Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake + 3 Reasons to Eat Some Almonds Today

This creamy, dreamy Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake is just what you need when you're craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Nutty for Nuts! Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, Nut Nutrition 101 + 24 Healthy Nut Recipes

Low in sugar, and rich in nutrition and flavor, this 5 ingredient Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make & much more economical than store bought nut butters.

Low in sugar, and packed with nutrition and intense chocolaty cinnamon goodness, this Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make, and a lot more economical than store bought nut butters! Can I share a {not so secret} confession with you? I am nutty about nuts! And in honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share with you everything about Nut Nutrition 101, a scrumptious recipe for Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, AND a round-up of 24 of my favorite healthy nut recipes here on The Spicy RD. So chill out with a handful of your … [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...]

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...]

Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One

Easy, nourishing, & delicious breakfast idea! Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One | The Spicy RD

Comforting and nourishing, this quick and easy Rustic Bruschetta Baked Eggs for One is a delicious way to start the day. P.S. It's gluten-free, vegetarian, low FODMAP, low carb, and baked in the microwave, so you have no excuse not to eat a proper breakfast :-)  If you have to pick one favorite SUPER nutritious {and delicious} pantry staple what would it be? Olives would be on my list for sure. Quinoa. Nuts and nut butters. Oats {certified gluten-free for me}. Extra virgin olive oil. Yep. Sardines {Sometimes}. Dark chocolate … [Read more...]

Moonshine Spiked Apple Pie Berry Shrub + 4 Things I’ve Learned in my 40’s

Apple Pie Berry Shrub-Mocktail or Cocktail spiked with Apple Pie Moonshine

This Moonshine Spiked Apple Pie and Berry Shrub is a birthday present for one of my favorite fellow RD foodies, the FABULOUS Regan Jones, who just so happens to be turning the big 4-0 today. Happy Birthday Reagan!!! I wish I could say you beat me to the punch Regan, but, as I am now officially 2 years away from the big 5-0, I have a few words of wisdom to share before I toast you w/ a big ol' glass of Apple Pie Berry Shrub. Here you go... … [Read more...]

14 Favorite Healthy, Gluten-Free & Delicious Recipes in 2014-Yours and Mine!

Top 14 Healthy, Gluten-Free, and Delicious Recipes of 2014 || The Spicy RD

Thank YOU so much for making 2014 another delicious year. I am SO appreciative of all your comments, sharing of posts, and simply taking time out of your busy lives to read my posts here at The Spicy RD! Like last year, I thought it would be fun to share some favorite posts from 2014-both your and mine, so without further adieu, here they are... … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies w/ Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Filling

Moist, chewy, and delicately spiced, these naturally sweetened Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies are taken to a whole other level with Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Caramel Filling. P.S. They're vegan too!

  By posting this recipe for Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies with Sea Salt Rum Raisin Caramel Filling, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Today I bring you these Gluten-Free Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies filled with Rum Raisin and Sea Salt Caramel. Oh. My. Yum. … [Read more...]

Kale & Basmati Soup w/ Pumpkin Seed Pesto + the 21-Day Tummy Cookbook Giveaway

Kale and Basmati Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Warm up, and chill out, with a big bowl of this nourishing Kale and Basmati Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Option, Low FODMAP}, and enter my giveaway to win a copy of the 21-Day Tummy Cookbook written by Liz Vaccariello, along with Kate Scarlata, RD! Big Tex asked me a question the other day... "Mom. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?" … [Read more...]

Cherry Tomato & Forbidden Rice Salad + Balanced Box Giveaway

Forbidden Rice Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Feel fabulous this holiday season, and all year long with this fresh and easy Cherry Tomato and Forbidden Rice Salad, then enter my giveaway for a chance to win a Balanced Box for a Digestive Peace of Mind.Update 12/15/14: The giveaway has ended-thanks to all who participated! The holiday season is just starting to get in to full swing, and if you're anything like me, this is the time of year you might, ahem, indulge (a little) more than usual, yet still want to keep your waistline from expanding, AND feel great at the same time-->i.e. full … [Read more...]