• Recipe Index

    Real food meets reality here. That’s what our healthy, family-friendly recipe collection is all about. We strive to cook with as many unprocessed ingredients as possible and include a variety of vegetables and fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and local or organic meats. But, there are times when convenience is a necessity. That’s when we recommend products or tips for selecting the least processed convenience foods to use in a recipe. Enjoy and please let us know if you have questions!

    Appetizers

    Seven Layer Taco Dip Recipe7 Layer Taco Dip
    asian lettuce wrap recipeAsian Lettuce Wraps
    Chicken and Apple BitesChicken and Apple Bites
    IMG_0822Mini Crab Cakes
    slider recipeHam and Cheese Sliders
    Guacamole RecipeGuacamole for the Masses
    make grilled peachesJane’s Grilled Peaches Recipe
    Screen Shot 2012-09-22 at 8.44.07 PMMediterranean Layered Dip Recipe
    IMG_2404Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatballs
    Easy blender hummus recipeSimple Blender Hummus Recipe

    Baked Goods – Bread Machine Recipes

    Cherry Yogurt BreadCherry Yogurt Bread
    bread machine cinnamon roll recipeCinnamon Rolls
    Bread machine honey wheat bread recipeHoney Wheat Bread
    bread machine recipe: paninisPanini Sandwich Bread
    wheat rolls from bread machineThe BEST Wheat Rolls
    Hamburger bun recipe from bread machineWhole Wheat Hamburger Buns
    bread machine pita breadWhole Wheat Pita Bread
    Whole Wheat Pizza Dough: A Bread Machine RecipeWhole Wheat Pizza Dough

    Baked Goods – Muffins & Sweet Breads

    Savory Breakfast MuffinsSavory Breakfast Muffins–A Fast Food Breakfast To Go!
    Banana-blueberry bread recipeBanana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
    whole wheat banana pumpkin breadBanana Pumpkin Bread or Muffins
    choc banana muffinsChocolate Banana Muffins
    chocolate sweet potato banana bread recipeChocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread
    Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins (GF)Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins Recipe (GF)
    DIY corn muffin mixDIY Corn Muffin Mix
    copabanana cakeCopabanana Cake
    muffin recipePeanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
    healthy pumpkin muffinHealthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
    pumpkin nut bread recipeWhole Grain Pumpkin Banana Nut Bread
    Whole Wheat Chocolate Pumpkin Banana MuffinsWhole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins
    healthy zucchini bread recipeZucchini Bread
    Zucchini Flaxseed MuffinsZucchini Flaxseed Muffins

    Baked Goods – Miscellaneous

    Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 10.50.56 AMA Quick Side: Sweet Potato Biscuits
    homemade wheat sandwich breadHomemade Wheat Sandwich Bread: A Complete Guide
    healthy scone recipePumpkin Spiced Scone Recipe

    Beverages – Smoothies & Juice

    Banana Split Power SmoothieBanana Split Power Smoothie
    Green Smoothie Recipe“Even Your Husband Will Love It” Green Smoothie Recipe
    healthy peanut butter cup smoothiePeanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe
    super food smoothieSuper Food Smoothie
    Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie RecipeStrawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe: A Taste of Summer
    healthy smoothie recipeTropical and Pumpkin (Yes, Pumpkin) Smoothie

    Beverages – Miscellaneous

    pumpkin latte recipeCrock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
    Hot ChocolateHomemade Hot Chocolate Recipe–Only 3 Ingredients!
    sangria recipeSangria Recipe

    Breakfast – Egg Dishes

    Savory Breakfast MuffinsSavory Breakfast Muffins–A Fast Food Breakfast To Go!
    Baked Egg CupsBaked Egg Cup Recipe
    egg casserole muffin recipeEasy Breakfast Casserole Muffins
    fake out starbucks sandwichesFake-Out Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches
    IMG_1509Instant Homemade Breakfast Sandwich
    Easy oven omelet recipeOven Omelet Recipe

