Creamy Zucchini Pasta

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

Fresh Strawberry Popsicles

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

Instant Berry Frozen Yogurt

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

Simple Spaghetti

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

Chocolate Chip Coconut Power Cookie

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

Lima Bean Soup

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

vegan gluten free brown rice and wild rice pilaf with fresh basil and pine nuts

Basil and Pine Nut Pilaf

Rice pilaf with fresh basil and pine nuts

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Muffins

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

Garlic Sauteed Swiss Chard with Romano Cheese

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

Healthy & Simple Valentine’s Day Dessert

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

Vegetarian Baked Ziti

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

Light vegetarian frittata with zucchini and tomatoes

Zucchini Frittata

Zucchini frittata made with tomato, zucchini, eggs, green onions, and mozzarella cheese

Slow Cooker Wheat Berry Cereal

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

Butternut squash soup seasoned with sage and curry for a comforting meal

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup with potatoes, corn, sage, and curry.

Easy Black Bean Burritos

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

Vegetarian Burritos with beans, avocado and vegetables

Ultimate Burritos

Ultimate Burritos are an easy, fabulously fresh, delicious balanced meal. The variety of beans, avocado and other vegetables make it healthy and delicious!

Healthy Chicken Tostadas

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

vegetarian quiche recipe with broccoli and red peppers

Christmas Quiche

Healthy quiche recipe with red bell peppers and broccoli.

Hidden Mushroom Lasagna

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

Oatmeal cookies recipe with pumpkin, chocolate chips, cranberries and whole wheat flour.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy whole grain oatmeal cookies recipe with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

Cheesy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

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

Thanksgiving healthy snack for Kids

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

Moist cornbread recipe with honey and yogurt

Super Moist Cornbread

Moist whole grain cornbread recipe.

Skinny Corn Chowder

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 with basil almonds and golden raisins recipe

Beautiful Barley and Chickpea Salad

Barley and Chickpea Salad recipe with toasted almonds, golden raisins, and fresh basil.

Apple Walnut Cake

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.

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Vegetarian Penne Pasta recipe with Butternut Squash and Sage

Butternut Squash Penne

Quick & easy Butternut Squash Penne pasta recipe. This version is healthy using olive oil instead of butter and hearty whole wheat penne pasta.

Healthy Halloween Snack #5: Witch Snack

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

Healthy Halloween Snack #4: Turkey & Cheese Pumpkin Sandwich

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

Healthy Halloween Snack #3: Banana Pretzel Spiders

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

Healthy Halloween Snack #2: Pumpkin Fruit

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. :

Healthy Halloween Snacks

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

Healthier Honey Caramel Apples

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.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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

Kale & Walnut Pesto

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

Zucchini Grinders recipe with zucchini, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, red pepper flakes cooked inside whole wheat sandwich buns.

Vitamin C Boost Green Smoothie

Vitamin C Boost Green Smoothie recipe with kale, pineapple, flax meal, orange, and banana.

whole grain breakfast crepe recipe with yogurt and fresh fruit

Whole Grain Breakfast Crepes

Whole Grain Breakfast Crepes are easy and healthy with yogurt, strawberries or any fruit you choose.

Karma curried dip recipe for roasted vegetables. Made of yogurt, grape seed spread, curry, and spices

Karma Curried Dipping Sauce

Curry sauce recipe good for dipping vegetables in. Includes grape seed spread, plain yogurt, curry powder, & ginger.

vegetarian tortillas with beans and cheese

Tortilla Patties

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 whole wheat noodles and spinach

Vegetarian Lasagna

Vegetarian Lasagna recipe with mushrooms, spinach, olives and cottage cheese.

Whole Wheat Pastry Dough

Whole wheat pastry dough recipe with butter and whole wheat.

roasted vegetables recipe seasoned with olive oil, sea salt, and italian seasonings

Oven Baked Herbed Vegetables

vegetable wedges are coated with oil and sea salt and then roasted to perfection in this simple recipe.

potato salad recipe with green beans and feta

New Potato & Feta Salad

New Potato & Feta Salad recipe with fresh green beans.

