Cucumber Avocado Soup

Soups that are versatile are the best because you can enjoy them all year long! This avocado cucumber soup tastes great warm or cold, so you can enjoy it during the cold, winter months, or during the hottest summer nights. Refreshing cucumbers are blended with flavors of garlic, lemon juice and creamy avocado to create a light, healthy soup that you can enjoy as a side or main dish. This soup tastes perfect served plain, but add fun toppings to […]

Flädlesuppe

Flädlesuppe in German is translated to pancake soup in English, because the main ingredients in this traditional soup are thin, shredded pancakes! I love this soup because it serves as a quick, easy-to-make lunch with little investment and lots of gain. You can use vegetable or beef broth, depending on your preference. Celery, leek, green onion, parsley and carrots give it a little texture and flavor, but the shredded pancakes are the absolute star in this dish. Here is a tip for shredding […]

White Button Mushroom Soup

Whenever I have leftover white button mushrooms, this is my go-to soup recipe! You can downsize the recipe and make even just a small cup of it with a just few leftover mushrooms. There is no heavy cream added to this soup, making it a healthy alternative to most of the creamy mushroom soups out there. With a few simple ingredients that include onion, garlic, and beef broth, this recipe is super easy to make. I like to add a little […]

Gingerbread Smoothie

Even though you can enjoy gingerbread any time of the year, I always seem to eat the most of it around the holidays and forget about it the rest of the year. This gingerbread smoothie can be enjoyed all year long, but is especially fun and festive around to make around the holiday season. You can make the healthy version by omitting the crushed gingerbread cookies and simply enjoy the gingerbread flavor from the molasses, ginger and spices blended with […]

Pecan Nice Cream

Would you believe me if I told you healthy ice cream low in calories, fat and sugar that tasted completely delicious actually exists? I wouldn’t if I were you, so I don’t blame you. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise it exists! Blended frozen bananas mixed with any flavoring of your choice is the best and healthiest ice cream ever! If you’re thinking it just tastes like blended frozen bananas, don’t worry. When you freeze the […]

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Easier said than done, right? We get it. It’s the holidays and desserts are all over your office and there’s nothing better than getting home to the smell of something sweet and savory cooking on the stove. It’s ok to enjoy yourself and have a sweet treat, but don’t let the holidays be your excuse for weight gain! There are strategies you can use to prevent those unwanted pounds from piling on before the New Year. Get started today.  

Winter Squash Spice Latte

During the colder months, it’s nearly impossible to drop into a coffee shop and not notice a massive advertisement for some sort of pumpkin drink. And while the pumpkin deserves to have its moment, the Magic Bullet helps us realize that you can get just as much flavor and seasonal delight out of other winter squash relatives. Blending them in the Magic Bullet gives us a similarly deep and sweet flavor that’s familiar but refreshing. Winter Squash Spice Latte Ingredients […]

Healthy Zucchini Bread

As I wandered around the farmer’s market recently in tears because summer’s over – OK, that’s an exaggeration – I stumbled across a huuuuge zucchini on sale for $1.50. $1.50! That’s like, 50 cents a pound. I won’t repeat my zucchini-eating hamster antics of last month (or the hamster-eating zucchini antics of the month before…), but I decided now is as good a time as any to make healthy zucchini bread. What does zucchini even taste like, and why put […]

Hot Cocoa Mix

In these times of troubling cocoa shortages, it’s important to have your own hot cocoa recipe so that you can stockpile a healthy reserve. Who knows what sort of chemically-enhanced chocolate drinks we’ll be consuming in the near future??? Also, making your own hot cocoa is a blast. Hot Cocoa Mix Ingredients 1/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 chocolate bar (I’m a milk chocolate fan and went for the classic Hershey’s bar. Feel […]

Tortilla Soup

A friend of mine gave me this tortilla soup recipe, which has become a regular weekday dish in my house. When I first tried it at her house, I could not believe it was made from scratch! It tasted just like it was from a restaurant. After she explained the recipe to me, I was even more surprised at how easy it is to make at home. It only requires a few simple ingredients. I love topping it with tortilla […]