Snacks

{turkey, cheddar, apple power snack}

This one is more of a snack idea rather than a “recipe”. I work in a school and understand that parents are always on the lookout for healthy, easy things they can pack in their kids’ lunchboxes. The great thing…

{pumpkin spice granola}

In my constant effort to help my family eat healthier, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate healthy breakfasts into the family’s diet. With my mom’s high cholesterol and aversion to traditional oatmeal, I decided to try my hand at…

{crispy eggplant pizza dippers}

One of the easiest ways to lose weight and get healthy is to eat more vegetables. One of the hardest things to do (for many people) is to find vegetables that appeal to them and make them easy to eat…

{oatmeal raisin muffins}

{oatmeal raisin muffins}

I love making two or three batches of these muffins on a Sunday night so my family can enjoy them for breakfast during the week. There is no added sugar and the fiber from the oats along with protein from…

{4 ingredient breakfast bars}

{4 ingredient breakfast bars}

Banana is the new sugar! I’ve been looking for a healthy sugar alternative for years and it finally hit me…use fruit to sweeten baked goods! The inspiration for this banana-sweetened breakfast bar came from the popular “banana ice cream” recipes…

{banana almond muffins}

{banana almond muffins}

This is not your mamma’s bran muffin recipe! Moist, slightly sweet, and delicious muffins you can actually feel good about eating! Like most chicks out there, I’m always on the hunt for yummy treats that won’t threaten my waist line….

{simply perfect appetizer-pesto & veggie tart}

{simply perfect appetizer-pesto & veggie tart}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! This one is a huge hit![/headline_georgia_small_left] So I made this veggie tart for a pot luck at work last week…correction, I made 3 tarts for the gals in the office (about 6 of us) and we…

{dark chocolate-cherry truffles}

{dark chocolate-cherry truffles}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Fruit and nuts replace the cream in this delicious, healthy treat![/headline_georgia_small_left] I LOVE this recipe! I posted it on my previous blog and called it “black forest truffles” because it tastes like a black forest cake. Having lived in…

{whole wheat black and white cookies in honor of NYC}

{whole wheat black and white cookies in honor of NYC}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]My love for food and my infatuation with the beautiful city of New York collide in one delicious (healthy-ish) cookie![/headline_georgia_small_left]  For the passed 10 years, I’ve had an inexplicable love obsession with New York City. It’s gotten so bad…

{4 ingredient protein ice cream}

{4 ingredient protein ice cream}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]I just had ice cream for breakfast…and you can too! Try this healthy, yummy, super simple, ice cream recipe. You don’t even need an ice cream machine![/headline_georgia_small_left] A healthy ice cream alternative that you can easily make at home…

{chocolate protein truffles}

{chocolate protein truffles}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Are you a health nut who loves chocolate? Are you sick of paying an arm and a leg for packaged protein bars? This recipe is for you![/headline_georgia_small_left] I realize the headline sounds like an infomercial, but I can’t help…

{Hidden Greens Smoothie}

{Hidden Greens Smoothie}

[headline_georgia_large_left color="#FF6600"]A delicious berry smoothie with cleverly disguised spinach…for the picky eater in every family![/headline_georgia_large_left]     My mom owns an in-home daycare so I am constantly surrounded by kids {I actually have one of the rug rats on my…

{Lemon & Saffron Roasted Pistachios}

{Lemon & Saffron Roasted Pistachios}

[headline_georgia_large_left color="#FF6600"]Salty, lemony, and fragrant…pistachios so good, they’ll make you want to belly dance! [/headline_georgia_large_left]     If you’ve ever been invited to an Iranian home for dinner, you know that we are big on hospitality. Any guest that walks…