Easy slow cooker vegetarian refried beans recipe

Slow-Cooker Refried Beans

Refried beans crockpot recipe

Pears baked with brown sugar and cinnamon make this recipe sweet and satisfying

Baked Pears

Baked Pears recipe with brown sugar, cinnamon, dried fruit, and yogurt.

tomatillos and black beans are the filling for this tasty enchilada recipe

Tomatillo and Black Bean Enchiladas

Vegetarian Enchilada recipe filled with black beans, tomatillo salsa and Monterrey Jack cheese.

strawberry spinach salad recipe with poppy seed dressing

Summery Strawberry Spinach Salad

Summery spinach salad recipe tossed with strawberries, green onions, almonds, and a sweet tangy poppy dressing.

stir fry recipe made with fresh ginger, bok choy, snow peas, pepper, and onion served over brown rice

Colorful Asian Stir Fry

Healthy Asian Stir Fry recipe is gluten-free with tofu, brown rice, carrots, onion, fresh ginger, bell pepper, bok-choy, and cashews.

mango sorbet with lime recipe

Mango Sorbet

Healthy sorbet recipe made with fresh mango, lime juice, sugar and water.

Vegetarian wrap recipe with avocado cucumber tomato and sprouts

California Tortilla Sandwich

Tortilla Sandwich Wrap recipe with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, cream cheese, sprouts and salsa.

Tropical Stir Fry with cashews, pineapple, coconut and vegetables.

Aloha Tropical Stir-Fry

Tropical Stir Fry recipe with red onion, bell pepper, snow peas, cashews, pineapple, and shredded coconut.

Healthy Pasta Vert Stir Fry recipe with Avocado, Zucchini, Asparagus and snap peas

Pasta Vert

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.

Vegetarian sandwich with avocado peppers cucumber tomatoes and sprouts

Avocado Veggie Sandwich

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.

Vegetarian Cobb Salad recipe full of protein and veggies

Vegetarian Cobb Salad

Yummy Vegetarian Cobb Salad recipe with lots of fresh veggies and protein-rich beans, eggs and cheese to fill you up.

Creamy Waldorf salad with Avocado Citrus Dressing

Creamy Waldorf Salad

Improved Creamy Waldof Salad with easy avocado citrus dressing and no marshmallows – delicious, gluten-free and healthy!

brown and wild rice pilaf recipe with almonds and golden raisins

Honeymoon Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf with almonds, raisins, brown rice and wild rice.

zingy bean salsa recipe with beans, pepper, tomato, corn, onion and cilantro

Zingy Bean Salsa

Zingy Bean Salsa with beans, corn, pepper, tomato, onion and salsa.

Biscuits recipe made with buttermilk and whole wheat

Baking Powder Biscuits

Healthy delicious Biscuits recipe made with whole wheat flour and baking powder.

Vegetarian potato soup with swiss cheese

Potato Soup

Hearty, creamy potato soup recipe is easy, economical, healthy and satisfying. It’s a family favorite!

High Protein Coconut Cookies- Gluten Free

High Protein Coconut Cookies- Gluten Free recipe with coconut flour, honey, and shredded coconut.

Salade Niçoise

Healthy Salade Niçoise is an easy perfect entree will flavorful toppings blended with yummy French goodness.

Lemon poppy seed muffin with honey recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Sweet poppy seed muffin recipe with fresh lemon and honey.

Grilled Italian Polenta recipe with mushrooms and olives

Grilled Italian Polenta

Slow Cooker polenta recipe topped with an italian tomato mushroom sauce.

Almond Broccoli Soup recipe- great for freezing and perfect for a light meal anytime of day

Almond Broccoli Soup

Almond Broccoli Soup Recipe with broccoli, almond butter, onions, thyme, nutmeg, dill, tamari, and lemon juice.

healthy crunchy green bean recipe with almonds

Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine recipe with garlic and toasted almonds

Cranberry orange scone recipe with whole wheat flour

Lemon/Cranberry-Orange Scones

Lemon scone recipe with chopped almonds and cranberries.

Grilled Tofu

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.

Cocoa Almonds recipe with cinnamon, agave nectar, raw sugar, cocoa powder and sea salt

Cocoa Almonds

Cocoa Almonds recipe with honey, maple sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon.

