• Sunflower Flax Seed Muffins

    Grain-Free High Fiber Muffins I’ve been having a lot of “getting older” moments lately, and I haven’t decided whether or not I like it just yet. After I wrote last week’s post, I felt a huge sense of relief because I was able to write and share exactly how I was feeling at this period of my life. I also…

  • Chocolate Marble Breakfast Bread with Strawberry Jam

    A Perfect Make Ahead Valentine’s Day Breakfast Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, and as much as I would love to wake up without an alarm clock, sip on my coffee and make a big breakfast for the two of us – it’s just not going to happen. I wasn’t going to let that ruin our traditional Valentine’s Day…

  • Six Seed Grain-Free Granola

    Chunky Grain Free Granola Clusters I will be the first to admit, I have a pretty boring pantry. We always have our essentials such as rice (fifty pounds to be exact), quinoa, oats, beans, and a variety of flours; however, we rarely have anything fun. Simply because things that we constitute as fun are also expensive or terrible for you. Every time I…

  • Healthy Thai Lettuce Wraps

    Simple Nutritious Ingredients & Ready In 30 Minutes   I think about three things when I’m planning out my meals (mostly dinners) for the week: 1. How can I pack as many nutrients into this dish as possible without compromising flavor and my budget? 2. How can I add as much flavor, or satisfaction, as possible without compromising nutrients and my…

  • Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Over The Top Chocolate Chip Cookies I could say we saved the best for last, but I just love each and every #healthiestholiday treat equally too much. The last healthy cookie recipe on our list is the one and only, chocolate chip. And if I do say so my self, this recipe just happens to be the best healthified chocolate chip…

  • Grain Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Cookies I have to be honest, we ate this entire batch of cookies within 24 hours Yup, we did it, we ate ten cookies in a matter of twenty-four hours. It was more like eighteen hours and twelve cookies, but really, who’s counting? These grain-free chocolate chunk cookies are (were) that good. They were better than any grain…

  • 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 definitely looking forward to the…

  • 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 always kind of hit or…

  • 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 beginning of my much needed…

  • 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 while, you probably know my…

  • 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 apples, and the sweetness of…

  • 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 cooler temperatures finally arriving in…

  • 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 you will, but there is…

  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

    It’s Pumpkin Season & I’m Fully Embracing It As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming.. a lawyer. For no particular reason other than the fact that my dad was a lawyer, my grandfather (his father) was a lawyer, and just about every other relative on that side of the family – is a lawyer. The whole princess thing was…

  • Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge

    It’s like a healthy dream come true This is a late post and a short recipe because holy school. Since starting my last eighteen-hour semester a little over three weeks ago, I have been up to my ears in everything from nutrition case studies to analyzing and interpreting media laws. I know, it sounds so fun. Because I’ve had so much…