Sugar-free Choices

Recipes that do not contain any form of “added” sugar. However, these recipes may contain natural sugars in the form of fructose or lactose (i.e. fruit or dairy).

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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Creamy Yogurt Avocado Sauce

This recipe is my entry for the Food & Nutrition Magazine Test Kitchen Recipe Contest featuring Siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt. All opinions are my own, I never feature a brand that I don’t love! Stuffed peppers have been my go-to meal lately. It’s so easy to whip up the filling, throw them in the oven, and […]

This homemade Tomato Basil Soup is juicy, flavorful, and simple to blend up. The perfect soup recipe to enjoy with seasonal or canned tomatoes! Serve with avocados, parmesan cheese, and whole grain bread.
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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Sometimes the most comforting thing on a cold day is a delicious bowl of soup, especially when it’s this homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup! I even love soup in the summertime because it’s a great way to utilize fresh produce in an easy way. This recipe is great because it works for all seasons. You […]

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Protein-Packed Collagen Banana Bread

Banana bread is a classic treat I grew up eating often whenever we had a few browned bananas left. Although nothing can quite top my mom’s made-with-love banana bread, I decided to develop this banana bread recipe to create a healthier, protein-packed twist on the classic loaf. Disclosure: I received free samples of Further Food […]

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Healthy Brown Rice Shrimp Jambalaya

Mardi Gras season is upon us and that means it’s time for some creole cookin’. I decided to develop this healthy-twist on traditional Jambalaya, a dish consisting of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. This would be considered a creole jambalaya, since it has the addition of tomatoes whereas cajun jambalaya does not. This hearty […]

Whip up this healthy peanut butter hummus in 10 minutes or less with ingredients right from your pantry. No tahini needed!
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Peanut Butter Hummus

With Super Bowl Sunday right around the corner, hummus is a must. Don’t be left dip-less when the grocery shelves empty. Instead, whip up this healthy peanut butter hummus in 10 minutes or less with ingredients right from your pantry. Do I need tahini to make hummus? Hummus typically calls for an ingredient called tahini. […]

Sharp cheddar, muenster, and asiago makes for an indulgent, three cheese Homemade Breadcrumb Baked Mac and Cheese. Some simple healthy recipe swaps help reduce the fat, maintain the protein and increase the fiber content of this classic recipe.
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Baked Mac and Cheese with Homemade Breadcrumbs

Sharp cheddar, muenster, and asiago makes for an indulgent, three cheese baked mac and cheese. Sprinkle on homemade breadcrumbs and bake to perfection! I’ve been making this homemade breadcrumb baked mac and cheese ever since I was a little girl. In my house, it’s named after me and known as “Mack’s Mac and Cheese.” I […]