Instant Pot Hamburger Veggie Soup

June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

I LOVE this recipe! The fact that it only cooks for 4 minutes is a dream come true when it comes to cooking dinner. Granted, the sauteing, warm-up, and pressure release takes the time up [...]

Strawberry Mango Salad (with mango yogurt dressing)

May 10th, 2017|2 Comments

I recently returned from a trip to Utah, where I ate at one of my favorite restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley, Zupas! They have a salad on their menu I ordered a couple of [...]

Instant Pot Perfect Beef Stew

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

We are weekly church go-ers and have been my entire life. Same church, same religion no matter where I've lived...I guess you can say it's a pretty big part of who I am. From a [...]

Creamy Maple Pecan Syrup (dairy free)

April 25th, 2017|2 Comments

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 [...]

Maple Glazed Lentil Apple Loaf

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

  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 [...]

Pineapple Mango Sunshine Smoothie

March 30th, 2017|4 Comments

    This is a perfect smoothie for picky eaters! We love it for breakfast and think it's sweet and refreshing. <3 -LauraPineapple Mango Sunshine Smoothie - This is a perfect smoothie for those picky [...]

Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

  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 [...]

Healthier Chocolate Cake (Best Ever!)

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

  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 [...]

Homemade Whipping Cream

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

  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 [...]

Chocolate Almond Brownie Bites

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

  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 [...]

Cajun Chicken Quinoa

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Traditional Bean Chili

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Everyone needs a good chili recipe, and we must be nothing short of original because we like our chili simple and traditional. And, this recipe comes from a lot of cans which is great for making [...]

No Bake Cookies (with honey)

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Creamy Cherry Pineapple Smoothie

February 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

This smoothie reminds me of a pineapple upside-down cake that has cherries on top. So delicious and so rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants in cherries protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. This is [...]

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

January 19th, 2017|4 Comments

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 [...]

Homemade Creamy Ranch Dressing and Dip

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  If wanting to eat real food as the majority or all of your diet, ditching processed salad dressings and dips can be hard! They are full of ingredients that make us want more and more....ingeniously [...]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

There is so much to love about this recipe. Not only is it total comfort food and perfect when sick, I also love that it is full of bone broth. Have you heard all the [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Black Bean Lentil Soup

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

  The recipe-credit goes to the kind man who brought this soup for a pot luck at my husband's work. Mr. Clark said this soup was too de-lish to not snatch the recipe and he [...]

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

  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 [...]

Real Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

October 21st, 2016|2 Comments

  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 [...]

5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites

October 21st, 2016|2 Comments

  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 [...]

Healthy Apple Cranberry Salad

September 29th, 2016|2 Comments

  Want to get your kids eating more salads? Or heck. Do you?... Include ingredients they LOVE and you'll watch them devour a salad no problem! It took me awhile to figure this out, as [...]

Vegetable Lasagna

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

  Here is our family's version of lasagna that dares to compete with traditional recipes. Traditional recipes are basically a meat, cheese, and noodles meal, while this one includes subtle-flavored vegetables that my kids will [...]

Delightful Peaches ‘N Cream Smoothie

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins

September 2nd, 2016|2 Comments

  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 [...]

Healthy Hawaiian Haystacks

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

One of the most processed food items in the store is cream of chicken soup! And you'll find that most Hawaiian Haystack recipes contain this ingredient. I don't know about you, but my health can't [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

August 18th, 2016|8 Comments

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 [...]

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Banana Blueberry Muffins

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you buying your muffins at the grocery store? And have you ever checked out the ingredient's list? Holy Smokes...the amount of refined sugars, calories, the length of ingredient's list, and processed ingredients always blows [...]

Chickpea Salad Spread

June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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... [...]

Simple Berry Syrup: Refined-Sugar Free

June 28th, 2016|1 Comment

  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 [...]

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

This is a perfect "starter" smoothie. Warming your family up to smoothies can be an adjustment if they've never had anything like them before. Let this be your first to win them over! The recipe [...]

Healthy Sweet Potato Chips

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies: Gluten-Free

June 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever noticed how healthy eaters are perceived by many not-so-healthy eaters as people who only eat salads and boring, flavorless food? If that's you, you've got it all wrong! We enjoy treats like these [...]

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