Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes + Gift Guide

Spoil your mom {or yourself!} with these delicious Mother's Day Brunch Recipes and a gift {or two!} from my Mother's Day Gift Guide! Confession. One of my all-time favorite movies is The Sound of Music. And, when I was growing up, I used to record myself {on a cassette tape!} singing These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. … [Read more...]

1st Annual Spicy RD Nutrition Survey

Dear Friends, Whether you are a regular reader of The Spicy RD, or a new visitor, welcome, and I invite you to take my 1st Annual Spicy RD Nutrition Survey! As much as I LOVE what I do~inspiring you to live a healthy, happy, and delicious lifestyle, as well as creating nourishing, whole foods based recipes for The Spicy RD  to help support that lifestyle~it doesn't matter what I think. It's really all about YOU, and what programs, recipes, and resources you find most invaluable to help you achieve your goals. Please take a few minutes … [Read more...]

Savory Yogurt Parfait with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas with a kick pair together deliciously with Greek yogurt and veggies in this Savory Yogurt Parfait with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas. Packed with protein & fiber, it's perfect for a take-away lunch, a healthy snack, or even a savory breakfast idea! WARNING. These spicy roasted chickpeas are ever so slightly addictive. Make a big batch so you will have enough to top your yogurt parfait off with, plus more to eat by the handful. … [Read more...]

Get your glow on! Cacao Date Smoothie & Cookbook Giveaway

Get gorgeous with this nourishing Cacao Date Smoothie, and enter to win a copy of 25 Anti-Aging Smoothies for Revitalizing, Glowing Skin! It's tax day. And, I'm sure you need a little pampering if your bleary eyed from staying up late to finish your taxes. Or, file an extension like I did. #procrastination What better way to celebrate than with a revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber rich dates to help you get your glow back on, not only post-income tax crunch session, but … [Read more...]

Strawberry Basil Lemonade + 8 {Delicious} Reasons To Eat Strawberries

This simple, sparkling, no-added sugar Strawberry Basil Lemonade was inspired by the most juicy and delicious, fresh from the field, California strawberries I have ever tasted!Thank you to California Strawberries for sponsoring this post, and inviting me to speak on strawberry nutrition at the California Strawberries field tour and luncheon. As always, my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, and I love sharing my favorite foods with you that are not only healthy, but delicious! Before I share my Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe with you, … [Read more...]

Matcha Madness! 10 Must-Make Matcha Recipes + The Health Benefits of Matcha

Celebrate matcha madness with these 10 must-make matcha recipes, and learn more about the health benefits of gorgeous, vibrant, antioxidant rich matcha green tea! If you're a college basketball fan, did you catch my play on words??? Sadly, none of my alma maters {SMU Mustangs, San Diego State Aztecs, USD Toreros} made it to the March Madness tournament this year. But that's not stopping me from putting together a celebration of my own with these 10 must-make matcha recipes, as well as sharing the health benefits of matcha green … [Read more...]

Rainbow Rotisserie Chicken Salad w/ Avocado & Honey Mustard Dressing

This quick and easy 7-ingredient Rainbow Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Avocado & Honey Mustard Dressing is a favorite in our house for dinner. Pair it with your favorite rolls~store bought or homemade, fresh fruit, and you've got a simple, nourishing supper the whole family will love! Shh....Don't tell the IRS, but I cheated a little on this month's Recipe ReDux theme... 7-Ingredient (Or Less) Recipes It’s Income Tax Season, so our brains could use some easy arithmetic; as in seven-ingredient-or-less recipes. Show us the healthy, … [Read more...]

28 Fresh & Healthy Recipes w/ Lemons You Need to Make!

When life gives you lemons, here are 22 fresh and healthy lemon recipes you need to make!  Is there anything as cheerful as a bowl of fresh lemons? Or plucking lemons from your tree {or maybe your neighbors tree} on a warm sunny afternoon, and juicing them into fresh squeezed lemonade? I think not! If you're like me, you simply can not NOT smile while looking at lemons! :-) :-) :-) … [Read more...]

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle

What do you get when you combine the most amazing, "to die for", spicy tahini sauce with crisp and crunchy raw vegetables and creamy avocado all rolled up into a seaweed sheet? These {raw, vegan, gluten-free} Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle, that are absolute perfection! I'm so excited to be sharing these super healthy {and addictive!} wraps-perfect for #MeatlessMonday- with you today, along with a new cookbook {available March 8, 2016} from my food blogger friend Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple. Although Amie and I have never … [Read more...]

Ancient Grains | 20 Crush Worthy Sorghum Recipes + a Giveaway!

Ancient Grains are hot these days! You'll love this round-up of 20 Crush Worthy Sorghum Recipes, plus a delicious sorghum giveaway!Pictured in photo above: Top row left to right~ Warm Sorghum Salad with Kohlrabi, Apple & Fennel; Savory Sorghum Burrito Bowl. Middle row left to right: Perfect Cinnamon Rolls; Strawberry Vanilla Sorghum Parfait; Spiced Apple Yogurt Sorghum Bowl. Bottom row left to right: Perfect Pizza Crust; Salad with Sorghum, Grilled Vegetables, and Steak. 3/14/16 Update: The giveaway is now over. Thank you to all who … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter High Protein Breakfast Sundae

Power your day with this genius high protein breakfast idea~Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Sundae~with a super healthy secret ingredient! I'm generally a pretty humble person, but I've got to say, I'm patting myself on this back for this one. I mean c'mon, what's not to love??? … [Read more...]

4 Quick & Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Think you have no time for a healthy lunch? Think again! You'll love these 4 quick and easy, healthy lunch ideas you can make in 10 minutes or less. Enjoy! It's been awhile since I've shared my Instameals with you, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my latest healthy lunch ideas from Instagram, and show you how easy it is to whip up a healthy lunch creations in 10 minutes or less! … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy One Bowl Raspberry Lemon Scones | Gluten-Free & Grain-Free

These Quick and Easy One Bowl Raspberry Lemon Scones, are SO delicious and super easy to make! They're low in added sugar, gluten-free, grain-free, and FODMAP friendly-perfect for a grab and go breakfast, or a healthy afternoon snack with a cup of tea!I hadn't planned on sharing these Raspberry Lemon Scones with you today, but they were too good not to share. Especially because they're SO easy to make, with just one bowl and a few simple, wholesome, ingredients including almond flour, fresh OR frozen raspberries and some lovely, luscious lemon … [Read more...]

Simple Tips for Healthy Hydration + a DIY Sparkling Water Bar

Love the idea of making small health changes that deliver lasting results, but don't know where to begin? Start with these simple tips for healthy hydration, inspired by the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, then put them into practice with your own DIY Sparkling Water Bar! Thank you to Nestlé Waters for sponsoring this post on healthy hydration. All text and opinions are my own, and, as always, I only work with brands whose products I personally use, and recommend to my clients.Although I can thank my parents for my healthy hydration … [Read more...]

Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole | Meatless Monday

I promise you won't miss the meat with these AMAZING Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole. Serve them Taco Bar Style w/ all the fixins' for a Meatless Monday meal EVERYONE will devour! I was SO hoping for leftovers of these Crunchy Lentil Tacos. But my family disappointed me, and gobbled them all up. Not one. little. speck. of lentil taco "meat" or feta guacamole left. … [Read more...]