We took retro deviled eggs up a notch and added a little heat! Perfect for an appetizer at a large gathering, a quick breakfast, a side with your lunch, or a light snack.
We took retro deviled eggs up a notch and added a little heat! Perfect for an appetizer at a large gathering, a quick breakfast, a side with your lunch, or a light snack.
This strongly flavored pesto is a delicious accompaniment to your appetizer spread. Serve with your favorite gluten-free crackers or grain-free treats.
Comforting and packed with flavor, nothing beats a thick and delicious broccoli soup.
You will have a lot of fun making these with the kiddos. They have a fun little surprise inside!
This is just about all the best ingredients stuffed into giant mushrooms! I love these as a side vegetable option, but they also make a great topping for burgers or even steak.
If you are entertaining a crowd and have some grain-free crackers kicking about, this warm, cheesy dip will make your party shine!
How cute are these? Using the simplest of ingredients, these little strawberry Santa Hats will delight kids and adults alike!
This is an easy and fun cookie recipe that your little ones can help with. Plus, they are so delicious and perfect for a light snack or dessert.
Utterly decadent and moreish, this chunky soup is packed with all the flavors we have come to love in a cheeseburger!
This incredible ‘jam’ is delicious and just perfect served with gluten-free crackers and extra-strong cheese.
These spicy, grain-free stuffed cabbage rolls are a hearty, filling, and very satisfying meal that will feed four people at two cabbage rolls per person.
This batch of dip is incredibly rich – and just perfect when scooped up with your favorite gluten-free chips or crackers.
A satisfying meal in 40 minutes! Each helping is very generous and packed with flavor.
Just in time when frazzled parents need a wind-down after a long day! Refreshing, sweet, and tangy!
Nut-free and grain-free – you will never miss oats or any other porridge after trying this “n’oatmeal.” This breakfast is packed with fiber and goodness.
So simple and tasty, this meatloaf is a new take on an old classic that the whole family will enjoy.
These egg bites are so easy and quick to make and perfect for a quick breakfast, lunch or snack. If you want a healthier version of Starbuck’s egg bites, then you’ll love this recipe.
When you need a quick appetizer to entertain guests or just a simple afternoon snack for the kids, you’ll love this creamy, low carb ham and cheese ball spread.
A delicious quick and easy meal for a simple weekday dinner when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.
You’ll love this creamy, delicious gluten-free mushroom sherry sauce to use in recipes or pour on top of your breakfast casserole, omelet, gluten-free biscuits, or any other favorite dish.
This recipe will suitably serve 4 people as a side salad option, but you can easily double up the ingredients to make a larger batch for a garden BBQ party this summer.
This is a great way to enjoy fried shrimp and chicken pieces without worrying about gluten. I promise you won’t even notice the difference!
A super yummy dip you can serve alongside gluten-free crackers or fresh veggies.
For those of you that love a Bloody Mary, you will love this twist where tequila is used in place of vodka.
his is a creamy, buttery, sweet frosting that you can use on cupcakes or cakes. You could even play around with different flavors in place of the vanilla used here.
A quick and easy way to enjoy plump prawns, especially if you’re living the low carb lifestyle. A delicious citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with guacamole!
Spicy … zingy … crunchy. I don’t think anyone asks much more from a snack! I have set out a basic guideline for flavors in
This is a twist on the classic “veggies-cooked-in-a-white-sauce”, but I have changed things up a bit using the less-celebrated Brussels sprouts – and (more importantly)
This is a great side dish, packed with flavor, and great for those on a low carb, high fat diet — aka keto. The orange
A deliciously different salad dressing, boasting fresh, sweet flavors. Perfect served over a salad featuring a salty cheese (or even crumbled blue cheese). In this
This dish is traditionally baked in the oven, low-and-slow and you would need to get the right cut of meat for that (top round steaks),
These little roll-ups will be a hit with the kids! They are very rich and packed with flavor, so you could stretch this to serve
These fat bombs are super tasty – even the kids will love them. I used a combination of ingredients you likely already have available in
A lovely, hearty, and warm breakfast – and it’s chocolatey too! One of my favorite foods when I was a kid! This bowl of grain-free
Once you get the hang of making sugar-free meringues, you can have a lot of fun piping different shapes. Here I made little snowmen which
A satisfying meal in 40 minutes! This lovely, spicy dish flavored with cumin and cayenne pepper – you will love this version of chili using
A delicious quick and easy lunch or side salad that you can throw together in less than 10 minutes.
This is a lovely, colorful side dish that is just perfect for Christmas. Such an easy recipe to make during the holiday season.
A simple, hearty soup using the humblest of ingredients. This is perfect for winter months when you need a soup on the table in less
If you are from Minnesota, then you know how much we LOVE our fried cheese curds! These are one indulgence that I always allow at
Gluten-free flour is used for these lovely, rich rolls made with deli ham and Gruyere cheese. Gluten-free flours are generally a combination of rice flour
A hearty and very filling Spaetzle – made using gluten-free flour and boasting a subtle nutmeg flavor. I am mostly German, so this food is
I hope you like my attempt at Popovers, which seem more like delicious, chewy muffins. The consistency is perfect – and the flavor is glorious!
