FREE Healthy Halloween eBook

FREE Healthy Halloween eBook

Oh, Halloween.  The one day a year we’re actually encouraged to go to the sweet side! And the temptation?  It’s everywhere!  That is why my friend Nikki and I created an eBook chock full of Halloween recipes and our own personal tips and tricks we use to stay healthy and clear off all the sugar. After two…

Easy Kale Chips Recipe

Easy Kale Chips Recipe

I think people who are a little weary of eating kale would come around to these kale chips.  What’s not to love?  They’re crispy and salty, so after making these you should dare one of your friends to have some too, they may just convert (if you’re willing to share)!  I like easy recipes, and…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins (GF)

Pumpkin Spice Muffins (GF)

In my last post, I wrote that seeing pumpkin-everything has be a bit of an overkill.  You know what?  I changed my mind.  I love pumpkin (everything) and I have been making recipes like crazy at home incorporating the healthy vegetable.  ‘Tis the season, right?! (even though it’s been ridiculously hot here in LA!).   I’m…

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

We’re well into the second week of October, and everywhere I look it’s pumpkin spice everything!  Sometimes I’m thinking “overkill!”.  Then other times I’m thinking, “oh, yum!”.  While I do love some pumpkin-spiced foods, it can be difficult to find ones that aren’t loaded with ‘natural flavors’ and other additives and chemicals, so it steers…

Easy Hummus Recipe (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Easy Hummus Recipe (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Hummus is one of those foods that’s about as easy to make as it is to pick up at the grocery store.  If you keep chickpeas (garbanzo beans) stocked in the pantry, you’re halfway there.  This recipe can take just minutes to whip up and keep in the fridge for the week.  Not only is…

Hemp Protein Energy Bars

Hemp Protein Energy Bars

Dear Leah Renee,  I love using hemp protein, but I’m getting tired of only using it in smoothies.  Do you have any suggestions?  ~Veronica, CA I love hemp protein.  It’s the only one I personally use because it’s a complete source of protein (it contains all the essential amino acids!) and is easily digested.  Just three…

Almond Butter Brownies (Easy & Gluten Free)

Almond Butter Brownies (Easy & Gluten Free)

Today I stole a recipe.  I woke up, made the usual warm water with lemon (I’ve been doing this every day for seven years–at this point it’s a ritual), and checked Facebook (as you do).  I feasted my eyes on something that looked so good, a post by the Food Babe.  We’ll get to her in…

Easy Black Bean Dip (High Fiber, Gluten Free, No-Bake, Vegetarian)

Easy Black Bean Dip (High Fiber, Gluten Free, No-Bake, Vegetarian)

Dear Leah Renee,  Fiber: what’s a good way to get it?  I like to eat oats in the morning, but I don’t really know know how I measure up throughout the day.  Any easy ways to work it in?  Thanks!  ~Carly, TX It can be challenging to meet the recommended amount of fiber we should…

Avocado Mousse Recipe

Avocado Mousse Recipe

Dear Leah Renee,  I’ve heard about avocado’s being used in smoothies and in place of butter in recipes, so are there some good desserts to be made with them too?  ~Nikki, PA  Yes!  Avocados can be used to make guacamole, spice up a sandwiches, thrown into a smoothie for a creamy finish and dose of…

Savory Carrot Muffins (Gluten Free, Low Carb, Refined Sugar Free)

Savory Carrot Muffins (Gluten Free, Low Carb, Refined Sugar Free)

Dear Leah Renee,  I like to buy large bags of carrots but usually end up throwing a couple away at the end of their lifespan…any ideas what to do with the extra?  Thanks. ~Tamara, IL The question of what to do with leftover carrots comes up a lot!  I too seem to have an abundance…