Taco-Stuffed Zucchini

This is a healthy version of the taco without the carb-loaded shell.  You won’t even miss it I promise! Now that Summer has arrived there are a plethora of squash at the Farmer’s Market. My absolute favorite is Zucchini with it’s beautiful dark green peel. Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable with no saturated fats or cholesterol. It’s high in anti-oxidants and is a great source of potassium which helps with bringing electrolytes to the cells and with countering[Read more]

Oven-Baked Tostadas in 20 Minutes or Less!

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy dinner, am I right?  But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health for convenience.  I love Mexican food, but that also doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice health for fried tostada goodness.  I figured out you can bake soft corn tortillas to crisp them up and then add whatever toppings you want.   I was able to have these delicious oven-baked tostadas in my belly in less than 25 minutes!  The coconut[Read more]

Vegan Lentil Mushroom Balls

I was looking for a way to have spaghetti and meat balls without the meat and without the gluten.  These are meat-free, gluten-free, completely vegan, not to mention delicious and satisfied my comfort food craving.  They definitely aren’t the same as the real thing, but I promise they taste really good and have a great texture. Tip: bake the mushroom lentil balls for a good amount of time until golden and firm, so they stand up better to the tomato sauce.[Read more]

Raw Vegan French Dressing Recipe

I was in the mood for a tangy salad dressing and I’ve been limiting my oil intake and staying away from dairy so I had to make a vegan, oil-free dressing that satisfied the taste buds. This dressing is zesty, tangy, and a little spicy from the raw garlic.  It’s raw, healthy, and delicious and a great substitute to the real french dressing. Ingredients 1 Organic red bell pepper ⅓ cup sundried tomato (not packed in oil) ½ heaping cup soaked[Read more]

Praline Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

I wanted to go as low-carb this Holiday as possible, but I absolutely love, LOVE, sweet potato casserole with all its dessert-y goodness.  Nothing beats dessert for dinner, am I right?  I decided that I would try using butternut squash instead of sweet potato because of it’s similar color, thinking maybe I could trick the Family.  After some searching around, I landed on a wonderful recipe from Michelle over at glutenfreefix.com.   Now, I’ll admit that the texture was not the same[Read more]

A Healthy Halloween Treat

This is my absolute favorite time of year!  There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange, and Halloween is just around the corner.  People are putting together fun costumes and gearing up for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parties. The problem is, with so many sugary treats at our fingertips, it can sometimes be difficult not to go overboard.  Why not offer folks a Halloween treat that’s good for  them?  This low-glycemic, low-calorie,[Read more]