Author: Joelle

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Bites with Cacao: A Healthy, No Bake Treat

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Bites with Cacao: A Healthy, No Bake Treat

As a healthy snack, clean sweet treat, or breakfast on the go, cranberry oatmeal cookie bites take energy balls to new heights! No bake, easy, real food you can make and enjoy today. If you’re looking for a delicious, cranberry packed winter dessert or late […]

4 Ingredient Citrus Fig & Almond Snack Bars

4 Ingredient Citrus Fig & Almond Snack Bars

These Citrus Fig and Almond Snack Bars come together quickly and easily with only 4 ingredients and a food processor! Make this fast and simple recipe today for a healthy breakfast on the go, a perfect road trip snack, a healthy fruity dessert, or for an afternoon energy boost at school or work.

Chocolate Berry Banana Granola

Chocolate Berry Banana Granola

Make this decadent chocolate berry banana granola today! Loaded up with seeds and gluten-free grains, draped in rich healthy chocolate sauce, and perfected with naturally sweet berries and bananas, this granola allows you to indulge without the guilt!

Classic Healthy Chocolate Granola

Classic Healthy Chocolate Granola

This allergy-friendly classic healthy chocolate granola is loaded up with sunflower and chia seeds, puffed rice and rolled oats, and cacao nibs, drenched in healthy chocolate sauce, and baked to perfection. It’s the perfect delicious and nutritious chocolate breakfast! Make it today!

Blueberry Lavender Lemonade (with Cocktail Option!)

Blueberry Lavender Lemonade (with Cocktail Option!)

Relish the summer sun and revel in the glorious warmth and spirit of the season with this refreshing and unique summer drink! Excellent on its own or perfect as a cocktail with the added vodka, you’ll want to blend up batch of this blueberry lavender lemonade today! Enjoy with brunch or as an afternoon refresher!

Easy Thai Vegetarian Red Curry

Easy Thai Vegetarian Red Curry

Make this easy Thai Vegetarian Red Curry tonight! We packed this easy and healthy curry with mushrooms, carrot, zucchini, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, and pineapple, all drenched in a decadent sauce. With a kick of spice from the curry paste, a can of creamy coconut milk, and a hint of sweetness from the pineapple, you’ll love this dish, whether you serve it with rice, quinoa, or noodles!

Skinny Summer Strawberry Mojito

Skinny Summer Strawberry Mojito

Make this delicious, refreshing strawberry mojito for yourself and your friends this summer! It’s the perfect, lightly sweetened (with stevia!) cocktail that will cool you down and keep you coming back for more. Quick and easy to make, this strawberry mojito adds fresh, ripe berries to the classic lime, mint, and club soda. Cheers, friend!

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Healthy Energy Bites

Blueberry Lemon Lavender Healthy Energy Bites

These blueberry lemon lavender healthy energy bites pack a lot of flavor into a tiny package, and I absolutely LOVE the taste of florals (rose, lavender, violet, you name it!), making these particular healthy energy bites some of my all-time faves. If munching on flowers seems a little less your speed, feel free to dial down the lavender, letting the amazing blueberry lemon flavor really steal the show. I’ve made them both ways, and they turn out delicious every time!

Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Vinaigrette

Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Vinaigrette

Now that the weather has turned gorgeous, I’m ready for easy meals that don’t heat up the house, especially delicious, filling salads, packed with fresh fruits and veggies and tasty nuts or seeds. I used to think eating salads all the time would become incredibly boring and repetitive, but as with many things, you can easily inject variety into your salad routine with fun new combinations of ingredients and different dressings!

Spring Greens with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

Spring Greens with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

This simple spring greens side dish keeps the work to a minimum and allows the blood orange and raspberry vinaigrette to steal the spotlight. These easy greens make a perfect pairing for spring and summer dishes and are so simple to throw together for a last minute gathering or on a blazing hot grilling day when you don’t want to heat your home.

Apples & The Perfect Honey Peanut Butter Dip

Apples & The Perfect Honey Peanut Butter Dip

At times like these, when the fabulous busyness of spring activities threatens to overwhelm me, I turn towards the simplest of recipes in order to stay on track health-wise. To that end, I felt compelled to share this dip recipe with you today. It’s a staple snack in our home and is incredibly simple, delicious, healthy, and satisfying!

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

We originally created this insanely easy crock-pot buffalo chicken dip for a superbowl party, and having eaten it multiple times since, I can assure you that this dip is seriously addictive and ridiculously simple to make. Of course most of the time, buffalo sauce consists of about equal parts hot sauce and butter or margarine… not my fave combo for overall healthiness, so for this dip we traded the butter for thick, rich, creamy Greek yogurt, leaving us with a delicious buffalo sauce flavor but with a lighter, healthier twist.

Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie

Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie

This Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie blends sweet and tart apple flavors with warm, fall spices and rich, buttery pecans for that fresh-baked apple pie flavor. Soft medjool dates lend just a hint of sweetness and light, caramel goodness, and the added almond milk keeps the texture smooth and creamy.

