Back to School Meals


The term, “back to school” sounds daunting.  No more vacations, lazy pool days, or late bedtimes.  It means schedules and cold and a lot more work.  This year is my first back-to-school experience as a mom.  My little buddy is starting preschool, and while I won’t need to pack lunches or send her off everyday justRead more

Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars for a cause!


Always on the look out for easy, healthy snacks?  No matter how many we buy at the store each week, we somehow still run out by Thursday or Friday.  And I usually realize we need some as I’m running out the door and/or starving.  One trick that helps with my snack dilemma is to bakeRead more

Potato Kale Hash

Potato Kale Hash

After releasing my 30-minute meals ebook (download for FREE here!) I’m feeling inspired.  Now that the sun is finally peeking out from the clouds, there’s no way I’m willing to spend the precious hours between work and sleep stuck in the kitchen.  I want to be free to go for a run, grab ice creamRead more

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

 Cookies for breakfast!  These will lure any sleepy head out of bed.  I’ve been trying to wake up earlier to start a morning routine – meditation, a little yoga and a (somewhat) relaxed breakfast.  I have read countless articles about the importance of a morning routine, that this is something all successful people make timeRead more

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids


Valentine’s Day is all about showing loved ones how much you care with… sugar!  This morning I had the opportunity to share 4 healthier Valentine’s Day treats for kids on our local news, TMJ4.  These treats would be perfect for a class party or afterschool snack.   What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day treats? Read more

Top 14 Recipes of 2014


Happy New Year!  Today I’m sharing Diet Deep Dish’s 14 most popular recipes of 2014, along with some of my favorite tips for your best year ever!  Thanks for stopping by! Portillo’s Chocolate Cake Breakfast Sangria Red Velvet Peppermint Cookies Salted Cherry Caramels Broccoli Mac ‘N Cheese Bites Healthy Crunch Bars Cranberry Salsa Skinny QuesoRead more

Breakfast Tacos with Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

    If you’ve been looking for an easy, healthy, satisfying vegetarian meal, then pull up a chair, pour yourself some breakfast sangria, and prepare yourself for breakfast tacos with sweet potato black bean salad!  This meal is hearty enough for dinner, but could easily be served for a laidback weekend brunch as well.  After returning homeRead more

Almond Butter and Cherry Granola

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    “Did I turn off the coffee?” “No… I did.” “Did you lock up?” “Yeah.” “Did we set the timers on the lights?” “Yeah.” “Did you close the garage?” “That’s it. I forgot to close the garage. That’s it.” “No, that’s not it.” “Well what else could we be forgetting?” “KEVIN!”  I have to say, I nowRead more

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

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A special day deserves a special breakfast, and I would consider turning 2 to be an incredibly special day! If you’ve been following my Instagram, you know that Charlotte turned 2 this week, and since I was not scheduled to work any shifts at the hospital (financial bummer, but summer fun win), we’ve been ableRead more

Whole Wheat Baguette

Whole Wheat Baguette

   Ever since the North Shore Boulangerie opened in Shorewood, I’ve been in a very French mood.  There is just something magical about walking into a little café and smelling fresh bread.  Last weekend we tried the beer cheese bread (French pastries - Wisconsin style), and it was amazing!!  I was inspired to try my own, andRead more

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