Feeding my family well is a priority. Eighty percent of what we eat is the very best I can provide both nutritionally and culinarily, and the other twenty percent is food we eat just because it's delicious. We have fresh fruits and veggies from our garden, decadent cake for birthdays, s'mores in the fall around our fire pit, and bacon with...everything.
I love to dress up a simple dinner with this quick and easy apple, goat cheese, walnut salad recipe. It's healthy, crisp, crunchy, creamy and full of fall flavors. The tangy dressing is perfect with the sweet apples.
My favorite easy way to make a simple meal special is to whip up a batch of this creamy, slightly sweet, dairy-free pumpkin soup recipe. It's so fast that I don't need to make it in the crockpot. It's delicious, healthy, Paleo, and allergen friendly. It's perfect for a busy night.
My mom's chili is my favorite chili, and I had to abandon it for a few years because chili seasoning usually has gluten in it as a thickener. After much trial and error, I replicated my favorite flavors, and my family looks forward to chili night.
Everyone in my family loves this healthy chicken tortilla soup recipe, and it can be ready in 10 minutes! I make this on nights when I need dinner in a hurry, like every night. All you need is a blender.
If you need a dairy-free frittata recipe that is delicious, low carb, Paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, full of veggies and perfect to serve for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, I've got the perfect formula to make an endless combination of flavors AND a free printout with my frittata formula. Your family will think you are a frittata master.
Healthy, quick, easy, balanced, filling, delicious snacks are hard to come up with in the after-school rush, especially when you are on the go. Here are 10 of our favorites, and I've included gluten-free, dairy-free substitutions. Happy snacking!
The secret to a quick, healthy, easy breakfast on mornings you've gotta get out the door? Smoothies. And I've got a recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, needs no banana, dairy-free, gluten-free, low carb, paleo, vegan, high protein, and your kids will love it!
Since I gave up breakfast cereal so many years ago, I needed an easy, healthy, homemade granola clusters recipe that was quick to make. Oh, and didn't call for nuts. That's a tall order, but I did it. Honey and coconut oil replace less healthy oils and sugar. I can eat this guilt-free and enjoy every last bite.
My grandmother's recipes are a family treasure, and her easy, old-fashioned, homemade blackberry cobbler is one of our favorites. This is real cobbler that will take you back in time to grandma's kitchen and the tastes of summer.
I wait for Taco Tuesday like some people wait for the ice cream truck. Spicy jalapenos, smokey cumin, tangy sour cream, and cheese stringing from nacho to plate all make my mouth and heart sing. The trouble for me is that Mexican food is also laden with fried foods, gluten, corn, and dairy, which are all no bueno for mi estomago. Fajitas are a favorite, but without the sour cream, cheese and tortillas, I was left out of the fiesta. The key for me was to add some additional flavor and replicate some missing textures. At our house, mouth-watering fajitas are on the menu for every diet! These are dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and low fat. They are also perfect for Paleo, Whole30 and THM.
With all the talk of our lake weekend adventures, I had to include these amazing s'mores! If there is a campfire, I'm there with my s'mores making supplies! Just when I thought they couldn't be any better, I discovered the Samoa-flavored s'more! Yes, I'm referring to those addictive cookies. You will L-O-V-E these!
Sometimes when you go to a new place and eat a new thing, you realize you want to eat it again and again when you get home...and maybe marry it. Last year when we went to Japan, we ate so many tasty things (and let's be honest, some gross things), and one of the things I loved the best was a simple dish called Gyudon. I love Japanese food, but a lot of it can be intimidating to make at home (I'm looking at you, sushi!). Gyudon is a simple, satisfying, easy-to-make beef and rice recipe that I make in the slow cooker. It can be gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 and THM. You will love it!
Mexican chicken salad is a spicy, flavorful twist on the classic chicken salad recipe. It works for just about any dietary need. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and whole30 compliant, and there are a variety of ways to serve it for a fresh take every time! It's one of my favorites that is quick and easy to prepare.
