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Appetizers

Shrimp Summer Rolls

July 6, 2019

Whether it be at a Vietnamese or Thai restaurant, I always order a summer roll. Light, fresh and I love the peanut sauce its dipped in. Here, I decided to ...

7 Ingredient Soy Sesame Turkey Meatballs

July 6, 2019

Ground turkey is such an easy protein, and like many of you I'm sure, I take a pack out of the freezer in the morning, but have no idea what ...

Spiced Chicken Skewers on Avocado Purée

June 25, 2015

These Spiced Chicken Skewers on Avocado Purée scream summer BBQ. They are super easy to put together and taste delicious! They are not-too-spicy and have a bunch of vibrant flavors ...

Popcorn Shrimp with Creamy Sweet Chili Dip

May 29, 2015

Popcorn shrimp hits the spot anytime. I love that it doubles as an appetizer or a quick dinner. Plus, paired with this creamy sweet chili dip, it really makes it ...

Quinoa Pizza Bites

April 7, 2015

Pizza in any way, shape or form is welcomed by me, and most kids. Anything that reminds me of pizza makes me very happy. That's why I love these quinoa ...

Healthy Crab Tarts

October 30, 2014

Creamy dips and appetizers are always the hit at any party. (Um, hello hot spinach and artichoke dip!) I mean, what's not to love. Gooey, creamy dips and spreads are ...

Healthy Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

March 28, 2014

In my group of friends, hot spinach and artichoke dip is always a welcomed appetizer at parties. As delicious as it is, most spinach and artichoke dips (especially those found ...

Coconut Shrimp

March 3, 2014

We used to go this seafood restaurant and they had Coconut Shrimp on their menu. Even when I was a kid, it was something I would order every time.  I ...

Pesto & Cranberry Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce

February 27, 2014

Salty and sweet. Can you ever really go wrong with that combo?!  This recipe came to fruition as I had a package of turkey thawing and I had no idea ...

Roasted Garlic & Butter Mushrooms

November 22, 2013

What is the best way to have mushrooms? With butter and garlic, of course! These mushrooms taste amazing, and I could literally have them for a side dish every.single.night. I ...

Chili Lime Dip

October 3, 2012

Want an ultra fast dip that goes great with chicken, quesadillas, baked fries and grilled veggies? This is it!  It couldn't be quicker and easier, and the flavor is awesome!  ...

Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps

May 10, 2012

I love lettuce wraps, especially in spring or summer. Its a quick and light dinner, and you won't even miss using a traditional bread-style wrap.  There are so many flavor ...

Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up

February 2, 2012

Need some healthy inspiration for Super Bowl? Here are some healthier ideas that will do a touchdown on your taste-buds, but not on your waistline!     Easy Guacamole Buffalo ...

My Holiday Party Menu

December 14, 2011

So here it is, my holiday party menu!  Hopefully it can give you some ideas for your own parties 🙂  As I mentioned, everything isn't ultra healthy, but its all ...

Gluten Free Onion Rings

November 10, 2011

Not to toot my own horn, but I (and hubby too) think these onion rings are pretty darn amazing.  Forget fast food onion rings.  These babies are so much healthier ...

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms

November 1, 2011

Thanks to Thinning Down Chicks for this recipe idea!  What a quick & easy appetizer idea!  I modified it to make it only 5 ingredients!

Turkey Bacon & Date Wraps

December 18, 2010

This is a really quick and yummy appetizer that's been circulating in my group of girlfriends for a while now! They are are super easy, super quick, 3 ingredients! Much ...


Breads, Muffins & Cookies

Apple Oat Scones

September 16, 2018

  Hey all! Its been a hot minute since I posted on the blog. Summer was a busy one. Now that I'm back in the fall routine, my sights are ...

Raspberry Orange Oat Muffins

February 26, 2018

  Snacks for the girls can sometimes be a challenge. If they're too healthy tasting, I find sometimes they are a miss. The balance is creating something healthy, still has ...

Healthier Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 1, 2017

Chocolate chip cookies are a childhood favourite by many, including myself!  Its hard to beat the nostalgia and taste of a chocolate chip cookie still warm out of the oven. ...

Peanut Butter Raspberry Mini Muffins

January 15, 2016

Peanut butter and jam in a single bite? Heck yah, I'm in! These mini muffins were moist, delicious and with a big boost of peanut butter flavor. A huge hit ...

Healthy Holiday Baking – Global BC Segment

December 1, 2015

Tis' the holiday season, which is my favorite time of year. The holidays can be a challenge when it comes to healthy eating, so these are a few recipes that ...

Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}

November 3, 2015

Call me crazy, but more often than not, I'll choose oatmeal cookies over chocolate chip. I almost don't want to admit that as I'm a chocolate lover. I don't know ...

Healthy Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

September 25, 2015

Its pumpkin season! So of course, I wanted to add a couple more healthy pumpkin recipes to the list. Oh and by the way, I have a list of all ...

Low Carb Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

August 30, 2015

First off, I wanted to say thanks for sticking around through my posting hiatus! Its been a busy summer, and we've been away for most of it with camping trips. ...

Chunky Monkey Cookies

April 11, 2015

Cookies with chunks are probably the most delicious kind of cookies out there. I mean, what's better than biting into one and getting a chunk of deliciousness. That's exactly the ...

Spinach Muffins

March 30, 2015

Well if I'm going to be perfectly honest, I'm always looking for new ways to get more green veggies into my kids, as well as myself! Unfortunately, my kids don't ...

Chocolate Quinoa Muffins

March 16, 2015

Muffins that taste like a decadent chocolate cake? Yep, these are it! Hard to believe these muffins are completely flourless and the main ingredient is cooked quinoa.  A great friend ...

Cranberry and Orange Scones

January 3, 2015

  Its the new year and time to get back into a regular routine. Breakfast can be a challenge if you're on the go. I love coming up with new ...

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

December 8, 2014

  Who knew that a seemingly "dry" cookie could be so delicious! Could it be the concentrated flavors, the yummy add ins, or just the excuse that with its dryness, ...

Banana Chia Seed Muffins

November 21, 2014

  I'm always looking for new ways to sneak good-for-you things into muffins. Without making it taste too healthy, of course. Cause you know if it tastes too healthy, my ...

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 17, 2014

  The struggle is real...when it comes to coconut flour. I can't tell you how many bags I've gone through over the years, but only have 1 other recipe that ...

Pumpkin Raisin and Orange Muffins

November 3, 2014

If fall could be wrapped into a muffins, these Pumpkin Raisin and Orange Muffins would have a bow on top.  This combination goes fabulous together. These hearty and sweet muffins ...

Pumpkin Swirl Bread with Jamie’s Whey Isolate

October 20, 2014

Sweet and delicious pumpkin swirl bread with ribbons of pumpkin spice and cinnamon throughout. Sounds amazing, right? Well it really is.  The addition of pumpkin in this bread makes the ...

Corny Fun Muffins

September 15, 2014

Growing up, cornbread was in the regular rotation. My Mom used to make something called Johnny Cake, which was our version of cornbread. For this recipe, I wanted a traditional ...

Apple Cinnamon Scones

August 19, 2014

Why do I love scones? Let me count the ways. They make a great breakfast, or snack, taste amazing with coffee or tea, and are filling. Apple Cinnamon Scones are ...

Cocoa Banana Muffins

July 22, 2014

Ripe bananas. Its always a challenge deciding what to do with them. I usually freeze them and use in smoothies, or make a loaf of banana bread. This time, I ...

Coconut Bliss Balls

May 13, 2014

Coconut, and more coconut. If you love coconut like I do, you will love these. The best part? They come together very quickly and are great for on the go.  ...

Coconut Muffins

March 21, 2014

Just because I'm always looking for ways to use one of my favorite ingredients - coconut.  These delicious coconut muffins could pass as a cupcake. Light, delicious and pack a ...

Chocolate Chip Slab Cookies

March 13, 2014

I frequently go through old recipes books to look for new inspiration. Many of them were my Mom's from the 80's (or even earlier!). I came across a cookie recipe ...

Chocolate Orange Protein Cake with Chocolate Icing

February 14, 2014

Chocolate and orange. A match made in heaven if you ask me. Typically you see chocolate and strawberry, or chocolate and raspberry paired together. I think people often don't think ...

Oat Fudge Bars {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}

February 3, 2014

Oat Fudge Bars. If you've ever been in a Starbucks, there is a 99% chance you've seen one of these babies behind the glass window. Rich, decadent, with lots of ...

Healthy Blender Muffins

January 20, 2014

Want to hear the easiest muffin recipe in the world? Psst, its this one. No, really.  These healthy blender muffins are the perfect recipe for the non-baker. I know many ...

No-Bake Thin Mints Low Carb Cookies

January 17, 2014

Thin Mints. Enough said. I could have just ended it there, but I can't help myself.  In North America, simply mention a "Thin Mints" cookie, beware for the onslaught of ...

Lemon Loaf {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}

January 16, 2014

Lemon loaf is one of those things that's just plain good. I mean, how do you go wrong with a light, cakey loaf with a hint of lemon flavor and ...

Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies

December 12, 2013

I'm surprised its taken me this long to come up with a healthy gingerbread recipe.  Since I've had the blog for 3 years now, the only gingerbread cookie recipe I've ...

Healthy Cut Out Sugar Cookies {Grain Free & Sugar Free}

December 10, 2013

Sugar cookies are up there with my favorite Christmas cookie. What's better? Healthy Cut Out Sugar Cookies.  I love the light sweetness of them, and I find them so addictive! ...

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

December 9, 2013

I love crinkle cookies. My Mom used to make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Chewy chocolaty cookies. I did a healthy version for those in the past.  So, as a lemon lover, ...

Cranberry Bliss Bars {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}

December 3, 2013

Since the healthier Starbucks treats seem to be a hit (see my Healthier Starbucks Pumpkin Scones), I thought I'd come up with another. This is another treat I hadn't tried ...

Healthy Christmas Treats Collection

December 2, 2013

* This post is an on-going list of my healthy Christmas treats. I will be editing this post frequently with new recipes! So remember to bookmark it! * Squares, cookies ...

Gingerbread Loaf {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}

December 2, 2013

Starbucks treats are intriguing to me. I never eat them, but people really do love them!  Don't get me wrong, they look delicious sitting there behind the glass, but none ...

Eggnog Cookies

November 29, 2013

These eggnog cookies are a delicious soft cookie that are really easy to eat. A healthy cookie considering they're made with oat flour, yet the sweetness and eggnog flavor is ...

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Muffins

November 19, 2013

Autumn has me thinking about apples!  Oh how I love apples.  I've recently been toying with the idea of trying new varieties.  I'm usually a tart apple kind of gal.  ...

Eggnog Bread

November 15, 2013

As soon as I saw eggnog in stores, I snatched it up. Not only did I want to drink it, I wanted to add it to recipes!  Since I had ...

Peanut Butter Bread

November 10, 2013

I don't know why its taken me this long to figure out that peanut butter bread would be a delicious creation. Unfortunately, I can't take the credit. I saw a ...

Best Ever Blueberry Muffins

November 5, 2013

Its been a quest to come up with what I would call, Best Ever Blueberry Muffins.  I've made many different healthy blueberry muffin versions, but none of them taste like ...

Banana Chocolate Chip Lunchbox Cookies

October 29, 2013

Brown bananas. We all get them. For me, its almost a weekly thing.  Its a shame to waste them, but there is only so much banana bread you can make.  ...

Pumpkin Monster Cookies

October 22, 2013

So you know when all the Halloween candies come out in the bulk section? That's what inspired this recipe.  My 5-year old was scoping out the Halloween smarties, so I ...

Pumpkin Spiced Mini Muffins with Salted Caramel Pumpkin Buttercream Icing

October 7, 2013

A delicious, and perfectly spiced muffin. Then, make an insanely delicious icing, and slather that all over it. That is what we have here.  My goal with this recipe was ...

Pumpkin Scones {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}

October 4, 2013

Whenever you walk into Starbucks, its hard not to notice all the treats behind the glass. If you're like me, you do a little squeal inside when all the new ...

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

September 17, 2013

I don't know about you, but when fall nears, I start to crave anything, and everything pumpkin. There are so many ways to get your pumpkin fix. * This post ...

Pumpkin Bars

September 17, 2013

I love when fall arrives and all the pumpkin goodies are in full effect. I wanted to make a pumpkin bar, but without tons of fat and processed flour. My ...

Blueberry Crumb Cake

July 23, 2013

Blueberries are in season now, and what better way to use some of them up than with a crumb cake! I must admit, put a streusel topping on anything and ...

Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

May 30, 2013

Cherries and chocolate are a great combination, so I decided to put them in muffin. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even add in some dried cherries for extra cherry ...

Oat Blueberry & Coconut Cookies

May 1, 2013

These cookies are a quick and delicious breakfast option for everyone in the family. Equally great to eat as a snack since they have healthy carbs and protein. The coconut ...

Yam Chocolate Chip Soft Cookies

March 14, 2013

If you're looking for a sneaky way to get healthier food into your kids (or husbands!), these cookies are a yummy and tricky way to get them some uber healthy ...

Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

February 8, 2013

If you've never had lemon and blueberry together in a cake like this, the time is now! This recipe is gluten-free, with added protein and a great snack. Even though ...

Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies

January 23, 2013

Chickpeas and peanut butter? Interesting or plain wrong? If you haven't used beans in a baked good before, get adventurous...it has great results! It mimics flour, and does a great ...

Chocolate Orange Protein Muffins

January 15, 2013

Chocolate and orange together is a tasty combo. I actually have a similar recipe in my e-book, but I wanted to make a varied version with added protein. It came ...

Healthy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

November 21, 2012

Once upon a time, a healthy version of these cookies was only a dream.  Growing up, my mom used to make these every year as part of her Christmas cookie ...

Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts or Cupcakes

October 19, 2012

What would be your preference? Mini donuts with a cinnamon sugar topping? Or mini cupcakes with a cream cheese icing? This recipe does both, and you really can't go wrong ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 10, 2012

Pumpkin? Check!  Chocolate? Check! Delicious?  Most definitely!  These cookies were a hit with gluten free and non gluten free folks.  Very rich tasting cookies that literally melted in my mouth.  ...

