Category:  Healthy Options

Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 18/03
Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Everyone in my family thinks Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are the be-all-end-all…the piece de resistance….the bomb!  From a nutritional vantage point, they are a bit of bomb. (Of course, we… Read More »

Pineapple Kiwi Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie

In Breakfast Foods, Drinks & Smoothies, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options
by Ann on 11/03
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Green smoothies have a way of making people run the other way.  For some, the color is a turnoff.  For others, the mere idea of putting spinach or… Read More »

Loaded Tex-Mex Potatoes

In Easy Meals, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Turkey
by Ann on 07/03
Loaded Tex-Mex Potatoes -- an easy, satisfying all-in-one dinner

I have a random memory of a bitterly cold day last winter. I was standing in front of the washing machine, folding laundry. It was such a simple… Read More »

Mango Pineapple Salsa

In Appetizers, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Snacks
by Ann on 04/03
Mango Pineapple Salsa

Recently, my friend Justine asked if I would create an orange recipe to shine a light on something near and dear to her heart.  You may be wondering… Why… Read More »

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 »