Healthy Recipes

Orange Cheesecake Bars – Creamsicle Slice Recipe with Orange Ganache

This recipe for orange cheesecake bars reminds me a bit of the frozen Creamsicle bars that I used to love when I was a kid. These delicious dessert bars are the perfect addition to your collection of cheesecake recipes. The tasty recipe is a cross between a cheesecake and sugar cookies, delightfully flavored and baked…

Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

pumpkin spice cookies

In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. Making these pumpkin spice cookies Pumpkin spice is something…

Southern Coleslaw Recipe – Quick and Easy Southern Style Slaw

This Southern coleslaw recipe is so bright and colorful and filled loads of flavor from fresh vegetables and home grown parsley. It is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your summer barbecues and parties. When my family asks me to make this Southern style coleslaw every time we have a barbecue,…

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Muffins – Only 2 WW Points!

making cinnamon apple muffins is easy

When you are trying to watch your weight, carb-filled items like muffins can be off limits at breakfast time. But not so with these healthy cinnamon apple muffins. Each of these delicious, full sized, muffins clocks in at just 102 calories each, and works out to 2 WW Freestyle points. The muffins have no flour,…

Tips for Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast Vegetable Cooking Times

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and is a great way to get kids to eat veggies.  This post will help with roast vegetable cooking times and give you some tips for perfect oven roasted vegetables every time. Why are oven roasted vegetables sweeter? When vegetables are exposed to high temperatures, the heat concentrates their…

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate & Coconut – 3 WW Points

No bake peanut butter balls for a great healthy snack. Only 3 WW points!

These no bake peanut butter balls make a great snack or light dessert. Honey, coconut and dark chocolate chips add a nice bite of sweetness and crunch to this delightful treat.  Looking for a post workout snack that is healthy and still tastes amazing?  Try these home made peanut butter coconut balls.  They are super…

Chocolate Cherry Macaroons – Only 4 WW Points!

Chocolate cherry macaroons

These chocolate cherry macaroons have a light and crunchy coconut and egg white base that is topped with a maraschino cherry and drizzled with rich, dark chocolate. Chocolates and cherries – I can’t think of anything that goes better together.  If you love this taste too, be sure to check out my chocolate cherry bundt…

Skinny Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Healthy Chocolate Frosting

Skinny Dark Chocolate cupcake

These skinny dark chocolate cupcakes have a rich chocolate taste that will thrill any chocoholic. They have only 139 calories and even have a dark chocolate frosting! When you are trying to cut calories, rich dessert recipes may seem like a thing of the past, but think again! With this healthy chocolate cupcakes recipe, you…

Roasted Beet Salsa with Tangerines and Red Onion

If you are looking for a switch from the normal pico de gallo, try this Roasted Beet Salsa with tangerines and red onion. It is hearty with a hint of sweetness and very low in fat. One of my favorite things to do each week is make a trip to my local Farmer’s market. The…

Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Fresh pumpkin puree

Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.  You can buy it at the supermarket, of course, but here is one of my latest cooking tips – make your own fresh…

Light Seafood Chowder – Healthy Fish Stew for Summer

creamy New England seafood chowder

This light seafood chowder is brimming over with the flavors of white fish, succulent seafood and healthy vegetables for a summer time soup that reminds me of days on the coast of Maine. I spent my summers in Maine doing things that Mainers do when the temperatures get hot, even though it is only for…

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie has been lightened up for a gluten free, dairy free and vegan treat.

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating…

Oven Baked Rainbow Trout with Parmesan and Panko

These oven baked rainbow trout fillets are crispy on the outside with a tender center that is seasoned with Dijon mustard and light mayonnaise. I used to fish a lot when I was younger and catching some lake trout and cooking them for dinner was a real treat of mine. I recently found some trout…

Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. For me, no other fruit says summer in quite the same way as pineapple does.  There is a…

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with Barley and Ground Turkey

Barley Stuffed Peppers

These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are loaded with ground turkey, barley and fresh vegetables. They are super easy to make and so healthy and delicious. Stuffed bell peppers are a favorite meal of mine – because they are fun to eat, very easy to make, and always look so pretty on a dinner plate! They are…

No Bake Sweet Potato Energy Balls – Gluten Free Healthy Snack

Taking a bite of these superfood energy balls

These no bake sweet potato energy balls are a powerhouse of nutrients in one delicious bite. The balls are naturally sweet with a bit of a kick from fresh ginger and are the perfect way to add healthy nutrition to your snack time. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. The savory sweet potato balls…

Easy Mediterranean Chicken Salad – Healthy & Full of Flavor!

Mediterranean salad with cooked chicken

This easy Mediterranean chicken salad features tender, boneless chicken breasts that are marinated in a lemon balsamic dressing that is full of the flavor of fresh herbs and garlic. This dish is the perfect summer salad that gives a big dose of Mediterranean flavors! Summer has arrived and that means it’s salad time. I love using…

Keto Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese

Bowl of keto bacon salad

Looking for a lower carb but still great tasting salad to take along to a barbecue or pot luck supper? This keto broccoli salad with bacon and cheese is hard to top. Every time I bring it along to a party, it disappears! The salad is so easy to make and the bacon and cheese will…

These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

Plate of layered pudding pops

Summer is almost here and cold desserts are really desirable right now. These layered pudding pops with their red, white and blueberry stripes are perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue party. I enjoy making pudding pops instead of juice pops.  The texture comes out more like a creamsicle than a Popsicle and I…

How to Make a Colorful Greek Chopped Salad for Summer

This Greek chopped salad has a summer time taste that pairs well with grilled meats or fish and it makes a really popular pot luck take along. The salad is full of bite sized ingredients that are so pleasing to the eye. You’ll be transported to the Mediterranean with every bite! Summer is the time…