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

September 11, 2012

Yay pumpkin!  I love when September hits, and I'm totally inspired to come up with new and tasty recipes using pumpkin.  These cookies are delicious, soft and chewy.  Totally what ...

Low Carb Honey Nut Cookies

August 23, 2012

Brace yourself.  These cookies don't taste "low carb" at all.  They are delicious with a hint of sweetness and kids and adults will love them.  The problem is, you'll have ...

Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

August 14, 2012

Cookies for breakfast....its possible, right? 😉 These cookies have all the makings of a healthy breakfast: fruit, whole grains and protein!  They aren't meant to be as sweet as a ...

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Butterscotch Cookies

July 24, 2012

Its hard to think about turning on the oven in summer to make cookies, so these no-bake cookies are a great treat!  You can just pop them in your mouth ...

Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes

July 5, 2012

  Healthy cupcakes. Any healthy baker knows this can be a REALLY tough thing to accomplish.  Over the past couple years I've tried multiple recipes with some really bad results.  ...

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

June 22, 2012

Here was my inspiration for this recipe... What kid doesn't like these?  Mine sure does!  But of course looking at the ingredient list, its not something I want to give ...

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

June 5, 2012

You can never really have too many cookie recipes right?  I know!  This recipe is similar to my Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.  Its gluten free, with added protein!  Its ...

Healthy PB & J Sandwich Cookies

May 15, 2012

Cookie sandwiches. Does it get more fun (and delicious) than that? I think not! These are great for adults and kids. Fun to make, and the kids will have fun ...

Individual Oatmeal Cups

April 26, 2012

I'm always looking for different ways to eat my morning bowl of oatmeal.  So when a reader requested baked oatmeal put into muffins, I was all over it!  These are ...

Healthy Pop Tarts

April 24, 2012

  Truth be told, pop tarts aren't something I ever had as a kid.  Maybe once or twice. With my mom being uber-healthy, they were never allowed in the house.  ...

No-Bake Lemon Bars

April 17, 2012

I'm a huge fan of lemon bars. They're definitely up there as one of my favorite desserts.  Many of you requested a healthy version, and this definitely fits the bill.  ...

No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

April 10, 2012

Thumbprint cookies. I'm a sucker for them.  I especially LOVE the ones that come out of the Whole Foods bakery.  I'd take one of those over a piece of chocolate ...

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

April 5, 2012

Scones.  These most certainly aren't your grandma's unhealthy fat laden scones.  I do love that these mimic a regular scone, only much healthier. You might remember I did a recipe ...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 1, 2012

Ahh, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, where have you been all my life?  I think I've neglected them in the past as I tend to be more of an Oatmeal Raisin ...

For the Love of Banana Bread

February 23, 2012

Did you know that today was National Banana Bread Day?  Any holiday that celebrates something delicious, I will totally get on board with! I'm a big fan of most anything ...

Low Fat Cheddar Herb Biscuits (Gluten Free)

February 21, 2012

Biscuits. Not something you would think could be low fat, as typically, most biscuits are loaded with fat.  I was able to use half the amount of fat than called ...

Healthy Doughnut Muffins

February 9, 2012

Doughnut and healthy.  Did you ever think you'd see that in the same sentence?  Probably not!  If you've joined the Pinterest craze, you may have seen the 'original' versions to ...

Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

January 17, 2012

Like I said, not *exactly* healthy enough to eat daily, but definitely a healthy treat and oh-so-much better than the original.  I wanted a Cinnamon Roll to taste like a ...

Banana Almond Snack Cake

January 5, 2012

Wow, this recipe turned out amazing. The hubby gave it a 10! The girls loved it too. Its not dry at all (thanks banana), and the almond gives it a ...

Blueberry Protein Muffins

December 29, 2011

This recipe is a re-vamp of my other Blueberry Muffin recipe.  I think the texture of this new version is better, and the berries don't sink to the bottom. Its ...

Lemon Cranberry Scones

December 22, 2011

I don't know what got me thinking about scones, but it popped into my head the other day.  I never really thought about scones tasting good as gluten-free.  Oat flour ...

Peanut Butter & Jelly Swirl Blondies – Episode 30

December 20, 2011

  Blondies. Can you really go wrong? After the success I had with my Peanut Butter Cup Blondies, I knew I'd need another variation.  I was inspired by this recipe, ...

Healthy Gingersnaps

December 9, 2011

Gingersnaps. What's Christmas without them? I much prefer gingersnaps over gingerbread.  I still continue to make Healthy Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies each year as the girls love to decorate them. ...

Gingerbread Protein Muffins – Episode 28

December 6, 2011

Nothing like starting off Season 3 with a blooper video!  I warn you, follow the recipe below for the best results! Oopsie!

Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

October 25, 2011

I couldn't wait to post this!  Another gluten free gem.  A great way to make already delicious banana bread, even more delicious! Can be enjoyed plain, or with the frosting!

Low Fat Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

October 14, 2011

  A healthier Peanut Butter Cup Blondie?  Yes, its possible!  Less sugar, less fat, but still the blondie flavor I love!  They are also gluten free (Yes, Reese Peanut Butter ...

Pumpkin Cranberry & Pecan Bars

October 7, 2011

If your only going to try one bar with pumpkin this year, this has got to be it!  These are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!  Since these ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

October 5, 2011

I wouldn't have guessed that pumpkin and chocolate chips would be a great combo, but I was proved wrong! I didn't want it to taste like pumpkin pie-ish, so I ...

Easy Microwave Pumpkin Cookies

October 3, 2011

Actually I like to call this a Mookie. Mookie you ask?  That means not quite a cookie, and not quite a muffin.  That would be the best thing to describe ...

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (Gluten Free)

August 24, 2011

I must say, I'm pretty proud of this one!  It is so good!  A very satisfying cake, but with a lot less sugar and fat than any recipe I've seen, ...

Healthy Cookie Dough Snack With Protein

August 23, 2011

So really, who doesn't like cookie dough?  I haven't met anyone yet!  I came up with this "individual" serving size recipe when I ran out of protein bars and wanted ...

Zucchini Nut Muffins

August 11, 2011

This is a simple and tasty muffin!  Use fresh zucchini's to make these for snacks!  Kids will love them too!  I didn't add any spices as I didn't feel it ...

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

August 10, 2011

Its that time of year!  If you have a garden, you'll know that the zucchini is ready!  You'll also see a lot of fresh zucchini at your farmers market or ...

Bacon & Cheddar Protein Muffins

June 26, 2011

I'm so excited to be sharing this recipe with you!  It is my first 'savory' protein muffin recipe!  To hubby and I, they remind us of an Egg McMuffin!  Same ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Puffs

June 21, 2011

This is a great and low cal cookie!  They are also quite filling thanks to the pumpkin.  The beauty of pumpkin is that its not just great to have in ...

Triple Chocolate Protein Brownie Bars

June 14, 2011

Are you a Chocoholic?  If yes, then this is the protein bar for you!!!  This is a delicious, chewy and decadent homemade protein bar, very brownie-like!  The perfect afternoon treat! ...

Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Loaves

June 6, 2011

Ok seriously, you have to try these.  I tested this recipe with some friends and they are all still asking for the recipe! So yummy!  A higher protein snack and ...

Grain Free Berry Muffins

May 30, 2011

These are delicious considering there is no gluten, flour and is low carb & high fibre! My husband and I are going grain-free for a little bit to see how ...

Orange Cranberry Muffins

May 3, 2011

You will LOVE these delicious high protein muffins!  This recipe was an exclusive to the e-newsletter subscribers only, but now I'm releasing it to the public!  Another great variation of ...

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

April 24, 2011

  This is a healthier and low carb version of peanut butter cookies!  Not to mention low sugar and gluten free!  But you'd never know, because they are really good! Low Carb ...

Monster Cookies

April 19, 2011

A while back, I posted on the Facebook Recipe Club asking what everyone's favorite cookie was.  Monster cookie came up a few times, and to be honest, I had no ...

Lemon Poppy Seed High Protein Muffins

January 24, 2011

They are soooo good, you'll love them!!!!  They taste like a regular muffin! Low fat, high protein and tastes DELISH!  What's not to like?  You have to try this one! ...

No-Bake Chocolate PB Coconut Cookies

December 22, 2010

These are delicious, quick and easy cookies.  If you are a chocolate & peanut butter fan, this one is a true winner! Edited to add: This recipe has existed on ...

Healthier Shortbread

December 15, 2010

Here's my version of a healthier shortbread cookie.  Hard to call any shortbread healthy, because for it to taste like shortbread, it needs fat.  But I managed to make mine sugar ...

Healthy Carrot Cake

December 1, 2010

Carrot Cake is my FAVORITE!  Here is my healthier version!  It is also gluten free! When this recipe video was filmed, I had mentioned I hadn't found a good baking ...

Low Carb Pumpkin Scones from Jill Coleman

November 27, 2010

This recipe is from my fitness friend Jill Coleman.  She posted the recipe on her blog (www.jillfit.com).  I made them and they turned out great!  Worth a try! Makes 24 ...

Fat-Free Banana Loaf

November 16, 2010

No added fat in this banana bread! I have a slice of this with a protein shake (mixed with water) for a snack! P.S. CHECK OUT how thick the slices ...

Blueberry Muffins

November 15, 2010

Ok, I admit, I LOVE blueberry muffins.  My Mom used to make them all the time.  I have her recipe, its from Companies Coming Muffin Mania.  But it has white ...

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 6, 2010

Growing up, one of my favorite cookies were the Chocolate Chip Cookies my Mom used to make.  Funny enough, she used the recipe from the Hershey Chipits (semi-sweet chocolate chips) ...

Yam & Walnut Power Muffins

November 5, 2010

These are some delicious and moist muffins!  They aren't exactly the same texture as a regular muffins, but they aren't dry at all even though they're low fat, thanks to ...

Pumpkin Loaf – gluten free

October 10, 2010

I created this recipe purely out of my love affair with pumpkin!  It came out really great.  Its a bit crusty on the outside, moist and flavorful on the inside...not ...

Morning Glory Muffins

October 10, 2010

Another great recipe to make ahead!  Spelt flour (wheat free) combined with apples, raisins, carrots, coconut and walnuts =  Pure satisfaction Makes 16 Ingredients 1 1/3 cups spelt flour 1/2 ...

Oatmeal + Raisin Bliss Cookies

October 9, 2010

I love Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies. Probably my favorite cookie of all time. These cookies are chewy and delicious...everything that goes into the making of a great oatmeal cookie. This ...

Chocolate PB Coconut No Bake Cookie Recipe!

May 28, 2010

Happy Friday!!! I've been meaning to post daily, but with Brent being away, I'm solo with work, house duties, dogs and of course Sienna, so time is limited.  I know ...


Crockpot Convenience

Slow Cooker Chex Mix {Gluten-Free}

December 17, 2015

Chex mix is a classic snack. I love making it around Christmas, or simply any time you want a delicious batch of snack mix! My favorite is the traditional version ...

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Glazed Walnuts

November 21, 2015

Sticky and sweet glazed walnuts. Plus, they are so easy as they are done in the slow cooker. I'm definitely not an expert when it comes to cooking with a ...

Greek Style Chili

September 21, 2013

We are chili lovers in this house. Its such a quick and easy meal to come together and I love when I can do everything in one pot. Perfect for ...

Easy Chicken Stew

January 8, 2013

By popular demand, I've been doing my best to create some easy and healthy dinners. Chicken is a staple in our house, but if you're vegetarian, you could easily replace ...

Stovetop or Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

December 11, 2012

I'm always looking for new ways to dress up chicken breast. Since I had some apricot jam kicking around in the fridge, I knew something could be done with it.  ...

Canned Soup Substitutions

November 3, 2012

Well....no canned soup that is!  Have you ever read the label of a regular canned soup? Especially the "cream-of" soups?  Some not-so-healthy stuff in there!  The problem is, I notice ...

Slow Cooker Sesame Orange Chicken

March 15, 2012

  This recipe was a great success! A really good flavor in the chicken, and the sauce is amazing! Sweet BBQ sauce paired with an orange essence. The sauce is ...

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Pot Roast

February 28, 2012

Pot roast, one of the most comforting foods out there. If your family likes meat and potatoes (much like my husband), this recipe will be a hit!  The gravy is ...

Turkey Sloppy Joes

January 19, 2012

If you're a fan of sloppy joes, you absolutely HAVE to try this recipe.  Its an *exclusive* guest post over at Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker.  I can't even tell you ...

Crock Pot Maple Walnuts

December 11, 2011

Since I loved the Cinnamon-Sugar Pecans so much, I had to try another version.  These are great gifts to give away in jars for the holidays. This recipe is lightly ...

Cinnamon-Sugar Slow Cooker Pecans

December 7, 2011

I'm so not crafty when it comes to homemade gifts, but this is so easy, even I could do it! These nuts are delicious and if you're a pecan lover ...

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

November 30, 2011

  If we ever order Chinese food (which is not very often), Sweet n' Sour pork or chicken is something that we always order. Naturally, this version skips the deep ...

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Filling

November 14, 2011

This is a super easy 5-ingredient recipe for the slow cooker.  What's easier than making chicken taco filling in the crock pot! This will be my go-to staple for taco ...

Crock Pot Pineapple & White Bean Chicken

October 10, 2011

I admit it! I love anything with pineapple!  This is a very yummy crock pot meal that the whole family will love!  Not to mention easy!  Throw it all in ...

Crock Pot Greek Chicken

September 26, 2011

Any kind of Greek food is a big hit in our house, but really, can you go wrong with feta cheese, sun-dried tomato, and flavorful chicken?  I think not!  This ...

Crock Pot Lean Turkey Lasagna

September 21, 2011

Who doesn't love a good lasagna recipe?  I've been searching far and wide for an easy crock pot lasagna.  Almost all involve browning the meat, onions & mushrooms...downfall #1.  Secondly, ...

Easy Chili

August 2, 2011

This is a super easy recipe!  I make it at home, and its also a recipe I make when we go camping!  I only need to bring a couple of ...

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

June 6, 2011

BBQ's, family gatherings, potlucks.  Who doesn't love baked beans?  I've been wanting to make "from scratch" beans for a while as I hear the taste is amazing compared to any ...

