Vegetarian Lentil Burgers

Vegetarian Lentil Burgers

I have been trying to cut down on meat.  While I haven’t committed completely to vegetarianism for several reasons, I think it is a good idea to decrease our meat intake and increase our vegetable intake.  Mr. Real Food still wants to eat meat so these burgers were my attempt to compromise and give him a…

Apple and Pear Bread

Apple and Pear Bread

This bread takes a while to cook but the results are worth it!  I was very pleasantly surprised with how this one turned out!  It had just the right amount of sweetness to it and will be perfect with coffee in the morning. Apple and Pear Bread Ingredients: 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1/4…

Quinoa Spinach Pilaf

Quinoa Spinach Pilaf

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been experimenting with some different uses for quinoa.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love plain quinoa and could eat it for almost every meal but certain other members of my family like a little more variety.  I like variety too but sometimes I just don’t…

Broccoli and Spinach Juice

Broccoli and Spinach Juice

Most of the other juices I have experimented with have been mostly fruit so I was eager to try mostly veggies.  Again, it seems you can’t really go wrong with anything you throw in the juicer.  This combination has just the right amount of sweetness and is an easy way to drink your vegetables! Ingredients:…

Protein Energy Bites

Protein Energy Bites

There are lots of variations for energy bites out there and I have tried several of them.  None of those suited me just right so I had to make it my own!  And I’m very pleased with how these came out!  These are simple and delicious and make a fantastic snack.  They would be great…

Honey Coconut Roasted Almonds

Honey Coconut Roasted Almonds

I love almonds….I mean SERIOUSLY love them.  I realize that nuts are a healthy fat and good for you, but not the way I can eat them.  I can’t even buy the big bags of almonds because I can sit down and eat most of them.  I’m not picky about flavors – I like raw,…

Oatmeal Protein Squares

About 2 months ago, my husband and I decided to try a mostly plant-based vegetarian diet.  I’ve wanted to eliminate meat from my diet because of the chemicals and hormones that are given to animals to raise them quickly to get to market.  For my husband, his cholesterol was high so we decided to try…

Chocolate Chip Cake

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s a great dessert AND a great breakfast 🙂 The best part? It’s less than 200 calories per serving! Chocolate Chip Cake 1 3/4 cup flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 medium-sized ripe…

Roasted Curry Chickpeas

Roasted Curry Chickpeas

I’ve been looking for healthy snacks that I could take to work and have around the house for my family.  We always have fruit around to snack on but sometimes you just want something different.  This recipe provided that….it is flavorful and crunchy….and healthy!  The only downside to it is that it’s addictive.  It’s pretty…

Delicious Clean Blueberry Smoothie

Delicious Clean Blueberry Smoothie

I love starting my day with a smoothie! One of my favorites is a blueberry smoothie made with almond milk. This one only has about 80 calories (made with vanilla almond milk…although I do prefer chocolate almond milk for smoothies). You could easily add different types of fruit or even a scoop of protein powder….

Cantaloupe, Apple, Spinach Energy Juice

Cantaloupe, Apple, Spinach Energy Juice

So this was the first time that I’ve used my juicer in at least two years….and that was before we were eating real food so I didn’t enjoy it (or use it) much.  I knew I wanted to start using it again to further supplement my diet without actually taking a supplement in pill form. …

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Almonds are a delicious and healthy snack.  Although I really enjoy them plain or lightly salted, I really like the flavored ones.  Sadly, some of the ingredients are not that healthy and counteract the health benefits of the almond.  Just look at the list of ingredients on this package of flavored almonds: I don’t even…