Multi-grain waffles recipe with buttermilk

Multi Grain Waffles

Multi Gran Waffles made with oats, kamut, rye, spelt & corn.

tastey coffee cake recipe that is low fat

Coffee Cake

Whole wheat coffee cake with honey and yogurt.

Wassail recipe with apple cider, citrus juices, and spices


Wassail recipe with apple cider, orange juice, pineapple juice, cinnamon, cloves, and honey.

Potatoes Au-Gratin with Swiss Cheese

Potatoes Au Gratin

Fabulous Potatoes Au Gratin recipe with swiss, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, milk & lite sour cream.

salad recipe with cranberries gorgonzola and walnuts

Cranberry Gorgonzola Salad

Salad with granny-smith apples, cranberries, gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.

Vegetarian Potato Pot Pie recipe for dinner

potato pie

Potato pie recipe with cottage cheese, russet & gold potatoes, spinach, and cheese.

Blender pancakes with fresh wheat recipe

Blender Pancakes

Easy honey whole wheat pancakes recipe made in the blender.

Turkey Cheese Roll-Ups snack recipe with deli meat and cheese

Turkey Cheese Roll-Ups

Turkey Cheese Roll-Ups snack is filling and quick.

healthy tomato soup recipe

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy tomato soup with italian herbs and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. A great recipe for lunch or dinner.

Vegetarian Lasagna recipe with zucchini, summer squash, garlic, peppers, pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese

Vegetarian Lasagna

Vegetarian Lasagna recipe with zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, garlic, red onion, yellow pepper, basil, pasta sauce, and cheeses.

Healthy popcorn snack with grape seed oil

Air Popped Popcorn

Healthy air popped popcorn sprinkled with grape seed oil & sea salt is perfect for a movie snack.

Healthy Turkey Spaghetti recipe with garlic, turkey, stewed tomatoes, italian seasonings and whole grain spaghetti noodles

Healthy Turkey Spaghetti

Healthy Turkey Spaghetti recipe with lean ground turkey, onion, garlic, stewed tomatoes, italian seasoning, worcestershire sauce, and bell pepper.

Weight Loss Soup Mexican recipe with cabbage, zucchini, red pepper, mexican seasonings, greens, and squash.

Weight Loss Soup – Mexican Style

Healthy Weight Loss Soup- Mexican Style recipe with zucchini, spinach, corn, kale, V8 Juice, butternut squash and seasonings.

Multi Grain Chips & Salsa make a great snack.

Multi Grain Chips & Salsa

Multi Grain Chips & Salsa is a super fast, & refreshing snack.

healthy gluten free vegetarian pizza recipe with brown rice crust and loaded with veggies and pinapple

Brown Rice Pizza

Pizza recipe made with brown rice crust, layered with pizza sauce, and topped with Mozzarella cheese, black olives, pineapple, mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes

vegetarian chivito burger with egg

Chivito Veggie-Burgers

Easy and hearty Chivito Veggie Burger recipe for a flavorful, healthy and vegetarian alternative to traditional burgers.

Quick Edamame & Sea Salt snack is filling and healthy.

Edamame & Sea Salt

Edamame & Sea Salt is a great filling snack that is high in fiber.

Cabbage salad recipe with cucumber, red pepper, and tangy poppyseed dressing

Cabbage Salad

Cabbage Salad recipe made with an oil & vinegar dressing

Butternut Squash Rice Curry Soup with potatoes, brown rice, butternut squash and coconut milk.

Butternut Rice Curry Soup

Hearty Butternut Rice Curry Soup recipe that is flavored with coconut milk, sage and curry.

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Snack is healthy and satisfying

Fruit & Yogurt

Fruit & yogurt is a great quick snack to keep you going strong.

crunchy banana muffins recipe with oats, honey, and pecans

Crunchy Banana Muffins

Banana muffin recipe with pecans, oats and honey.

Beans & Rice recipe caribbean style with black and pinto beans, cabbage and banana

Caribbean Beans & Rice

Caribbean Beans & Rice recipe. Start with brown rice, layer with a flavorful bean mixture, and top with salsa, cashews, lime, banana, cabbage and tomatoes.

