Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin ice cream

My kids love ice cream. What kid doesn’t? So in an effort to allow them to still enjoy one of their favorite treats I purchased an ice cream maker.  I’m not going to lie, I was terrified of it. In fact, it sat in our pantry for 7-months until I took it out of the […]

Hike-Essential Trail Mix

Trail mix

The best snacks for a hike are those that a) don’t require refrigeration, b) are mess-free, and c) are packed full of protein and fiber for sustained energy. This simple, nutrient-dense trail mix hits all three marks and for bonus points, it’s so easy to throw together and customize to your liking. Here’s what I […]

Immune-Boosting Pineapple Popsicles

Whether your kids need to cool off from the summer sun or could use a large dose of Vitamin C to combat a cold – these immune-boosting, refreshing pineapple popsicles hit the spot. Making your own popsicles may seem daunting, but believe me, it’s so much more rewarding knowing my kids are eating healthy, clean […]

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

A delicious, gluten-free, high-protein cookie makes this recipe the perfect healthy snack. Most store-bought cookies contain scary amounts of sugar, corn syrup, artificial colors, and sweeteners. This recipe, on the other hand, has just a handful of wholesome ingredients, like peanut butter and oats. And what’s sweeter is that they come together in minutes. Finally, […]

Fluffy Gluten-Free Protein Powered Pancakes

These are our favorite go-to pancakes for a simple weekday breakfast. And if you use the recipe below, you should have enough leftovers for an even easier breakfast later in the week too!  I use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour which has a 1:1 ratio to wheat flour and also contains xanthan gum so no […]

Heart Healthy Donuts

What kid doesn’t go wild for donuts? And with three forms of coconut (oil, butter, and flakes), these mom-approved donuts are packed full of heart-healthy saturated fats. Wait, what? Aren’t saturated fats bad for you? No! I’m here to bust this myth. Saturated fats, like cholesterol, get a bad reputation, however, if they’re so bad […]

Dijon-Honey Dressing

I made this recipe on a whim recently as I was looking for something other than my go-to balsamic-honey dressing. And since then, I’ve made this dressing several times over.  This easy recipe provides a powerful kick of flavor and is perfect as a dipping sauce for veggies or dressing for a salad. Try it […]

Balsamic-Honey Dressing

Are you still using store-bought salad dressing? If so, it’s time to ditch those bottled dressings and make your own! Many bottled dressings are laced with hidden sugars, inflammatory oils, and preservatives, oh my! This dressing contains the exact opposite ingredients; olive oil, rich in monounsaturated fats that quells inflammation, while honey provides a natural […]

Crowd-Pleasing Guacamole

This flavorful, easy guacamole recipe whips up in less than 5-minutes and is sure to please everyone in your family. Avocados are one of my favorite sources of fats, especially those heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats reduce LDL and triglycerides, thereby keeping arteries clear and void of plaque. They nourish the skin, keeping it soft, […]

Healthy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Gosh, was I ever happy when I landed upon this creamy, vegan alfredo sauce. Alfredo sauce is traditionally made with butter, whipping cream, and parmesan cheese –  that’s a whole lot of dairy. Dairy, much like gluten, processed foods, and refined sugars can cause inflammation in the gut and consequently, inflammation systemically throughout the body.  […]