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soy crepes for kids

Easy Crepes For Kids

I finally figured out a way to “healthify” one of my favorite European recipes–the Crepe! In my effort to get more healthy soy protein into our diets, it dawned on me that I had never tried the soy/flour substitution in crepes yet. Crepes are one of our favorite desserts, brunches, snacks…you name it! These thin… Read More

Peanut Butter Balls

Soy Protein Peanut Butter Balls

These soy protein peanut butter balls make a wonderful snack for kids! They are high in protein, which keeps little tummies feeling full longer, and they are quick and easy to make.  No baking required! Research shows that young girls who are raised on 40 grams of soy protein per day have a significantly lower… Read More

9 layer dip recipe

Recipe: Fiesta 9-Layer Dip

Our family loves mexican food of any kind, and this 9-layer dip was born out of my own personal love for supreme nachos.  I took some layer ideas from friends and then added a few of my own.  I’m sure this combo has been done before somewhere, but I’m claiming it just the same. :)… Read More

pizza rice recipe

Pizza Rice

I stumbled upon this pizza rice creation one evening when the original plan was to have homemade pizza, but I had failed to make the pizza dough ahead of time.  And I didn’t have an extra 2 hours at that point.  My kids were hungry! So, upon further examination of all the ingredients that I… Read More

Classic crumbly peanut butter cookies

Classic Crumbly Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are meant to melt in your mouth, and these do not disappoint. I have tried several recipes for these, and this one by far has become our favorite. I enjoy the fact that this recipe packs a special protein-power punch by substituting some of the flour with Shaklee’s Energizing Soy protein. We… Read More

butter flaky pie crust

Butter Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

The Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts used to be the norm at my house when I was growing up.  I didn’t know there was any different way to do it.  I had never seen anyone make a homemade pie crust before. Many years later, after I was married, I learned that I truly enjoyed cooking and… Read More

Better Homes & Gardens Basic Yellow Cake

This basic yellow cake recipe takes only a few extra minutes to prepare, compared to the Pillsbury boxed version you might get at the store.  The health benefits of making your own cake from scratch though far outweigh those precious extra minutes.  With our version, you will get over 200 grams less sodium per serving and… Read More

Recipe: No bake granola bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

So we needed a quick after-school snack today, and I decided on granola bars (though I’ve never made them before).  I did a quick search on Martha Stewart’s site (because you can rarely go wrong with the taste of her recipes) and found this video for No-Nuttin’ Granola Bars. This recipe is just what I… Read More

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing With 5 Ingredients In 5 Minutes

It has been many years since I’ve purchased a single bottled salad dressing.  Once I realized that homemade dressings were super fast and easy to make (not to mention, WAY healthier for your family), I have never looked back.  This Greek Salad Dressing recipe is one of our absolute favorites, and we use it regularly… Read More

almond biscotti

Homemade Almond Biscotti

Making your own almond biscotti is much easier than the local coffee shops let on.  It always bothered me to see a wonderful-looking biscotto wrapped in plastic with a two or three dollar price tag.  I was one of those suckers who thought that the only way to enjoy this delicacy was to pay the… Read More