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Summer Lentil Salad + Lentils.org Farm-to-Table Trip

Summer Lentil Salad features protein-packed lentils, roasted corn, juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil for a healthy, vibrant main dish or versatile side! I was invited to participate in the #LetsLentil #LoveALentil campaign, sponsored by Lentils.org. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Growing up with a native German mother, my exposure to lentils as a child was pretty much limited to Linsen mit Spätzle (Swabian lentil soup with homemade noodles) which, incidentally, I loved. That {Read More}

Healthy Whole Wheat & Honey Applesauce Muffins

Healthy Whole Wheat & Honey Applesauce Muffins are soft, moist, and made with wholesome ingredients including whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, coconut oil, and honey! I try to share a balance of wholesome and slightly more decadent recipes here at Five Heart Home. Case in point would be the variety of muffin recipes that can be found on the site. When I have overripe bananas on the counter, there’s a good chance I’ll be making muffins. Sometimes they’re on the {Read More}

Quick & Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick & Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is a delicious, nourishing, cold-buster recipe for getting well soon! It’s that time of year, y’all…that icky time when colds and flu and stomach viruses abound! With multiple school-aged kids ’round these parts, when somebody brings home a bug, it’s often a matter of waiting to see who gets stricken next. And early last week, when I found myself at the doctor with two out of the three, I had never seen our {Read More}

Easy Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal

Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe for busy mornings, topped with toasted almonds and chia seeds to make it extra tasty and wholesome! I usually try to keep make-ahead recipes on hand for quick breakfasts on busy weekday mornings — granola, granola bars, baked oatmeal, overnight oats, freezer breakfast sandwiches, mini frittatas, muffins, breakfast cookies, and the like. But the truth is that sometimes, I don’t have my act together and I’m running short on time…so {Read More}

Healthy Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

This silky, decadent Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a healthy, filling breakfast or snack, loaded with bananas, almond butter, Greek yogurt, oats, and chia seeds for a boost of protein, vitamins, calcium, and fiber! Well, folks….exciting* news today (*if the current level of excitement in your life is equivalent to watching paint dry). After being without a blender for over six months now, today I can happily report that Santa brought me a new one for Christmas! Food blogging professional {Read More}

White Bean Dip with Jalapeño & Cilantro

White Bean Dip with Jalapeño & Cilantro makes a creamy, zesty party appetizer when served with tortilla chips…but it’s also a healthy, flavor-packed dip for enjoying raw veggies! Today’s recipe is like the perfect January mash-up! So as not to botch any New Year’s resolutions, it’s a health-conscious dip that can be served with raw veggies for a fantastic alternative to calorie-laden dip or dressing. But this White Bean Dip with Jalapeño & Cilantro also happens to be tasty enough {Read More}

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal boasts the delicious flavor of banana bread, but it’s made with wholesome oats, pecans, and coconut oil for a healthy, filling breakfast! Scroll down to just below the recipe for a collection of SEVEN wholesome, delicious baked oatmeal recipes! Happy New Year, friends! I hope this finds your 2017 off to a fantastic start. My kids don’t head back to school until Wednesday, but I’m already mentally preparing for the early rising and lunchbox packing and {Read More}

2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet

2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet is a light, refreshing frozen treat that comes together with just fruit and yogurt, the perfect healthy snack or dessert for cooling down all summer long! Please pardon all of the frozen treats around here lately…it’s just too hot to anything, y’all. I actually wasn’t even going to share this Watermelon Sherbet recipe, but it was so easy to make (only two ingredients!) and turned out so tasty that I thought y’all might be as excited about {Read More}

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

Ground almonds and oats are combined with almond butter, honey, cocoa powder, and chia seeds in these wholesome, protein-packed Chocolate Almond Energy Bites, perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on-the-go! My kids are eating me out of house and home this summer, y’all. My boys are only 6 and 8, but geez does this feel like foreshadowing to their teen years. I try to feed them homemade breakfasts as often as possible, but I can barely keep the fridge {Read More}

Fruit & Mozzarella Skewers with Honey Lime Drizzle

Honeydew melon, green grapes, kiwi fruit, & fresh mozzarella are dressed up with a sweet & tangy syrup in these Fruit & Mozzarella Skewers with Honey Lime Drizzle, a fun & healthy summer kabob that’s delicious for poolside, picnics, or parties! How was y’all’s Independence Day? We celebrated America’s 240th birthday with a fun holiday weekend that included plenty of relaxing, family time, a patriotic parade, a fireworks show, and ample opportunities for eating yummy food. In addition to grilled {Read More}

