30 Healthy Snacks You Will Crave!

30 incredible homemade snacks, to satisfy any craving.  Sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy - I've got you covered!

30 healthy, homemade snacks to satisfy any craving.  From sweet to salty to crunchy to creamy, there's something on this list for everyone! I love snacks.  I pretty much eat all day long, with a meal or snack at least every couple of hours. (Even when I'm not eating for two!)  I have my go-to favorite snacks, but I also like to mix things up once in a while and try some new ideas. With my recent commitment to stop buying packaged snacks, I decided a list of my favorite homemade snacks plus lots of new ideas would be a great resource going into the new year. I've searched through some of my favorite blogs to put together an awesome collection of healthy snack options for you (and me, ... [Continue Reading]

Cocoa-Almond Protein Smoothie

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A healthy smoothie made with Greek yogurt, almond butter, banana, and cocoa powder.  Full of protein and nutrition, and guess what?  It tastes like dessert! Happy New Year!!! Are you making any new year's resolutions this year? I'm not setting too many goals, other than figuring out how to balance being a mom of 3 (only a few weeks until baby girl arrives!) with all of my other work and household responsibilities. I do want to remember to slow down and enjoy each day. I have a tendency to get so wrapped up in my to-do lists that I sometimes forget to enjoy all of the little moments along the way.  I want to remember 2015 as a year filled with memorable moments with my kids and ... [Continue Reading]

My Favorite Recipes of 2014

Favorite Recipes of 2014

Are you ready to ring in the new year?! I still can't quite wrap my mind around the fact that the year 2015 is about to begin. 2014 was a great year, with many memories and milestones both personally and professionally. We celebrated Julia's 5th birthday and William's 2nd birthday with family and friends. I say it again and again, but I just can't believe how fast these two are growing up. We spent a great part of the year looking forward to the arrival of our third child, a baby girl that we are so excited to welcome into our family in January. This time last year, I launched the new design of the blog. I'm still loving the design, and I'm so proud of the work that Brad and I (and my ... [Continue Reading]

Top Recipes of 2014

Must-make recipes from 2014!

Every year I enjoy looking back at the blog stats to see which recipes were most visited during the prior year.  A few of the top 10 most viewed recipes this year were ones I shared prior to 2014 (like this Ricotta Orange Pound Cake and these Peach Pie Bars), but today's roundup includes only the top recipes that I posted in 2014. I hope the list will inspire you to try something new in your kitchen! Starting from #10 and working towards #1, here are the most popular recipes of 2014! ... [Continue Reading]

Gingerbread Coffee

Two minutes are all you need to make this spiced Gingerbread Coffee!

Your steaming cup of coffee is made extra special with a hint of warm gingerbread spices. Relax and enjoy a quiet moment to yourself with a mug of this Gingerbread Coffee. Is Christmas really the day after tomorrow? How did that happen?! I finally got around to wrapping some gifts last night, and I did lots of holiday baking over the weekend. Is your shopping done? What last-minute preparations are still on your to-do list? No matter how much you have left to do, I hope you're finding time to sit down, relax, and enjoy the season. I love to take a few minutes in the morning or evening to sit by the light of the Christmas tree and enjoy a warm beverage. Lately that's been a steaming ... [Continue Reading]

Maple Banana Pancake Muffins

Maple Banana Pancake Muffins - with a maple drizzle, a healthy breakfast to start your day! | Kristine's Kitchen

Two breakfast favorites combine in these Maple Banana Pancake Muffins. Made with white whole-wheat flour and bananas, these muffins are lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup for a healthy breakfast or snack. Quick, easy, delicious, and healthy breakfasts. That's what we all need, right? I've got your breakfast desires covered with these Maple Banana Pancake Muffins. Why decide between pancakes and muffins when you can have both? What makes these pancake muffins? The muffin batter is made with buttermilk and maple syrup, which bring the comforting flavor of a pancake into each muffin. The muffins have the light, fluffy texture that you expect from a perfect pancake. Sounds ... [Continue Reading]

Cranberry Coconut Granola {Lower Sugar}

A lower sugar granola, filled with toasted nuts and coconut, you'll love this Cranberry Coconut Granola | Kristine's Kitchen

Lightly sweetened and full of toasted coconut, almonds, and pecans, this Cranberry Coconut Granola is a delicious way to start your day.  Time is just flying by, and with it the weeks of this pregnancy are passing so quickly. I can't believe that I'll be meeting my baby girl in just about six weeks. In some ways, I'm ready, but mostly I'm just trying to enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy and being a mom of two. I'm excited to meet this little one, but after going through the newborn stage twice before I know that, despite the discomforts of pregnancy, things are much easier while baby is still inside! One challenge that I face with my pregnancies is high blood sugar. With my ... [Continue Reading]

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter

Soft, chewy brown butter cookies loaded with white chocolate and cranberries. | Kristine's Kitchen

Soft, chewy cookies loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Brown butter in the cookie dough takes these White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter to a whole new level. I love all sorts of cookies, but a good white chocolate cranberry cookie is right up near the top of my list of favorites. Add brown butter to that cookie, and, well, a good thing just got a whole lot better. These White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter are soft, chewy, and loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. They're perfect for holiday baking, or really any time of year. Let's not limit our cookie enjoyment to just a month out of the year, ... [Continue Reading]