This whole wheat couscous salad is one of my favorite summer side dishes. The couscous is combined with crisp cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and kalamata olives. It is tossed with fresh herbs and a light lemony dressing and then topped with salty feta. It comes together quickly and is the perfect dish to bring to your next summer BBQ!Continue reading
What is the difference between whole grains and refined grains? What are the health benefits of whole grains? What should I be looking for on food labels? Find out what I learned when I was looking for answers to these questions.
Looking for an easy, healthy alternative to the usual processed snacks for your Super Bowl spread? We gotcha covered with these recipes for Tomatillo Salsa and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers. Sure, pizzas, wings, and nachos are FUN but these recipes use fresh whole ingredients that offer a tasty option that is a little out of the norm!
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