Recipes

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca 00

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

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Can you believe it’s already August? I can’t. I refuse to acknowledge that summer is coming to an end…mostly because the weather in Chicago continues to be hot with a capital H with no signs of cooling down anytime soon. In effort to stay cool, we’re guzzling down anything chilled over ice these days, including this Cherry Lime Chia...

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Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in Chicago, spring is in the air. There was everything from warm spring weather and the Macy’s Spring Flower Show to cold snowy weather and the Shamrock Shuffle to kick off the Chicago running season. Keeping with the spring green theme, today I am sharing one of my new favorite superfood concoctions, this refreshing basil matcha...

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Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

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I can’t get enough of these sprouted buckwheat crispies lately! Their perfectly crunchy texture and hint of sweetness have me sprinkling them on everything from smoothies and yogurt to oatmeal and fruit salad. Buckwheat is a pyramid shaped gluten-free grain. Well, actually it’s not technically a grain, it’s the fruit seed of a plant and it has an incredible...

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake 00

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cashew Cheesecake

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Celebrate spring break or the upcoming Easter holiday with this no-bake Meyer lemon cashew cheesecake!  Meyer lemons are a citrus fruit native to China that are a cross between a lemon and either a mandarin or an orange. Due to the growing popularity of this vitamin C-rich fruit, you can generally find them in your standard supermarket. Meyer lemons look like...

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National Nutrition Month Spring Green Recipes

National Nutrition Month Spring Green Recipes

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March is National Nutrition Month and we have delicious spring green recipes to help you celebrate! NNM is a nutrition education and information campaign aimed at bringing attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In light of this year’s NNM theme, Savor the Flavor of Eating Right (and in lieu of St. Patrick’s Day), I...

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread 00

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and everyone in Chicago is gearing up for next weekend’s dying of the Chicago river and annual parade! Which means I spent this weekend recipe testing to create the perfect gluten-free, vegan Irish soda bread! Irish soda bread is a quick bread made with baking soda as a leavening agent instead of yeast...

Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes 00

Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

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Love is in the air! But that doesn’t mean you need to spend your weekend gorging on cake, cookies and candy. Show some love to your body with one of these guilt-free Valentine’s Day recipes! Coconut Quinoa Pancakes with Citrus Ricotta and Blood Orange Jam by Half Baked Harvest – Does your idea of a great Valentine’s Day start with breakfast in bed? These pancakes...

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New Year Detox Recipes

New Year Detox Recipes

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Happy New Year! While you may have survived the chaos of the holidays, you may not be proud of the food and drink choices you made during all of the parties that come along with the celebration. January 1st signifies a fresh start and the perfect time for post-holiday detox. Start the New Year off right with foods that are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds to help neutralize...

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Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Christmas is less than a week away – do you have all of your gifts ready? If the answer is no, I have a potential solution – healthy holiday chocolate bark! Easy, edible gifts are the perfect way to combine homemade charm with the delicious flavors of the season. Among all of the high calorie Christmas cookies and eggnog, your...

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Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Tzatziki Smothered Sweet Potatoes

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This is a sponsored post supported by Chobani. Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following product, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. Football season is in full swing – what are you serving at your next tailgate? Between college game days and fantasy football celebrations, nutrition...

Healthy Fall Pumpkin Recipes 00

Healthy Fall Pumpkin Recipes

Healthy Fall Pumpkin Recipes

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It’s that time of year again, pumpkin season! [Insert cheers and the clinking of coffee mugs brewing pumpkin spice lattes] If you’re like me, you’ve already stocked up on cans upon cans of pumpkin puree in preparation for the season. Each year I have flashbacks to the tragic year when the pumpkin puree shelves at my local supermarket ran bare mid-season. Now every time I’m grocery...

Healthy Summer Blueberry Recipes 00

Healthy Summer Blueberry Recipes

Healthy Summer Blueberry Recipes

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As summer slowly comes to an end, it’s time to get your last blueberry fix! I’ve gathered some of the most unique, healthy and delicious blueberry recipes to inspire you! From vegan and gluten-free options to sweet desserts and savory salads, these recipes will help you get the most out of your end-of-summer blueberry experience. Blueberry Breakfast Tart Smoothie by My New...