Whole grain rice lasagna

So I attempted to make lasagna once. I made it for my now fiance’s and my anniversary. I can’t remember which one. After awhile they all kind of blend together. Regardless, it was probably back in 2007 or so when I made it. The point is that it was way before I really started getting…

Spooktacular mint shake

So really im not sure what mint has to do with Halloween or spooky things but I thought this could be fun for the kids if the shake was dyed a green color. This could be done by adding spinach or by simply adding a few drops of green food dye. Although I opted not…

Tropical Pineapple oat smoothie

Since I’ve been working, I’ve been finding that smoothies have been a great pick-me-up once I get home. Especially since I’ve taken to working out the 30 minutes before I go to work. By the time i get home, im pretty pooped. So smoothies are a great way to get some nutrients into my body…

Alternative (flourless, eggless) chocolate chip cookie

Love cookies but hate the extra sugar and fat? Well I found this recipe on chocolatecoveredkatie.com (recipe can be found here) and had to share. This is a great alternative chocolate chip cookie that contains oats (instead of flour) and dates (instead of white sugar). You get all of the chocolatey goodness associated with a…

Fall favorites: pumpkin spice latte

This recipe is for all of you pumpkin lovers out there. I have two versions of this recipe to share. If you prefer lattes, then refer to the first version of this recipe. If you like a spicy tea better, then refer to the second version of this recipe. ingredients 1 cup pumpkin purée 2…

Breakfast for dinner: baked French toast

Today was the perfect day for staying inside, sipping tea, catching up on tv shows on Netflix. And that’s exactly what I did today. I made some homemade chai tea, had a greys anatomy marathon, and baked. One of the recipes I’m making requires waiting 12-24 hours before proceeding with the rest of recipe so…

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 12

Welcome to the 12th and final installment of the healthy eater series. This post is going to discuss fun, tasty, healthy snacks that are easy to make. Avocado Crunch – Let children mash 1 ripe avocado in a bowl. Add juice from half a lemon, 2 tsp of sunflower seeds, and a pinch of salt….

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 7

So this is going to be a super short post on the importance of getting calcium into your children’s diets. This post is meant to emphasis calcium, not necessarily milk. Calcium is a very important mineral that the body needs in order to build and maintain bone mass. This is especially important for growing children…

(updated) Product review: lifeway kefir

To be honest, if it weren’t for dietetics, I would still probably have no idea what kefir is. I have heard of it plenty of times and read about it but it wasn’t something I tried personally until now. I found this at Aldi for $2.50 but I have also seen it at meijer. However,…