AWESOME, Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Have you ever tried a recipe of your favorite junk food and it just is not….. good?? I’ve done a few brownie recipes and they just don’t cut it.   HOWEVER, this cookie ROCKS!!  And it’s WAY HEALTHIER than a really cookie!  In fact, I would say I like this better!!!   They are Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies courtesy of Build your Bite!   Ingredients 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter ½ cup pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract {Read More}


Ingredients •1 small onion, diced •2 cloves garlic, minced •1 cup diced carrots  (I pre-steamed these to make sure they’d be soft) •1 cup green beans (1″ pieces) (I used a can when not in season) •2 cups broccoli florets •2 cups sliced zucchini •2 whole bell peppers, diced in 1/2 in pieces •1 can (28 oz) low sodium diced tomatoes •6 cups low sodium beef broth •2 tablespoons tomato paste •2 bay leaves •½ teaspoon each thyme & basil {Read More}

Crock Pot Mojo Pork with Cuban-Style Black Beans

Crock Pot Mojo Pork with Cuban-Style Black Beans Ingredients: 3-4lb boneless pork butt, trimmed of excess fat then cut into big hunks 3/4 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 onion, cut into big chunks 1 jalapeno, sliced in half 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 bay leaves For the Cuban-Style Black {Read More}


So much easier and HEALTHY! Taco Seasoning This makes one taco seasoning packet amount. 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (leave out if you don’t want it “spicy”) 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Chili Seasoning This makes 2 packets worth. 2 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/2 teaspoon {Read More}

Vanilla Almond Energy Balls

Struggling with low energy while you cut back on sugar? This makes the perfect pick-me-up snack! Vanilla Almond Energy Balls [Recipe below] Ingredients: 1½ scoops Vanilla Shakeology ½ cup almond flour ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats ¼ cup all-natural almond butter 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk ¼ cup sliced raw almonds Preparation: 1. Combine Shakeology, almond flour, and oats in a medium bowl; mix well. 2. Add almond butter and almond milk; mix well with a spatula or clean hands {Read More}