5 Healthy & Delicious Reasons to Drink More Iced Tea + 4 Refreshing & Hydrating Iced Tea Recipes

5 Healthy and Delicious Reasons to Drink More Iced Tea + 4 Refreshing and Hydrating Iced Tea Recipes #health #nutrition

Looking for a healthy and delicious no/low calorie alternative to plain water or trying to ditch a soda habit? Guest blogger and aspiring registered dietitian nutritionist Katie Fletcher shares her top 5 healthy and delicious reasons to drink more iced tea this summer {and all year long} + I'm sharing a round-up featuring 4 refreshing and hydrating iced tea recipes. Welcome Katie! … [Read more...]

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

Healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and decadent enough to eat for dessert! Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies {raw, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo}

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...]

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...]

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 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...]

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...]