apple cinnamon muffins

No Sugar, No Flour Apple Cinnamon Blender Mini Muffins

I had a really hard time coming up with a title for these muffins… There are so many things I want to say about them! There is no sugar, no flour and sweetened only with dates! They are a good source of protein with oatmeal and milk! They are rich in iron! There are apples and cinnamon and did I …

pumpkin-cookies

The BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love pumpkin spice. Like a lot, a lot. Most people start to complain when pumpkin spice items start showing up in the stores. “It’s too early,” they say. But not I. If I could have pumpkin spice all year long, that would make me very, very happy. But then it might ruin the ahh-mazing-ness of the pumpkin spice. Because …

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cupcakes

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cupcakes

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal, but so often we’re in too much of a rush to really eat what’s good for us. Especially in my life now. Having a 4 month old baby that wakes up every couple of hours makes it difficult to sit down and eat a healthy breakfast. So many mornings my …

Healthy Crock Pot Refried Beans

Healthy Crock Pot Refried Beans

I have always loved Mexican-ish foods: tacos, nachos, burritos, oh my! So becoming a vegetarian wasn’t that difficult for me because you can substitute beans for meat in tons of dishes! Last year, I was so sick of opening cans of refried beans. Is it actually vegetarian or is it made with lard? Which brand tastes the best? And then …

broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, I made broccoli cheese soup. It was a disaster. I’m not sure what went wrong, but it was inedible. Usually, even if dishes don’t turn out that great, we still suffer through so we don’t waste food. But this… this abomination of broccoli cheese soup will probably go down in history as …

Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s 9 PM and suddenly I need cookies. So what do I do? Pull up Pinterest and search for some delicious cookies. And I figure, if they’re oatmeal cookies, they’re healthy right? But here’s the thing… I haven’t been to the grocery store in a while, so my ingredients are limited and I want cookies NOW. I can’t possibly wait …

Sweet potato bean stew

Sweet Potato Bean Stew

My husband has had a sore throat and just generally been feeling icky for the past few days. I’ve been trying to stuff him (and myself) with tons of vitamins and fluids hoping that he quickly gets through this and that I don’t get sick. Normally, I would really dread my husband having a Man Cold, but he has been …

Cherry Firebomb Jello shots

Cherry Firebomb Jell-o Shots

If you read my last recipe post, Raspberry Lemonade Party Punch, you will know that I recently went to a bachelorette party for which I offered to bring adult beverages long before I knew I was pregnant. I wanted to make a yummy, pink punch and some fun Jell-o shots. I love to make Jell-o shots because they can be …

Raspberry Lemonade Party Punch

Raspberry Lemonade Party Punch

The weather is warming up! I’m so excited to put away my winter jacket and boots, to open the sunroof, put down the windows and turn up the music! One of the best things about the weather warming up is spending time outside, BBQs, and bonfires! I love having people over, turning on the grill, and enjoying some cold adult …

Spaghetti-Squash-and-mushrooms

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Parmesan

A food that has always intrigued me is spaghetti squash. How do you get noodles from a squash?! It’s almost mind boggling. I love to try recipes with spaghetti squash because pasta is one my favorite things and if I can replace something that’s not so healthy with something super healthy, awesome! This recipe is very earthy and hearty. It …