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Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Caramel Oats

Salted Caramel Oats

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

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Vegan Chili Topped Potato Skins

Vegan Chili Topped Potato Skins

Are you ready for some football? No? Well, are you ready for some tailgating? I can’t think of a better way to celebrate one of America’s most loved sports and pastimes (tailgating) than with food. Healthy, easy and travel friendly food. I mean who should give up their results of gym-ratting all week just to spend the weekend eating junk?

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Chocolate chip! Chocolate chip is the answer I hear every time I ask my house what kind of cookies they want me to bake for them. Although my husband would rather have oatmeal raisin, snicker doodles or an iced sugar cookie basically anything but chocolate chip. But we are out numbered in opinion so by default I end up making chocolate chip cookies. Truth be told, I’m part of the chocolate chip loving portion of our family so I wouldn’t exactly say that I manipulate the result BUT I am the one making the cookies.

Healthy Chocolate Caramel Apple Nachos

Healthy Chocolate Caramel Apple Nachos

Rawchos? Raw nachos? Apple nachos? Nachos without cheese? Huh? My thoughts exactly until one year ago when I through together poorly sliced apples, sunflower seed butter and chocolate syrup. Which, I might add is a totally acceptable way to make apple nachos unless you really want to create a super healthy version that you can stash away in your virtual recipe “box” for years to come.

Healthy Green Smoothie

Healthy Green Smoothie

First, let me start by saying that I don’t have and never had an aversion to foods based on color alone. I haven’t met a food that I don’t like period. It’s similar to the way that I view movies. Even if the movie is not entertaining and basically no good I still sit through the entirety for the experience. So, yes I have been known to eat some pretty random foods that I will likely not eat again but I did at least try them.

Raw Strawberry Oat Balls

Raw Strawberry Oat Balls

Yes, I am the mom that fed my babies and had to have a bit of whatever they were having…just to taste it. I was also that 3 foot tall toddler that stood by my grandpa’s chair at the dinner table basically begging for a bite of what he was having. LOL!

Rainbow Fruit with Pineapple Dip

Rainbow Fruit with Pineapple Dip

When I was asked by Whole Foods Market to share my most favorite healthy and allergy friendly kids snacks for Back to School I could not have been happier. Why? The “whole” idea of working with “Whole Foods” is