Homemade Chocolate Pecan LARABAR

Homemade Chocolate Pecan LARABAR

The other day my youngest daughter came home from school and told me that her friends told her chocolate was bad. Earlier that morning, I sent her to school with my latest concoction, these Homemade Chocolate Pecan LARABARs. To be honest, if I were a 7-year-old, I'd...
Southwestern Veggie Salad With Cilantro Lime Detox Dressing

Southwestern Veggie Salad With Cilantro Lime Detox Dressing

The other day we went to a friend's house for a barbecue. Fish and steak tacos were on the menu, so I wanted to bring something Tex-Mexy. April weather in Chicago can be touch and go, but we were absolutely blessed with an amazing 70-degree afternoon. The sun was...
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

When it comes to food, I'm fairly certain I have the pickiest toddler in the world. It pains me (and my wallet) that he doesn't like to eat the same types of foods (albeit prepared differently) that my two older children eat. I have no doubt that he'll grow out of the...
The Belly Burn Broth

The Belly Burn Broth

Are you kidding me? A gallon of water boiled with a bunch of vegetables, then strained and sipped like tea can really help me get healthier? Yep! It can…and does. You can read or download the recipe below. The Belly Burn Broth is a combination of the most nutritious,...
Homemade Thin Mint Cookies: Gluten Free & Dairy Free

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies: Gluten Free & Dairy Free

Ever since I was a little kid I've loved the combination of chocolate and mint. Mint chocolate chip ice cream, peppermint tea and Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies - yum! Now that my kid days (and kid-like metabolism) are long gone...peppermint tea is about the only thing...
Cucumber Hummus Bites

Cucumber Hummus Bites

Whenever I'm invited over to a friend's house for a backyard BBQ, game day food fest or just a get-together with my friends, I try my best to bring something healthy. With three kids, sometimes the easiest thing to do is run to the store, grab a bottle of wine and a...