Slow Cooker Thai Style Beef Stew

February 28, 2011

  You may have learned from Episode 1 (Thai Noodle Salad), that we love Thai food.  This recipe is so good and so easy!  Only 5 ingredients into the slow cooker, then ...

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

February 18, 2011

This is an easy meal to put together, you just toss it all in the slow cooker!  Its a nice switch up to traditional tomato based chili. Makes 6 servings ...

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

February 13, 2011

SLOW COOKER LEMON CHICKEN (& leftovers for the week!) Super easy and low cal way to make flavorful chicken for the week. Wrap the leftover shredded chicken in foil for ...

Slow Cooker Low Carb Cabbage Roll Stew

November 26, 2010

I came up with this recipe because I LOVE cabbage rolls! Tastes like a cabbage roll in every bite! I also love that its low carb! Makes 6 servings 1 ...


Desserts

Healthy Homemade Fruit Gummies

February 10, 2019

I love when kids snacks are cute and can be made healthier. I mean, what kid doesn't like gummies?! Mine are no exception. Anything sweet and gummy-like that contains fruit ...

Healthier Nanaimo Bars

January 26, 2019

Is it ever a bad idea when there's chocolate?! These Healthier Nanaimo Bars are pretty darn close to the original, as I was having a craving for them post-Christmas. All ...

Healthier Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 1, 2017

Chocolate chip cookies are a childhood favourite by many, including myself!  Its hard to beat the nostalgia and taste of a chocolate chip cookie still warm out of the oven. ...

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Dairy Free Frozen Pie

August 17, 2016

Hi friends! Its been a while since you've seen a new recipe from me. Sorry about that! Life has taken me in a new career direction, so all is great, ...

Gluten Free Salted Toffee Pretzel Bark

November 25, 2015

If you're a savory and sweet fan, this is the recipe for you my friends. This experiment turned out amazingly well and everybody loves it. You'd never know that its ...

Healthy Pumpkin Crisp

November 14, 2015

Crisps and crumbles. Arguably my favorite dessert. While I love pies, I never want to put in the time and effort to make them. This healthy pumpkin crisp is a ...

Warm Apple Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Topping

September 3, 2015

It doesn't get much more comforting the apple pie. Apples and cinnamon together is a classic. But unlike regular apple pie, these warm apple pie bars with greek yogurt topping ...

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Protein Bars

July 10, 2015

If I had to choose my favorite berry of all time, it would be blueberries...for sure. I'm so lucky that we can getting them locally, practically in my backyard! Recently, ...

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars

May 19, 2015

Strawberry rhubarb crumble bars are the perfect summertime dessert. Not only are these gluten-free, but they use natural sweeteners and coconut oil instead of butter. Since there is no butter ...

Chunky Monkey Cookies

April 11, 2015

Cookies with chunks are probably the most delicious kind of cookies out there. I mean, what's better than biting into one and getting a chunk of deliciousness. That's exactly the ...

Easy Healthy Peanut Brittle

October 29, 2014

Did you ever have peanut brittle growing up? I sure did. My Mom made it a couple times a year, and we really looked forward to it. The smell. Oh ...

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

September 1, 2014

Sometimes simple is delicious. That's exactly the case with any sort of crisp or crumble. Healthy Blueberry Crisp is one of my favorite things. Pies and crisps are my favorite ...

Homemade Fruit Rollups

June 23, 2014

Fruit roll ups, fruit leather, whatever you care to call them, they are delicious! If you've never made the homemade version, now is the time to try them! My girls ...

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt {Sugar-Free, Fat-Free}

May 30, 2014

Summer is upon us, and what better way to celebrate summer than a big serving of frozen yogurt. The fabulous thing about this frozen yogurt, is that its sugar-free, gluten-free ...

Puffed Rice Squares

May 6, 2014

Pure nostalgia. Puffed Wheat Squares are something my Mom made growing up, and I can see why she liked them so much. They come together so quickly, and taste delicious.  ...

Healthy No Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats

March 24, 2014

I'm not sure whats more nostalgic than Rice Krispie treats. It was always a great day when there was a pan of Rice Krispie squares freshly made. We didn't get ...

Oat Fudge Bars {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}

February 3, 2014

Oat Fudge Bars. If you've ever been in a Starbucks, there is a 99% chance you've seen one of these babies behind the glass window. Rich, decadent, with lots of ...

Healthy Christmas Treats Collection

December 2, 2013

* This post is an on-going list of my healthy Christmas treats. I will be editing this post frequently with new recipes! So remember to bookmark it! * Squares, cookies ...

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups {Healthier Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Copycat}

October 18, 2013

I don't know if I've met anyone that doesn't like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Can you really go wrong with little cups of chocolate and peanut butter? Nope!  With Halloween ...

Pumpkin Bars

September 17, 2013

I love when fall arrives and all the pumpkin goodies are in full effect. I wanted to make a pumpkin bar, but without tons of fat and processed flour. My ...

Blueberry Crumb Cake

July 23, 2013

Blueberries are in season now, and what better way to use some of them up than with a crumb cake! I must admit, put a streusel topping on anything and ...

Grain Free Apple Pie

November 2, 2012

You won't miss the flour in this grain free apple pie. So decadent and delicious, it rivals traditional apple pie. Coconut flour is pretty tough to work with as it ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

September 18, 2012

  Bars, or bites? Which would you prefer.  Well the bars are larger, so I'd definitely go with those!  This recipe is a perfect fall treat!  The texture is amazing ...

No-Bake Cheesecake

June 14, 2012

Its taken forever, but I've finally done a healthy cheesecake recipe.  I'm actually not the biggest fan of cheesecake, but hubby sure loves it!  So I figured it was time!  ...

Brown Rice Pudding

April 3, 2012

By popular demand, I was getting a lot of requests for brown rice pudding.  I never had this growing up, so I must admit, I'm not sure what the fat-laden ...

Guest Post: Anna’s Healthy Chocolate Soufflés

March 13, 2012

Happy Tuesday!  Don't these look insanely good??!!  Anna from The Guiltless Life is giving us her healthy chocolate souffle recipe, and guess what, its only 6 ingredients and super easy ...

Cheerio Treats

February 16, 2012

Quick and easy treats for the kids. I'm always looking for new ideas! While my Healthy No-Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats are a hit with the girls, here's another great twist ...

Oatmeal Turtle Bars – Episode 29

December 13, 2011

  Turtles.  You know, those little chocolate guys with pecans, caramel and chocolate. Yeah, those.  Aren't they good?  I wanted to do a Christmas treat that had all the same ...

Low Carb Pecan Pie Bars

December 8, 2011

I think this recipe gets the record for the most unsuccessful trials! I didn't want this to be just a plain ol' bar with pecans.  Nope, I wanted it to ...

Raspberry Squares

August 3, 2011

This is a quick, easy & delicious dessert for Summer!  You could also sub the raspberries for cranberries for an equally delicious Fall dessert! You can also watch me demonstrate ...

Guilt Free Chocolate PB Popcorn

December 17, 2010

Need a sweet/salty fix but don't want to wreck your diet plan?  This is a GREAT snack!  Popcorn is a great carb and has plenty of fibre! I'm a big ...

Lower Cal Apple Crisp

December 16, 2010

This is a GREAT apple crisp recipe.  It is a healthier version of my Mom's recipe.  A great dessert to take to holiday dinners.  Then at least you know you won't ...

Fudge

December 7, 2010

Yummy Holiday Fudge!  But with way less calories & fat than a traditional recipe.  I used less sugar.  It also happens to be vegan & gluten free!  This recipe was ...

Date Squares

November 2, 2010

Oh date squares, how I love you.  I'm obsessed with dates. I love them in all shapes and forms. My mom used to make Matrimony Cake (which is basically a ...

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

October 23, 2010

Pumpkin pie. Does that scream fall or what?  I've seen many recipes online for crustless pumpkin pie and have been meaning to make one!  I can't even tell you how much ...

1-Minute Apple Crisp

October 9, 2010

I LOVE apple crisp!!!!  This is quick & tasty when you need a sweet fix!! 1-Minute Apple Crisp Serves 1 Ingredients 1/2 apple chopped (I used granny smith) Sprinkle of ...

No-Bake Turtle Pumpkin Pie

October 9, 2010

Hard to call any Pumpkin Pie 'Healthy'...this is a lightened up version, and its really super quick. I rarely bake with sugar-free stuff & cool whip, but once in a ...


Dinner in a Dash

Shrimp Summer Rolls

July 6, 2019

Whether it be at a Vietnamese or Thai restaurant, I always order a summer roll. Light, fresh and I love the peanut sauce its dipped in. Here, I decided to ...

Gluten-Free Sesame Noodles

July 6, 2019

I'm always wanting to create healthier versions of my favorite takeout food. Sometimes, I think these versions are even better than takeout. They are less greasy, not filled with sodium ...

Vegan Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

July 6, 2019

I love a good curry. Thai, indian or anything in between. Especially when its done in 1-pot like this vegan chickpea cauliflower curry. This dish has more of an Indian ...

7 Ingredient Soy Sesame Turkey Meatballs

July 6, 2019

Ground turkey is such an easy protein, and like many of you I'm sure, I take a pack out of the freezer in the morning, but have no idea what ...

Balsamic BBQ Sauce Glazed Chicken

July 6, 2019

So happy when BBQ season finally arrives. I want to add some more great recipes to my BBQ arsenal this year and this Balsamic BBQ Sauce Glazed Chicken is a ...

Easy Shrimp Bruschetta Toasts

July 6, 2019

Easy and delicious. To me, that's the name of the game when it comes to pretty much any meal of the day. If its complicated or is too many ingredients, ...

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

March 22, 2019

Spring is finally here! What a brutal winter that was...for everyone across the country! I can't remember the last time we had snow so frequently in Vancouver. Glad its over! ...

Low Carb Sausage and Cabbage Stew (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

March 3, 2019

I'm still having success using my Instant Pot. Meals like these come together very quickly and I love how you can just set it and forget it. The saute option ...

Healthy Turkey Bolognese

February 2, 2019

Not only is this healthy turkey bolognese easy, its also quick. You can get this on the table in the same amount of time it takes to cook the pasta. ...

Easy Dairy-Free Clam Chowder – Instant Pot or Stove Top

January 19, 2019

Clam chowder is one of those meals that provide a lot of nostalgia. The first time I remember having really good clam chowder was as a kid in San Francisco ...

Gluten-Free Panko Crusted Salmon

January 9, 2019

Salmon is such an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. It cooks quickly, has all those healthy fats, and it doesn't take much to elevate it to make it even more ...

Easy Dairy-Free Indian Butter Chicken

January 5, 2019

Happy New Year guys! Been meaning to get this recipe up for a while, and I know some of you have already made it following my recipe highlight on Instagram. ...

Lazy Lasagna Soup

December 16, 2018

This Lazy Lasagna Soup won for meatless Monday! So happy with how this soup came together and it really tasted like lasagna. I decided to try it meatless using Yves ...

Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits

December 9, 2018

  Well as it turns out, chicken pot pie with biscuits is much easier than doing a pie!  I've yet to come up with a healthier from-scratch easy drop biscuit ...

Easy Vegetarian Chili

November 27, 2018

You can never go wrong with a good, hearty chili. Especially when its an easy vegetarian chili. I've been making chili for years, and quite honestly, most of the time, ...

Sweet Korean Lentils

June 3, 2018

  So happy to be posting another delicious and easy vegetarian recipe on the blog. As you know, I'm trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into my diet. I find ...

Easy Tofu Fried Rice

May 26, 2018

  Fried rice is so easy to make, and so satisfying. Hard to go wrong with crispy rice, with vegetables, in a sweet and salty sauce. This recipe can be ...

Greek Turkey Sausage Stew

May 12, 2018

  I love easy stews. They are perfect for busy weeknights. The flavors in this greek turkey sausage stew are amazing. Mild sausage with onion, green pepper and greens, then ...

Waffle Falafels

April 29, 2018

  These waffle falafels totally won meatless monday the other night! The girls loved them, and were filling their pitas with everything they liked. Great alternative to taco night, so ...

Tofu Veggie Bowls with Miso Dressing

April 23, 2018

Miso obsessed over here. This recipe is all about the miso dressing. While the tofu and veggie bowl itself was amazing, the recipe I'm posting below is for the miso ...

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

April 14, 2018

  Shepherd's pie is so delicious, I wish I made it more often. I wanted to create a healthier version and make it taste identical to the original version. This ...

Sweet Honey Garlic and Ginger Salmon

March 29, 2018

  I love salmon...its so versatile and delicious. Not to mention all those healthy omega fats! One of my favorite kinds of salmon is wild sockeye. If I can get ...

Tuna Noodle Casserole {gluten-free and dairy-free}

March 24, 2018

  Tuna noodle casserole is one of the best comfort foods out there. Not sure about you, but I remember having a casserole like this many times as a kid. ...

Turkey Swedish Meatballs

March 18, 2018

  Meatballs are comfort food at its best. Have you ever gone to IKEA and had their swedish meatballs? Plus, with the creamy sauce?! Oh my gosh. Hard to beat. ...

Mushroom and Kale Creamy Penne

March 14, 2018

A really delicious and easy pasta dish. Which also happens to be vegan and gluten free!  Really happy with how delicious this came out and it came together in under ...

African Peanut Tofu Stew

March 5, 2018

  African peanut stew is one of those recipes that I've been seeing on vegetarian blogs for years but have never made it. I've seen a lot of various versions ...

Spicy Turkey Sausage, Chard and Potato Soup

February 28, 2018

  Its still really chilly here in Vancouver, so soups and stews are in full effect. The inspiration for this recipe was the fresh produce I had on hand. I ...

Lentil Sloppy Joes

February 22, 2018

  Lately, I've been experimenting with more vegetarian/vegan recipes. Since the new year I've been able to stick with doing 1-2 meatless dinners per week. I'm testing out various recipes, ...

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Bok Choy

February 6, 2018

  Lemon, garlic and shrimp is such a classic combination. This was a really easy dinner that came together in just over 20 minutes.  Enjoy as is for a low ...

1-Pot Honey Garlic Salmon Quinoa

January 22, 2018

  I love 1-pot meals. When its a delicious dish with minimal clean-up, its a big win! Weeknight meals can be a challenge when you want to come up with ...

