November 2015 Recipes


Vegetarian Southwestern Breakfast Baked Potatoes

This protein-packed vegetarian breakfast baked potato recipe is delicious, easy to make, and will keep you feeling full all morning!

Healthy vegetarian baked breakfast potatoes recipe!  Perfect light, protein-packed breakfast!
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Farro and Roasted Vegetable Salad with Ham

This farro salad with roasted veggies and ham makes for a beautiful fall lunch or dinner.  You can also use leftovers from earlier in the week to make variations of this easy meal! 

Easy recipe for farro salad with roasted vegetables and ham!
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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin pie in the form of a healthy smoothie?  You bet!  Just in case there isn't enough pumpkin in your fall menu, here's a healthy pumpkin pie protein smoothie that's the perfect start to any fall morning!

Pumpkin pie protein smoothie recipe perfect for a fall morning!
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Thanksgiving Central

I've been busy working on all kinds of Thanksgiving recipes and tips, so if you want to make sure you haven't missed anything, check out this post for a one-stop healthy Thanksgiving resource! 

Healthy Thanksgiving tips and recipes!
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Vegan Cranberry-Orange Oatmeal Bread

This vegan cranberry-orange oatmeal bread will make the whole house smell like the holidays!  This moist, tender bread is a tasty breakfast and makes a perfect holiday gift for friends and family!

Vegan cranberry-orange oatmeal bread is the perfect fall/holiday breakfast or sweet treat!  It's moist, tender, and packed with sweet cranberry-orange flavor!
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Subtle Healthy Changes No One Will Notice at Thanksgiving Dinner

This post is about making small, subtle swaps to several Thanksgiving favorites that keep things a bit little lighter without anyone even noticing the changes!

Subtle healthy swaps that no one will notice at your Thanksgiving dinner!
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Perfect Baked Salmon

Three ingredients and just a little bit of technique make for the perfect baked salmon!

Three ingredients and just a little bit of technique make for the perfect baked salmon!
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Five-Ingredient Pumpkin Pudding

This easy make-ahead 5 ingredient, 10 minute homemade pumpkin pudding is the perfect lighter dessert option placed in single-serve portions that everyone will love! It also doesn't have have a crust, so this is a great gluten-free option!

This easy make-ahead 5 ingredient, 10 minute homemade pumpkin pudding is the perfect lighter dessert option placed in single-serve portions that everyone will love! It's also a great gluten free dessert!
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Easy Chopped Salad

This chopped salad is lighter than most chopped salad recipes, but still has a few "treats" making it a fun and delicious way to enjoy those veggies! 

This chopped salad is lighter than most chopped salad recipes, but still has a few "treats" making it a fun and delicious way to enjoy those veggies!
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Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Muffins

These healthier pumpkin muffins have a delicious chocolate-swirl layer on top that makes them just a little extra special for a beautiful fall treat! 

These healthier pumpkin muffins have a delicious chocolate-swirl layer on top that makes them just a little extra special for a beautiful fall treat!
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Tropical Green Smoothie

This tropical green smoothie is light, refreshing, and packed with nutrition! 

This easy tropical green smoothie is light, refreshing, and packed with nutrition!
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How to Grill the Perfect Steak

As part of the recent Texas Beef Council event I attended, we learned how to cook the perfect steak, and it's easier than I thought!  It just takes a little bit of know-how and technique for great results every time you grill up a steak! 

Learn how to grill the perfect steak!  It takes just a few simple steps and simple technique to perfect results every time!
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Texas Beef Council Live Well Event Recap 

I recently had the opportunity to drive up to the beautiful city of Austin, Texas and attend a Texas Beef Council event that focused on the ins and outs of cooking with beef.  It was geared toward food-bloggers, so of course there was plenty of cooking, eating, recipe challenges, and lots and lots of pictures!  Here's a recap of this fun event! 

Cooking with the Texas Beef Council!
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Farro Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Zucchini

This is the recipe for my family-favorite roasted vegetables with the addition of farro to create a beautiful, hearty whole grain salad that can be enjoyed as a quick lunch or dinner option! 

This is the recipe for my family-favorite roasted vegetables with the addition of farro to create a beautiful, hearty whole grain salad that can be enjoyed as a quick lunch or dinner option!
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Ginger Almond Pink Rice Pilaf

Fresh ginger, almonds, and golden raisins make this easy pink rice pilaf extra special!

Fresh ginger, almonds, and golden raisins make this easy pink rice pilaf extra special!
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