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Gluten-Free No-Bake Oatmeal-Raisin Pumpkin Energy Bites

Gluten-Free No-Bake Oatmeal-Raisin Pumpkin Energy Bites

I don’t know about you, but when I travel (whether by plane or car), taking snacks along to keep me fueled is an essential part of the trip. Yes, I know, airports and gas stations have food and even some healthy options, but you just never know what you’re going to...

Instant Pot Beef and Black Bean Chili

Instant Pot Beef and Black Bean Chili

Remember that Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef recipe I posted last week? If not, check it out by clicking here. This week, I’m posting a lightning fast chili recipe where you use half of that shredded beef to make this comforting Instant Pot Beef and Black Bean...

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

Need another easy recipe for your instant pot (because a person can never have too many easy instant pot recipes, right?)? This Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef is simple and can be eaten as is or used as the base to make all your favorite Mexican foods. Is so...

Chicken with Mushroom-Garlic Cream Sauce (Dairy Free, One Pan)

Chicken with Mushroom-Garlic Cream Sauce (Dairy Free, One Pan)

If you ever think that eating chicken on the regular gets a little boring, this Chicken with Mushroom-Garlic Cream Sauce is definitely a recipe you need to start making! There’s wine in the mushroom-garlic cream sauce (which is dairy free but not flavor free!), so you...

Roasted Beets and Sweets Quinoa Salad

Roasted Beets and Sweets Quinoa Salad

Before you read any further, I want to make sure you know that if you don’t want to make heart shaped beets, you can still make this Roasted Beets and Sweets Quinoa Salad! I don’t want anyone to get intimidated by seeing the Valentine’s Day inspired beets in the photo...

5 Ingredient Butternut Squash-Celery Root Soup

5 Ingredient Butternut Squash-Celery Root Soup

Please tell me I wasn’t the only one permanently wrapped in a blanket this weekend to stay warm! Luckily, I have been on a soup making kick lately so I’ve at least had belly-warming meals at the ready. Maybe I need to develop a breakfast soup recipe next. Ha, ha! One...

Dairy Free Creamy Potato Vegetable Soup

Dairy Free Creamy Potato Vegetable Soup

Looking for a festive, homey, decadent soup to make for any of your holiday dinners? Whether you eat dairy free or not, you should absolutely make this Dairy Free Creamy Potato Vegetable Soup. I would put down a sizable bet that says the only person who would be able...

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Oat Muffins

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Oat Muffins

Hosting overnight guests this holiday season? Make these quick and easy Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Oat Muffins for a breakfast everyone can enjoy! Whether your guests avoid gluten because they have celiac or because they simply feel better when they don’t eat it,...

Rosemary Infused Grapefruit-Cranberry Martini

Rosemary Infused Grapefruit-Cranberry Martini

Now that Thanksgiving is in the books for 2018, who’s ready to get into the Christmas spirit? I am for sure, and one sip of this Rosemary Infused Grapefruit-Cranberry Martini will get you there too! I don’t know what it is about Christmas, but this season always gets...

Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad

Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad

Who thinks they may have some leftover turkey in the near future?  If so, keep this Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad near the top of your list of recipes for the week so you can throw it together after Thanksgiving. Not only will it help you use up...

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

I know, you may be thinking “why on earth do I need a recipe for mashed potatoes?”, but before you jump to another website or hopefully look around my site further, hear me out on this one. Mashed potatoes are so simple to make. I get that, however, when I started...

Sweet Potato Turkey Sausage Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato Turkey Sausage Breakfast Skillet

Does anyone else fall into a rut when it comes to breakfast, or is it just me?  I tend to find something I like to eat (and that I feel good eating!), and then I stick to it for a while…okay, a LONG while! If this is you, and you’re ready to try something new,...

Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe

Hey everyone, today I’m sharing a super simple and quick recipe that I use ALL THE TIME! This Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe is a game-changer when it comes to making all my favorite Italian meals, and I think you’ll love it! My family loves Italian meals,...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Have you gotten on the sheet pan bandwagon yet? If not, you definitely should, and might I suggest you start by making this Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner? The mix of simple ingredients makes it perfect for a weeknight meal, however, it would...

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet Dinner

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet Dinner

With summer over and school days happening whether we like it or not, I’m guessing I’m not the only one with the crazy hectic schedule that comes with school, kids, and all the activities. Am I right? Enter this 30-minute, quick and healthy recipe of Mexican...

Sheet Pan Coconut Curry Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Coconut Curry Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet pan meals have become all the rage when it comes to getting a healthful meal on the table without a lot of fuss. Because all the food goes on the same pan, the cooking process tends to be more streamlined, and clean up is a snap because sheet pan meals usually...

Instant Pot Sesame-Lime Chicken with Coconut Vegetable Quinoa

Want a one-pot meal that includes everything you need for a healthy dinner, makes very little mess in the kitchen, and doesn’t heat up your kitchen because it’s cooked in one of my favorite kitchen appliances…the Instant Pot? Sounds about perfect, right? Well, I think...

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

(this post contains affiliate links) If you’ve never made homemade vinaigrette, I’m here to tell you it’s about as easy as making toast, and once you make it a few times, I bet you won’t even need the help of a recipe. All you need to know are the essential...

Spicy Cucumber Cocktail

Spicy Cucumber Cocktail

Even though it felt more like fall than late spring/early summer here in Iowa over the weekend, we can have hope that the temps will increase, and we will soon be soaking up the sun with an icy beverage in hand! When that does happen, I hope you take time to try this...

Crispy Kale and Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Kale and Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Chickpeas

These Crispy Kale and Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Chickpeas are about as healthy as it can get, but in case you’re worried that these nutrition packed bowls will taste like rabbit food, think again! Besides the wide variety of textures to keep things fresh and fun,...

Zucchini-Almond Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Zucchini-Almond Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, guys, let’s talk cookies…aka: my weakness. Yours? I’m guessing I’m not the only one who adores a perfect chocolate chip cookie (make that an “oatmeal” chocolate chip cookie for me please). I came up with these Zucchini-Almond Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate...

Sweet Potato-Apple Breakfast Sausages

Sweet Potato-Apple Breakfast Sausages

Anyone have Easter brunch plans this weekend? I’m sure, if you do, you already have your recipes and grocery lists figured out, but in case you don’t, put these 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato-Apple Breakfast Sausages on your menu! They are easy to make, serve a small...

Chicken and Black Bean Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

Chicken and Black Bean Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

If you're like me and you love a good burrito bowl (I KNOW you're out there), you are going to want to make these Chicken and Black Bean Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls next time you get a craving for one. Not only are they much healthier (see below for a comparison of...

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