Category:  Healthy Options

Chipotle Turkey Lentil Chili

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Soups, Turkey
by Ann on 28/02
Chipotle Turkey Lentil Chili

With their own distinct crusts and toppings, various cities and restaurant chains lay claim to the best pizza. Most moms have their own unique twist on meatloaf, and… Read More »

No-Bake Energy Bites (healthy yet taste a lot like cookie dough!)

In Cookies & Candy, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 21/02
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In a bold moment a few years back, I decided to give up ice cream for Lent. It was a test of sorts, as I seriously wondered if… Read More »

Easy Yogurt Cream Cheese

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 18/02
Easy Yogurt Cream Cheese

Yogurt “cheese” really isn’t cheese at all.  It’s simply yogurt that has been thickened into a soft, cream cheese-like consistency…and it’s delightful on your morning bagel or in recipes… Read More »

Yogurt Bran Muffins

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 04/02
Yogurt Bran Muffins

Do you have a favorite community cookbook?  I have a few, which I enjoy reading from time to time.   The recipes are like a slice into someone… Read More »

Chopped Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette (with an easy Meyer lemon substitute)

In Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 31/01
Chopped Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette...and an easy substitute for Meyer lemon juice

Could you use a salad that really satisfies as you’re buried under layers of clothes, existing on comfort foods, with the slightest notion of shorts weather months away?… Read More »

Maple Tamari Roasted Almonds and Cashews

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, The Gift of Food, Vegetarian
by Ann on 28/01
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These tasty little bites are a sweet-and-savory spin on my classic recipe for Tamari Almonds.  People often use tamari as a gluten-free option to soy sauce, but after reading… Read More »

Classic Chicken Rice Soup

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Rice, Soups
by Ann on 17/01
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As a long-lasting stomach virus worked its way through my family early last month, this soup (along with toast and ginger ale) was the only food some of… Read More »

Tamari Almonds

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks, Vegetarian
by Ann on 30/12
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Is is possible that Christmas is behind us and a new year is just a day away? Where does the time go? For all those who celebrated, I… Read More »

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

In Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Soups
by Ann on 13/12
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Just before Thanksgiving, my older son endured the displeasure of jaw surgery. To eliminate additional procedures down the road, he had his wisdom teeth pulled, too. Lucky boy…. Read More »

Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Vanilla Vinaigrette

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads, Side Dishes
by Ann on 10/12
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When I originally shared my Autumn Salad with Nancy’s Sweet and Tangy Dressing, my friend, Christine, mentioned that she serves a similar salad with a vanilla vinaigrette.  Christine… Read More »