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almond flour pancakes stacked with bowl of blueberry compote and jar of milk

Almond Flour Pancakes

These are pancakes that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating because they’re made with almond flour, use raw honey for the sweetener, almond milk for the dairy, and coconut oil as a substitute for butter or vegetable oil, which will not only speed up your metabolism, but fuel your brain.

Eli and Zoe with roasted broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

My kids are HUGE fans of roasted broccoli. Roasted broccoli is like candy in this house, seriously! When I make up a batch of roasted broccoli my kids literally eat it out of the pan, they just tell me to plop the pan on the counter and they dig in.

Almond butter brownies on the table with strawberries and a glass of milk

Almond Butter Brownies

ALMOND BUTTER BROWNIES!!!  Yes, you heard me right, almond butter brownies, not chocolate fudge brownies, so I apologize for those of you that were looking for something chocolately, next time!  These are a bit of a healthier brownie, if there is such a thing as a healthy brownie. These brownies are made with 6 simple ingredients, almond butter, honey, an egg, vanilla, salt, and baking soda.

Vegan kale salad with citrus dressing in a bowl and fork

Vegan Kale Salad with Citrus Dressing

This is such a simple and fresh salad, and it’s so different from my other kale salads, as it doesn’t have any cheese in it. We all know how much I love cheese, but I don’t miss it in this salad at all because the nuts, fennel and oranges really give this salad some flavor.

Rosemary skillet chicken

Rosemary Skillet Chicken

This is the perfect weeknight chicken recipe folks. The marinade comes together in a flash and can be made ahead in the morning, so when you get home from work or just from a long busy day, all you have to do is roast up the chicken. Yippee! The chicken takes under 30 minutes to roast up to perfection, but tastes like a chicken that has been cooking for hours.

Quinoa snack bars

Quinoa Snack Bars

These are not the prettiest bars I’ve ever photographed, but they sure are tasty and pretty healthy to boot. They’re filled with the goodness of quinoa, quinoa flour, chia seeds, goji berries, local raw honey and so much more. You can even make these gulten-free by using gluten-free oats.

Quinoa wrap with black beans, feta, and avocado displayed on a table.

Quinoa Wrap with Black Beans, Feta and Avocado

What makes this wrap so good? Well, you take our favorite avocado-tahini dip, mix it in with some quinoa, black beans, a bit of melted Monterey jack and feta, throw in some sliced avocado, some spinach leaves, and wrap it all in a whole-grain tortilla, and oh my goodness, you have yourself one amazing wrap that’s not only healthy, but full of flavor.

Sweet potato and farro salad in a bowl on the table.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

This is to me a perfect winter salad because it’s savory, sweet and nutty all at once. Roasted sweet potatoes paired with the chewy nutty texture of farro and topped with fresh dill and arugula greens, it’s almost too pretty to eat.

Bolognese simmering in a pot on the stove

Weeknight Bolognese -Dairy-Free

This is hands down my GO-TO bolognese! It’s seriously the perfect and tastiest bolognese for those busy weeknights, as it takes under 45 minutes start to finish, but the sauce tastes like a sauce that’s been cooking on your stove top all day, not for just 30 minutes.

Kale salad with toasted almonts

Kale Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Toasted Almonds

So, yes, this is another kale salad recipe, (sorry for all of the kale recipes lately folks) but it has Brussels sprouts in it, so you’re getting 2 amazing veggies in one salad! Bonus! My foodie friend Carolyn passed this recipe onto me and told me I had to try it. I totally trust Carolyn, and when she tells me that I need to try something, I do, no questions asked. I was nervous to have the kids try this because Eli despises Brussels sprouts, like totally gags on them. So the first time I made this up, I didn’t tell him that there were Brussels sprouts in it (I know, I’m a mean and sneaky mama). He ate the salad and really liked it. I then told him after he finished that he just ate some Brussels sprouts, and you know what, he said he liked them raw mixed in with the kale! Sometimes you just have to be a bit sneaky moms!

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