Black Bean Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce

January 10, 2018

  This hasn't happened in quite some time, but I seem to be on a roll lately with recipe development! The new year has me inspired to create some new ...

Maple Dijon Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

January 7, 2018

Easy, delicious and quick. That's the name of the game when it comes to dinner! Its always a goal with my recipes to be less than 10 ingredients, easy to ...

Easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

January 4, 2018

  Hi all! Hope your 2018 is getting off to a great start! I'm sure many of you are getting in the swing with healthier meals after the holidays (me ...

Moroccan Stew

December 1, 2017

  I cannot get enough of stews this winter. Probably because its rained 27 out of 30 days in Vancouver. But I'm not going to think about that, and instead, ...

How To Make Perfectly Roasted Chicken Breasts

February 22, 2016

Cooking chicken breasts can be a challenge, as they can dry out pretty easily. Fortunately, I've cooked a lot of chicken breasts over the years, and have learned some tricks ...

Healthy Turkey Tortilla Soup

January 13, 2016

I love a good bowl of soup, and this really hit the spot. Its mild, while being flavorful with a mexican kick. I made this soup with some leftover turkey ...

Easy Chicken Enchiladas {Gluten-Free}

December 8, 2015

Wow, just wow. That's the only way to describe these easy chicken enchiladas. They smelled amazing while cooking and tasted warm, cheesy and amazing. With all the holiday craziness, I ...

Lemon Balsamic Glazed Salmon

October 28, 2015

We like to have salmon about once a week, and with all those healthy omega 3 fats, its such a great protein to choose. While I sometimes like a creamy ...

Healthy Chicken Marsala

October 21, 2015

I love when I can make restaurant quality food at home, and make it much healthier. This healthy chicken marsala was an absolute hit! This is the first time I've ...

Butternut Squash Chickpea Soup

October 14, 2015

Fall is in full swing here in Vancouver. So, that means soup. Lots of soup. Want a soup that warms you up, is healthy, with no chopping required? Then, my ...

Grilled Chicken Breast Bruschetta

July 6, 2015

I love summer, especially because that means grilling season. Grilled chicken is so delicious and with fresh tomatoes on top, done bruschetta style, this is a winning dish. Its light, ...

Spiced Chicken Skewers on Avocado Purée

June 25, 2015

These Spiced Chicken Skewers on Avocado Purée scream summer BBQ. They are super easy to put together and taste delicious! They are not-too-spicy and have a bunch of vibrant flavors ...

Chicken and Black Bean Mexican Casserole

June 9, 2015

We love Mexican food, but often we get tired of having tacos on Mexican night. So to switch it up I came up with this ridiculously easy chicken and black ...

Popcorn Shrimp with Creamy Sweet Chili Dip

May 29, 2015

Popcorn shrimp hits the spot anytime. I love that it doubles as an appetizer or a quick dinner. Plus, paired with this creamy sweet chili dip, it really makes it ...

Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

May 12, 2015

This salmon with lemon dill sauce is such an easy and elegant dish. Not to mention delicious! What better way to get your omega 3's than a fresh fillet of ...

Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts

May 7, 2015

Next to Thai food, Greek is next in line for being my favorite ethnic food. I love all the flavors...the feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, olives, green pepper, oregano...and the ...

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Coconut Cream Sauce

April 22, 2015

So remember the recipe mishap that happened a few posts ago? The Thai Curry Chicken Thighs? In case you didn't see it, that recipe happened by accident as it was ...

Quinoa Pizza Bites

April 7, 2015

Pizza in any way, shape or form is welcomed by me, and most kids. Anything that reminds me of pizza makes me very happy. That's why I love these quinoa ...

Thai Curry Chicken Thighs

April 2, 2015

This recipe totally happened by accident. My original recipe test was for chicken thighs in a sundried tomato (coconut cream) sauce. But guess who forgot to get sundried tomatoes? So ...

Quick White Bean Sauté

March 11, 2015

This recipe totally came together by accident. But I'm sure glad it did!  As per usual, I was rummaging around the fridge trying to figure out what to make for ...

Easy Roasted Chicken

March 5, 2015

A simple and delicious chicken recipe. I figured this blog was about due for one.  I love roasted chicken, and this recipe is so easy to come together. I chose ...

Turkey Marinara Meatballs

February 24, 2015

It was time that I posted a classic meatball recipe. Comfort food at its best. That's why I came up with these easy and delicious turkey marinara meatballs. They have ...

Creamy Lemon Chicken

February 19, 2015

Chicken breasts aren't always plain and boring....especially when they are drenched in a creamy lemon sauce. This creamy lemon chicken recipe is so easy, and full of lemon flavor. Its ...

Healthy Cheeseburger Casserole

February 6, 2015

I'm a huge fan of comfort food. Anything that's warm and savory and tastes like it shouldn't be very good for me. While this isn't the healthiest meal on the ...

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

January 10, 2015

Who likes spinach and artichoke dip? That question, with the picture below, created a lot of excitement on my Facebook page. I most certainly understand why. Make a healthy version ...

Cream of Mushroom Chicken Breasts

January 7, 2015

  I've been very inspired to do more 1-pot meals lately. Don't get me wrong, I love my baked chicken recipes, but the option of cooking it on the stove ...

Lean Italian Meatloaf

December 17, 2014

It doesn't get much more comforting that meatloaf. Not to mention easy. In case you're wondering, its totally possible to use a lean cut of meat and still get a ...

Kale, Turnip and Turkey Sausage Soup

November 27, 2014

  A warming winter meal that's done in under 30 minutes. We all need more of these recipes right? This combination is delicious! I haven't worked with turnip very much, ...

Baked Chicken Parmesan Gluten-Free

November 25, 2014

Here's how it went; I was dishing up my own plate and my hubby was already sitting at the table with half of his gone. Probably the sign of a ...

Pear, Fig, Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

November 19, 2014

...that's also wrapped in bacon! But I couldn't quite squeeze that into the title. While the bacon is totally optional, it tastes so good with it! Have I mentioned how ...

Asian Marinated Chicken Thighs

November 10, 2014

Sometimes chicken thighs get a bad rap, as they're "dark" meat. I think its assumed that they are high in fat. But they really aren't, and some fat in your ...

Chicken Pear Pecan Sandwich with Three Mushroom Soup

November 5, 2014

Warm soup with a sandwich on the side is my kind of fall lunch. Toasted gluten free bread, and mushroom soup that is homemade with no can in sight. Personally, ...

Sage and Apple Turkey Burgers

October 9, 2014

Whenever I think of sage, I always imagine apple with it. That was the simple inspiration behind these sage and apple turkey burgers. I find that when autumn comes, I ...

Garlic Roasted Chicken Breasts with Veggies

October 2, 2014

Sometimes the simple things can be the most delicious. Case in point? These garlic roasted chicken breasts with veggies. Its an all-in-one dish meal, and 95% of the work involved ...

Creamy Dill Garlic Sauce

September 4, 2014

Salmon is on our regular dinner rotation. Its delicious, and you really can't beat the health benefits of those omega 3 fatty acids! With that in mind, I'm always looking ...

Broccoli Slaw Chicken Salad

April 10, 2014

When you're in need of a quick lunch or dinner, packaged veggies can be a huge time saver. I frequently get packaged coleslaw and broccoli slaw to save myself a ...

Guacamole Turkey Burgers

April 7, 2014

What do you do with a ripe avocado around? Make guacamole, of course! What do you do with a bunch of guacamole and some lean ground turkey? Well, make some ...

Brown Sugar Chicken

April 1, 2014

I'm always looking for more simple ways to prepare chicken. This Brown Sugar Chicken uses a really simple method...cooking in a skillet! It comes together much quicker than baking. Even ...

Thai Curry Chicken Salad

March 7, 2014

Anytime I can make a curry out of anything, I'm all game. Some of you on Facebook requested different variations of chicken salad. I thought this was a great idea ...

Coconut Shrimp

March 3, 2014

We used to go this seafood restaurant and they had Coconut Shrimp on their menu. Even when I was a kid, it was something I would order every time.  I ...

Pesto & Cranberry Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce

February 27, 2014

Salty and sweet. Can you ever really go wrong with that combo?!  This recipe came to fruition as I had a package of turkey thawing and I had no idea ...

Noodle-Less Lasagna

February 10, 2014

Lasagna without the noodles. It doesn't make as big of a difference as I thought it would. That, is a great thing!  After seeing a million variations of this, I ...

Sweet n’ Sour Turkey Meatballs

January 24, 2014

These Sweet n' Sour Turkey Meatballs are big on taste, but great on the waistline. Traditional sweet n' sour meatballs can be very high in fat, and even higher in ...

Sweet Sesame Chicken

January 3, 2014

Tired of boring plain chicken? Me too. That's why I'm always looking to create easy and healthy chicken recipes that taste great, just like this sweet sesame chicken. Its mild ...

Healthy Hamburger Helper

December 19, 2013

Hamburger helper isn't something I grew up with, but I know a lot of people did. I sure did wish we got it every once in a while, as it ...

Parmesan Yogurt Chicken

December 16, 2013

Creamy succulent chicken. Not something you think would be possible in a low fat recipe, yet, as rich as this tastes, its actually a healthy way to make chicken!  Pair ...

Hummus Crusted Chicken

November 12, 2013

This is a simple, and great dinner idea! You can adjust however you like, and create new flavor combinations. I like that this recipe is so versatile, and you can ...

Sticky Chicken

November 8, 2013

Sweet and sticky chicken. Does it get much better? Chicken like this remind me of my childhood. My mom made a similar recipe, and my brother and I always gobbled ...

Maple Orange Chicken

October 15, 2013

Warm, juicy chicken with a sweet orange flavor.  Just like my Dilly, Lemon & Maple Baked Chicken, you will want to drink the sauce.  It comes together quickly, give it ...

Chicken Bacon & Veggie Penne

October 1, 2013

Delicious pasta, in an incredible, yet easy sauce. Its all here. All the great flavors that go into a tasty pasta dish (hello, bacon!). Big on taste, but not big ...

Dilly Lemon & Maple Baked Chicken

September 24, 2013

Picture the perfect piece of chicken with a delicious sauce that's so tasty you'll want to lick your plate. Yeah, that's this chicken. I'm still thinking about it since I ...

Greek Style Chili

September 21, 2013

We are chili lovers in this house. Its such a quick and easy meal to come together and I love when I can do everything in one pot. Perfect for ...

Pesto, Tomato & Spinach Meatza Pizza

July 5, 2013

What's a meatza pizza you ask? Well, its a pizza with meat (well ground turkey) as the crust!  Its a healthier way to get your pizza, without the carb overload. ...

Garlic Lemon & Dill Chicken

April 19, 2013

This is a very simple and delicious way to prepare chicken. You might just be fighting over the roasted garlic!  Even though there seems to be a lot, it cooks ...

Ugly Apple & Sage Turkey Meatloaf

January 31, 2013

So I wasn't lying when I said these were ugly! I'd be lying if I said I've seen a beautiful meatloaf....because I haven't. Its one of those dishes that taste ...

Easy Chicken Stew

January 8, 2013

By popular demand, I've been doing my best to create some easy and healthy dinners. Chicken is a staple in our house, but if you're vegetarian, you could easily replace ...

Stovetop or Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

December 11, 2012

I'm always looking for new ways to dress up chicken breast. Since I had some apricot jam kicking around in the fridge, I knew something could be done with it.  ...

Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers

June 19, 2012

I love a good turkey burger.  One of my other favorites is the Greek Turkey Burger .  But, this time, I wanted a more traditional style burger, with a lot ...

Chicken, Pesto & Cranberry Quesadilla’s

May 22, 2012

I love quesadilla's.  Great for a quick lunch or an ultra-fast dinner.  This is a recipe I came up with for Real Women of Philadelphia, and I realized I never ...

Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps

May 10, 2012

I love lettuce wraps, especially in spring or summer. Its a quick and light dinner, and you won't even miss using a traditional bread-style wrap.  There are so many flavor ...

Almond Crusted Chicken with Balsamic Orange Drizzle

May 1, 2012

Sounds fancy, doesn't it?  But don't be fooled...this is indeed a 30-minute weeknight dinner.  Easy assembly then into the oven!  My hubby and I seriously loved this and almost licked ...

Shrimp with Tomato & Capers

April 12, 2012

It was one of those nights where it was getting late, and I was trying to come up with a dinner in 20 minutes.  I scoured the cupboards and fridge ...

Man Pleasing Chicken

March 22, 2012

Don't you just love the name?  I was sold!  I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and thought it looked great. Only I wanted to use chicken breasts versus thighs ...

Chicken Florentine Casserole

March 20, 2012

Happy Tuesday!  Since I'm just getting back into the swing of things, recipe testing will resume this week.  I realized that I never shared this guest post!  It was for ...

Texan Ranch Chicken Casserole

March 8, 2012

Warm, comforting casserole. This recipe is a different variation of my Turkey Enchilada Casserole. The base of this sauce is more creamy, and while it still has a Mexican style ...

15-Minute Greek Pasta

March 6, 2012

This was a quick throw together dinner with things I had in my fridge and pantry. It came together so quick and was so delicious! The hubby loved it, and ...

Turkey Sloppy Joes

January 19, 2012

If you're a fan of sloppy joes, you absolutely HAVE to try this recipe.  Its an *exclusive* guest post over at Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker.  I can't even tell you ...

Eggplant and Chicken Parmesan

January 12, 2012

Or...this recipe could just be Eggplant Parmesan if you wanted to make it vegetarian!  This recipe is definitely a great substitute for the real thing.  After I calculated the nutrition, ...

Balsamic Chicken with Pears

January 3, 2012

This was a really simple recipe.  It was done in a skillet in less than 30 minutes.  The balsamic and pear is a great combination.  I served it up with ...

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

November 30, 2011

  If we ever order Chinese food (which is not very often), Sweet n' Sour pork or chicken is something that we always order. Naturally, this version skips the deep ...

Fit Chicken Alfredo

November 28, 2011

Chicken alfredo isn't exactly something you'd think would fit into a healthy eating plan.  But this version sure does!  Best part - tastes similar to the original.

