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]

Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

The bright, lemon flavor of these creamy Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars will put a smile on your face! An easy dessert for Easter, Mother's Day, or any spring occasion! Can you believe that yesterday was the first day of spring? This is the time of year where we have a mix of warm, sunny days and cooler cloudy ones with a few rain showers here and there. It's the best of both worlds, as we don't get tired of either endless hot or endless freezing temperatures. As the weather warms up and summer approaches, I think many of us have a renewed energy to put towards healthy habits. January and February are hard months, as the excitement of New Year's goals wears off quickly (at least for ... [Continue Reading]

Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese

A creamy cheese sauce coats every bite of this Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese. This mac and cheese recipe is a family favorite that we've been making for years! Who out there could use some comfort food? Yeah, me too. Between parent-teacher conferences at work, sick kids at home, and almost losing my voice, I'm ready to put my feet up and relax. Which means we need easy, comforting dinners that make everybody happy. Yes, this Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese has lots of cheese, which you might not consider the healthiest food. Me? I see cheese as protein. And protein is good for us. :) I make this mac and cheese with whole wheat pasta for added fiber and nutrition. And it's ... [Continue Reading]

Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats

High protein Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats are a healthy way to start your day! This soaked oatmeal is ultra creamy, a little sweet, and will keep you full until lunchtime! This post is brought to you in partnership with REALĀ® Seal. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When it comes to breakfast, we need quick and easy. Who wants to wake up even earlier just to have time to prepare breakfast in the morning? Not this girl. I wake up early enough as it is. Which is why breakfasts that I can make ahead are my absolute favorite. I make a batch of homemade granola at least every other week. Sometimes we have a stash of these mini frittatas in the freezer. But our go-to breakfast lately ... [Continue Reading]

Slow Cooker Turkey Chickpea Chili

Put your crock pot to work with this easy, protein-packed Slow Cooker Turkey Chickpea Chili. This is my favorite healthy chili recipe! Meet my new favorite chili. We've got chickpeas. And veggies. Some lean protein in the form of ground turkey (and more from the chickpeas!). And just enough spice to make both the grown ups and the kids happy. :) That's a quadruple win. Wait a second. We need to add one more win to the list because this turkey and chickpea chili is made in the slow cooker! The slow cooking process allows the flavors plenty of time to develop, and it also means that come dinner time all you have to do is spoon this deliciousness into your bowl. ... [Continue Reading]