Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Confession: I’ve got a thing for pumpkin. As soon as the cooler weather starts rolling in, nothing sounds better than warm, freshly baked pumpkin bread.  And though this pumpkin bread is gluten, dairy, sugar and grain free, it’s loaded with flavor and goodness.  Paleo (grain free) ingredients are easy to digest, anti-inflammatory and wont irritate [...]

Strawberry Lemonade Gummy Snacks

I am always searching for a way to include more gelatin, a type of protein that is derived from collagen, in my diet. These delicious strawberry snacks make eating gelatin fun, they’re quick and easy to make, and chock full of health-enhancing nutrients. Gelatin contains glycine and proline, two key amino acids that are severely lacking in [...]

Simple Chicken Skewers with Spicy, Nutty Sauce

I got lucky last night. I tried out a new dish with my boys and they loved it. Ate every single bite without stopping, then asked for more when it was gone. These grilled chicken skewers with spicy nutty sauce are tasty, and snazzy enough to serve to adults. Jackpot. I was surprised because my boys aren't [...]

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Have you ever wondered why salads taste so much better when eating out? Hint: it’s the dressing! It’s all about the dressing. But many dressings are full of high fructose corn syrup, loads of sugar, and inflammatory oils. This is not what I want to be pouring over my greens! After all, shouldn’t your salad dressing be as healthy [...]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Anytime I am creating a new dessert, my goal is to find a way to include as much fiber as possible. Fiber helps slow down blood sugar spikes and it produces a feeling of fullness and satisfaction. In these chocolate chip cookies, ground flax seed helps create a soft texture along with the perfect amount of [...]

Lemon Poppy-Seed (Chia Seed) Protein Pancakes

  I have a confession: I have a full blown lemon obsession. I love everything about them from the refreshing smell to all of the mouth-watering, puckering, sour goodness they offer. So, it's no surprise that lemon poppy-seed muffins happen to be one of my favorite treats. I took a chance and decided to combine [...]

Boo! Healthy Carrot Cupcakes

My first son’s birthday is two days before Halloween. Late October in our home is a parade of family, friends, and festivities. I’ve made this carrot cake every year for the past six and it's evolved along with me: getting  healthier each year. The original carrot cake recipe was from a friend who was a [...]

Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Yum! These ginger molasses cookies are the best I've ever had. I created them over the holidays and let's just say that they're so good- I almost wish that I had never discovered them. But, trust me, you'll be glad I did. They're loaded with fiber, omega 3's, the healthiest form of fat (coconut oil), and [...]