Chicken & Quinoa Meatballs

This recipe is quick and easy to make and is naturally gluten free!  It’s a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional meatballs made with ground beef and pork. 📌Pin it! http://pin.it/-gFpgu5 Quinoa replaces breadcrumbs, which not only makes it gluten free, but adds a number of minerals and b-vitamins to the meal.  They can also…

Crustless Vegetarian Mini Quiche

This recipe is perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast or snack on the go!  Meal prep helps to save time in the mornings when you need to get out the door. 📌Pin it! http://pin.it/cSlyXni Ingredients: 1 cup Milk, skim, or low fat choice 9 Eggs 2 Green Peppers, large, chopped  (can use other vegetables like…

Roasted Italian Cauliflower w/ Parmesan

I love flavorful vegetarian side dishes!  The kids and I are much more likely to gobble up our veggies when they have some kick to them.  This could easily be made vegan, without the cheese. 📌Pin it! http://pin.it/F7aWiET Ingredients: 1 head Cauliflower, chopped 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning (I used…

Elderberry Syrup – Cold & Flu Season Remedy

🍇 Elderberry Syrup!! 🍇 With cold and flu season upon us, I want my family to be prepared to fend off anything that comes our way. 🍇 Elderberries are high in vitamin A & C, antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Ginger has traditionally been used to help with digestion and to ward off…

5 Minute Cranberry Sauce w/ Orange Zest

Find out what most canned cranberry sauces are made of and how to make a delicious, healthier alternative.  I want to have energy for my family during the holidays and I want to feel good about what I’m putting into our bodies! This recipe is super easy and full of flavor! Video : Homemade Cranberry…

Meal Prep: Grilled Vegetables

📌Pin it! http://pin.it/0SPeBCg I love to make food in batches.  Not only does this save time, but I will be more likely to make a healthy meal, or grab a snack that fuels my body with nutrients if I prepare. Video: Preparing Grilled Vegetables Planning ahead is planning to succeed! With this batch, I was…

Baked & Seasoned Fries w/Avocado Oil

French fries are my weakness!  Here is a recipe with all of the flavor, but significantly less oil. Avocado oil promotes digestive health, weight loss, disease prevention, and any issues someone may have with glucose and insulin. Tasty and healthy = win win! 📌Pin it!  http://pin.it/ATDlhIr Ingredients: 3 Large Baking Potatoes, julienned to 1/4 in…

Smokey Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

In the winter, all I want to do is snuggle up and eat comfort food.  My son asked me to make mac & cheese and I couldn’t resist!  Here is a classic with a healthy and flavorful twist. 📌Pin it! http://pin.it/WmkFn1y Ingredients (organic): 20 oz Butternut Squash, roasted, cubed, fresh or frozen (thawed) 16 oz…

Heathy Buffalo Wing Sauce

Buffalo wings anyone???  This is one of my all time favorite recipes!  It’s flavorful and sooo delicious! This wing sauce is quick, easy, and versatile – put it on chicken, vegetables, tacos, potatoes, dips, or whatever you like! 📌Pin it!  http://pin.it/gYjqKRm Ingredients: -3 Roasted red peppers (you can roast them in the oven yourself or…

Healthy Baked Chicken Fajita Tacos

I LOVE grilled fajitas, but I don’t love the grease that usually comes with them.  The extra veggies make this a great stand alone dish.  You can also serve with beans and brown rice. 📌Pin it! http://pin.it/WxZzmp3 Ingredients (Organic): 1 lb Ground Chicken, extra lean 2 Red Peppers, chopped 2 Green Peppers, chopped 1/2 Onion,…

Kale & Basil Pesto

I’m Italian, so pesto is a staple. I like to add nutrients to every dish were I can.

Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna

📌Pin it! http://pin.it/SnyxguB 🍅 Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna 🍅 So yummy, lots of vegetables, and worth the effort! I love comfort food this time of year, but I love it more when it’s nutrient rich. 🍅Vegetarian! 🍅Ingredients (organic): -10 oz Fresh Baby Spinach -10 oz Frozen Butternut Squash -Cooked Whole grain lasagna noodles (or zucchini cut…