Healthy Cottage Cheese Banana Bread

Do you have any super ripe bananas laying around? Try this cottage cheese banana bread! Don’t have cottage cheese? Substitute with yogurt or a non dairy substitute. I decided to experiment one morning and came up with a super tasty banana bread that is healthy and delicious. Also, using cottage cheese in a banana bread […]

Sweet Potato Quinoa Muffins with Coconut Palm Sugar

Are you trying to cut down on sugar? These sweet potato quinoa muffins with coconut sugar are easy to make and are a great way to start off the morning. After making a huge batch quinoa one day, I wanted to find some creative ways of using it in various recipes. After using them in meatballs, […]

Kefir Maple Cornmeal Cake

Are you looking for sweet and healthy delicious breakfast or dessert? Try this Maple Cornmeal Cake made with plain Kefir. The cake is super easy to make in the morning or perfect for a weekend brunch. The cake keeps well for a couple of days so it’s easy to make ahead of time. If you […]

Vegan Banana Date Bars

Are you looking for a snack or breakfast that is sweet, nutritious and full of fiber? Try these banana date bars, with a touch of light brown sugar and tons of flavor. The bars are made of simple ingredients that most people have in the kitchen, with the exception of dates, which have a long […]

Lemon Blueberry Cake with Greek Yogurt

Are you looking for a cake that will is both delicious and nutritious? Try this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Cake with Greek Yogurt. The cake is moist, sweet and perfect for any time of the day. It’s also a great snack to pack in a lunchbox. With the warm weather approaching, I love to bake […]

Bloody Orange and Carrot Yogurt Muffins

Are you looking for a healthy breakfast using a seasonal ingredient and greek yogurt? Try these bloody orange-carrot yogurt muffins! The muffins are sweet, nutritious, and perfect for breakfast or a snack. They are also ideal for packing in a child’s lunchbox. I was contacted by Chobani to participate in the Made with Chobani Challenge to create […]

Low Fat Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Looking for an easy and healthy bread that is packed with nutrients? Try this easy low fat pumpkin zucchini bread. This bread has 1 cup of pumpkin and 2 zucchinis which makes it really moist and delicious. I added 1/2 cup of light brown sugar but it can be substituted with maple syrup or reduced […]

Rustic Blueberry Muffins with Avocado Oil

Are you looking for healthy muffin recipe? These muffins are perfect for a cold fall or winter morning or as an afternoon snack! The muffins are low fat and are full of nutritious ingredients. They are delicious by themselves or toasted with some butter or jam. They are also ideal for your child’s lunchbox. I […]

Dairy Free Zucchini Cupcake

Is your child on a dairy free diet? Do you want to add more veggies in your child’s diet? Are you looking for a healthy alternative to a chocolate cupcake? These cupcakes are chocolaty, sweet and full of zucchini. I found the original recipe on the blog, I Am Baker. I cut the sugar and […]

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Are you looking for a healthy breakfast or a new lunchbox item? Try making these healthy pumpkin muffins. The muffins are made with half whole wheat flour, pumpkin, low fat buttermilk and canola oil. The muffins are sweet, filling and moist. Are you on a dairy free diet? Replace the buttermilk with almond milk. Unsweetened […]

Flourless Chickpea Chocolate Loaf

Are you looking to sneak some nutrients into your child’s dessert? Try these chickpea mini chocolate loaves made with an entire can of chickpeas. The taste is mild with no “bean” taste, just a nice fudgy, chocolate flavor. The texture is slightly crumby so you may be cleaning up a small trail of crumbs after […]

Dairy Free Overnight Oatmeal Bread with Chia

Are you dairy free? Are you looking for a healthy breakfast or some good ideas for a lunchbox? Try this overnight oatmeal bread with chia seeds. Want to add dairy? Substitute the almond milk with low fat buttermilk! Want to reduce the sugar? Use unsweetened almond milk instead of vanilla almond milk. This bread is […]

Flaxseed Apple and Plum Muffins

Do you want to add some extra fiber in your diet? Try these flaxseed apple and plum muffins. They are made with whole wheat flour and are filled with nutrients. They are also pleasantly sweet from the brown sugar, apple and plum. If you don’t have an apple on hand, use two plums instead. The […]

5 Minute French Toast

Craving a hot sweet breakfast that takes just five minutes to make? This 5 minute french toast is perfect for a busy morning. It is also easy to modify based on diet. Do you like french toast that is not too sweet? Reduce the agave syrup. Want it sweeter? Top it with agave syrup or […]

