Banana Oatmeal Cup Muffins

Sara K. Larsen


These muffins are great for a quick breakfast or snack. They contain no flour, butter, are gluten free, naturally sweetened, and delicious!
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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Sara K. Larsen

These turkey meatloaf muffins are easy to make and easy to devour! They are packed with veggies, black beans, protein, and my whole family loved them. The meatloaf muffins keep really well in the fridge for 3-4 days so they are great to have on hand when you don't have time to cook dinner or for a quick and easy lunch.
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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Sara K. Larsen

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Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Pistachios

Sara K. Larsen


This fluffy quinoa salad is quick, easy, and a perfect side dish for your next party.  Quinoa is naturally wheat and gluten free and a great source of complete protein.
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Roll-Ups Recipe

Sara K. Larsen


Need an appetizer or a quick easy snack? These roll-ups are always a huge hit with kids as well as adults.
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Spinach Artichoke Baked Chicken

Sara K. Larsen


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Oatless Chia Breakfast

Sara K. Larsen

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Zucchini Meat Lasagna

Sara K. Larsen


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Homemade Larabars

Sara K. Larsen

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Sara K. Larsen

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sara K. Larsen

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Blackberry Smoothie

Sara K. Larsen

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Eggs in a Muffin Pan

Sara K. Larsen

Tips to Stay Healthy this Barbecue Season

Sara K. Larsen

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

Sara K. Larsen

Brussels sprouts might not be the most-well loved vegetable around, but most people dislike them because they aren't preparing them correctly.
There are two rules to follow when preparing them, rule #1 of how to cook Brussels sprouts is don't over cook them and rule #2 is cut the ends off. The end of the sprout is the bitter part – that’s usually why people don't like them! Follow the two rules, find a good recipe, and I think you'll be asking for more.
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Spring Vegetable Challenge - Asparagus

Sara K. Larsen


My favorite way to add a little green into my day is by eating roasted asparagus. Roasting is my favorite method for cooking many vegetables, it's quick, easy, and has so much more flavor than steaming.  Keep reading...

Spring Vegetable Challenge - Cactus

Sara K. Larsen

For the next Spring vegetable I decided to make nopal cactus, also well known as prickly pear cactus, which has been a staple part of Mexican cuisine for centuries. The large green pads of the nopal cactus can be cooked and added to tacos, egg dishes, and Mexican salads.

The idea of cooking and eating cactus sounded intimidating, but it was much simpler than I thought. All you have to do is cut off their thorns, and cook them in a pan or grill them – it’s that easy.  Keep reading...

Spring Vegetable Challenge - Artichokes

Sara K. Larsen

I hope everyone’s excited for the Spring Vegetable Challenge. The first on my list was to cook an artichoke. Many of you have probably made artichoke dip before, but I thought roasting them sounded really good and would be something different.
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Smoothie Recipe

Sara K. Larsen

It might not look like spring around the Chicagoland area (we got 5 inches of snow this weekend). But I know it's coming and I'm ready for some spring cleaning. I'm planning on cleaning my house and cleansing my body with nutrient dense foods. This smoothie will help wake your body with raw, energizing foods and it's also delicious!
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Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Sara K. Larsen

Remember the Ch-ch-ch-chia pet in the 1980's? The furry sprouts are not only good for a Chia Pet, but they provide a number of beneficial nutrients to the human body. Chia seeds come from the chia plant, which belongs to the mint family. They are very small and can be found in black or white varieties.
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