Garlic & Shrimp Pasta

November 4, 2011

I don't have pasta very often, but when I do, I love the garlic & shrimp pasta.  I used brown rice spaghetti to keep it gluten free.  You could also ...

Tex Mex Turkey Enchilada Casserole

October 21, 2011

When I don't feel like pulling out the crock pot, my next favorite weeknight meal is a warm casserole!  I've been hearing a lot of rave reviews about my Chicken ...

Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips with Pineapple Sauce

September 30, 2011

What reminds you of the tropics more than coconut and pineapple?  This dinner comes together in 30 minutes, and might just please the picky kids, too!

Soy Citrus Pork Tenderloin

September 20, 2011

This is a really great recipe that I modified from Clean Eating Magazine. I've used lower sugar orange marmalade in a sauce for chicken and salmon before, so I knew ...

Curried Chicken Skewers with Pineapple Salsa & Peanut Sauce

September 13, 2011

This was a super easy dinner to put together!  Less than 30 minutes!  I got the inspiration from Cooking Light magazine, except I modified the sauce as I wanted to ...

Goat Cheese, Chicken & Veggie Quesadilla

August 26, 2011

I'm just slightly obsessed with goat cheese.  Its definitely on the list of one of my favorite foods!  I whipped this up for a quick dinner one night, with some ...

Mac & Cheese (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

August 4, 2011

I tend to have tummy issues with gluten and some forms of dairy.  So Mac & Cheese is usually out of the question for me!  I usually don't like using ...

Easy Chili

August 2, 2011

This is a super easy recipe!  I make it at home, and its also a recipe I make when we go camping!  I only need to bring a couple of ...

Easy Salmon Glaze

July 15, 2011

I don't know what it is, but I tend to like sweet glazes on my salmon. The sweetness of the orange and tanginess of the mustard goes amazing with salmon. ...

30-Minute Meatza Pizza

June 2, 2011

Here's another grain-free and lower carb gem!  The "crust" is actually made from ground turkey!  I've seen many recipes online for these Meatza Pizza's, but here's my twist.  It came ...

Greek Turkey Burgers

May 17, 2011

  These are great burgers to throw on the BBQ or your indoor grill!  I love Greek food, and the flavor combo of these Greek Turkey Burgers is amazing.  Definitely ...

Italian Turkey Meatloaf

May 17, 2011

So since my Yummy Turkey Meatloaf and Mexican Turkey Meatloaf were both such a hit, I just had to come up with another!  This is the best one yet! Although it takes ...

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

April 26, 2011

A great Mexican style lasagna!  This is a great recipe to entertain with, but quick and easy enough for a weeknight dinner.  It's also gluten-free.  Could easily be doubled and ...

Quick Chicken & Red Pepper Cacciatore

April 12, 2011

I made this the other night with what I had on hand and it turned out great!  Super simple!  I always recommend having pre-cooked chicken breasts on hand so dinner ...

Quick Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry

April 7, 2011

This dish will satisfy any craving for Thai food. Tons of flavor, without all the fat!

Peanut Butter Chicken

March 31, 2011

This recipe may sound strange, but oddly enough, it works!  I mean, really works...its delicious!  Its also ready in 30 minutes, so its perfect for a weeknight meal.  My husband ...

Easy Dijon-Ginger Pork with Apples & Onion

March 25, 2011

This is a super easy pork dish (could also use chicken) and it has a GREAT flavor.  Tanginess from the dijon and ginger and sweetness from the apples and stevia.  ...

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

March 18, 2011

After all the success of the Yummy Turkey Meatloaf, I had to come up with another delicious meatloaf recipe! Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Makes 4 servings 1 lb (ish) of extra lean ...

Cocoa Crusted Chicken

March 11, 2011

Cocoa on chicken?  Sound weird?! It may, but it is so delicious!  Give it a whirl!  You won't be sorry! Cocoa Crusted Chicken Makes 6 servings 6 x 3 oz ...

5 Minute Sweet n’ Sour Chicken Slaw

January 21, 2011

Pre-cooked chicken is a MUST.  If you're going to prep just 1 thing for the week, this is it.  If you have 5 minutes and a few ingredients, you have ...

Quick & Easy Pad Thai

January 20, 2011

I've said it lots and I'll say it again....I LOVE THAI!!!  I was seeing lots of Pad Thai recipes on blogs lately, so it totally made me crave it!  Here ...

Chicken & Shrimp Salad Rolls

January 5, 2011

I love salad rolls!!!  Order them every time I go to a Vietnamese restaurant! These are much better and loaded with veggies. Although these aren't as "pretty" as the ones ...

Healthy Turkey Casserole

December 29, 2010

A great way to use your leftover turkey and veggies, especially after the holidays!  This healthy turkey casserole can be used with any leftover veggies you have, or anything else ...

Quick Bean & Sausage Stew

November 13, 2010

Hearty stew in just 15 minutes sounds too good to be true but it isn't!  I tried this one myself, but used lean moose sausage.  It came out really good!  ...

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed With Goat Cheese, Walnut & Cranberry

November 12, 2010

Here's a great way to have pork tenderloin! Ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin (1 serves about 2-3 people) 2 Tbsp soft unripened goat cheese 2 Tbsp dried sweetened cranberries (Craisins) 2 ...

Yummy Turkey Meatloaf

October 23, 2010

I've played around with many turkey meatloaf recipes, but this one seems to taste the best to me.  I love how its all done in 1 bowl, then straight to ...

Jambalaya Express

October 10, 2010

I was forwarded a similar recipe from my friend.  It was from a Company's Coming cookbook and took an hour to make, so here is my quick 'under 30 minute' version!  Its tasty and got ...

Guiltless Spaghetti

October 9, 2010

Want to have something that's like pasta, but without all the guilt?  This is the recipe for you.  Sure, its not pasta, but it looks similar and it fills to ...

Quick Southwest Salmon Dinner

October 9, 2010

A sweet and savory way to make salmon, with a southwest kick!  The black bean and corn salad goes great with the sweet & spicy glaze on the salmon. Makes ...

Asian Turkey Meatloaf (or Burgers)

October 9, 2010

My different take on meatloaf.  Really yummy and a great weeknight dinner! Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/2 a package of plain rice crackers (you could also sub with 1/2 c ...

Indian No-Butter Chicken

October 9, 2010

Healthy Butter Chicken? Yes, its possible!  This is a much quicker and healthier version of the original, and is ready in no time flat! Makes 3 servings Ingredients 3 chicken ...

Tilapia Fish Taco’s

October 9, 2010

Quick and great for during the week! I LOVE Fish Taco's.  I first had them in Hawaii, and I've been hooked ever since! Ingredients Tilapia (fresh or from frozen) Cumin ...

Yummy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

June 4, 2010

This is for the ladies over at MOM Magazine!  Its a great Canadian publication for the non-Betty Crocker Mom's out there! (I hear ya!) Yummy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin .....cause who ...

Garbanzo Burger Recipe

May 5, 2010

  I used to be vegetarian/vegan years ago, because of food intolerances.  I used to make these burgers all the time, loved them!  If you've never tried chickpeas, they are ...


Dips & Spreads

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

October 9, 2015

I love love cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving dinner, or any turkey dinner simply wouldn't be the same without it. If you haven't made cranberry sauce before and usually go for the ...

Sugar-Free Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

March 23, 2015

I can't seem to say enough good things about chia seeds! Not only are these little guys a nutritional powerhouse as they are packed with omega 3's, they also have ...

Creamy Dill Garlic Sauce

September 4, 2014

Salmon is on our regular dinner rotation. Its delicious, and you really can't beat the health benefits of those omega 3 fatty acids! With that in mind, I'm always looking ...

Healthy Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

March 28, 2014

In my group of friends, hot spinach and artichoke dip is always a welcomed appetizer at parties. As delicious as it is, most spinach and artichoke dips (especially those found ...

Healthy Tartar Sauce

January 6, 2014

We love to have fish every week if we can. Mahi mahi is one of our favorites. But truth be told, my hubby doesn't like having his fish plain.  I ...

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

November 11, 2013

A friend of mine asked about creating a healthy creamy poppy seed dressing. I was up for the challenge as I haven't found a poppy seed dressing that I'm crazy ...

Oil Free Balsamic Dressing

October 13, 2012

    This recipe is a slight modification from the Whole Foods Balsamic dressing recipe. It is my absolute favorite at the salad bar. You'd never guess it was oil-free! ...

Chili Lime Dip

October 3, 2012

Want an ultra fast dip that goes great with chicken, quesadillas, baked fries and grilled veggies? This is it!  It couldn't be quicker and easier, and the flavor is awesome!  ...

Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips with Pineapple Sauce

September 30, 2011

What reminds you of the tropics more than coconut and pineapple?  This dinner comes together in 30 minutes, and might just please the picky kids, too!

Easy Salmon Glaze

July 15, 2011

I don't know what it is, but I tend to like sweet glazes on my salmon. The sweetness of the orange and tanginess of the mustard goes amazing with salmon. ...

Quick Chimichurri Sauce

February 18, 2011

  Chimichurri is a delicious herb sauce that's a staple in Argentinian cuisine.  It is FABULOUS on steak!  It would also be great on fresh grilled chicken, fish or tofu. ...

Easy Guacamole

November 30, 2010

Great to have with eggs, veggies, a mexican meal, etc! Excellent with crackers or baked chips for holiday entertaining too. Makes 16 servings 2 avocados 1 small onion, finely chopped ...


Healthy Breakfast

Make-Ahead Turkey Sausage and Egg Burritos

July 6, 2019

Need breakfast in a pinch? Me too! Every morning I'm trying to decide what I can throw together for breakfast in 5 minutes or less. I love my smoothies, but ...

Shakshuka with Feta

October 14, 2018

This was my first attempt at shakshuka, and I'm wondering why I didn't do it sooner! Its a great balance of sweet and savory, and such a great brunch idea. ...

Apple Oat Scones

September 16, 2018

  Hey all! Its been a hot minute since I posted on the blog. Summer was a busy one. Now that I'm back in the fall routine, my sights are ...

Chocolate Chip Whey Protein Waffles

February 15, 2016

Breakfast can be the hardest meal of the day, especially when you're rushing out the door in the morning. These chocolate chip whey protein waffles are a wonderful make-ahead option. ...

15-Minute Skillet Chocolate & Peanut Butter Granola

February 3, 2016

If you haven't gotten on board with making your own granola yet, I highly recommend it. Not only for the taste, but for the huge cost savings. To buy an ...

15-Minute Skillet Gingerbread Granola

November 18, 2015

Since I've now discovered how quick and easy skillet granola is, I can't wait to come up with more flavors. My first creation, the 15-Minute Pumpkin Spice Skillet Granola was ...

Pumpkin Spice Whey Protein Waffles

October 16, 2015

Want to make something delicious this weekend? Try these pumpkin spice whey protein waffles. With a hint of pumpkin spice, and a drizzle of sweet cream cheese syrup, this might ...

15-Minute Pumpkin Spice Skillet Granola

October 7, 2015

Granola making just got a whole lot easier. Have you ever burned granola? I have. I find it easy to burn when it goes into the oven. So I thought, ...

Healthy Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

September 25, 2015

Its pumpkin season! So of course, I wanted to add a couple more healthy pumpkin recipes to the list. Oh and by the way, I have a list of all ...

Banana Bread Protein Milkshake

September 12, 2015

I love banana bread, and the comforting flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. With fall fast approaching, I'm so excited to get back into baking and all the flavors of autumn. ...

Spinach Muffins

March 30, 2015

Well if I'm going to be perfectly honest, I'm always looking for new ways to get more green veggies into my kids, as well as myself! Unfortunately, my kids don't ...

Cranberry Apple Bread Pudding Gluten-Free

December 5, 2014

  Truth be told, this is only the second time I've had bread pudding. All I can say is...wow, I've been missing out! Talk about comfort food, and if you ...

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Gluten Free

October 4, 2014

I mean really. Can you go wrong with french toast? It has to be one of the most delicious breakfast options in my opinion. So naturally, with it being pumpkin ...

Whey Protein Waffles

November 26, 2013

Warm, crispy waffles. Comfort food at its best. I don't make waffles all that often because of the extra time it takes, so when I do, I prefer making a ...

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

November 2, 2013

Pancakes are one of those things that I love making on the weekend. They feel like a little treat.  I think for most people, pancakes remind them of being a ...

Apple Pie Greek Yogurt

October 25, 2013

Reminiscent of apple pie, in yogurt form. Out of all the desserts out there, ones including apples are high up on my list. Apple crumble, apple pie, and apple crisp ...

Greek Pumpkin Yogurt

September 27, 2013

Like many, I'm just a wee bit obsessed with anything pumpkin this time of year. Tis' the season, so off I went to Trader Joe's (love that place!) to check ...

Breakfast in a Jar

April 23, 2013

This is a quick and easy breakfast you make the night before in 5 minutes flat! Store in the fridge, and enjoy in the morning! I've been addicted to this ...

Blueberry Almond Crunch Baked Oatmeal

November 11, 2012

Great breakfast to have when you have a bit more time! It takes 30 minutes to bake, but its worth the wait! The oatmeal version of a blueberry crumble!  You ...

Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

August 14, 2012

Cookies for breakfast....its possible, right? 😉 These cookies have all the makings of a healthy breakfast: fruit, whole grains and protein!  They aren't meant to be as sweet as a ...

Buffalo Chicken Breakfast Sandwich

May 31, 2012

If you haven't noticed, I've really been into breakfast sandwiches lately.  My other delicious combination was the Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich. I swear it isn't a pregnancy thing, it really is ...

Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich

May 17, 2012

Call me crazy, but last night in bed, I was thinking about what I'd have for breakfast the next day.  I've really been liking the breakfast sandwiches as of late, ...

Homemade Granola

May 3, 2012

I don't know why I haven't been making granola all this time. For some reason it seemed like a daunting task, but it totally isn't!  Mix ingredients in bowl, place ...

Individual Oatmeal Cups

April 26, 2012

I'm always looking for different ways to eat my morning bowl of oatmeal.  So when a reader requested baked oatmeal put into muffins, I was all over it!  These are ...

Healthy Pop Tarts

April 24, 2012

  Truth be told, pop tarts aren't something I ever had as a kid.  Maybe once or twice. With my mom being uber-healthy, they were never allowed in the house.  ...

