No-Bake Maple-Walnut Oatmeal Snack Bites

~ Mmmmmmm … it’s as if a delicious no-bake cookie met up with the best bowl of oatmeal you ever tasted! Plus, these super-yummy, grab-and-go snacks are loaded with complex carbs and protein – full of great nutrition for sustained energy! And just like all our Snack Bites, they’re so easy and freezable, too! ~ This … Continue reading

Easy Tropical Angel Food Cake with Pineapple and Toasted Coconut

“Ambrosia Cake” ~ This amazing pineapple angel food cake recipe is so easy to throw together in just moments using pantry staples! It’s the perfect go-to recipe when you’re out of time but still want to create something impressive! Loaded with juicy pineapple, crunchy almonds and toasted coconut … quick and simple, yet … Continue reading

Layered Ribbon Jell-O Salad

~ No one will ever guess how much healthier this pretty, rainbow-colored Jell-O salad is! It’s high in protein … and incredibly easy to make! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Make Ahead  •  Gluten Free  • Let’s just talk about the elephant in the room, shall we? Or, rather, let’s talk about the … Continue reading

“The Elvis” Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

~ The classic combination of bananas and peanut butter, plus the nutrition of Greek yogurt and the sweetness of maple syrup. Delicious enough for dessert! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Vegetarian  •  Gluten Free  • So, you know how sometimes the very, very best … Continue reading

Kentucky Derby Chocolate-Pecan Cookie Bars

~ This incredibly easy, no-butter, bar cookie version of the always-popular Derby Pie is the perfect dessert for a weekday dinner or a party! Filled with whole grains, it’s fabulously decadent yet so nutritious! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  • I am a happy, happy food blogger when … Continue reading

Top 10 Healthier Cakes … and Happy Birthday to Us!

~ The perfect cakes for any celebration! In the slow cooker, a skillet, or the oven – these are easy, decadently delicious and much healthier! From chocolate lava to cheesecake … and lots more! ~ One year ago today, we sat together in Gretchen’s kitchen and breathlessly (on the count of … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Jelly No-Bake Snack Bites

~ PB&J just got less messy (and totally portable!) A simple, fast, wholesome, no-bake snack bite that tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Perfect for kids (and adults, too)! ~ We have some really exciting news. Like … we apologize now if our cheers and squeals hurt your … Continue reading

A Healthier Take on the Shamrock Shake (Surprise Superfood Ingredient!)

~ The perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This fun, delicious, simple, and healthy version of the Shamrock Shake is just bursting with nutrition! With no artificial colors, too! You’ll be shocked at how healthy this copycat Shamrock Shake is … yet it tastes just like its namesake original! … Continue reading

Surprisingly Decadent Brownies (Healthy, Whole Wheat & One Bowl!) … with Valentine’s Day Ideas!

This Recipe Is:   •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  • Gather round, friends. It’s story time. Once upon a time, back when we were dating, my husband wanted our first Valentine’s Day to be really special. Instead of going out to dinner at a restaurant in our little college town, he wanted … Continue reading

Pistachio-White Chocolate (No Butter!) Butter Cookies

This Recipe Is:   •  Freezable  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  • The luxurious nuttiness of pistachios and the creamy decadence of white chocolate. Slightly crispy, yet satisfyingly chewy … Mmmmmmmm … I love these cookies. So, so much. These are cookies to celebrate. At Christmas … or any time of year. My … Continue reading

No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Peanut Butter Bars

This Recipe Is:   •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  •  Gluten Free  • How do you prepare for the holidays? Decorate the tree? Light the menorah? Crazy shopping? Millions and millions of Christmas cookies? Mmmmm … Christmas cookies … I used to bake one kind of cookie each year to take to … Continue reading

No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites

~ Love Almond Joy candy bars? Then you’ve gotta try these quick no-bake Snack Bites! They’re full of protein, complex carbs and great nutrition from nuts, flax and oats. We’re talking sustained energy – no sugar crashes here! Easy, freezable, nutritious … and incredibly delicious, too! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip with Greek Yogurt (Just 4 Ingredients and 5 Minutes!)

~ No kidding! Just four ingredients and five minutes is all you need for decadent (and healthy!) peanut butter silk pie – in a super-easy dip! Perfect with apples! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  •  Gluten Free  • How do you … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cup No-Bake Snack Bites

~ If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then you’ve gotta try these quick no-bake Snack Bites! They’re easy, freezable and really nutritious!  ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Freezable  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  • We live in the same town, but in different neighborhoods. … Continue reading

No-Bake Fruit “Pizzas”

~ This is so fun and perfect for quick meals or snacks! If your kids love Lunchables but you’d like something a little healthier, then this super-flexible idea is for you! Makes a perfect bento box lunch kit! Fast, easy and so yummy! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes … Continue reading

Grilled Tropical Fruit with Almond-Ricotta Sauce

~ A quick, simple solution for keeping your kitchen cool – dessert on the grill! Warm, caramelized pineapple and bananas are perfectly accented by a sweet almond-ricotta sauce. For a final flourish – add a few refreshing, beautiful summer berries! So easy yet so impressive! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 … Continue reading

Strawberry Sundae Yogurt Ice Pops

~ Bursting with fresh strawberries and chocolate, just like strawberry sundaes! Plus protein from Greek yogurt – healthy, delicious, and really easy to make! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less (Plus Freezing)  •  Freezable  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  •  Gluten Free  • July 7th was National Strawberry … Continue reading

Healthy Sugared-Vanilla Yogurt Fruit Dip

~ A delicious, healthy and incredibly simple fruit dip with just four ingredients you probably have on hand! A hit at parties yet easy enough for everyday snacks! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  •  Gluten Free  • I could live … Continue reading