite frequently thanks to my beautiful mother. Without fail, whenever we go out for ice cream she orders a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of lemon ice cream in the … {Read the full article}

Fennel and Orange Slaw with Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese {Spring Entertaining Giveaway!}

Fennel and Orange Slaw with Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese - The Lemon Bowl

Bursting with flavor, this citrus and fennel slaw is topped with sweet roasted beets and creamy goat cheese. Perfect for spring entertaining but simple enough for a quick lunch. Brightly colored fruits and veggies get all of the attention but don't be fooled, white vegetables are packed in nutrients as well! An excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber and folate, I try to incorporate fennel into our … {Read the full article}

Simple Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary

Roasted Beets

Roasted beets are easier to make than you think! My simple recipe creates tender, sweet beets with a hint of fresh rosemary and orange in the background.Roasted beets have a special place in my heart. Believe it or not, my very first blog post involved roasted beets: Beets and Wheat Berries Make Me Happy. What can I say? I love beets and I wanted to tell the world. The truth is, so many people … {Read the full article}

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs - The Lemon Bowl

Hard boiled eggs are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals - perfect for on-the-go snacking.With Easter and Passover right around the corner, my weekly egg consumption is about to get kicked up a notch! And frankly, I couldn't be more thrilled. After a long, brutally cold winter, I am ready to embrace every aspect of spring and Passover is always the first sign of it in my family. Although … {Read the full article}

Lebanese Chopped Salad with Chickpeas

Lebanese Chickpea Chopped Salad - The Lemon Bow

A fun twist on tabbouleh, this Lebanese chopped salad is bursting with fresh flavors and packed with protein. One of the reasons I always crave Lebanese food is because of the way it makes me feel after I eat it. Light, flavorful and protein-packed, I never feel heavy or weighed down after I eat Middle Eastern food. I wish I could say the same about a giant slice of pizza or a gooey grilled … {Read the full article}

5 Ingredient Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites - The Lemon Bowl

These naturally sweetened energy bites taste like a chocolate walnut brownie but are 100% gluten free, vegan and protein-packed. Dates are all the rage right now. Have you noticed? Trendy or not, my family has been eating dates my entire life. Growing up, we were never a big dessert family (another reason my weight loss journey isn't quite the norm), but my mom always had dried fruit in the … {Read the full article}

Protein Packed Pancakes

Protein Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl

With over 18 grams of protein per serving, these pancakes will give you and your family lasting energy all morning long. As we near the end of February, I thought it might be a good time to check in and see how everyone is doing with their healthy living goals. Have you been cooking at home more? Getting active most days of the week? I've been working hard to kick the baby weight and so far, … {Read the full article}