Every. Single. Year.
It’s not like I don’t know February is coming. But somehow I always find myself panicking before that first Sunday. Because when the Ultimate Game Day is just around the corner, only one serious question remains.
What will we eat?
Priorities, people. Priorities. When there are pigskin fans in your home, there’s only one thing that makes or breaks the game.
Food. And beer. And a working TV. And those comic relief commercial breaks.
Ok, ok. But back to food. Continue reading
My favorite part about summer? The gas grill. Throw on just about any meal, toss in a few sides and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Officially on my Make-It-Again List, this recipe gets all three stamps of approval.
That’s right. This fish dish is gluten free, dairy free, and low fodmap! Not to mention full of omega 3’s, clean ingredients, and no sugar added! The combination of jalapenos, Cajun seasoning, and fresh pineapple gives it the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.
This is a great way to enjoy a healthy dinner today without the digestive pain tomorrow!
But enough about that. On to the important stuff. Continue reading
Looking for a healthy dish to pass this weekend? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.
Sweet, tangy, and so healthy I don’t even feel bad eating this with tortilla chips.
Because really, I’m just looking for any good excuse to eat chips.
Quickly throw these ingredients together for a delicious side dish. My husband (who isn’t a huge fan of beans) will eat this by the bowl full! It marinates in the refrigerator overnight, making it an easy dish to pass at your summer Barbecue!
This dish is naturally gluten free. Which just adds to the awesome. Continue reading
Want a fabulous way to start your day? A quick breakfast that leaves your taste buds happy and you full of energy?
Oatmeal. You know…those little flakes collecting dust in your pantry?
This breakfast is classic but I just HAD to share this recipe. Watching my husband eat this concoction lately inspired me. I tried this combo at work and was all smiles. I may have greeted those around me with, “Good morning!” and then with added gumption, “I’m really enjoying my oatmeal!!” Awkward. Just awkward.
So in light of not scaring my co-workers, I decided to share my enthusiasm with you all instead! Be glad. Be very glad. Continue reading
Cold and flu giving you the sniffles? Too exhausted and achy to make dinner? Try this simple and easy make-it-while-you-nap recipe! Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup simmering in the slow-cooker might just be what you need to get back on your feet.
This recipe is low-fodmap and can easily be made gluten free but is still a soup the whole family can enjoy! The only store-bought broth I have found that is low-fodmap (contains no onions or garlic) is Progresso’s Chicken Broth. It contains only six ingredients and can easily be found at most local grocery stores and opens up a whole new world of soups for those following the low-fodmap diet! Continue reading
When the temperatures reach an arctic level, I prefer to enjoy winter from inside my home.
This homemade stew is the perfect end to a chilly day. The best part? Throw it all in your crock pot for an effortless meal! A nutritious blend of protein, vegetables, and healthy carbs to keep you full. Healthy and hearty, this delicious soup will warm you from the inside out.
As a bonus, this stew is also dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-fodmap! Continue reading
If you’re still buzzing from sugar overload and feeling the irritable effect of one too many Christmas cookies, welcome to the club. Pants a little tight? Tired and fatigued? Headaches and mental fog? General feeling of yuck?
It’s not surprising that the gym is packed by the second day of January. Most of us are coming off a holiday high that has left us feeling miserable and desperate to get healthy. But working out isn’t going to do much good if your eating habits don’t change (more on that later).
Changing your eating habits can be difficult and frustrating, not to mention confusing. What’s more, each person has a different biochemical make up and what might work for one person may not work for you. For more on that, check out my post on When Healthy Food is Your Enemy.
While eating habits ought to be personally customized, there are still a few general rules you can follow.
Don’t just try any fad or detox out there.
Don’t just look for the quick fix. Just because it says “diet” does not mean it’s healthy. Not all diets are created equal. And not all of them are good for you. If it offers quick results without all the effort, it’s likely a sham.
Want to eat healthy this year? Not sure how to begin? Here are 5 basic guidelines to get you started on cleansing your cravings. Continue reading
This recipe has always been a tradition in my family. And now I make them every year, mostly because they were my Dad’s favorite!
But this recipe isn’t just popular in my home! This cookie goes by many names: Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Swedish Tea Cakes, Italian Butter Nut, Southern Pecan Butterball, and today’s favorite – Snowballs! This recipe is pretty popular around the world and made its first debut in a 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook!
This Gluten Free Flour Now Rocks My World Continue reading
Nothing says Christmas like cranberry orange bread! Ok, maybe Christmas cookies. And gingerbread men. And those little snowballs. Ok, ok, so maybe there’s a lot that says Christmas.
But let’s not forget about cranberry orange bread, friends! I think I’m in love.
I was out running errands like a crazy person and actually caught myself daydreaming about curling up next to the Christmas tree with a warm cup of coffee and this recipe. No lie. There’s just something about chopping cranberries that puts me in a merry mood.
This is by far the best gluten-free version I have found to date! I even caught my brother sneaking some out of the fridge when I wasn’t looking. This is super easy to make and has such a nice tart and citrus blend while still remaining moist. It will definitely be part of my Christmas morning breakfast this year. Oh yeah…it’s also dairy free and low-fodmap which makes it perfect for family members with food sensitivities! Continue reading