A silky, creamy chocolate French Silk Pie that will make eight people deliriously happy! The base is made from almond flour and the filling is
This is a great homemade chili sauce where the heat can be adjusted according to your preference. This is easily done by simply choosing to
Shirataki noodles are fantastic because it means you can still enjoy your favorite keto-friendly pasta sauces, without eating gluten-filled pasta! Be sure to rinse shirataki
This is a delicious, sugar-free chocolate ice cream. I used an 85% dark chocolate and the mixture only needed a small amount of sweetener to
Delicious eaten warm, these little grain-free, gluten-free cinnamon roll puffballs have been made using a dough made from cheese! Perfect for 4 people to enjoy as a
Grain-free and sugar-free, this amazing, high-fiber and low carb carrot cake will be a well-deserved treat you can enjoy pretty much guilt-free. CLICK HERE to
Quick and easy homemade lemon garlic aioli, with a great flavor of acidic lemon. My recipe below shows makes a small batch, approx. 1 tub
Summer is here, and I am so excited to share this cocktail which is super-sweet and packed with fiber. The version below is ‘virgin,’ but
Simply delicious, these nacho kale crisps will be great to share with a loved one while watching the game on Sunday – but truth be
Delicious sweet potato fries that we have tossed in a little seasoned corn flour before baking. Do not peel the sweet potatoes, the skin crisps
Delicious keto waffles using organic coconut flour and my favorite: Swerve confectioner’s sugar. I enjoyed mine warm with a dusting of extra sweetener and topped
Lip-smacking and delicious, this cauliflower pizza is hiding so much fiber in its crust (which is made from cauliflower), your family will never know of your sneaky replacement.
Breakfast is always tricky with kids for a variety of reasons: time constraints, crabby kids in the early morning, and picky eaters. Throw food restrictions
Keto English Muffins in two minutes! And if we are going to do it just like our friends across the pond, we may as well
Delicious low-carb, gluten-free breaded fish, that does not take long to whip up at all. These can be enjoyed with your favorite side dishes for
Deep, earthy flavors in this winning mid-week jerk chicken recipe. I love this spicy mix on drumsticks, but you can use any chicken cut you
My cauliflower mac and cheese recipe is a great recipe where we have made a gluten-free Cauliflower Bake a little more substantial by adding in
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We wanted to make gluten-free crab rangoon without using the traditional spring roll wrappers, so Vietnamese rice paper came to mind. These are not essentially
A delicious salad with flavors inspired from the East. Low carb and packed with flavor. Adjust the amount of chili to your liking or leave
This post is written by my loving husband… the hunter. He has been hunting with his family his entire life. Take it away, Luke…
Christmas is the most magical time of year! With it comes so many wonderful memories and traditions. One of my favorites is all of the
Chia seed pudding is super easy to make and I have been experimenting with different flavor variations. My kids went crazy over the Sugar-Free Lemon Cheesecake
Since there is no sugar in these low-carb chocolate chip cookies, you will get a spongier texture, rather than a crunchy cookie. But, with the
A delicious gluten-free sausage gravy starts with a well-made, homemade broth. Source raw beef bones from your local butcher and take a little time to
A deeply satisfying, quick and easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry, which takes no time at all to throw together. The sauce can be made
Here in Minnesota, we love little casserole pots as they can turn a typical casserole dinner into a slightly more fancy affair (you could also
Homemade Chili is a staple food here in Minnesota because we get us some COLD winters. I love them! You know why? Here’s why: sweaters,
Missing bread while on the keto diet? Make this simple garlic cheddar keto cloud bread that you can use for sandwiches or use as a side with soups, stews, and other dishes.
These Instant Pot Stroganoff Meatballs are not only moist and delicious, with a creamy sauce loaded with mushrooms, but they are also super easy to make!
Words fail us at just how delicious this Low Carb Key Lime Pie is. An ideal low-carb dessert option. It has the refreshing taste of lime,
Growing up, I remember being fascinated with tomatillos and their delicate paper jacket. As fun as they were to pick and to peel, I never
We took our kids on a Disney cruise and one of my FAVORITE parts were the fresh Pina Coladas that they offered up to the
This vegetarian pizza recipe is so easy to make and very versatile. Add your favorite toppings and make it your own. It’s also a great recipe to involve the kids so they can make their own pizza.
Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue, and whipped double cream. First mentioned in print in 1893,
Make these ahead of time and then you’ll have delicious pickled jalapeños for nachos, burritos, and all your Mexican and spicy dishes.
I have done my fair share of canning, both helping my family and trying it on my own. It can be a lot of work
Summertime means popsicles! But not just any old popsicles: healthy popsicles!! If you check the labels from the standard pops from the store, you will
Pancakes are a wonderful way to pack in nutrition, believe it or not. Do not settle for the box mixes that are just full of
This heavenly Keto Lemon Cheesecake can be enjoyed guilt-free. Be sure to source confectioner’s sweetener (I used SWERVE® for this recipe and will never look
Pregnant with my third child, all I could think about was homemade vanilla pudding! It still continues to be on my mind, so I decided
I grew up eating as many meals as I could while sitting on my Grandpa’s lap. He always had the best food on his plate.
This crowd-pleasing, one-pot dish is packed with goodness, color, flavor, and it’s completely vegan! Borrowing flavors from a traditional chili con carne, we simply cooked a rainbow of high-fiber veggies along with the red kidney beans and pureed tomatoes.
Here in Minnesota, we love to bake casseroles, hot dishes, and egg bakes! You can out just about any meal in a large baking pan
Coming up with easy recipes that my kids love is one of my most favorite kitchen accomplishments! Not only are these super easy to make,
If you love curry as much as I do, you’ll love this recipe. And it’s extra nourishing because it’s made with bone broth. Make a big batch and freeze it for later.
