Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

We understand that for some, baking is an art. There are delicious recipes out there that involve sifting, chilling and the use at least 5 different KitchenAid attachments. I'm more of a one bowl and one spoon kind of girl. A couple of measuring cups won't kill me. Although I have a food blog, I really like to keep things as simple as possible. So let's talk cookies. These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies don't get much easier. They are made from four ingredients mixed together in one ...

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Gluten Free Eggplant Pesto Sandwich

Gluten Free Eggplant Pesto Sandwich

A common question we often get is "how do you keep the balance in a realistic balance?" This is a great question because it also took us a long time to figure it out. I think the key is discovering what it feels like to be truly "healthy, " whatever that may mean for you. For me, I've done the Clean Program's 21-day cleanse three times now, and by the end of each one I am like skipping down the streets of NYC. I feel amazing. But that also means I've cut out gluten, dairy, refined sugar, wine ...

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Green Coconut Smoothie

Peachy Pineapple Green Smoothie

Most mornings I have some form of "green smoothie" for breakfast. Lately I've been obsessed with Vega's chocolate protein; so my smoothie looks like a milkshake... but I swear there's spinach in there. :) I know people say they don't have time to make a smoothie in the morning, and I get it. However, once you're in the routine it only takes a few minutes to throw everything into a blender!  The nice thing about a liquid breakfast is that it's really easy on your digestive system. Because your ...

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Strawberry Mango Salsa

Strawberry Mango Salsa with Lime Juice and Honey

When snacking on chips and salsa, the salsa is usually never the unhealthy problem; it's the chips. And I love chips... :) Maria and I usually stick to gluten free brown rice chips whenever we can. We have a great simple recipe for homemade chips made out of brown rice tortillas. However, if we don't have time to make them I usually grab organic, gluten free brown rice chips by Luke's! Then if we are going to talk salsa, this Strawberry Mango Salsa is a great summer app to bring to a party or ...

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Gluten Free Greek Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Greek Pasta Salad

For those of you new to reading Spinach for Breakfast, I wanted to share a little bit about why I turned to clean eating.   I've always had stomach problems. So has my grandma, my mom and my cousins. When I went away to UConn (Go Huskies!) I began to notice things taking a turn for the worse. It also didn't help that my friends and I had some pretty bad eating habits. We would get a “light” lunch at the Grab-and-Go, which consisted of a “Sir Ceasar Wrap” stuffed with chicken tenders and a ...

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Honey Lemon Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad

This summer marks two years for Spinach for Breakfast! The first version of Spinach for Breakfast was bad. Like, real bad. Our mom thought it was great, but she's our mom so she's kind of obligated to love anything we do. :) Over the past two years we've lived and we've learned. Instead of holding up my table lamp without the shade for lighting, we bought some actual photography lighting. We also decided to read our camera manual. Minds. Blown. Despite the physical "mishaps," we've ...

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10 Healthy Summer Cocktails

10 Healthy Summer Cocktails

Let's talk cocktails. Is drinking healthy for the body? Absolutely not. Healthy for the soul? Debatable. ;) At Spinach for Breakfast you know we are all about clean eating with a realistic balance. Do we eat ice cream and drink wine? Yes we do. However, we don't overdo it and always try to keep our indulgences as healthy as possible.  For drinks, cocktails lightly sweetened with natural sugar and nothing artificial are the best way to go! The more artificial sugar, ...

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Gluten Free Arugula Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Arugula Pasta Salad

It's officially summer! And if you're anything like us, your summer is pretty much booked until Labor Day. Lou and I are at the age where everyone is getting married and no one has kids yet, so we are all trying to do as much as possible before our lives as we know it are officially over. Just kidding. ;) That being said, I still never have time to slave in the kitchen for hours. If you are familiar with our blog you know that pretty much everything on here is quick and easy to make. ...

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Blueberry Chia Pancakes

Blueberry Chia Pancakes

These ain't your Mama's pancakes. These pancakes are for Dad. :)   Our dad has a lot of great qualities; he's hysterical, he's organized, he's athletic, and he knows every single movie ever created. However, the guy can't cook. If our mom was away when we were little, it was Chinese take-out or cereal.   But now, at the ripe old age of 60, he's decided he's going to make pancakes.  He discovered a recipe on the back of a pancake mix box, and has mastered it ever ...

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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad

Sometimes the "balance" in a realistic balance can be tricky. Like I don't want to never eat ice cream again, but I also shouldn't go for the large 16 Handles cup and fill it with every topping they have... This past weekend got the best of me. I went to Lake George with Lou and a few of our friends with an agenda of eating, drinking, paddle boarding (never happened) and boating. Bloody mary's turned into beergaritas (I don't even drink beer…), which then turned into Reese's peanut butter cup ...

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