Fruit Based Food Dye – Natural & Healthy!

❤️It’s been a tradition in our family to cut Christmas cookies into Santa, Angel, and Snowman shapes. I have fond memories of my childhood decorating with vibrant colors. 😨Fast forward to my kid’s’ childhood – looking at the fake food dyes added to everything scares me! Red 40, what is that? A chemical… bleh! 📌Pin…

Our New Tradition

✨A friend gave me this idea and I am so thankful! It has made our holiday season much more meaningful. 📌Pin it: https://pin.it/bjnvug6onlhvg3 🌲 Each family member came up with ideas to add to our “Giving Tree” and we are committed to completing them together. I hope this teaches all of us to think about…

Vegan mini Pumpkin Pies (wheat free)

My family LOVES this recipe!  We put it in individual dishes so that we modify the amount we eat in one sitting. It’s that good!  You can even lick the spoon, since there are no eggs.  I may have gone overboard with that… 📌Pin it!  https://pin.it/QYX-vKj Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups Homemade Pumpkin Puree. Can also…

Sugar Addiction- It’s a Cycle

Originally posted on Fit Inside & Out:
Sugar addiction can be a very difficult thing to deal with, especially when we are surrounded by it constantly. It hides in foods we wouldn’t expect and is abundant at almost every event or function we attend. It can be easy to become discouraged or to feel alone…

Cloud Bread – Gluten Free

My entire family has keratosis pilaris (small/rough bumps on our arms and legs) and it is most likely attributed to gluten in our diet.  I decided to make cloud bread since I am also currently following Gundry’s “Plant Paradox” plan.  I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious and simple this “bread” is! 📌Pin it! http://pin.it/Gth_Ogb…

Spaghetti Squash Pizza

My kids request pizza often – guess what – they gobbled this up like it was traditional pizza and wanted more!  It’s versatile, flavorful, and full of nutrition. 📌Pin/ Save Recipe:  http://pin.it/Zm72EdM Ingredients: 2 Spaghetti Squash, large, halved and deseeded 15 oz Canned Italian Seasoned diced Tomatoes 3 oz Mozzarella Cheese 1 oz Parmasean Cheese Italian Seasoning Turkey…

Broccoli “Mac” & Cheese Spaghetti Squash

My kids request Mac and cheese often – guess what – they gobbled this up like it was traditional mac and cheese!  It’s creamy, flavorful, and full of nutrition. 📌Pin/Save Recipe: http://pin.it/I3azood Ingredients: 2 Spaghetti Squash, large, halved and deseeded 1 bunch of Broccoli 1/4 C Vegetable Broth 1/4 C Whole Milk 3 oz Mexican or…

Baked Kale Chips

Have a craving for salty snacks?  Kale chips to the rescue! Kale is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, folate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain development, and finally alpha-linolenic acid, (omega-3). 📌Pin/Save Recipe: http://pin.it/ROQ3tRE Ingredients: -Kale -Extra Virgin Olive Oil -Sea Salt -Optional: garlic, parmasean, onion powder, chipotle chili powder Directions: -Wash the…

Veggie Packed Turkey Burgers w/ Eggplant Buns

These veggie packed patties add nutrients and flavor to this classic meal.  It’s an easy one-dish weeknight dinner, since everything you need in a balanced diet is included – vegetables, healthy fats, protein, calcium, amino acids, fiber, and more! 📌Pin/Save Recipe: http://pin.it/Q6qj1ZG Ingredients: 2 Lbs Extra Lean Ground Turkey 1 C cooked quinoa 3/4 C…

Salted Chocolate – Paleo & Vegan

Give yourself a boost of energy & nutrients with these easy homemade chocolates! They melt in your mouth. ❤ 📌Pin it!  http://pin.it/EIG2MD0 Benefits of the ingredients: Cacao powder: Not to be confused with cocoa powder. Cacao is chock full of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants that aid in lowering cholesterol, and can help regulate blood pressure.  A small cacao snack can…

Chicken w/ Chimichurri Sauce

This recipe is super flavorful and very easy!  I like the taste of Chimichurri sauce without the bite.  That can be alleviated by baking it!  Use this sauce raw with empanadas, pork, or anything you like! 📌Pin it!  http://pin.it/Kd-0TKU Ingredients: 1/2 bunch Cilantro 1 bunch Parsley, flat leaf 6 cloves Garlic (use less to taste)…