Mushroom & Pecan Quinoa Stuffing

Mushroom Pecan Quinoa Stuffing

Just in time for Thanksgiving! If you’re vegan, gluten-free or trying to eat a little healthier, than this is the stuffing for you. I love stuffing just as much as the next person (is there anyone that doesn’t?) and this lighter version without bread won’t make you miss the traditional recipes. The combination of mushrooms, […]

Spinach Tortellini in Broth

Spinach & Cheese Tortellini in broth

The boys and I just got back from a weekend jaunt to South Florida to celebrate my Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary! Beautiful weather and a lovely celebration with lots of laughs made it hard to come back to chilly Connecticut. Most importantly, our fridge was looking pretty empty. Tired, with little time on my lunch […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Peas

Butternut squash & pea pasta

Roasted butternut squash is sweet and delicious and gets slightly caramelized in a hot oven. It is technically a fruit because it has seeds and makes a great addition to any dish because it’s heart friendly and promotes strong bones. Tossed with peas, spinach and garlic over quinoa pasta, with greek yogurt and sage is rich in flavor […]

Egg and Cheese with Crispy Spinach on Ezikiel

Egg and Cheese with Crispy Spinach

Egg and cheese sandwiches get a bad rap but with some tweaking you can enjoy this inexpensive and quick breakfast without the guilt or pending food coma. By swapping a hard roll for  flax seed ezikiel bread and adding spinach, you’re saving about 100 calories, half the carbs and upping the protein, vitamins and fiber. It’s deliciously […]

Hot Apple-Carrot Cider

Apple Carrot Cider

Apple cider is delicious and screams Fall but it’s loaded with sugar simply because it takes a significant number of apples to make a mug full. This recipe offers a little less sugar and ups the vitamins by adding carrot juice. And who can resist that gorgeous color! Warm this up on the stove and stir […]

Detox Green Soup

Detox Soup

 I’m sharing Gluten Free Goddess’ recipe for Broccoli Spinach & Ginger Soup because it’s ridiculously good, and a great way to add a whole lot of greens to your diet at once. The list of ingredients scream detox and I swear I felt better mid lunch. If you over indulged recently or feel a cold coming on, […]

Potato Leek & Cauliflower Soup

Potato leek & cauliflower soup

Potato leek soup has long been a favorite of mine. It’s creamy. Smooth. Delicious. Pure comfort during the colder months. I’ve lightened the classic French vichyssoise (vish-e-swa) by swapping half of the potatoes for cauliflower and eliminating the dairy. Perfect for a vegan diet. In doing so, it nearly cuts the calories in half and adds nutrition without […]

Zucchini Noodles Arrabbiata

zucchini noodles

Zucchini noodles are super popular right now because swapping a carb-heavy bowl of pasta for zoodles (not sure how I feel about their name?) saves at least 200 calories, and adds nutrition. Bonus, you could eat them raw! It’s seriously a no starch “pasta” dish, so delicious, it feels like Sunday dinner at Grandma’s. I’ve always […]

The Neti Pot to Prevent & Relieve Allergies Naturally

neti pot

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the neti pot to clear nasal passages, maybe have seen a demo video. Those usually get lots of laughs or grossed out faces. The process is called nasal irrigation and has been used for centuries. Since allergy season is upon us and I am starting a wellness page on […]

Easy Vegetarian Lentil Soup

lentil soup

This hearty lentil soup is filled with veggies and makes enough to keep you warm and cozy for weeks! It’s a favorite in our house. When my son was first eating solids I would take a few ladles and blend it so that he could enjoy it too and get used to the flavors of […]

Broccoli, Cheese & Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Skinny Stuffed Sweet Potato

This is the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s quick, easy and most importantly healthy! I use the microwave to bake the potatoes to save time. Then top each half with broccoli, a spicy yogurt sauce with a hint of citrus, melted cheese because who wants a stuffed potato without it, finished with roasted walnuts and green […]

Healthy Labor Day Recipes

healthy labor day dishes

Impress your guests or host this Labor Day with these simple recipes. They are so tasty they’ll never realize it’s good for them. Charred Corn with Spicy Cotija Cheese – Take advantage of the sweet summer corn and toss it on the grill to get the perfect char. Topped with a little Cotija cheese mix with a […]

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

Grilled corn avocado salad

This is the perfect summer salad when you want something light yet satisfying. Corn is so sweet and delicious in season it’s a sin not to take advantage. The combination of the creamy avocado and grilled corn with the punch of lemon is as magnificent a bite of salad could be.  I think parmesan cheese can […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tomato cucumber red onion salad

This simple, healthy garden salad is light and refreshing. It’s perfect for the summer for that reason and also because it takes less than ten minutes. It stores nicely in the fridge for days and even tastes better after it soaks up all the vinegary dressing. I love apple cider vinegar, it brings a raw […]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

apple cinnamon oatmeal

In under ten minutes you can make this creamy, healthy oatmeal that your kids will love, without the added sugar and lengthy shelf life that come with prepackaged oatmeal. It’s easy to prepare ahead of time for breakfast during the week. The combination of warm apple sauce, cinnamon and vanilla are the perfect flavor combo and a […]