The Ultimate Healthy Grilled Cheese

When I was a kid, one of my very favorite foods were grilled cheeses. And trust me when I tell you: I could eat them every day of my life. And, in fact, did every summer. I would top a slice of multigrain bread with two slices of American cheese (aka orange-colored plastic) and another…

Mini Apple Pies

The Fourth of the July is less than a week away! What do you like to do on the Fourth? I love barbequing out with friends and family: flipping burgers, watching fireworks, and attempting to finish your ice cream cone before it drips down your hand. Of course, whenever I go to a BBQ I…

Healthy Monkey Bread

My Aunt Cammy makes the best Monkey Bread I’ve ever tasted. As a kid, my sisters and I would love spending the night at my aunt’s house. Not only did we get to sleep in our cool older cousins’ beds, but we would wake up to the yummiest, most sugary dessert-like breakfast ever. Monkey Bread.…

Copy Cat Wheat Thins

Take a look at the ingredients list of your favorite crunchy guilty-pleasure. How many ingredients can you pronounce? In fact, how many would you actually find in a typical kitchen. And no, not an industrial food-plant kitchen. Your own, or even your mother’s kitchen. For me, I would have to say two, maybe three… Of…

Chia Seed Waffle

Chia seeds are my new favorite ingredient! Not only are they extremely nutrient dense, with 11g fiber and 4g protein per ounce, but they contain Omega-3 fatty acids and many vitamins and minerals beneficial to bone health. Plus, there’s something so satisfying about the little pop of the seeds as you bite into a fluffy,…

Gluten Free Chocolate Gingersnap Cereal

Breakfast is awesome. Cookies are awesome. Running late for work is not. That’s why aside from overnight oats, my go-to breakfast before a day of work, or even school, is cereal. Pour it in a bowl, add milk, eat. Repeat. (Or maybe not repeat, especially if you’re running late! ;)) This recipe is packed with…

Summer Frozen Fruit Kabobs

Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s so hot outside you don’t feel like doing anything.    Which is exactly why I’m going to keep this post short. In summer I tend to have a one track mind: Hot. That’s all I can think about, especially when the humidity’s high, it’s over 95ยฐF, and you feel like…