    Breakfast – French Toast, Pancakes, Waffles & More

    apple cinnamon baked french toastApple Cinnamon Baked French Toast Recipe
    Apple cinnamon french toast recipeApple Cinnamon French Toast
    IMG_2160Banana Brownie Waffle Recipe
    healthy breakfast cookiesBreakfast Cookie Recipe
    coconutty granola with dried fruitCoconutty Granola with Dried Fruit
    Whole Grain Zucchini PancakesEasy Whole Grain Zucchini Pancakes
    A easy homemade granola recipeHomemade Granola Recipe
    healthy sweet potato french toastSweet Potato French Toast Recipe
    IMG_0974Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast
    IMG_0717Homemade Whole-Grain Pancake Mix
    oatmeal pancake mixOatmeal Pancake Mix Recipe
    pumpkin wafflesPumpkin Protein Waffles Recipe (Dairy-Free)
    pumpkin french toast recipePumpkin Whole Wheat French Toast Recipe
    sweet potato pancake recipeSeriously Sweet Potato Pancakes
    pumpkin chocolate waffle recipeWhole Wheat Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles
    whole wheat pumpkin pancake recipeWhole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

    Breakfast – Oatmeal Dishes

    Chocolate Oatmeal recipe healthy5 Minute Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe
    healthy breakfast: baked oatmealBaked Oatmeal Recipe: Hearty, Healthy and Delicious!
    baked brownie oatmeal recipeBrownie Baked Oatmeal Recipe
    slow cooker steel cut oat recipeSlow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
    peanut butter baked oatmealPeanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal

    Condiments & Mixes

    homemade balsamic salad dressingBalsamic Parmesan Salad Dressing
    DIY corn muffin mixDIY Corn Muffin Mix
    IMG_0717Homemade Whole-Grain Pancake Mix
    How to Make Homemade Freezer JamHow to Make Homemade Freezer Jam
    oatmeal pancake mixOatmeal Pancake Mix Recipe
    pizza saucePizza Sauce Recipe
    slow cooker marinara sauce recipeSlow Cooker Marinara Sauce Recipe
    taco seasoning mixTaco Seasoning Mix

    Desserts – Bars and Cookies

    cookie recipe snickerdoodleThe BEST Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
    blueberry oat barsBlueberry Oat Bar Recipe
    fruit pizza toppingsMini Fruit Pizzas with Cream Cheese Frosting
    healthy chocolate coconut cookiesHealthy Chocolate Coconut Cookies
    Healthy Whole Grain Chocolate Chip CookiesWhole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies–Feel Good About These!
    Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 10.50.56 AMHomemade Clif Kid ZBars
    mocha chip cookie recipeMocha Chip Cookie Recipe
    oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip barsOatmeal Peanut Butter Snack Bar
    IMG_1439Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Desserts – Miscellaneous

    oreo fluff dessert recipeOreo Fluff Dessert Recipe
    copabanana cakeCopabanana Cake
    Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust and Chocolate Ganache GlazePeanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust
    healthy strawberry shortcakeA Healthy Take on Strawberry Shortcake
    IMG_0734Holy Chocomole!
    final1Apple Fig Walnut Tiny Tart {Pie in a Jar Recipe}
    slow cooker baked apple recipeSlow Cooker Baked Apples
    IMG_1439Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
    Snow Ice Cream Recipe (or Snow Frappacino)Snow Ice Cream Recipe (or Snow Frappacino!)

    Freezer Meals

    You’ll find 60+ Freezer Meal recipes HERE.

    Household Recipes (All-Natural Cleaning Supplies, Beauty Products, and More)

    10 Easy All-Natural Household Product Recipes10 Easy DIY All-Natural Household Products
    4 Ways to Go Green for the Glory of God4 Easy Ways to Go Green for the Glory of God
    All-Natural DIY DranoAll-Natural DIY Drano: Safe and Effective Toilet Declogger
    stingDIY Bee and Wasp Sting Remedy
    DIY Carpet DeodorizerDIY Carpet Deodorizer
    DIY Stainless Steel CleanerDIY Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner
    Easy DIY Fruit Fly TrapEasy DIY Fruit Fly Trap
    play dough recipeEasy Homemade Playdough Recipe (+ FREE Printable Recipe Card)
    non-toxic hand soapGreat Deal on Dr. Bronner’s Soap (for Making Non-Toxic Foaming Hand Soap)
    how to make homemade laundry detergentHow to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
    DIY All-Natural Carpet Cleaner (or How to Get Poop and Puke Out of Carpet)Homemade All-Natural Carpet Cleaner
    diy scented soap barsDIY Scented Soap Bars
    white vinegar tipHow to Take the Musty Smell Out of Old Furniture
    8 Beauty Tips for the New YearIntentional Beauty 2013: 8 Tips for the New Year {Guest Post}
    non-toxic foaming hand soap recipeHow to Make Your Own Non-Toxic Foaming Hand Soap
    IMG_0561Homemade Disinfectant Recipe
    natural cleanerAll Natural Orange Vinegar and Orange Peel Household Cleaner
    Pumpkin Coffee Facial MaskPumpkin Coffee Facial Mask: An At-Home Fall Spa Experience!
    Christmas TreeRecipe for Christmas Tree Water
    DIY shower cleanerShower Cleaning Made Easy!

