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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...

Grilled Mini Meat Loaves

Grilled Mini Meat Loaves

While it may seem surreal that school is back in full swing (seriously, where did summer go?!?), it’s here to stay and that means BUSY nights and even LESS time to cook. Anyone feel me? If so, these Grilled Mini Meat Loaves just might be the answer to your prayers for...

Best Dairy Free Yogurt to Substitute for Plain Yogurt

Best Dairy Free Yogurt to Substitute for Plain Yogurt

Do you ever get confused when it comes to picking out the best food product or ingredient when there are several (or many!) options? Today I’m going to answer the question of which is the best dairy free yogurt to substitute for plain yogurt so that you won’t have to...

Dairy Free Basil Pesto (Nut Free)

Dairy Free Basil Pesto (Nut Free)

Eating dairy free should NOT mean that you have to stop eating your favorite foods, and, for me, pesto ranks pretty high on my list of favorites! So, the thought of never making pesto again when I got serious about eating dairy free was not an option! I think you’ll...

Dairy Free Peach-Mango Smoothie Popsicles (3 Ingredients!)

Dairy Free Peach-Mango Smoothie Popsicles (3 Ingredients!)

I’m going to keep this short and sweet today, because that’s the theme of these Dairy Free Peach-Mango Smoothie Popsicles…short and sweet! These peach-mango popsicles have just 3 ingredients and take very little time to make! Popsicles are a refreshing summer treat...

Herb-Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Peach-Pepper Salsa

Herb-Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Peach-Pepper Salsa

Do you ever have those moments when a thought or a new way of thinking about something hits you in the face and you have an epiphany about what to change or do differently? I know this does NOT seem like it would have ANYTHING to do with recipes, but as crazy as it...

Cilantro-Lime Cabbage Coleslaw (Dairy Free)

Cilantro-Lime Cabbage Coleslaw (Dairy Free)

When it comes to coleslaw, do you get overwhelmed at ALL the different ways you can make it or are you like “bring it on, I want to try all the coleslaw recipes”? No matter which side of the fence you’re on, I think you should try this Cilantro-Lime Cabbage Coleslaw...

Eating Gluten Free and Dairy Free? Keep It Simple!

Eating Gluten Free and Dairy Free? Keep It Simple!

Have you ever thought about giving up gluten and dairy, but when it comes down to taking action, you fizzle out because it just seems WAY TOO HARD? If so, you’re not alone. It can seem overwhelming enough to eliminate one food from your diet, let alone two. Now, I’m...

Dairy Free Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Dairy Free Chicken Piccata Meatballs

While chicken piccata is traditionally based on skinless, boneless chicken breasts, I think you will want to give this Dairy Free Chicken Piccata Meatballs recipe a try! The meatballs have way more flavor than a simple chicken breast, which makes the overall flavor...

Asian Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Asian Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Making your own salad dressings and vinaigrettes is a must when you’re trying to cut down on processed foods, when you’re trying to eat less sugar, and when you don’t/can’t eat gluten and dairy. I know, you may be thinking it will be too hard to make your own...

Lemon-Pepper Parsley Pesto

Lemon-Pepper Parsley Pesto

Lemon-Pepper Parsley Pesto Do you ever have leftover parsley? If you’re like me, it happens from time to time! I created this Lemon-Pepper Parsley Pesto as a solution. It’s a fun, easy way to use up extra parsley and it can be used in SO MANY different ways. And don’t...

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Marinated Cucumber-Fennel Salad

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Marinated Cucumber-Fennel Salad

What’s better than a beautiful spring or summer evening where you can be outside enjoying the sun? How about making a quick and healthy dinner that you will feel good about eating and that doesn’t take all your time to make? Both are ideal in my book, and this Grilled...

3 Non-Dessert Rhubarb Recipes

3 Non-Dessert Rhubarb Recipes

Using rhubarb can result in some out of this world desserts, but because rhubarb is so tart, a LOT of sugar is required. If you've got rhubarb to use up this season, try making one of these 3 Non-Dessert Rhubarb Recipes instead. They are MUCH LOWER in sugar that most...

Chicken Kabobs with Chili-Garlic Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Kabobs with Chili-Garlic Barbecue Sauce

Who else is embracing grilling season like me? Two things are blowing my mind though…1) It’s May and school is almost out for the summer (yikes!), and 2) Memorial Day is literally right around the corner! If you don’t want to serve the same ole’ hamburgers for your...

Bacon-Avocado Egg-Free Potato Salad

Bacon-Avocado Egg-Free Potato Salad

Potato salad and summer barbecue parties go together like peanut butter and jelly, and I love a good classic recipe. But sometimes it’s fun to change things up. Do you agree? If so, I think you’ll love my new Bacon-Avocado Egg-Free Potato Salad recipe. I’m answering...

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Rhubarb Scones

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Rhubarb Scones

Are you a fan of scones? Are you a fan of rhubarb? If the answer is “yes to both!”, then you will definitely want to make these Gluten Free, Dairy Free Rhubarb Scones. With Mother’s Day coming up, these scones would be a perfect addition to a brunch menu for the...

Garlic-Mustard Chicken and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Garlic-Mustard Chicken and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Anyone else LOVE (and NEED) quick weeknight meals as much as I do? I’m guessing the answer is YES! I’m ALL ABOUT quick weeknight meals (as long as they’re healthy, that is!) and this Garlic-Mustard Chicken and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect fit when you...

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Mexican food is a winner at your house when it comes to family-friendly meals. I know it is at mine! While tacos and burrito bowls are two of our favorites, I decided to switch things up a bit and create these Turkey and...

Crunchy Nut Free Granola Recipe

Crunchy Nut Free Granola Recipe

What is it about granola that makes it so stinkin’ good? Is it the cinnamon and other spices? The sweetness? The crunch? I don’t know about you, but I think those are all good answers and when you combine them all together, it’s heaven in a bowl! This Crunchy Nut Free...

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