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Amy's Accidental Hummus

Amy's Accidental Hummus

Hummus is one of my all time favorite snacks - it's so creamy and delicious. And because it contains a nice balance of slowly digesting carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber - it is also super satisfying and won't send your blood sugar soaring.

I call this my accidental hummus because it was created purely on accident. I went to make one of my go-to southwest hummus recipes* but didn't have some of the required spices so I played around with what I did have. The result turned out to be such a hit with my girls that I thought I would share this kid-approved, healthy snack.

The bonus is that it is ridiculously easy and you can make it in about 5-10 minutes.

What is Juice Plus+? And How Will it Help You?

What is Juice Plus+? And How Will it Help You?

In my previous "Why You Should Kick Calorie Counting to the Curb" blog post, I shared the results of a new research study that offers strong support that we should move away from counting calories and limiting portion sizes and move toward focusing on adopting a high quality diet.

I would venture to say that you already know the importance of a high quality diet and would wholeheartedly agree that the right fuel makes your body run better. The problem is not the knowing. The problem is often the doing.

It can be really, really hard to consistently eat a high quality diet. After all, you go-go-go from sun up to sun down. You try so hard to fit it all in. To balance healthy eating with everything else on your plate (pun-intended, ha!). But there are only so many hours in a day and something has to give. And that something is often a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

And this, my sweet friend, is precisely why I am so excited to introduce a simple and easy way to take healthy back. It's called Juice Plus+ and it makes doing what we know we should with our diet actually doable.

Find out more about Juice Plus+ and learn how making this one simple change can be a jump start to better health!

Leigh's Clean And Delicious Stuffed Zucchini

Leigh's Clean And Delicious Stuffed Zucchini

My friend Leigh shared her recipe for Stuffed Zucchini with me right after I published my zucchini post. Leigh told me that her mom used to make this dish to get her to eat more vegetables. I can see how her mother convinced her to do just that with this recipe. She has since upgraded the ingredients to create this clean, delicious, and satisfying version.

Renee's Energizing Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins (or Bread)

Renee's Energizing Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins (or Bread)

My friend and yoga extraordinaire Renee shared her favorite Zucchini Muffin recipe with me shortly after I published my "Help! My Garden Has Exploded. I Need More Zucchini and Yellow Squash Recipes STAT!" post. It contains great ingredients and the photo she snapped makes my mouth water. I have this on my to-make list and it is a recipe I will feel really good about feeding my family.

Healthy Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Healthy Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

I have been crushing on this recipe lately so I wanted to share. It is one of the recipes in my personal recipe arsenal and has landed a spot on my Top 10 list. It is a one pot meal that is simple and easy to throw together but contains clean, whole-food ingredients. Perfect for all my friends out there who want to eat well but don’t particularly enjoy spending time in the kitchen. 

Roasted Chicken and Bone Broth in the Crockpot

Roasted Chicken and Bone Broth in the Crockpot

Dust off your crockpot. Today I am going to show you how to put this trusty little kitchen appliance to work for you!  

One of my absolute favorite things to do with the crockpot is to roast an entire chicken for dinner one evening and then turn the leftovers into an incredibly nourishing bone broth. So you essentially get TWO healthy, nourishing, and very versatile recipes but with only ONE effort! That is a total score in my book.