Quinoa Crab Corn Chowder

This Quinoa Crab Corn Chowder is a super easy, weeknight meal full of nourishing ingredients your family will love! With a combination of canned goods bought at my local Safeway and fresh fruits and veggies, this meal comes together in under 30 minutes. 

How often do you use canned goods? Are they a staple in your pantry? Or do you prefer using all fresh? I tend to use both --- as cans can help you save prep time and get a healthy meal on the table more often.  ... Read more » about Quinoa Crab Corn Chowder

Orange Power Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo

This Orange Power Pasta includes alllllllll of the orange vegetables: carrots, sweet potato, bell pepper, golden beets --- and it even uses orange cauliflower for the creamy dairy-free alfredo! Vegetarian or not, you will LOVE this pasta dish. 

My absolute favorite way to eat most vegetables is... roasted. 

A little olive oil. 

A little sea salt. 

A little paprika. ... Read more » about Orange Power Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo

Turkey Apple Quesadillas with Creamy Pumpkin BBQ Sauce

Quesadillas are an easy go-to weeknight meal --- they're hot, melty, stuffed with yumminess, super quick to make, and everyone devours them -- without complaining or arguing. That's my kind of meal! ... Read more » about Turkey Apple Quesadillas with Creamy Pumpkin BBQ Sauce

Mason Jar Salads for Every Day of the Week

For some reason (maybe because I have a four-year old), when I started thinking about this post and sharing a mason jar salad for every day of the week, all I could think about was underwear. LOL! Remember those underwear that have the days of the week on them? Well, Babycakes is starting to read and now when she's getting dressed, she's all... "I can't wear these. They say Tuesday." Thanks, underwear makers. Make my life even more miserable! ... Read more » about Mason Jar Salads for Every Day of the Week

Summer's End + {Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos}

Even though I talked about going back-to-school in last week's post, I am still 100% in denial that summer is over. I still want there to be light well into the evening, to sip on strawberry watermelon sparkling sangria, and to eat everything topped in berries --- like this chopped salad, this cobbler, this other sangria, these muffins, these popsicles, and today's tacos.  I know everyone else is already posting pumpkin recipes ... Read more » about Summer's End + {Strawberry Margarita Chicken Tacos}

Minimalist Baker + {No Bake Samoa Bars}

Since submitting my superfoods cookbook to the publisher, I've been juicing more and posting recipes like the Super Green Juice, Super Red Juice, and Strawberry Lemonade. But today you're in for a super special sweet treat!! These Samoa Bars were inspired by the wonderful Dana & John over at Minimalist Baker and their recent 5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownie recipe. If you haven't read their blog before, they love sharing simple ... Read more » about Minimalist Baker + {No Bake Samoa Bars}

12 Sunday Dinner Recipes that Make Great Leftovers!

My husband hates leftovers. Like for the last 10 years, he'd rather have cereal for dinner the following night than eat the same thing twice.  But, I did figure out at some point that he would eat leftovers on the third day (with a new meal in between). Maybe it's a variety thing?! I don't know. ... Read more » about 12 Sunday Dinner Recipes that Make Great Leftovers!

{The Best Fruit Dip Ever}

OK, first a confession: I HATE MARSHMALLOWS.  Ewww. Ewww. Ewww.  I don't like them in hot chocolate. I don't like them on sweet potatoes.     I don't even like them browned over a campfire.      (I know, I'm weird.) And I especially don't like them in spreadable jar form. Did you know they put blue dye in there?! That is just wrong. ... Read more » about {The Best Fruit Dip Ever}