Avocado snack stuffed with salsa

Stuffed Avocado & Chips

Stuffed Avocado & Chips is a great option for a healthy and quick snack.

Granola-in-Bowl recipe with oats, honey, nuts and berries

Groovy Granola

Easy Granola recipe is crunchy and delicious, with heart-healthy honey, and oats.

Pumpkin seed protein smoothie recipe with soy milk, almonds, dates, protein powder, and pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Seed Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin Seed Protein Smoothie recipe with pumpkin, banana, peanut butter, almonds and flax meal for a healthy and filling drink.

Healthy quick snack of tuna on rye crisp

Tuna Mix on Rye Crisp

Tuna Mix on Rye Crisp is a refreshing and filling snack. Make with veggie mayo, olives, onion and celery.

Pumpkin Seed No Bake Cookies recipe with rolled oats, chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, and flax seed

Pumpkin Seed No Bake Power Cookies

Healthy Pumpkin Seed No Bake Power Cookies recipe with oats, chocolate chips, pumpkin puree and peanut butter.

Oatmeal with steel cut oats and soy milk

Homestyle Steel Cut Oats

Homestyle Steel Cut Oats recipe is a healthy, delicious easy way to start your day off right.

Vegetarian minestrone soup recipe with beans and vegetables

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup with carrots, celery, green beans, kidney beans, cabbage and spinach.

Healthy almonds snack


Raw almonds are a healthy snack choice.

Oatmeal applesauce cookie recipe with applesauce, chocolate chips, nuts, flax seed, olive oil, whole wheat flour, and stevia

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies recipe, low-fat, low-sugar packed with whole grain goodness and dark chocolate chips.

Shepherd's Pie recipe with no meat and all veggies

Shepherds Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie recipe with green beans, mushrooms, corn, peas, onion, and mashed potatoes.

orchard crumble recipe with peaches, plums and heathly crumble of whole wheat flour, oats, and brown sugar

Orchard Crumble

Fruit cobbler recipe with plums, peaches, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Cinnamon & cocoa turkey chili recipe with cinnamon, cocoa, white beans & turkey

Cinnamon & Cocoa Turkey Chili

Healthy cinnamon & cocoa turkey chili recipe with cannellini beans, oregano, tomatoes and lean turkey.

Harvest popsicles recipe with vegetables and fruits.

Sugar Free Harvest Popsicles

Harvest popsicles recipe with apples, orange juice, spinach, carrots and beets.

Multi grain bread recipe with flax, chia, and coconut oil

Anne’s Grain Mix Bread

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 lentil & rice taco filling, peppers, cilantro, corn, beans, and catalina dressing

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Easy Vegetarian Taco Salad recipe with romain lettuce, taco filling, whole grain tortilla chips, black beans, peppers, cooked corn, avocado, queso fresco and salsa.

Quick shrimp ceviche recipe with avocado, shrimp, lemon & lime, cucumber, red onion, and serrano chiles

Shrimp Ceviche

Easy shrimp ceviche recipe with cucumber, cilantro, serrano chiles and avocado.

Quinoa with Roasted Veggies recipe; carrots, zucchini, red and yellow peppers, sprinkled with italian dressing

Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

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

Healthy summer squash lasagna recipe, with zucchini and summer squash

Summer Squash Lasagna

Noodle-less quick summer squash lasagna recipe with fresh tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash.

Easy garden fresh pizza recipe with fresh vegetables and whole grain crust.

Garden Fresh Pizza

Whole grain garden fresh pizza recipe with fresh basil, summer squash, red onion & bell pepper.

Tofu dessert pie recipe with bananas and chocolate

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie recipe with a sweet nut crust and creamy chocolate tofu fillling.

Gluten free power brownies recipe with black beans and pecans

Power Brownies

Protein power brownie recipe with black beans, cocoa, dark chocolate chips and pecans – gluten-free!

Freshly sliced tomatoes recipe topped with salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

Heirloom Garden Tomatoes

Easy heirloom garden tomatoes recipe with salt and fresh ground pepper; delicious summertime snack.

Tossed Caprese Salad recipe with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarrella tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Tossed Caprese Salad

Fresh tossed caprese salad recipe with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil; tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Quick mango salsa recipe with cucumber, cilantro and red onion.

