Broccoli Cauliflower Quinoa Bites {Low Carb & Gluten Free}

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Broccoli Cauliflower Quinoa Bites are gluten free, low in carbs and calories and a perfect simple side dish that even the picky ones will enjoy! By the time you read this I should be settling into a wonderful week at Disney for the first time with my family! If I scheduled it well and the weather cooperates {Read More…}

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quinoa Casserole

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Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quinoa Casserole is a simple side that complements any main dish for a quick and easy healthy weeknight meal. Living in New England is always a mix of emotions when the seasons change.  I love the fall and all the changes it brings; the chill of a brisk morning and getting to {Read More…}

25 Gluten & Sugar- Free Zucchini Recipes

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25 Healthy Gluten & Sugar- Free Zucchini Recipes It’s the season of Zucchini, I mean…er, Summer and here in New England that means an abundance of a favorite vegetable of mine and many others, Zucchini! If you’re lucky enough to have a garden you may be overloaded with this crop! Keeping a list of healthy {Read More…}

Mayo Free Avocado Coleslaw

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This coleslaw is anything but typical! Made without mayonnaise, but with creamy avocado as the dressing, with a hint of lime, it’s the easiest side to bring to any summer gathering! Ripe avocadoes need to be used at just the right time or the inevitable gorgeous green turns brown and your bubble of happy is {Read More…}

Cheesy Zucchini Pasta Quinoa Bake

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Cheesy Zucchini  Pasta Quinoa Bake  needs only 5 ingredients! Cheesy quinoa mixed with noodles and topped with a little parmesan to form a crust make this a comfort side dish like no other. You’d probably agree that zucchini isn’t much of  a comfort food, but using a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles changes them from an {Read More…}

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpea Snack Recipe

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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas are a perfect for those with nut allergies! Do you know anyone with nut allergies? Do you have a child with nut allergies? I have 2 boys, one with a tree nut and peanut allergy and the other with a peanut allergy and soy allergy. Feeling awful that I could eat crunchy nuts as a {Read More…}

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

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These zucchini fritters are mini gluten free zucchini pancakes and will quite possibly be the only way you could get your kiddies to eat zucchini!   They  are perfect for a meatless Monday meal and with only 5 ingredients not including salt and pepper, super easy too! If you garden you know that once you start {Read More…}

Oven Fried Ranch Cauliflower Bites with Dean’s Buffalo Ranch Dip

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dean’s Dip for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Oven fried Cauliflower Ranch bites are the perfect accompaniment to Dean’s Dip in Buffalo Ranch flavor! An easy recipe to make at home for any party! Skip the chips and try something healthier! Roasted cauliflower gets {Read More…}

Baked Parmesan Kale Chips

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Baked Parmesan Kale Chips are the perfect salty but healthy snack to curb a craving! {This recipe was originally posted Nov.3,2011. I adapted the original recipe a bit by changing the oil use and took new pics!!} Crispy, yummy, salty potato chips and losing weight do NOT go hand in hand! They will never be friends in {Read More…}

Healthier Chip Free Nachos


Healthier Nachos don’t have to be loaded down with chips and this recipe proves it! Who doesn’t love some nachos?!! Not many would be able to refuse if they were sitting right in front of you. Not so helpful when trying to lose weight or maintain it right? Not anymore! You can still enjoy the pleasure of {Read More…}