Another great guest post from Lisa over at www.thygoodness.com. She is another real foodie blogger who comes up with some seriously amazing recipes. I am so
I must preface this recipe with telling you that this is not a health food, this is a sweet treat that I came up with
This awesome recipe is a guest post from another wonderful real foodie blogger, Lisa from www.thygoodness.com. She offered me up some of her recipes to publish
These delicious low carb keto tortillas are so easy to make and come in under 0.70 grams of sugar carbs per tortilla.
Back in high school, my friend Alisha’s mom made THE BEST lemon bars on the planet! Completely binge-worthy! She would lure me over to her
Potato pierogies are a classic Polish comfort food dish. You can make these “dumplings” with your favorite filling, but I prefer potato. You can serve them as a side dish or make a large batch for an entree.
I grew up eating Lefse, it’s a family tradition. But I came up with a grain-free version for my family. All you need is 5 ingredients and a lefse kit to make this delicious flatbread.
Recipe creation can be tricky, but this Nutty Grain-Free Granola Clusters recipe has been a big hit! Bonus: it lasts for two weeks in an airtight container, and you can make a double batch and freeze half!
We have been gluten-free for years but recently began experimenting with einkorn and fermenting it using the traditional sourdough method. Now I am making homemade
This side dish is not only delicious, but it’s also super easy to throw together as a weeknight meal. We have it in our regular weekly rotation, even my kids love it!
These delicious gluten-free chocolate brownies will be a crowd-pleaser – especially with the kids! Rich, moist and decadent, it is not only quick to put
If you have read any of the other recipes on my website, then you will know that we have been gluten-free for a while now.
Thailand’s most famous soup, I consider this the king of all Thai soups. One great thing about tom yum soup is its simplicity. From start to finish you can easily have this ready in about 20 minutes.
After the creation of our meringue apple pie, my kids have been obsessed with the thought of meringue anything. This week, I was making up
Is there really anything better than a delicious, flavorful, creamy soup? Ever since I purchased our Instant Pot a few years back, it has been cooking
Ever the healthy food recipe hacker, of course, I needed to figure out a healthy brownie. Because: duh, brownies! Getting kids to eat healthily is
Pumpkin pie cake is a great way to get the kids to eat more veggies, but these pumpkin mug cakes will appeal equally to adults.
The saying goes: “As American as apple pie”…and this is true, but today we are going to be making a Polish version of this American
This is such an easy recipe to make a light meal, either for lunch or dinner. You’ll love all the delicious veggies and Asian flavors.
Dairy is a funny thing. Some love it, some are tortured internally by it. This is why I love to come up with recipes of
I first tried lavender ice cream at the Young Living lavender farms in Mona, Utah. It was nothing short of amazing! Cold, refreshing, and calming.
Strawberries are so delicious that I could eat them by the crate full. But, then you end up with five crates full at prime strawberry
Sea bream is considered a sport fish and some of the best of any white-meat fish. It also contains lots of healthy vitamins and minerals. Get this healthy dish ready in just 30 minutes for a quick weeknight meal.
These highly nutritious, fiber-rich lentil recipes are as tasty as they are pretty – and will tick all the boxes for your meat-free-Mondays. Lentil recipes have many health benefits such as lower cholesterol, improved heart health, and insoluble dietary fiber that leads to improved digestive health.
Growing up, my dad would make his famous burritos almost every weekend. We would have contests to see who could eat the most! They were
When I became a mom, I was also assigned the superpower of hiding food in food. What do I mean by that? I disguise healthy
I grew up loving the rich buttery custard that my grandma used to make. I remember how great it smelled when you dug your spoon
“Fat Bombs” just sound disgusting. I imagine a little, round ball of yucky body fat exploding when I hear the name. But, I finally got
You can use this bread for sandwiches. You can also break it up into smaller chunks to use as crackers. You can even crumble them on top of salads and in soups. Such an amazing savory flavor!
This super flavorful recipe can be topped with almost anything, and it’s great for households with a variety of palates.
Getting the Instant Pot on a Black Friday sale was a total game-changer for us! As much as I love to cook, the more kids
We went grain-free years ago, and felt amazing without them! But, memories of the warm oatmeal and cream of wheat that I ate as a
Hellllooooo comfort food! I have a confession to make, I used to eat an entire box of mac and cheese after soccer practice every day
If you have followed my blog for a little while, then you know I like recipes that taste goooood, and are also healthy! It is
This recipe was created after I went to make the recipe I told my kids about the night before, only to find out that I
If you’re like me and don’t really like the taste of venison, then you need to try this recipe and it will change your mind!
So, if you have been a follower of the Paleo community, then you have probably heard of “fat bombs.” The first time I heard the
You’ll love this healthy, creamy seafood chowder. It’s sooooo good! Go ahead, make a double batch and fill the freezer.
Doing a sugar detox is hard! If you have ever done a sugar detox, then you know the first 3-5 days are pretty challenging. Like
When I was a kid I got rewarded for good grades with a meal of my choice. When I got A’s, we went to the
This salad is so addicting that you may eat the entire batch before you can serve it! No joke! It’s sweet, tangy, and filling.
I can still smell these dumplings cooking in my Grandma’s kitchen. We come from a German background, so many of the meals I remember my
I grew up eating Jell-O Pudding Snacks. I thought they were delicious! Well, maybe that’s not completely true. I convinced myself they were delicious because
Okay, I’m coming clean here: I don’t enjoy eating fish. My family might just disown me right here and right now. My uncle hosts a
I am pretty sure that Minnesota invented the word “potluck” because we love us some potlucks, especially in the summer! After our winter hibernation, we
Bone broth might not sound very appetizing, but it is oh, so healthy for the whole family! Bone broth provides minerals, amino acids and vitamins
Motherhood changes things a little bit. Especially breakfast. Gone are the days of poached eggs and homemade hollandaise as I leisurely check my email at
Ah, granola, such a delicious treat that typically centers around “healthy whole grains.” Well, we only eat a few, if any, grains at all. How
Have you heard the legend of the Nieman Marcus Cookie Recipe? It’s a good one! Apparently, as the story goes, a woman was eating lunch
Ah, biscuits. How much I do miss really crusty homemade biscuits slathered in butter. The kind I grew up loving was basically a flour bomb,
Ever done a Whole30 before? Have you maybe heard the rumors about it? Well, the rumors are true! You feel simply amazing after a Whole30!
