3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes...more

White Bean Turkey Meatballs

Some will say you can only get this from adding milk and breadcrumbs, then simmering the meatballs in sauce for hours. Of course they're good that way, but there are healthier options that taste just as good as—if not better than—the traditional recipes. ...more

Low-Carb vs Low-Fats

The mainstream idea for losing weight that immediately bangs in our head is opting for a low fat diet. In recent years, the idea of keeping a diet low in carbohydrates has been brought into spotlight.Making a choice between carbohydrates and fats is similar to choosing between bread (or 'Roti') and milk, since bread contains high content of former and milk contains the latter. Both of them have equal importance in our lives. So, how to decide whether to choose milk or bread?...more

{ Super Healthy Summer Rainbow Slaw Recipe }

<a href="https://crawfishandcrunches.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/super-healthy-summer-rainbow-slaw-crawfish-crunches-2.jpg"><img class="alignright size-large wp-image-1208" src="https://crawfishandcrunches.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/super-healthy-summer-rainbow-slaw-crawfish-crunches-2.jpg?w=660" alt="super healthy summer rainbow slaw crawfish &amp; crunches 2" width="660" height="873" /></a><strong>{ Super Healthy Summer Rainbow Slaw }</strong>...more

No Granola at the Hoover Dam

Flax Seed Granola with Cherry and Almond...more

First Post! *blush*

Why would I think I have the time for a blog? I mean, really. I'm married, have a 4 year old son, have a full time career as a teacher and am a workout fanatic. So, truly, do I have time for a blog? Yes. Am I also the type of person that refuses to sit down and rest? Absolutely. Let's do this. The intentions of this blog are for me share my  love of cooking healthy food, living a  (mostly) balanced life, and meet new people along the way! Join me! - Just an Okie in Texas...more

100% Juice

Three Starter Juices for the New Year!...more

Fresh Vietnamese Chicken Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

I don't know about you, but when the weather starts to heat up my body craves lighter meals and lots of crunchy, fresh veggies and fruit. Sadly, bacon mac and cheese and a 90 degree day just don't mix. Not sadly, these fresh vietnamese chicken spring rolls are made for summer days. ...more

http://taupetulips.com/2015/06/11/cherry-vanilla-smoothie/

Ingredients1 cup cherries1 ripe banana1/2 cup yogurt (i use vanilla greek)a few drops of vanilla extract...more

Dairy Free Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

During these summer months, I find it to be a less than ideal situation to be roasting away in a steaming hot  kitchen, and this is especially true this summer. So I have decided that it is time to increase my recipe bank for smoothies, ice creams and home made custards!...more