Recipe: Easy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

It’s not even officially summer yet, but temperatures are definitely on the rise! During this hotter weather, I love making frozen yogurt, I use a super easy and clean eating recipe for Strawberry Frozen Yogurt! Ready in less than 5 minutes and filled with ripe, delicious, in-season berries that I’ve frozen, this recipe is one of my go-to recipes to entertain and cool off!

A delicious, clean eating recipe for Easy Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt that's ready in less than five minutes and made with 3-4 ingredients!

Unfortunately, most of the store-bought ice creams and frozen yogurts have more sugar than fruit in them. That’s why I love this recipe for Easy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt so much—it totally turns that equation upside down and is made with more fruit than anything else! And for a little extra sweetness, I add an unprocessed sweetener like maple syrup or honey. 🙂 (more…)

A delicious, clean eating recipe for Easy Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt that's ready in less than five minutes and made with 3-4 ingredients!

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Recipe: Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

I’ve heard it so many times. “I’d cook vegetables more often, but they’re such a hassle to make” or “my family won’t like them.” Well, I’m here to disprove those complaints once and for all with my Roasted Asparagus with Mushrooms and Tomatoes recipe. 🙂

Want a side dish that looks like it took hours to prepare, but only took minutes? Then try my delicious Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Mushrooms!

And before you even think of uttering “but my son/daughter/husband doesn’t like tomatoes or mushrooms” objection, don’t worry … the tomatoes and mushrooms are super easy to sort out so you can give more of them to those of us who LOVE THEM! Or, if you’re in a family of mushroom or tomato-haters, feel free to just leave one or both out.

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Want a side dish that looks like it took hours to prepare, but only took minutes? Then try my delicious Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Mushrooms!

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Recipe: Asparagus And Green Bean Salad

If you’ve been following me a while you know how much I love vegetables—with asparagus and green beans being two of my favorites. That’s why I love this Asparagus and Green Bean Salad recipe SO MUCH!

My Asparagus and Green Bean Salad proves that two great tastes can taste even better together! So delicious and easy, it's perfect for any night of the week!

Served chilled, this is the perfect, make-ahead salad for a brunch, picnic, or dinner. And although it looks like it takes a lot of time to make, it can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes.

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This Creamy Asparagus and Green Bean Salad proves that two great tastes can taste even better together! So delicious and easy, it's perfect for any night of the week!

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Recipe: Creamy Dill Dressing

It’s no secret—I love salads! But what makes a good salad great are fresh veggies and an amazing salad dressing like this Creamy Dill Dressing with Feta!

When you're looking to dress up a salad, fish, or veggies, try this delicious Creamy Dill Dressing. It's simply amazing and comes together in 5 minutes or less!

And although this Creamy Dill Dressing is absolutely perfect for salads, don’t stop there. Instead, use it to dress up fish, chicken, or your favorite veggies. Yes, it’s so good you’ll definitely want to lick your plate! 🙂 (more…)

When you're looking to dress up a salad, fish, or veggies, try this delicious Creamy Dill Dressing. It's simply amazing and comes together in 5 minutes or less!

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Recipe: Gorgonzola Pasta with Vegetables

My whole family loves pasta, so I’m always on the lookout for a new pasta creation to try out at home. I recently was out to dinner and tried a bite (or two) of a friend’s Gorgonzola Pasta dish. After asking the chef about his recipe, I came up with my own restaurant-inspired version. And voilà my Gorgonzola Pasta with Vegetables recipe was born!

This Gorgonzola Pasta recipe is so delicious and easy PLUS it's made with lots of healthy ingredients like whole wheat pasta, vegetables, and mushrooms!

 

True to form, my first changes to the recipe were all about making it a little healthier to eat and easier to prepare! How? Here’s what I did: (more…)

This Gorgonzola Pasta recipe is so delicious and easy PLUS it's made with lots of healthy ingredients like whole wheat pasta, vegetables, and mushrooms!

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Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie: Made From Scratch?

Although Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie claims to be prepared from scratch, a closer look at its ingredients tells a different story!I grew up eating frozen Chicken Pot Pie. As a child of a working mom in the 70’s and 80’s, Swanson Chicken Pot Pies were one of her go-to solutions for getting a meal on the table after a long day of work.

