This Year's Turkey Rival: Roasted Acorn Squash

Sorry turkey...I'm just not that into you. Don't get me look fabulous, but you're still rather boring. So this year, you'll have to share the Thanksgiving spotlight with these much tastier roasted acorn squash. Besides, the vegetarians at the table don't appreciate having to put up with your shady cousin, Tofurky....more
This looks delicious, I must give this a try.  I love stuffed acorn squash.more

Savory Make Ahead Stuffing

This savory potato stuffing recipe is an old fashion family recipe, updated with a few healthy twists......more

"BEET" the Cold with a Beet, Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Soup

Nothing beats the chill of fall air and combats a seasonal cold-virus like a steaming hot bowl of soup, brimming with immunity boosting ingredients.Besides the delightfully toasty temperature and delicious flavor, this soup is high in vitamins and antioxidants that boosts immunity, increases cardiovascular function, and possesses other healing properties. ...more
oKatniss Thank you for the kind words! My husband was battling a cold for a while, and I wanted ...more

6 Tips on Meal Prepping

The key to any successful eating plan is preparation! When you set your self up with healthy options and plan ahead, you cut down on decision making and will stick to your plan easier. I am the first to admit that I do not like spending a long time cooking my food. Sure I like to cook because I know that I am feeding my body right, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend hours every day the kitchen- nor do I have the time. The questions I get asked the most pertain to how I manage to always have a healthy homemade lunch at work, or how I stay so loyal to my eating philosophy....more

DIY Red Pepper Hummus

Looking for your next holiday party dish? This red pepper hummus makes the top of my list. Making your own hummus will save money and ensure healthy high quality ingredients. With a few simple ingredients and a blender it’s quick and easy - and crowd pleasing!...more

Lightened Up Cranberry Orange Loaf

Bright and fresh, this orange cranberry loaf is a welcomed change of pace in the season of cinnamon and pumpkin spice....more

Meatless Monday: Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Greens and Red Peppers

Happy Monday! It's officially 3 days before Thanksgiving and if you are looking for a last-minute idea to add to your planned menu, look no further.   This stuffed acorn squash with quinoa, greens and red peppers celebrates the fall season, and is perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner....more

pumpkin sausage soup

I know it happens at your house: you spend all day on household projects, and suddenly it's past dinnertime and you haven't started cooking. We're trying to be better, especially now that my failing to eat makes the baby hangry, too. But sometimes you just need something that you can assemble while you're finishing up the other tasks, something that satiates your deep craving for nourishment, something that uses up all the pumpkin puree leftover from the pie....more

Be Sweet Naturally: Sugar Facts & How to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth Healthfully

The holiday season is at hand!  While our to-do lists grow with needed preparation and our hearts swell with eager anticipation of celebrations to come, we are also bombarded with foods that may not typically make a showing in our daily lives at other times of the year.  While all the sweet treats may be fun in the moment (I love a good celebration!) they can often leave us feeling sluggish and more prone to illness.  Today we'll cover some basics regarding sugar and find fun ways to incorporate more healthful treats into our holiday season....more

Fish Sour Soup

Stewed Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato with Quinoa

Hello everyone.   It truly amazes to me as to how fast time is going by.  Can you believe that next week this time it will be Thanksgiving?...more

Low Carb Chicken Feta Pizza With Cauliflower Crust Recipe

This recipe is both low carb and low calorie without taking a thing away from flavor.  There are only 191 calories per serving and 7g of carbs. Now had I not made this myself, I would have never known that the crust was cauliflower. If you are looking to drop some calories or carbs or both, then this recipe is for you....more