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5 Ingredient Acorn Squash Pasta Sauce

01/04/2018 20:21:51 PM

This creamy acorn squash pasta sauce uses only five ingredients. It’s a simple way to get in an extra serving or two of veggies at dinner! Squash. It’s the new grocery list staple. But really though. It seems like people are in one of two ...

Digestivi-T for Healing the Gut

12/06/2017 20:55:50 PM

The following is an honest review of LifeSeasons Digestivi-T supplements. I took these digestive enzymes and probiotics as part of a sponsored partnership with LifeSeasons to help improve my gut health. Although this was a sponsored post, all ...

Crockpot Sweet Potato Bison Chili

12/04/2017 17:34:39 PM

This crockpot sweet potato bison chili is made in just a couple short steps. The perfect cold weather meal full of delicious veggies! I am constantly forgetting the ‘rules’ of certain diets and had to Google whether or not sweet potatoes ...

Vegan Cake Donuts with Nutmeg and Cinnamon

11/21/2017 07:39:34 AM

These vegan cake donuts have a dense and delicious texture with a crumbly sugar topping. They’re flavored with nutmeg and cinnamon, and made with flax eggs and coconut oil. I’ve never actually liked donuts that much. Of course, I always ...

Roasted Butternut Squash with Mushrooms

11/12/2017 20:30:30 PM

Roasted butternut squash with mushrooms is a delicious side dish to serve with your holiday meals to get an extra helping or two of vegetables! How many people actually make ‘healthier’ recipes on Thanksgiving? Anyone? (Raises hand.) Don’t ...

Healthy Soup Recipes

11/08/2017 05:00:00 AM

Follow this blog with Bloglovin’ Spicy Black Bean Soup (shown above) This this an old post originally published in 2013, which has been updated with new and delicious soup recipes! So… I’ve been craving a lot of soup. It’s even getting ...

Roasted Acorn Squash with Ghee

11/05/2017 19:22:10 PM

Roasted acorn squash is a simple and healthy side dish for a holiday meal that can be dressed up with some greens and pantry ingredients! I have to admit, this roasted acorn squash recipe is more about dressing up a simple recipe so that it ...

Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics

11/01/2017 03:25:13 AM

As consumers, we trust what companies promote as a healthy food or supplement. But as responsible consumers, we should also understand why we’re purchasing a product—and what specific effects it will have on our bodies. Probiotics are nothing ...

Fudgy Vegan Brownies

10/24/2017 08:04:44 AM

These fudgy vegan brownies have an decadent chocolate flavor and delicious gooey texture! Made with healthy ingredients, including avocado oil and flaxseed eggs. I went through a long phase in life of replacing all oils in baked goods with non-fat ...

Thai Chicken Zoodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce

10/16/2017 03:00:00 AM

Thai chicken zoodles with spicy peanut sauce with a quick and healthy dinner recipe you can make in less than 30 minutes! Sometimes, making an easy meal means the same meal on repeat. For weeks. That’s how I normally roll, anyway. I find a ...

Creating Simple Spaces: Home Office

10/09/2017 13:18:03 PM

This is a series about creating simple spaces in the home that are both unique to our style, but practice important concepts of minimalism—only keeping items in the home which hold value or bring joy. My home office is my favorite place in ...

Buttered Coffee for Intermittent Fasting

10/05/2017 21:26:11 PM

Butter for breakfast? Like, just butter? And some coffee. Sounds kinda strange. Right? If you are on a ketogenic diet and/or intermittent fasting, then it isn’t so strange at all! What is Intermittent Fasting? There are several ways you can ...

The President of Happiness

10/03/2017 03:00:00 AM

Do you ever get the feeling that life is way more complicated than it needs to be? (Raises hand) I play so many roles in life. In true honor of my Type A personality, I need to be perfect at each one. Perfect Mom. Trophy Wife. Rockstar Employee. ...

Understanding Gut Health

10/01/2017 10:00:00 AM

I used to be a skeptic. There was no way that leaky gut syndrome affected so many people. Like, what the heck is leaky gut anyway? There was absolutely no way that I was one of the affected people. I eat so healthy! And I have never had serious ...

