Breakfast tip: blueberry peach pancakes

This is the summer brunch recipe you have been looking for. These light and fluffy whole grain pancakes are studded with sweet summer peaches and tart blueberries. Try topping them with salted butter and Vermont maple syrup! You can use your favorite pancake recipe here, and stir in one chopped peach and one cup of…

Healthy Homemade Cacao Bites

It’s finally Friday! I hope that you have had a good week. Mine was uneventful, but the weather has been fantastic in Salt Lake City, and I’m adjusting to running in the hot sun. This weekend we’re off  to Southern Utah to try out our fancy new tent and see how the puppy likes camping….

Whole Grain Quinoa Banana Blueberry Muffins

After a busy few weeks of conferences, travel, running, and work (dissertating), I finally found some time to bake last weekend. Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake, in part because they are so quick and easy, and in part because it is so easy to create delicious, HEALTHY recipes. These are based…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Pecans

Strawberry rhubarb is just about the most stereotypical ‘springtime’ flavor. For the longest time I thought that I didn’t like strawberries and rhubarb combined. Perhaps because I have never been much of a pie fan, the combination just didn’t interest me. Then, a couple of years ago, I made a strawberry rhubarb crumble for my…

Crunchy Spring Salad from Bon Appetit

A hearty, healthy salad is one of the most satisfying warm-weather dinners. This salad is full of crisp lettuce, crunchy veggies and peanuts, and spicy Asian flavor. The combination of radishes, sugar snap peas, cucumbers and peanuts is just a little bit unique, and tastes incredibly fresh. I found this recipe on Bon Appetit and…

Mango Chia Pudding

I love a recipe that I can make in 5 minutes or less. Add seasonal ingredients and a touch of indulgence, and I love that recipe even more. I know that I’ve shared a couple of chia pudding recipes recently, but today I’d like to share another. I made this because I was craving frozen…

Spring Chicken Salad

As the weather gets warmer and I spend more and more time outside, I sometimes get a little lazy in the kitchen. I love quick salads for lunch and dinner, but sometimes I want something healthy that is also a little heartier than a big bowl of greens. Enter this chicken salad. It is full…

Asparagus with Jalapeno and Orange

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, so naturally I was very excited last week to see the first of spring’s fresh asparagus on sale at the supermarket. While asparagus is wonderful prepared simply- roasted or sauteed in olive oil with sea salt- I love to dress it up a bit. This recipe tastes so…

Whipped Coconut Pumpkin Chia Bowls

On this beautiful Friday, I would like to share with you one of my favorite breakfast treats. This chia pudding is both creamy and flavorful. It feels very indulgent, but packs a healthy punch. Chia seeds are full of fiber, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids, and pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A…