I used to LOVE me a good mocha from my favorite local coffee shop. So sweet, and warm, and then wheeeee I went into my
Now let me give a little disclaimer here, just because I call this a Healthy Caramel Corn Recipe, does not mean that you can eat it
This recipe was submitted to me from Daphne over at My Food Coach. Let me tell you, I have been making these weekly ever since!
This recipe was submitted to me from Daphne over at My Food Coach. Let me tell you, I have been making these weekly ever since!
When the weather cools down, everything turns into a pumpkin recipe! We like to keep them healthy over here, and who doesn’t love a healthy
I have never really been a fan of pie crust. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the filling in the pie, but the crust
So you decided to try your best to eat healthy. Then the holidays happened and you caved and had a treat at a holiday party.
I have to admit, I don’t really like pie. Well, I like the filling, but always left the crust. Now that we have gone grain-free,
One of my favorite ways to come up with recipes is to hack something healthy and make it taste like something that we all know
So they told you that going grain and gluten free was good for your health did they? Well, they were right. We did the same
I grew up camping on the weekends in the summer months. No camp day was complete without s’mores! Over the years I have perfected my
Ah kid parties, typically a sugar fest filled with a blur of kids running around the party scene. We have hosted many of them. Every
Yum, yum, wait… what? That’s right, we are going there. Liver. Seems like people either love it or hate it. Not much middle ground for
I was fortunate enough to grow up with a big family garden. In the summer that meant lots and lots of zucchini. We would eat
My daughter started kindergarten this year! How the heck did that happen so fast? I took one look at that school menu and immediately committed
I have heard that fresh figs right off the tree are amazing! But, we live in Minnesota so I have never had a true fresh
When I was a kid, I loved cream cheese frosting. So much that if we had any around I could eat an entire batch in
Want to get more kale into your diet? Then you must try my recipe. Just grab some kale, add in some tasty toppings, a little dressing, and a brief massage, and you will have something so delicious that it’ll be requested.
These are fun for adults when they need to let loose or throw a party. Go ahead, make up a batch right now. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
I love pesto so much that I once ate an entire batch in one day! Oh yeah, it was good! One year my garden had
For starters, I think the name fat bomb gives this recipe a bad rap. Yes, they are full of fat. But it is GOOD fat.
One of our favorite meals to make during the busy week is my P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. So easy, so delicious, kid favorite! Need
When I was a kid, if I got A’s on my report card my reward would be going out to eat at the restaurant of
I grew up camping in the summer. Some of my most favorite childhood memories. Of course, one of the best parts was that at the
Don’t waste those watermelon rinds! You can ferment them and turn them into pickled rinds. They are delicious as a refreshing summer afternoon snack.
My kids love to help in the kitchen, and they especially love to make cookies! As much as I loved the basic chocolate chip cookie
I have breastfed four babies, and let me tell you, it’s been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. There is something so
And so the commercial goes… “Whats this stuff?” “Some cereal, supposed to be good for you”
You’ll love this twist on classic tuna salad. It has the most amazing flavors! Perfect for a light lunch or snack.
If you have brewed your own kombucha, then you have used a SCOBY. If you brew enough batches you will end up with lots and
We call them Ninja Gummies, because they give my kids the energy and skills of a ninja! Well, maybe not, but they are super healthy
Growing up, we had zucchini hotdish frequently in the summertime, because if you’ve ever grown zucchini in your garden then you know how much comes up
Grilling season is short here in Minnesota, so we take FULL advantage. I am a sucker for grilled chicken, probably my favorite thing to throw
So, let’s talk about fair food. All of the grease, sugar, and everything served on a stick. Yes, I am sure you have your favorites
If you have breastfed a baby, then you know there are some days when your supply might take a dip. There are also those growth
When I was a kid, I wanted to change my birth date. My birthday is December 19th, so it’s pretty much eclipsed by Christmas. But,
Have you ever had an ice cream emergency? Where you were craving it so bad that you were ready to get into the car to
I grew up dipping everything in ranch. Every time we went to a restaurant I would request two sides of ranch to go with my
I have a sweet tooth. My grandma gave it to me, totally genetic! I could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is the
Growing up, my grandma used to make dumplings as a special treat. Her old German recipe, she always said they were the best with day
I love popcorn, especially kettle corn….and I especially love homemade kettle corn! But with a few ingredients, you can make your own gourmet popcorn at home that the whole family will love. Perfect for movie night!
