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Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars Recipe

A few weeks ago, I got an email request from a reader for a recipe for some nut butter-free portable granola bars. Introducing: Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars! Super easy to make, whole grain, low in sugar, and completely delicious. The email actually came at the perfect time, because I had already worked out a recipe for some (inspired Continue Reading …

Easy Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas Recipe (Gluten-Free!)

As I mentioned yesterday, we had a gluten-free recipe challenge at work last week! While this recipe was beat out by my awesome chili for a spot in the newspaper article we were writing about gluten-free diets, it was still majorly delicious (and healthy), so I had to share. Introducing gluten-free Easy Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas: I adapted Continue Reading …

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (made with Greek yogurt!)

Good morning! I made a fun new recipe yesterday — creamy tomato basil soup, made with Greek yogurt! I’ve actually never made tomato basil soup before myself but I LOVE it. So perfect for eating with grilled cheese :) Which is exactly what I had for dinner last night along with the soup! Matt’s younger brother Drew’s girlfriend, Continue Reading …

How to Make Brussels Sprouts Delicious

I’ve been having a bit of a battle with Brussels sprouts lately. Every time someone else makes them for me, I love them. But when I try to make them myself, they suck and are too bitter. What was I doing wrong?! Last week, I finally found out. I was over at Elle’s place (aka “the clubhouse”) with the girls, as per usual, and I Continue Reading …

Matt’s Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The wait is over… today I am back to share the recipe for the Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies Matt made over the weekend to nurse me back to health. :) They were absolutely delicious — healthy but not TOO healthy, if you know what I mean :) He found a standard cookie recipe online, then healthified them using one of my cookie recipes as Continue Reading …

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all have plans to enjoy today with loved ones, whether it’s a significant other or friends :) For the past week, one lonely very over-ripe banana has been staring at me from my fruit bowl. Yesterday was finally the day to put it out of it’s misery! As always with my breads and muffins, this bread is 100% Continue Reading …

Mexican Black Bean Burgers Take Over the UNC Hospitals Kitchen!

Good morning! I am SO glad this week is over. Two tests on one day yesterday = not awesome. But, our afternoon following the tests was fun! My Food Service Management class group and I met up with the UNC hospitals Executive Chef yesterday to make our Mexican Black Bean Burgers in their kitchen! As I mentioned, our Food Service Management Continue Reading …

Healthy On the Go Snack: Peanut Cinnamon Date Balls

With two tests this week, convenience is the name of the game! Enter these delicious, nutritious, and super quick and easy Peanut Cinnamon Date Balls. Just like a Larabar, but cheaper :) I was craving some sort of nut/fruit bar the other day but didn’t have any, so I decided to bust out my new food processor and make some of my own! Continue Reading …