April 18, 2014

Grain-Free Chocolate Lava Cakes

Grain-Free Chocolate Lava Cakes | The Marathon Mom via Real Food Outlaws

by Contributing Writer, Sarah Outlaw It's almost Valentine's Day! It's a time to recognize the one you love with some extra special attention and maybe even a little gift like flowers or candy. Now, hopefully you are showering your spouse daily with the love and attention they deserve and not just waiting for this one itty-bitty day! It's so important to tell the ones you love how much you … [Read more...]

Healthy Gingerbread Soft Serve

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By Contributing Writer, Debra Worth Have you made a new year resolution to try and eat healthier in 2014? What about, as a subset of that, reduce sugar intake? Personally, I am drastically trying to reduce sugar. But, that does not mean I no longer have a sweet tooth. I am just trying to find more natural ways to satisfy it. Today I am sharing with you one of the best recipes I have for doing … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft and chewy, and with just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar on the outside, these cookies are a special treat! Include these in holiday treat bags, Christmas tins for friends and neighbors, or better yet, invite them over for a Christmas tea this year! Our boys love these, and I think they're pretty great, too, especially alongside a homemade pumpkin spice latte! Here's the handy … [Read more...]

Christmas Peppermint Chocolates – 3 Ingredients!

Christmas Peppermint Chocolates - 3 Ingredients

by Contributing Writer, Sarah Outlaw I have a confession to make. Christmas makes me hyperventilate. Not the true meaning of Christmas which is the incredible birth of Jesus Christ, but the commercialized version with a million gifts, inflated prices and must-have toys. My love language is not gifts. "Gifts" doesn't even register on my love language radar! I am terrible at knowing what to … [Read more...]

Spreading Christmas Cheer with Cookies

Spreading Christmas Cheer with Cookies

By Contributing Writer, Hilary Kimes Bernstein   Trying to think of a creative and delicious Christmas dessert? Look no farther than Christmas cookies. Christmas cookies are great because: Most are easy to make. You can bake Christmas cookies (and be finished with dessert prep!) far in advance – simply freeze your freshly baked cookies. Christmas cookies can look very … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cake Loaf

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This pumpkin cake loaf is so moist and yummy!  Add a few walnuts if you prefer, and either way, DELISH! This recipe calls for half a can of pumpkin.  If you're like me, you'll want to use the rest of that pumpkin, so either double this recipe and give a loaf as a gift to a friend, OR make a batch of pumpkin spice pancakes! Here's the canned pumpkin that I use. *When you purchase … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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This is one of my favorite fall drinks.  Er...desserts. No need to drive through and shell out five bucks when you can whip this up in no time at home!     … [Read more...]

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits | TheMarathonMom.com

These are such a fun little treat! So yummy AND nutritious, they can be served as breakfast, snack, or even dessert! All you need is your favorite yogurt, favorite fruit, and maybe some local honey, to add a little sweetness. Most often, I like to buy organic vanilla yogurt, just because it tastes so good, but I've been trying to buy plain Greek yogurt more.  That's where the honey comes … [Read more...]

Easy Fruit Pizza


By Contributing Writer, Stephani I'm a sucker for fruit pizza. I first had it in it's classic refrigerator sugar-cookie-crust-and-whipped-topping glory, but now I eat it this way. For breakfast. And lunch. And snack. And I don't feel bad. I don't feel bad because this recipe is everything delicious about fruit pizza without all the questionable ingredients from prepackaged food. Since … [Read more...]

Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Vanilla Coffee Creamer | TheMarathonMom.com

You may remember the time when I loved was addicted to vanilla coffee creamer.  Of course, not this healthy, homemade version, but the store-bought version full of high fructose corn syrup and 50 other things that aren't good for humans to consume.  I completely let that habit go when I committed to 42 Days to Fit, and can honestly say that several of those first pounds I shed (I lost 8 the … [Read more...]