Happy Things, Healthy Living: Wild Blueberry Acai Smoothie Bowl, Maple Sea Salt Pumpkin Seeds, and More!

Get your morning glow on with this Tropical Wild Blueberry Acai Smoothie Bowl! {vegan, gluten-free, Paleo option}

Happy Things, Healthy Living is where I share my favorite things and healthy living inspiration. Take a peek, join the conversation and share your favorites as well so we can all inspire each other to live a happy, healthy, joyous life! Here's what's inspiring me lately... Tropical Wild Blueberry Acai Smoothie Bowl Inspired by my 13 yo daughter, SiSi, who recently asked me if I could help her with eating healthier this summer {Swoon!!! More on this in upcoming posts!}, we're getting in to making smoothie bowls, like this Wild Blueberry Acai … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Ditch Store Bought Dressings + The Perfect Homemade Vinaigrette

Once you whip up a batch of these easy, healthy, and delicious 4 ingredient Homemade Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette , you may never go back to store-bought dressings!

Once you whisk up a batch of this zesty 4 ingredient "Perfect" Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette, you may decide to ditch the store bought dressings altogether!This month's Recipe ReDux theme is DIY Kitchen Essentials... What favorite kitchen staples do you now make from scratch – but in the past you purchased? Show us your best DIY recipe for keeping cupboards, fridge or freezer stocked with healthy basics. Think homemade frozen waffles, salad dressing, broth or other kitchen essentials. Growing up I don't recall my mom or dad making salad … [Read more...]

Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake + 3 Reasons to Eat Some Almonds Today

This creamy, dreamy Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake is just what you need when you're craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!

This creamy, dreamy, delicious Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake is just what you need when you're craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!What have you been craving lately?? Me? This rich, fudgy, sinfully delicious Chocolate Fudge Cake {gluten-free} topped with equally rich, fudgy and delicious Chocolate Buttercream frosting that my sweet SiSi made me for Mother's Day. Note: SiSi used a gluten-free flour blend with sorghum flour + tapioca flour + potato starch. If you have been on the lookout for a super … [Read more...]

Greek Salad Bowl with Avocado Tzatziki + California Avocados 101

Fresh, fast, healthy and delicious! "DIY" Greek Salad Bowl with Avocado Tzatzikii.

Can you think of anything better than taking a trip to a California avocado farm, spending a weekend learning all about California avocados, stuffing yourself to the brim with their creamy, dreamy, luscious green fruit, then coming home to eat more avocados {that you picked yourself!} in a scrumptious Greek Salad Bowl with Avocado Tzatziki? I think not! … [Read more...]

Skinny Grapefruit Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita + 46 Healthy, Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with this mouth watering recipe round-up featuring 46 healthy, gluten -free recipes and 1 delicious Skinny Grapefruit Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita | The Spicy RD

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with this mouth watering recipe round-up featuring 46 Healthy, Gluten-Free Recipes and 1 delicious Skinny Grapefruit Jalapeño Mezcal Margarita! Let's have a fiesta! … [Read more...]

Happy Belly, Healthy Life | Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies {gluten-free, vegan, low FODMAP}

These gluten-free, vegan Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and a healthy, belly friendly, low FODMAP breakfast treat! Last week Big Tex celebrated his 12th birthday. Big sigh...Only 1 more year until I have two teenagers at home. But I digress... Back to dessert for breakfast. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese, Almonds, and Creamy Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Chicken, Almonds, and Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Bursting with nourishing springtime ingredients, this Strawberry Arugula Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese, Almonds, and Creamy Strawberry Lemon Vinaigrette will satisfy all your healthy cravings! P.S. In honor of my Happy Belly, Healthy Life series for IBS Awareness Month, it's low FODMAP, and chock-full- of delicious belly friendly ingredients too! How's your spring going so far??? Mine's off to a fabulous start. Thank you very much! … [Read more...]

Happy Belly, Healthy Life | An Overview of IBS + Simple Diet and Nutrition Tips for IBS

Did you know that IBS affects up to 20% of the population? Learn more, plus get simple diet and nutrition tips for living well with IBS. | Spicy RD Nutrition

April is IBS Awareness Month. As a registered dietitian nutritionist {RDN} specializing in diet and nutrition therapy for IBS, I am excited to share this series of Happy, Belly, Healthy Life posts with you throughout April featuring an overview of IBS; diet, nutrition, and lifestyle tips for living well with IBS; healthy and delicious belly friendly recipes; and more! Today's post provides an overview of IBS, along with some first line, simple diet and nutrition treatment tips for living well with IBS.  … [Read more...]