    Main Dish – Beef

    baked beef ravioliBaked Beef Ravioli Recipe: An Easy Fake-Out Lasagna
    Baked NachosBaked Nachos–A Healthy, Fast, Kid-Friendly Meal
    IMG_3121Burrito Pie Recipe
    easy mexican soup recipeCrowd Pleaser Mexican Soup
    IMG_2036Goodbye Manwich, Hello Super Sloppy Joes
    healthy meatball recipeHealthy Meatball Sandwich Recipe
    no peek stew recipeNo Peek Stew Recipe
    slow cooker pot roastSlow Cooker Pot Roast
    Screen-Shot-2012-04-30-at-10.35.58-PMSteak Kabob Marinade Recipe
    Szechuan Steak Stir-Fry RecipeSzechuan Steak Stir-Fry Recipe

    Main Dish – Casseroles

    IMG_1557A Better Mac and Cheese Recipe
    baked beef ravioliBaked Beef Ravioli Recipe: An Easy Fake-Out Lasagna
    Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini RecipeBaked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini
    Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean EnchiladasCheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas
    IMG_2070Chicken, Brown Rice, and Veggie Casserole
    chicken parm casseroleChicken Parmesan Casserole
    freezable dinnerSpinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

    Main Dish – Chicken

    Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean EnchiladasCheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas
    Chicken and Apple BitesChicken and Apple Bites
    IMG_2070Chicken, Brown Rice, and Veggie Casserole
    chicken stock recipeHomemade Chicken Stock
    chicken parm casseroleChicken Parmesan Casserole
    IMG_2167Chicken Penne Pasta with Asparagus and Peppers
    crispy baked drumsticksCrispy Baked Drumsticks with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce
    IMG_1507Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken: A Slow Cooker Recipe
    Chicken ParmesanSimple Chicken Parmesan
    roasted chicken and vegetablesA New Favorite Recipe: Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
    IMG_1338Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wrap – A Parent and Kid Favorite!
    healthy homemade chicken nuggetsHomemade Chicken Nugget Recipe
    Garlic honey chicken kabob marinadeHoney-Garlic Chicken Kabob Marinade
    mini chicken burger recipeMini Chicken Burgers with Herbs
    Screen Shot 2012-10-20 at 9.44.58 PMChicken Noodle Soup Recipe
    IMG_2392Roasted Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Veggies
    cilantro lime chicken recipeSlow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

    Main Dish – Pasta and Pizza

    5-ingredient mac and cheeseWhole Wheat 5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese Recipe
    IMG_1557A Better Mac and Cheese Recipe
    baked beef ravioliBaked Beef Ravioli Recipe: An Easy Fake-Out Lasagna
    Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini RecipeBaked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini
    IMG_2167Chicken Penne Pasta with Asparagus and Peppers
    kale, yukon golds, and bacon pizzaGuest Post: Family Pizza Night {Kale, Yukon Golds, & Bacon Pizza Recipe}
    freezable dinnerSpinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
    IMG_3216Pizza Pockets
    IMG_3299Pizza Stromboli
    Screen-Shot-2012-05-08-at-7.17.21-PMWhole Wheat Avocado Basil Pasta

    Main Dish – Pork

    Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 10.50.56 AMBeans, Beans Good for Your Heart (and Your Budget)
    Oven Baked RibsEasy Oven Baked Ribs
    slider recipeHam and Cheese Sliders
    pork tenderloin recipesPork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub
    pulled pork sandwich recipeSlow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

