Desserts

The Best Ever Sugar Cookies

December 18, 2014
Best Ever Sugar Cookies | InspiredRD.com (gluten-free option)

This, my friends, is the recipe for the best sugar cookies ever. Ever. It’s my great-grandmother’s recipe, and I probably shouldn’t even be giving it to you. Make a batch with your favorite people. Share with the neighbors. Have fun smashing the dough, and whatever you do, don’t forget the secret ingredient.   (Hint: You can find […]

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DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van’s Snack Bars

December 2, 2014
DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van's Snack Bars

I’m over at Van’s Foods today teaching you how to whip up these fun Hot Chocolate Stirs. They are so easy and make a perfect treat or handmade gift for the holidays. Click here or on the photos below to learn how to make your own!

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7 Lucky Green Recipes

March 17, 2014
7 Lucky Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day | InspiredRD.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  My days of chugging green beer may be behind me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any holiday spirit left.  Here are seven healthy recipes that are sure to bring you luck for your St. Patty’s Day.  (Well, maybe they aren’t lucky, but at least they won’t leave you with […]

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Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

December 27, 2013
Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

Christmas may be over, but I’m not ready to give up the flavors of the season just yet.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy way to enjoy the taste of gingerbread!   Tis’ the season…of gingerbread! I LOVE ginger therefore, it’s natural for me to gravitate towards gingerbread cookies and […]

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BLD: Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. – The Cookbook!

December 12, 2013
BLD - Breakfast Lunch Dinner: A cookbook fundraiser for adoption

*UPDATE* Now available as an ebook! My friend Lexi and I have been working hard on putting together a cookbook, and we are excited to announce that it is finished and available for purchase! As you might remember, Lexi is my food stylist friend who has been improving the look of my food photography.  What […]

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Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

November 30, 2013
Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (#glutenfree, #vegan, #raw)

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to decide what to make for the rest of your holiday gatherings.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy twist on pumpkin pie!   Hi everyone, McKel here again! I’m glad to hear so many of you enjoyed the previous recipe I shared here on […]

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Pumpkin Hummus & Mini Apple Crisp

November 25, 2013
Pumpkin Hummus

Is it possible to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer AND stay healthy at the same time? Absolutely! Find out more about my healthy holiday strategies and grab the recipes for this easy Pumpkin Hummus and mouthwatering Mini Apple Crisp on the Van’s Natural Foods Blog.  You can find both recipes HERE!

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins (with chocolate chips, of course)

July 16, 2013
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins via InspiredRD.com #glutenfree

Jeff had two days off for the all-star break this week, so our family did a mini staycation at a local water resort. We sipped on cold drinks, played in the waves, and took 3-hour naps even though we insisted we were not tired. I repeat, we were NOT TIRED. For my personal food safety […]

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A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites

February 19, 2013
A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree

Leila and I experimented in the kitchen yesterday with some California raisins, nuts, chia seeds and cinnamon. We were trying to make a healthy snack that would be perfect for before dance class (her) or after a run (me). I thought for sure that we would have to do a few rounds to get them […]

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Peppermint Walnut Fudge

December 22, 2012
Peppermint Walnut Fudge from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

How do you get a perfect photo of fudge in the glow of Christmas lights?  By having a tiny elf hold the mass of strands in the background of your shot.   Such a great helper.  And a photographer (or frittata-pher as Joe likes to call me) in training.  Ask Leila what she wants for […]

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