15+ Easy Healthy Snacks

15+ Easy Healthy Snacks

Whether you need a healthy snack to take for your next party or something easy and tasty for the kids or for lunch, we’ve got you covered! To stay on top of our health goals and to truly feel our best, we find preparation is key, which means making sure we bring healthy snacks to share and enjoy for any group gathering to help us make good choices!

No Bake Cherry Chocolate Brownie Bites

No Bake Cherry Chocolate Brownie Bites

Well, after another holiday season of far too much sugar and nonexistent workout habits, I’m ready to start this new year off with simpler, healthier eating in mind. To that end, I know that my sweet tooth tends to get cranky if ignored too long, and I find that my willpower alone puts up a rather pathetic fight. Instead, I know I absolutely must keep healthier (but still delicious) treats on hand to satisfy those dessert cravings.

Warming Winter White (Spiced Wine with Orange)

Warming Winter White (Spiced Wine with Orange)

Now, I wouldn’t want to send you into the new year without a delicious drink in hand, and since it appears the high will remain in the single digits for the next several days, I figured a hot drink would help warm us all up a bit. Since the spices and oranges lend this drink its flavor, you don’t need to use top dollar wines. In fact, if you’ve got a lower quality bottle of sweet (or sweet-ish) white around, let this recipe give it new life!

Better Than Takeout Hawaiian Fried Rice

Better Than Takeout Hawaiian Fried Rice

This particular recipe inspiration comes from the Hawaiian Fried Rice entree at a local Thai place ,and while I always enjoyed it, every time I’d wish for more toppings (I mean, can you ever really have too much pineapple?). Now, I can add extra pineapple, tomatoes, and raisins, toss in some green onions and bell peppers, and make sure the cashews get nice and toasted, all in less time than it would take to grab the actual takeout!

Coconut Chips 5 Ways: Quick, Easy, Healthy Snacks

Coconut Chips 5 Ways: Quick, Easy, Healthy Snacks

After years of slowly improving my eating habits and consciously working to make better choices, I know that eating super salty or sugary snacks leads to feeling terrible not long after. Of course, this leaves us needing to find or make healthier snacks options because after a while, snacking only on fresh fruit, while healthy and tasty, gets old, and I crave variety! Now I’ve got five amazing coconut chip recipes to fall back on, some sweet and some savory!

Mango Pina Colada Smoothie

Mango Pina Colada Smoothie

Despite the fact that the first true day of autumn still lies a couple weeks away, the shift in seasons is already palpable. While I adore fall (it’s my favorite season) and am absolutely ready for sweaters, hot cider, and pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon flavored everything, I’m not quite ready to let go of summer just yet. I’d like one more lazy, warm day at home with Cory and the cats, but since time moves only forward, I’ll instead make one more delicious, luscious summer smoothie to bid farewell to the season of warmth and sunshine.

Zoodles with Sun Dried Tomato & Walnut Pesto

Zoodles with Sun Dried Tomato & Walnut Pesto

Now if you’ve been looking to eat healthier, you may well be cutting back on things like breads and pasta; in it’s traditional forms, those wheaty noodles, while delicious, aren’t the greatest for us. They’re super carb-heavy and not particularly nutritionally dense, so if you’re ready for some serious vegetable magic, stay with me here and learn to make your own pasta out of zucchini!

Sangria Slush

Sangria Slush

As we bid farewell to summer, it seems only appropriate to remember the warm, relaxing season with a simple, tasty sangria… well, that and I found a bottle of super cheap white wine in the refrigerator downstairs from some abandoned and now forgotten recipe. So here you go, a super simple way to rescue that cheap, lonely bottle in your fridge, making it both drinkable and delicious!

Lychee Cherry Blender Ice Cream (non-dairy!)

Lychee Cherry Blender Ice Cream (non-dairy!)

You know how it goes, right? You’re wandering the grocery store when you come across an unusual fruit, and you simply must try it… No? That’s just me? Well, anyway, I found lychees at Sprouts recently, and immediately needed them. I love ice cream, but since dairy doesn’t love me back, I go for the almond/cashew/coconut milk based varieties instead to make my own.

Amazing 5-Minute Guacamole!

Amazing 5-Minute Guacamole!

Ah, Summer… season of lawn games, BBQs, family gatherings, and late-night partying. It’s one of my favorite times of the year! With all the spontaneous get-togethers that accompany these warm months and the longer days, I have to be able to whip up a quick side or appetizer, and guacamole is pretty much my dish. Luckily, this version tastes incredible and takes very little time or effort! Perfect!

Chilled Peach Soup

Chilled Peach Soup

Despite the humidity of the midwest and the heat of the afternoons, I love this time of year—the long days, the bright sunshine, the perfect temps in the morning and evenings. It’s wonderful, and with peaches in season and temperatures rising, it’s definitely time for refreshing chilled soups! Creamy, sweet, and dairy-free!