Savory Manchego Cheese and Pumpkin Quesadillas

09/26/2017 08:11:37 AM

This savory manchego cheese and pumpkin quesadillas recipe is an easy, meatless twist on a favorite Mexican meal! I did it. Even though it is still 90 degrees in Dallas, my pantry is stocked with pumpkin. Not like the weather has stopped me ...

Carrot and Parsnip Fries with Cashew Pesto Dipping Sauce

09/18/2017 08:51:38 AM

A simple vegan snack everyone will enjoy! Make these carrot and parsnip fries with dairy free cashew pesto dipping sauce for your next gathering. When I realized I needed to start going dairy free, I pouted for a few minutes. Not really because ...

Easy 20 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice

08/28/2017 06:47:30 AM

This easy 20 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe is just what you need for a healthy meal you can prep for lunch or dinner. If you are looking for a delicious and easy way to get more vegetables in your diet, then you need to print out this ...

Vegetarian Lentil Quinoa Meatballs

08/20/2017 10:46:34 AM

Go meatless with these easy, allergen-friendly vegetarian lentil quinoa meatballs! They are a delicious meatless substitute to top your pasta or salads. Eating less meat has been surprisingly easy. It has been a little over one month since I’ve ...

Food Prep Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowls

08/14/2017 11:42:17 AM

These food prep roasted veggie quinoa bowls are an incredibly easy and healthy meal you can have ready for a meatless lunch or dinner throughout the week! My meals basically live in a bowl these days. Between salads, curry dishes and zoodles, ...

Coconut Milk Chickpea Curry

08/07/2017 13:24:57 PM

Coconut milk chickpea curry is a simple, healthy dinner you can prepare for your family in less than 20 minutes! Serve with your favorite variety of rice. How often do you get food cravings that seem to come out of NOWEHRE? I was craving curry ...

Easy Citrus Brussels Sprout Salad

07/27/2017 10:36:04 AM

This Easy Citrus Brussels Sprout Salad can be used as a salad base or side dish. Made with five simple ingredients, this is a delicious way to eat raw veggies! The quest for more plant-based recipes begins! I’ve recently talked about starting ...

Three Ingredient Applesauce Pancakes

06/30/2017 03:00:00 AM

All you need are oats, eggs and applesauce for these simple, three ingredient applesauce pancakes. They’re an easy, healthy breakfast for your kids! As much as I love a savory breakfast with eggs, potatoes and tons of sauteed veggies, a sweet ...

Rosemary Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Pine Nuts

06/24/2017 03:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to replace steamed veggies at your dinner table, you need to try this easy rosemary roasted broccoli with toasted pine nuts recipe! My hands-down favorite way to eat broccoli is by roasting it. Although you can roast frozen ...

Easy Roasted Summer Vegetable Bowls

06/23/2017 03:00:00 AM

These easy roasted summer vegetable bowls are a healthy lunch or dinner option, and provide a great new way to eat some of your favorite nutritious foods! I would like to acknowledge two things for the success of this recipe. 1. My newfound ...

Healthy Wild Blueberry Muffins

06/14/2017 03:00:00 AM

These healthy wild blueberry muffins are made with real ingredients and frozen wild blueberries. At less than 200 calories each, they are perfect for grab-and-go breakfast or snack option! My style of baking has drastically changed in the last ...

Kale and Pepita Power Salad

06/07/2017 03:00:00 AM

This tasty kale and pepita power salad is made with fresh, crunchy kale, carrots, quinoa, pepitas (pumpkins seeds), an egg and your favorite balsamic vinaigrette dressing! I know what you might be thinking. WTF is a pepita? I thought the same ...

Blood Orange and Blueberry Sangria

05/17/2017 03:00:00 AM

Blood orange and blueberry sangria is a simple party drink made with fruit, sauvignon blanc and vodka. It is easy to put together, and makes for a pretty display, too! I’ve never bought a blood orange before this recipe. It’s kinda weird ...

Creamy Coconut Milk Breakfast Quinoa

04/27/2017 03:00:00 AM

This easy, one-pot creamy coconut milk breakfast quinoa is a nutritious and satisfying way to start your day! Top with your favorite fruit and chia seeds for some extra flavor. I gave up ‘fat free’ foods a long time ago. I’m talking about ...

