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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

52+ Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Monday

Dinner just got a whole lot easier with this collection of 52+ Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Monday-one for every week of the year, plus more! No matter whether you're already following a vegan, or vegetarian diet, or you're a flexitarian, or omnivore looking to add more plant based recipes to your diet, whatever healthy vegetarian recipes you choose to make, not only should they nourish your body, but they should also taste delicious too! … [Read more...]

Happy Things, Healthy Living ~ Green Juice Painkiller Shots, Chia Energy Bites & 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... 1. Natural Green Juice Painkiller Shot Pain? Inflammation? Sore muscles? Before you reach for an Advil, give this Natural Green Juice Painkiller Shot a try! … [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...]

Lovely Lentil Salad with Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Almonds & Lemon Vinaigrette

Simple ingredients, easy to make, and super healthy to boot, you'll love everything about this lovely lentil salad with kale, cherry tomatoes, almonds and  lemon vinaigrette! Bonjour! Bok! Ciao! I've missed you!! If you've noticed an absence of posts lately on The Spicy RD, it's because I've been traveling with my family in France, Croatia, and Italy for almost the entire month of July. It was an absolutely fabulous trip {minus getting my wallet stolen in France, and my dad getting his wallet stolen in Italy-shame on you crooks!}, … [Read more...]

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

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

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...]

Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters + A Yummly Tutorial

Refreshing, nourishing, and 0h-so-delicious, these raw, vegan Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters, are a fun way to get your daily dose of avocado! Craving something rich and creamy, yet super healthy too? These 5-ingredient {plus sea salt} Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters have come to your rescue! … [Read more...]