Mango Salsa

Fresh mango salsa recipe with cilantro and lime.

Healthy chocolate almond biscotti recipe made with whole wheat flour.

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Biscotti

Healthy, delicious and pretty Chocolate Biscotti recipe with whole wheat and almond slices.

Summer Sprouted Bean Salad with Avocado

Summer Sprouted Bean Salad

Sprouted Bean Salad recipe with cherry tomatoes, avocado, sweet peppers, cilantro and topped with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette sauce.

Vegetarian Tacos

Fresh, Crispy Vegetarian Tacos with lentils, brown rice, tomatoes you can make in the crock pot.

Soft and chewy banana bread recipe with whole wheat flour

Streusel Banana Bread

Healthy whole grain banana bread recipe with streusel topping

Quinoa with sweet corn salad recipe; drizzled with rice vinegar and olive oil.

Quinoa and Sweet Corn Salad

Quinoa salad recipe with sweet corn, fresh chives & parsley.

Spinach Kale Tortilla Triangles

Cheesy spinach and kale quesadilla recipe with whole wheat tortillas.

Quick & Easy Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Quick & Easy trail mix recipe with seeds, dried fuit, nuts, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate.

Lemony Quinoa & Avocado Salad

Lemony Quinoa & Avocado Salad

Quinoa salad recipe with fresh spinach, avocados, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garbanzo beans & topped with a sweet lemon dressing.

Low fat pasta recipe tossed with fresh vegetables and gorgonzola cheese.

Gorgonzola Rigatoni with Veggies

Low fat creamy pasta recipe with gorgonzola cheese, broccoli, grape tomatoes, mushrooms and olives.

Tart frozen yogurt with berries

Tart Frozen Yogurt with Berries

Tart frozen yogurt recipe with greek yogurt, agave nectar and fresh berries.

vegan black bean soup with fresh lime, salsa.Garnish with crumbled tortilla chips

Easiest Black Bean & Salsa Soup

Quick & Easy Black bean and salsa vegan soup recipe with salsa, limes, cilantro & black beans.

Dairy free strawberry ice cream recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Sugar-free Strawberry Ice Cream recipe with frozen strawberries, banana & coconut milk.

macaroni and cheese for grownups with pasta, cheese, tofu, and vegetables

Mac ‘n Cheese For Grown-Ups

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese recipe with vegetables and tofu grown ups and kids alike will love!

No Bake Raw Almond Peanut-butter Cookies

No Cook Peanut Butter Cookies

Quick and Easy No Bake Cookie recipe with rolled oats, almonds, chocolate chips and sesame seeds.

Green Bean Tofu Stirfry with almonds - quick & easy

Chinese Green Beans, Tofu & Almonds

Chinese Green Bean Almond & Tofu Stir Fry- a quick and easy recipe.

Healthy breakfast or snack recipe of whole grain toast with almond butter and strawberries

Strawberry Almond Toast

Simple toast recipe with almond butter and fresh strawberries.

Healthy & Delicious Cilantro Baked Tilapia recipe

Cilantro Baked Tilapia

Healthy, easy Cilantro Baked tilapia recipe with a ginger cilantro glaze.

quick & easy delicious fruit salad recipe

Easy Fruit Salad

Easy fruit salad recipe with fresh fruit like cantaloupe, apple, pomegranate, blueberries, and pineapple.

Garlic Red Potatoes Recipe with Herbs

Garlic Herbed Potatoes

Quick & easy Savory Red Potato recipe with herbs and garlic.

Easy healthy brown-rice-pudding recipe

Brown Rice Pudding

Creamy and healthy brown rice pudding recipe with rice milk, sugar and rice.

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe recipe with lentils & brown rice

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Easy vegetarian sloppy joe recipe with lentils and brown rice in the slow cooker!

whole wheat pasta recipe with tuna and baby peas for a quick healthy meal

Angel Hair Pasta with Tuna & Baby Peas

Whole wheat angel hair pasta tossed with a tuna & baby peas in cream sauce recipe

Easy healthy granola bar recipe with toasted almonds oats cranberries coconut and puffed rice

No-Bake Almond Granola Bars

Healthy granola bar recipe with almonds, oats, puffed brown rice, sunflower seeds, coconut and cranberries.

