Lazy Sundays & “One Bowl” Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

This moist and delicious "One Bowl" Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread will satisfy all your pumpkin AND chocolate cravings! Shh.... Don't tell my mom, but I spent almost my entire day in bed yesterday. … [Read more...]

Cake for Breakfast! Chai Spiced Gluten-Free Apple Pie Mug Cake

Oh, yes, you CAN eat cake for breakfast, especially when it's this healthy, Chai Spiced Gluten-Free Apple Pie Mug Cake! Last week I baked you muffins. Chai Spiced Gluten-Free Apple Pie Muffins to be exact. But they didn't turn out that great. Not that they were horrible or anything. They were just kind of...well... Blah. And when you're eating chai spiced apple pie ANYTHING, healthy or not, it should be absolutely, positively, 100 % delicious. Don't you think?! … [Read more...]

30 Ways to Boost Your Health with Wild Blueberries

Psst...Make Wild Blueberries your new BFF if you're looking for one of the easiest {and tastiest!} ways to boost your health! Even better, I've got 30 delicious ways you can start incorporating wild blueberries in to your diet today! If you follow my Instgram feed, you may have noticed a recent plethora of all things related to Maine, including lobster feasts, gorgeous green hiking spaces, sparkling lakes, and, fresh-picked-from-the-field blueberries. Wild Blueberries to be exact! … [Read more...]

Cherry Pie for Breakfast! Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies

Who wants cherry pie for breakfast?? These raw, vegan, gluten-free Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, yet decadent enough to eat for dessert! … [Read more...]

Happy Things, Healthy Living: Hiking the Boulder Flatirons, Gluten-Free S’mores, and More!

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... Hiking the Boulder Flatirons If you've noticed I've been a little MIA here on the blog lately, it's because the last couple of weeks have been crazy busy with SiSi and Big Tex's last two weeks of school activities {and promoting to High School and Middle School!}, Mr. … [Read more...]

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

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...]

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

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...]

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

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...]

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

I know you've heard it 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...]

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

  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...]

Happy Birthday to Me! German Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Raw Coconut Pecan Caramel Frosting

No need to wait for your birthday to enjoy one of these German Chocolate Cupcakes with Raw Coconut Pecan Caramel Frosting, especially since they're gluten-free, vegan, and just a wee bit healthier than the original version! Today is not my birthday. … [Read more...]

Homemade Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts

I can't think of any better way to spend a lazy fall, weekend morning, than baking up (and eating) a batch of Homemade Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts (gluten-free and vegan). Can you? Hola! Olá! Hello! I'm fresh back from Spain and Portugal and can't wait to share all my photos and adventures with you, but bear with me a little while longer since I've got some major photo editing to do. In the mean time, I went through a little baked good withdrawl while I was traveling, not for lack of bakery windows filled with gorgeous Spanish pastries, … [Read more...]

Black Bean Brownies + A Plant Powered For Life Giveaway

Update: The giveaway is now over, but I'd love for you to check out these AMAZING Black Bean Brownies and read my review of Plant Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer. I think you'll love them both!These Black Bean Brownies with Walnuts from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer are the most delicious "healthy" brownies you will ever taste! Heck, they might even be some of the most delicious brownies period. … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux || Cinnamon Orange Syrup + Oatmeal Pancakes

One spoonful of this Goldschlagger spiked Cinnamon Orange Syrup alone or on top of my new favorite Oatmeal Pancakes {vegan and gluten-free}, and you will think you have died and gone to Heaven! Yes. It's that good. … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate! Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake

Make this super moist Double Berry Lemon Bundt Cake with raspberries, blueberries , and fresh lemon glaze, and and I promise it will be your new favorite cake. Now let's celebrate! That's a bold statement, I know. But seriously, how can you go wrong with summer sweet berries, zesty lemon juice from lemons plucked fresh from the tree, a hint of coconut flour, and, of course, a little healthy boost from good-for-you kefirr? You can't. Oh, and we're having a party too. … [Read more...]