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups are loaded with chewy oats, crunchy almonds, sweet coconut, & fresh diced strawberries for a wholesome, perfectly-portioned breakfast ideal for making ahead of time and reheating in the morning! Happy Friday, y’all! How was your Cinco de Mayo? Who’s looking forward to Mother’s Day? It’s been another whirlwind week around here, working on my last (!!!) round of cookbook edits. Hallelujah and amen. I’ve got a few more days of work ahead but I’m taking off {Read More}

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Mellow roasted garlic is blended with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice for a fresh, creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus that’s delicious with homemade pita chips or crunchy veggie dippers! Hi there…happy week-after-Easter! I hope y’all had a fabulous Easter, celebrating and spending time with loved ones. Ours was wonderful, full of family, food, and fun. In fact, my brother, SIL, and nephews have been in town all week which has meant lots of visiting and chances for the cousins {Read More}

Quick Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

In just a few short minutes, you can enjoy a hot, wholesome, homemade breakfast of Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal, flavored with cinnamon, sweetened with honey, and topped with crunchy peanuts! Well folks, last week I brought you peanut butter-flavored oats baked into crunchy granola, and today I’m bringing you the same ingredients in a different incarnation…creamy cooked oatmeal flavored with peanut butter! Coincidence? I think not. More like, it’s cookbook deadline crunch time and I’ll be lucky to eek out {Read More}

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie {Healthy Oat Smoothie}

This Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie boasts fiber, protein, and vitamins, yet it tastes like a freshly baked treat! Well hello there, friends…and a happy 2016 to you all! It feels like it’s been awhile. In fact, I truly intended to share a new recipe before the 4th — almost 5th — day of the year. However, we were busy squeezing in a few last, precious moments of family merry-making. And while I’ve been cooking and photographing over the past week, this {Read More}

Eggnog Overnight Oats

With just five ingredients and two minutes of prep before bed, you can wake up to a ready-to-eat holiday breakfast of creamy, wholesome Eggnog Overnight Oats! It recently occurred to me that I had yet to share an eggnog recipe this December and, seeing as how I average one eggnog post per holiday season, I felt the sudden pressure of runningoutoftime. So after Eggnog Baked French Toast and Eggnog Pudding in years of yore, today I bring you Eggnog Overnight {Read More}

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup is silky and delicious, packed with vitamins, and as effortless as tossing frozen butternut squash cubes into the crock pot! Well, friends, Thanksgiving week is finally upon us, and I’m assuming y’all are all set on your Turkey Day menu by now? (If not, it’s never too late to check out all of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes…hurryhurryhurry!) I’m also assuming that you’re going to do enough grocery shopping and cooking and dish washing to earn {Read More}

Oatmeal Spice Muffins

Wholesome Oatmeal Spice Muffins are perfectly spiced with crunchy tops and pillowy centers, making them a delicious breakfast on-the-go or anytime snack! I realize that there have been an overabundance of muffins shared on the blog over the past couple of weeks — first decadent Double Chocolate Muffins and then Savory Cheesy Zucchini Muffins — but bear with me here…these Oatmeal Spice Muffins are worth it! I wanted to make something yummy and easy for my boys’ first week of {Read More}

Avocado Fettuccine with Roasted Tomatoes

Avocado Fettuccine with Roasted Tomatoes is a savory summer dish featuring al dente pasta coated in a creamy avocado sauce and topped with sweet and garlicky oven-roasted tomatoes and ribbons of fresh basil. Alrighty, friends…if you had to pick one, which would it be? Avocados or tomatoes? I’m going to have to pass on casting my vote this time, because I pledge equal allegiance to both, but for totally different reasons. So in my mind, combining the two? Even better! {Read More}

Peach Yogurt Parfaits

Healthy, tasty Peach Yogurt Parfaits are layered with fresh, juicy peaches, honey-sweetened Greek yogurt, and your favorite granola for a lovely summer breakfast or snack! * * * * * * * * * * Welcome back to our Summer Guest Post Series, where every Friday this summer, a different talented food blogger will be stopping by to share a mouthwatering recipe! Happy Friday, friends! Please help me welcome the lovely Kelly of Life Made Sweeter, a busy mom of {Read More}

Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal

Wholesome baked oatmeal gets a tropical twist with the addition of fresh minced pineapple, coconut milk, and shredded coconut in this Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal! If you like piña coladas…and getting caught in the rain…then you’re going to LOVE this latest 5HH breakfast recipe, Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal! Okay, okay…so maybe you don’t have to like actual piña coladas. An adoration of oatmeal, pineapple, coconut, and/or tropical flavor combinations should suffice just fine. Not only is this Piña Colada Baked {Read More}

