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Why is Gut Health Important

Why is Gut Health Important

If you think gut health is only linked to how you feel after you eat or only influences your “regularity” (or lack thereof!), I think you’ll have some “aha” moments as you read about why is gut health important. It’s easy to compartmentalize the different parts of our...

Sheet Pan Beef Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Beef Stir Fry

When the kids are in school and activities are in full swing, having quick and easy dinner recipes is the key to staying sane and continuing to eat healthy! Next time you need a dinner like that, make this Sheet Pan Beef Stir Fry recipe. Making stir fry is easy...

Gluten Free Dairy Free Brownies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Brownies

If you love chocolate and are craving a decadent brownie, but you can’t eat gluten or dairy, put this Gluten Free Dairy Free Brownies recipe on the top of your list to make sometime soon! Brownies are one of those desserts that can work at almost any time of the year!...

Roasted Salmon Recipe

Roasted Salmon Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make salmon, look no further than this Roasted Salmon Recipe. It’s flavorful and is so simple to make! Look, I know it’s not always easy to eat fish on the regular, but this roasted salmon recipe should make it a little...

What is Gut Health?

What is Gut Health?

Gut health has become a more trendy topic despite the fact that it is not the most party-worthy conversation starter. But what is gut health and why should you care?  What is the gut? Your gut is another name for your digestive system, which is responsible for...

Cranberry Apple Chutney

Cranberry Apple Chutney

This Cranberry Apple Chutney is not only super quick and easy to make, it’s a sauce that be served with a variety of different meats. So, you don’t have to reserve it only for your Thanksgiving Day feast. But, trust me, you’ll be very happy if you whip up this easy...

No Mayo Egg Salad

No Mayo Egg Salad

Anyone have trouble finding jarred mayonnaise that actually tastes good, doesn’t break the bank, and isn’t loaded with ingredients you don’t want to eat? I’m right there with you, which is why I took a classic recipe and replaced the mayonnaise with an alternative...

Gluten Free Banana Muffins (Dairy Free)

Gluten Free Banana Muffins (Dairy Free)

Gluten Free Banana Muffins (dairy free too!) that are so tender (but don’t fall apart) and aren’t dry? Yes, it’s possible, and you can get your hands on the recipe below! If there’s one thing everyone in my family can agree on, it’s that these gluten free banana...

Roasted Garlic Olive Tapenade

Roasted Garlic Olive Tapenade

If you’re ever in need of dairy free appetizers or want to take your grilled chicken (or a lot of other foods!) up a level, then this Roasted Garlic Olive Tapenade is a recipe you’ll want to keep close by.  Don’t get intimidated by the name of this recipe. It...

Adding Flavor to Food with 16 Healthy Ingredients

Adding Flavor to Food with 16 Healthy Ingredients

If you’ve ever felt like your homecooked meals have become boring, it might be time to put one (or more!) of these 16 healthy ingredients on your next grocery list for adding flavor to food! In this post, Adding Flavor to Food with 16 Healthy Ingredients, I’m going to...

What is the Healthiest Way to Eat?

What is the Healthiest Way to Eat?

If you type the phrase “healthiest way to eat” into any internet search engine, you’re going to be rewarded with more information about the topic than you probably thought was possible. With information flowing so freely that we don’t even have to work to find it, it...

How to Stay Sane and Healthy when You’re Cooking Every Meal at Home

How to Stay Sane and Healthy when You’re Cooking Every Meal at Home

When everyone is home and they all expect to be fed for EVERY SINGLE MEAL, it can be a bit overwhelming, am I right? Today I’m sharing my best tips for how to stay sane and healthy when you’re cooking every meal at home. In a “normal” week, you might have kids eating...

Beef and Carrot Noodle Bowls

Beef and Carrot Noodle Bowls

Do you ever get tired of making the same recipe or meal from a specific ingredient? That’s how I felt when I created these Beef and Carrot Noodle Bowls. When it comes to beef chuck roast, which is one of my favorite cuts of beef, I tend to make one of two things with...

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes

Are you more of a pancake person or a waffle person? Either way you’ll love the batter for these Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes because you can use it to make pancakes or waffles. Bonus, right? In my house, I have 1 waffle kid and 1 pancake kid. Anyone else have...

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

If you grew up in a “meat and potatoes” kind of house like I did, then you probably ate a lot of casseroles. There were a few staple casseroles my mom would make regularly. This Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe was one of them, and I can’t wait for you to try my...

Dairy Free Cream of Chicken Soup (Gluten Free)

Dairy Free Cream of Chicken Soup (Gluten Free)

If you’ve ever felt like you can no longer make your favorite comfort foods now that you’re eating gluten and dairy free, then this Dairy Free Cream of Chicken Soup recipe will brighten your day in a big way! As a child of the 80’s and 90’s, it’s no surprise that I...

Homemade Poultry Seasoning

Homemade Poultry Seasoning

I know you may be wondering why you’d go to the work of making your own seasoning blend, but hear me out on this one! Making your own seasoning blends, such as this Homemade Poultry Seasoning, is simple to do and then you know exactly what’s in the mix. Before I go...

Boozy Chocolate Truffles (Dairy Free)

Boozy Chocolate Truffles (Dairy Free)

Can I let you in on a little secret about chocolate truffles? They look WAY harder to make than what they really are. Trust me on this, okay? In fact, jump on down to the actual recipe for these Boozy Chocolate Truffles (that are dairy free!), skim through the recipe,...

Pear-Pecan Cake with Spiked Caramel Sauce

Pear-Pecan Cake with Spiked Caramel Sauce

Before pear season leaves us, make a point to whip up this Pear-Pecan Cake with Spiked Caramel Sauce. This gluten and dairy free cake is not fussy at all to make, which means it’s the perfect dessert for a cozy night in, whether you’re entertaining or just want a...

Dairy Free Taco Dip

Dairy Free Taco Dip

Going to parties where there is likely going to be a lot of heavy, cheesy dips and appetizers isn’t always easy when you need to avoid dairy, but today I’m sharing my favorite Dairy Free Taco Dip that is always a hit. It’s been known to fool some of the biggest cheese...

Fresh Now: Kale

Fresh Now: Kale

In an effort to eat more fruits and vegetables and encourage you to do the same, I’m introducing a new series on my blog called “Fresh Now”, where I will highlight a fruit or vegetable that is in season.  You’ll get all the details about the health benefits as...

Egg Free Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free)

Egg Free Caesar Salad Dressing (Dairy Free)

If you love Caesar salads as much as I do, but can’t have dairy and don’t love the idea of using raw eggs in your dressing (which classic Caesar salad dressings do), then I’ve got the answer to your prayers with this easy Egg Free Caesar Salad Dressing! And before you...

3 Easy Steps to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

3 Easy Steps to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

I’m guessing you KNOW that eating more fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but do you STRUGGLE to make it happen? If so, I want you to follow these 3 Easy Steps to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables that are outlined below so you can make eating more...

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Welcome to Fresh Food Bites!

I'm Laura...mom, wife, dietitian, and I love to cook and EAT! I hope to inspire you to eat more vegetables and nourish your body and soul one bite at a time with creative recipes that work and, most importantly, taste great! 

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