Olallieberry Pound Cake

Celebrate the 4th of July with this  olallieberry pound cake! It is super easy to make and fun to decorate. Have your kids help you decorate the cake by adding the whip cream and then putting different berries on top. If you don’t have olallieberries  on hand, use frozen blueberries or blackberries as a substitute. The cake […]

Pink Lemon Blueberry Muffins

My kids and I have been reading the book The Red Lemon which we love. All of this talk about red lemons, I decided to order some pink lemons to experiment with this week. Pink lemons are delicious because they are sweeter than regular lemons and have a nice pink flesh. This recipe can easily […]

Common Denominator Cupcakes

I am happy to present this guest post by Ann McCallum author of Eat Your Math Homework. Ann inspired me to incorporate the math and science angle during mealtime and cooking. Here is her guest post and a bonus cupcake recipe! Pop quiz: Would you rather a) do an unappetizing worksheet to learn about shapes […]

Irish Soda Bread

What could be better on a cold winter morning than warm, sweet Irish Soda Bread? This bread is moist, full of raisins, and perfect by itself or toasted with cinnamon butter or homemade jam. After many searches for the perfect recipe for Irish Soda Bread I found it here at I modified it slightly by […]

Kefir Lemon Pound Cake

I picked up a bottle of Kefir Greek Style the other day at Whole Foods. I was planning on making a pound cake and wanted to add a nutritional boost without compromising texture or flavor. I originally found a good lemon cake recipe by Ina Garten here and wanted to modify it to decrease the […]

Ezekiel French Toast

Do you like Ezekiel bread? I was at my local market the other day and saw Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins. They looked good and decided to bring them home to try. I love them toasted up with my almond butter, sliced banana and fig jam. It’s sort of like a fancy peanut and butter […]

No Fail Pumpkin Brownies

These no fail pumpkin brownies are literally “no fail”. There are only two ingredients and come out moist and delicious. Perfect for the holidays, play date or a good dessert for the kids. They also contain a whole can of pumpkin! For language tips and the recipe visit my guest post on ASHASphere.

Maple Pound Cake

Do you love maple? Do you love pound cake? I have been making this maple pound cake for many years. I originally found the recipe here on cookinglight. I modified the recipe by adding maple extract and replacing the milk with low fat buttermilk. I also reduced the flour which increased the moisture of the […]

Low Fat Wheat Germ Apple Muffin

Craving a moist sweet muffin that you don’t need to feel guilty about?  These muffins are low fat and many of the ingredients can easily be substituted according to your diet and preferences. Less Sweet or Reduced Sugar? Reduce the maple syrup or substitute with agave syrup. It would work well with the regular agave […]

Pumpkin Donut Holes

Nothing feels like Fall more to me than pumpkin. What better way to add pumpkin than in donuts?! These baked donut holes are a cinch to make and are a real hit with the kids. They are easily modified to accommodate different dietary needs and have a healthy ingredient as the star ingredient. For healthy […]

Apple Cider Scones

Nothing says fall more than apple cider. I had a pint of apple cider in the fridge and decided to use it for these scones. I used spiced apple cider but the scones can be used with any apple cider (I would stay away from apple juice with this recipe). Apple cider has such a […]

Dairy Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Your kids will never know that they are getting their veggie intake when eating this Chocolate Zucchini Cake. The cake is moist, sweet and rich. I discovered this recipe when looking for a good dairy free brownie recipe. I found this recipe and modified it to my preferences. I decided to add some canola oil […]

Almond Apple Cake

This almond apple cake is to die for! After our annual apple picking day, my mother in law was craving apple cake. We decided to make this cake together. I remembered seeing this amazing recipe for apple cake on The Kitchn. I thought for sure that I had yogurt at home but all I had […]

Mixed Berry Scones

Craving a sweet treat in the morning? These scones are super easy, a breeze to do in the food processor (which makes minimum clean up) and can be easily modified depending on your personal tastes, allergies, etc. I used fresh berries but can be easily substituted with frozen berries. If you are using frozen berries, […]

Blueberry Yogurt Scones

Have some blueberries and extra yogurt in the fridge? Don’t have any fresh blueberries, use frozen! Usually scones are made with cream but I decided to make them healthier by substituting non fat vanilla yogurt. These scones are also half wheat which can give an extra fiber boost. This recipe works best when using thinner […]

Roasted Carrot Bread

What is better than carrot bread? Roasted carrot bread! I bought the most gorgeous carrots at the farmers market over the weekend and really wanted to use them wisely. Roasting brings out the carrot’s natural sweetness. The bread is sweet, earthy, full of flavor and very moist. It’s a great bread to make for the […]