This recipe was inspired by my friend Lisa over at Thrive Style, she eats it for breakfast! Yes, it’s not only a delicious frosting recipe,
I have been brewing kombucha every week for my family for a few years now and we simply cannot live without it. If you have
I grew up eating tacos almost every weekend. It was one of our most requested “kid meals”. We would even have contests to see who
Potlucks are a common event here in Minnesota. Where there are potlucks, there is always a creamy coleslaw. I grew up eating the stuff all
I have to be frank, there are more mornings than I would like to admit where I simply wanted coffee and chocolate for breakfast. Pure
So, my husband was told by our naturopath that he had to give up eggs and dairy for a month! GASP! Those are staples in
I pretty much have to admit that the reason why I bake is because, well, BATTER. I am a well known batter-aholic! The absolute best,
I love finding ways to make breakfast easy. It’s the busiest part of our day! I have to get four kiddos and one husband fed
We don’t consume a lot of grains in our household. The few that we do consume are mainly white rice and oats. When I am
When I create a new recipe for my kiddos, I love to pack in as much nutrition as possible. This means more ingredients, but it also means more nutrients. These teething biscuits pack a lot of nutrient-dense foods!
I first discovered hummus in college. Such an inexpensive way to get your protein. I dipped everything in the stuff. I even tried to make
I am totally crazy about making food for my kids that helps them live healthier lives. I am especially obsessed with getting them to eat
Don’t have a meat grinder? No problem! After some online searching and tutorials, I found a method that works and it won’t turn the meat into a paste.
Craving P.F. Chang’s insanely delicious chicken lettuce wraps? I have a copycat recipe that will make your mouth water and is a lot healthier version. Gotta try it!
So, the story goes….we gave up gluten a few years ago, which changed our baking habits forever, then my husband was told by our Naturopath that
Hi, my name is Kate and I am addicted to Hollandaise sauce. I could seriously drink it! I came up with an easy way to
I have been making my own yogurt for years and love it so much that the store brands taste watery and bland compared to my
This Russian tea recipe is gut healing and healing the entire body.
This amazing recipe is a sneak peek recipe from the “Paleo Eats Cookbook” that was written by my friend Kelly over at A Girl Worth
My kids love finger food and they especially love finger food that they can help make! This is a very kid-friendly recipe. They can form the nuggets and roll them in the almond flour. A fun way to teach your children how to cook.
Growing up, Christmas was one of my favorite memories….especially the Christmas cookies! We made so many different kinds. I always loved the cut-outs the best
Every now and then (or every 5 minutes!), I get a chocolate craving! I love chocolate, and even though there are antioxidants in the real
Okay, so I can’t take full credit for this recipe. The truth is my Mom made it and brought us a large mason jar full
Growing up my Mom had a good friend who knew how to make homemade eggs benedict. Every time she was over I would BEG her
Today is a guest post recipe from another fabulous blogger friend of mine. She was kind enough to give me this amazing recipe to post,
I remember the first time I saw a recipe for scotch eggs, first I was kind of grossed out by the serious caveman-ness of it
There is nothing quite like a berry crisp fresh out of the oven! Warm and delicious with that amazing crumble on top! Smother it in
Ever since we gave up gluten and most grains, I have LONGED FOR cream of wheat. I grew up eating it and loved the warm
I came up with this recipe from a comment that one of my readers left on my Banana Bacon Frittata recipe. She made it in
Tomatoes are one of my favorite garden treats because they are so easy to grow, and also amazing fresh off the vine! The only problem
Through a lot of trial and error, I finally got my own pho soup recipe just right. It is seriously mind-numbingly delicious, and has lots of health benefits! I love to make it in huge batches and freeze for later.
These homemade French fries are made healthier by frying them in coconut oil and using real sea salt for added minerals. Your kids will love them!
I am a HUGE fan of using my slow cooker (crockpot)! What’s better than putting a meal into one pot, turning it on, and letting
I actually created this recipe because I thought Dutch Baby pancakes looked like something that would really impress my kids. Oh, and it did, we
Breakfast is the meal I care about the most. Why? Because my kids almost always eat a good breakfast…lunch is iffy….and dinner is a challenge.
Well, I never liked Bloody Mary’s, there was something about drinking alcohol and tomato juice that seemed so contradictory to me. Then, one weekend we
This recipe was created by a friend of mine who also happens to be one of my best friend’s sisters. So I can personally vouch
Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. Should I really say anything more? Well, this has been a staple for me while pregnant. Got to get
It’s fall and you know what that means. Everything pumpkin!!! Who doesn’t love a pumpkin pie? Well, who doesn’t love a paleo pumpkin pie that
Up here in Minnesota, we have loooong winters. Well, a girl has got to stay warm. How do I do that? Easy: chocolate, and lots
I grew up eating zucchini muffins for breakfast and chocolate zucchini cake for dessert. So moist and delicious, plus you can’t even tell that they
I am always trying to come up with “healthy” dessert recipes so my kids are allowed treats without eating all that junk. I know if
This salad is a copycat recipe from a popular Minneapolis restaurant. Of course, I made it a much healthier version. Tequillaberry’s Salad is a potluck
One of my favorite foods to have on hand is beef jerky. My kids love it, my husband loves it, and its EASY! Plus, its
I grew up eating granola cereal as a special treat for breakfast. I loved it and wished I could have it every day! I even
Growing up my Mom used to can garlic dilly pickled green beans. Let me tell you, I LOVED them! I did not like beans
My kids LOVE popsicles! Who doesn’t on a hot summer day? Being the sneaky mom that I am, I wanted to keep these treats healthy
One of the foods that I make every week is homemade yogurt. Not only do I know that it is the healthiest yogurt that we
I grew up thinking that onion soup mix had magical powers. It transformed plain old sour cream into something that made me want to eat
Whenever I think of meatloaf I hear “Meatloaf, meatloaf, double-beetloaf. I hate meatloaf” playing over and over in my head. Quoted directly from one of
Luckily, my parents limited our soda consumption when I was growing up to one can on special occasions. I did not develop a real taste
I can still smell the Orange Julius stand in the mall. It lured me in as a kid. Call me crazy, but despite all of
When I was in high school, my friends and I used to go to Perkins restaurant whenever we had the time and money. Every time
I am willing to bet you have tried at least one buttermint at a wedding. I am also willing to bet that you could not
One of my first baby foods was homemade sauerkraut. I ate it while sitting on my Grandpa’s knee. Great memories of eating it with him
This beet kvass recipe is so easy to make and has so many health benefits.
