Natural Pregnancy Tips + A Healthy & Delicious Pumpkin Custard Recipe

What do natural pregnancy tips + this healthy and delicious pumpkin custard recipe have to do with each other? They're both featured in Dr. Sonali Ruder's fabulous new book ~ Natural Pregnancy Cookbook: Over 125 Nutritious Recipes for a Healthy Pregnancy.If you haven't met, I'm delighted to introduce you to Dr. Sonali Ruder, aka The Foodie Physician. … [Read more...]

Low Carb No-Bake Nutty Caramel Energy Bites

Utterly decadent, with a healthy twist, you'll fall head over heels in love with these easy, low carb No-Bake Nutty Caramel Energy Bites! I made you a present! Today's SUPER EASY recipe ~ Low Carb No-Bake Nutty Caramel Energy Bites ~ is brought to you courtesy of The Recipe ReDux and #NationalNutDay... We had to take advantage of the fact that National Nut Day (October 22nd) falls on one of our ReDux monthly theme post days – so we can all go nuts! Share a healthy nut-filled recipe: Think whole nuts, chopped nuts, ground nuts, nut … [Read more...]

Smoky & Sweet Turkey Chili + A Maple Cookbook Giveaway

Easy to make, this maple-spiked Smoky and Sweet Turkey Chili from Maple, by Katie Webster, is a healthy and delicious addition to your chili recipe collection! You're going to think I've gone mad, when I tell you that I devoured this sweet and savory Smokey & Sweet Turkey Chili for breakfast this morning. I mean, really, who eats chili for breakfast? Cookies for breakfast? Yes. Cake for breakfast? Yes. Pudding for breakfast? Yes. Pie for breakfast? Yes. But chili for breakfast?? Yes!!! … [Read more...]

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...]

BLT & Avocado Quinoa Salad with Maple Vinaigrette + 5 Quick & Easy Family Dinner Favorites

Are you ready to simplify your family dinner routine? This yummy BLT and Avocado Quinoa Salad with Maple Vinaigrette + 5 more QUICK & EASY family dinner favorites, may be just what you're looking for! After a summer of sleeping in, hanging out with friends and neighbors and playing in the streets until dark, followed by relaxed, late night suppers, your family, like mine, is probably ready to get back to a dinner routine. And, with research continuing to support the importance of regular family dinners {healthier foods eaten, less … [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...]

Easy Weeknight Chili + 5 Reasons to Eat A Bowl Today

Healthy and hearty, this homemade, easy weeknight chili w/ pinto beans, black beans, and {optional} sweet Italian sausage, makes for a perfect family meal! Try it out along with 19 more healthy chili recipes for everyone to enjoy! {vegan, vegetarian, & paleo options} As much as I like chili for it's own sake, sometimes I think a big 'ol bowl of piping hot chili is just an excuse to pile on all the delicious toppings. Hello cheese! Hello onions! Hello avocado! {So sorry I forgot to add you to my last bowl above!} What else would you … [Read more...]

Silvana’s Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway + a Recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon with Orange Sauce

  Update: The giveaway to win a copy of Silvana's Gluten-Free And Dairy-Free Kitchen is over, but be sure and try the recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon and Orange Sauce. It is super easy to make, absolutely delicious, and family friendly too! I'm absolutely delighted to tell you about a new cookbook, Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed, along with a giveaway opportunity to win your own copy of the book! Plus, as a delicious bonus I'm sharing Silvana's "go-to" recipe for Sticky Sesame Salmon with … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux Mediterranean Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins

The flavors of the Mediterranean pair together deliciously in these nutrient and protein packed Feta and Quinoa Egg Muffins. End-of-summer news flash!!! My {almost } 13 year old daughter, Miss SiSi, decided to become a {lacto ovo} vegetarian2 weeks ago. … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Cookies {White Chocolate Chips Optional}

Let me say, just for the record, that after much recipe testing and cookie tasting, I don't want to see, eat, or smell another one of these Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Teff Cookies with White Chocolate Chips {gluten-free, vegan without white chocolate chips, and FODMAP friendly}... At least until tomorrow! Fortunately, I am pretty spot on when it comes to my recipe experiments. and get them right the first time around. But not this time. As good so-so as the first batch was, I wanted perfection. Perfection, along with some white … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tart & a Giveaway!

Let it be said, that I will never be called the dietitian that told you not to eat dessert. Especially when it's this Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tart, loaded with healthy nuts {walnuts.pecans.cashews}, warming chai spices {cardamom.cinnamon.ginger.cloves}, and ,oh yeah, and let's not forget those pears...fresh, in season & one of fall's favorite fruits. Speaking of fall. Or autumn if you call it that... Happy {almost} Autumnal Equinox {just a fancy term for happy fall :-)} if you are reading this on September 21. Or, if you are … [Read more...]

Smart Snacking Part 1: 20 After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

PBJ Smoothie plus 19 more super smart after school snacks your kids will love... If you're a parent, you probably all too familiar with your normally angelic sweet usually nice kid coming home from a long day at school, and doing one of the following... Stare at you blankly, with a deer in the headlights look, when you ask them what they did at school, then mumble something to the effect of "I dunno..." Burst out in to tears when you ask them how their day went, then proceed to tell you how "today was my worst day ever." Pass out … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusal Topping

A healthier twist on the traditional version, yet equally delicious, this recipe for Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping and Greek Yogurt, is a delicious way to start the day or enjoy as an afternoon snack!This month's Recipe ReDux Theme "Fresh Starts" is near and dear to my heart. There's no better way to start the day than with a healthy breakfast makeover... You see... I've never met a breakfast I didn't like. And that includes eating said breakfast for lunch and dinner too. Sadly, Ian {the husband} isn't much of a … [Read more...]

Kids in the Kitchen: Homemade Chocolate Lollipops Just Like Ina’s!

Can I tell you about my latest Saturday morning? I promise you I'll be quick since I know the main reason you're here is for the homemade chocolate lollipops! Anyways, this past Saturday I had a lovely morning... With the tree decorated, the house clean, the kids on vacation (no homework!), AND, no kids sporting events to attend, I managed to spend the morning relaxing in front of a warm fire, coffee in hand, watching Ina on the Food Network Channel. You all know who Ina is, right? No worries if you don't.  After all, my … [Read more...]