Carrot Apple Muffins

July 25, 2017

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to go to the local farmers market in town. 

This past week amongst a bunch of other delicious treats, I bought fresh carrots. My  normal routine is to roast them with a touch of butter, but this week I wanted to shake things up and decided to make carrot apple muffins.

They were amazing!  Perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness.  I added crushed walnuts and raisins for added depth, and used a paleo flour mix to keep them gluten free. (You can make them dairy free, too, by substituting the butter with coconut oil.)  

But best of all?  They are healthy AND got an A+ from the kiddos!  They have been having them for breakfast all week (I made some without nuts since they are allergic) and it feels great knowing they are starting their days eating food prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Continue reading

Two New Trader Joe’s Finds

June 6, 2017

My love for Trader Joe’s continues to deepen over time.  Just when I think they’ve created it all, they come out with more delicious, healthy food options that are beyond simple to prepare.

Check out my new finds below.  I give them both 2 thumbs up!  Why?  Because they meet my 3 criteria for healthy eating done right: nutritious, simple to prepare, and delicious! Continue reading

Benefits of Maca

May 16, 2017

As you probably know by now, I am all about HEALTHY & EASY.  Both are key.  So if something is healthy to eat, but takes too much time to prepare, it just ain’t happening.

So today I’m excited to share something I recently discovered that instantly increases my daily nutrient intake, and takes about 10 seconds to prepare! Continue reading

Roasted Tomato & Chickpea Soup

May 9, 2017

Dear Spring,

A few days ago I was watching my son play lacrosse.  IN A DOWN JACKET.  I mean, c’mon already!! Spring, what the heck are you doing?  You tease us in April with 75 degree days and then mess with our heads by producing 55 degree days in May?  REALLY?  Can’t you just do what you are supposed to do??

Sincerely,

Someone who already put all of the winter jackets in the downstairs storage closet.

OK, enough of my ranting.  Yesterday, after my husband had to begrudgingly put the heat back on (Is it really true that it is bad to switch back and forth from heat to air conditioning?), I decided to embrace these last few nippy days of the season.  How, you ask? Continue reading