Clean eating · Real Food · Recipes

Just when you thought you didn’t like beets…

¬† I used to hate beets. I didn’t understand how anyone could eat those slimy, weird things, they were NOT good. And then, as a young bride, my mother-in-law fed them to me. You have to make a good impression on your mother-in-law, especially at first, right? You have to eat what she serves when… Continue reading Just when you thought you didn’t like beets…

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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

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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

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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)

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Now, I know that ranch is the king of salad dressings. People¬†love it on salads, of course, but I also know people who won’t eat a vegetable unless it’s dipped in ranch, and of course, even their pizza needs a good dunking as well. So you may think I’m wrong when I tell you that… Continue reading Green Goddess Salad Dressing