Quick Tip: Substitute Apple Sauce for Oil
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Quick Tip: Substitute Apple Sauce for Oil

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One of the easiest substitutions you can make in your kitchen is to substitute applesauce for vegetable oil in baked goods like cake, muffins, brownies and more. By replacing oil with applesauce, you lower the calories and fat in a recipe. How to Substitute Applesauce for Oil Applesauce can be replaced at a 1:1 ratio.…

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Allergen-Friendly Halloween Treats

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: With Halloween right around the corner, I'm met with a certain ambivalence. My 20-month old, Nate, is so very aware of what everyone around him is eating. He's also aware of when he can't have the same thing as everyone else. Over the weekend…

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Favorite Desserts Healthier

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: Summer is right around the corner, which means summer clothing and yes, bathing suits. I don't know about you, but looking fabulous in a bathing suit has never been able to motivate to me to give up dessert entirely. There's just too much really good…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins and “Healthier” Baking Tip

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: I love lemon poppy seed anything.  I don't make it too often because some other family members are not a fan, but when I am out at a coffee shop, it is the lemon poppy seed cakes which tempt me. This is a basic recipe…

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Managing Summer Snacking When You Are Out and About

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Summer is a hard time for both managing healthy snacks and not breaking the bank. Whether you're at the pool and the concession stands are calling or you're touring the local zoo where the popcorn and candy cart is situated just…

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{30} Pantry Staples to Make from Scratch

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn't help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month…

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Morning Glory Muffins Made Even Healthier

One of our family's favorite breakfast recipes is morning glory muffins. These are yummy straight from the oven, as leftovers or even frozen and then defrosted. I'm sharing the recipe over on the Plan to Eat blog today: Full of apples, carrots, coconut and raisins, morning glory muffins have been one of our family's favorite…

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Giveaway: Food Should Taste Good Chips (2 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to [email protected] and [email protected] -- you each won a Food Should Taste Good prize pack! I've emailed both of you with instructions on claiming your prize. I recently had the opportunity to try five varieties of Food Should Taste Good chips, and they have quickly become one of my favorite snacks!…

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Make Time for Healthy Breakfasts

From Sniffle Solutions By Madonna Behen “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” You’ve heard that saying so many times it seems trite. But even though it may be cliche, nutritionists will tell you this tidbit is absolutely true. “Not only is skipping breakfast bad for a child’s metabolism, but it also means…

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$40 Worth of Peeled Organic Snacks for $10

Is one of your new year's resolutions to eat healthier as a family? If so, you'll definitely want to check out this hot deal from Gaggle of Chicks, a social shopping site. Today's deal is $40 worth of peeled organic snacks for just $20...but it gets better! You'll save $10 on your first purchase, making…

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