When I was a kid it was always a treat to go out to eat! Every time I would order the same thing: chicken strips
My grandma had a sweet tooth and she gave it to me! Her favorite treat was a coconut macaroon and a cup of coffee. I
I love fudge. I will say it again, I LOVE fudge. However, some of the ingredients in the traditional homemade fudge recipes that I have
I have been making jello, healthy gummies, and gelatin desserts for a long time. First, I started with the boxes filled with colors and chemical
We make no excuses when it comes to sticking with healthy eating, holidays are no exception! Luckily, if you plan ahead you can enjoy the
If you have ever gotten your hands on a jar of Nutella, you know that it does not last long. I start eating it by
It’s summertime and with all this heat, we need popsicles….daily! I grew up on sugary popsicles made with corn syrup and artificial colors. Sure they
Homemade pizza night can be such a fun night with the family. Now, you can make it gluten-free with this easy, delicious crust recipe. Just add sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings!
Cheez-It crackers are the perfect salty snack. The only problem is that they are filled with garbage. Make your own from real food with just 5 ingredients!
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If you are coming over from The Confident Mom’s awesome Meatloaf Recipe that uses oregano oil and basil oil, then welcome! I have been using essential
So I have to admit, I am a kitchen gadget junkie. I found this awesome little Aebelskiver pan in a kitchen shop while holiday shopping
Who doesn’t love those savory cheesy biscuits from Red Lobster? Oh, I loved those little cheesy bits of goodness. I just had to make my own healthier version that is made with real food and is gluten-free.
I am a lover of cheese, always have been and always will be. When we went Paleo, it was the part I struggled with the
This recipe was born of a brownie craving. After perusing various paleo brownie recipes online, I decided to make up my own using a mix
Sweet and tangy, use this dressing when you want an Asian-style dressing.
Now there is a reason that I called these “Feed the Monster Cookies”. I make them when the cookie monster in me comes out, and
Cream cheese dip has always been one of my favorite ways to enjoy the fruits of the season. It’s like dipping your strawberries into a
I don’t know WHY it took me so long to try making crepes! I guess I thought they seemed so delicate and challenging to flip.
This recipe was created to match the omelette served at the Original Pancake House. I honestly would eat there every day if I could! Breakfast
When I was a kid, my dad used to make homemade whipped cream for everything! We had it on fluffy pancakes, as frosting on cakes,
Growing up in Minnesota, I became very familiar with many different cheesy potato variations. At every family event and major holiday there is at least
Clean up your sloppy joes with this healthy recipe. And if you don’t eat bread, I came up with a clever idea on how to eat this dish without buns.
When I was a kid, my mom had the big red Betty Crocker Cookbook with all the old vintage photos of food. I loved to
You will love these gluten-free shortbread cookies without destroying your gut! Plus, they are dipped in chocolate… yum!
This recipe was created by a good friend of mine who also happens to be my chiropractor. She is very well versed in nutrition and
Let me just say that if you like bacon, then you will LOVE this. A crispy pork belly is bacon elevated to the most crispy, fatty, buttery, delicious amazingness that you will ever try!
My favorite snack just got promoted. Cheese crackers drizzled with….wait for it….chocolate! Yeah, that’s right. Salty, sweet, crunchy. You’re welcome! These little buggers are also
Maple and bacon glazed carrots have been a side dish that I have been making for years. I just added the personal touch of using bacon fat.
I like everything with butter on it! I especially like lots of butter on my homemade popcorn. My dad makes this amazing sweet basil butter
I eat a huge salad pretty much every day! When I was pregnant with my kids I CRAVED salads and during those months I perfected
Ever since switching to a more Paleo traditional way of eating, we have been eating many more creative egg dishes. I try to make healthy
When I turned 21 my Mom made me a Rum Cake for my birthday. Yep, a cake made with rum and soaked in rum. She
When I was going to nutrition school in New York, I ate my first piece of flourless chocolate cake. I can’t even find words to
Making your own raw milk cottage cheese and sour cream is easier than you think. Plus, it tastes so much better!
Not only are these fauxtatoes delicious, but they are also nice to the old blood sugar. Cream cauliflower fauxtatoes to the rescue.
This post was written by my amazing chiropractor, and good friend Carrie! She is not only a talented practitioner, but she is also a wealth
I love eating at potlucks. Being able to graze freely and sample a whole bunch of different food is my kind of eatin’! That’s exactly
When I was a little kid there was nothing that rocked my world more than homemade macaroni and cheese. My Grandma had it down to
Cruciferous vegetables are some of the healthiest vegetables that you can eat. In my opinion, they are also some of the most delicious! I eat
While I was making up a batch of coconut snowflakes, I ran out of molds to use. So I decided to just use my standard
This is the easiest basic lacto-fermented mayonnaise recipe. This recipe is great used in everything from tuna salad to sweet potato salad to your favorite dips.
I am not big on wasting food, so when we have a little bit of this and a little bit of that leftover from our
Okay, I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with cute candy molds. I mean, how else can you take one ingredient and
With just four ingredients, you can make this sweet treat any time of year, but they are especially perfect for the holiday season. Make a big batch and give as gifts to your loved ones.
