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I look forward to making this creamy zucchini pasta dish every year when our zucchini is ripe. We headed out to the garden yesterday and picked some fresh zucchini. My daughter especially loves to help hunt for this veggie. It’s so fun when the garden is full of ripe veggies! We decided to make this
Lying in the grass, eating fresh strawberries in the shade, watching the clouds roll by…That is what the kids and I did last weekend at Grand Teton National Park for a little getaway. It was so relaxing. And the mountains were so beautiful. It was a great trip to finish up the summer. We’re back
My daughter and I enjoyed this Berry Frozen Yogurt dessert on our patio yesterday afternoon while soaking up the sun. It was so quick and simple- actually it was instant. I had no idea that you could make soft serve frozen yogurt without an ice-cream maker. I used our Blendtec Blender to make this awesome dessert. If
My brother-in-law lived in Italy for some time. He learned how to make exceptionally delicious Italian meals. He taught my husband how to make this cheap and simple meal when we were newly weds. The ingredients are always around our house, so it’s perfect when you’re not sure what to cook and don’t feel like
This Chocolate Chip Coconut Power Cookie recipe is the bomb! We LOVE these cookies! And the most awesome thing? There is no oil or butter in the recipe. They are perfect for a snack and give you added energy without making you feel sick like a normal cookie. Think of a granola bar disguised as a
This Lima Bean Soup Recipe is a nice comforting light meal. It has very nice subtle flavors that meld well together. My family and I find the simplicity of the soup satisfying and not necessary to add any salt or added flavorings. I love how this is a super inexpensive meal too! -Jodi Serves 8
This Gluten Free Peaches & Cream Oatmeal Muffins recipe is great for those who are trying to stay away from wheat flour. The oat flour adds a slight nutty flavor, and these muffins end up tasting a lot like sweetened hot oatmeal cereal topped with peaches. Make sure to use fresh peaches or the muffins
This Garlic Sautéed Swiss Chard with Romano Cheese recipe is a perfect accompaniment for any Italian dish. The only problem with this dish is I never make enough. My family eats so much of it, it ends up being about the same proportion as the main course. Anyways, if you love chard, you will enjoy
This Healthy & Simple Valentine’s Day Dessert recipe is perfect for sharing with someone special. It is so quick and easy you will be shocked! And it’s delicious! Chocolate, strawberries, and creamy Greek yogurt- who would have thought! – Jodi Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup vanilla or honey flavored greek yogurt (I use Greek
Can I just say, “Delicious!” This vegetarian baked ziti recipe is a twist on a classic recipe with no compromise on flavor. Cheesy, creamy and sauciness all meld to create a luscious savory dish. -Jodi INGREDIENTS 1 T olive oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp basil 1 small
Zucchini frittata made with tomato, zucchini, eggs, green onions, and mozzarella cheese
This is a recipe that my hubby remembers eating as a kid and requests it every so often because it really sits good in your stomach. We tend to eat it more in the winter months because it is a warm cereal, but any time of the year is great. This Wheat Berry Cereal is
A few nights ago I didn’t know what to cook for dinner and we came up with this yummy burrito that my 5 year old daughter loved. Yay! This Kid Friendly Black Bean Burritos recipe is great when you are lacking in fresh ingredients, and don’t want to go to the store. It is very
Ultimate Burritos are an easy, fabulously fresh, delicious balanced meal. The variety of beans, avocado and other vegetables make it healthy and delicious!
