Category: Fresh Flavors

Healthy recipes are the key to any healthy lifestyle and living success. Here are recipes to give the average person a healthy, nutrient dense, real food recipes to try.

Here, healthy means real and nutrient dense. There are no rules or restrictions here. You will find a recipe that could suit anyone. I am well aware of the dietary needs and preferences out there and most recipes can be adjusted appropriately. 

My thoughts on food are found in my post, The Healthiest Diet. I only eat foods that are going to give me nourishment and fill me up properly. I do not waste my space with empty calorie foods or foods that are processed. With that being said, I believe that we all need balance and need to let ourselves enjoy life sometimes. 

Just like exercise, do what you can and leave the rest. It takes time and small steps. But I will say that you should definitely learn how to cook basic food. That’s a skill everyone should have. 

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

You may ask, why is this considered healthy edible cookie dough? It’s got butter in it and fatty almonds! Oh my gosh. Butter is more nutritious than flour and sugar ever will be. Nuts too. It actually contains vitamins essential to our health.  I’ll take some butter…

healthy peanut butter balls

Nutrient Packed Peanut Butter Balls

It’s always good to have a healthier version of your favorite things. For some reason, I love peanut butter balls, but they are usually made with powdered sugar. I guess that’s the only bad part, which is not too bad if you think about it. But…

Black Bean Brownies

The Healthiest Brownies You Will Ever Eat

I love brownies. I’m calling these “The healthiest brownies you will ever eat” because that’s what I like to say when I make them for gatherings. At my previous job, I was known as the “healthy dessert lady”. I made black bean brownies for all the…

sourdough pancake recipe

Sourdough Pancakes

Almost every Sunday, I make sourdough pancakes for my husband and daughter. The sourdough pancake recipe I use will melt in your mouth and be your new favorite breakfast. I talked about sourdough starter in my homemade sourdough bread post. It’s a useful ingredient to have…

Baked quinoa mac and cheese

Quinoa Mac & Cheese

When I was a young child, I enjoyed eating hot dogs with the blue box macaroni and cheese. Who else ate that?! Now it’s still comforting in a way… though we know that it is not too healthy and there were no vegetables. I made this baked quinoa…

BBQ Pork Skillet

BBQ Pulled Pork Skillet

Is it obvious yet that I use a lot of cabbage in my recipes? Cabbage and carrots are super cheap and they are also super healthy. What’s not to love? I buy those two vegetables almost every week and then add anything to them. This time…

Gyro Salad with tzatziki dressing

Gyro Salad

If you’ve ever eaten a gyro before, you’ll remember that sauce it comes with more than anything. That’s tzatziki sauce. A blend of cucumber and greek yogurt. It’s amazing. Here is an idea for a healthy lunch: a gyro salad with tzatziki dressing. Gyro Salad With…

gingerbread greek yogurt with spoon

Gingerbread Greek Yogurt

Yogurt: the famed health food with probiotic appeal. Much to our surprise many yogurts are not healthy at all. The typical flavored varieties are full of sugar and not to mention super processed. This offsets the probiotic effect because sugar is the opposite of what your gut…

Banana coconut chia seed cookies

Banana Coconut Chia Cookies

Want to make an easy cookie that anyone can eat? It takes only 5 ingredients to make these banana coconut chia cookies. We all know someone with food allergies and this cookie takes out all the common ones! I’d think eating the whole bunch is okay, due…

Cabbage and carrot stir fry

Simple Stir Fry

Dinner plans can be stressful when you don’t know what to make each week. Fortunately, a recipe such as this is easy to fit in a weekly rotation. Stir fry with cabbage and carrots is a staple in my household. I make this recipe almost every week…