While I’m not exactly sure what was in those Swanson Chicken Pot Pies, my jaw dropped when I saw a recent advertisement by Marie Callender.

Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie TV Commercial

Here’s a full script of Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie advertisement:

Marie believes that her chicken pot pie gives you the perfect recipe for catching up with family. So she takes the time to prepare a golden flaky crust made from scratch and mixes crisp vegetables with all white meat and bakes it to perfection. Because Marie Callender knows that making the perfect dinner isn’t as easy as pie, but finding someone to enjoy it sure is. Marie Callender’s—It’s time to savor! And now there’s even more to savor with family sized pot pies.

What so wrong with this ad?

The line that really gets under my skin is:

“So she takes the time to prepare golden flaky crust made from scratch.” (more…)

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Recipe: The BEST Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Ever

I love comfort foods like Chicken Pot Pie. Unfortunately, most of the pre-packaged/frozen versions contain some not-s0-good ingredients and additives—despite what their advertising might say! So what’s my answer? My BEST Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe Ever!

Ditch the store-bought pot pie and make this BEST EVER Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe tonight! It's made with 100% REAL ingredients and is so delicious!

Made with 100% real ingredients like my delicious whole wheat pie crust, this Chicken Pot Pie recipe comes together really easily. And since it’s filled with lots of veggies like peas, carrots, celery, and onions, you don’t need any vegetable side dishes with it. That said, I love to serve it with a side salad like my Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds. (more…)

Ditch the store-bought pot pie and make this BEST EVER Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe tonight! It's made with 100% REAL ingredients and is so delicious!

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Recipe: Simply Delicious Orange Vinaigrette

I’m always mixing up different salad dressings. Honestly, there isn’t an easier way to add flavor to your salad. AND, you avoid all those processed ingredients that are in most bottled dressings!

My latest creation is an Orange Vinaigrette! I use it to dress my Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds, and WOW is it amazing.

Dress up your salad with this amazing and easy Orange Vinaigrette! Perfect for any salad, it's especially tasty over my Orange Spinach Salad with Almonds!

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Dress up your salad with this amazing and easy Orange Vinaigrette! Perfect for any salad, it's especially tasty over my Orange Spinach Salad with Almonds!

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Recipe: Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds

I love spinach! That wasn’t always the case, though. Growing up it was one of those veggies that got pushed around my plate. 😮

These days, though, I love spinach in so many different ways—sauteed, creamed, in soup and smoothies, and especially as a base for salads like my Orange Spinach Salad with Almonds and an Orange Vinaigrette. Yummm!

This delicious Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds is an amazing, citrusy twist on the classic Spinach Salad.

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Recipe: The BEST Breakfast Burrito EVER!

I love Mexican food. And when I tasted my first breakfast burrito years ago, I was over the moon! Unfortunately, many of the breakfast burritos you can buy are filled with additives and highly processed ingredients. 🙁 Yes, that’s my sad face! Thankfully, making delicious breakfast burritos with REAL ingredients isn’t that difficult!

These best breakfast burritos ever are filled with red potatoes, onions, eggs, and sausage with a vegetarian option for those cutting out meat!

The BEST Breakfast Burrito EVER Your Whole Family Will Love!

In fact, the hardest part is finding or making whole-wheat tortillas. Other than that it’s a simple as making a scramble, loading up your burrito, and then topping it with your favorite condiments. But to take out the guesswork, I’ve come up with my recipe for the BEST Breakfast Burritos EVER! (more…)

These best breakfast burritos ever are filled with red potatoes, onions, eggs, and sausage with a vegetarian option for those cutting out meat!

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Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Blueberries

Yesterday we celebrated Katie’s 9th birthday with these Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats! I like to call them PB&J Dog Treats, but I confess—they don’t contain any jelly (that’s a good thing, btw). But when I was making these dog treats they smelled EXACTLY like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, hence the name!

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Your Puppy Will Love!

Made with oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, applesauce, and a little salt, these homemade peanut butter dog treats are amazing. And boy, does Katie love them! It was hard to get her to stay put for this photo, but in general, she’s a pretty well-behaved dog—especially for a treat! (more…)

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are made with 100% real ingredients like oatmeal, peanut butter, blueberries, and applesauce. No additives or artificial ingredients for your puppy!

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