Years ago, we used to make treats for our dogs all the time, but it never occurred to me to try making them for our cats. I don’t know about you, but our cats can be so darn picky! After some experimenting, I finally came up with the perfect homemade cat treats made from tuna! Apparently, they are delicious because all four of our sweet tabbies love them. [Read more…]
I’m always on the hunt for healthy and filling snacks to curb my appetite. Nut blends, like this Fall Trail Mix, are one of my favorite go-to snacks to grab when I’m on the move. They’re fast and filling and especially great for beach days, the park, or in between meals. I love to swap out ingredients depending on the season and [Read more…]
One of my favorite new meals is this Feel Good Superfood Parfait filled with all the goodness of yogurt, almond butter, and fresh fruit. Packing it with the superfoods almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, and berries— this yummy breakfast parfait keeps [Read more…]
Granola is one of those healthy, tasty snacks everyone seems to like. I’m definitely in that group. After all, what’s not to like, right? Nuts, cinnamon, butter…yummy! I do prefer to make my own at home though. Homemade Granola is simple and easy to whip up, not mention so much less expensive. This Almond Apple Granola is the perfect granola to try the next time you’re [Read more…]
If you’ve ever had yummy Greek treats like spinach pie or baklava then you know that infamous tissue-thin, light as a feather, melt in your mouth crunchy goodness is phyllo dough! The layered crunch comes from being brushed with oil or butter and then baked into light, flaky pastries. Growing up, I remember my mom using phyllo dough to make huge cheese and spinach pies that were never fully eaten and then later stored in the freezer for months. Over the years I’ve learned to incorporate my own twist on a nice family tradition but also scale it down a bit. These tiny Feta Stuffed Phyllo Bites are the perfect finger food for [Read more…]
It’s almost the end of the strawberry season, which means I have to start stocking up on fresh strawberries while they’re cheap and tasty. Right now my local grocery store is selling a pound of strawberries for about $4. In about a month they’re going to go up $2-$3, and they’re not even going to taste as yummy! I was inspired by a recipe I found to make these Strawberry [Read more…]
If you’re a busy mom, like me, and always running out the door—habitually late for life, then you have to put this recipe for Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites on your to-do list. Lately, since my 4-year-old started preschool, I’ve been feeling the pressure to get out the door on time so, of course, something has got to give–I find that it’s usually my [Read more…]
Salads are one of my favorite healthy lunch and dinner options, especially during the summer. I’ll take a bowl of fresh fruit or vegetables over a bed of kale and spinach with some homemade dressing every day of the week (except on pizza Friday)! If you’re into salads and freshly made dressing, check out my Spinach and Quinoa Salad.
Dark leafy greens are always the way to go when it comes to homemade salads. If you’re wondering what consists of dark leafy greens, I’m talking about spinach, kale, arugula, Swiss chard, collard greens, and romaine. Stay away from iceberg—there’s very little, [Read more…]
This Chocolate Molten Mug Cake is one of my new favorite desserts! Its warm, chocolatey goodness is so yummy and fulfilling, and because it’s so simple to make—I want to [Read more…]
If you’re a raw cookie dough lover, like me, then you will love this Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus!
I have no shame in admitting my love of raw cookie dough. I’ve been known to eat an entire sheet of Nestle Tollhouse cookie squares—never actually baking them, as intended. Being that summer is right around the corner and so is beach season I thought I’d table my cookie dough obsession for the season and try out something a little more guilt-free. [Read more…]