Overnight Caramel French Toast Recipe

Pin It Today I would like to share with you one of our favorite breakfasts for the weekend – Overnight Caramel French Toast. We don’t make it all the time because it is fairly high in sugar, but it makes a nice treat every once in awhile. This nice thing is it makes its own syrup so you… Keep Reading »

Finding the Motivation to Exercise

I was not blessed with a love for exercise. I would pretty much rather do anything else.  I will make excuses and try to avoid it, no matter how much it might benefit my health.  I learned long ago that I needed a reward system to provide motivation to exercise regularly. I believe that a reward system of… Keep Reading »

Organic Eating on a Budget – Money Saving Tips

With 4 kids and a small food budget, I know how difficult organic eating on a budget can be.  When I first started buying organic foods, I was floored at how much more expensive organic foods were. I struggled to stay within my budget while still providing the healthiest food choices for my family. Over the years I… Keep Reading »

Sourdough Recipe – Baked Apple Pancake

A long time ago, I saw a recipe in Taste of Home Magazine for Baked Apple Pancake. Over the years, I have played around with the recipe to make it whole grain and a little bit healthier. Eventually I came up with a recipe that had a soaked batter.  Now that I have a sourdough starter, I had… Keep Reading »

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

When I was an intern, the hospital chef made this yummy roasted red pepper hummus to help promote nutrition month. I had never tasted hummus before, but immediately knew I had to get the recipe. It remains one of my favorite recipes and I frequently eat it for lunch in a whole grain tortilla with some broccoli sprouts. … Keep Reading »

Sprouting Chickpeas – a Tutorial

I recently made a batch of sprouted chickpeas for use in various recipes. It truly couldn’t have been much easier.  It didn’t require any special equipment either.  I was able to use what I already had in my house. Before I get to how to sprout chickpeas, maybe I should explain why I do it.  The quick and… Keep Reading »

Basic Green Smoothie Recipe – Drink Your Salads!

I simply love starting my day with a green smoothie.  Not only are they are wonderful way to get the vitamins and minerals sorely lacking in the standard American diet, but they taste amazing too.  My kids are among the pickiest eaters ever, and even they will drink a green smoothie and ask for seconds.   I believe they… Keep Reading »

Chipotle Copycat Recipe – Make Chipotle at Home

If we have to eat out, Chipotle is my fast food of choice.  I know it’s not the best thing in the world for me, but it is sooooo good.  Recently I came across a recipe for Chipotle’s rice and was excited that I could now make it at home.  The best part is that I know exactly… Keep Reading »

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing Recipe

Quinoa is one of our favorite grains. It is a great for vegetarians to add to their diet, because it is higher in protein that other whole grains.  If you have never tried quinoa, I urge you to give this recipe a try. If you can cook rice, you can cook quinoa. This particular dish started out with… Keep Reading »

The Vintage Remedies Guide to Real Food ~ Book Review

Since I am a dietitian in the real world, I enjoy seeking out recipes that use whole foods. One of my favorite books to recommend to people looking to switch over to whole foods is by Jessie Hawkins. A little bit about the book: The Vintage Remedies Guide to Real Food is a paperback book on the current… Keep Reading »