Baby Kale and Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cashews

04/21/2017 03:00:00 AM

This is a simple baby kale and quinoa salad tossed in balsamic vinaigrette, and topped with roasted cashews and sliced apples. It has a gourmet taste, but only takes 5 minutes to prepare! I seriously can’t believe that I’ve never tried roasted ...

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

03/01/2017 03:00:22 AM

This Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes recipe is a super easy food prep idea that you can take to work for lunch, or reheat at home for dinner! I have NO IDEA why it took me so long to bake a sweet potato. Maybe because I’ve been so obsessed ...

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

03/01/2017 03:00:22 AM

This Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes recipe is a super easy food prep idea that you can take to work for lunch, or reheat at home for dinner! I have NO IDEA why it took me so long to bake a sweet potato. Maybe because I’ve been so obsessed ...

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa

02/14/2017 03:00:00 AM

This roasted corn and black bean salsa is a super simple and healthy appetizer you can make as a snack or salad topper in 30 minutes or less. Best. Salsa. Ever. And lucky me—I got a free recipe testing ticket on this one. Although I did taste ...

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa

02/14/2017 03:00:00 AM

This roasted corn and black bean salsa is a super simple and healthy appetizer you can make as a snack or salad topper in 30 minutes or less. Best. Salsa. Ever. And lucky me—I got a free recipe testing ticket on this one. Although I did taste ...

Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Jars

01/31/2017 03:00:00 AM

Blueberry quinoa breakfast jars with soy-based yogurt are the perfect dairy-free alternative for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast! We hear ‘New Year, New You’ pretty often this time of year. There are so many blasts about diets, cleanses, ...

Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Jars

01/31/2017 03:00:00 AM

Blueberry quinoa breakfast jars with soy-based yogurt are the perfect dairy-free alternative for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast! We hear ‘New Year, New You’ pretty often this time of year. There are so many blasts about diets, cleanses, ...

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

01/30/2017 03:00:00 AM

The average American eats 2400 calories during game time. Save yourself some guilt with these healthy Super Bowl snacks your friends will love! FOOTBALL! It’s basically synonymous with food, right? I know that is often the case when we watch ...

Healthy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

01/24/2017 03:00:00 AM

This healthy crockpot buffalo chicken dip recipe makes the perfect snack to feature at your next party! Serve it with your favorite chips and veggies. When someone tells you, ‘This dip is so good, I could eat it with a spoon. Like soup. Or, ...

Healthy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

01/24/2017 03:00:00 AM

This healthy crockpot buffalo chicken dip recipe makes the perfect snack to feature at your next party! Serve it with your favorite chips and veggies. When someone tells you, ‘This dip is so good, I could eat it with a spoon. Like soup. Or, ...

Spinach and Chicken White Sauce Pizza

01/22/2017 05:00:00 AM

A delicious and healthy white sauce pizza made with Greek yogurt and spinach. Just add chicken and all your favorite toppings! If you’ve seen any of my meal plans, you know the Sunday routine around here. PIZZA NIGHT. Okay, well sometimes ...

White Balsamic and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

01/18/2017 03:56:00 AM

This white balsamic and cranberry quinoa salad is a healthy (and vegan) recipe to use for food prepping and meal planning! Are you vegan? Vegetarian? Every once in a while, I go for a day without eating meat. I’ve toyed around with going ...

How to Eat Clean

01/06/2017 05:00:00 AM

How clean do you eat? Are you familiar with ‘clean eating’? It’s taken over a lot of social media and blogs, and that’s a GREAT thing. I do eat very healthy and clean. But, I don’t eat COMPLETELY clean 100% of the time. I won’t ever ...

Healthy Loaded Potato Soup

01/04/2017 03:00:00 AM

How do you even make potato soup?! Maybe some of you don’t know. One of my friends definitely doesn’t know, since she asked me that the other day. It doesn’t come in a can. Or one of those weird sippable cups. Or at least, it shouldn’t! ...

