Category: Recipes

Healthy Hot Chocolate

Sometimes a grey, rainy day needs a warm treat. This healthy hot chocolate is delicious, easy to make and full of minerals and good fats. It’s also dairy free and free of refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:10] [amazon_link asins=’B001E5E0Y2′ template=’ProductAd-5′ store=’bellesavvy07-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f9914f65-c33d-11e6-ae6b-f7f927a441b5′] [amazon_link asins=’B00CJ5T1JA’ template=’ProductAd-5′ store=’bellesavvy07-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’081f8221-c33e-11e6-88bd-53fd80635cdd’] [amazon_link asins=’B005HGJ8IM’ template=’ProductAd-5′ store=’bellesavvy07-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a4f4994a-c342-11e6-8e4c-dd46621e8de4′] The proportions for this are a bit loosey-goosey. I don’t like things super sweet so you may want a […]

October 28, 2016
Taco Soup

Love tacos but don’t have time to chop and dice and prepare all the toppings? Taco soup is an easy alternative with all the flavor and half the hassle. The soup is also more convenient for lunch at work without worrying about taco shells or tortillas getting soggy. While it may resemble a chili, Taco Soup is lighter with a distinctly different flavor, especially if you add the green chiles and green salsa. (The green […]

October 18, 2016
Last minute quick easy dinners

We’ve all had those nights when dinner is all planned and then… we’re missing a key ingredient or plans change or it all unravels. While we’ve all had to become adept at last minute dinner plans, it’s easier with a bit of inspiration. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite quick easy dinners. Most of these are crock-pot recipes so you can throw them together and walk away for a few hours. […]

October 14, 2016
Lemon Basil Chicken

Lemon Basil Chicken is one of our favorite ways way to work vegetables into dinner. Though it takes some time to prepare, it requires little effort. Most of the time is allowing the juices to simmer together; letting the lemon, basil and other herbs infuse flavor into the vegetables. This already dairy-free recipe can be served over gluten-free pasta or make it paleo by serving over quinoa! [amd-yrecipe-recipe:12] [amazon_link asins=’B00BOTZTDO’ template=’ProductAd-5′ store=’bellesavvy07-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’582718bb-c33c-11e6-be74-e129697c1a3a’] [amazon_link […]

October 7, 2016
Balsamic Crock-Pot Chicken

Balsamic Crock-Pot Chicken is a go to favorite for us. There’s very little prep time. Only a few ingredients (most of which are always in the pantry) and it’s adaptable. It works with boneless or bone-in chicken breasts, thighs or drumsticks (whatever you have on hand). Plus it’s delicious! The combination of balsamic vinegar and chicken, adapted from Paleo Fresh, makes this especially healthy. Balsamic vinegar helps your body absorb the protein in the chicken. […]

September 27, 2016
Chicken Minestrone Soup

As the months get cooler, it’s time to break out the crock-pot and start enjoying soups. This Chicken Minestrone Soup is a great balance of protein, vegetables and flavor! Plus, it’s an easy to prepare meal on a busy day. We’ve written it with gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo options though it’s easy to modify for more traditional diets. It’s great for lunch, dinner or left-overs (though there won’t be many) on a cool fall day! […]

September 20, 2016

Greek Lemon Chicken is a great way to mix up your weekly meal plan. It’s unique flavor pairs well with couscous, rice, salad, quinoa or a variety of different vegetables. Modifications I love these crock-pot recipes that you can easily combine in a ziplock bag and freeze. Just cook it another hour or two when you add it to the crock-pot frozen. As usual, I actually cook this with minced onion rather than chopping an […]

September 13, 2016

Mix and match your favorite flavors with this simple vegetable soup. Different combinations of vegetables create a slightly different flavor every time. And it’s simple to use seasonal ingredients without having a dozen distinct recipes. Modifications Once again, I left the original recipe with chopped onion, but I actually cook it with minced onion (or leave it out altogether). I’m actually not a fan of onions but I know most people like to cook with […]

August 30, 2016