Recipes

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies 00

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 Recipes

National Nutrition Month Recipes

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Celebrate good health this month with informed food choices, routine physical activity and these beautiful green National Nutrition Month recipes! Every March, National Nutrition Month (NNM) – a nutrition education campaign – shines light on the importance of informed food choices, and sound eating and physical activity habits. This year, I’ve got the perfect National...

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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...

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes 00

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

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Show your loved ones how much you care this year with a home-cooked meal using one of these healthy Valentine’s Day recipes! Holidays and candy go hand in hand and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Celebrated with chocolate, red wine and champagne, Valentine’s Day is up there on the list of unhealthy holidays alongside Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. But don’t let...

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Healthy New Year Recipes

Healthy New Year Recipes

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The holidays are over and you’ve officially rung in the new year. Now what? Put those resolutions into practice with one of these healthy New Year recipes! While you may have survived the chaos of the holidays, you may not be proud of the food and drink choices you made along the way. Put the past behind you and start the New Year off on the right foot with one of these healthy New Year...

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Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

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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 family and friends will be relieved...

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit 00

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

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It’s coming whether we are ready or not!  This busy holiday season is upon us and, if you are like me, you will be frantically running around trying to get things done.  As we all know, malls and shopping centers are great places to shop for a variety of gifts, but they are also known for their unhealthy fast food restaurants, snacks, and food courts.  These places are traps for mindless...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides! But finding healthy Thanksgiving side dishes that you love as much as the classics can be tricky. Thanksgiving: a time to reconnect with long lost relatives, spend endless hours cooking in the kitchen, stand in line to get the best Black Friday deals, and enjoy countless games of football. No matter your Thanksgiving Day plan, intentions to make...

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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 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes 00

Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

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It’s pumpkin season and that means it’s time to sip pumpkin spice lattes and pin healthy pumpkin dessert recipes by the thousands! Pumpkin season is no joke in this country. While Labor Day marks the end of summer, more importantly, it marks the beginning of pumpkin season. Supermarkets stock their shelves with pumpkin coffee, pumpkin-spice creamers, pumpkin pasta sauce and pumpkin...

Sweet and Savory Blueberry Recipes 00

Sweet and Savory Blueberry Recipes

Sweet and Savory Blueberry Recipes

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It’s the end of summer and it’s time to start thinking (not feeling) blue with one of these sweet and savory blueberry recipes! Do you prefer sweet or savory blueberry recipes in the summer? Either way, blueberry season is here! Pints and pints of blueberries begin stacking up on grocery shelves in July and August – you know, the part of summer where you start panicking that you...