25 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

11/19/2016 03:00:00 AM

Y’all know I have no problem with eating our delicious full fat, comfort foods once in a while. On a holiday, we are definitely allowed one day to indulge. As long as we follow the one GUILT FREE rule, that is! ???? But sometimes it’s nice ...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Quinoa

11/15/2016 03:00:00 AM

Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and quinoa is the perfect healthy side dish to pair with chicken or steak. Only 10 minutes to prep and cooks in less than 25 minutes for dinner! I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate easy recipes right ...

Roasted Frozen Broccoli

11/13/2016 03:00:00 AM

Follow this blog on Facebook Want a huge food-prep-time-saving tip that will change.your.life? Here it is… You can ROAST frozen broccoli!! In fact, you can roast frozen vegetables of any variety you choose. Ok soooo maybe you aren’t quite ...

Spicy Black Bean Soup

10/31/2016 03:00:00 AM

Spicy black bean soup is a perfect recipe for fall weather food prepping! This healthy soup is made in less than 40 minutes. I’m so desperate for it to feel like fall. I know it’s technically fall, so I’ve been doing ‘fall thi

Pumpkin Chili

10/11/2016 03:00:00 AM

This healthy pumpkin chili is rich and creamy. It makes for the perfect fall meal, and is incredibly easy for weekly food prep and meal planning. One of my favorite things about food blogging—and making recipes—is turning skeptics into healthy ...

Better For You Breakfast

10/04/2016 03:00:00 AM

I read this article about how American’s rush their meals. In Europe (I think it called out France specifically?) People dedicate 2.5 hours a day to meals. It’s a social event. Meals are to be enjoyed and spent with the people you love. ...

Beef Cashew Lettuce Wraps

09/29/2016 03:00:00 AM

Beef cashew lettuce wraps are is a fun and healthy dinner recipe. It is perfect for a light dinner or leftovers for lunch! When I think lettuce wraps, my mind automatically goes to one place. P.F. Chang’s. Then I remember that means we have ...

Southwestern Quinoa Bowls

09/21/2016 03:00:00 AM

Southwestern quinoa bowls are a simple lunch option you can put on your food prep check list. Full of healthy carbs and protein, this is a must-make meal! Somehow, it took me 4 years of blogging to create a ‘bowls’ recipe category. Some ...

A Tribute to Dad

09/08/2016 03:00:00 AM

There’s something therapeutic about writing. Maybe it’s the act of pen-to-paper. Or maybe it’s the ability to ‘say’ things you can’t say—or don’t really know how to say. Here (as I’m typing, and not w

3 Ingredient Homemade Instant Oatmeal

08/30/2016 03:00:00 AM

Skip the store-bought oatmeal! Save money with these easy-to-make homemade instant oatmeal packets. It’s a healthier breakfast option you can grab on your way out the door and make at work! Aww man. The fam and I have really had a whirlwind ...

Crockpot BBQ Pork

08/10/2016 03:00:00 AM

A clean crockpot BBQ pork recipe that is low sugar and doesn’t use any processed sauces! Makes for a perfect dinner or lunch recipe for food prep and meal planning. Need some meal plan inspiration? I’ve got you covered! Check out Slim S ...

Easy Lemon Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodles

08/02/2016 03:00:00 AM

This easy lemon chicken and sweet potato noodles is a simple spiralized dinner dish that packs a lot of flavor with minimal effort. Don’t have a spiralizer? You’ll need one! I use this Paderno Spiralizer and I love it! It’s been a l

Broccoli Confetti Salad

07/26/2016 03:00:00 AM

This broccoli confetti salad will jazz up your boring lunch routine! It is simple to make with fresh veggies and grilled chicken. When I say I am all about simple recipes these days…I mean exactly that. Using whole ingredients that are SIMPLE ...

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

07/12/2016 03:00:00 AM

These simple and healthy flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are sure to make any cookie lover swoon! These cookies are made with oats instead of regular flour. This is an updated recipe from a couple years ago—I hope you enjoy ...

Garlic Avocado Salad Dressing

07/05/2016 03:00:00 AM

This simple and healthy garlic avocado salad dressing is perfect to serve with chef salads, sandwiches, burgers and more. This salad itself miiiiight look a wee bit familiar. I took my favorite broccoli slaw salad mix and topped it with this ...

