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Moong Dal (Mung Lentils-an Indian Dish)

Hey friends! I hope the New Year is treating you all well! I know a lot of people out there are trying to save some cash after the holidays and are looking for ways to eat healthy on a budget. Welcome to Moong Dal. The cost breakdown for this recipe is only $1.10 per serving! …

Nutty Chocolate Protein Bars {Recipe ReDux}

Happy National Nut Day! (And no, I’m not talking about your crazy uncle or co-worker) In honor of this special day, The Recipe ReDux has challenged us to share a healthy nut-filled recipe. A moderate amount of nuts can add a healthy punch to your daily diet. These nutty chocolate protein bars make a great post-workout …

Vitamix 5200 Review + My Tearful Goodbye

Vitamix 5200 review

*Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase the Vitamix through one of these links, I’ll get a small commission, and you will get free shipping! My love for the Vitamix started young.  As far back as I …

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

I like simple and I like healthy.  This strawberry kefir smoothie is both.  With only three ingredients, it’s quick to whip up and hits the spot after a hot summer run. One cup of kefir has 14 grams of protein, making it perfect for a post-workout recovery smoothie! Kefir is kind of a cross between …

How to make quick oats out of rolled oats

Have you ever found yourself standing in the cereal isle wondering what all those different oats are and which one you’re supposed to get?  There are so many different options between quick oats, instant oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, old fashioned steel cut oats, am I missing any? Did you know you can make …

Fruit Pizza

I picked two strawberries from the garden a few days ago, and the market is overflowing with first berries of the season…Summer is finally here!  Woohoo!  I love summers because they normally mean lots of hikes with the dog, working out, and just enjoying being outside.   Things are a little crazy here in Monterey. …

Braised Beef Neck Roast

Beef neck roast?  What in the world??? That is what I was thinking when I saw it too.  We got it from our local farmer when we bought 1/4 cow and I wasn’t sure what to do with it.  I saw online somewhere to cook neck low and slow, so I figured it would be …

Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale

You might have noticed I occasionally write about avocados on this blog.  Okay…pretty often…well maybe once or twice a day minute.  Avocados are seriously the best thing on the planet. Not only are they tasty, they are also chock full of healthy stuff, like fiber and potassium.  A half an avocado has about 130 calories, …

Homemade Peanut Butter Vitamix Recipe

Maybe some things do last forever.  My parents bought a Vitamix after they got married. That was almost 30 years ago, and it still works like a charm! That thing has survived many years of abuse. When I got married I started telling the hubby about my parent’s blender that lasted forever.  It was crazy …

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (Healthy Nutella!)

I practically grew up on Nutella. Peanut butter-Nutella sandwiches were eaten frequently in my house. My grandma always had it in the cabinet. My mom would let us eat it by the spoonful as a treat. Nutella was like a major food group in my family. I still love Nutella. But I never eat it …