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Category Archives: Healthify Me!

The Cupcake. Healthified. Guest recipe for Bella Cupcake Couture

  I believe life is better with an occasional cupcake, don’t you? I believe in healthy, wholesome real food and indulging from time to time.   The problem with many cupcakes I’ve had is they are either ridiculously processed from a box mix, or just completely empty of any real nutrition. They are also usually […]

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Sweet & Spicy Fruit Full Rita recipe. A Healthified cocktail!

This sweet and spicy little number will tickle your taste buds and make you say ole! I love sweet with a kick of spice, how about you?   My favorite cocktail is a margarita and I love to try out different recipes when we have friends over. I was inspired to make this recipe with […]

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Nutritious & Easy Stove-Top Macaroni And Cheese Recipe {Gluten Free Options Too!}

I don’t let my son buy the processed, sodium & sugar laden lunches served at his school so I try to make his lunches exciting as well as healthy. Once a week I make him my homemade macaroni and cheese made with all organic ingredients, olive oil, brown rice pasta and a gluten free sauce […]

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My favorite green smoothie recipe

I drink a green smoothie most mornings of the week and I’d love to share with you my very favorite recipe! I’ve tried a LOT of green smoothies and this one is the best tasting I’ve found. It is good enough I can get my fiance to drink it most mornings with me and he […]

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Healthified Pumpkin Cranberry Quick Bread – Easy, Nourishing, Great for breakfast or snacks!

Healthy quick breads are a staple at my house. Not just for breakfasts, I make these often to keep on hand for my kiddo’s lunch box snacks or when I need something quick on the go with a piece of fresh fruit. I completely admit to purchasing Gold Fish crackers, processed granola bars and the […]

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Sausage & Sage Stuffing – Healthified recipe with gluten free options

This is a recipe from my eCookbook you can grab for only $3.99 (or even FREE), Mesa de Vida’s Healthy Holiday Table. This is a life saver if you want a healthified, homemade and DELICIOUS holiday celebration with all of the planning taken care of! All of the classic recipes, healthified PLUS an option for […]

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A shepherds pie recipe you’re going to love! All “healthified” and dressed up for fall with seasonal ingredients!

Shepherds pie was one of the first recipes I started “healthifying” when I set out on my journey to live for a healthier future and give up processed foods and dieting. I instead started focusing on taking care of my body and nourishing my family, not worrying about what size pants I wore or the […]

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Bella Cupcake Couture Blog Party – Kickin’ Cowboy Cornbread Muffins – Plus so much more!

I was honored to have been asked by my good friend Carrie, of Bella Cupcake Couture, to participate in her “Bella Back to School Blog Party“. Carrie rallies some of the most talented bakers from all over the world to participate and share their delectable recipes, always gorgeously wrapped in Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers of […]

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Polenta Lasagna Recipe – Healthy, Unprocessed, Gluten Free

Creamy, rich, warm, soul-soothing casseroles are what I love, I will pass on sugary candy or chocolate in favor of a slice of a beautiful lasagna or enchilada any day. I don’t eat meat or dairy every day, but when I do I want it to be as amazingly delicious as it is still healthy […]

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Healthified Tuna Noodle Casserole – How To Make Tuna Casserole Healthier, Gluten Free And Generally More Delicious

This isn’t your Mama’s tuna noodle casserole.   You will find no cans of cream-of-junk soups in my recipe. In fact, I didn’t even use a can of tuna to make this particular casserole in the photos. Just real food, real easy and REALLY delicious.   I grew up eating my mom’s tuna casserole, just […]

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