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  • 4 Healthy Gluten Free Banana Cookies

    4 Healthy Gluten Free Banana Cookies

    Sometimes you just want a cookie but making a huge batch is time consuming and then you have a whole batch sitting around waiting to be eaten. I just don't have the will power. So, I make a real small batch...

  • A Healthier Spin on Girl Scout Samoas

    A Healthier Spin on Girl Scout Samoas

    These delicious little samoa cookies are my take on the delicious girl scout cookie. Although delicious, they are filled with not so good for you ingredients. My recipe uses 6 main ingredients; oats, dates, coconut, chocolate, honey and cashews and a couple of pantry staples. They are bit laborious to make, but worth it.

  • Air Popped Dill Popcorn with Olive Oil

    Dill Popcorn

    Put down the doritos and any other store packaged chip and try making air popped popcorn at home. This dill popcorn with olive oil is a crunchy delicious treat.

  • Almond Joy Oat Bran

    Almond Joy Oat Bran

    Who says you can't have candy for breakfast? Dark chocolate chips over 60% cocoa, raw almonds and unsweetened coconut, this almond joy oat bran recipe will get your morning started off just right. 

Dorito Air-Popped Popcorn

Dorito Air-Popped Popcorn

Posted in Recipes, Snacks

Put down the doritos and any other store packaged chip and try making air popped popcorn at home.

Air Popped Dill Popcorn with Olive Oil

Air Popped Dill Popcorn with Olive Oil

Posted in Recipes, Snacks

Put down the doritos and any other store packaged chip and try making air popped popcorn at home. This dill popcorn with olive oil is a crunchy delicious treat.

Snack Simple & Healthy: Celery & Peanut Butter

Snack Simple & Healthy: Celery & Peanut Butter

Posted in Recipes, Snacks

When I was a kid my grandmother would serve this as an appetizer before a big family dinner. This simply crunchy snack of just celery and peanut butter provides protein, a healthy fat and a serving of vegetables.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Posted in Recipes, Desserts & Sweets

Sweet and tasty this recipe for chocolate covered strawberries with a dollup of coconut whipped cream is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth without the guilt.

Healthy Cinnamon Doughnuts

Healthy Cinnamon Doughnuts

Posted in Recipes, Desserts & Sweets

These little gems are quite tasty. Made with pinto beans, rye flour and almond meal then rolled in cinnamon, these doughnut holes will fill you up with more protein and fiber compared to traditional store-bought types.

Healthy Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Healthy Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Posted in Recipes, Breakfast, Sandwiches & Wraps

On my quest to eat strictly Mediteranean style, I whipped up this egg and cheese breakfast sandwich with yellow pepper, red onion and sautéed spinach then topped it with a slice of Sargento cheddar cheese.

Salmon Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese

Salmon Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese

Posted in Recipes, Dinner, Salads

Delightfully light, this salmon spinach salad with rasperry vinaigrette, blue cheese, walnuts and green grapes in sure to fill you up and keep you energized into the afternoon.

Chick Pea & Sorghum Burgers w/ Spinach Pesto

Chick Pea & Sorghum Burgers w/ Spinach Pesto

Posted in Recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps, Dinner

These burgers may look complicated but they go togehter in a snap. Add apple slices on the side. Beans are a great way to add protein and fiber to your diet. Say good-bye to the traditional burger and fries.

Black Bean & Oat Bran Burgers

Black Bean & Oat Bran Burgers

Posted in Recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps

Made with a can of black beans and oat bran these burgers freeze nicely so you can enjoy easy meals at a later time.

Poached Egg w/ Crispy Potatoes & Arugula

Poached Egg w/ Crispy Potatoes & Arugula

Posted in Recipes, Breakfast

Start your day out right with a fresh poached egg and crispy breakfast potatoes with arugula, then top it with a sprinkling of your favorite spicy hot sauce and green onion.

Taste of Thai Healthy Carrot Ginger Soup

Taste of Thai Healthy Carrot Ginger Soup

Posted in Recipes, International, Soups & Stews

This carrot soup offers up the flavors of Thailand which may may you think it is complicated. But you will be ejoying it in about 15 minutes.

Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Posted in Recipes, Desserts & Sweets

These chocolate covered glazed doughnuts are made with healthy whole grain flours and zuchinni, without white sugar and offer 8 gms of fiber per doughnut. Eat one and you won't be dragging yourself out of a sugar comma. Best of all, they taste great.

Roasted and Pickled Radish Spring Salad

Roasted and Pickled Radish Spring Salad

Posted in Recipes, Seasonal, Dinner, Salads

This spring salad features both roasted and pickled fresh radishes with toasted walnuts and Treasure Cave Crumbled Blue Cheese on a bed of mixed spring greens. Dressing made from the pickling liquids complimented this salad perfeclty.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Posted in Recipes, International, Dinner, Salads

This salad was made with left over ingredients from grilling the other night with my family. I added mixed spring greens to leftover grilled chicken and vegetables; zuchinni, yellow squash, and onions, sprinled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a healthy Mediterranen style lunch.

Almond Joy Oat Bran

Almond Joy Oat Bran

Posted in Recipes, Breakfast

Who says you can't have candy for breakfast? Dark chocolate chips over 60% cocoa, raw almonds and unsweetened coconut, this almond joy oat bran recipe will get your morning started off just right. 

Raw Applesauce with Cinnamon and Oatmeal Breakfast

Raw Applesauce with Cinnamon and Oatmeal Breakfast

Posted in Recipes, Breakfast

Delicious, healty and easy to make, get your morning started right with this recipe for raw applesauce with cinnamon and oatmeal. Add a spoon full of wheat germ and flax to amp up the nutrition, then wash it down with a glass of apple juice, a product of the recipe.

Simple Bluberry Oat Pancakes w/ Almond Butter

Simple Bluberry Oat Pancakes w/ Almond Butter

Posted in Recipes, Breakfast

Pancakes for breakfast may seem like a high calorie treat but this recipe for blueberry pancakes made with oats, blueberries and almond butter, are nutritional and will keep you going all morning long.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Salmon

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Salmon

Posted in Recipes, Salads

This quick salad of canned salmon, baby spinach, strawberries, pecans, blue cheese and a fresh homemade balsamic strawberry dressing, will fill you up in a jiffy while supplying all the right nutrition to get you through your busy day.

Eating Your Greens & Beans

Eating Your Greens & Beans

Posted in Recipes, Keeping It Real, Salads

By now everyone knows that eating vegetables especially salads is good for you and its easier to throw together a salad than it is to drive down the road for fast food.

Chicken Winges and Onion Rings for Dinner

Chicken Winges and Onion Rings for Dinner

Posted in Recipes, Dinner

Yes you can! Done this way, there is nothing to feel guilty about. Balsamic glazed chicken wings with crispy leek rings, served over a chopped strwberry salad and a side of garlic broccoli.

Egg and Potato Make Ahead Breakfast Bowls

Egg and Potato Make Ahead Breakfast Bowls

Posted in Recipes, Breakfast

Next time you cook breakfast, make some extra so you have left overs and store in freezer safe bowls for quick reheat and eat during the week. Today I made my favorite breakfast, taters with onion and pepper and scrambled eggs. Add a dash of hot sauce... yum!

Overnight Oats 4 Ways

Overnight Oats 4 Ways

Posted in Recipes, Breakfast

Overnight oats 4 different ways. These whip up pretty quick. You just put the ingredients in a bowl, stir them up, then throw them in the refrigerator overnight and they are ready to eat in the morning. 

Salmon Colcannon St. Patricks Day Feast

Salmon Colcannon St. Patricks Day Feast

Posted in Recipes, International, Seasonal, Dinner

This simple dinner made on St Patrick's Day was inspired by traditional sheppard's pie. This feast for one, is made with whole grain mustard glazed salmon, colcannon and peas with carrots. It may look complicated but it went together pretty fast.

Homemade Chocolate Covered Pistachio Ice Cream Bon Bons

Homemade Chocolate Covered Pistachio Ice Cream Bon Bons

Posted in Recipes, Desserts & Sweets

These are absolutely fabulous! I used the pistachio ice-cream I made earlier this week to create these dark chocolate covered pistachio ice cream bon bons.

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