5 Minute Banana Split Oatmeal

April 19, 2012

  Banana splits. Remember those?  I remember them from Dairy Queen.  The vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, fudge, and banana, oh and don't forget the crushed pineapple.  All that deliciousness ...

For the Love of Banana Bread

February 23, 2012

Did you know that today was National Banana Bread Day?  Any holiday that celebrates something delicious, I will totally get on board with! I'm a big fan of most anything ...

Low Fat Cheddar Herb Biscuits (Gluten Free)

February 21, 2012

Biscuits. Not something you would think could be low fat, as typically, most biscuits are loaded with fat.  I was able to use half the amount of fat than called ...

Berry Breakfast Bars

February 7, 2012

These bars are so easy to make and very versatile.  They can be made no-bake (or bake!).  They make a perfect breakfast as they have everything that goes into a ...

Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes

January 26, 2012

So clearly, I've had Cinnamon Rolls on my mind since I posted the recipe. But clearly, I can't justify having Cinnamon Buns everyday. But protein pancakes, I can, so why ...

Pecan Pie Oatmeal

November 24, 2011

All this talk about Pecan Pie and the holidays got me wanting some! But of course, the real thing has a CRAZY amount of calories/fat/sugar.  Here is my healthified oatmeal ...

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

November 22, 2011

I made this for Sunday breakfast.  It turned out really good! Perfect for Sunday brunch.  Light pumpkin flavor, crispy on top and I just love using a hearty sprouted bread.  ...

End of the Almond Butter Jar Oats

November 7, 2011

Don't you hate when you get to the end of your Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter) jar and all that's left is that hard paste that's impossible to spread?  Even ...

Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

October 3, 2011

I've been getting questions lately about some healthy breakfast ideas.  So I figured I would do an entire post on it. I know that people have various amounts of time ...

Grain Free Blueberry Protein Pancake

June 2, 2011

Brent (they hubby) and I are going grain free for a bit.  Its just for fun, a trial, we were curious to see how we felt.  I think its also ...

Gingerbread Pancakes – Gluten Free

March 28, 2011

Gingerbread in a pancake?  Oh yes, it can be done, and its delicious!  One of my favorite flavors of the holidays in gingerbread. So in these, I use the same ...

Banana Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Pancakes

March 20, 2011

Big thanks to Tony at Fit Marriage for inspiring this recipe.  Here is their yummy version.  Mine turned out fabulous!  I swapped things around a bit for what I had on ...

Healthy Cocoa Puffs

March 10, 2011

I was never lucky enough as a kid to be allowed cocoa puffs cereal.  The highest sugar cereal that was allowed in my house was honey nut cheerios! But this ...

Flourless High Protein Pancakes

March 8, 2011

Made some grain free, high protein pancakes this morning!  I had some coconut flour and almond flour sitting around and wanted to make use of it!  You can purchase these ...

High Protein Bean Waffles

February 1, 2011

These are GREAT to make ahead and freeze (I freeze in the large ziploc freezer bags).  They are like Eggo's!  Put them into the toaster until they are warmed up! ...

Basic Protein Pancake Recipe

January 6, 2011

  Protein pancakes are a big staple in our house. Not only are they super easy to make (4 ingredients!), they are very versatile. We don't just eat them for ...

Elvis Oatmeal

November 19, 2010

I decided to call this Elvis oatmeal, since Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches were his favorite (mine too!). So this is the best of both, in a bowl for breakfast!!! ...

Fat-Free Banana Loaf

November 16, 2010

No added fat in this banana bread! I have a slice of this with a protein shake (mixed with water) for a snack! P.S. CHECK OUT how thick the slices ...

Yam & Walnut Power Muffins

November 5, 2010

These are some delicious and moist muffins!  They aren't exactly the same texture as a regular muffins, but they aren't dry at all even though they're low fat, thanks to ...

Blueberry Pancakes – Gluten Free

October 10, 2010

These pancakes are so delicious.  Not only are they gluten free, they are also low fat and higher in protein than regular pancakes!  I've also made these into waffles, it ...

Morning Glory Muffins

October 10, 2010

Another great recipe to make ahead!  Spelt flour (wheat free) combined with apples, raisins, carrots, coconut and walnuts =  Pure satisfaction Makes 16 Ingredients 1 1/3 cups spelt flour 1/2 ...

Strawberries & Cream Baked Oatmeal

October 9, 2010

If you love oatmeal, this Strawberries & Cream Baked Oatmeal is a great way to have your morning bowl of oats. When you bake it, its gets nice and crispy ...

Banana Nut Pancake

October 9, 2010

A great & quick breakfast, I LOVE protein pancakes!!! All you need is a blender and skillet!  Takes 8 minutes! Serves 1 Ingredients 1/3 cup oats (quick or old fashioned) 5 ...

Mini Frittata’s

October 9, 2010

Made with egg whites, these are very low cal. Make up a batch, keep in fridge and have for on the go! Ingredients 2 cartons of egg whites (each equal ...

Healthy French Toast

October 9, 2010

A great healthy version of regular french toast, without the guilt! Healthy French Toast Makes 1 Serving 2 slices of sprouted whole grain bread (or gluten-free bread) 5 egg whites ...


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Protein Bars

Healthier Nanaimo Bars

January 26, 2019

Is it ever a bad idea when there's chocolate?! These Healthier Nanaimo Bars are pretty darn close to the original, as I was having a craving for them post-Christmas. All ...

No Bake Birthday Cake Protein Bars

August 25, 2016

Birthday cake....and sprinkles. Probably one of the most enjoyable treats that exist! So I figured it was about time to put it into a protein bar. The texture of these ...

Eggnog Cheesecake Protein Bars

December 11, 2015

You know when you find a shirt that you love, and go back to the store and buy it in a bunch of other colors? That's how I feel when ...

No-Bake Eggnog Protein Balls

December 3, 2015

I love the flavors of Christmas. That includes gingerbread, toffee, eggnog and pumpkin. Eggnog is something I never liked very much when I was a kid. My Dad used to ...

No-Bake Pistachio White Chocolate Protein Bars

October 23, 2015

Since I can never have enough no-bake protein bar recipes, here is another, and its white chocolate and pistachio! What a great combo this is. I love pistachios. I've made ...

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Protein Bars

July 10, 2015

If I had to choose my favorite berry of all time, it would be blueberries...for sure. I'm so lucky that we can getting them locally, practically in my backyard! Recently, ...

Chewy Chocolate Cherry Protein Bars

June 16, 2015

Sometimes, its just easiest to throw a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, then press it into a pan. That's exactly the case with these chewy chocolate cherry protein bars. ...

Chocolate Macaroon Protein Balls

May 21, 2015

I've loved coconut for a long as I can remember. But coconut and chocolate? Oh my gosh. Epic, just epic.  I remember going to the movie theater as a kid ...

No-Bake Hemp and Chia Protein Bars

April 29, 2015

As you can tell, I'm in the midst of a hemp seed and chia seed obsession right now. Don't you hate when you have a special ingredient for a recipe, ...

White Chocolate Cranberry Hemp Seed Protein Balls

April 28, 2015

Not sure what it is about white chocolate and cranberries, but they sure make a great combination. To give you a little story, I've actually loved white chocolate since I ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Seed Protein Balls

April 13, 2015

As a blogger, I put things out there for everyone to see. For some, it makes me an easy target to scrutinize. Healthy is very subjective, and I realize that ...

Lemon Bliss Balls

February 27, 2015

  Lemon anything and there's a pretty good chance I'll love it. Lemon and coconut? Not sure if it can get much better in my book! I'm wanting spring to ...

Brownie Protein Truffles

February 11, 2015

Healthy chocolate treats are always on the menu at my house, and ones that are super easy to prepare are a big bonus! These are chocolatey, satisfying and pack a ...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

January 30, 2015

What do you make when you have a huge bag of peanut protein? Make peanut butter chocolate chip protein bars, of course!  If you love peanut butter and peanuts in ...

No-Bake Chocolate Orange Chia Protein Bars

January 14, 2015

  Its the new year! Time for some new protein bar recipes. These No-Bake Chocolate Orange Chia Protein Bars came to fruition because I love the combination of chocolate and ...

Pistachio Chocolate Protein Bars

December 10, 2014

  What's the most addictive nut in the whole world? Well (to me) its pistachios! What a unique flavor, and they're just an overall delicious and addictive nut. They aren't ...

Maple Walnut Cheesecake Protein Bars

December 1, 2014

Hope you're all having a great start to the week! Before I get into this post, I wanted to let you know there's a great GIVEAWAY at the bottom of ...

Nanaimo Protein Bars

November 12, 2014

If you've never heard of nanaimo bars before, I wouldn't be all that surprised. They are a Canadian dessert, that was founded in a city called Nanaimo, which isn't all ...

White Chocolate Cranberry Protein Bars

November 7, 2014

Its November. So that means the pumpkin can move over a little and make room for cranberries. I absolutely love this deliciously tart fruit, and it goes so great in ...

Pumpkin Brownies

October 27, 2014

I'm always looking for new ways to make brownies healthy. I mean, isn't it the best when you can have chocolate and call it healthy? Brilliant, right?  So now that ...

Mummy Energy Balls

October 13, 2014

These fun and festive No-Bake Mummy Energy Balls are perfect for the whole family. I'm not the most crafty, and most of my creations might turn up in the "Pinterst ...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Bars

September 29, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake. Does it get more fall than that? Only what's different about these Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Bars is that there is no cream cheese in them at all! They ...

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with Jamie Eason Natural Peanut Protein

September 23, 2014

If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you might just want to drop everything and make these. They're like a peanut butter ball, made into a bar! They couldn't be ...

No-Bake Chocolate Granola Protein Bars with Jamie’s Whey Isolate

September 8, 2014

You know me, can never have enough protein bar recipes! These No-Bake Chocolate Granola Protein Bars are a great way to use simple ingredients you have on hand. You can ...

Bounty or Mounds Protein Bars

July 7, 2014

Let the coconut craze continue. I was craving coconut yet again, and wanted to come up with a new coconut recipe. Naturally, it had to be quick, and not contain ...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls

June 17, 2014

What's your favorite cookie? Mine is oatmeal raisin. I feel like chocolate chip should be my favorite, as I love chocolate, but when I've been forced to choose between the ...

S’mores Protein Balls

May 27, 2014

As many of you know, we are campers. Well, technically RV'ers. But no matter how you camp, whether you're in a tent or RV, something everyone does is make s'mores. ...

Coconut Bliss Balls

May 13, 2014

Coconut, and more coconut. If you love coconut like I do, you will love these. The best part? They come together very quickly and are great for on the go.  ...

Lemon Cheesecake Protein Bars

April 30, 2014

Fresh lemon cheesecake. Since spring is in the air, I thought lemon would be a great addition to my little cheesecake family. If you've been following the site for a ...

Chocolate Chia Energy Balls

April 25, 2014

Chocolate Chia Energy Balls. Talk about an antioxidant powerhouse! Definitely a great snack coming into spring when we're all getting outside to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor activities.  These ...

No-Bake Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

April 4, 2014

You know I love my protein bars! Its my go-to snack after the gym. There is rarely a day that I don't eat one of the protein bars I have ...

No-Bake Peanut Chocolate Protein Bars

March 10, 2014

I currently have over 20 protein bar recipes on the site. Some are bake, others are no-bake. I never tire of making protein bars, as they are a staple snack ...

Coconut Cheesecake Protein Bars

February 24, 2014

My cheesecake obsession continues. This is my 4th variation of my greek yogurt cheesecake protein bar concoctions. The first was the Cheesecake Protein Bars, second was the Key Lime Cheesecake ...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Protein Bars

February 20, 2014

I think my cheesecake addiction might be getting slightly out of hand. I know a lot of you out there are cheesecake fans, so I hope you aren't minding the ...

Key Lime Cheesecake Protein Bars

February 17, 2014

Since my original recipe for Cheesecake Protein Bars were such a hit, I knew it would be a great idea to do a couple variations on the base recipe.  Anything ...

No-Bake Snickers Protein Bars

February 6, 2014

Ask me what my favorite chocolate bar is. Snickers. There, I said it. What's not to like...rich chocolate, nougat, caramel and salty peanuts. The perfect sweet combination if you ask ...

Cheesecake Protein Bars

January 30, 2014

I've fallen in love with these healthy cheesecake protein bars. I think there's a good chance you will too. How do you get the taste of cheesecake, but no cream ...

No-Bake Maple Pecan Protein Bars

January 27, 2014

Simple, and good. These No-Bake Maple Pecan Protein Bars were requested by a reader. I thought it sounded like a great combo!  If you have 15 minutes, you have time ...

No-Bake Thin Mints Low Carb Cookies

January 17, 2014

Thin Mints. Enough said. I could have just ended it there, but I can't help myself.  In North America, simply mention a "Thin Mints" cookie, beware for the onslaught of ...

Homemade Quest Protein Bars

January 13, 2014

As you may have noticed, I'm a huge fan of protein bars. I eat them daily as I just love them so much. I have many recipes that I love, ...

No Bake Kids Protein Bars

December 24, 2013

Filling a child's protein needs for the day can be a challenge, especially if they're a picky eater. My 5 year old doesn't eat meat, so I'm always looking for ...

No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Chewy Protein Bars

October 11, 2013

A little hint of gingerbread, and a hint of pumpkin spice. Those are the flavors in this protein bar. They are so easy to make, and great to have tucked ...

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

September 17, 2013

I don't know about you, but when fall nears, I start to crave anything, and everything pumpkin. There are so many ways to get your pumpkin fix. * This post ...

No-Bake Chewy “Better Than Store Bought” Protein Bars

February 24, 2013

Simple...and delicious. That's the best way to describe these No-Bake Chewy "Better Than Store Bought" Protein Bars. I gave my husband one for work. That night, he came home and said, ...

Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

February 18, 2013

Quick and easy kid-friendly snacks. That's the name of the game around here. My 4-year old isn't big on animal protein, so I'm always looking to find ways to fit ...

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Protein Bars

February 13, 2013

  Coconut anything? Yes, please! These protein bars are perfect for any coconut-lover. If you like Mounds Bars or basically anything sweet that's coated in chocolate...this is the bar for ...

