Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Got that summertime, summertime sadness.”  ~Lana Del Rey The final humid days of August have arrived. September brings with it back to school (although, my son had his first day a couple weeks ago) and my favorite season Fall. On Thursday I head back to the classroom for the 2018-2019 school year. Summer break is…

Loaded Coleslaw

Independence Day arrives next week and if you are looking for a healthy side dish to bring to the festivities, look no further. I love all varieties of slaw; mayo based, vinegar style and this recipe is a unique combination of the two. It also, includes bacon and who doesn’t love that? This coleslaw is…

Green Goddess Dip

I’m always on the lookout for delicious healthy food. I typically have a sweet tooth and like salty snacks too. I don’t discriminate; I love all food!! But, my PCOS has been going through one of its cycles and I’m spiraling to curb the weight gain. I’ve set a goal to start focusing on nutrition…

Spring Pea Soup

I could eat soup everyday. There are so many varieties from light and refreshing to hearty and rich. I love them all! Although, when I saw the recipe for pea soup I was a little skeptical. I’m not a huge fan of peas, but I’m trying to eat more vegetables, especially if they are in…

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Basil

I’m ready for warm temperatures after a winter that keeps trying for a comeback. Our local farmers market opens for the season this weekend and I’m so excited. I’m ready for fresh fruit and veggies. Eating seasonal foods always tastes better and is certainly more nutritious. Radish is a cool weather plant and always one…

Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

A few weeks ago, my co-worker showed me a recipe by The Barefoot Contessa. I couldn’t get it out of my head and thought the fresh herbs and veggies were a perfect springtime dish. The next day I stopped by the grocery store and grabbed all the ingredients. I invited my in laws over for…

Kale Chips

Eating healthy doesn’t always come naturally. Throughout my adult life, I’ve had periods of indulging more than I’d like. Since having my daughter, it’s been harder to find the balance to keep up with workouts and focus on healthy eating. Sometimes convenience wins out and I’ve grown tired of this pattern. A few years ago,…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Dried Cranberries

It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I actually tried Brussel sprouts. Something about those tiny cabbages didn’t sit well with me, but the older I get, the more adventurous I become with food. Roasting veggies is my favorite because the caramelization adds a wonderful sweetness to any variety of vegetables. Brussel sprouts pair…

Sweet Potato Casserole

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving will be here next week. Have you started meal planning the big feast? I’m in charge of dessert this year, but I wanted to share a few side dishes this week. The sides are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. My mom and aunt always feature an assortment of…

Collard Greens

It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth, many of the recipes I try are desserts, but I need to have a bit of balance in my nutrition. Dinner time can sometimes mean, being “stuck in a rut”. You know what I’m talking about? The same tried and true recipes that are yummy, but…