{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...]

Nutty for Nuts! Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, Nut Nutrition 101 + 24 Healthy Nut Recipes

Low in sugar, and rich in nutrition and flavor, this 5 ingredient Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make & much more economical than store bought nut butters.

Low in sugar, and packed with nutrition and intense chocolaty cinnamon goodness, this Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make, and a lot more economical than store bought nut butters! Can I share a {not so secret} confession with you? I am nutty about nuts! And in honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share with you everything about Nut Nutrition 101, a scrumptious recipe for Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, AND a round-up of 24 of my favorite healthy nut recipes here on The Spicy RD. So chill out with a handful of your … [Read more...]

Happy Things, Healthy Living | Salt & Pepper Pistachio Nuts, a Date with My Daughter & More!

Simple snacking at it's best! Trader Joes Salt and Pepper Pistachio Nuts and a Tangerine!

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... This simple snack: Trader Joes Salt and Pepper Pistachio Nuts + Satsuma tangerines Tangerine season makes me so happy! Even better than a tangerine? Pair one with these {slightly addictive} salt and pepper pistachio nuts from Trader Joes. Oh, my. It's the ultimate in … [Read more...]

Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms #AD

I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe for Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time. Have you ever had a childhood song pop in to your head at the most unexpected time? That's what happened to me today after I polished off my first {of many} one of these amazing, melt-in-your-mouth Pepper Jack Stuffed Mushrooms. The song that came to mind? The Farmer in … [Read more...]

25 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables + Easy Tips for Eating More Every Day

One of my favorite healthy living tips is to eat more veggies and fruit every day. Here are 25 healthy & delicious recipes featuring fruits and veggies to get you started! #healthyhabits | Spicy RD Nutrition

I know you've heard it before...one of the best things you can do to nourish your body, stay healthy, and feel fabulous, is to eat more fruits and vegetables every day. The challenge for most of us, however, is putting these words of wisdom in to practice, which is why I want to help you make this year to be the year of no excuses by sharing 25 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, along w/ my easy tips for eating more fruits and vegetables every day and more! … [Read more...]

Healthy Cravings | Smokey Spiced Chili Lime Popcorn

This Smokey Spiced Chili Lime Popcorn will satisfy all your healthy snack cravings!

Fair warning. You may become ever so slightly obsessed with this Smokey Spiced Chili Lime Popcorn. But that's ok, because as far as healthy snack cravings go, this one is 100% Spicy RD approved! The inspiration for this delightfully smokey, tangy, slightly sea salty popcorn with a kick, comes from this month's Recipe ReDux theme... Start Smoking in the New Year...The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smoking techniques, subtly smoked food is on-trend. The same can be said for spice … [Read more...]

Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One

Easy, nourishing, & delicious breakfast idea! Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One | The Spicy RD

Comforting and nourishing, this quick and easy Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One is a delicious way to start the day. P.S. It's gluten-free, vegetarian, low FODMAP, low carb, and baked in the microwave, so you have no excuse not to eat a proper breakfast :-)  If you have to pick one favorite SUPER nutritious {and delicious} pantry staple what would it be? Olives would be on my list for sure. Quinoa. Nuts and nut butters. Oats {certified gluten-free for me}. Extra virgin olive oil. Yep. Sardines {Sometimes}. Dark chocolate … [Read more...]

Slim By Design Giveaway + 6 Simple Weight Loss Tips {Without Dieting!}

Six Simple Weight Loss Tips,Without Dieting, plus a Slim by Design review and Giveaway at The Spicy RD.

Disclosure: I won my own copy of Slim by Design in a giveaway hosted at Foodtrainers, and was asked by the team at Slim by Design if I would like to write a review of the book and host my own giveaway. As always, my opinions are 100 % my own. Some links below are amazon affiliate links which means I may get a small commission at no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase. Thank you for your support! What if I told you that you could lose weight simply by making a few changes to your eating environment? Would you be game to try? I … [Read more...]

Happy Things, Healthy Living~Sunset Hikes, Hemp Smoothies, & More!

A great way to end the day in San Diego...Hike the beach trail at Torrey Pines Reserve, and watch the sunset on Torrey Pines Beach.

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... This Sunset at Torrey Pines Beach is also linked up to Sweet Shot Tuesday, Week 2,  by Kent Weakley. This New Year's Day Sunset Hike at Torrey Pines... A hike at Torrey Pines State Reserve in San Diego always makes me happy. Even better? A New Year's Day hike with good … [Read more...]

Moonshine Spiked Apple Pie Berry Shrub + 4 Things I’ve Learned in my 40’s

Apple Pie Berry Shrub-Mocktail or Cocktail spiked with Apple Pie Moonshine

This Moonshine Spiked Apple Pie and Berry Shrub is a birthday present for one of my favorite fellow RD foodies, the FABULOUS Regan Jones, who just so happens to be turning the big 4-0 today. Happy Birthday Reagan!!! I wish I could say you beat me to the punch Regan, but, as I am now officially 2 years away from the big 5-0, I have a few words of wisdom to share before I toast you w/ a big ol' glass of Apple Pie Berry Shrub. Here you go... … [Read more...]

14 Favorite Healthy, Gluten-Free & Delicious Recipes in 2014-Yours and Mine!

Top 14 Healthy, Gluten-Free, and Delicious Recipes of 2014 || The Spicy RD

Thank YOU so much for making 2014 another delicious year. I am SO appreciative of all your comments, sharing of posts, and simply taking time out of your busy lives to read my posts here at The Spicy RD! Like last year, I thought it would be fun to share some favorite posts from 2014-both your and mine, so without further adieu, here they are... … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies w/ Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Filling

Moist, chewy, and delicately spiced, these naturally sweetened Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies are taken to a whole other level with Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Caramel Filling. P.S. They're vegan too!

  By posting this recipe for Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies with Sea Salt Rum Raisin Caramel Filling, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Today I bring you these Gluten-Free Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies filled with Rum Raisin and Sea Salt Caramel. Oh. My. Yum. … [Read more...]

Kale & Basmati Soup w/ Pumpkin Seed Pesto + the 21-Day Tummy Cookbook Giveaway

Kale and Basmati Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Warm up, and chill out, with a big bowl of this nourishing Kale and Basmati Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Option, Low FODMAP}, and enter my giveaway to win a copy of the 21-Day Tummy Cookbook written by Liz Vaccariello, along with Kate Scarlata, RD! Big Tex asked me a question the other day... "Mom. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?" … [Read more...]

Cherry Tomato & Forbidden Rice Salad + Balanced Box Giveaway

Forbidden Rice Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Feel fabulous this holiday season, and all year long with this fresh and easy Cherry Tomato and Forbidden Rice Salad, then enter my giveaway for a chance to win a Balanced Box for a Digestive Peace of Mind.Update 12/15/14: The giveaway has ended-thanks to all who participated! The holiday season is just starting to get in to full swing, and if you're anything like me, this is the time of year you might, ahem, indulge (a little) more than usual, yet still want to keep your waistline from expanding, AND feel great at the same time-->i.e. full … [Read more...]