The Sweet Stuff - Understanding Added Sugar
Nutrition

The Sweet Stuff — Understanding Added Sugar

Added sugar is a pretty hot topic these days–and it should be. More than half of Americans consume too much added sugar. Of that population, they each intake a whopping 105 grams every day, on averageĀ¹. That’s the equivalent of over half a cup of granulated sugar. Daily! This is very concerning considering how many …

Banana Chia Pancakes
Breakfast

Banana Chia Pancakes

We have pancakes on a pretty regular basis in this household. And that’s A-Ok with me–I love pancakes! It is fun to mix it up a bit though. So I’m always tinkering with new flavors and substitutions and such to keep Pancake Day fun and delicious (and, as always, nutritious). Today’s Banana Chia Pancake recipe …

Power Up Salad
Salads

Power Up Salad

We’re beginning to get little tastes of summer here and there. I’ve even been able to do several runs outside in a tank top, which felt glorious! I’m in the middle of marathon training right now, so I’ve been paying closer attention to my nutrition. Specifically, I’ve been focused on making sure my micronutrient needs …

Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups
Muffins

Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups

I am all about quick-and-easy, toddler-friendly snacks lately. My days go much more smoothly when my son is happy. And yummy snacks make him happy. Yummy, healthy snacks make Mommy happy šŸ˜‰ Enter: Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups.  These snacks come together very easily and are freezer friendly, which means they are a mom’s best friend. I love …

Cranberry Oat Crunch Balls
Bars

Cranberry Oat Crunch Balls

Good afternoon, guys! I’d like you all to meet my Cranberry Oat Crunch Balls (that doesn’t sound weird at all, right?). These babies are my new HANGRY solution. Ten minutes is literally all the time it takes to throw these together, and they are SO. GOOD.  I developed these last week in a pinch when …

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Pasta with Kale and Mushrooms
Pasta

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Pasta with Kale & Mushrooms

Need a quick-and-easy dinner plan tonight? I’ve got ya covered with this Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Pasta with Kale and Mushrooms. Most nights, I enjoy putting in a full hour or more of effort into my family’s meals. But every week, I plan for one or two of these meals to take less prep …

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

I enjoy healthy eating. I truly do. But that being said, I am also a normal person. I also enjoy more traditional, not-so-healthy-for-you treats like brownies, cake, pie . . . (yes, I have a sweet tooth). But most of the time, I would rather eat something that is a little easier on my system. …

Pumpkin Spice Power Bites
Bars

Pumpkin Spice Power Bites

So, pumpkin spice is awesome, right? I know there are plenty of haters out there, but I am not one of them. However, I will say that while all of these special holiday treats are undeniably delicious, I’ll be one of the first to try to recreate these flavors in treats that can also boast …

Creamy Mushroom Soup
Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Fall is in full effect now in our neck of the woods. Everything is bright and golden and gorgeous! Easily, my favorite time of year. Fall also features many of my favorite flavors and foods of the year: pumpkin (& all other squash varieties), apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all the comfort foods. Mmm mmm mmmmm. …

Lemon Cranberry Muffins
Muffins

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

It’s nearing berry picking season again up here in Alaska–one of our favorite times of the year! Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, rose hips and several others are plentiful and often right outside our back doors. I’m looking forward to my son experiencing it for the first time. I’ve taken him with me the past couple of …