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...]

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...]

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...]

Autumn Chopped Salad with Apples, Fennel, Cheddar Cheese, Macadamia Nuts, & Apple Maple Vinaigrette

Autumn Chopped Salad with Apples, Fennel, Macadamia Nuts and Maple Dressing

Inspired by my recent trip to Vermont to hang out and collaborate with an awesome community of healthy food bloggers at Blog Brulee {more on this in a post coming soon}, this Autumn Chopped Salad with Apples, Fennel, Cheddar Cheese, and Macadamia Nuts dressed with Apple Maple Vinaigrette is the perfect combination of tangy, sweet, crispy, crunchy, and creamy deliciousness. It's also just the ticket for those of you, like me, who are craving the comfy flavors of fall, but aren't quite ready to dig in to a big ol' bowl of soup. … [Read more...]

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Fresh and creamy, with a zingy zip, you won't be missing the pasta after your first bite of these raw zucchini noodles with lemony avocado pesto. {Raw, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, delicious!}So this is the first dish I created with my new Paderno Veggie Spiralizer. Oh, my, yum. As pretty as these noodles are though, I'm glad you didn't see my very first veggies noodle attempt with a carrot. … [Read more...]

How to Make the Tastiest Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

Fresh Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

This super quick and easy, no-cook recipe for fresh homemade gazpacho tastes like summer sunshine in a bowl! Huge thanks to Danielle Omar and her delicious looking Watermelon Gazpacho recipe that I pinned the other day for the inspiration for this latest Instameals recipe... I was all set to make her homemade gazpacho when I realized my basil and cilantro were sadly shriveled and the shallots I thought I had were nowhere to be found. … [Read more...]

Greek Feta Sweet Potato Fries, Gluten Sensitivity & “That” Study

Greek Feta Sweet Potato Fries

I hadn't planned on sharing another Instameals post this week, but after I made these super easy and "begging for seconds" Greek Feta Sweet Potato Fries the other night, I knew I couldn't hold out on you any longer... … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrot Salad with Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Carrot Salad w/ Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese & Blood Orange Vinaigrette

I received free samples of Breton Gluten-Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten-Free Herb and Garlic Crackers from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe for Roasted Carrot Salad with Pistachio Herbed Goat Cheese and Blood Orange Vinaigrette, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare Foods Incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. There's a lot going on in this title.  This, I know. … [Read more...]

Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your Day!

Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your Day

Some mornings need a quick re-boot, like this super delicious, nutrient packed apple, kale, lime, basil green juice! Do you ever have those mornings where, no matter how many cups of coffee you knock back, there's just no energy flowing at all? … [Read more...]

Love One Today: Avocado Nutrition 101 & The Avocado “Smash” Wrapped or Naked

Avocado Smash // Avocado, Chickpeas, & Veggies

Disclosure: Today we're talking all things avocado and delicious like this avocado smash. Although I did receive financial compensation for writing this post, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. For nutrition information on avocados, plus some fabulous recipes, please be sure to visit the Love One Today website courtesy of The Hass Avocado Board. So... My sweet cousin Jori is about to have her first baby any day now {SO super excited for her!!!}, and if she … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux ~ Fresh & Spicy Summer Veggie Juice in a Jar

Fresh Summer Veggie Juice in A Jar // The Spicy RD

Before I share the recipe for this Fresh & Spicy Summer Vegetable Juice in a Jar, let me just tell you that I have fully embraced this month's Recipe ReDux Theme, Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar. I mean, here's the great thing about serving food in a jar... It's fun, it's cheap economical {use any leftover jars you already have-no need to buy extra dishes!}, and if you use small jars, it's a great way to cut down on portion sizes. The next time you get an ice cream craving, bust out the little jars instead of the big bowls, and … [Read more...]

Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing // The Spicy RD

I would have posted this recipe for Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing sooner, but the dog ate the peanuts. You know. This guy. Please don't let him fool you...I know he looks all sweet and innocent, but he's really sneaky! By the way, he also ate the chocolate covered macadamia nuts I brought back from Hawaii. Or, at least he licked the chocolate off, and left a pile of macadamia nuts on my bedroom floor. Did you know macadamia nut oil stains your rug BRIGHT yellow? I know now. Anyways, back to … [Read more...]

Budget Gourmet! Goat Cheese Pizza with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Onions

goat cheese pizza with veggies

Super easy to make and loaded with healthy veggies, this Goat Cheese Pizza with spinach, mushrooms, and onions, is one of my favorites to make for do-it-yourself-pizza night. My mom, the official "Queen of Coupon Clippers" would be very proud of me today. She clips coupons like it's nobody's business, and  keeps me so well-stocked in her "bargins" such as aluminum foil and other kitchen goods, that if you ever need any, please come to my house and take some. Please. I'm pretty sure I have an almost lifetime supply of Reynolds … [Read more...]

Green Eggs, No Ham {Veggies for Breakfast}

kale, basil, eggs, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil

That Sam I am...that Sam I am... Do you think he would like my green eggs, no ham? Green Eggs, as in scrambled eggs, topped with a savory kale pesto sauce and a few sweet cherry tomato halves thrown in for good measure! I think if Sam I am tried these green eggs, no ham, he would feel delicious all day long. Just like I feel every time I start my morning off with veggies for breakfast. How about you? Are you a veggie eater in the morning? If not, you should try this breakfast... Green Eggs {No Ham} Topped with Cherry … [Read more...]