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Spiced Date Breakfast Smoothie

Spiced Date Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie is really easy to throw together and tastes amazing. Nut milk and bananas form a base that is kicked up with sesame seeds, cardamom, star anise, vanilla, and cinnamon and then sweetened with dates.

Banana Nut Butter Breakfast Toast

Banana Nut Butter Breakfast Toast

These Banana Nut Butter Breakfast Toasts are a new favorite of ours for healthy, decadent AM meals. They go together in a matter of minutes, use only 6 ingredients, and feel like a real treat without having to feel guilty about what you’re putting into your body.

Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Curry

Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Curry

This Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Curry is simple to throw together, requires minimal hands-on time, and is full of delicious vegetables. Red curry and coconut milk come together for a rich, creamy base that is full of flavor with just the right amount of kick. It’s a tasty, guilt-free lunch or dinner that’s perfect to warm you up on cool nights or just as a meal with a kick.

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!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Simple stovetop cooked oatmeal is brightened up with cinnamon, cloves, and maple syrup as a base for this wonderful fall dish. Then top it with gooey cinnamon apples and golden raisins to ramp up the apple pie flavor. Finish it with toasted pecans, a splash of nut milk, and a drizzle of maple syrup for a breakfast that is sure to be a hit!

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie – A Tropical Dreamsicle Twist

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie – A Tropical Dreamsicle Twist

Blend up this delicious Orange Creamsicle Smoothie today! It’s a deliciously refreshing twist on the classic orange creamsicle flavors, adding pineapple and bright, sweet goji berries. This smoothie makes the perfect breakfast or snack; it tastes like a dream(sicle)!

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!

BBQ Almonds – A Smoky Savory Snack

BBQ Almonds – A Smoky Savory Snack

Check out this delicious BBQ Almonds recipe! Sweet, Smoky, Spiced, and perfectly roasted, these simple treats are great for snacks, parties, and more. I really like Smokehouse Almonds, and decided it was time to make some Smoky BBQ Almonds for myself.

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!

Pineapple Ancho Margarita-Refreshing with a Kick

Pineapple Ancho Margarita-Refreshing with a Kick

This Pineapple Ancho Margarita makes wonderful use of the sweet heat from the chile liqueur, pairing it with a silver tequila, and pineapple juice for a perfectly cool summer drink. Make up a batch to enjoy while hanging with friends, while grilling up some delicious summer meals, or just to have a drink because you can.

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!

Chipotle Salsa- The Perfect Smoky, Spicy Dip

Chipotle Salsa- The Perfect Smoky, Spicy Dip

This simple salsa brings smokiness to the forefront while packing good heat at the end; it’ll keep you reaching for chip after chip until your bowl is empty (and I won’t judge if you lick the bowl clean). Canned chipotles in adobo provide this great, complex flavor and are readily available in most grocery stores. We add red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt to the mix to round out a fantastic salsa that’s great with chips or as a condiment for other meals.

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.

Green Chile Popcorn

Green Chile Popcorn

Popcorn is a the perfect snack. It tastes wonderful, can be made in so many flavors (including spicy!), can be eaten on the go, and compliments movies perfectly. I love popping up a batch of popcorn and curling up with Joelle for a movie night or grabbing a tub of the stuff to enjoy when we’re at the theater. It’s one of those snacks that you can always eat and can never seem to stop eating.

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.

Easy Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Easy Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

This trail mix is a fantastic choice for on-the-go eating, fueling those long mornings or afternoons, and even for taking with you on trips. It packs a fantastic flavor with chocolate, dried fruit, roasted nuts, and coconut coming together for the perfect blend of salty and sweet that will satisfy any craving.

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.

Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Mango Jalapeno Salsa

This salsa features one of my favorite combinations in food: sweet and spicy. The fresh mango gives a wonderful brightness and sweetness that’s followed at the end by a delicious warmth and spice from the jalapenos. Whip up a batch for your next get-together, party, or just to enjoy throughout the week!

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.

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!

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!

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!

Roasted Beets with Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Mint

Roasted Beets with Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Mint

Growing up beets never appealed to me; it wasn’t until I was older that I discovered roasted beets, and I immediately fell in love with these gems. They require minimal hands-on time, no fancy ingredients, and comes out tasting amazing. Goat cheese is a perfect match in this dish, offering a nice tanginess to compliment the earthiness and richness of the roasted beets. Glazed pecans add some sweetness and spice to the dish, as well as making it a bit heartier.

Pineapple Berry Smoothie

Pineapple Berry Smoothie

Filled with summer berries, sweetened only with fruit and coconut water, and with a little zing from fresh, juicy pineapple, this smoothie makes an easy, healthy breakfast on the go! Perfect for kids and teens too, this clean eating smoothie comes together quickly or can be prepped ahead and stored in fridge or freezer until ready to blend!

Mayan Mocha Smoothie (Coffee & Chocolate)

Mayan Mocha Smoothie (Coffee & Chocolate)

You simply must try this coffee-drenched smoothie filled with healthy chocolate, spicy cinnamon, and a subtle kick of heat from cayenne. As coffee addicts with busy schedules, creating a caffeinated breakfast on-the-go seemed the perfect solution to our frequently chaotic mornings. This also makes a delightful afternoon pick-me-up for those days when one (or two… or three-we don’t judge) cups of coffee simply won’t cut it.