• Recipes

    Below is a list of my absolute favorite recipes that I make time and time again. The majority of these are quick, easy, and don’t require too many or hard-to-find ingredients. Enjoy!



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    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I love your simple recipes. Still really want to try the shaved brussels & leak recipe, and I’m always a fan of your desserts.


    Vicki December 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Did you have a Quinoa salad recipe on here a little while ago? I could have sworn I saw one, but now can’t!


    Tina December 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Shannon December 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Do you still have your recipe for the sweet potato oatmeal cookies?


    Tina December 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Rachel January 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

    When you have links embedded in all your posts, could you please fix it so that it opens in a new window? It always just opens and replaces your window, so I forget where I originally was. Thanks.


    Rachel January 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Your sweet potato wedges link doesn’t open to the recipe..just to a post with you eating them. Thks for fixing. I can’t find the actual recipe.


    Tina January 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    Jenn January 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Do you have a recipe for the cauliflower crust?


    Ash January 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Like Jenn, I also don’t see the cauliflower crust link. I was looking for it too! 😀


    Tina January 16, 2013 at 9:21 am
    Tina January 16, 2013 at 9:20 am
    Emma January 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Hey! These recipes all look awesome, especially the loaded baked potato chicken salad. I was wondering how many servings the recipe makes?


    Tina January 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    It was about 4 servings for Mal and me.


    Emma January 10, 2013 at 2:40 am



    maggie January 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Great Blog. I found your blog through a Treadmill workout search a while back. It’s my go to workout at lunch time. Do you have a follow button?


    Missy January 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    What kind of almond flour do u use?

    Thanks! Missy


    Tina January 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Trader Joe’s brand.


    Jessica January 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I recently discovered your blog and love it! I also recently discovered I have a mild allergy to bananas. Do you have any recommendations for a banana substitute in your breakfast recipes? I’m always looking for healthy/quick breakfast ideas, but so many include bananas. I especially love protein shakes since they’re a quick and portable option to bring to work, but again, need a good protein shake recipe without bananas (which most include). Thanks! Jessica


    Tina January 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    How about mashed sweet potato?


    Claire Chappell January 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Hey Tina!
    Am I crazy or did you have some sort of recipe for like a tuna patty or tuna cake ? I swear I saw one either on the recipe page or in a post at one point. If so, can you give me the link again? Thanks a bunch!


    Tina January 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy January 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I also love cooking and looking through other peoples recipes. For me it’s been really hard to find a diet I can stick to. I find when I label myself, vegan, paleo, ect as soon as I do, I get off track. And with having a blog I feel guilty about not sticking to one thing. It’s hard to find what’s right for you! I think I’m on track to a good balance.


    Izzy (its a healthy lifestyle) January 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    These all look so good!! :) Thank you for sharing this :) Now i have some new recipes to test!!


    Marjorie February 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Do you have a sweet potato muffin recipe?


    Cristal February 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Tina, do you not have a carrot cake recipe?????


    Tina February 4, 2013 at 7:19 am

    @Cristal: There’s one in my book! :)


    Laura February 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Do you have a recipe for the fruity pie or cheesecake with strawberries and blueberries pictured above? It looks awesome.


    Katrin February 26, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Hey, I read your Nacho-story the other day and wonder where the best Nacho recipe is :-) Thank in advance and keep up your great blogging!!!


    Lois Steckelis March 29, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Tina, I have your book (from awhile ago) and just came to your blog. I often make your oatmeal with the peanut butter and wheat berries, which I’d never even TRIED before (the wheat berries, I mean). I am now wondering if you’re doing a more gluten-free, wheat-free diet, lately. I’ve just started reading “Wheat Belly” and it’s too early to make up my mind about it or, for that matter, if I could even stick with a program such as this. What are your thoughts? Sorry if you’ve addressed this issue already; I’m new to your blog. Thanks!


    Tina March 29, 2013 at 12:28 am

    I haven’t read the book. Sorry! Maybe talk to your doctor or an RD?


    Nicole March 29, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Tina,
    Do you have any homemade iced coffee recipes to share?


    Philly joe Jones April 7, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Hey Tina,

    What a great list of recipes! They’re awesome.
    I love trying new recipes and this is what I’ve been looking for.
    Many thanks. Keep up the great work!

    All best,


    Chaveng April 27, 2013 at 7:39 am

    You’re inspired me… Thanks


    Caley April 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I love your recipes and use them all the time. I’ve got IBS and am looking into starting to juice. Can you add some of your favorite juice recipes?!


    Phyllis June 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I am so happy to find your blog page and all of the recipes. I just recently found out about being Gluten Intolerant and Lactose intolerant and many other foods am allergic from. So getting set up now to start cooking the right way for myself and my husband. I love your site. It will be very helpful to me through my trials of learning to cook all over again!!


    Shirley June 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Tina, what is the red, white and blue dish in the center of your photo collage up top? Looks great for the 4th of July.


    Tina June 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    It was a recipe I made for Pretzel Crisps! http://pretzelcrisps.com/3812/


    Evelina Micall July 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Wow! These are great recipes. The breakfast collection is awesome. Anyway, I would love to try one every weekend. :-)


    Holly August 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Tina! I’m still looking out for your ‘Greens and Beans’ recipe of health.com but have yet to come across it. Do you know if it has been posted yet? If so, can you please direct me to it! Thank you :)


    Tina August 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    It was posted on Wednesday, and I tweeted the link the other day too. Here it is: http://news.health.com/2013/07/31/easy-summer-dinner-recipe-frozen-veggies/ Enjoy!


    bridget August 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    carrots n cake is the name of your blog…and you dont have carrot cake as a recipe? Thats just crazy!!


    Tina August 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    There’s one in my book! :)


    bridget September 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I dont want to buy your book! The blog is free, so that I can do- LOL


    Karina October 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    There are so many yummie recipes! I cant find your spagetti squash casserole recipe… Where is this hidden gem? 😊


    Ana October 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I absolutely love your cookie recipes. Wow! They are totally awesome!


    Jean August 19, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I made your sweet potato pizza crust haven’t tried it yet but very easy to make it calls for oregano is it ground or leaves I bought ground oregano. I’m really excited


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