Pasta Salad – It’s what’s for dinner!

What do Pasta Salad – and 1970’s have in common? They are both back in style! You probably think of pasta salad as a mayo-filled, non-health food that you mother or grandmother made for family reunion. Well no longer mama – I’m bringin’ it back – in an all new (yet-completely not-new) way! Pasta salad is a staple in our house and a go to for an easy prep meal, as well as a clean Read More

Infused Water

infused water

Do you Infuse your Water? If not, giiiiirl, you gotta get on this train! Water is uber important for your body, your brain, and is a key component to good health and weight management.   It helps your skin look better, your digestion improve, your bloating decrease, increases your energy, helps you to focus better, and the list goes on and on. Additionally, many of us are actually thirsty when we think we are hungry. Read More

Hot and Sour Soup

hot and sour soup

Hot and sour soup is one of my all time favorites!   It’s: Quick Easy Light Spicy Healthy Fast YUUUUUUUUMMY Which pretty much sums up what good food means to me! I often make it on the weekend or a Monday morning for me to eat for lunch during the week.   I honestly have never let me kids try it because when they were little it was too spicy, and now that they are Read More

Quick No-bake Granola Bars

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I make granola bars pretty often, and while I love my regular recipe, it has lots of ingredients and there’s chopping involved and well, frankly, sometimes… Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! So, this is my quick go to for snack bars in a jiffy!   They cool almost instantly so they are ready in a flash, and they hold together really well (due to the fact that they are nearly 1/3 peanut butter)!   Read More

Simple Polenta

As a self-proclaimed vegan-light family, we don’t often eat meat at our house.  However, growing up with meat at every meal, I often look at what I am making for dinner and search for something to replace the “meat” section on my perfectly portioned dinner place (you know the color-coded ones that they have hung up in doctors offices). Polenta is one of my go-to’s for that!  I never grew up eating it and when Read More

Thanksgiving Salad

If you are looking for a light, yummy recipe to make this thanksgiving – look no further my friend! This recipe is AMAZING!!! It has all the amazing flavors of thanksgiving, but with a fresh, light, crispy feeling. Every time I bring this to a party the bowl is always empty (sometimes before I even get a chance to eat it!). You seriously can’t go wrong! This recipe is an adaptation from my raw foods Read More

Gluten Free Chex Mix

(Also known as Grandma Harder’s “Nuts and Bolts”) It’s the holidays again and for me, as it is for many of us, the holidays are about family and food.   There is no denying that food is nourishment of the body and spirit. It’s not just a recipe but the memories that go along with it. I use all five senses when I make this simple snack, but all of my five senses immediately bring Read More

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Can you say YUM-O?!  This recipe is so easy and so yummy!   I made three batches the first day I made it, because my family kept eating it before I could photograph it! I have talked about my love of all things chia seed before, but this recipe brought that love to a whole new level.  I seriously cannot stop making it! Trust me; give it a whirl – you won’t regret it! Lemme Read More

Basic Chia Pudding

Uber simple, uber yummy, uber nutrient dense! If you haven’t cooked with chia seeds before, let me introduce you to these amazing little seeds… Did you know that chia seeds are a great source of omega fatty acids (with three times more omega 3 than 6 per ounce)? And for those of you concerned about your calcium intake, chia seeds contain (on average) 700% more calcium than salmon and 500% more calcium than cow’s milk. Read More

Gluten Free Granola

Christina Neuner's Gluten Free Granola