Italian flavors in the heat of summer? It's possible. This light recipe can be served four ways: soup, stew or over pasta. It can be gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and mostly allergen free. It can be low fat, low carb, low calorie, Whole30, paleo, GAPS, or any number of options, depending on how you serve it. Even better? It's a slow cooker or Instant Pot recipe! So few dishes and no heating up the kitchen! This recipe is a winner on every count. You will love it!
I love chicken, tuna and salmon salads...with crackers. I just love the crunch! Grains don't love me, though, so I have a few cracker substitutes that I love, and get along with any restricted diet.
I love healthy breakfast smoothies, and for me they have to be dairy-free and paleo (this one is even vegan!), so I make mine with almond milk. It's also perfect for kids. Chocolate cherry smoothie an easy, high-protein breakfast, lunch or snack that satisfies my sweet tooth and keeps me full until lunch. I love to drink them before I work out so I have energy without feeling weighed down.
I love breakfast sausage, but I do not love the chemicals that come in the store-bought varieties. Homemade breakfast sausage is so quick and easy to make, even my kids do it. There are so many ways to serve it that it will quickly become a breakfast basic for your family.
There are so many ways to make tacos! This creamy chicken ranch taco recipe is so fast and easy because it just goes in your slow cooker or instant pot. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30, Paleo, THM, and I share four different ways to serve it, along with the needed alterations to make it fit different restricted diets. You will love these!
Homemade taco seasoning is super easy to make, and tastes so much better than what you buy in the store. It's the first seasoning mix I ever made, and after that, I was hooked! It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and preservative free. This will make your tacos sing!
My family loves pulled pork sandwiches, but gluten is not my friend. I don't want to miss out, so I came up with this amazing salad along with a dairy-free creamy barbecue dressing. This recipe works for so many dietary needs. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, THM and more. You'll love this salad!
Making homemade mayonnaise strikes fear in the heart of even the most experienced cook, but I have a foolproof method that takes only 3 minutes, and I made a video to show you how quick and easy it is. You will never want store-bought mayo again.
It's strawberry season! Are you as excited as I am? This salad is sure to hit the spot when you are trying to decide all the ways you can eat those gorgeous berries! It's a favorite in our family, and it will be in yours too.
Garlic and thyme crusted pork is a quick and easy family favorite that can be thrown together in less than five minutes and put in the slow cooker. This healthy dish is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, THM, and delicious! It can be made to fit most diets and is easy to make for a crowd. My kids ask for it all the time!
Next week I will share our favorite way to use the leftovers. Enjoy!
I'm always looking for a fast, high protein breakfast to feed my family on school days. Taco Egg Scramble is fast, delicious, easy, and easy to adapt to various dietary needs. I also love that it helps me use up leftovers. You will love this recipe! I even made you a video to show how fast and easy it is to make! But don't worry, the video is only 35 seconds. I didn't show you the whole 3 minutes of stirring scrambled eggs.
Sorry for the false alarm folks! This is today's real post! I love ranch dressing, but I want the homemade stuff. I want it fast, and I want it easy. I created this dry ranch dressing mix to keep on hand for anything I need, like Buffalo Chicken Sliders from last week, ranch dressing, ranch dip, all the ranch possibilities. It's inexpensive, easy, fast, and delicious. It doesn't get much better than that.
This recipe is a request from my sister-in-law, Cheri, who moved away last week. Buffalo Chicken made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot can be served as sliders or on a salad, making it perfect for just about any dietary restrictions out there. It's quick and easy, and freezes great! It's a favorite at our house, and always a hit when I serve it at parties. Try this for a busy weeknight meal. You'll love it!
Guacamole is one of my favorite foods, and I'm sharing my trick for making restaurant guacamole in only two minutes! I even made you a video to show you that I really do it in 2 minutes.
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If you love Chinese food, but not all the calories, fat, sugar and starches that come with take out, you will love this slow cooker recipe! It's perfect for busy weeknight meals and can easily be made gluten free or paleo.
When my doctor took me off gluten and dairy over two years ago, I was devastated. I think I miss pizza the most. It is my favorite food. After trying all the gluten and dairy free options online, I came up with this soup recipe. It has all the right flavors.
Chicken noodle soup can be a fast and easy weeknight meal with these tips!