Quick Valentine’s Day Dinner Pizza Recipe

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! This year Valentine's Day is on a weekday. How about making a heartfelt, homemade dinner that is also quick to make?!? Pizza is the answer. Making a batch of dough isn't hard at all, either. It just requires some waiting time while it rises. If you don't have time for that, you can always buy pre-made dough! Easy-peasy! For this Valentine's Day dinner, you have the option of two pizzas: I Love You Pizza Heart shaped pepperoni pizza Will You Be My Heart-ichoke Pizza White artichoke pizza This year for Valentine's Day, go the simple route and fill your Valentine full of love and Heart-ichokes! Whole Wheat Pizza Dough adapted from Eating Well Ingredients 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe – EASY and perfect for Easter Dinner

Are you planning a special meal? There’s nothing better than homemade rolls on the table. While the idea of making your own can seem daunting – this easy recipe will make even a beginner look like a master baker. I discovered this recipe while looking for a good wholesome option for my kid’s lunches. I am trying to get away from processed foods for our family as much as possible. Making rolls on a Sunday afternoon is easy and has little hands-on time. The majority of time is spent waiting for the dough to rise. Unlike “cooking”, baking is a science and you do have to be pretty close to the directions. Warm milk to activate the yeast and sugar to feed it. This recipe also calls for having your ingredients at room temperature – If like me you keep your whole wheat flour in the fridge … [Read more...]

Healthy Breakfast for Dinner with Delicious Whole Wheat Waffles

As you begin the new year, I'm sure that it's at least a goal of yours or someone you know to watch what you eat. But, who says you have to eat raw broccoli and brussel sprouts all day to be healthy???   Not me! These belgium waffles are packed with whole grains and protein to keep you full and healthy. And why not top your waffles with some fresh fruit and throw in a side of bacon for some EXTRA protein? This full balanced meal (besides not having a lick of vegetable) is a great family favorite...made healthier! Give it a go! You're family won't be able to tell it's good for them! Whole Wheat Waffles adapted from Baker Bettie Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground … [Read more...]

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

There's nothing better than the smell of a yeast bread rising in your kitchen. And it's an easy and healthy bread recipe, too! This recipe is a fun way to get kids involved in making a healthy version of their favorite sandwich, too! If they help make the bread, they are more likely to want to eat it! As an added bonus, the method of rolling the dough before putting it in the loaf pan gives a beautiful swirl to the bread. Homemade whole wheat bread is definitely a must have every week in our house...and should be in yours too! Homemade Whole Wheat Bread adapted from The Southern Heritage Breads Cookbook Ingredients 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water (should feel like warm bath water) 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon … [Read more...]