healthy brownie bites
desserts, recipes, snacks

Healthy Truffles

If there really were such a thing as a healthy truffle recipe, this would be it. I say that because I realize calling this a healthy truffle recipe to begin with is a bit of a stretch. Kind of like calling a cauliflower steak "steak"... no one's buying it. Where's the meat?!?!? So let's for… Continue reading Healthy Truffles

roasted chickpeas
recipes, snacks

Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas + The Trick to Making Beans Easier to Digest

Now imagine half the pan gone... cause that's what this scene looked like after 15 minutes out of the oven. I'm telling you these roasted chickpeas are addictive. That should really be my "is the 'healthy' version actually good test"... how much survives the cooling process. In this case, the roasted chickpeas scored high marks.… Continue reading Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas + The Trick to Making Beans Easier to Digest

raw carrot cake balls
recipes, snacks

Raw Carrot Cake Balls + The Snack Strategy To Eat Less Sugar and Junk

I love sneaking a vegetable into a sweet. Carrot cake. Zucchini bread. They're some of my favs. This is a new one... raw carrot cake balls. I love making the more basic version of this that's basically just nuts and dates processed together to form a dough that you roll into balls. You can use… Continue reading Raw Carrot Cake Balls + The Snack Strategy To Eat Less Sugar and Junk

sugar-free oatmeal cookies
recipes, snacks

Banana Oatmeal Cookies + Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas for Kids

I made these banana oatmeal cookies a few weeks ago for Madlotts' class at school and they were such a hit I thought I'd better share the recipe with you. We signed up to be "snack friend" for the class for pretty much the whole month of September and into October which sounded like a… Continue reading Banana Oatmeal Cookies + Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas for Kids

apple cinnamon granola bars
breakfast, recipes, snacks

Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars & Just Doing It

We're getting more granola by the day over here... especially now that I've sworn to only make my own granola bars over the ones that come out of a box. These are just so much better - better tasting and better for you! They're easy to make and way less expensive too. Seriously, you can… Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars & Just Doing It

cauliflower dip
recipes, snacks

Creamy Cauliflower Dip

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from changing my diet is when you close a door on one food, there's a window that opens. And it's a chance to experiment, be creative and discover something new. Four years ago I started on this journey of healing my body naturally and along the way have had to give up… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Dip

pumpkin almond butter dip
recipes, snacks

Pumpkin Almond Butter Dip and Pumpkin Week on Facebook

Calling all pumpkin lovers.... drop that pumpkin spice latte (for real, do you know what's in that cup?!) and listen up. Do you want a real pumpkin fix? You see, there's a big difference between "pumpkin-flavored" and the real deal. So this week I'm sharing my all time favorite pumpkin recipes and treats made with real… Continue reading Pumpkin Almond Butter Dip and Pumpkin Week on Facebook

coconut berry parfait
breakfast, recipes, snacks

4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

I couldn’t let one of my favorite holidays go by without making something festive to contribute to the red, white and blue section of the blogosphere. This little treat is almost too simple to warrant a recipe or a post but really isn’t simple just what you need on a holiday that’s all about being outside… Continue reading 4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

recipes, snacks

Zucchini Hummus

Wondering what to do with that giant zucchini growing in your new garden? Well, have I got something for you… How about a dip? Let's first redefine the phrase “veggie dip.” What once described a dip you dipped veggies in is now the dip itself. Or I guess we could call it a veggie veggie… Continue reading Zucchini Hummus

recipes, snacks

Hatch Chile Hummus

We've been having our own little hatch chile festival over the past couple of weeks. It started with salsa. And now we're onto hummus. I love playing dress up with hummus. Start with plain, naked chickpeas and give them some personality with whatever your imagination can come up with. hatch chile. sun dried tomato. basil.… Continue reading Hatch Chile Hummus