Recipes

Quick, healthy, and easy-to-follow recipes can be hard to come by. Here at Root + Revel we offer a wide range of recipes that are good + good for you!
You’ll find lots of healthy, natural, low sugar and organic recipes but you’ll also find a sprinkle of delicious indulgent recipes that are so good for the soul!
Follow us and start your journey towards healthier eating with a little fun on the side!
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Savvy Swaps: Healthier Snacks

We’re back with our series, Savvy Swaps, where we analyze popular store-bought products and offer up healthier alternatives, without the negative additives. Today, we’re tossing unhealthy, toxic snacks for safer, real-food-based, healthier snacks: potato chips, cookies, granola bars, muffins and gum. As always, this series is meant to shed light on …

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Easy Shrimp Chimichurri Recipe

In less than 10 minutes, this INSANELY flavorful and healthy shrimp with chimichurri sauce will wow everyone at your table. Easy and so delicious!  Last week I shared my recipe for authentic Argentino chimichurri sauce and so it seemed only fitting that this week, I share some of my favorite ways …

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Salmon Sushi Bowls (Gluten-Free)

Easy + super healthy, salmon sushi bowls are full of classic sushi flavors (soy, wasabi, seafood, spicy mayo, seaweed + rice), plus gluten-free + delicious! If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would no-questions-asked, hands-down, no-doubt-about-it, wouldn’t-even-miss-other-foods be sushi. Mattie and I often …

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Why eating breakfast is an important start to your day

One of the first things people should do in the morning is eat breakfast. When you don't get the proper nutrients from a healthy breakfast, your body will start to store fat which may lead to other health problems. Here are some of the benefits of eating breakfast:
-First, it helps you maintain an active lifestyle with more energy throughout the day.
-Second, if you skip breakfast, you're likely going to overeat at lunch or dinner.
-Third, research suggests that people who eat breakfast weigh less and have a lower risk for heart disease than those who don't.
-Fourth, eating breakfast can benefit your memory and mental performance.
-Fifth, studies show that eating breakfast can help improve academic performance in children.
-"Finally," skipping breakfast increases stress levels in the brain which leads to irritability and anxiety throughout the day.

The importance of having convenient snacks on hand

Time is of the essence. Nobody has time to be cooking all day long and spend hours in the kitchen. That's why it's important to have quick, healthy, easy-to-follow recipes on hand at all times.
One way to make this happen is by always having a healthy snack on hand. This ensures that you're never reaching for something unhealthy when you're hungry between meals. Because chances are, whenever you are hungry between meals, it probably means that your blood sugar levels are low and your willpower is at its weakest point.
When this happens, your body craves foods that will quickly spike up those low blood sugar levels - like sugary snacks or fast food - instead of what it really needs: whole grains and lean protein to stabilize those levels and give you a long-term boost of energy that won't leave you feeling sluggish and tired!
If you don't keep these ideas on hand, then it's just too easy to grab a candy bar from the vending machine or order something greasy from Seamless. But if you have snacks like fruit or nuts on hand, then you can put off those cravings for something sweet or salty until later in the day when your stomach has time to process everything properly and make good decisions about what you want to eat.

Quick Lunches

Lunchtime can be the most difficult time to find a healthy meal.
If you're looking for a straightforward lunch, try one of these recipes.
-For a quick and easy sandwich, try this salmon recipe. There's no need to go out when you can make it yourself in just 10 minutes!
-This lunchbox chicken salad is perfect for busy professionals on the go who don't have time to stop at home and cook. Take it with you and it will last all day without any refrigeration needed.
-Want something that's warm and filling? This sweet potato casserole is creamy, comforting, and delicious--perfect for cold winter days when you need an extra boost of energy!

Instant Pot Ideas

If you're looking for a way to save time in the kitchen, an Instant Pot is a great investment. It's easy to use, and you can make almost anything in it: from hard-boiled eggs to mac and cheese.
Cooking with an Instant Pot is so easy.  Just put all the ingredients inside, seal the lid, and press a few buttons. It takes about 10 minutes for food to cook in an Instant Pot. The best part? Pressure cooking means that your food cooks faster than on the stove or in the oven!
One of my favorite things about using an Instant Pot is how versatile it is. You can make everything from soup to hard-boiled eggs in your device! And because everything cooks so quickly inside of one, you'll save time on meal prep. Plus, there are tons of recipe ideas out there for what you can make with your Instant Pot!

Tasty and Quick Dinner Ideas for your Family

It's easy to get caught up in the fast-paced world we live in. There are so many responsibilities, and it can feel like there is no time for cooking a healthy dinner! It doesn't have to be like this.
One of the best ways to get healthy food on the table quickly is by meal prepping. Meal prepping involves preparing your meals ahead of time and then storing them in the fridge or freezer until you're ready to eat them. We have an amazing assortment of tasty and quick recipes to share with you. Dig in and let us know what you think!