Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The Best Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Christmas is exactly one week away but our #healthiestholiday recipes are going strong! This is going to be a crazy week between working, finishing up some last minute gifts, and baking all of these delicious recipes! None the less, this is the most wonderful time of the year and I’m…

Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

Soft & Chewy Better For You Gingerbread Cookies Christmas Eve is only ten days away and these healthy gingerbread cookies are everything Santa is hoping for I’m writing to you from under my covers, in my pjs, with five inches of snow right outside of my window. Here in northeast Ohio, our winter season is…

All Natural Sugar Cookies

Simple Cookies Made With Natural Sugar The count down is on and I’m going to help you bring the best sugar cookie recipe to the table! The cookie table that is. Did you know, the traditional “cookie table” originated in the northeast Ohio/southwest Pennsylvania region, a.k.a Pittsburgh and Youngstown! This must be why I eat…

Peppermint Fudge Brownies

Festive & Fudgey Brownies That Everyone Will Love Happy December, everyone! I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by. I just finished my very last (fall) semester at Arizona State and only have one more semester until graduation. I could not be more excited/nervous/ready. To celebrate the end of my crazy semester and…

Grocery Staples & Weekly Must-Haves

What We Always Have In Our Kitchen Preparation is arguably one of the most important attributes of success. And I think that applies to just about every definition of success; whether it’s landing your dream job, acing a final, or finally achieving your goal weight. It all starts with being prepared. I will be the first…

Macadamia Nut Granola Bars

Soft, Chewy, & Packed with Protein If there is one thing that I’m okay with being terrible at, it’s making granola bars. Bold statement considering this is a granola bar recipe post, but believe me when I tell you – I can never get it to just stick together. And if you’ve been here for a…

Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Have Your Cookies & Your Carrots Too I have a special place in my heart for traditional carrot cake and it may or may not have something to do with the fact that I really, really love carrots. They are a sweeter root vegetable and can compliment just about any dish. Besides chomping on them raw,…

Maple & Quinoa Apple Crumble

Healthy Apple Crumble with Maple & Quinoa With temperatures barely reaching fifty degrees this weekend and not a blue sky in sight, I can confidently say that fall is finally here to stay. One of my very favorite autumn desserts is classic apple crumble with a thick streusel topping. Between the freshness of warm crisp fall…

Spicy Sweet Potato Chili

Chili is an all time favorite fall dish around here. There’s just nothing quite like enjoying a big bowl of warm legumes, soft sweet potatoes, and hearty ground turkey while watching our favorite football team, on a Sunday night. If I had to paint a picture of my perfect day, this just might be it. With…

Counting Calories & Why It Works

It Might Just Be The Best Start For You Who would’ve guessed that diet trends made a come up in the early eighteen-hundreds?! Believe it or not, Lord Byron first popularized the vinegar and water diet in 1820. If it sounds oddly familiar, it should – drinking apple cider vinegar with water has made its way back…

Soft-Baked Autumn Granola

The Best Homemade Granola I can’t tell you the last time I had a head cold. I can’t even tell you the last time I had a stuffy nose! I don’t know why or how, but somehow I always miss flu season, allergies, and back-to-school sniffles. Chock it up to luck, or eating my veggies if…

Homemade Cookies & Cream Protein Bites

Satisfyingly Sweet & Dreamy  October is finally here and I could not be more excited! It’s not only my favorite month because it’s my birthday and anniversary month, but it’s just such a happy and tasty time of year! I plan on eating pumpkin-something dessert, every weekend, until Christmas. And then it’s Christmas cookie time…

7 Big Healthy Eating Mistakes

Avoid These Common Heathy Eating Mistakes & Be The Healthiest You Nutrition isn’t always cut and dry, or black and white, so to speak. We all come from different backgrounds, different relationships with food and different understandings of what healthy eating actually means. The nutrients that our bodies use from food determines the chemical makeup of…

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

Have Your Pie & Eat It Too Just when I thought Fall was here to stay, good old September reminded us that summer isn’t quite over yet! Our weekly forecast is showing temperatures in the mid-eighties for the entire week. Not exactly the most fitting weather for pumpkin treats, but once you break open the…