Coconut Cashew Butter

07/01/2016 03:00:00 AM

Coconut cashew butter is a delicious nut butter with a tinge of sweetness. Perfect for your healthy snacking with fruit, crackers or as a sandwich! Let’s take a quick poll… …how many of you are already celebrating the Fourth of July

Healthy Love Dip

06/28/2016 03:00:00 AM

This Healthy Love Dip is a recreation from our favorite dip at Central Market. It’s made with healthier ingredients and is great for snacking! Calling all Snapchatters! You can now follow along with me as I navigate my new life with a baby! ...

Greek Yogurt and Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

06/24/2016 03:00:00 AM

Greek yogurt and quinoa breakfast bowls are a simple and delicious way to eat a healthy breakfast that is high in protein. Psssst…did you know you can follow me on Snapchat?? Add me to follow along with how I try to keep my healthy lifestyle ...

Fresh Basil Spread

06/21/2016 03:00:00 AM

This fresh basil spread is a healthy snack choice to serve at your next party or to pack in your lunches for the week! Serve with your favorite bread, crackers or veggies. Updated images and recipe from a couple years ago! I love this recipe ...

Creamy Garlic Hummus

06/17/2016 03:00:00 AM

This creamy garlic hummus is simple to make, less caloric than store-bought brands AND it’s much more affordable! It makes for the perfect healthy snack with crackers or veggies. This is a republished recipe with updated images—one of my ...

Broccoli Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

06/14/2016 03:00:00 AM

This healthy broccoli cashew chicken stir fry recipe is a simple dinner you can have ready for you and your family in less than 25 minutes! Time, money or health? Someone was taking a poll on Facebook the other day, asking which one you’d ...

Photography Hack: DIY Marble Surface

06/10/2016 03:00:00 AM

Save money with this easy photography hack and make your own marble surface for pictures! This DIY marble surface costs less than $12. So it’s been a while since I’ve had any kind of blog tips for ya. I guess when you take a mini hiatus ...

Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

06/07/2016 03:00:00 AM

These Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins are a simple and healthy on-the-go snack or breakfast. Made with chocolate chips for a little bit of extra sweetness! Psssst…did you know you can follow me on Snapchat?? Add me to follow along with how I try ...

Things That Surprised Me About Postpartum and Parenting

06/03/2016 03:00:00 AM

Now that we’re over a month into this whole parenting thing, we’re starting to understand Brooklyn and her needs a little bit better. While not everything is very predictable yet, we feel pretty confident in how to deal and adapt our own ...

Sweet Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad with Bacon

05/31/2016 03:00:00 AM

This Sweet Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad with Bacon is the perfect side for a cookout this summer! It is light and flavorful with a crunch from fresh veggies. This salad. It’s so good I made it twice within one week. Twice! It was a hit among ...

Cooking Quinoa and 13 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

05/24/2016 03:00:00 AM

Cooking with quinoa is a healthier option than using ordinary processed carbohydrates. Learn how to cook quinoa to perfection and incorporate it in some seriously delicious healthy recipes! KEEN-WA. Was anyone else totally off the mark when ...

No Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge

05/20/2016 03:00:00 AM

Who doesn’t love a simple healthy dessert? Try this no bake healthy peanut butter fudge when your next sweet craving strikes! Whoa guys. I had time to blog. YAY!

Almond Cranberry Frozen Yogurt Bark with Chia Seeds

05/10/2016 03:00:00 AM

Hello friends! I have another guest post for you today. Please welcome Dixya! Hi Slim Sanity readers, I am Dixya from Food, Pleasure, and Health and I’d like to thank Alysia for letting me hang out with you all today. You guys, I love the ...

Meet Brooklyn Annabelle

05/06/2016 03:00:00 AM

Hello friends! I have a very special introduction for you today! Everybody, meet Brooklyn Annabelle Ehle, She was born on Friday, 4/29/2016 at 4:40 PM. 8 lbs 4 oz and 19 1/4″ long…and she had a full head of blonde hair! We were surprised ...

