Instant Pot Hamburger Veggie Soup

2018-01-17T14:47:14+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

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 to about 20 minutes. But, still is a super fast dinner and makes my life easier. There are lots of [...]

Healthier Chocolate Cake (Best Ever!)

2017-03-28T14:52:49+00:00 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!!!)

2018-01-17T14:47:20+00:00 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 [...]

Chocolate Almond Brownie Bites

2018-01-17T14:47:22+00:00 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 [...]

Cajun Chicken Quinoa

2018-01-17T14:47:23+00:00 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 - [...]

Traditional Bean Chili

2018-01-17T14:47:24+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

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 quick dinner prep or taking to a Super Bowl party. A couple of things I'd like to share about the [...]

No Bake Cookies (with honey)

2017-02-02T17:24:50+00:00 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 [...]

Creamy Cherry Pineapple Smoothie

2018-01-17T14:47:25+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|

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 beneficial in keeping our skin looking youthful and helps prevent wrinkles, UV skin damage, and helps to repair the skin's [...]

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

2017-02-01T10:51:16+00:00 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 [...]

5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites

2018-01-17T14:47:31+00:00 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 [...]