Freezer-Friendly, Truly Healthy, Trail Mix Recipe

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When I started substitute teaching at my daughter’s preschool this year, snack time became serious business. In the past, while working at home I could just go into the kitchen and grab whatever I wanted. Often it was a small second helping of whatever I had eaten for breakfast or lunch, or another balanced protein-packed… [read more]

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

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Who’s getting pumped for Thanksgiving this year?  I used to dread it, because it was just another reminder of what a big failure I was in the kitchen.  But after my daughter, Penelope, was born I made it my mission to teach myself how to cook so that I could make food for her.  I… [read more]

Healthy Deviled Eggs

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Did you know that fat is good for you?  I know, it’s really hard to wrap your mind around the idea when, for a generation, we have been told that low-fat is the way to be healthy and lose weight.  But they just had it plain ass-backwards. You need lots of fat. Fat helps your brain,… [read more]

Roasted Vegetables are Amazeballs

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Not so long ago, I didn’t know how to cook. Not a single thing. I could make bad scrambled eggs, burnt bacon, and burnt toast. That was it. I lived off cold cut sandwiches, cereal, chips, frozen dinners, and any and all junk food. And oh how my body and mind paid the price. It’s… [read more]

Healthy Snacks To Go!

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If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know I’m always looking for ways to keep my sugar addiction in check. Here’s one way: Last month I made some homemade Lara Bars.   In the afternoon I always realize I am hungry as I am running out the door to go somewhere.  It was so easy and very… [read more]

Healthy Homemade French Onion Dip

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I have a very deep love affair with chips and dip.  To me it is the ultimate comfort/relaxation food.  Not exactly a healthy habit by any means, but I have always had stronger cravings for salty/crunchy rather than something sweet.  My relationship to chips and dips has evolved dramatically over the years. Frito Lay French… [read more]