Citrus Avocado Green Salad with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

The key for me to really enjoying a salad is all about the combination of ingredients, and perhaps even more important… the dressing. If I have a lot going on in a salad and a really flavorful dressing, I can be happy with a huge bowl of leafy greens for dinner – nothing else needed! This salad makes the best of what winter has to offer with sweet, juicy oranges, avocados, and a vinaigrette that’s lightly reminiscent of a Caesar salad dressing ....more

Cashew Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

I can’t think of a time when I’m not craving the comfort of takeout food. I don’t even have a particular cuisine that I’m devoted to or anything. Pretty much anything ethnic in nature hits the spot from Chinese stir fries, Vietnamese anything, to a little Indian Butter Chicken in moments of deepest comfort needs ....more

Homemade Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

I love all things grapefruit, the taste… the smell… you name it! I ended up developing this lip balm out of necessity, you see I’ve gotten spoiled over the last few years with a local company that made the best grapefruit lip balm out of completely natural ingredients. However all of sudden I can’t find it anywhere, so I did what anyone with an addiction would do… I found a fix ....more

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie

I have went through 30 pounds of grapefruit making this smoothie everyday for the last 2 weeks, it’s really that good! Just like most of my green smoothies, this one came around by accident. I was getting low on my fruit supply, but wanted to stay committed to my resolution to have a green smoothie everyday in January ....more

Simple Roasted Sweet Potato Noodles

These simple sweet potato noodles have become a permanent fixture in our house for any meal. They’re great paired with these Veggie Scrambled Eggs with Aged White Cheddar for breakfast, and they’re one of my favorite lunches rewarmed with a spoonful of guacamole on top for a quick and easy meal. I also serve them with dinner in all sorts of ways: you can serve them with an Easy Herb Roasted Chicken or this Honey Mustard Pork Loin, but they’re also great added to all sorts of spiralized recipes ....more

A Traveling Guide to Springdale Utah

Springdale, Utah is the perfect basecamp for adventuring in Zion National Park. It’s situated just outside the main entrance, and you can find everything you’ll need during your stay in the park. I always love scoping out the towns nearest to national parks to get the lay of the land so to speak because you’ll always need to restock supplies during a trip ....more

Veggie Scrambled Eggs with Aged White Cheddar

I make some sort of veggie scrambled eggs every week because it’s a quick and easy breakfast that’s both filling and nutritious. Yet I never seem to write down the recipe for these creations, which is probably because I never measure, and I’m always using whatever I have on hand. But there are a few combinations we return to over and over again like this scramble, or another one of my favorites, Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Feta, and Pine nuts ....more

Healthy Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

A couple years ago when we started to get a little more serious about eating healthier, there was this popular idea floating around about making ‘ice cream’ out of frozen bananas. I was more than a little skeptical because ice cream is a food group unto itself in our family – it’s serious business to say the least. For years I used to make a different flavor of homemade ice cream every Sunday, (and yes… we went through a lot of heavy cream) ....more

Zucchini Noodle Veggie Lo Mein

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve pretty much ignored Lo Mein most of my life. Of course it’s because I always have a standing order of Kung Pao Chicken, which in my opinion has so much more to offer in the flavor department. But after remaking my long time favorite into a healthier version with this Kung Pao Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe, I embarked on a Chinese takeout faze where I started experimenting with all sorts of take out, giving them a healthy veggie filled twist! ...more

Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Acai Bowls

For me, a sense of indulgence the key to healthy eating. Whenever I feel the least bit deprived or restricted, my mind goes into a state of constant want, and pretty soon it’s bring on all the chocolate and cheese please (with no sense of moderation)! But… what if we could eat healthy and love it? ...more
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