Archive for September 2015

Cleaned Up Cookies: Pumpkin Bites: Flourless, sugarless taste of fall!

Cleaned-Up Cookies: Pumpkin Bites It is fall! And fall means Halloween, Thanksgiving, sweaters, and pumpkin! I love everything pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin chili, and of course pumpkin COOKIES!  This recipe is “cleaned up”.  It uses almond flour/meal in place of white flour and coconut sugar or organic raw brown sugar in […]

Cleaned Up Cookies! Fourless, sugarless Cinnamon Cookies

This family loves their sweets!  Cookies are near and dear to us.  Cleaner versions of our favorites are absolutely necessary.  This cinnamon cookie is reminiscent of snickerdoodles.  Who doesn’t love snickerdoodles? This version results in a softer cookie that is not quite as sweet.  It does not contain flour or white sugar.  Instead it is made with […]

Healthy Cal-zone: A quick, clean version of an Italian favorite.

Eating healthy and clean does not mean you have to give up all your favorite foods.  We love pizza, Stromboli and cal-zones….. Who doesn’t!  Weekends are made for these Italian delights!  The problem is they don’t always fit into our clean eating, healthy meal plans…  However they can and these cal-zones do!  To top it […]

  • September 26, 2015
Chicken Parmesan Burger a health burger that adds variety to your menu.

Summer is coming to an end and we have gotten tired of regular ole burgers for dinner.  To change it up a little I made chicken Parmesan burgers. They were perfect, adding a little variety to our weekday meals.  I served them with whole wheat buns but ate mine without a bun. Fresh roasted organic […]

  • September 26, 2015
Fitness programs for everyone

It is recommended to exercise 5 times per week for at least 30 mins to keep your heart healthy. Sometimes getting to the gym is impossible but that is what is GREAT about these programs. You don’t have to go anywhere, just pop in the DVD and go! You can work out first thing in […]

  • September 26, 2015
No Guilt blueberry peach cobbler

Fruit cobblers and crumbles conjure up cozy memories of desserts from my childhood.  In the winter it was warm and comforting and in the summer after a visit to an orchard it was fruity freshness! Served with homemade vanilla ice cream on top it was as perfect as a dessert could be!  Determined to keep fruit […]

Quesidilla Chicken & Bean

Need a quick and easy meal… use leftover! That’s what my husband did and it turned out surprisingly delicious. We had chicken leftover from our taco night and beans left from our burger night so we put the two together and voilla, instant 5 minute meal on the grill. The sweetness of the beans is […]

Grilled Vegetable Orzo Salad

I love going to our local Farm Stands! The veggies and fruits look so colorful and pretty.  I stock up for the week but often my meal plan gets sabotaged and changes. Then I open the refrigerator and discover that I have vegetables that need to be used pronto!  One of my favorite ways to […]

Mini Caprese Bites

Tonight is ladies night out in the hood, it is BUNCO night! It is time for us to catch up with old friends and welcome new people to the neighborhood. We all bring a covered dish to share. There is lots of food, drink and fun! Food covers the serving tables from salads and finger […]

Delicious tomato, watermelon, goat cheese, basil salad

I plant tomatoes every summer except for this summer… Life got busy and much to my dismay I never got a garden planted.  However I was surprised by a whole garden of  volunteer tomato plants that popped up in my garden bed.  While we have a couple of red tomato plants, most are little yellow pear […]