Mexican Quinoa and Sweet Potato Skillet

This Mexican Quinoa and Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy one pot meal that you can have on your table in 30 minutes. Here we are again... it's a new month and another 30 Minute Thursday! If you're new here, let me explain. On the first Thursday of each month a few of my blogging friends and I each share a recipe that can be made in 30 minutes or less, start to finish. We want to help you get dinner on the table, and fast! Since today also happens to be Cinco de Mayo, I couldn't help but share a Mexican-inspired recipe! I took this Quinoa and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole, one of my all-time most popular recipes, and adapted it ... [Continue Reading]

Loaded Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft whole wheat chocolate chip cookies are loaded with toasted coconut, pecans, and oats! How do you like your chocolate chip cookies? Most of the time, I prefer my cookies to be simple, with just chocolate chips and an extra teaspoon or two of vanilla for flavor. The other day, though, I was craving a cookie with a bit more to it. For these Loaded Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies, I've toasted the coconut, pecans, and oats before adding them to the cookie dough. Toasting the mix-ins brings out their flavor and makes these cookies extra delicious! ... [Continue Reading]

16 Best Healthy Pancake Recipes

The best healthy pancake recipes, perfect for Mother's Day or any weekend breakfast. Includes whole grain, refined sugar free, dairy free, vegan, and gluten free options. Click here to pin and save this list of the best healthy pancake recipes for later! Hey there! How's life been treating you this week? As we head into the weekend, I thought you could use some breakfast inspiration! Since Tuesday's post, I've been thinking about how easy it is to make healthy pancakes, and how versatile they are. You can change up the flavors and ingredients in so many ways, and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We've done all three! Most pancakes freeze well, making them a great ... [Continue Reading]

Lemon Greek Yogurt Pancakes

You will love these light and fluffy Lemon Greek Yogurt Pancakes! These easy pancakes are extra thick and soft, packed with protein, and secretly healthy! This post is brought to you in partnership with REALĀ® Seal. All thoughts and opinions are my own. April is more than half over and Mother's Day is just around the corner. How did that happen?? I wanted to share with you at least one recipe that you can make for Mom for Mother's Day breakfast, and when I sat down to brainstorm I decided it had to be pancakes. Most everyone likes pancakes and they are easy enough that you can make them without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I'm hoping to convince Brad and the kids to make ... [Continue Reading]

Salted Cashew Energy Bites with Cranberries

These Salted Cashew Energy Bites with Cranberries are an irresistible combination of sweet and salty! They're filled with oats and have a touch of maple. Last Thursday I picked Julia up from school, not knowing that an hour later would be one of the scariest moments of my life. Earlier in the day, I had made these cashew energy bites ... [Continue Reading]

Sweet Potato Noodles with Peanut Sauce {Vegan, Gluten Free}

30 minute sweet potato noodles with a spicy peanut sauce and chickpeas. An easy and healthy dinner recipe that's vegan and gluten free. So I finally did it. I bought a spiralizer! And I've been having so much fun making veggie noodles. The Friday night after our spiralizer came in the mail, Brad and I tested it out with these sweet potato noodles. After a long week of work and kids, making veggie noodles is about as exciting as it gets around here on Friday nights. ;) If you're on the fence about whether or not to invest in a spiralizer, I say go for it. Making noodles out of veggies is not only fun but also a great way to sneak more nutrients into your diet. ... [Continue Reading]

Healthy Spice Muffins with Chai {Whole Wheat, Refined Sugar Free}

With chai spices and orange zest, these Healthy Spice Muffins are full of flavor! These easy muffins are 100% whole wheat and refined sugar free. Who out there needs a muffin to get this Monday morning started off right? I certainly do! But let's make it a healthier muffin so we can get a jump start on our healthy eating goals for the week, too! These Healthy Spice Muffins are just the recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your nutrition goals. Sometimes I think I've got an addiction to ... [Continue Reading]

25 Healthy, Grab and Go, Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes!

Save yourself time in the morning with these healthy, grab and go, make-ahead breakfast recipes! Breakfast has never been so easy! If you love make-ahead recipes as much as I do, follow my Make Ahead Recipes Pinterest Board! We've all heard how important it is to start the day with a healthy breakfast. It sets the tone for a day of healthy habits and gives us much-needed energy. The problem? Mornings are busy times! I have hardly a minute to spare in the morning, and I'm betting many of you are in the same situation. We still need a healthy meal to start our day, though! When life is busy, make-ahead recipes are my lifesaver. And when it comes to breakfast, if it's make-ahead ... [Continue Reading]