May 2015 Recipes

Easy Semi-Homemade Hawaiian Pizza

This semi-homemade Hawaiian pizza is all of the deliciousness of regular pizza without any of the guilt!

This easy semi-homemade Hawaiian pizza is the perfect go-to for pizza night that the whole family will love! -
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My Top 5 Everyday Kitchen Gadgets and Tools

As a dietitian and food blogger, I spend A LOT of time in the probably more hours in a week than most people spend in their kitchen in a month!  I get asked quite a bit about kitchen tools that I think are essential for the busy cook to have on-hand.  So I decided to write about five tools I use almost every day in my kitchen and why I think they're so important.  Let me know your thoughts on these!

Essential cooking tools for the every day cook - straight from a food blogger who spends hours upon hours in the kitchen!  -
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Mini Lemon-Almond Chia Cookies

These mini lemon-almond chia cookies are a delicious sweet treat that's a little lighter than your standard cookie.  Lemon, chia seeds, and almond extract make for a beautiful flavor profile in these special little cookies, plus there's an easy swap to make them vegan!

These mini lemon-almond chia cookies have a soft texture and beautiful flavor profile.  They're perfect to enjoy with a cup of hot tea, and have an easy variation to make them vegan! -
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Recipe Roundup:  5 Fast Weeknight Dinners

I've rounded up five of my favorite dinner recipes to create a healthy, easy one-week dinner menu.  You can get a full print out of this menu with each recipe plus a grocery list at the end of the post (totally free)!

This healthy, cheap, and easy weeknight dinner menu plus grocery list is totally free!! -
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Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix

Make-ahead cinnamon-raisin instant oatmeal mix is a great way to save time and money on busy mornings.  Plus this homemade pantry staple can be customized to your taste buds!

Making homemade instant oatmeal mix is really simple and easy to customize for your family's taste buds!  This recipe for cinnamon-raisin oatmeal mix with walnuts is so good!  -
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Eggplant Pizzas with Pesto, Ricotta with Caramelized Onion - Meatless Monday

Baked eggplant cutlets create the base of these flavorful pizzas.  Sweet sun dried tomato pesto, creamy ricotta, and caramelized onions add a beautiful combination of flavors in this vegetarian dish.

Baked eggplant makes the base of these flavorful pizzas topped with sun dried tomato pesto, ricotta, and caramilized onions.   These are delicious and simple! -
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Energy-Boosting Snacks

These healthy energy-boosting snacks are the perfect tasty solution to getting you through a busy day!

Ideas for healthy snacks that taste amazing and will give you that boost of energy to get through a busy day! -
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This is a rich, creamy chocolate peanut butter smoothie that tastes more like a milkshake than a healthy treat! -
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Easy Roasted Vegetable Medley

This might just be the easiest roasted vegetable recipe ever!  It's perfect for a busy weeknight!

This is probably the easiest roasted vegetable recipe you'll ever make.  It's perfect for a busy weeknight and tastes amazing! -
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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Bites with Dried Plums, Pumpkin Seeds, and Almonds

I received free samples of California Dried Plums mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Dried Plum Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


These breakfast bites with cream cheese, dried plums, pumpkin seeds, and almonds make for a fantastic sweet and healthy breakfast on the go!

California dried plums are the perfect addition to these cinnamon cream cheese breakfast bites!  This is such a tasty breakfast! #ad-
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Southwestern Mini Frittatas - Meatless Monday

These Southwestern mini frittatas are hearty and packed with protein and flavor.  Soy-based chorizo makes for the best meat substitute in this recipe and this one is also quick enough to make on a busy weeknight!

Delicious southwestern mini frittatas are so easy to make and are also vegetarian!
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