Real Food · Recipes · Unprocessed Food

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites – 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget

Today is an exciting day, I’m announcing a new cookbook that you need to have in your life! I have been a huge fan of Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food for many years now. Her website and recipes played a huge part in my own weight loss transformation and my own story.… Continue reading Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites – 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget

Clean eating · Desserts · Recipes

Blueberry Spinach Oatmeal Bars

Blueberry Spinach Oatmeal Bars Yep, I said spinach. In dessert. I love making these to hand out when I’m teaching a class, especially to kids/teenagers. I have them grab one to munch on before I get started. Then halfway through my presentation when they are grabbing seconds, I get to the part where I’m telling… Continue reading Blueberry Spinach Oatmeal Bars

Real Food · Recipes · Unprocessed Food

Homemade Salad Dressing, Two Ways

Most of us use way too much salad dressing, and the store-bought kinds are full of many different ingredients that we really don’t want in our bodies. For example, I picked up a bottle of ranch dressing off the shelf the other day, only to find that canola oil was the first ingredient. Canola oil… Continue reading Homemade Salad Dressing, Two Ways

Real Food · Recipes · Unprocessed Food

Salmon en Papillote (in parchment paper)

Have you ever wanted to look like a fancy pants cook, but you’re really not that great at it? Have someone you want to impress, but you aren’t sure what’s a spatula and what’s a ladle in the kitchen? Then I’ve got the recipe for you! Here’s all the reasons this recipe is amazingly awesome:… Continue reading Salmon en Papillote (in parchment paper)

Clean eating · Real Food · Recipes

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

This dressing really couldn’t be any more simple. You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already, and it takes approximately 2.6 seconds to put together. It’s way healthier than anything you can buy in a bottle at the store, tastes better, and is so much better for you than all those processed ingredients… Continue reading Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Clean eating · Healthy Habits Challenge · Unprocessed Food

Quinoa Sweet Potato Bowl

When you are cutting processed foods, there are two main tactics. First, you can take the things you already eat and try to convert them to clean eating, unprocessed versions. This can be very effective sometimes, and other times the results can be… questionable. Thankfully in this recipe I’m giving you an awesome dressing that… Continue reading Quinoa Sweet Potato Bowl

Gift Guide · Healthy Holidays · Healthy Living Challenges

The 5 Best Gift Ideas for Healthy Foodies

Wow, December sure is sneaky, isn’t it? Can you believe that we are here yet again, trying to find the best things to tuck under the tree for our loved ones? If your loved ones are healthy foodies, I’ve got a good treat for you today. Here it comes, the 5 best gift ideas for… Continue reading The 5 Best Gift Ideas for Healthy Foodies

Clean eating · Green Smoothie Challenge · Real Food · Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

The leaves are starting to turn, the air is getting cooler, and with fall each year there is an inevitable invasion.   Soon the season of all things pumpkin will be descending, and I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier about the impending pumpkin onslaught. And why not? Pumpkins are not only delicious… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie