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...]

Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole | Meatless Monday

I promise you won't miss the meat with these AMAZING Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole. Serve them Taco Bar Style w/ all the fixins' for a Meatless Monday meal EVERYONE will devour! I was SO hoping for leftovers of these Crunchy Lentil Tacos. But my family disappointed me, and gobbled them all up. Not one. little. speck. of lentil taco "meat" or feta guacamole left. … [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...]

Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes

These delicately spiced Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream Sundaes are a delicious holiday dessert, yet meant to be enjoyed all year long. As a bonus, they are made with lactose free ice cream, and are even a wee bit on the healthier side! As I write this post, in the comfort of my cozy flannel PJs, I see my orange tree, from my office window, whipping in the wind, wet ground below, and the promise of more first day of winter (Happy Winter Solstice!) rain to fall.Have I gone mad churning up these creamy, dreamy Orange Cardamom Pistachio Ice … [Read more...]

Sprouted Red Jasmine Rice Salad with Pomegranate, Feta, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Herbs

Fresh, fast, and delicious, this Red Jasmine Sprouted Rice Salad with Pomegranate, Feta, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Herbs, is a healthy side or main dish to enjoy over the holidays, and all year long! I stumbled quite serendipitously over this Red Jasmine Sprouted Rice Salad, when I was scrounging for leftovers for lunch in my fridge. And, my freezer. Do you do this too?? … [Read more...]

Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato & Chickpea Salad + More Healthy Lunch Ideas

This Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato and Chickpea Salad is a quick and easy healthy lunch you can whip up in 5 minutes! Want more healthy lunch ideas? Read on! Today's post is quick. Because I know you've got work to do. Just like me. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Quick and Easy Lentil Feta Bruschetta ~ 3 Delicious Ways!

Hands down, this 3 ingredient Quick and Easy Lentil Feta Bruschetta is my "go-to" recipe for holiday entertaining. Even better, I've paired it 3 simple, healthy, and delicious ways, so you can enjoy leftovers all week long!It seems almost a crime to call this Lentil Feta Bruschetta a "recipe", and, to be perfectly honest, I didn't invent it {I owe a huge thanks to one of my clients for sharing it with me!}, but I did come up with 3 SUPER SIMPLE and delicious ways you can nosh on this nutritious dip all week long. … [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...]

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...]