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. He would always chose the dark meat, everything came with sauerkraut, and he LOVED butter! This was back when eating all of those foods was not generally accepted as “healthy.” My how times have changed since the “low-fat,” white meat chicken eating days of the 80’s and 90’s! [Read more…]
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 over here on my website and I had to post this one immediately!!!! I have been so curious about powdered peanut butter and she put it to great use in these amazing Powdered Peanut Butter Cups! [Read more…]
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 name I was kind of grossed out; I imagined a big blob of lard. Well, these are anything but a big blob of lard. They are amazing! I thought about changing the name for my recipe, but then my kids heard me call them chocolate fat bombs. [Read more…]
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 of it. Of course I had to come up with a way to make my frequent consumption justifiable, so I loaded it with protein and mixed it into warm grass-fed milk. That makes it healthy! Better have another cup. Make this up and give it away as a holiday gift too: Healthy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix. [Read more…]
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 are full of zucchini! Of course we don’t eat gluten anymore, so I decided to come up with my own gluten free chocolate zucchini muffins! A recipe that marries the breakfast muffins with the chocolate cake dessert. Oh yeah, they are tasty. Even better when you top them with some homemade whipped cream. [Read more…]
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 I deprive them of all sweets, they are very likely to binge on sugar at their friends (or grandparents) house. So I need to keep a balance here. This recipe was created from random foods in my fridge and cabinet in a four-alarm treat emergency. After I made them up and we all gave them a try, the only word that came to mind was “amazeballs” because I was just amazed at how so few ingredients could make such a delicious treat!!! So, naturally I had to call them chocolate covered amazeballs — a healthy version! [Read more…]
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 used in the past have some not so wonderful ingredients. GMO beet sugar, sweetened condensed milk, Hershey’s milk chocolate. You get the idea.
I also love easy recipes. So, in a hurry to head out the door to teach an essential oils class I whipped this one up. It was an experiment that turned out amazing and kept my attendees quite happy throughout my class! Who doesn’t love homemade fudge?!
The essential oil is optional, and you can also try different flavors: lavender, lemon, tangerine. But, seriously c’mon, it’s 3-ingredient homemade fudge, how can you go wrong with this one! [Read more…]
If you have every gotten your hands on a jar of Nutella, you know that it does not last long. I start eating it by the spoonful and then it’s GAME OVER! But, this dellicious indulgence is not very healthy. Even though the advertisements say that it is made form hazlenuts, cocoa and milk….that’s not really the case.
Here is the true ingredient list for Nutella: Sugar, vegetable oil, hazelnuts (13%), cocoa powder (7.4%), non-fat milk solids, emulsifier (soy lecithin), flavor (vanillin)
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 a healthy treat! If you use organic dark chocolate (the darker the better!) you will be getting some antioxidants and minerals. We use raw parmesan cheese and that packs a hefty protein punch. So, snack away and enjoy… [Read more…]