Baked Avocado Cheese Egg Rolls

Baked Avocado Cheese Egg Rolls

There is a restaurant in my area that my family frequents that serves an appetizer appropriately named the “Avocado Cheese Bomb.” Obviously it’s loaded with avocado and cheese, but it also has chicken in the center. The whole thing is breaded and deep fried.  That would make the “bomb” part of the name and what…

The Best Homemade Minestrone (and Easiest Cleanup)

The Best Homemade Minestrone (and Easiest Cleanup)

I’ve been craving some lighter foods since it’s so hot outside these days.  While soup doesn’t really sound too much like a summer food, I think it’s a perfect choice.  Broth based soups are really ideal for any time of the year.  Add in some summer veggies and you’ve got a great meal. Minestrone is…

Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp

In our co-op basket this week, we got tons of fruit….peaches, plums, apples, and pears.  While I do love fruit, this was a lot of fruit so I tried to get a little more creative and make a dessert instead of just eating it plain for a snack.  This recipe was simple to throw together…

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I seem to always have lemons around lately for some reason.  They just seem so perfect to squeeze some lemon juice over salmon or into salsa.  But after a trip to the grocery store and finding some beautiful organic blueberries, I knew I had to make some lemon blueberry muffins.  I actually baked several different…

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

I started blogging about food last October after I realized how easy it was to make healthy, delicious, and unprocessed foods.  As a marathon runner, I was really concerned about what I put into my body and wanted to feel good about what I fed my family.  That led to lots of experimentation and some…

2 Ingredient Coconut Watermelon Popsicles

After having great success with these avocado lime popsicles, I got excited about making more healthy popsicles.  Enjoying a nice cold popsicle poolside on a hot summer day is absolutely perfect!  Watermelon is the perfect summer treat too so why not combine them, right? I can’t claim that these coconut watermelon popsicles are original (or…

Alaskan Pollock California Burger

Alaskan Pollock California Burger

Over the past few years, I have eliminated most, if not all, of the unhealthy foods that my family used to eat.  We no longer eat anything fried, we reduced the size of our main dish while increasing the sizes of our vegetable portions, and we make sure that anything we consume contains only real,…

Banana Bread Muffins

Banana bread is one of my favorite foods.  There’s nothing better than a warm, moist slice of banana nut bread. Bananas are so rich in potassium and so good for you so I always try to eat at least one a day.  But since sometimes they go bad more quickly than I’m able to eat…

Chunky Watermelon Salsa

In case I haven’t mentioned it (like here and here), watermelon is my current seasonal favorite.  You just can’t beat the juicy sweetness of a perfectly ripe watermelon.  But there are so many other ways to enjoy it too! One of those ways is this amazingly delicious chunky watermelon salsa.  I like to play around…

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

I am loving all things watermelon right now! Watermelon is such a healthy treat too! It’s such a tasty sweet treat but won’t pack on those pounds. Too bad all sweets didn’t work that way! Watermelon is perfect on it’s own – just grab a slice and enjoy it! But it can really enhance the…

Simple No Bake Salted Caramel Squares

I love, love, love caramel so I was excited when I came across the idea of a healthy version of salted caramel squares.  Caramel by itself is completely amazing, but the addition of chocolate and sea salt takes it over the top. I just can’t get enough of these little gems!  The dates add natural…

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread

I have always loved lemon bread and would often buy it from the grocery store or Starbuck’s.  It’s lemon so it must be healthy, right?  Yeah, not so much.  I actually looked at the nutrition information and was shocked….and haven’t had it since .  It was WAY worse than I thought.  And honestly, I really,…