Category: Healthy

Grow Your Own Salad Bowl, Part 1

3 Reasons To Grow Your Own Salad Salads make great summer meals and are a tasty addition to your lunchbox or dinner table any time of the year. They make the perfect light meal and you know you should be getting more leafy greens in your diet. Why not start growing […] Read more…

How to Cook Perfect Grilled Fish

Easy Grilled fish

A few basic rules can make grilled fish a quick, easy, totally delicious summer standby. True, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for: a gorgeous fillet could stick to your grill grates, flake apart and turn dry and overcooked in less time than it would take an ice cream […] Read more…

Strawberry Season is Here Again! Easy Recipes You’ll Love

It’s strawberry time! A new season of bright, fragrant, ruby-red strawberries always holds my attention. I’m tempted to load up on as many as I can carry and head home with little else, except maybe some heavy cream, and hunker down for some serious enjoyment. We love picking our own […] Read more…

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Today my daughter asked me to order her some pre-made meal kits that she could grab and go to her college classes and work.  We usually get one that features sunflower seed butter.  They’re really good and healthy, but a little pricey. Can we do this another way? When I was […] Read more…

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This light, refreshing drink popularized in Mexico, is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick to making agua fresca (Spanish for “fresh water”) is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or a slushy drink. Ingredients:  6 pounds seedless watermelon, […] Read more…

Lemonade Fruit Salad

This fruit salad tossed with lemonade drink mix will appeal to all kinds of fruit lovers. Make it your own by using your favorite fruits. Prep Time 15 min. Total Time 15 min. Servings 8 servings, 1 cup each What You Need 2 cups each cubed cantaloupe and honeydew melon (1 […] Read more…

9 Cool Summer Meals That Won’t Heat Up Your Kitchen

It’s the middle of the day and the temperatures are already climbing high, the air conditioning is struggling to keep up, and and I still have to figure out what to make for dinner. Summer weather is often enough for us to throw up our hands and hit the take-out […] Read more…

Kid-Friendly Recipes for a Healthier Summer

Perhaps it’s the looser schedule, the longer days or the heat, but kids are continually requesting snacks and special treats this summer. Just this morning, my two-year old nephew asked for a snack instead of breakfast. Um, no. In addition to making sure they are hydrated, I try to stop their ongoing […] Read more…

Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix

Onion-Soup-Mix

I needed a dip to serve Sunday night and my go-to onion soup packet was nowhere in sight. Man, that stuff has become a crutch in my kitchen.  Meatloaf, stews, pot roast, hamburgers, potatoes, chicken, chili, gravy, veggies…oh my gosh! There has to be a healthier, easier, more dependable way […] Read more…

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Guest Post #DailyDoseofDesign

Hope you’ve all have a spiffy Memorial Day!  OK, so technically, I’m home now from the amazing trip my daughter and I took together this month. Now the problem is that I’m so jetlagged and worn out. You know how they say you need a “vacation from your vacation?” Well, […] Read more…

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