A Healthy Breakfast Option: Mini Quiches

Protein is a must for breakfast! If that’s news to you, read Kate’s recent post: Why You Should Never Skip a Meal. Big picture: food provides protein, fat, and carbohydrates – and of these, protein has the greatest satiating power by far, according to the 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That means eating 100 calories from protein, such as eggs, is more satisfying than eating 100 calories from carbohydrates, such as [...]

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 free of gluten, dairy, eggs and sugar.  I love ginger, and it happens to be one of the healthiest, most anti-inflammatory [...]

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies I’ve said it before and I will say it again-I love sweets and I really love chocolate! I have tried dozens of healthy brownie recipes and this one is by far the best one I’ve ever had. Normally, I am a huge fan of adding eggs to baked goods to help boost protein intake. But, I recently took a food sensitivity test and found out that eggs and I must break [...]

Lemon Bars

I absolutely LOVE  lemon bars!  These ones are pretty darn healthy too (gluten, dairy, grain, and sugar free.) I can't say they're my own creation, but I did make a few changes to make them extra nutrient dense. This summer I added fresh blueberries and strawberries into the filling and they were delicious. Oh, and if you're like me and LOVE lemons- add a bit more lemon for an extra tart punch. Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup almond [...]

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

These pumpkin bars are my husband’s very favorite treat. And they happen to be quite nutritious, which is always a bonus. Pumpkin puree is very low in calories and loaded with fiber, iron, and antioxidants (vitamin A & E).Check out my delicious and nutrient dense recipe. Ingredients: Pumpkin Pie Crust 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped and toasted in a 350 oven for 8-10 minutes 2 Tbsp almond butter 1/4 cup [...]

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This cauliflower soup recipe will blow your mind. It will leave you satisfied and wondering….how in the heck there are no potatoes in it? Cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C, containing many cancer-fighting properties. It is also rich in vitamin K, which has numerous anti-inflammatory benefits. This soup is low in calories and very high in nutrients. As far as soup goes- it doesn’t get much better! This recipe is simple, satisfying and very nourishing [...]