No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

October 25, 2012

I couldn't complete my run of pumpkin madness recipes without a protein cookie, now could I?  These cookies take no time at all, and are stored in the fridge for ...

No-Bake Lemon Bars

April 17, 2012

I'm a huge fan of lemon bars. They're definitely up there as one of my favorite desserts.  Many of you requested a healthy version, and this definitely fits the bill.  ...

Berry Breakfast Bars

February 7, 2012

These bars are so easy to make and very versatile.  They can be made no-bake (or bake!).  They make a perfect breakfast as they have everything that goes into a ...

Peanut Butter Balls

December 1, 2011

Not your typical peanut butter ball...these are healthy peanut butter balls. These are lower in fat, lower in sugar and are a perfect holiday snack. Peanut butter balls, also known ...

Pumpkin Protein Fudge

October 28, 2011

Ditch the Halloween candy for this sinful (but guilt-free) pumpkin protein fudge!  The best part?  No-cooking required!  It sets in the freezer.  Look how happy Mr. Pumpkin is!  I could ...

Pumpkin Cranberry & Pecan Bars

October 7, 2011

If your only going to try one bar with pumpkin this year, this has got to be it!  These are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!  Since these ...

Healthy Cookie Dough Snack With Protein

August 23, 2011

So really, who doesn't like cookie dough?  I haven't met anyone yet!  I came up with this "individual" serving size recipe when I ran out of protein bars and wanted ...

Trail Mix Protein Granola Bars

July 19, 2011

These are like traditional granola bars, only MUCH healthier and with added protein!  Kids and adults will both love these!  Perfect to have around for camping, hiking and great for ...

Triple Chocolate Protein Brownie Bars

June 14, 2011

Are you a Chocoholic?  If yes, then this is the protein bar for you!!!  This is a delicious, chewy and decadent homemade protein bar, very brownie-like!  The perfect afternoon treat! ...

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (Low Carb)

May 17, 2011

I admit it. Its fun to trick people. Especially when it comes to sneaking in healthy ingredients without them knowing. Yes, I do it, and I'm not ashamed at all, ...

Lemon Meringue Protein Bars

March 30, 2011

These light and lemony protein bars are inspired from Fitness Model Jamie Eason's Recipe.  A friend of mine requested a version without the crystal light lemonaide mix (artificial sweetener).  So ...

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars

November 20, 2010

    I love easy and yummy snacks, and these are definitely that. You can switch up the add ins and make slight modifications to switch it up completely! Above, ...

Like-Larabars

November 15, 2010

This is a really simple, 3 ingredient recipe!  If you've never tried Larabars, you're missing out.  They are so yummy, and come in many different flavors.  They are raw, gluten ...

No-Bake Gingerbread Protein Cookies

November 8, 2010

These aren't your grandmother's cookies (no offense grandma), but these are a delectable treat that also make a great snack! Ready in 15 minutes, these are the perfect snack for ...

Banana Nut Protein Bars

October 28, 2010

These Banana Nut Protein Bars are a quick and easy make-ahead snack option. Perfect if you have leftover bananas and great for the whole family. These bars can be made ...

Pumpkin Protein Bars

October 9, 2010

Well its that time of year and I'm loving everything pumpkin! After some trial and error, I've created a protein bar with my beloved pumpkin and its super yummy.  You can also ...

Black Bean Brownies

October 9, 2010

You'll fool everyone! They'll never guess these have black beans or banana in them! Recipe adapted from the Happy Herbivore Blog. Makes 12 large brownies Ingredients: 1 15oz can of ...

Chocolate PB Lava Protein Brownie

October 9, 2010

Low carb and sooooo yummy. I have one of these virtually every night! Great if you have a sweet tooth! Ingredients 1 scoop Whey Gourmet Peanut Butter Chocolate Whey Protein ...


Sides & Salads

7 DIY Starbucks Protein Boxes

July 6, 2019

If you've ever been to Starbucks you've probably seen the protein boxes in the cooler case. Such a great idea, especially if you're on the go. The selection in them ...

Shrimp Summer Rolls

July 6, 2019

Whether it be at a Vietnamese or Thai restaurant, I always order a summer roll. Light, fresh and I love the peanut sauce its dipped in. Here, I decided to ...

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

March 22, 2019

Spring is finally here! What a brutal winter that was...for everyone across the country! I can't remember the last time we had snow so frequently in Vancouver. Glad its over! ...

Tofu Veggie Bowls with Miso Dressing

April 23, 2018

Miso obsessed over here. This recipe is all about the miso dressing. While the tofu and veggie bowl itself was amazing, the recipe I'm posting below is for the miso ...

Quick 10-Minute Teriyaki Sauce

January 30, 2018

  Sweet, delicious teriyaki sauce. I could smother it on so many things. Over rice, over stir fry, mix it with beef for a beef teriyaki. Definitely a lot of ...

Easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

January 4, 2018

  Hi all! Hope your 2018 is getting off to a great start! I'm sure many of you are getting in the swing with healthier meals after the holidays (me ...

Quinoa Tabbouleh

July 15, 2017

  Hi all! Its been a really really long time since I posted a recipe (gulp, like....seriously guys, its been almost a year!). As with many of you, life has ...

Easy Chickpea Spring Salad with Citrus Dressing

April 4, 2016

Spring is in the air, and this season I'm looking to get more vegetarian and vegan sources of protein. I love having beans incorporated into my lunch meals, so this ...

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

October 9, 2015

I love love cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving dinner, or any turkey dinner simply wouldn't be the same without it. If you haven't made cranberry sauce before and usually go for the ...

Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes

October 5, 2015

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for more easy and yummy vegetable side dishes. I made these parmesan roasted tomatoes to eat with our lean proteins throughout ...

Healthy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

September 16, 2015

Who's ready to take their alfredo sauce to another level?! I know I am! That's why I created this healthy cauliflower alfredo sauce. It has all the same flavors of ...

Spinach Chimichurri

July 16, 2015

Plain grilled meat got ya down? Prepare to have your mind blown! Gone are the days of having BBQ sauce as the only sauce for grilled meat. This Spinach Chimichurri ...

Light Caesar Potato Salad

June 22, 2015

Potato salad is one of my favorite summer side dishes, and you can't beat homemade. I actually really dislike the taste of store-bought potato salad and coleslaw. They taste really ...

Shirataki Vietnamese Salad

June 19, 2015

Nothing says summer like a delicious salad. I love a good salad in any form, and this shirataki vietnamese salad has an ethnic feel to it and different from your ...

Best Ever Light Caesar Dressing

June 11, 2015

I love a good caesar salad, and you can't beat a nice garlicky dressing. I always assumed that you had to make caesar dressing with raw egg yolk and anchovies ...

Quinoa Salad with Peas, Mint and Feta

June 3, 2015

Summer is all about freshness, and that's exactly what this quinoa salad with peas, mint and feta is. Its perfect for a light lunch or side salad. If you have ...

Strawberry Mixed Greens Salad with Chia Balsamic Dressing

May 25, 2015

I love a good salad, and what better way to celebrate the start of summer than this strawberry mixed greens salad with chia balsamic dressing. Sure, the title is a ...

Quinoa Pizza Bites

April 7, 2015

Pizza in any way, shape or form is welcomed by me, and most kids. Anything that reminds me of pizza makes me very happy. That's why I love these quinoa ...

Easy Carrot Soup

November 22, 2014

With just a short list of ingredients, you have a very delicious, and easy, carrot soup. If your grocery stores are like mine, they're stocked with huge bags of carrots, ...

Fall Harvest Salad

November 15, 2014

  I love the hearty flavors of fall. Squash especially. If you've never tried kabocha squash, here's a great recipe to try it in. I called it a fall harvest ...

Chicken Pear Pecan Sandwich with Three Mushroom Soup

November 5, 2014

Warm soup with a sandwich on the side is my kind of fall lunch. Toasted gluten free bread, and mushroom soup that is homemade with no can in sight. Personally, ...

Black Bean Summer Salad

August 12, 2014

Sometimes the best things are created from what you have on hand. This was the case when I made this delicious salad. I wanted to make a quick salad for ...

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

May 20, 2014

Vegetarian doesn't mean boring, and this Roasted Vegetable Quinoa proves it.  There are some bright and fresh flavors in this dish, and its great served warm, room temperature, or cold. ...

Broccoli Slaw Chicken Salad

April 10, 2014

When you're in need of a quick lunch or dinner, packaged veggies can be a huge time saver. I frequently get packaged coleslaw and broccoli slaw to save myself a ...

Broccoli Bars

March 16, 2014

I really do like broccoli. I just don't like always eating it plain. This recipe is great if you're looking for a creative way to get in your greens!  The ...

Thai Curry Chicken Salad

March 7, 2014

Anytime I can make a curry out of anything, I'm all game. Some of you on Facebook requested different variations of chicken salad. I thought this was a great idea ...

Healthy Poutine

December 28, 2013

Fries, gravy & cheese. Can you really go wrong with that? Poutine is indeed a Canadian thing. It was actually founded in Quebec. Traditionally, its french fries, beef gravy and ...

Roasted Garlic & Butter Mushrooms

November 22, 2013

What is the best way to have mushrooms? With butter and garlic, of course! These mushrooms taste amazing, and I could literally have them for a side dish every.single.night. I ...

Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup

November 30, 2012

This recipe was a reader request.  Surprisingly I've never made a broccoli-only soup.  I've never been much of a fan of cream-based soups, as I find them too rich, but ...

Oil Free Balsamic Dressing

October 13, 2012

    This recipe is a slight modification from the Whole Foods Balsamic dressing recipe. It is my absolute favorite at the salad bar. You'd never guess it was oil-free! ...

Green Apple & Cabbage Slaw

September 4, 2012

I love coleslaw.  Cabbage is uber healthy and packed full of fiber and nutrients.  Great way to fill up but without all the extra calories and carbs. Green Apple & ...

Summer Macaroni Salad

July 3, 2012

I love a fresh and light summer salad.  I actually prefer the non-creamy macaroni salads.  I made this for a Canada Day party and it got great reviews.  It makes ...

Creamy Macaroni Salad

June 28, 2012

Macaroni salad. Its a staple side dish for any summer BBQ. A perfect addition to a long weekend party.  It can be made the same day and served at room ...

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

June 12, 2012

Everyone has heard about quinoa by now, but many are stumped with what to do with it.  Its the perfect summer salad grain in my opinion.  So versatile, and light.  ...

Healthy Summer Side Dishes

June 1, 2012

Happy Fun Friday!  Time for another SkinnyScoop list 😉  I'm sure you'll like this with the warm weather coming.  If you're stumped on what to bring or make for your ...

Easy Mayo-less Potato Salad

May 29, 2012

Nothing reminds me more of BBQ's and summer than potato salad.  My mom used to make it with chicken, and we used to take it to picnics and BBQ's.  The ...

Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps

May 10, 2012

I love lettuce wraps, especially in spring or summer. Its a quick and light dinner, and you won't even miss using a traditional bread-style wrap.  There are so many flavor ...

Goji Berry Chickpea Salad

May 8, 2012

Goji berries you ask?  If you've never heard of these little dried fruits, I guess you have now.  They aren't as sweet as raisins, and they have a berry-ish flavor ...

Green Bean & Shallot Salad

March 29, 2012

This is a simple a delicious side dish that I made the other night.  I was inspired by a recipe I came across in Rachael Ray magazine, but modified it ...

Quick 3 Bean Salad

March 27, 2012

You'll love this bean salad!  Its ridiculously easy to make, and you can use whatever beans you have on hand.  Last week, I had posted in the Recipe Club that ...

Guest Post: 5 Favorite Big-Batch Lunch Recipes

March 9, 2012

Hey All!  Since we're living it up in Disneyland right now, Angela from Eat Spin Run Repeat was kind enough to do a guest post!  I just love her blog!  ...

Bandara Salad

February 14, 2012

Greetings all!  Happy Tuesday, and Happy Valentine's Day!  Since our big night out isn't planned until next weekend, tonight we're just having dinner in.  My hubby's favorite meal is meat ...

Roasted Sweet Potato with Parmesan & Rosemary

January 31, 2012

This is the perfect side dish! I make this for a side for everyday dinners, or its great even as a side to a special occasion meal. Leftovers taste great ...

Low Carb Egg Salad Wrap

January 24, 2012

This is a great lunch idea as its only a few ingredients, and simple to put together. Its a low carb way to make egg salad, and its really delicious! ...

Greek Quinoa Salad

January 10, 2012

This recipe kind of happened by accident! One night my husband mentioned that he had a pot-luck at work the next day that he completely forgot about. So I searched ...

Gluten Free Onion Rings

November 10, 2011

Not to toot my own horn, but I (and hubby too) think these onion rings are pretty darn amazing.  Forget fast food onion rings.  These babies are so much healthier ...

Easy Homemade Oven Jerky

October 27, 2011

I like to think that my hubby is a genius for created this.  It's so delicious!  He's not the cook in the family, although I admit, he can make a ...

Asian Chicken Salad

October 17, 2011

  This is an excellent salad I whipped up one evening for dinner.  My husband has been out of town, so salads are a regular thing if I'm eating solo.  ...

Healthy Onion Rings

August 25, 2011

I love Onion Rings (I admit it!)  But most are super greasy, which is yucky and not so good on the waistline!  These are the best alternative!  They aren't gluten ...

Mac & Cheese (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

August 4, 2011

I tend to have tummy issues with gluten and some forms of dairy.  So Mac & Cheese is usually out of the question for me!  I usually don't like using ...

Watermelon & Feta Salad

July 12, 2011

A perfect summertime salad!  Refreshing watermelon paired with basil and feta.  The perfect salty and sweet combo in a salad.  It will be a hit at your next BBQ or ...

Pear, Walnut and Cranberry Coleslaw

June 28, 2011

This is a different variation of typical coleslaw, which is usually just boring mayo and cabbage.  You'll love this fresh tasting and different version that contains pear, cranberries & walnuts! ...

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

June 6, 2011

BBQ's, family gatherings, potlucks.  Who doesn't love baked beans?  I've been wanting to make "from scratch" beans for a while as I hear the taste is amazing compared to any ...