My mother-in-law gave us this Green Salsa chicken tostada recipe long ago when my hubby and I first got married. We were juggling work, trying to finish college, and this recipe easily became one of my favorite meals to make because it tasted so good, was cheap, and super fast to make. It has green salsa
A while ago we decided to experiment with our classic lasagna recipe (with ground beef) and substitute veggies instead. The result was fantastic. It was unanimous that we all preferred this Hidden Mushroom Lasagna more than the original with meat. It’s funny because the shredded mushrooms actually cook to look similar to ground beef, so
Chewy whole grain oatmeal cookies recipe with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
This cheesy cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe is awesome! We tried this recipe the other night for dinner and my little girl LOVED it. She asked for seconds twice!! If your kids have a hard time eating cauliflower, you might want to give this recipe a try before putting cauliflower to rest. INGREDIENTS 1 med head
My daughter and I had so much fun making healthy Halloween snacks that we thought we’d better create one for Thanksgiving too. We ended up creating this darling fruit turkey with fun big eyes and colorful feathers. It is a great snack to make with your little ones for a Thanksgiving festivity. My 5 year
This skinny corn chowder recipe is a slightly modified version of the famous recipe my mother-in-law used to make back on the farm. It was always a treat when she had this marvelous soup waiting for us after a day of traveling. It was a perfect warm welcoming to get us settled in for a
Barley and Chickpea Salad recipe with toasted almonds, golden raisins, and fresh basil.
I LOVE apple cake in the fall time. I make apple cake around here when the leaves are turning red and the orchards are full of apples. Our apple tree is still too young to bare much fruit, so we head up north to my father-in-law’s farm to pick red apples from their overabundant tree.
We have a FREE Gift for YOU! Long ago we put a lot of work in, and created an amazing page of healthy snacks to help you keep SNACKING RIGHT! When you subscribed to Dancing Carrots we intended you to get this Super Duper One Sheet Snack Guide – however we realized some of you may not have actually been able to download it. So, for a limited time we are offering it to our subscribers again.
Quick & easy Butternut Squash Penne pasta recipe. This version is healthy using olive oil instead of butter and hearty whole wheat penne pasta.
Here is our last snack out of our 5 healthy Halloween snacks. My daughter is going to be a witch for Halloween and we had to make a snack that matched her costume this year. This is our delicious wheat bread with Nutella snack. We loved eating this as a mid-afternoon snack. -Jodi To make one
Here is our fourth out of 5 healthy Halloween snacks. We had a blast making these pumpkin sandwiches for lunch. Just make sure to buy orange cheese so they look like pumpkins. We cut out the faces with a butter knife. The cutting part was a little hard for my 5 year old, so I
Here is #3 out of 5 healthy Halloween snacks: Banana Pretzel Spiders. These cute little spiders are my daughter’s favorite. It’s probably because they are simple enough that she can make them all by herself. And… usually she eats half of the spiders before they get to the serving plate. (no complaints here! It’s great
Here is our second out of 5 healthy Halloween snacks. We have loads of fun making this snack. It’s a Pumpkin Fruit snack made with oranges and stuffed with banana, apples, and grapes. Our favorite part is carving the jack-o-lantern faces on each orange. It’s fun and so much easier than a real pumpkin. :
October is a really exciting month at our house. My daughter and I love making HALLOWEEN crafts, and we also have so much fun making scary things out of food. We’ve gathered our 5 most favorite healthy Halloween snacks and will be posting them for the next 5 days to help get you in the
We’ve made caramel apples before, but never had such delicious ones until we came up with this recipe. We were trying to make something a little bit healthier than the normal thick and gooey caramel apples, and this recipe totally won! The honey adds a unique flavor and when combined with the brown sugar and vanilla it is unbelievably good.
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe is creamy, delicious, and great for kids! It’s seasoned with just the right amount of spices to get you in the mood for Autumn. Crumble graham crackers on top for an extra treat the little ones will love. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk or soy milk 1 cup plain
This Kale & Walnut Pesto recipe is a great twist on the classic. My dear friend Jeanne made this recipe for me, and I was blown away! Enjoy this recipe tossed with your favorite cooked pasta or serve with crackers. -Curt Prepare time: 30 minutes (approx.) INGREDIENTS: ½ cup walnuts 1 bunch kale, leaves torn.
Zucchini Grinders recipe with zucchini, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, red pepper flakes cooked inside whole wheat sandwich buns.
Vitamin C Boost Green Smoothie recipe with kale, pineapple, flax meal, orange, and banana.
Whole Grain Breakfast Crepes are easy and healthy with yogurt, strawberries or any fruit you choose.
