Back to School Smoothie Recipes: A Guest Post from Nicole Vidmar

I am happy to present this guest post by Nicole Vidmar who is the publisher, editor, and graphic designer for My Kitchen Adviser. With back to school in full swing, it's hard to always get your kids to have a healthy breakfast. Nicole gave some great ideas for delicious and nutritious smoothies for a quick breakfast in the morning. Thank you … [Read more...]

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 ingredients, your healthy muffins can be just as sweet and delicious … [Read more...]

Puffin Biscotti

I decided to venture one morning into making one of my favorite cereals into a biscotti. Why? Well, I do love biscotti but wanted to make a healthier version by swapping the flours with half whole wheat, substituting canola oil with vegetable oil, adding puffins and then my own favorite flavors. The biscotti came out sweet, crumby and … [Read more...]

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 by using canola oil and applesauce (used a … [Read more...]

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, sweet and absolutely delicious. The key to these muffins is to soak … [Read more...]