How to Cook Beans in the Instant Pot (No Soaking Required!)

April 30th, 2017|

  We have been eating more and more beans in our diet over the last few years, and it is taking a toll on our grocery bill buying them canned! They are at least $1/can for 15 oz (roughly under 2 cups)! This adds up quickly. After getting an Instant Pot for Christmas in 2016, I've [...]

Maple Glazed Lentil Apple Loaf

March 31st, 2017|

  This lentil loaf is packed with nutrients!  I am not one who looks at my protein closely, but this is a great protein packed dish that doesn't include meat. Yay! Enjoy! -Laura This recipe is adapted from the lovely OhSheGlows. I switched out a few ingredients so its quicker to make!Maple Glazed Lentil Apple [...]

Cajun Chicken Quinoa

February 6th, 2017|

This recipe was the first time I'd ever used creole seasoning and I fell in love with it. The beans are a perfect compliment to the quinoa and are very filling! Let me know how you like it in the comments below! <3 -Laura     Recipe inspired by Trim Healthy MamaCajun Chicken Quinoa - [...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins

September 2nd, 2016|

  These Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins are moist, delicious, and made with real food ingredients. And let me tell you...I think my kids have had them every day after school this week. :O Three tips for this recipe: 1.) Shred up the zucchini in a food processor so the kids won't be weirded out by having a [...]

Healthy Snack: Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

August 18th, 2016|

Do you ever have a sweet and salty craving? I’ll raise my hand first to say, I do!  I know I’m not alone in this and the food industry utilizes this to their advantage, which is why there are so many processed sweet and salty snacks in our grocery stores! To satisfy this craving, most people [...]

Chickpea Salad Spread

June 28th, 2016|

This is a really great spread that my girls and I love. We have enjoyed this spread on bread and crackers. My favorite crackers I buy at Costco. You can find the exact ones in my... Costco Cheat Sheet where there is listed more than 100 healthy food items for your family and their prices. :) [...]

Simple Berry Syrup: Refined-Sugar Free

June 28th, 2016|

  Any other breakfast-for-dinner families out there? Moms and dads, I know you hear me, because let's be honest...it's a meal the whole family usually loves and dissolves the picky-eater problem. When trying to eat real food, breakfast can be a hurdle to jump. Our culture is centered around processed, sugary breakfasts cereals, granola bars, pop tarts, [...]

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

June 27th, 2016|

Do you ever have a sweet and salty craving? I’ll raise my hand first to say, “I do!” and I know I’m not alone in this. The food industry utilizes this to their advantage, which is why there are so many processed sweet and salty snacks in our grocery stores! To satisfy this craving, most [...]