Easy Shrimp Pasta Salad with Shells and Peas

05/03/2016 03:00:00 AM

A super easy shrimp pasta salad with shells and peas—this has lots of veggies and is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo! I am wanting to come back and preface this post letting you know…baby girl is born! I sill be working up an int ...

Smoked Mozzarella Grilled Cheese with Mushrooms & Onions

04/26/2016 03:00:00 AM

This mouth-watering smoked mozzarella grilled cheese with mushrooms and onions puts a fancy spin on your regular grilled cheese sandwich! OMG. Pretty sure this is what pregnancy dreams are made of…*insert heart-eyed emoji* I’ve got a mo ...

Coconut Orange Balls

04/22/2016 03:00:00 AM

These coconut orange balls are a simple healthy snack recipe you can grab and eat on-the-go! They’re sweetened with dates and a bit of maple syrup. We’ve got a great guest post today from another one of my favorite bloggers. This recipe ...

5 Ingredient Spaghetti Squash with Pasta Sauce

04/15/2016 03:00:00 AM

This 5 ingredient spaghetti squash with pasta sauce recipe let’s you have a healthy dinner on the table with little effort in less than 30 minutes. Let’s be honest here. Even though I’d love to make every meal in my home from scratc

Ginger Blueberry Banana Date Smoothie

04/12/2016 03:00:00 AM

The time has almost come for baby girl to show her face. Which means I’m not exactly my usual self in the kitchen these days. Like, I’m kinda slow and lazy…that’s basically what I’m getting at. So I had some friends line

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

04/08/2016 03:00:00 AM

This healthy banana oat muffins recipe is made with reduced flour and reduced sugar. They make for the perfect filling snack or breakfast on-the-go! So, we’ve been champions at adulting lately. On the weekends. Like, wuuuuut? Maybe we’ll ...

Healthier Puppy Chow

04/03/2016 03:00:00 AM

A healthy twist to a favorite childhood treat. This healthier puppy chow recipe makes for a delicious snack for your sweet tooth! I don’t normally do recipe posts on Sundays, but it’s been a pretty abnormal week so we’re gonna keep

Pregnancy and Life—Spilling My Thoughts

04/01/2016 03:00:00 AM

I’ve been meaning to write a pregnancy update post for a while. I’ve kinda put it off because I don’t feel like there’s a lot to update. Like I’ve said before…I’m also not really the sentimental type that is

Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich

03/25/2016 03:00:00 AM

A healthy chicken salad sandwich that uses avocado and Greek yogurt instead of mayo! Plus, it has the added protein of black beans. Does anyone else still watch Grey’s Anatomy? It’s been around forever, in it’s 12th season this year

Weekly Meal Plan

03/20/2016 03:00:00 AM

Being completely honest, this week was a little different than most weeks. We relied a little more on convenience items. This was a combination of using what we have at home to stretch out going to the grocery for another week. And a combination ...

Sweet Potato Noodle Taco Bowls

03/18/2016 03:00:00 AM

Take a fun twist on taco night with these healthy sweet potato noodle taco bowls for some extra vitamins and vegetables! Swoodles are BACK! I told you I was gonna make them a thing. At least a thing in my house, since I’m not the first to ...

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

03/15/2016 03:00:00 AM

These Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies are a healthy treat that use only five ingredients. Perfect for bringing along as a snack or dessert for any meal! Written while pretending to care about Selection Sunday. Cookies! For breakfast, lunch ...

Weekly Meal Plan

03/13/2016 03:00:00 AM

I’m in definite countdown mode these days. Every week we are so much closer to baby girl being welcomed to the world! For a long time I was just anxious to not be pregnant anymore (I mean, that is still true). But now I’m getting more a ...

Creamy Chocolate Banana Smoothie

03/11/2016 03:00:00 AM

A creamy chocolate banana smoothie that is sure to stand up to even your worst ice cream cravings! Well, most of the time. Made with frozen banana and unsweetened cocoa powder. I’m working to step up my smoothie game. And I’ve been crav ...

