Topic: healthy recipes

Homemade Energy: 5 DIY Energy Bars

Homemade Energy: 5 DIY Energy Bars

Everyone loves an energy bar, am I right? Whether your go to is Larabar, Luna Bar, KIND Bars or a hippie concotion you buy at your local organic bakery, it’s always good to have a few of those babies on hand for snacks, workout fuel, and as a source of protein. While there are tons of awesome brands of bars out there, sometimes you just want to know exactly what you’re eating, without having to squint and read all the tiny letters on the plastic packaging. The best way to do that? Well, make it yourself, of course. Here are five DIY energy bar recipes that are easy, healthy and delicious. More »

7 Healthy Salads That Don’t Use Greens

7 Healthy Salads That Don't Use Greens

Greens are great. I’d never dispute the deliciousness and nutritiousness of a big old salad full of spinach, lettuce, kale, collards, or other leafy greens. But recently, a friend of mine said she was looking for some great salad recipes….that don’t use greens. Never one to shirk from a blogging challenge, I found seven delicious salad recipes with nary a leafy green in sight. More »

Celebrate 4/20—AKA Lima Bean Respect Day!—With These Green Lima Bean Recipes

Celebrate 4/20âAKA Lima Bean Respect Day!âWith These Green Lima Bean Recipes

You guys know what tomorrow, 4/20, is, right? The day when we celebrate that one particular good and green thing: the Lima bean! I bet you thought I was going to talk about that other green, but nope; Lima Bean Respect Day actually exists and it’s happening this weekend. If you’d like to celebrate (as I will be doing, ahem!), here are a few tasty Lima bean recipes to help you do that. None of these recipes at all resemble the chalky, tasteless Lima beans you ate as a kid, we promise.  So eat some Lima beans and green while you green, man. More »

Brunch-Off: Spiced Carrot Papaya Muffins & Pink Papaya Smoothie

Brunch-Off: Spiced Carrot Papaya Muffins & Pink Papaya Smoothie

Papayas seem like they are one of the lesser-loved tropical fruits. Mangoes are popular, bananas are ubiquitous and even guavas are more common than the papaya. Maybe it’s because they’re not as readily available in most areas of the US (and so are hard to find when fresh), people don’t quite know how to prepare them. But that’s why we’ve enlisted food bloggers Emma of Cayuga St. Kitchen and Kristy of Keepin’ It Kind: Their papaya recipes will inspire you to cook with this sweet, flowery fruit. Papayas are just coming into season now in April and will remain in season all summer. More »

Brunch-Off: Arugula Scramble & Sweet Potato Hash With Ham and Arugula

Brunch-Off: Arugula Scramble & Sweet Potato Hash With Ham and Arugula

Arugula is awesome. This slightly spicy green is bursting into flavor in early spring and that’s only one of the reasons you should be cooking with it! (It’s also a great source of vitamin K and folate). To show you how you might enjoy arugula for a lazy Sunday brunch, we asked food bloggers Jeanine of Love & Lemons and Jennifer of The Chronicles Of Home to give us some simple, yet delicious, recipes. They totally delivered—and we feel sure these arugula recipes will find their way into your brunch rotation. More »

8 Great Recipes For DIY Easter Candy

8 Great Recipes For DIY Easter Candy

It wouldn’t quite be Easter without Easter candy, would it? Eating whole, unprocessed food is important to me, but I also have a wicked sweet tooth. So on Easter, I want my chocolate bunny alongside my cage-free eggs, you know? If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out these eight great DIY Easter candy recipes. Have your sweets, but without all the weird chemicals and ingredients you can’t pronounce. More »

Brunch-Off: Artichoke, Ricotta And Pea Tart & Artichoke Benedict with Garlic Cashew Cream Hollandaise

Brunch-Off: Artichoke, Ricotta And Pea Tart & Artichoke Benedict with Garlic Cashew Cream Hollandaise

Today is our eighth Brunch-Off, our column devoted to brunch recipes. Ah, the artichoke. Everyone loves these spiky, tasty spring veggies, but no one seems to know exactly how to prepare them, especially when they’re fresh. Sure, the spinach and artichoke dip at your local neighborhood haunt is delicious, but it’s certainly not the healthiest thing around. To give you a few more artichoke options, this week we’ve enlisted food bloggers Marissa of The Boot and Leandra of Tune Up Nutrition to show us some creative ways to cook artichokes for brunch. More »

Brunch-Off: Savory Ricotta & Scallion Scones And Poached Eggs With Roasted Spring Onion Salsa

Brunch-Off: Savory Ricotta & Scallion Scones And Poached Eggs With Roasted Spring Onion Salsa

Welcome to our seventh Brunch-Off, our column devoted to brunch recipes. This week’s seasonal ingredient, the spring onion, is often used as a garnish. But as food bloggers Stephanie of Girl Versus Dough and Nadia of Life Over Easy show us, there’s good reason to let these snappy little onions (in season right now, for early spring) take center stage in your recipes. See what they’ve done with spring scallions for brunch! More »

Brunch-Off: Creamy Bacon Cauliflower Soup & Cauliflower-Carrot Quick Bread

Brunch-Off: Creamy Bacon Cauliflower Soup & Cauliflower-Carrot Quick Bread

Welcome to our sixth Brunch-Off, the column devoted to brunch recipes. This week’s seasonal ingredient is cauliflower, one that often gets a bad rap for being colorless and tasteless. Luckily, these creative and delicious brunch recipes from Jennifer of Savory Simple and Alejandra of Always Order Dessert prove that cauliflower’s reputation as boring and bland is totally undeserved. More »