The simple truth is, you can never have enough clean eating slow cooker meals. It’s true. I’ve been cooking in my slow cooker for several weeks now because I just haven’t had the energy with everything going on around here to actually get into the kitchen for more than the 10 minutes it takes me […]
Search Results for: oatmeal
Need some Quick Easy Clean Eating Back To School Breakfast Ideas? I’ve got them for you! So ya. Mornings are busy again. You’re short on time, short on patience and maybe even short on groceries. But any way you look at it, you have to feed yourself and maybe the rug rats too before your day […]
Heading back to school? Here are 36 snack and lunch ideas! It’s time to head back to school!!! Parents everywhere are scrambling to collect the necessary supplies, kids are excited to see their friends every day (but not as excited to get back to the homework routine), and packing lunches and figuring out what’s for […]
These clean eating raspberry crumb bars are a deliciously light dessert. A while back, a reader emailed me a link to a recipe and asked if I could convert it for clean eating. And while I’m really doing my best to avoid desserts right now, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity simply because the photo […]
Vacations are beautiful, incredibly necessary things; they enable you to relax, unwind, and get away from life’s daily stressors. However, vacations themselves can be somewhat stressful when you’re trying to eat clean. If the thought of having to compromise your diet on vacation gives you anxiety, rest assured that with a little willpower and dedication, […]
These 40 clean eating road trip snacks are a great reminder that you don’t have to survive on convenience food on the road! Summer is around the corner and it will be a hot one this year! For some reason, on the hottest of days, we love to pile ourselves into these hot things called […]
This roasted sweet potato salad is the perfect, healthy alternative to traditional potato salad! The typical American get-together almost always includes potato salad. Few self-respecting occasions would be without it. But let’s face it, it’s not always the healthiest option at the picnic table. But it’s now officially summer, the kids are out of school […]
This clean eating peanut butter strawberry smoothie is sweet and has a natural boost of protein from the peanut butter and yogurt! Smoothies are an absolutely fabulous way to get tons of nutrition, even when you’re in a hurry. Plus, smoothies can be healthy AND sinfully delicious! If you’d like to add some extra nutrients […]
If you’ve ever wondered about protein powders and whether or not they are clean, wonder no longer. The fact is, none of them are clean. It’s true. There is no such thing as clean eating protein powder. Oh the horror!!! I know, I know. But think about it… You can’t go out to a tree in your […]
Start your morning off right with one of these delicious Clean Eating Breakfast Smoothies! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s important to pack as many nutrients into that meal as you possibly can and nothing gives you nutrients like fruits and vegetables. Paired with a little protein and some healthy fat, […]
This clean eating spring time breakfast casserole is perfect for your next breakfast or brunch! With the spring holiday coming up, I’m starting to look at recipes that I can share with family. Recipes that travel easily and offer something a little different at the holiday table. I also wanted something that would hold up […]
This breakfast smoothie recipe is an energy-filled start to your day! Since giving up dairy, I have to say my life has changed considerably. My food cravings have vanished, my skin is clearing up and I no longer have “fog brain”. But the problem with giving up dairy, is that coffee and all it’s counterparts […]
Yup, the pumpkins have sprouted up everywhere in town and I just couldn’t be any happier about it. You see, every year Mini Chef and I make a trip to our favorite pumpkin patch. And every year, I inevitably come home with way more pumpkins than I can handle. I love to buy them, but […]
These delicious, clean eating chocolate bottomed fig & oat bars are the perfect way to celebrate fig season! When I first started eating clean, my biggest worry was giving up dessert. I couldn’t fathom the idea of having dinner without a sweet followup. So in an effort to not feel deprived, I created a lot […]
This clean eating Mexican pumpkin rotini is packed with good for you nutrition! I stock up on cans of pumpkin when they are “in season” as my local store here only carries it seasonally. I buy enough to last me all year long. (I do that with fresh cranberries too!) And I’m really glad I […]
You’re away from home, maybe for the first time in your life, and the pizza and beer are everywhere. The parties, the freedom and some nice looking co-eds can be a huge distraction from doing what you need to do to stay healthy. And if you’re in a dorm room, the struggle is even worse. […]
This Clean Eating Kid’s Persimmon Smoothie is a gently sweet, nutritious smoothie that kids will enjoy! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a recipe specifically for the kiddos. But Mini Chef has been fighting a cold lately and I wanted to get a few extra nutrients into his diet to help his system […]
This clean eating cranberry banana smoothie recipe is perfect for cranberry lovers! Did you know that it’s recently been proven that cranberries have the most antioxidants of any fruit? These little goodies are a nutritional powerhouse, and definitely a superfood. Something I’d like to try and include in my eating plan on a daily basis […]
This fresh cranberry smoothie has a sweet, tangy flavor that is totally refreshing in the morning! One of my great joys during the holiday season is stocking up on fresh cranberries. CAN YOU EAT RAW CRANBERRIES? Absolutely! In fact, you’ll get the most nutrients from these amazing berries by eating them raw! (Although, some people […]
This pumpkin butter recipe is the only thing your morning toast is screaming for this season! Aaaah, fall has arrived in all it’s red, gold and brown glory. It’s my absolute favorite time of year. I seem to come alive during this season, and so does Mini Chef. All the leaves to jump in, tree […]
I have to say that aside from my Brownie Waffles or Savory Oatmeal, this may very well be my new favorite breakfast. The flavoring in these is perfect. Not too strong, not too weak. Top with a bit of Plum Butter or maple syrup and your day will be off to an amazing start! In […]
While I understand the concept of eating clean pretty well at this point, I’ve always been mystified by the eating plans that people follow just prior to a fitness competition.
As I move along in this weight loss struggle with all it’s “ups and downs”, I’m starting to see that carbs play a huge role in weight loss.
I always envision pumpkin flavored anything as a fall or winter thing. After all, that’s when you’re supposed to buy pumpkins, right?
This recipe came from a desperate attempt to feed Mini Chef one morning when I just had a small amount of produce and some eggs to get creative with.
Cranberries are an exceptional food. But the flavor is not the only wonderful thing about these little red berries.
When I get bored with my oatmeal (Sssshhhhh!! You didn’t read that!), I start looking at other grains. I truly believe that a variety of healthy foods is the best path to health. This cereal is a great way to try a different grain.
I love it when I can come up with a totally new recipe from leftovers. Something that I actually want to make again and again. The only problem with that is, I then have to be sure I always have those leftovers in the fridge! But I guess I could have worse problems…
When I lived in Germany, Muesli was a daily ritual. It was the way we started our breakfast and the tradition was seldom sidestepped.
I love Tosca Reno. Seriously, she’s my hero. I always figure if she can do it, so can I. She’s just a fantastic role model. Don’t you think? I have several of her books, and have thought about trying her “Cooler 1” plan many times. But I’ve never gotten past thinking about it simply because […]