Banana Bread Pudding

Banana Bread Pudding by Chartered Wellness

Have you ever craved dessert but were too lazy to go to the store, so you threw together some random ingredients you already had in your kitchen and crossed your fingers that it turned out edible? Welcome to every weekend at my house.

Red Pepper + Artichoke Dip

Red Pepper + Artichoke Dip by Chartered Wellness

For this appetizer, I took three of my favorite things: red peppers, artichoke hearts, and leeks, and turned them into a delicious dip that’s a little savory, a little tangy, a little salty, and a lot amazing.

It’s delicious served room temp or cold, and it’s the perfect app for pretty much any occasion any time of year.

3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Popsicles

3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Popsicles by Chartered Wellness

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen an ice cream truck anywhere, let alone eaten a banana fudge bomb pop. But for some reason, I started thinking about them a couple weeks ago, and haven’t been able to get them out of my head!

So I set about trying to recreate a healthy version of my favorite childhood treat. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be and they turned out really yummy!

Pork Fried [Cauliflower] Rice

Pork Fried [Cauliflower] Rice by Chartered Wellness

I’ll be honest, this is probably the least authentic fried rice you’ll ever have, but it’s still delicious.

Best of all, it comes together incredibly quickly, cooking for less than 15 minutes. This makes it a clear weeknight winner in my house.

I subbed regular rice for cauliflower rice, which I absolutely love. It’s really easy to make yourself, either with a box grater or a food processor. Or if you’re lazy like me, you can pick up a bag of pre-riced cauliflower in the freezer section of your grocery store.

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili by Chartered Wellness

No doubt about it, it’s chili weather. While being cold is not one of my favorite things, I always welcome the opportunity to cozy up with a bowl of something warm and hearty.

This chili isn’t exactly traditional. There are no beans (which I think Texans would approve of), but there is butternut squash and cacao (which I’m pretty sure Texans would not approve of). Either way, it’s delicious.

Grain-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Grain-Free Pumpkin Pancakes by Chartered Wellness

These pumpkin pancakes don’t have any gluten, grains, nuts, sugar, or dairy. Wait wait wait, don’t click away! I promise they’re still delicious. They definitely hit the spot, and the pumpkin and spices make them perfect for a cozy warm breakfast. They’re also super easy to make, don’t dirty many dishes, and have just a few ingredients.

Cucumber + Melon Salad with Cilantro and Mint

Cucumber + Melon Salad with Cilantro and Mint by Chartered Wellness

This salad tastes like summer in a bowl. The melon and cucumber are refreshing and juicy, and the herbs give it a deliciously fresh note. With hot weather showing no signs of going away any time soon, it’s the perfect dish for when you’re too sweaty to cook anything.