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Roasted Turmeric Pumpkin Seeds: A healthy treat!

This is a super simple and quick recipe! Once you start snacking on these little gems it is hard to stop!  They would make a lovely gift when stored in a cute little glass jar! Did I mention health benefits? To begin pumpkin seeds or pepitas are an excellent source of minerals and antioxidants. They are […]

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino! A great way to start the day!

I have little time in the mornings to sit and eat breakfast.  I do have time for coffee as I drive into work.  And I do love dessert…..  This Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino fits the bill for breakfast on the go!  It is delicious and much healthier that a store bought frappuccino because you control […]

Yes, we are going just a “little bit” pumpkin crazy over here! However it is that time of year when pumpkins are all around us!   I eat hummus and fresh cut veggies or hummus on a sandwich wrap at lunch time several times a week.  When thinking about it I decided that pumpkin hummus […]

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats: It really does taste like pumpkin pie! It is clean, health and easy to make!

I was really hesitant of trying overnight oats… Cold oatmeal did not sound appetizing. When I finally tried them I was pleasantly surprised! They are more like a pudding than oatmeal and the combinations are endless! I love trying new combinations of fruits and flavorings! Black Forest and blueberry peach are among my favorites. Overnight […]

Skillet Pumpkin Granola: Quick, easy and yummy! You control the ingredients!

I love granola! And it is pumpkin season so why not make pumpkin granola! I love to layer granola in yogurt parfaits or even eat it by itself.  My granddaughter Kate, a picky one year old, will eat granola by the bowl! The issue with store bought granola is that it is often high in sugar […]

Almond Espresso Protein Balls! Sure to satisfy a craving for something sweet

I have been seeing and reading recipes for protein balls. I kept telling myself that I was going to give one a try but have not gotten around to it until the other day. I was looking for a little something sweet to munch on, to satisfy a craving as I kept seeing all the […]

Tips and Tricks for a healthier Halloween!

Happy Healthy Halloween! Halloween is that time of year when kids, young and old, can collect and eat as much candy as they want! But with the obesity rate rising and the increased chance of cavities from sugary delights this holiday can be a frightening one! And for those of us trying to eat clean […]

You can't be anything but happy when you have a cupcake! Especially these rich chocolaty spiderweb cakes!

Cupcakes are those sweet delights that put a smile on your face! They make ordinary days special and holidays and special occasions downright delightful!  How can anyone be sad when they have a cupcake! So this Halloween I was determined to make “cleaner” cupcakes. Most cupcakes are full of  “scary ingredients” such as processed ingredients, […]

A little salty, a little sweet! A perfect treat!

Fall marks the start of holiday celebrations! These Cinnamon Maple Glazed Pecans are perfect for serving for folks to nibble on or to give as a hostess gift. I have tried to cook glazed pecans before and always seem to over cook them.  My kind husband says they are a “little brown” but lets be […]

3 Ingredient Granola Bars! Simple, healthy and yummy!

Granola bars are one of my favorite snacks!  They are delicious and make me feel like I am eating a really healthy snack.  However, I grabbed a few boxes of granola bars for a road trip and looked at the ingredients… the ones I had chosen were not so healthy.  When a scanned them on […]