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Gluten Free Pancake Recipe + Breakfast Board Ideas

Gluten Free Pancake Recipe + Breakfast Board Ideas

I love making boards. Charcuterie boards, finger food platters, you name it. They're perfect for simplicity and ease, using up what you have on hand, and giving everyone a choice. Sometimes it's easy to go with what you have, and other times it's fun to have a plan....

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I've enjoyed this recipe for so long now that I had to share it with you: Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. The thing is, my kids are pretty good about eating greens and salads. I don't generally need to coax them to eat their veggies. Okay, I...

Vegan Cookie Dough Recipe (Raw and Grain-free!)

Vegan Cookie Dough Recipe (Raw and Grain-free!)

I used to eat cookie dough out of the container. You know, like the big one that you get from Costco - eggs and all. I literally got a phone call one day when it was in my fridge and the redcording on the other end said "raw cookie dough contains eggs and can cause...

Healthy Lemon Cookie Recipe (Paleo, Gluten Free + Vegan)

Healthy Lemon Cookie Recipe (Paleo, Gluten Free + Vegan)

This has been a colder than normal winter for us here in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I'm longing for Spring! I came across a lemon recipe and suddenly had inspiration. I wanted a grain-free lemon cookie. Lemon, light colors and flavors - it was just what I needed!...

Instant Pot Black Beans: Eat Healthy and Save Money!

Instant Pot Black Beans: Eat Healthy and Save Money!

I love how there is always a positive side to things. Like right now how we are going through a pandemic and people are hoarding food. At first I was frustrated that I couldn't get my normal items from my food shopping list. But new scenarios push you to try new...

Peanut Butter Protein Balls: An Easy Buckeye Recipe

Peanut Butter Protein Balls: An Easy Buckeye Recipe

This past Valentine's Day, I wanted to do something different. We are so blessed with having more than we need - and I get tired of having too much stuff around the house. So instead, I wanted to make something for each of my family members. My husband loves peanut...

90 Second Grain-free Cereal Recipe

90 Second Grain-free Cereal Recipe

Ever since going grain-free a couple of years ago, I've been on the hunt for a hot grain-free cereal that resembles oatmeal. Something warm that cooks up in minutes, and which gives you that nourishing, satiating feeling that you get with a hot bowl of cereal. And...

Easy Cauliflower Rice Paella (Mexican Style!)

Easy Cauliflower Rice Paella (Mexican Style!)

I recently tried out al fresco Mild Mexican Chicken Style Sausage and knew it was the perfect ingredient to make an easy cauliflower rice paella - Mexican style, of course! This simple one-dish recipe includes the chicken sausage along with shrimp, vegetables and...

Paleo Mug Cake with Banana Flour (Grain Free)

Paleo Mug Cake with Banana Flour (Grain Free)

Whether you are grain free or paleo, or just looking to limit your grains, banana flour is a wonderful option to consider. I was first turned onto it two years ago when I removed grains from my diet, and it was then that I created my super-popular banana cake as well...

30 Minute Easy Black Bean Soup

30 Minute Easy Black Bean Soup

One of my daughters is not a fan of chicken or meat, so I'm always on the hunt for vegetarian meals that have a good amount of protein. Beans are an easy way to not only accomplish this, but they are also a great source of fiber - wonderful for helping you feel full...

Paleo SunButter Cup Recipe with Chocolate Chips

Paleo SunButter Cup Recipe with Chocolate Chips

Many of my healthier dessert recipes are made for those with food sensitivities or intolerances, including today's. I just started to be able to digest some nut butters, but for about two years, I could not. During this time, I became a big fan of sunflower seed...

Gajar Halwa: Indian Carrot Pudding Recipe (Dairy-free)

Gajar Halwa: Indian Carrot Pudding Recipe (Dairy-free)

Have you ever tried gajar halwa? It's like Indian rice pudding, but it's made with carrots. It was one of my favorite Indian dessert recipes growing up - especially on Diwali -  but it typically is made with milk. I was reminded of this favorite Indian dessert on our...

Easy Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe

Easy Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe

Oatmeal has so many benefits to it. Rich in antioxidants, they are full of fiber (which not only helps you feel full, but also keeps you regular), and are said to help lower cholesterol. Oats are also said to reduce blood sugar. But aside from health benefits, oats...

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

I'm pretty sure that everyone has heard of buffalo chicken dip ... but have you heard of pepperoni pizza dip?! This is going to be my new go-to for get togethers because this is an easy, crowd-pleasing recipe that comes together in minutes. By mixing just five...

Easy Vegetable Puree Soup (GF + DF)

Easy Vegetable Puree Soup (GF + DF)

It happened by accident, actually. I was making some dairy-free alfredo sauce and had out a pot and my blender. I also had some extra cauliflower and carrots, some chopped onion and chicken stock. And voila - this easy vegetable puree soup recipe was made. I later...

Mexican Mac and Cheese

Mexican Mac and Cheese

This Mexican Mac and Cheese recipe actually came about by accident. I had Mexican cheese in my fridge, and the weather was cold outside. Of course we needed dinner for the evening, and I knew that a comfort food would be the perfect thing. I started mixing and adding...

Easy Homemade Chewy Granola Bars – No Bake

Easy Homemade Chewy Granola Bars – No Bake

Do you like nutritious, easy to make snacks? Are you a fan of nourishing foods that can keep you satisfied and fueled until your next meal? Then you're going to love today's recipe: easy homemade chewy granola bars. And bonus - this gluten free granola bar recipe is...

Chia Pudding For One: A Healthy Breakfast

Chia Pudding For One: A Healthy Breakfast

Sometimes a little pushback gets us exactly where we need to be. Thus was the case for me; I found myself in a breakfast rut. My mornings looked something like this: woke up, had water, then coffee, exercised and came home ready to work. I'd grab whatever I saw - and...

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

It's been a while since I've posted an Instant Pot recipe. I still use my multi-use appliance multiple times each week - it's such a time saver!  Since I know it has a learning curve to it, I wanted to show just how easy it is to make a one-pot meal in it. This...

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Up until recently, I wasn't able to tolerate nuts of any sort. After having a vegetarian diet for five years, nuts were a staple part of my diet for the simple fact that they are so high in protein. And then I discovered that I had an intolerance to nuts and they were...

The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

There's something that I love about a yummy big salad, especially in autumn. So many fall foods are starch-heavy, and I can feel my body asking for an abundance of vegetables. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, I wanted to create a wholesome hearty fall...

How to Make Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

How to Make Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Did you guys know that Rice Krispie treats are not gluten free? I was shocked when I found out, and like to make sure that anyone who follows a gluten free diet knows this, too. The malt flavoring in the Rice Krispie cereal has gluten in it, making it not safe for...

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