Creamy Maple Pecan Syrup (dairy free)

April 25th, 2017|

This is our current favorite syrup as a topping to our pancakes and waffles. I've never had anything like it before, and it is DELICIOUS! I promise you'll want to add this to your pancake bar! I also love how simple it is to make! Add all of the ingredients into your blender. Blend it. [...]

Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

March 28th, 2017|

  Like I've said before, I have a weird obsession with anything that has peanut butter in it. Oatmeal is a close second. SO...you can expect to see lots of recipes with it because it's just what we prefer around here. :) We had these for the first time last week, made by the lovely [...]

Healthier Chocolate Cake (Best Ever!)

March 8th, 2017|

  A few weekends ago we had friends over for dessert. I'd been wanting to do a side-by-side comparison: Chocolate cake recipe using highly processed ingredients VS. Same chocolate cake recipe but with unrefined versions of the same ingredients. I decided this was the perfect opportunity! For the first cake, I followed the recipe exactly. [...]

Healthier Chocolate Cake Recipe (Best Ever!!!)

March 8th, 2017|

  Are you as serious about having a delicious chocolate cake recipe as I am? If so, keep reading... Homemade chocolate cake is our family's go-to birthday cake and we all look forward to it! I have been so excited to share this healthier recipe with you! EEEK! The struggle I've had with my traditional chocolate [...]

Homemade Whipping Cream

March 8th, 2017|

  Why didn't I know about homemade whipping cream until I was an adult?! There is a night and day difference from store-bought whipping cream and homemade! It tastes so much better and has better ingredients than the highly processed containers or bottles you can buy at the store. Though it takes about 5 minutes [...]

Chocolate Almond Brownie Bites

February 15th, 2017|

  For Valentine's Day, I made my daughter a plate full of treats for her class party, since she is unable to eat the processed party food provided. Because she is currently on a special diet to restore her gut health, the desserts made needed to be dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and delicious, of course. I [...]

No Bake Cookies (with honey)

February 2nd, 2017|

I grew up in a home that had no bake cookies a couple of times a month! So, as you can imagine, I crave that flavor periodically and it totally brings me back. This is quite a sweet dessert and isn't for everyone, but was something I didn't want to give up. Because you know [...]

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

January 19th, 2017|

Back in the day, when I first started learning about eating healthy for the sake of my daughter Katie's health, I had omitted milkshakes. For years! Gahhh! Then, one day it dawned on me how my kids were growing up not knowing what a milkshake was. What kind of mother was I?! :) Milkshakes were a [...]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

December 20th, 2016|

While this isn't the most nutritious meal, I want to point out, there is a big difference between refined, highly processed pancakes and pancakes made with whole grain real ingredients. When we eat food made with whole-real food ingredients, we are giving our body the nutrients, vitamins, and fiber that it needs to work and [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 14th, 2016|

Everyone needs a homemade hot chocolate recipe because the store-bought powder and syrup is all-out junk. For the longest time we just didn't make hot chocolate or chocolate milk because I really didn't like the store-bought stuff. Maybe you've felt the same...Now you can make your own and stop buying the processed food items for this. Yay! [...]

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

October 21st, 2016|

  If you're ever struggling to get your kids to eat real food desserts that aren't highly processed, popsicles are a great place to start! All you have to say is, "Do you want to make popsicles?" and you can see the wheels turning in their head. As if, you'd just read their mind because they've [...]

Real Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

October 21st, 2016|

  Nothing feels like Fall more than eating apples, pumpkin, and cinnamon. One of our favorite ways to make ice cream is by blending up frozen bananas with mix-ins and added toppings. The first time I ever made this was in my Yonana's Ice Cream Maker. It did an outstanding job, but other appliances will [...]

5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites

October 21st, 2016|

  In a previous life of mine, I would eat loads of raw cookie dough. Definitely, not something to be proud of. I am a recovered cookie dough addict and would much rather have something made with real food ingredients because of the way it makes me feel. And that's when we discovered 5 Minute [...]

Delightful Peaches ‘N Cream Smoothie

September 21st, 2016|

Lately, it has felt like we have overdone the same old smoothies. While they taste great, our taste buds are ready for a change! This delightful Peaches 'N Cream Smoothie hit the spot for us this morning. I will share the ones we love as we discover new great flavors! Let's discuss smoothies for a [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

August 18th, 2016|

Need a real-food dessert to bring to a party? These are ALWAYS a hit at parties because because they are just THAT GOOD! They're a staple dessert in our home and both of my older kids can make them all by themselves because it's a no-bake, no fuss (I didn't say no mess ;) ) recipe. This [...]