Healthy Avocado Recipes

03/08/2016 03:00:00 AM

Avocado isn’t just for guacamole. (Although, guacamole is one of the best ways to eat them). Get plenty of healthy fats with these delicious and healthy avocado recipes! So, I’m actually surprised this is the first time I’ve ever do

Homemade Guacamole

03/04/2016 03:00:00 AM

Homemade guacamole made with ripe avocados, Roma tomato, red onion, cilantro and garlic salt. This heart-healthy appetizer is best served with tasty homemade tortilla chips! I know, I know…I’m revamping (pictures for) two recipes in a row. ...

Simple Savory Pulled Pork

03/01/2016 03:00:00 AM

A savory pulled pork recipe that is super easy to make in the crockpot! It’s great for having on hand as healthy lunch and dinner options. This savory pulled pork recipe is perfect for all your food prepping needs! Pork is one of my favorite ...

Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

02/26/2016 03:00:00 AM

Make flavorful, crispy wings healthier by grilling them instead of deep frying! Use this simple dry rub for grilled honey garlic chicken wings to reduce calories and added sugar. I’m hoping this post isn’t some kind of cruel and unusual ...

How to Cook Dry Beans in a Crock Pot

02/23/2016 03:00:00 AM

Learn how to cook dry beans in a crock pot! This super simple method takes less than four hours. No need to soak overnight! Normally, I think owning a crock pot is a sign of growing up. Especially if you’re asking for one as a gift for a ...

Weekly Meal Plan

02/21/2016 03:00:00 AM

I can’t lie to you… Last week’s meal plan didn’t have too much variety. Meaning, most of our lunches were a type of pasta with meat sauce. And we ate another type of pasta with a different kind of meat sauce for dinner a coupl

Sweet Potato and Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Chickpeas

02/19/2016 03:00:00 AM

This sweet potato and zucchini noodles with pesto and chickpeas recipe is made as a savory vegetarian dish, perfect for a healthy make-ahead lunch or dinner. So I know zoodles are, like, all the rage these days. Let me be clear, I’m not mad ...

Peanut Butter Honey Fruit Dip

02/16/2016 03:00:00 AM

Peanut butter honey fruit dip is a great alternative for a sweet snack! It’s also great for veggies, crackers and bagels. I’m so excited for this coming weekend… It’s baby shower weekend! My sisters are putting together a shower, and ...

Weekly Meal Plan

02/14/2016 03:00:00 AM

I was so ready for last week to be over. Just one of those weeks, ya know? Seemed to drag oooon and on and on. Weeks like that really help you appreciate the weekends! Kyle and I had a fairly low-key weekend, and did end up going to dinner and ...

Paleo Stuffed Peppers

02/12/2016 03:00:00 AM

These paleo stuffed peppers are an easy way to get a balanced, healthy dinner with lots of veggies that your whole family will enjoy! Bell peppers might be my favorite vegetable. Or at least, I think they are one of the prettiest vegetables. ...

Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

02/09/2016 03:00:00 AM

Make these easy homemade peanut butter and jelly cups this weekend to celebrate with a healthier Valentine’s day treat! Valentine’s Day means one thing to me… Chocolate. Some women would probably say love or romance, but I’m not really ...

Weekly Meal Plan

02/07/2016 03:00:00 AM

Hellooooo! Back to our regularly scheduled meal planning. Sorta. I’m gonna be doing these a liiiittle differently…again. But this time, it’ll be easier for me to keep up with. I’m going to start posting my meal plans to the bl

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Sweet Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

02/05/2016 03:00:00 AM

This cranberry and broccoli slaw salad with sweet orange vinaigrette dressing adds a deliciously sweet twist to your ordinary salad greens! Broccoli slaw is life changing. At least, for salad eaters. It TOTALLY transforms a salad. It adds a ...

Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

02/02/2016 03:00:00 AM

These whole wheat zucchini muffins are easy to prep on the weekends for a healthy grab-and-go snack or breakfast option during your busy week! Reader poll for the day: Is there anyone out there that doesn’t enjoy muffins? I’d be sad if ...

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

01/31/2016 03:00:00 AM

The average American eats 2400 calories during game time. Save yourself some guilt with these healthy Super Bowl snacks your friends will love! FOOTBALL! It’s basically synonymous with food, right? I know that is often the case when we watch ...