I love rich desserts! Especially rich chocolatey desserts. Truffles have been one of my weaknesses ever since I could say “Lindor.” After going Paleo, I
Nothing says cozy like a cup of hot chocolate and a warm blanket on a cold winters night. Hot chocolate has been one of my
My daughter spotted a Barbie Birthday Cake one day when I was looking on Pinterest for party ideas. There was no going back once she
I have always loved sweet-tart foods and these little guys are a perfect balance. Not too sweet, not too tart….just right. With only two ingredients you can’t go wrong.
So as much as I would LOVE to take full credit for this recipe, alas I cannot. My college friend Stevie came up with these!
This homemade eggnog is thick, rich, and creamy. Perfect for any holiday celebration.
We have been eating Paleo for a few years now and I will have to say that baking has been the biggest hurdle. It’s just
Any recipe that includes my Spiralizer is a huge hit with my family. They love eating vegetable “noodles” and “ribbons”. These zucchini chips are one
Some days my kids just decide that they do not want to eat anything that I make. Isn’t that wonderful? What’s a Mom to do?!
Pumpkin ice cream that you don’t even need an ice-cream maker to make! What’s the secret? Frozen bananas! Nothing says kid-bribery more than instant ice
I love getting my kids into the kitchen whenever I can so they can learn where our food comes from. My favorite recipes to include
This homemade horseradish sauce goes great with pork products including ham, pork chops, slow-cooked pulled pork, bratwursts. I also love it on roast beef, cured meats, chicken nuggets, and of course, with a Bloody Mary!
Want to know why I decided to freeze herbs this year, well I let my 4-year-old help plant the garden and she insisted on sprinkling
Working in the hospital and pushing pills has made me never want to take them myself. So, when anyone in our household has the first
When you’re feeling under the weather, whip up a batch of this every flu season and opt out of the ‘ol flu shot.
This recipe was born of a sugar craving…. The only thing sweet that I had in the house was coconut sugar….and I had been contemplating
I brew four gallons of kombucha every week for my family, and in the spirit of the fall season, I decided to add some spice
Turmeric milk is a traditional Indian and Ayurvedic beverage that is typically drunk before bed. Similar to what we do here in the States with
Salty, sweet, crunchy….have I got your attention? These little treats have it all. Just in time for fall, I decided to add in a little pumpkin pie spice to my roasted garbanzo beans recipe.
I have been very lucky in that I rarely ever get really sick. When I come down with something it usually manifests as a sore
Chicken feet make an awesome broth!!! These little buggers are full of nutrients and make a great gelatinous, gut healing, body warming broth. Plus, they are so inexpensive! Chicken feet bone broth is just too easy and healthy not to make it.
Pinterest has exploded lately with recipes for refrigerator oatmeal, so of course, I had to come up with my own healthy version! Now, I will
We follow a Real Food diet in our household which means that we don’t eat all of the pre-packaged junk filled with artificial flavorings and
I regularly make healthy gummies for my kids because they are a great way to get them eating healthy snacks, instead of sugar-laden chemical junk that they sell at the stores. I add fresh squeezed juices, kombucha, and sea salt to them to enhance their nutritional content.
I have seen a lot of Paleo recipes for cauliflower crust pizzas but I thought they looked too time consuming and I could not imagine
We just love making cauliflower crust pizzas and loading them with our own unique toppings. The sauce can be quite a conundrum though….most brands contain
Growing up my mom used to buy those Jello Pudding cups (fat-free, no less) and my favorite flavor was the vanilla tapioca. Yes, I know
A neighbor of mine brought this salad to a pot-luck party and it was a huge hit! Of course I needed the recipe and she
Peach and tomato salsa is a deliciously sweet salsa that goes great over eggs or as a dip for homemade sweet potato chips. Yum!
Let me just start by saying that I have always been terrible at making hash browns! They always came out soggy. So I just admitted
If you have been following my blog you already know that it is my mission to make healthy foods for my kids! I am always
I love pepitas! Not only are they tasty, but they are also a great source of zinc….which is very important for a strong immune system!
In my house there is always room for jello, especially when its made from scratch using healthy ingredients. I came up with my Kefir Gelatin
I love asian inspired flavors in my food, and especially when there is a lot of ginger! This recipe was created while chasing a craving
Salmon salad is one of my favorite quick recipes that packs a powerful nutritional punch. You can throw it together quickly and it is bursting
Okay, so here’s the deal…I hate liver. There I said it. I have tried every kind of pate on the market and I have attempted
When we do not properly support our body’s natural detoxification system it can quickly become overburdened and lead to chronic disease. This is why I love my liver cleansing detox smoothie!
We have a Spiralizer that gets used frequently to make noodles out of vegetables. My kids love them and it makes eating vegetables fun. Zucchini
Some days my kids do not want to eat their breakfast. I do believe that breakfast is the most important meal, especially for kids. During
You can whip up a batch of fresh berry blender jam in minutes. Plus it’s healthy, organic, and probiotic….with a very little sweetener and no sugar!
I decided to try making my own blue cheese dressing using raw milk dairy and baconnaise to give it a unique flavor and a much healthier nutritional profile!
Kvass is a wonderfully healthy fermented beverage and it’s usually made with beets. But if you have a hard time-consuming beets, try this raspberry version instead.
There is nothing better than fresh asparagus! When you pick it fresh, you can just eat it right away. The flavor is so sweet and
We like to use as much of the animal that we can when we cook. Respect the whole animal like they used to back in
We love kefir! Not only is it delicious, but it is also a very health-giving beverage. It populates your gut with the necessary flora to fight off disease and to keep our digestion in check!