Curry sauce recipe good for dipping vegetables in. Includes grape seed spread, plain yogurt, curry powder, & ginger.
Corn tortilla patties filled with vegetarian refried beans and topped with guacamole make for an easy recipe when you’re in a tight pinch.
Vegetarian Lasagna recipe with mushrooms, spinach, olives and cottage cheese.
vegetable wedges are coated with oil and sea salt and then roasted to perfection in this simple recipe.
Vegetarian Enchilada recipe filled with black beans, tomatillo salsa and Monterrey Jack cheese.
Summery spinach salad recipe tossed with strawberries, green onions, almonds, and a sweet tangy poppy dressing.
Healthy Asian Stir Fry recipe is gluten-free with tofu, brown rice, carrots, onion, fresh ginger, bell pepper, bok-choy, and cashews.
Tortilla Sandwich Wrap recipe with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, cream cheese, sprouts and salsa.
Tropical Stir Fry recipe with red onion, bell pepper, snow peas, cashews, pineapple, and shredded coconut.
Vegetarian Pasta Vert stir-fry recipe is an easy and healthy way to add vegetables without skimping on flavor. Avocados, snow peas, zucchini and Asparagus are the stars.
Outrageously delicious and easy Avocado Veggie Sandwich is the king of vegetable sandwiches. It’s so healthy and the variations are endless and fun to experiment with.
Yummy Vegetarian Cobb Salad recipe with lots of fresh veggies and protein-rich beans, eggs and cheese to fill you up.
Improved Creamy Waldof Salad with easy avocado citrus dressing and no marshmallows – delicious, gluten-free and healthy!
Healthy delicious Biscuits recipe made with whole wheat flour and baking powder.
Hearty, creamy potato soup recipe is easy, economical, healthy and satisfying. It’s a family favorite!
High Protein Coconut Cookies- Gluten Free recipe with coconut flour, honey, and shredded coconut.
Healthy Salade Niçoise is an easy perfect entree will flavorful toppings blended with yummy French goodness.
Slow Cooker polenta recipe topped with an italian tomato mushroom sauce.
Almond Broccoli Soup Recipe with broccoli, almond butter, onions, thyme, nutmeg, dill, tamari, and lemon juice.
Grilled tofu is a yummy and healthy alternative to meat in most any recipe or on it’s own. Easy to prepare with this simple marinade.
Wassail recipe with apple cider, orange juice, pineapple juice, cinnamon, cloves, and honey.
Fabulous Potatoes Au Gratin recipe with swiss, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, milk & lite sour cream.
Salad with granny-smith apples, cranberries, gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.
Potato pie recipe with cottage cheese, russet & gold potatoes, spinach, and cheese.
Creamy tomato soup with italian herbs and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. A great recipe for lunch or dinner.
Vegetarian Lasagna recipe with zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, garlic, red onion, yellow pepper, basil, pasta sauce, and cheeses.
Healthy air popped popcorn sprinkled with grape seed oil & sea salt is perfect for a movie snack.
Healthy Turkey Spaghetti recipe with lean ground turkey, onion, garlic, stewed tomatoes, italian seasoning, worcestershire sauce, and bell pepper.
Healthy Weight Loss Soup- Mexican Style recipe with zucchini, spinach, corn, kale, V8 Juice, butternut squash and seasonings.
Pizza recipe made with brown rice crust, layered with pizza sauce, and topped with Mozzarella cheese, black olives, pineapple, mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes
Easy and hearty Chivito Veggie Burger recipe for a flavorful, healthy and vegetarian alternative to traditional burgers.
Hearty Butternut Rice Curry Soup recipe that is flavored with coconut milk, sage and curry.
Caribbean Beans & Rice recipe. Start with brown rice, layer with a flavorful bean mixture, and top with salsa, cashews, lime, banana, cabbage and tomatoes.
Stuffed Avocado & Chips is a great option for a healthy and quick snack.
Easy Granola recipe is crunchy and delicious, with heart-healthy honey, and oats.
Pumpkin Seed Protein Smoothie recipe with pumpkin, banana, peanut butter, almonds and flax meal for a healthy and filling drink.
