Breakfast to Go! Blueberry Carrot Cake Bars with Granola

Blueberry Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars. When Summer and Fall baking collide, you get this! A mighty tasty breakfast bar with fresh berries, granola, and carrot spice! Made with gluten free ingredients, natural sugars, and a little extra protein.

Blueberry Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars. When Summer and Fall baking collide, you get these bars in less than 35 minutes! A mighty tasty breakfast bar with fresh blueberry, granola, and carrot spice! Made with gluten free ingredients, natural sugars, and a little extra protein. Is there such thing as summer comfort food baking? If so, this recipe is it. Lighter baking but … [Read more...]

Sesame Crusted Salmon with a Zesty Ginger-garlic Drizzle {Gluten Free}

Sesame crusted salmon with ginger garlic dressing. A refreshing ginger dressing compliments this Asian Style Salmon! Perfect as we transition into spring! Easy to make, full of omegas, and of course, gluten free!

A refreshing ginger dressing compliments this Asian Style Salmon! Perfect as we transition into spring! Easy to make, full of omegas, and of course, gluten free!  Happy Foodie Friday! Today we have an amazing recipe from a top chef (and food blogger), who just happens to be a good blog friend of mine. I drool over her creations and adore her cooking style, but more … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Berry Cheesecake Smoothie

berry cheesecake smoothie- taste like cake and is super healthy and nutritious! great treat for any time of day!. cottercrunch.com

A healthy gluten free berry Cheesecake, does that exist? Well, I found a leap hole. It's a blended version. A delicious and nutritious smoothie that's protein packed and full of antioxidants.  I'll take this cake with a whole lotta goodness! 10 days ago I was about to leave for New Zealand. Bags were packed, I finished teaching my last class at the gym, and the house was … [Read more...]

Bacon Gouda Chive Dip with Secret SUPERFOOD Ingredient!

Heavenly Bacon and Gouda dip! Plus a secret superfood ingredient you'll want to check out. the perfect for an appetizer or gluten free snack! www.cottercrunch.

Bacon and cheese. Who doesn't love that combo? This bacon and smoked Gouda dip with chives comes together in no time and is the perfect for an appetizer or snack! But there's a secret superfood ingredient you might want to add. So keep reading! This recipe is totally opposite of Monday's vegan post, but hey, we are lovers all food (gluten free), including Bacon and … [Read more...]

Curried Red Lentil and Potato Lettuce Wraps {Vegan/GF}

Red Lentil Potato Curry Wraps - a tasty, healthy dish that's not only gluten free, but vegan too. Packed full of fiber and spice!

How about a delicious and nutritious Meatless Monday dish to start off the week? Well, today you are in luck! Emily form Zen and Spice is here to share an amazing Lentil Wrap dish that's not only gluten free, but vegan too. Oh and looks amazing! Hi readers of Cotter Crunch! My name is Emily, and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and healthy living blogger over at … [Read more...]

For the LOVE of Carbs! Tomato, Onion, and Egg Buckwheat Penne

Delicious Tomato and Egg Buckwheat Penne. A super easy gluten free and dairy free pasta dish that's perfect for those who are new to gluten free or are looking for a healthier pasta/carb alternative! www.cottercrunch.com

Super easy and delicious Tomato Egg Onion Penne with buckwheat pasta. Buckwheat is not really wheat, but a seed. It's a great gluten free substitute for your regular pasta and doesn't turn to mush like the other corn or rice pasta. Okay, I'll explain more below. Keep reading! Oh carbs, it's such a confusing topic, no? But I will say this. We enjoy carbs! Gluten free of … [Read more...]

Refuel with Real Food! Nutty Chocolate Mesquite Cookies {Dairy Free Option}

gluten free and dairy free chocolate mesquite cookies! Great for a post workout snack or breakfast on the goal! Nutrient dense and full of sweetsmokey flavor! cottercrunch.com @cottercrunch

What's the best thing to eat post workout? Gosh, now there's a question I get almost every day. It's also an answer that is so individualized, you know? Depends on the work out, the nutrient needs, their food allergies or sensitivities, and so on and so on. But if I could sum up my answer in three words, I would say eat real food. That means refuel with food that … [Read more...]

Spicy Surf and Turf Caesar Salad Recipe Plus Health Benefits of Cooking with Curry During Winter

surf and turf curry ceasar salad

This curry spiced surf and turf caesar salad is a healthy dish great for spicing up your salads while keeping your immune system strong! Easy to make and my version is gluten free of course!  I will confess. The kiwi and I are not romantic. In fact, we're quite boring. But hey, that's us, right? We spend a lot of date nights in because A- I like to cook, it's my therapy … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Triple Berry Chocolate Cake Bites!

triple berry cocoa cake bites (GF) - @cottercrunch #dessert #valentinesday

Um.. Can we just talk about this month's healthy bites flavor for a second? Total "amazeballs" and I never use that word. In fact, I loathe it. But I must confess, these bites...they are AMAZING and I've been hoarding them like no other! I know, shame on me. But I couldn't help myself. You wanna know what else? I'm not even a huge chocolate berry combo fan. Yet I can't … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Honey Basil Buttermilk Squares

HONEY BASIL BUTTERMILK SQUARES - gluten free and great for snacking, with soup, and more! #healthy @cottercrunch #baking

Are you ready for another Super Bowl recipe?! Just kidding! I'm sure you've got every recipe planned by now. I married a man who doesn't watch football (gasp!). Our sports watching consists of cycling, sailing, rugby, triathlon, and swimming (gotta love foreigners and their favorite sports!). But I did grow up with three brothers who were all huge Dallas Cowboys fans, so I feel … [Read more...]