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heavenly carrot cake muffins.

carrot cake muffinsFair warning: I’m about to get all overly-emphatic-blogger-chick on you. You know the type that gush on and on about how A-MAZ-ING every single thing they ever make tastes? The type that knows all about grammar and proper word usage but somehow loses all desire to care if the sentence is written correctly because, yum. Forgive me? Because, yum.

But seriously. These carrot cake muffins. Heavenly may be a bit of a stretch, but I cannot even begin to tell you how wonderful they are. You just have to taste the perfection yourself. It’s a good thing they are healthy because I could have eaten every single one of them. It was love at first bite. 💕 Sigh… It really is unfortunate that “healthy” doesn’t equate to “calorie-free” isn’t it? But I digress… Continue reading

blueberry bliss smoothie.

blueberry bliss smoothie

Sometimes breakfast calls for something fast, easy, delicious, and as always, nutritious. This blueberry bliss smoothie meets all the requirements! It only takes three simple ingredients: blueberries, bananas, and coconut water. Continue reading

healthy chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.

healthy chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

When it comes to sweet treats I have this little problem. A problem otherwise known as no-self-control. Well, really it’s more like the lack of desire to control myself. I could control myself if I wanted to… ;). Whatever the case may be, it is the reason I rarely make cookies or any other such easy-to-eat-entirely-too-yummy food. Somehow if I make a batch of cookies they seem to magically make their way into my mouth until they are all gone – much to the dismay of my boys whose self-control is still subject to mommy-control. I suppose it really isn’t fair that they get just one cookie after dinner and I get 30 after they go to bed… Continue reading

all fruit berry smoothie.

all fruit berry smoothie

One easy way to include a serving or two of fruit in your day is with a quick smoothie. If you’ve got a decent blender and some frozen fruit, it takes only minutes to put something together.  For my family, the secret ingredient for a winning smoothie is pineapple.  With equal parts pineapple to other fruits, I can pretty much get away with any combination of fruits (and an occasional handful of spinach!) without adding any sweeteners or dairy substitutes.  Our favorite combination is blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple.  Give it a try.  Let me know what you think and share your favorites below! Continue reading

fresh tomatillo sauce.

tomatillo sauce

I know I promised you a recipe for fresh tomatillo sauce when I posted my recipe for black bean & quinoa tacos, and I promise I’ll get there, but first a plug for eating well… Continue reading

chocolate banana strawberry parfait.

The first time I made this for breakfast, my boys were just sure I was crazy.  Chocolate pudding for breakfast?  Awesome!  But of course I wouldn’t give them just any pudding for breakfast.  No dairy.  No added sweeteners, preservatives, or other chemical “enhancements.”  Just fresh fruit and cocoa.  Rich in antioxidants.  Delicious.  Top with easy homemade granola or eat it as is.  Makes a great breakfast or dessert.

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