Tuna Mix on Rye Crisp is a refreshing and filling snack. Make with veggie mayo, olives, onion and celery.
Healthy Pumpkin Seed No Bake Power Cookies recipe with oats, chocolate chips, pumpkin puree and peanut butter.
Homestyle Steel Cut Oats recipe is a healthy, delicious easy way to start your day off right.
Minestrone Soup with carrots, celery, green beans, kidney beans, cabbage and spinach.
Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies recipe, low-fat, low-sugar packed with whole grain goodness and dark chocolate chips.
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie recipe with green beans, mushrooms, corn, peas, onion, and mashed potatoes.
Healthy cinnamon & cocoa turkey chili recipe with cannellini beans, oregano, tomatoes and lean turkey.
Harvest popsicles recipe with apples, orange juice, spinach, carrots and beets.
Whole grain bread recipe with barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa, brown rice, rye, flax, chia seeds and coconut oil.
Easy Vegetarian Taco Salad recipe with romain lettuce, taco filling, whole grain tortilla chips, black beans, peppers, cooked corn, avocado, queso fresco and salsa.
Easy shrimp ceviche recipe with cucumber, cilantro, serrano chiles and avocado.
We are excited for autumn in our house. To celebrate the changing of the season, we’re going to roast vegetables with the super grain, quinoa. This easy quinoa with roasted vegetables recipe is good as a one-dish meal or as a hearty side. Feel free to substitute a root vegetable for the zucchini but make
Noodle-less quick summer squash lasagna recipe with fresh tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash.
Whole grain garden fresh pizza recipe with fresh basil, summer squash, red onion & bell pepper.
Chocolate Cream Pie recipe with a sweet nut crust and creamy chocolate tofu fillling.
Protein power brownie recipe with black beans, cocoa, dark chocolate chips and pecans – gluten-free!
Easy heirloom garden tomatoes recipe with salt and fresh ground pepper; delicious summertime snack.
Fresh tossed caprese salad recipe with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil; tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Healthy, delicious and pretty Chocolate Biscotti recipe with whole wheat and almond slices.
Sprouted Bean Salad recipe with cherry tomatoes, avocado, sweet peppers, cilantro and topped with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette sauce.
Fresh, Crispy Vegetarian Tacos with lentils, brown rice, tomatoes you can make in the crock pot.
Cheesy spinach and kale quesadilla recipe with whole wheat tortillas.
Quick & Easy trail mix recipe with seeds, dried fuit, nuts, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate.
Quinoa salad recipe with fresh spinach, avocados, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garbanzo beans & topped with a sweet lemon dressing.
Low fat creamy pasta recipe with gorgonzola cheese, broccoli, grape tomatoes, mushrooms and olives.
Tart frozen yogurt recipe with greek yogurt, agave nectar and fresh berries.
Quick & Easy Black bean and salsa vegan soup recipe with salsa, limes, cilantro & black beans.
Sugar-free Strawberry Ice Cream recipe with frozen strawberries, banana & coconut milk.
Healthy Macaroni and Cheese recipe with vegetables and tofu grown ups and kids alike will love!
Quick and Easy No Bake Cookie recipe with rolled oats, almonds, chocolate chips and sesame seeds.
Chinese Green Bean Almond & Tofu Stir Fry- a quick and easy recipe.
Healthy, easy Cilantro Baked tilapia recipe with a ginger cilantro glaze.
Easy fruit salad recipe with fresh fruit like cantaloupe, apple, pomegranate, blueberries, and pineapple.
Creamy and healthy brown rice pudding recipe with rice milk, sugar and rice.
Easy vegetarian sloppy joe recipe with lentils and brown rice in the slow cooker!
Whole wheat angel hair pasta tossed with a tuna & baby peas in cream sauce recipe
Healthy granola bar recipe with almonds, oats, puffed brown rice, sunflower seeds, coconut and cranberries.
Blueberry Muffin Recipe with yogurt, whole wheat flour, blueberries.