Fluffy whole grain blueberry muffins recipe for breakfast or brunch

Blueberrylicious Muffins

Blueberry Muffin Recipe with yogurt, whole wheat flour, blueberries.

Vegan Raw Chocolate Pudding recipe with avocado, bananas & cocoa

Raw Chocolate Pudding

Delicious Raw Vegan chocolate pudding recipe with avocado, bananas, and soy milk. Healthy, quick and easy to make.

Green Chili Vegetarian Enchiladas Casserole recipe layered with yams, beans, cheese, corn tortillas and green chilis

Green Chile Enchilada Vegetarian Casserole

Quick & Easy Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole recipe with green chilis, yams, beans and corn.

Healthy Cinco-de-Mayo-recipe-menu

Healthy Cinco de Mayo Menu!

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.

healthy oriental gluten-free salad with rice noodles, tofu and spinach

Oriental Noodle Salad

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.

Southwestern easy salad recipe with avocado & cilantro lime dressing

Southwest Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

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 & healthy Peanut Butter Banana Protein-Shake

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Easy Protein shake recipe with peanut butter and bananas, healthy way to start your day.

fluffy whole grain buttermilk blueberry lemon pancake recipe

Blueberry Lemonade Pancakes

Fabulously light and fluffy Blueberry Lemonade Pancakes, made with buttermilk with or without blueberries.

Vegan sandwich with hummus avocado cucumber red pepper and lettuce: Easy Avocado Recipe

Yum Hummus Sandwich

Easy and healthy vegan sandwich recipe with hummus, avocado, red pepper and cucumber.

whole wheat vegan bread with texture and taste of english muffins

English Muffin Bread

Scrumptious English Muffin Bread recipe, it’s easy, healthy and vegan, with whole wheat flour and has the wonderful spongy texture of English muffins!

Black Bean Burger recipe with Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese

Black Bean Burger Melt

Easy & quick Black bean burger recipe topped with avocado, melted swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms.

easy healthy whole grain carrot muffins for easter

Sweet Carrot Muffins

Sweet Carrot Muffins are a yummy, easy, healthy way to start your day! This recipe is slightly sweet, whole grain, moist and soft.

Hummus recipe with chick peas, tahini, and seasonings

Simple Hummus

Simple Hummus with garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

raw gazpacho with tomato cucumber red pepper v8 juice

Quick and Healthy Gazpacho

Fresh gazpacho with tomato, cucumber, celery, red pepper, V8 juice, and vinegar

pancake mix recipe with flax oats barley whole wheat brown rice and rye

Emily’s Multi-Grain Pancake Mix

pancake mix recipe with whole wheat, barley, oat, brown rice, and rye flour.

whole grain pumpkin bars with chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares

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

sweet and savory salad recipe with nuts cranberries pears and apples

Woodhouse Salad

Green salad recipe with apples, pears, cranberries, and cashews.

Tortilla filled with spinach and melted cheese recipe

Spinach Tortilla Wedges

Tortilla wedge recipe stuffed with spinach and Gouda cheese.

fingerling potato and asparagus skillet for healthy gluten free dinner

Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes & Asparagus

Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes & Asparagus for a quick meal

Quick and easy Fish Tacos with cabbage slaw and cilantro lime dressing

Flying Fish Tacos

Corn tortillas filled with fish, cabbage slaw, avocados, bell peppers, and smothered in a cilantro lime dressing for a delicious fish taco.

Creamy mashed potatoes & skins with Yukon Gold and Russets.

Mashed Potatoes with Skins

Mashed potatoes with a blend of Yukon Gold and Russet mixed with butter, milk, salt & pepper.

Falafel recipe with chickpeas


Baked Falafel with chickpeas.

tzatziki cucumber yogurt sauce for gyro falafel dressing or dip

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Refreshing tzatziki cucumber yogurt sauce with fresh dill.

hearty creamy vegetable soup with carrots, potatoes, thyme, marjoram, nutmeg and ginger

Country Vegetable Soup

Country vegetable soup with root vegetables, brown rice, and spinach.

Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate for a fast easy dessert

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries

Asparagus crepes with white sauce recipe

Asparagus Crepes

Asparagus Crepes recipe with low fat white sauce.

Healthy fruit smoothie for breakfast or a snack

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit smoothie with blended fruit and juice, yogurt, or milk.

healthy and refreshing green smoothie drink to renew energy

Green Drink

Green drink with pineapple juice, ice and kale (or other greens).

Whole wheat toast with avocado easy healthy lunch snack

Whole Grain Toast with Avocado

Deliciously quick and easy avocado spread on whole grain toast recipe.

crock pot polenta with spinach and red peppers healthy dinner

Spanish Polenta and Butter Beans

Spanish polenta topped with spinach butter bean mixture – gluten free healthy and delicious.

Raw vegetarian wrap sandwich recipe with avocado bean sprouts and carrots

Raw Veggie Wrap

Healthy and easy Raw Veggie Wrap recipe with avocado, mung bean sprouts, zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes and fresh basil.

Steamed Vegetables with healthy Cheese Sauce for dinner

Steamed Veggies with Cheese Sauce

Family favorite quick and easy recipe for Steamed Veggies with Cheese Sauce. Healthy, hearty and flavorful meal in itself or a terrific side dish

easy dinner sweet potatoes with black beans and tomatoes

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Loaded sweet potato with black beans, diced tomatoes and cheese for a quick and easy meal.

Hearty Vegetable Pot Pie recipe with whole wheat crust

Hearty Vegetable Pot-Pie

Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe with carrots, broccoli, potatoes, and mushrooms.

cinnamon sugar chips with sweet fruit salsa (kiwi, strawberries, apples, raspberries or blueberries)

Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips with Fruit Salsa

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 with zucchini summer squash mushrooms and carrots

Rainbow Couscous

Rainbow Couscous recipe is delightfully light and fluffy healthy and delicious vegetarian.

healthy baked potatoes stuffed with broccoli mushrooms onions and cheese recipe for an easy meal

Veggie & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

potatoes stuffed with veggies and cheese recipe

Tropical Fruit Parfait

Parfait with mango, pineapple, strawberries, coconut flakes, and plain yogurt.

Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe, easy and healthy

Oatmeal Porridge

Steel-Cut Oatmeal Porridge recipe is an easy, healthy superfood!

Three-Pepper-Fajitas recipe, easy

Three Pepper Fajitas

Three Pepper Fajita recipe is quick, filling, healthy, easy, and delicious! Ole!

healthy vegetarian enchilada casserole recipe with beans peppers and olives

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole recipe with corn tortillas, pinto beans, corn, olives, green chilies, cottage cheese and homemade enchilada sauce.

baked potato recipe with vegetarian toppings such as broccoli, vegetarian baked beans and steamed veggies

Baked Potato Buffet

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.

Guacamole Perfection easy avocado recipe

Guacamole Perfection

Healthy and amazing easy Guacamole Perfection recipe, a meal in itself or the perfect compliment to any Mexican dish.

Vegetarian panini sandwich recipe with onions and peppers

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Vegetarian sandwich recipe grilled with mushrooms, onion, green pepper, olives, lettuce and tomato.

Healthy Vegetarian Mini Pizza recipe

whole wheat bun pizza

Kid-friendly easy pizza recipe with whole wheat bun.

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese recipe

Mac and Cheese Homestyle

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 basil pesto recipe with basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, olive oil, and parmesan cheese

Basil Pesto

Fresh pesto made with basil leaves, pine nuts, salt, olive oil, and parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian Chili Recipe with beans, chilis, and olives

Lost Mission Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili recipe with pinto & red beans, potato, yam, onion, and green chilis.

Caramelized pineapple recipe; serve with yogurt, ice cream, or berries

Caramelized Pineapple

Pineapple caramelized with brown sugar.

Moist chocolate cake recipe with zucchini

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe with whole wheat flour and dark chocolate chips.

Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito recipe with tofu, potato, veggie sausage, and peppers

Breakfast Burrito

Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito recipe with seasoned tofu, red pepper, bok choy and cheese.