Healthy Recipes

Pumpkin Power Muffins

The Thanksgiving holiday may have passed for this year, but in my neck of the woods, pumpkins are still quite in season, spilling out of my pantry. I roasted my own pumpkins for the thanksgiving pies, though I have one little pumpkin I spared, as my 5-year-old begged me not to "kill it too." But it [...]

The Healthiest Scrumptous Breakfast Cookies

This post is part of an October series about fitness, weight loss, and gluttony. To read all the posts in the series, see the index here. I love portable whole-grain breakfasts for those days that we are in a hurry. I ran across the idea of these breakfast cookies over and over again in various [...]

How to Cook Brussel Sprouts You Will Crave

That's a title I never thought I'd write. But the truth is, I DO crave them now. I don't remember ever eating brussel sprouts as a child. Or as an adult. But as I've branched out in the vegetable world and the culinary world over the past few years, I eyed them several times in [...]

Tropical Green Goodness: My Favorite Daily Smoothie

Time to pass along what has become a serious staple in my kitchen. This thing is packed with loads of vitamins, completely whole-food vegan, and will really charge you up for hours. I make an entire blender full of this as soon as I wake up every morning, and send my husband out the door with [...]

Healthier Crockpot Granola

It seems like every prepackaged granola I run across in the store is both loaded with sugar and overpriced! I've been making my own granola now for months, and it's made my family happy enough that I've stopped buying the processed stuff. A big advantage the crockpot has over the oven in cooking granola: it's a [...]