Easy Chicken & Orange Quinoa Salad

May 31, 2011

This is a GREAT summer recipe!  Perfect for your next BBQ.  Its also great to make ahead and have in the fridge for lunch! Watch me demonstrate this recipe on ...

Tasty Roasted Veggies

January 24, 2011

Roasted veggies are a great way to get in your veggies.  In the winter, I'm just not feeling raw veggies.  The easy thing about roasted veggies is that there are ...

5 Minute Sweet n’ Sour Chicken Slaw

January 21, 2011

Pre-cooked chicken is a MUST.  If you're going to prep just 1 thing for the week, this is it.  If you have 5 minutes and a few ingredients, you have ...

Quick & Easy Pad Thai

January 20, 2011

I've said it lots and I'll say it again....I LOVE THAI!!!  I was seeing lots of Pad Thai recipes on blogs lately, so it totally made me crave it!  Here ...

Chicken & Shrimp Salad Rolls

January 5, 2011

I love salad rolls!!!  Order them every time I go to a Vietnamese restaurant! These are much better and loaded with veggies. Although these aren't as "pretty" as the ones ...

Turkey Sausage, Apple & Cranberry Stuffing

November 24, 2010

See the video demonstration of this recipe HERE. Growing up, we never really had real stuffing. Typically, it was the boxed stuffing. While it wasn't the most horrible thing in ...

Brussel Sprouts – 7 Ways

November 24, 2010

Ok, so with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming, I've gathered the best, healthiest and tasting brussel sprout recipes I could find and compiled them here in one place! They also happen ...

Marinated Carrots

November 22, 2010

See the video for this recipe here.  This is a family recipe, made healthier.  My mom used to make it every year for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.  You can make ...

Da Bomb Butternut Squash Fries

October 9, 2010

They are da bomb because for 100 grams of these babies (which is A LOT of fries) 40 calories!!! Who doesn't LOVE that!?! For these you'll need: Butternut squash, peeled ...

Fire In The Hole Yam Fries

October 9, 2010

Spicy baked yam fries.  Soooo good. Nuff said. Cut a whole big yam or sweet potato (leaving skin on) into fry strips.  For seasoning you'll need: Garlic powder Sea salt ...

Apple & Date Quinoa Salad

October 9, 2010

This combo of tart apples, sweet dates & pecans is sure to please! Great pot-luck item! Makes 10 (1/2 cup servings) Ingredients 2 cups uncooked whole grain quinoa 2 granny ...

Moroccan Summer Salad

October 9, 2010

This is a great salad.  Comes together really quickly too, since cous cous is so quick-cooking. Saltiness of the dates, plus the feta cheese = delicious!  If you have the ...

Asparagus, Bacon & Celery Salad

October 9, 2010

You will LOVE this dish.  Great & quick for a BBQ side dish. Who doesn't love bacon?!  Makes 5+ cups!  Done in 15 min. Ingredients 20 spears asparagus, blanched, cut ...

Mediterranean Tuna Medley

October 9, 2010

A great lunch idea for those that don't like tuna!  You can throw this together in literally minutes! Serves 1 Ingredients 1 can light tuna canned in water, drained 1 ...

Thai Noodle Salad

October 6, 2010

I love anything Thai!  This is my great, quick & in-expensive dish to take to pot-lucks, summer BBQ's and gatherings.  See the video for this recipe here! Makes 9, 1 cup servings ...


Smoothies & Protein Shakes

Key Lime Pie Vegan Popsicles

July 14, 2019

Nothing says summer more than popsicles! Growing up, my mom was a popsicle addict and was always making homemade popsicles. So since having the girls, I've always been inspired to ...

Low Cal Margarita

July 6, 2019

You may not know this about me, but I love a good margarita. Salted rim, on the rocks, good tequila. On our recent trip to Mexico, it was my drink ...

Banana Bread Protein Milkshake

September 12, 2015

I love banana bread, and the comforting flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. With fall fast approaching, I'm so excited to get back into baking and all the flavors of autumn. ...

S’mores Protein Shake

July 29, 2015

It might be because we do lots of camping, but I have a serious love for s'mores. With all the trips we've been doing this summer, I've had to limit ...

Cookies & Cream Protein Milkshake

May 5, 2015

I've always been a fan of a rich and delicious milkshake, although having lactose issues I haven't had a traditional milkshake in a really long time. But of course, with ...

Greek Yogurt Frozen Treats

January 23, 2015

We all need some healthier treat ideas in our life right? I know I do. I'm always looking to fix sweet cravings, but without a ton of calories. That's why ...

Happy Tummy Cranberry Smoothie

November 20, 2014

I can't say I'd ever pass up the opportunity to have a happier tummy! Like many of you, I live in a fast-paced, hectic world. Between school drop offs and ...

Copycat Wendy’s Frosty with Jamie’s Whey Isolate

September 17, 2014

You know I have a mission to make healthy things taste like the unhealthy counterpart. That is certainly the case with this copycat Wendy's Frosty with Jamie's whey isolate. I ...

Peaches n’ Cream Popsicles

July 17, 2014

I've really got on the popsicle making bandwagon this year. The girls are just obsessed with them, and want two a day (at least!). What they don't know is I'm ...

18 Calorie Strawberry Mango Pineapple Popsicles

June 11, 2014

Ever since I made these, the girls have been harassing me for them...daily. But, I don't blame them, they really are good, and so simple to make. When making fruit ...

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt {Sugar-Free, Fat-Free}

May 30, 2014

Summer is upon us, and what better way to celebrate summer than a big serving of frozen yogurt. The fabulous thing about this frozen yogurt, is that its sugar-free, gluten-free ...

Strawberries n’ Cream Protein Pudding

January 20, 2013

This is a super quick snack that I recently did, and even though its 4 ingredients, its amazing! Great for a quick breakfast, or an evening snack to beat those ...

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

January 1, 2013

  Rich, sweet hot chocolate. Isn't it the best?  I usually steer clear of regular hot chocolate simply because of the amount of sugar it contains.  Its like drinking a ...

Gingerbread Protein Shake

November 13, 2012

The holidays to me, are an opportunity to make everything taste like my favorite Christmas treats. I love me healthy gingersnaps, but naturally I can't eat cookies all day long. ...

Sugar Free Frozen Lemonade

July 10, 2012

I love anything lemon, so lemonade is included!  Most lemonade is jam packed with sugar, so here's a great alternative that tastes the same as regular lemonade, only without any ...

Sugar Free Slurpees

June 26, 2012

I don't know anyone that hasn't had a slurpee.  I definitely had them often when I was growing up (most of the time, it was in between school and my ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream

June 7, 2012

YES!  Finally, a guilt free ice cream!  You'll LOVE this if you're an ice cream fan.  Its rich, decadent, but yet its low carb, sugar free and super easy to ...

Healthy Mojitos

August 21, 2011

I love mojitos!  So refreshing on a hot summer day!  Try this version to save all the calories!!!  You will notice its a mock-tail (no booze).  You could add 1 ...

Banana Chocolate Smoothie

August 9, 2011

I'm just a week bit obsessed with anything that is chocolate/banana.  I know many of you are as well!  This is the BEST chocolate banana protein shake recipe I've come ...

Pina Colada Protein Shake

July 5, 2011

A taste of the tropics, but its low sugar and has almost 25 grams of protein! Pina Colada Protein Shake Serves 1 1 x 30 gram scoop whey protein in ...

Kid Friendly! Healthy Fudgesicles

April 29, 2011

My 2 year old LOVES these!  I have a hard time with her eating protein (hates meat, beans & cheese) so I need to get creative.  She has no idea ...

Carrot Cake Protein Shake

March 9, 2011

If you love carrot cake like me, you'll love this! You'll Need: 1 scoop vanilla whey protein (31g) 1/4 cup carrot, grated 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of ...

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

January 6, 2011

Pumpkin pie in a glass? Yes, that's what this pumpkin pie protein shake tastes like!  Its so delicious, you have to try it!!  It seriously tastes like PUMPKIN PIE! Even ...

Guilt Free Fudge

December 7, 2010

Ok, so you've probably just seen the holiday fudge recipe.  While it is SO YUMMY, its still a bit higher in calories and sugar.  But this recipe is a guilt ...


Soups & Stews

Vegan Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

July 6, 2019

I love a good curry. Thai, indian or anything in between. Especially when its done in 1-pot like this vegan chickpea cauliflower curry. This dish has more of an Indian ...

Low Carb Sausage and Cabbage Stew (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

March 3, 2019

I'm still having success using my Instant Pot. Meals like these come together very quickly and I love how you can just set it and forget it. The saute option ...

Easy Dairy-Free Clam Chowder – Instant Pot or Stove Top

January 19, 2019

Clam chowder is one of those meals that provide a lot of nostalgia. The first time I remember having really good clam chowder was as a kid in San Francisco ...

Easy Dairy-Free Indian Butter Chicken

January 5, 2019

Happy New Year guys! Been meaning to get this recipe up for a while, and I know some of you have already made it following my recipe highlight on Instagram. ...

Lazy Lasagna Soup

December 16, 2018

This Lazy Lasagna Soup won for meatless Monday! So happy with how this soup came together and it really tasted like lasagna. I decided to try it meatless using Yves ...

Easy Vegetarian Chili

November 27, 2018

You can never go wrong with a good, hearty chili. Especially when its an easy vegetarian chili. I've been making chili for years, and quite honestly, most of the time, ...

Greek Turkey Sausage Stew

May 12, 2018

  I love easy stews. They are perfect for busy weeknights. The flavors in this greek turkey sausage stew are amazing. Mild sausage with onion, green pepper and greens, then ...

Quick Green Pea Soup

April 2, 2018

  One of the easiest soups on the planet has to be green pea soup. I love making it cause its delicious and so easy, especially when you're using frozen ...

African Peanut Tofu Stew

March 5, 2018

  African peanut stew is one of those recipes that I've been seeing on vegetarian blogs for years but have never made it. I've seen a lot of various versions ...

Spicy Turkey Sausage, Chard and Potato Soup

February 28, 2018

  Its still really chilly here in Vancouver, so soups and stews are in full effect. The inspiration for this recipe was the fresh produce I had on hand. I ...

Detox Soup

December 29, 2017

Happy "almost" new year! Not sure about you, but I'm definitely feeling the after holidays bloat! Not loving when I'm feeling gross! My tummy can't handle too many days in ...

Moroccan Stew

December 1, 2017

  I cannot get enough of stews this winter. Probably because its rained 27 out of 30 days in Vancouver. But I'm not going to think about that, and instead, ...

Healthy Turkey Tortilla Soup

January 13, 2016

I love a good bowl of soup, and this really hit the spot. Its mild, while being flavorful with a mexican kick. I made this soup with some leftover turkey ...

Healthy Creamy Turkey Soup

January 2, 2016

Happy New Year! Wow, 2016 already. Excited to see what's in store this year. I hope you all had a great Christmas. I had a great holiday myself and spent ...

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

November 29, 2015

Its official. I'm completely off salads, and soup is taking its place. Its too cold outside, so bring on all the warm foods. Although it never gets much below zero ...

Butternut Squash Chickpea Soup

October 14, 2015

Fall is in full swing here in Vancouver. So, that means soup. Lots of soup. Want a soup that warms you up, is healthy, with no chopping required? Then, my ...

Kale, Turnip and Turkey Sausage Soup

November 27, 2014

  A warming winter meal that's done in under 30 minutes. We all need more of these recipes right? This combination is delicious! I haven't worked with turnip very much, ...

Easy Carrot Soup

November 22, 2014

With just a short list of ingredients, you have a very delicious, and easy, carrot soup. If your grocery stores are like mine, they're stocked with huge bags of carrots, ...

Chicken Pear Pecan Sandwich with Three Mushroom Soup

November 5, 2014

Warm soup with a sandwich on the side is my kind of fall lunch. Toasted gluten free bread, and mushroom soup that is homemade with no can in sight. Personally, ...

20 Minute Pumpkin Soup

October 20, 2013

When you're a pumpkin addict like me, you'll find that you always have extra pumpkin hanging out in the fridge. Especially after you open one of those huge cans. This ...

Greek Style Chili

September 21, 2013

We are chili lovers in this house. Its such a quick and easy meal to come together and I love when I can do everything in one pot. Perfect for ...

Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup

November 30, 2012

This recipe was a reader request.  Surprisingly I've never made a broccoli-only soup.  I've never been much of a fan of cream-based soups, as I find them too rich, but ...

Canned Soup Substitutions

November 3, 2012

Well....no canned soup that is!  Have you ever read the label of a regular canned soup? Especially the "cream-of" soups?  Some not-so-healthy stuff in there!  The problem is, I notice ...

Crock Pot Pineapple & White Bean Chicken

October 10, 2011

I admit it! I love anything with pineapple!  This is a very yummy crock pot meal that the whole family will love!  Not to mention easy!  Throw it all in ...

Crock Pot Greek Chicken

September 26, 2011

Any kind of Greek food is a big hit in our house, but really, can you go wrong with feta cheese, sun-dried tomato, and flavorful chicken?  I think not!  This ...

Easy Chili

August 2, 2011

This is a super easy recipe!  I make it at home, and its also a recipe I make when we go camping!  I only need to bring a couple of ...

Vietnamese “Miracle Noodle” Soup

March 9, 2011

So I've been having fun experimenting with my miracle noodles.  If you've never heard of them before, they are basically clear, calorie free noodles!  Obviously, they aren't as filling as ...

Slow Cooker Thai Style Beef Stew

February 28, 2011

  You may have learned from Episode 1 (Thai Noodle Salad), that we love Thai food.  This recipe is so good and so easy!  Only 5 ingredients into the slow cooker, then ...

Slow Cooker Low Carb Cabbage Roll Stew

November 26, 2010

I came up with this recipe because I LOVE cabbage rolls! Tastes like a cabbage roll in every bite! I also love that its low carb! Makes 6 servings 1 ...

Quick Bean & Sausage Stew

November 13, 2010

Hearty stew in just 15 minutes sounds too good to be true but it isn't!  I tried this one myself, but used lean moose sausage.  It came out really good!  ...

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Kristine Fretwell

I love creating quick, easy, gluten-free, low sugar & higher protein recipes. I'm passionate about helping others be healthy & fit with a busy lifestyle.


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