Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies This recipe doesn’t sound enticing, I know! But trust me when I say these are GOOD! How do I know? I use my fool proof hubby method. I make the recipe and have my husband try the batter and or finished product without telling him the ingredients (I am lucky to have such a trusting spouse, I know). With this recipe he thought it tasted like a regular peanut butter cookie!...more
Little trees. When you were a child, did your parents get you to eat your veggies by putting a fun spin on them? Were carrots the Easter Bunny’s favorite treat? Were Brussels sprouts cabbages that a mad scientist had shrunk with a laser in an underground lair? Did they get you to eat your broccoli by telling you that it was a tiny tree?...more
I was in South Carolina this past weekend for my brother’s wedding. It was only about an hour outside Charleston so my husband and I decided to stay a couple days in the city since neither of us has been. Charleston has great food and scenery so it was nice to just walk around and eat....more
Whole Grain Banana Zucchini BreadIt’s McKinley’s birthday week of celebrations – yes she gets a week, or five days; one set of Grandparents joined us on Friday and another joined us last night and will be staying through her actual birthday on Tuesday. That means hosting for Mom and Dad! We love hosting, it’s one of the biggest things we missed when we lived in Missouri so far away from all of our family, and what brought us back to Indiana....more
I think you know how I feel about sugar.Sugar contributes nothing to our bodies nutritionally, it raises our blood sugar, messes with inflammation in our bodies, zaps our energy, can make us feel crappy and even strung out if we eat too much of it....more
I am asked everyday for product recommendations. What do I use for cleaning products, which deodorants and lotions are safe, which brands of shampoos are safe, what do I send to school for lunch- and what do I pack it in? I am always happy to be asked these questions because it means that people are paying attention and wanting to make safe choices- for themselves, their children, their pets, and the planet....more
My latest experiment in cheesy + healthy comfort food is this Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Feta, and Mozzarella. It's low-carb, gluten-free, and vegetarian. But most important, it's a deliciously cheesy casserole that I'd happily gobble down for a main dish or side dish.
The hardest part of any diet is just getting started. Going through all the data and trying to decide which of the diet guru’s is right and which is dead wrong is enough to make you crazy. Throw in a diagnosis like PCOS or Diabetes and the importance of choosing the right diet is even more stressful. Don’t get sucked in to going to crazy extremes with your diet or with anything else. There is an old saying “virtue always lies in the middle.”...more