Romaine Heart Salad with Easy Avocado Vinaigrette

Romaine Heart Salad with Easy Avocado Vinaigrette

Finding a salad I love at a restaurant is a rare occurrence for me. My husband would tell you that I usually have a handful of complaints about nearly every salad I order, no matter where I’m dining. Too much dressing, too little lettuce, too close to something I make at home, or too trendy are among my most frequent… Continue Reading

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Homemade Clif Kid Z Bars

Homemade Clif Kid Z Bars

A few weeks ago I was pushing the kids to school in the stroller and suddenly realized I was starving and needed a snack ASAP. So I fumbled around the stroller basket and found a chocolate chip Clif Kid Z Bar – one of Lucy’s favorite packaged snacks. But after taking my first bite, I couldn’t… Continue Reading

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Chocolate Chia Mousse

Chocolate Chia Mousse

Whenever I see a recipe for a green smoothie, chia pudding or protein ball that the creator claims “tastes exactly like a chocolate chip cookie [or whatever delicious thing he/she is trying to replicate] only 100% healthy!!” – I’m skeptical. Because I have yet to meet a recipe built around avocado, chia seeds, or protein powder that truly… Continue Reading

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Healing Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

Healing Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

My kids have been sick a lot over the last few months, which means I’m usually fighting off some virus or another myself. Whenever I feel a little something coming on, I step up my immune-boosting food routine. This includes daily kombucha, kefir, Klio tea and of course, chicken noodle soup. By now I think… Continue Reading

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Red Chili Dark Chocolate Frosty

Red Chili Dark Chocolate Frosty

On Valentine’s Day, I put my healthy eating routine on hold. This is partly because I cannot resist cinnamon red hots, and partly because it’s fun to indulge in rare treats like steak, butter-filled baked goods and rich chocolate. One of my favorite ways to celebrate this not-really-holiday is by adding a little kick to chocolatey desserts. Last year I made Sweet and… Continue Reading

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