Tropical Banana Ice Cream

Tropical Banana “Ice Cream” features frozen bananas, pineapple, and mango whipped to an ice cream-like consistency for an all-natural, all-fruit treat with no added sugar…decadent enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast! Tell me that you’ve tried frozen banana “ice cream” before? It’s been all the rage on Pinterest for a few years now, and I have to say…it really does live up to the hype. You basically take frozen bananas and purée them in a food processor (or {Read More}

Overnight Oats, 3 Ways ~ PB Banana, Raspberry Nutella, & Coconut Almond

Creamy, wholesome Overnight Oats are as simple as refrigerating a mixture of oats, milk, and yogurt overnight for an instant, no-cook breakfast…and they can be flavored with your favorite additions, like PB Banana, Raspberry Nutella, or Coconut Almond! Welllll…even though I may very well be the last one to hop on the Overnight Oats bandwagon, I do believe I am the newest, most enthusiastic member. Y’ALL. Have you tried Overnight Oats before? I am blown away at how effortless they are, {Read More}

Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake

Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake is a simple, wholesome, easy-to-make casserole featuring just a handful of ingredients including ground beef, quinoa, Greek yogurt, and cheddar…perfect for picky eaters and busy weeknights! Okay, y’all, I’m going to shoot straight with you for a minute. This Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake is a meal that my family enjoys and looks forward to…but I hesitated to share it here. Will people think it’s too plain? It’s not the prettiest thing to photograph, as {Read More}

Honey-Ginger Shrimp Skewers with Asian Quinoa {PLUS Food Blogger Mystery Basket Challenge!}

A delicious meal that’s effortless enough for a weeknight yet special enough for company, Honey-Ginger Shrimp Skewers are glazed with a sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce and served atop a bed of flavorful Asian Quinoa, infused with hints of soy sauce, garlic, and fresh ginger. Happy Monday, friends! I am so excited to bring you today’s post, because these gorgeous, glossy Honey-Ginger Shrimp Skewers with Asian Quinoa are part of a fun Mystery Basket Challenge that I’m participating in {Read More}

Salmon Patties

Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, Salmon Patties are a flavorful, quick and easy recipe for getting more brain-boosting, heart-healthy omega-3s into your diet! Well, we’re officially immersed in the no meat on Fridays season of Lent at our house…which means that, once a week, I have to remind myself to avoid meat approximately 47 times over the course of the day. Since fish is allowed on Fridays, however, Lent also means that I tend to make {Read More}

The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

This wholesome, easy-to-make Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is extra flavorful thanks to a few secret ingredients…and it’s the perfect get-well-soon recipe for making it through cold and flu season! Anytime a member of my family gets sick, I get the instant, insatiable to urge to whip up a giant, nourishing pot of homemade chicken soup. However, a couple of weekends ago, when I found myself on the receiving end of a lovely cold that came on overnight and left {Read More}

Healthy Oat Smoothies ~ Blueberry Muffin & Peach Cobbler Flavors

Ground oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit lend these wholesome, filling Healthy Oat Smoothies a thick, creamy texture, while pure vanilla extract and a touch of cinnamon make them taste just like blueberry muffins and peach cobbler! Happy New Year, friends! Did the holidays treat you well? We had a fabulous Christmas and I’m excited at the prospect of a fresh year. 2015 just has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I don’t really make formal resolutions, but at the {Read More}

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins are bursting with tender apple chunks, coated with cinnamon sugar, and even include wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour and coconut oil! Well, October is in full swing and this past week began to feel decidedly autumn-ish around here. So after a few days of temps not quite reaching 90°F, I no longer have to feel like a poser as I bake with pumpkin and simmer soups…fall recipes are finally legit! 😉 And if you’ve {Read More}

Easy White Bean, Kale, & Sausage Soup

Hearty, healthy White Bean, Kale, & Sausage Soup is full of flavor, loaded with vitamins, and comes together in under 30 minutes! Well, friends, I’ve resisted for years, but I finally decided to jump on the kale bandwagon. Okay, perhaps “bandwagon” is too extreme. Rather, I tried kale in this soup, and I actually liked it! I’ll probably get my Southerner card revoked for such blasphemy, but as much as I love spinach, I’ve never really been a fan of {Read More}

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

Tasty little Breakfast Cookies are wholesome, delicious treats packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey…perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! Today is an important day at our house. A very special little lady turns two! This baby girl warms our heart and makes us laugh countless times a day. She is adorable, cheerful, headstrong, chatty, and just bursting with sweetness. It’s hard to remember what life was like before she joined us. {Read More}