Recipe for 3-Seed Lentil Cakes: #RecipeRedux from Laurel’s Kitchen Cookbook

These vegetarian 3-Seed Lentil Cakes are packed with great nutrition, plus they are gluten free. Like mini meat loafs you can top them with a bit of tomato sauce and serve with a side salad, coleslaw, vegetable and/or rice! We have been participating in The Recipe Redux healthy blogger challenge for several years now, and this [more]

10 Healthy Grab-and-Go Snacks for the Hectic Holiday Season

The hectic holiday season just got a whole lot healthier thanks to these 10 grab-and-go, nutrient-packed snacks. Our 10 good-for-your-family ideas feature our favorite new Chobani yogurt drink, lots of fruits and veggies, nuts, and muffins and bars made with whole grains. All provide the protein, fiber, and health-enhancing nutrients that we all need when we’re [more]

Barely Banana Protein Pancakes + Rise & Shine Cookbook {Podcast Episode #296}

Over the years, we’ve made more batches of pancakes than we can remember. From pumpkin to blueberry to apple, fluffy pancakes are always greeted with a smile in our households. Now, thanks to these moist and mouthwatering Barely Banana Protein Pancakes (with 4 Little Ingredients), we have a new recipe to add to the mix. [more]

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide – Cookbooks, eBooks, Meal Plans, Lifestyle eCourses, and More!

What are your go-to gifts for the holidays? Cozy slippers? A tacky Christmas sweater? What about the gift of good health? This year, consider some of our favorite good-for-you cookbooks, ebooks, meal plan subscriptions, and online healthy lifestyle classes to place under your holiday tree or menorah. From better breakfasts and wholesome baby food to lightened [more]

Entertain on a Budget: 4 Healthy Recipes Made with Pantry Ingredients

When the holidays roll around and you find yourself cooking for family and friends, you may also find that your wallet gets skinnier by the day. From elaborate parties to unexpected guests, the food cost associated with hosting a holiday party can add up quickly. To the rescue, we have 4 healthy holiday appetizer recipes [more]

Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Walnuts – Lower in Sugar But Packed with Holiday Flavors

Most of the sugar-and-spice roasted nut recipes that we’ve seen online call for half a cup to a cup of sugar, so the healthy attributes of the nuts (good fats, fiber, antioxidants) get sabotaged. Our “candied” walnut makeover has a hint of sweetness from just 1/4 cup brown sugar and lots of flavor from cinnamon, allspice, and [more]

Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing + $100 ALDI Gift Card Giveaway

This Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing is now my number one, go-to recipe when I’m craving something healthy, flavorful, and budget friendly for dinner. I fell in love with this salad during a recent trip to ALDI headquarters outside Chicago where I had an opportunity to tour one of their flagship grocery stores and [more]

4 Ways You Can Be A Snacktivist + The Snacktivist’s Handbook {Podcast #295}

On this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, we chat with Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD from Real Mom Nutrition about healthy snacking for kids and her new e-book, The Snacktivist’s Handbook. Read on for Sally’s guest post and a giveaway of the new book. Click the Play button below to listen to our Healthy Snacking [more]

7 Protein- and Peanut-Packed Tailgate Appetizers – A Healthy Makeover

Give your tailgate party a healthy makeover by adding flavor, protein, good-for-you fats, and crunch to everything from cheesy nachos and quesadillas to hummus and pizza. The all-star ingredient in our 7 winning tailgate recipes is peanuts, and you won’t believe how versatile they can be. We created this post for PLANTERS and were compensated for our work. All opinions [more]