If you are looking to get gluten out of your diet but can’t give up your noodles, then this is the solution for you:
We make at least one chicken per week. My mom actually raises them so we know that they are from a great source and are
Make your kombucha tastier with different flavors. It’s very easy and delicious!
A digestif is a drink that is usually served after the evening meal, to aid in digestion. Bitter digestifs typically contain carminative herbs, which are thought to aid digestion.
We love ice-cream of all kinds in our house and I have been making it my mission to keep it healthy. If you look at
Make these pineapple core ice cubes for your cocktails, mocktails, and smoothies. It’s super easy…and there’s no waste from your pineapple!
I happen to love BBQ. I also love bacon. I have been experimenting with recipes trying to find the perfect match of bacon and BBQ
It’s so much fun to make cocktails from flowers and berries. This blueberry lavender simple syrup is so amazing in both its color and its flavor.
Ingredients: 1 beef roast 4 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (tenderizes the meat) salt and pepper Directions: In a hot skillet, sear the roast
This pineapple coconut margarita has healthy fats from coconut milk and anti-inflammatory benefits from fresh pineapple. So drink up….in moderation.
When you need a tasty cocktail, this Grape Big Ginger will hit the spot. Plus, it will give you a little digestive support!
My husband works in the corporate world, so he does not have a blog. But, he does share the same Real Food lifestyle with me
This recipe is a delicious and rich chocolate dessert that is not only gluten, and dairy free…..but it can also enhance your fertility and libido.
I know it’s weird, but brussel sprouts are one of my absolute favorite foods. I eat them EVERY week! Not only are they super good
Raw honey is naturally thicker at room temperature. This is a natural preservation quality of the honey that makes it last for a really long
This coconut oil glaze is so tasty on chicken. It’s very easy to throw together.
It’s that time of year again when the rhubarb is coming in like crazy! We have a ton and I love to make it into
Everyone needs water, every day, no way around it. But, we don’t just have to drink plain old water. Spice it up a bit and
When I went to school for Holistic Nutrition, one of the most popular recipes we shared as students was a “massaged kale salad”. I continue
So, my husband made dinner. I’m still in shock. Shrimp scampi it is! Here is how he did it.
My kids are usually very good eaters when it comes to getting their fruits and vegetables, but occasionally they will boycott and go on a
Mason Jar Salad I love to make food in bulk ahead of time and then grab and go. I always brought large salads to work
Avocados are a staple food in our household and we go through a lot of them every week. I sent my husband to the grocery
My little cave-family eats more like a pack of saber-toothed tigers. They eat a LOT! I pride myself on my meal planning (and quantity planning)
I ate a limited amount of red meat during a weird phase in my 20’s. Then one day I started to crave red meat and
We are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today and in the spirit of corned beef and cabbage I made up some Reuben cabbage rolls. We love
In our on-going adventures of finding healthy grain-free options to our favorite breakfast foods, I came up with this recipe. Grain-free waffles! Pass the syrup!
During the week I love to make quick meals that require minimal clean up, preferably only one pan. This week I was scrounging through the
I love to make gummies for my kids because, let’s be honest here, they will eat anything that looks like candy! We drink a ton
The house is decorated for Easter and we have already dyed eggs three times! Teaching the kids about healthy eating is a challenge when the
We consume, on average, around 4 dozen eggs per week in our household. While I absolutely love eggs, they simply can’t dominate every meal that
Learn how to make your own homemade kombucha, a healthy, fermented beverage that is great for gut health.
My kids request Mickey Mouse pancakes EVERY.SINGLE.WEEKEND! So, I do as I’m told (after all, this is healthy food they are requesting!), and I usually
Kale Basil Salad with Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette – I needed a salad to smother with balsamic bacon vinaigrette so I dug through my fridge and
This Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette dressing tastes amazing on salads. All you need is 2 ingredients!
Battling sugary snacks is an ongoing challenge with the constant exposure to candy advertisements and displays everywhere we go! My daughter finally agrees that “candy
I make a weekly batch of bone broth in our house, but I still find myself buying the box broth at the co-op when I
This year we plan to do a Paleo Superbowl! Just because we no longer eat grains doesn’t mean that we are food snobs that shun
Whenever we have parties at our house I have to come up with ideas for disguising my healthy foods for “normal” foods so I don’t
Bacon makes everything taste better…even mayo! Use this paleo baconnaise in salads and sandwiches with gluten-free bread.
Chocolate avocado fruit dip might just be one of my favorite kid foods to whip up! My kids are dippers and I can usually get them to
Cow tongue may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of what to eat, but don’t be so quick to
Beef heart is a super food that contains excellent amounts of CoQ10, B vitamins, folic acid, Selenium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Amino Acids. These nutrients boost
Elderberry syrup is a healthy alternative remedy to have on hand during cold and flu season. It’s very high in vitamin A, vitamin C, quercitin, and is anti-inflammatory.
Pancakes have always been a weekend breakfast favorite in our house. But, now we are gluten-free! How do you make pancakes without wheat flour? Well,
I love to batch-cook quick and easy food that I can freeze and reheat in a pinch. Eggs happen to be one of my favorite
The way that I cook involves reading through a bunch of recipes for one particular food and then coming up with my own variation
Organ meat is the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Unfortunately, it isn’t also the tastiest food on the planet. I’m trying every trick in
Make this when you want a festive kombucha during the holiday season.
What could be easier to make than a frittata! I make them weekly. In the ongoing adventures of getting nutritionally-dense foods into my children, I
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Fall is in full swing and that means apples are abundant and (if you don’t grow your own)