Marble Pound Cake

Does it seem like the middle of the summer is not an ideal time for marble pound cake? I might agree but we all still crave some comfort food once in a while even when it’s a bit hot outside.  This pound cake is yummy for breakfast or dessert. It’s even better the next day […]

Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Are you vegan? Is your child vegan? Ran out of eggs? In either case, you would love these chocolate vegan muffins if you are craving something sweet with a hint of chocolate. These are similar to my vegan pancakes but I adjusted the recipe to make muffins. The recipe only yields 6 muffins but feel […]

Dairy Free Blueberry Chia Muffins

Are you or your child on a dairy free diet? The muffins are made using coconut milk yogurt and soy milk (almond milk can be substituted). The muffins are packed with goodness including chia seeds and an added boost of blueberries. They are moist, sweet and filling. They are made out of white whole wheat […]

Ginger Scake (a cross between a cake and a scone)

Do you like scones? Do you like cake? If you like both, you will like my scake. What is a scake? It’s something that is a cross between a scone and a cake (I made up this word). I love ginger so I loaded it up with both ground ginger and grated ginger.  When watching […]

Carrot Quinoa Muffins

The other day before work, I picked up a quinoa muffin from Grand Central Station. It looked dry but figured I would give it a shot. It was like tasting a cotton ball. I decided to try to make my own quinoa muffins but make them super moist and satisfying. If you add the right […]

Banana Chia Muffins

Have you tried chia seeds? They are not just for Chia Pets! Chia seeds are super healthy for you and can give your baked good some added extra nutrition. They also have Omega 3’s and fiber which will help you feel fuller for a bit longer as well as your hungry little ones.  The bonus […]

Overnight Nut Free Mondel Bread

I love chocolate chip mondel bread both for Passover or any day! Unfortunately, this recipe you will need to save for after Passover but I do have a great Mondel Bread recipe for Passover here. I wanted to make a nut free mondel bread that would be good for breakfast or a snack. It’s also […]

Gluten Free Pound Cake

I saw this Pound Cake recipe on the back of a Bob’s Red Mill product. I figured, “Why not?”. My daughter and I baked this recipe together one afternoon. The cake came out sweet, buttery and very satisfying. I wouldn’t say it tastes exactly like standard pound cake but has its own unique flavor. What […]

Butter Bean Cake

Have a can of butter beans in your cabinet? I picked up a can at my market this past week and thought, “Why not?” If I can add some goodness to a treat for my kids, why not experiment? My daughter and I created this recipe based all on instinct. I didn’t know what to […]

Apple Bran Muffins

Want to start off your day feeling good? These muffins are full of fiber and whole grains. My whole family enjoyed these muffins which makes it great for both grown ups and kids. They are sweet, hearty and satisfying. Letting the batter sit for 15 minutes on the counter makes them really moist. You can […]

Black Bean Brownies

Would you like to add some protein and fiber into a sweet treat? Try these black bean brownies. The brownies are sweet, moist, light and fudgy. I always try to add some nutritional goodness into whatever treat I am making. I got the original recipe here from Melissa d’Arabian. I adjusted the recipe a bit […]

Puffin Scones

Love Puffins? Love scones? Make these healthy sweet scones for the family on a nice snowy morning (or any other morning for that fact). I love Puffins and wanted to incorporate them into my scone recipe. The result was a sweet, crumby scone with an earthy taste. The cinnamon glaze on top gives it that […]

Low Fat Carrot Bread

Who knew that carrots and dried plums (a.k.a. prunes) can go so well together? I accidentally ordered four packages of carrots instead of one when grocery shopping online. I enjoy steaming my carrots so I have an easy vegetable to give my kids with their meal or eat myself for a snack. After both myself […]

Overnight Kefir Muffins

I had some leftover Lowfat Plain Kefir in my fridge and wanted to use it. I love the health benefits of Kefir and wanted to incorporate it into a baked good. I recently made apple butter and had some diced plums on hand which I wanted to use as well. These muffins came out moist, […]

Rustic Apple Tart

I wanted to make something special for the holidays and decided to make this rustic apple tart. I didn’t want to make a standard apple pie and loved the rustic look of this apple tart. I made it the day before and warmed it the day of the holiday. The apple tart was sweet, satisfying […]

Pumpkin Oat Scones

I love pumpkin scones, especially when the leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler outside. They are sweet, a little crumby and moist inside. The icing on top makes them super special. These scones are easy to make with your kids on a weekend morning. The scones are pretty big so your kids […]