Healthy Recipes

How To Caramelize Onions – Tips for Success Every Time

How to Caramelized onions

Learning how to caramelize onions is a kitchen task that any cook should be able to do.  Caramelized onions taste great on so many foods, but can be a little tricky to master. These cooking tips will help you make perfect caramelized onions every time. There is nothing quite like the taste of caramelized onions.  Most…

Creamy Broccoli Salad – Great BBQ Side Dish

Creamy broccoli salad

This creamy broccoli salad is the perfect side dish to serve along with BBQ recipes.  It is very easy to make and full of healthy goodness and flavor. Broccoli and bacon are a match made in heaven when it comes to salads. There are so many ways to make them fit into your eating plan…

Cherry Crumble – Paleo – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Cherry cobbler

If you love chocolate and cherries like I do, check out these chocolate cherry macaroons for a lighter Christmas sweet treat.It’s cherry time! I love the summer months when all sorts of fruit is available.  For today’s dessert recipe, we’ll be making this delicious cherry crumble that fits right into a Paleo or gluten free…

Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Orange dark chocolate cookies

One of my favorite flavor combinations for cookies is orange and dark chocolate. It is bright and fresh with a decadent touch. These Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies have the addition of macadamia nuts for extra crunch and are just delicious! And best of all, the cookies are totally gluten free! Treating yourself to baked goods…

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce – Soy Free and Gluten Free

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce is an ingredient that is called for in many recipes, but it contains soy, as well as some other not so good for you ingredients.  This Paleo Worcestershire Sauce is a healthy twist on the traditional pantry staple and is really simple to make. It makes a nice addition to my cooking tips…

How to Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato fries in a cone with sauce

I love French fries as much as the next person, but when you are trying to eat a more clean diet, normal French fries are a bit of a no no.  Instead, try making these baked crispy sweet potato fries.  This recipe is more healthy than normal fries, more tasty and very easy to do if…

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – Easy and Tasty 30 Minute Meal

Bowl of beef stir fry

When busy weeknights roll around, some of my favorite 30 minute meals are stir fries.  This teriyaki beef stir fry is loaded with flavor and the goodness of healthy vegetables and is on the table in less than 30 minutes. This delicious recipe for teriyaki beef stir fry has tender slices of beef, sauteed with…

Paleo Baking Tips and Tricks

Tips for baking on a Paleo diet

If you are following the Paleo diet, you will know that it takes some creativity and a few special foods to get tasty baked goods. But even though a Paleo diet is restrictive is what you CAN eat, it doesn’t mean that baked goods are off the menu for good.  It’s really all about understanding…

Lemon Coconut Energy Bites – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

Energy balls are a great snack.

Are you looking for a quick pick me up after a workout? Try these lemon coconut energy bites. These little balls of goodness are Paleo, Whole30 and gluten free and taste really great. Most energy bites and granola bar style recipes are loaded with some form of sugar.  These little balls are lightly sweetened with…

Grain Free Muesli – Kick the Carbs! Whole30 – Paleo

Muesli homemade recipe

This grain free muesli is great for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to spend preparing a cooked breakfast.  It has lots of proteins from the nuts and seeds, and is packed with healthy fats. What a great addition to your gluten free breakfast recipes! I have been trying to eat grain free…

Sauteed Mushrooms with Spinach and Garlic

Sauteed mushrooms recipe

I have to admit it – I am a mushroom girl. I’ll eat with eggs for breakfast, in a salad for lunch and incorporated into main courses for dinner and I am proud of it!  These sauteed mushrooms are combined with garlic and baby spinach.  They are ready in 15 minutes and go well with just…

Healthy Breakfast Bowl – Paleo Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe

Whole30 Breakfast Bowl with bananas and almonds

This healthy Breakfast Bowl is a rich and filling mixture of dried fruit, apples, raw nuts, coconut and other good for you  ingredients.  It makes a great alternative when you are tired of the eggs if you have been following a whole foods eating plan like Paleo or other high protein plans. A real plus is…

Breakfast Chicken Hash with Peppers and Mushrooms – Whole 30 Compliant

Chicken hash and avocado

This breakfast chicken hash with peppers and mushrooms is quick and easy to make and has a lovely flavor.  The recipe is Clean Eating, Whole30, and fits right into a Mediterranean diet. (If you substitute sweet potatoes, it is also Paleo.) It is the perfect combination of fresh flavors and hearty comfort food goodness. This recipe makes…

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Pretzel crusted chicken tenders

I love bite sized pieces of chicken for easy appetizers.  They are easy to put on a skewer and this makes dipping really easy.  These Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders are a great party appetizer but the family will love them for a main course, too! I recently saw a recipe for pretzel crusted chicken breasts on…

Blueberry Energy Bites – Great Breakfast or Snack Treat

Blueberry Energy Bites

I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it.  These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness. They are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also love using…

2016 Top Recipes- Recipes Just 4U

These 2016 Top Recipes posts were the most popular with my readers last year. Perhaps one of them will start the year out right in your kitchen.

One of my favorite things to do, early in the New Year, is to look back over my Google Analytics statistics to see what worked on my blog.  It is always fun to discover which recipes resonated with my readers to make the top 10 list for the previous year.  These 2016 Top Recipes were…

Oven Baked Parmesan Chicken

Oven baked Parmesan chicken

I loved chicken Parmesan, but the normal version is usually fried in lots of oil and has a load of extra cheese as well as a tomato sauce.  My oven baked Parmesan chicken is lighter in all respects, but still has a delicate and really delicious flavor. I love the flavor of chicken teamed up with…

Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

Refreshing cucumber melon salad

When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  For me, summer time means lots of different salads.  They are refreshing and light and make use of the plentiful fruits and veggies that are in season in the summer.  This delicious cucumber melon…