10 Day Smoothie Challenge III & A Giveaway!

Breakfast, Smoothies

10 Day Smoothie Challenge smoothie line up

This is my THIRD year in a row hosting the 10 Day Smoothie Challenge which is back by popular demand! I’m so excited to be continuing the tradition, this time a bit later in the year.  I started it off as a kick off to the New Year, but let’s face it, who wants to gulp cold smoothies in the … View The Post

Coconut Waffles with Raspberry Sauce (Dairy Free)

Breakfast

A plate of waffles stacked with raspberry sauce and coconut with the Vitamix blender.

You could make regular waffles for Mother’s Day… but why?  Plain ol’ waffles get a tropical (and dairy-free) makeover with a double dose of coconut, dolled up with coconut whip and a drizzle of pretty raspberry sauce just in time to spoil your sweet mom on Mother’s Day!

Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta

Main Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables

Easy Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta with Rosemary

There are few things more challenging than getting a healthy dinner on the table after a busy day!  I swear that it’s one of the hardest parts of being an adult (let’s not get started on taxes and laundry).  I sure have a bigger appreciation for my mom these days! Polenta is one of those foods that can feel daunting … View The Post

Green Smoothie… That The Kids LOVE!

Breakfast, Smoothies

Dietitian's Green Smoothie that the kids love made in a white Vitamix Ascent Series machine.

We start most mornings with a green smoothie…usually at the request of our kids!  Seriously!  It’s the BEST way to sneak greens and all sorts of nutritious foods into their diet! I’ve been asked a million times what we put in our smoothies to make the kids love them so much. In fact, our kids prefer a green smoothie over ANY … View The Post

Honey Orange Glazed Salmon with Orange Almond Couscous

Main Dishes

Honey Orange Glazed Salmon with Orange Almond Arugula Couscous

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that putting a healthy dinner on the table doesn’t have to be intimidating or time consuming.  I LOVE cooking. But even a hard-core foodie like me doesn’t like complicated recipes. Maybe I will when my kids are grown and I have oodles of time on my hands (does that ever happen?), but at … View The Post

Vegan Mushroom Wellington

Main Dishes, Vegan

Vegan Mushroom Wellington

Despite what many think, eating plant-based is NOT difficult! The term ‘plant-based’ can mean different things to different people, but in short, it really just means eating mostly plants. And the benefits are endless!

Orange Omega No-Bake Granola Bars (gluten free)

Baking, Breakfast, Snacks

Orange Omega No Bake Granola Bars that are also gluten free and whips up in minutes!

We are ALWAYS on the hunt for healthy snacks to get us through the day.  I swear that Charlie says ‘I’m hungry’ 50 times a day, and I can’t even imagine what it will be like once Max can talk, that kid can EAT! And since I’m as crazy busy as the next mom, I need snacks that are quick … View The Post

Loaded Tabbouleh (Bulgur) Salad

Salads

Mediterranean bulgur salad loaded with veggies and whole grains, such a satisfying vegetarian meal!

I went through my pantry yesterday and figured I would cook with whatever ingredient I pulled out first. That ingredient happened to be… bulgur! Now, if you haven’t cooked with bulgur I highly recommend it, it’s such a neat grain!

Creamy Orange Chia Pudding (vegan & gluten free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Creamy Orange Chia Pudding with a zest of orange made with Florida Orange Juice in minutes!

I never really understood how mornings could be so hectic for people with kids before I had them myself. I mean, how busy could it get? The answer, as I discovered, is REALLY busy. Pure crazy some mornings to be honest! I can read the looks on moms’ faces as I drop Charlie off to school. It’s that ‘our-morning-was-crazy-too’ look.