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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...

Potato-Kale Meatball Soup

Potato-Kale Meatball Soup

What’s better on a cold, snowy winter day than a bowl of soul warming soup? Maybe eating that soup curled up on the couch with a good book, but since that wouldn’t be super easy to do, I’d suggest eating this Potato-Kale Meatball Soup at the dinner table and THEN...

Sausage Meatballs with Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Sausage Meatballs with Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

When the holiday season hits and the “to-do” list seems to be never ending, it’s more important than ever to stay on track with your healthy cooking and eating even though that may seem like more work than you have time for. But with recipes like this Sausage...

Creamy Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce

Creamy Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce

Need a sauce that's rich in flavor and can be used in a ton of ways? Try this Creamy Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce. It's got all the flavor you want from a jarred pasta sauce, without any of the added sugar or preservatives. Plus, it won't take you all day to make. I...

5 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

5 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

Now that summer has faded to fall and the cooler temps have rolled in, I'm in soup and stew mode. Anyone else? If so, give this 5 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup a try. It's easy to make and uses a very short list of simple ingredients. What could be better? Is this...

Italian Pasta Salad (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Italian Pasta Salad (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

When it comes to pasta salad, the sky’s the limit as to the variety of flavors and ingredients that you can add, but when you’re not eating gluten and dairy, most pasta salads are off limits. Not anymore! This Italian Pasta Salad is gluten free and dairy free, but...

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (Dairy Free)

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (Dairy Free)

With the weather showing signs of cooling down, I think it’s time to turn the oven back on and do some baking, don’t you? If you agree, I’d suggest you put this Gluten Free Zucchini Bread on the top of your list of recipes to make! Zucchini bread bridges the gap...

Welcome to Fresh Food Bites!

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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