Maple Cinnamon Granola

Maple Cinnamon Granola

Homemade granola is always on hand in my kitchen.  I usually have a few jars in the cabinet and a bag or two in the freezer.  I eat it almost daily. Granola is one of those confusing health foods, because it can be either wildly healthy or pretty terrible for you depending on the ingredients.  I just finished leading a sugar cleanse at one of my … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you just want a sweet treat.  Part of eating a healthy, balanced diet is finding space for high-quality treats so you don't feel deprived and end up binging on Oreos.  These cookies are the perfect solution!  They are made of real foods without any refined sugar, but still taste delicious and satisfy that sweet craving. Print Peanut … [Read more...]

Nuts & Seeds Granola

Nuts & Seeds Granola

I grew up on granola.  My parents were all about making it from scratch (along with most things) and serving me big heaping bowls for breakfast.  And I loved it!  There is something so comforting in a bowl of granola - all these nutritive and delicious ingredients coming together into a sweet, salty, crunchy extravaganza. I've kept up the family … [Read more...]

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

As you may recall, I'm not much of a baker.  There is way too much measuring and precision, plus most baked goods are filled with not-so-nourishing ingredients.  But this cobbler is my ideal baked dessert - it couldn't be easier, doesn't require any detailed measuring, is filled with healthy whole foods ingredients, and tastes … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Stewed Plums + Plum the Puppy Debut!

Cinnamon Stewed Plums

It has been an exciting few weeks in the One Beet household thanks to the arrival of our sweet new puppy, Plum!  We've been thinking about adding a dog to our family for a while and the stars aligned in our favor and we brought Plum home on July 13th.  Plum is a little black Portuguese Water Dog and we're completely smitten already. I made these … [Read more...]

Coconut Bliss Balls

Coconut Bliss Balls

Friends, I have another recipe up on Mind Body Green! This time, it's an absolutely delicious and guilt-free dessert. These coconut bliss balls are made with 100% pure whole foods ingredients and are dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free. But instead of focusing on what they don’t have, let’s talk about what they do — lots of flavor, … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins

Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins

There is nothing more comforting than a cup of hot tea and a muffin straight from the oven.  These never-ending winter days have me craving lots of warm foods, and these muffins fit the bill! There is a terrific bakery in Boston called Flour.  Basically everything they make is delicious and their banana bread is no exception.  I got their … [Read more...]

Almond & Oat Protein Balls

Almond and Oat Protein Balls

Finding healthy snacks always seems to be challenging.  I'm one of those people who needs to eat frequently.  If I go too long between meals I enter the land of hangry (hungry + angry) and it isn't pretty for anyone involved.  I try to keep lots of nuts, veggie snack bags, and fresh fruit on hand, but in my opinion you can never have too many … [Read more...]

Simple Smoothie Recipes

Simple Smoothies

It is smoothie season!  That may seem counterintuitive given the freezing temps, but New Year's resolutions about eating more veggies, losing weight, and pumping up nutrients have lots of people reaching for their blenders.  I was recently invited by fellow-blogger, Vyana, to contribute smoothie recipes to her New Year's Seven Day Chakra Cleanse … [Read more...]

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

'Tis the season for cranberry sauce!  Although we'll miss our large family Thanksgiving in the US this year, we're getting very excited about making a Thanksgiving feast while we're in Tuscany.  I've been thinking about what to prepare for weeks!  Some things will certainly be different (for instance a roasted chicken instead of a turkey), but … [Read more...]