chocolate dipped coconut macaroons
desserts, recipes

Chocolate-Dipped Easy Coconut Macaroons

I did something this weekend that I haven't done in years. I baked with white sugar. Gasp! I know. I debated if I should even post this recipe here because it will literally be THE only one that calls for it. Blasphemy! Buuuuuut, I felt like I had to share these easy coconut macaroons... because… Continue reading Chocolate-Dipped Easy Coconut Macaroons

slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
recipes, soups

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Don't you love it when your food matches the holiday? This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is the perfect healthified cold-weather classic that just so happens to be festive with all it's red and green too. This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe is so easy. I know the ingredients list may look long, but… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

pumpkin pie bars
desserts, recipes

Pumpkin Pie Bars

I'm keeping this short and sweet today (just like these pumpkin pie bars) because these guys speak for themselves. I mean, just look at them... OK, I know, not the most photogenic. What these pumpkin pie bars lack in photo-worthiness they make up for in taste. Did I mention they have chocolate chips in them,… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Bars

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recipes, sides

The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

My first thought, always, when someone says they don't like vegetables is, "but have you had roasted vegetables?" Because there's a difference. And if you've had them or made them, you know. This is not the same. Steamed Brussels sprouts and the crispy, caramelized sprouts that come out of the oven might as well be… Continue reading The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

mashed cauliflower with parsnips
recipes, sides

Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

I never in a million years would have thought mashed cauliflower and parsnips tasted so good. I mean, yeah, I'm a huge veggie lover (obviously), but I gotta admit "mashed cauliflower" isn't exactly tempting... Of all the things you can do with cauliflower - roast it, rice it, pizza-crust it... mashing it has gotta be… Continue reading Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

roasted chickpeas
recipes

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

dairy-free orange creamsicles
recipes

Dairy-Free Orange Creamsicles

You know when you eat something you remember from your childhood it immediately takes you right back to where you were, and even how you felt? That's what it was like when I tried this dairy-free orange creamsicle recipe for the first time. Of course the ones from back when I was a kid were not dairy-free.… Continue reading Dairy-Free Orange Creamsicles

healthy road trip snacks
health

The Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks

We're leaving for the beach this week so naturally I started thinking about what healthy road trip snacks I needed to stock up on a week ago. I still haven't gotten sunscreen. Or washed my new swim suit. Hats! Ack, I was supposed to order beach hats for the girls and I totally forgot. Oops....… Continue reading The Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks

black bean salsa
recipes, salads

A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you know you've got something special when a salad can also be a dip. This black bean salsa salad is EVERYTHING. I threw this mess of deliciousness together before heading to dinner at a friend's house recently and it was such a hit that I… Continue reading A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

dairy free ice cream
recipes

The Ice Cream You Can Eat for Dinner

My kids ask for ice cream for dinner all the time. Finally I got tired of saying no... "OK, let's make ice cream!".... Banana ice cream! Pick your battles, right? This is one I'm happy to lose. Because nutritionally it beats just about anything else they'd choose. And we can skip the whole part where… Continue reading The Ice Cream You Can Eat for Dinner