Chipotle Spinach Chips

All the best things are made into chips. Chocolate, tortillas, Erik Estrada. 😎 You’ve probably made kale chips…but why should kale have all the fun? Spinach is the O.G. (original green), y’all! These spinach chips are delicious with an olive oil + chipotle seasoning, and they get super crispy. They’re a wonderful addition to any dinner, but […]

Baseball Apple Snack

Who’s on first? Who knows! But I do know that these snacks are the perfect addition to your home plate for tonight’s World Series opener. They’re easy, quick and healthy — my three favorite words in the kitchen, if you haven’t gathered already.  First base: Easy. You probably have most of these ingredients at home already, just like yesterday’s […]

Easiest Ever Butternut Squash Soup

It’s cocky naming your recipe “easiest ever,” I know. But it does not get any easier than this butternut squash soup. Unless of course you buy pre-made soup, and then you’ve cracked the code. But as far as making your own, it’s just 3 ingredients, plus optional garnishes for appearances. Most recipes I saw called for carrots, celery, […]

Farro Black Bean Burgers

Last week’s theme was ‘Eat alllll the farro.’ If you haven’t made it before, there are three things you need to know:  It’s good. And versatile. It’s good for you. There is no such thing as a little bit of farro. Because it nearly triples its volume when cooked, I was drowning in farro after making […]

Farro Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

In Wyoming last week, I ordered the most delicious farro salad from Snake River Brewery. If you’re tired of pasta or rice, give farro a try. It has a mild and nutty flavor, a consistency like brown rice or barley, and A+ nutritional content. In fact, it’s similar to quinoa: high in protein and fiber and a […]

Peaches & Cream Preggo Pops

I just got home from a family vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where fall was in full swing. It felt so lovely to be outside in the cool air, wear flannels, drink hot chocolate and watch the leaves turn yellow. Back in Ohio, it’s 85 degrees.☀️ As a Midwesterner, you hate to wish away any warm weather. But […]

Watermelon Ginger Mocktail Recipe

As I mentioned in my last pregnancy update, I’m missing wine a little bit. I’ve never been that crazy about alcohol, so I think it’s more of the symbolism behind a glass of wine at the end of the day. It’s something nice for yourself, something enjoyable that requires you to settle down and slow down. My Nalgene water […]

Amazin’ Asian Ramen Salad

I know people roll their eyes at the story behind a recipe, but I must share how I first came across this one. It’s only right to honor the original source of this delicious flavor combo.   Years ago, I was on a family bike trip in the San Juan islands. Pre-children, bike trips were a beautiful, […]

Balsamic Reduction {and Caprese Ladybugs}

  I fell in love with balsamic reduction in a pizza parlor in Crested Butte, Colorado. If you’re ever there, you must eat at The Secret Stash. One of their pizzas has balsamic reduction sauce drizzled on top, and it’s the best pizza in the world (scientific fact). A few years ago, I tried to […]

Yeast-Free Whole Wheat Pretzels

I’ve always loved ballpark pretzels, but did you know they have ~500 calories?! Here’s a great “make your own” substitution. If Brady were old enough, I think he would’ve loved rolling out the dough and twisting them on the cookie sheet. They were fun and easy to make, and you can make any shape you like.   The best part? They’re […]