Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food. It soothes us when we are sick and warms us up on a cold winter day. This chicken and vegetable soup combines traditional chicken soup ingredients with extra veggies for added flavor, nutrition, and heartiness.Continue reading
Have you started the new year with a goal or resolution to be healthier? Like many people, that’s exactly how I started the new year several years ago. Today I’m sharing how that goal turned into my passion for clean eating.
The Beginning of My Journey
In January of 2013, at the age of 45, I did what most people do and set out to start the new year with goals of eating better and working out more. I was about 10 pounds over my ideal weight and did not want to pack on any more pounds. I knew I wanted to change some of the unhealthy foods my family and I were eating and I wanted to start a new workout regimen.
This homemade balsamic vinaigrette is a staple in our house. It has just a few ingredients and takes minutes to make. So yummy and much better than store bought!
These Three Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups made with all whole ingredients are perfect for a weeknight meal or for serving at your next dinner party. They are easy to make and freeze well.
Replacing your jar of marinara sauce won’t be hard after you taste this amazing sauce. This marinara sauce is simple to make and perfect for your favorite pasta dishes, pizza, spaghetti squash, or as a dipping sauce.
This veggie frittata is customizable and super simple to make. It can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is perfect for a busy weekday meal or for feeding a crowd!Continue reading
This hot cocoa is easy to make and has no refined sugar. It’s been kid tested and whole ingredient approved. Perfect for warming up all winter long!
I am guilty of purchasing those convenient envelopes of hot cocoa mix for my kids! It wasn’t until after switching to a whole food diet that I actually read the ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa, hydrogenated coconut oil, nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, carrageenan, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, and artificial flavor. YUCK! Continue reading
This slow cooker creamy potato and cauliflower soup is the perfect comfort food without the heavy cream or milk. It’s easy to make and will surely become a family favorite!Continue reading
Learning about the ingredients in the food we were eating became a priority for our family after my husband had a heart attack at the age of 45. Reading the information on nutrition facts labels and ingredient labels can be confusing.
I am sharing what I discovered about the ingredients in the food we were eating and what to look for when reading nutrition facts labels and ingredient labels.
This chunky tomato and pepper pasta is perfect for busy weeknights! It comes together quickly and includes plenty of fresh vegetables, sweet basil, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts and is topped with yummy Parmesan cheese!
I love pasta! Who doesn’t? But let’s face it, pasta is not usually one of the healthiest meals, especially when it’s loaded with heavy sauces and cheeses. This chunky tomato and pepper pasta is the perfect dish for pasta lovers like me. I’ve replaced the heavy sauces and cheeses with loads of fresh veggies and whole ingredients, making it healthy and delicious!Continue reading