    Main Dish – Soups

    Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 10.50.56 AMBeans, Beans Good for Your Heart (and Your Budget)
    chicken stock recipeHomemade Chicken Stock
    easy mexican soup recipeCrowd Pleaser Mexican Soup
    Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup RecipeGarden Vegetable and Lentil Soup Recipe
    IMG_1628Vegetable Minestrone Soup
    Tortellini SoupItalian Sausage & Tortellini Soup
    tortilla soupAnything Goes Tortilla Soup Recipe: A 10-Minute One Pot Wonder
    Screen Shot 2012-10-20 at 9.44.58 PMChicken Noodle Soup Recipe
    no peek stew recipeNo Peek Stew Recipe
    Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 9.30.44 PMTomato Bisque Recipe (Panera Bread Fake-Out)

    Main Dish – Miscellaneous

    IMG_0643Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce
    IMG_2404Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatballs

    Sides – Salads

    IMG_1629$3 Worth of Beans Gets You All This (+ Taco Salad Recipe)
    Asian Slaw Salad RecipeAsian Slaw Recipe: No MSG Included!
    garden greek saladGarden Greek Salad Recipe
    Cobb SaladMy Favorite Cobb Salad
    Sweet-Potato-Salad-3-1009x1024Roasted Sweet Potato & Pecan Salad with Brown Sugar & Orange Juice Dressing
    Wilted Lettuce SaladSimply Good Wilted Lettuce Salad
    IMG_2380Spicy Summer Salad
    tabbouleh saladTabbouleh the Way I Like It, Ah Huh Ah Huh

    Sides – Vegetables

    easy sweet potato recipeBalsamic Sweet Potatoes
    Oven Fries RecipeOven Fries with a Secret Ingredient
    healthy oven roasted broccoliOven Roasted Broccoli Recipe
    Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Honey Balsamic ReductionRoasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Honey Balsamic Reduction
    Roasted Potatoes and Carrots RecipeRoasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots
    IMG_0400Zucchini Succotash

    Sides – Miscellaneous

    Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 10.50.56 AMA Quick Side: Sweet Potato Biscuits
    crock pot cran-apple sauce recipeCrock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post}
    DIY corn muffin mixDIY Corn Muffin Mix
    IMG_0643Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce
    crock pot cinnamon applesIncredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples
    make grilled peachesJane’s Grilled Peaches Recipe

    Slow Cooker Recipes

    crock pot cran-apple sauce recipeCrock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post}
    pumpkin latte recipeCrock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
    IMG_1507Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken: A Slow Cooker Recipe
    slow cooker steel cut oat recipeSlow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
    crock pot cinnamon applesIncredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples
    slow cooker baked apple recipeSlow Cooker Baked Apples
    cilantro lime chicken recipeSlow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe
    slow cooker marinara sauce recipeSlow Cooker Marinara Sauce Recipe
    slow cooker pot roastSlow Cooker Pot Roast
    pulled pork sandwich recipeSlow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

    Snacks

    homemade popcorn with coconut oilHomemade Popcorn Recipe
    healthy breakfast cookiesBreakfast Cookie Recipe
    coconutty granola with dried fruitCoconutty Granola with Dried Fruit
    crock pot cran-apple sauce recipeCrock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post}
    A easy homemade granola recipeHomemade Granola Recipe
    IMG_1223Healthy Kid Snack: Chocolate Nut Butter Pretzels
    IMG_0734Holy Chocomole!
    TV MixHomemade Chex Mix Recipe
    Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 10.50.56 AMHomemade Clif Kid ZBars
    IMG_3338Homemade Protein Bar Recipe
    crock pot cinnamon applesIncredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples
    No-Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Oat BarsInstant Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Bars Recipe
    Screen Shot 2012-09-22 at 8.44.07 PMMediterranean Layered Dip Recipe
    cookiePowerball Cookies Recipe
    Easy blender hummus recipeSimple Blender Hummus Recipe
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    Mary February 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    When I click on the hyperlink to take me to Cilantro Lime Chicken with Blacks Beans and Corn, it takes me to Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples. Would you mind fixing that because the chicken recipe sounds like something I need to try!!

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    Rachel February 11, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Thank you for catching that! Fixed.

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    Kathy April 18, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Your new recipe index looks great.

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