Superfood Pesto Pasta

superfood pesto pasta

Why is this called superfood pesto pasta? Eh, because I felt like it. 🙂 Ok, ok, there is a small story behind this dish. When Cody and I returned from Norway we had an 11 hour layover in the Orlando… Read More

Easy Homemade Salsa 2 Ways

easy homemade salsa

I love making fresh salsa. It’s so simple to do, and it stores really well in the refridgerator to be used all week. Today’s post is for 2 easy homemade salsa recipes that I make often. A roasted tomato &… Read More

Sugar Free Peach Crisp

sugar free peach crisp

Now that I’m back from my trip to Norway, I’m in my kitchen and inventing new recipes again. It feels so good! Obviously I ate out at restaurants quite a bit on vacation, so getting back into my normal healthy… Read More

Why I Don’t Cook With Olive Oil

olive oil

It’s been awhile since I wrote a Lifestyle post on Spartan Life, so I thought I would take this week to do so! Today’s topic: Why I don’t cook with olive oil. But olive oil is healthy! It contains the… Read More

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

oil free whole wheat bread

Easy whole wheat bread is something I’ve been searching for, for a long time now. I loooove bread, especially fresh baked bread, hot out of the oven, warm and soft on the inside, with a nice hard crust on the… Read More

White & Pinto Bean Tomatillo Soup

white & pinto bean tomatillo soup

I’ve been so excited lately because the weather has slowly been transitioning into fall. Not only is it my favorite season for all of the beautiful colors outside, and fun outdoor activities, but also for the food! This white &… Read More

Spinach Quinoa Salad With Creamy Tahini Dressing

spinach quinoa salad with tahini dressing

Salad inspiration time! I decided, for some reason, that I wanted to make a bunch of different kinds of salads this week. This is salad idea #1 I had: Spinach Quinoa Salad With Creamy Tahini Dressing. There’s a lot more… Read More

Whole Wheat Calzones With 2 Sauces

whole wheat calzones |

This week’s recipe is for whole wheat calzones! I’m really excited to share this recipe one, because of how easy and quick these were to make, and two, because I think I’ve finally found a great go-to dough recipes for… Read More

Pumpkin Raisin Scones

pumpkin raisin scones

I’ve been doing quite a bit of baking lately, and I have to say, it’s been a lot of fun inventing new bread, muffin, and biscuit recipes! This one was a definite winner, I dub them my fat free pumpkin… Read More

Butternut Squash Pudding

butternut squash pudding

Here’s a really simple sugar free dessert recipe that can be made in under 5 minutes: Butternut squash pudding Now, I know what you may be thinking. Butternut squash? In a dessert? But trust me! This pudding was soooo good,… Read More

Low Fat Chickpea Salad Sandwich

low fat chickpea salad sandwich

This recipe is for a simple low fat chickpea salad sandwich. There’s really nothing too fussy or glamorous about it. The ingredients are simple, you probably have them in your fridge right now, and it can be whipped up in… Read More