Chocolate Almond Brownie Bites

2019-05-05T22:43:52-06:00January 10th, 2019|

[recipe] These are not a new dessert for our family. In fact, they've been a family favorite for a few years now and all 4 kids squeal when they find out I'm making them. Love that! So, I'd like the share this delicious recipe with you, as long as you agree to over-indulge because they [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate

2018-12-19T23:00:40-06:00December 14th, 2018|

[recipe] Everyone needs a homemade hot chocolate recipe because the store-bought powder and syrup is super processed, full of additives and unnecessary ingredients. 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 [...]

Creamy Maple Pecan Syrup (dairy free)

2018-09-21T09:46:48-06:00April 25th, 2017|

[recipe]   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. [...]

Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

2018-09-21T09:44:58-06:00March 28th, 2017|

[recipe] 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 by daughter, [...]

Healthier Chocolate Cake (Best Ever!)

2018-10-05T15:18:20-06:00March 8th, 2017|

[recipe] 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  ingredients. I decided this was the perfect opportunity! For the first cake, I followed the recipe exactly. For the second cake [...]

Homemade Whipping Cream

2018-09-21T09:34:39-06:00March 8th, 2017|

[recipe]   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 [...]

No Bake Cookies (with honey)

2018-09-20T18:46:23-06:00February 2nd, 2017|

[recipe] 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 [...]

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

2018-09-20T21:20:20-06:00January 19th, 2017|

[recipe] 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 [...]

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

2018-09-20T21:35:01-06:00December 20th, 2016|

[recipe] 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 [...]

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

2018-09-20T22:05:08-06:00October 21st, 2016|

[recipe] 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 [...]

5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites

2019-05-04T15:11:02-06:00October 21st, 2016|

[recipe] 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 what makes 5 Minute Cookie Dough Bites so awesome. You don't have to like cashews to enjoy this recipe. But, you do have to love cookie [...]

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

2018-09-20T22:18:14-06:00September 21st, 2016|

[recipe]   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 [...]

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites

2018-09-20T22:23:43-06:00August 18th, 2016|

[recipe] 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. [...]

Banana Blueberry Muffins

2018-09-20T22:28:23-06:00June 30th, 2016|

[recipe] 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 my mind. I get it....they use them because they're cheap ingredients, keeps the consumer coming back for more, and [...]

Simple Berry Syrup: Refined-Sugar Free

2018-09-20T22:28:30-06:00June 28th, 2016|

[recipe] 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, [...]