Delicious Raw Vegan chocolate pudding recipe with avocado, bananas, and soy milk. Healthy, quick and easy to make.
Quick & Easy Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole recipe with green chilis, yams, beans and corn.
Cinco de Mayo is SATURDAY! I am so excited. I love Mexican food – especially the fresh, healthy kind – and what a perfect day to eat as much of it as possible Here is a suggested recipe menu for your healthy Cinco de Mayo feast.
This Oriental Noodle Salad recipe is a healthy FAMILY favorite, easy and gluten free! The tasty dressing is easy and the rice noodles, veggies and tofu keep it nutritious and vegan.
Southwest salad recipe with avocados, cilantro lime dressing, black beans, Monterrey Jack cheese, tomato, onion & cilantro on a bed of greens; topped with a sweet and tangy dressing.
Easy Protein shake recipe with peanut butter and bananas, healthy way to start your day.
Fabulously light and fluffy Blueberry Lemonade Pancakes, made with buttermilk with or without blueberries.
Easy and healthy vegan sandwich recipe with hummus, avocado, red pepper and cucumber.
Scrumptious English Muffin Bread recipe, it’s easy, healthy and vegan, with whole wheat flour and has the wonderful spongy texture of English muffins!
Easy & quick Black bean burger recipe topped with avocado, melted swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms.
Sweet Carrot Muffins are a yummy, easy, healthy way to start your day! This recipe is slightly sweet, whole grain, moist and soft.
Simple Hummus with garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
Fresh gazpacho with tomato, cucumber, celery, red pepper, V8 juice, and vinegar
pancake mix recipe with whole wheat, barley, oat, brown rice, and rye flour.
This is definitely a dessert, and desserts are to be eaten in moderation, right? But I certainly feel healthier after eating a whole grain dessert than a white-flour one. Plus it has pumpkin! This one is quite yummy. -Jessica 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes & Asparagus for a quick meal
Corn tortillas filled with fish, cabbage slaw, avocados, bell peppers, and smothered in a cilantro lime dressing for a delicious fish taco.
Mashed potatoes with a blend of Yukon Gold and Russet mixed with butter, milk, salt & pepper.
Country vegetable soup with root vegetables, brown rice, and spinach.
Deliciously quick and easy avocado spread on whole grain toast recipe.
Spanish polenta topped with spinach butter bean mixture – gluten free healthy and delicious.
Healthy and easy Raw Veggie Wrap recipe with avocado, mung bean sprouts, zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes and fresh basil.
Family favorite quick and easy recipe for Steamed Veggies with Cheese Sauce. Healthy, hearty and flavorful meal in itself or a terrific side dish
Loaded sweet potato with black beans, diced tomatoes and cheese for a quick and easy meal.
Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe with carrots, broccoli, potatoes, and mushrooms.
Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips with Fruit Salsa recipe is a fantastic way to satisfy a sweet tooth while still getting a healthy dose of whole grains and fruit.
Rainbow Couscous recipe is delightfully light and fluffy healthy and delicious vegetarian.
Parfait with mango, pineapple, strawberries, coconut flakes, and plain yogurt.
Three Pepper Fajita recipe is quick, filling, healthy, easy, and delicious! Ole!
Enchilada Casserole recipe with corn tortillas, pinto beans, corn, olives, green chilies, cottage cheese and homemade enchilada sauce.
Baked potato buffet style, with broccoli, low fat sour cream, chives, shredded cheese, and vegetarian chili. An easy recipe that is sure to please a hungry crowd.
Healthy and amazing easy Guacamole Perfection recipe, a meal in itself or the perfect compliment to any Mexican dish.
Vegetarian sandwich recipe grilled with mushrooms, onion, green pepper, olives, lettuce and tomato.
Macaroni and Cheese recipe that is a healthy version of a classic American favorite. Easy recipe with rich cheese sauce that both kids and adults adore!
Fresh pesto made with basil leaves, pine nuts, salt, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.
Vegetarian Chili recipe with pinto & red beans, potato, yam, onion, and green chilis.
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe with whole wheat flour and dark chocolate chips.