SALE! 25% Off All IBS Awareness Month Nutrition Packages in April 2015

Happy IBS Awareness Month!!! To celebrate, I've got a great series of Happy Belly, Healthy Life posts featuring IBS nutrition and lifestyle tips, belly friendly recipes, my favorite IBS resources and more, lined up for you throughout the entire month of April ! In addition, I'm offering 25% off of all my IBS Awareness Month Nutrition packages, so if you're ready to beat the bloat and start feeling fabulous again, I'd love to work with you! Click here for details and special pricing, & to sign up!   … [Read more...]

Happy Things, Healthy Living | Perfectly Roasted Asparagus, Easter Brunch, & More!

This Perfectly Roasted Asparagus is super easy to make and a healthy addiction!

Happy Things, Healthy Living is where I share my favorite things and healthy living inspiration. Take a peek, join the conversation and share your favorites as well so we can all inspire each other to live a happy, healthy, joyous life! Here's what's inspiring me lately...Last week I ate almost {gulp!} an entire pan of this Perfectly Roasted Asparagus. Super easy to make, it's my latest healthy addiction :-) Need some reasons to devour your own pan of roasted asparagus? How about this...It's rich in vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, and … [Read more...]

36 “Feel Good” Sexy Salads to Get Your Glow On!

36 Sexy Salads to help you get your glow on and feel fabulous!

Feel fabulous and get your glow own with these 36 sexy salads from my super talented fellow foodie loving dietitian nutritionist friends! Note: All recipes are gluten-free unless otherwise noted. Most are vegetarian, and some are vegan too. I've got to tell you, I had so much fun writing this post. OK. So maybe it's the healthy foodie dietitian nutritionist in me that gets all worked up over salads, and not everyone feels the way I do, but aren't these salads gorgeous? Don't they make you feel fabulous just looking at them? Aren't they, … [Read more...]

Two New Favorites! The Vegetarian Flavor Bible + Spiced Pomegranate Lemon Lassi

Lightly spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger, this Pomegranate Lemon Lassi is a nourishing and refreshing addition to your day!

Delicately spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger this Spiced Pomegranate Lemon Lassi, inspired by The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dorenburg, is nourishing, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. I think you're going to love them both! Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible to share and review with my readers. I did not receive any financial compensation to write this review, and, as always, my thoughts and opinions shared with you are 100% my own.  The Vegetarian Bible is not like … [Read more...]

Idaho Love | Roasted Potatoes w/ Brussel’s Sprouts & Cauliflower + 5 Perfect Days in McCall

Nutritious, delicious, and easy to make,! Roasted Idaho Potatoes, Cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts . Enjoy as a main dish or side dish. Naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese. #AD

I was compensated by the Idaho Potato Commission to create this recipe for Roasted Idaho® Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Purple Cauliflower. As always, my thoughts and opinions shared here are 100% my own. In addition, I did not receive any compensation for my trip to McCall, Idaho, as it was a personal trip. Have you ever been to Idaho? Maybe. Maybe not. Have you ever eaten a potato from Idaho? More than likely. And, I bet it was absolutely delicious! … [Read more...]

{No Bake} Cocoa Lemon Energy Bites & Cocoa Lemon Truffles

Chocolate and lemon pair to gehter deliciously in these super healthyy and easy to make, No Bake Cocoa Lemon Energy Bites and Cocoa Lemon Truffles | Spicy RD Nutrition

Pair pure cocoa powder with fresh lemon zest, plus a handful of other "good-for-you" ingredients, and what do you get? The most luscious Cocoa Lemon Energy Bites OR Cocoa Lemon Truffles. You choose! I think you would agree, that chocolate and friendship go hand-in-hand, and that's the reason I created these "pop-in-your-mouth"  super healthy and delicious No Bake Cocoa Lemon Energy Bites and Truffles for you today. … [Read more...]

How to Sear Salmon + Quick & Easy Asian Pan Seared Salmon Salad for One

This Easy Asian Pan Seared Salmon Salad for One is ready in l10 minutes or less, and makes a delicious light and healthy lunch for those days when you have no time to spare! {gluten-free, low carb, heart healthy}

This Quick and Easy Asian Pan Seared Salmon Salad for One, is perfect for those busy days when you want a healthy, light, and satisfying meal, but have little time to spare. So tell me... Has the cold and flu bug hit our house yet this winter?? I keep waiting for my household to get back to normal, as in, back to being healthy again, but we just can't seem to catch a break. First it was Big Tex who got sick right before New Years, then he passed it on to me. Such a sweet boy :-) Then I wanted to share the love so I passed it … [Read more...]