Breakfast & Brunch

Cookies and Cream Protein Muffins

Cookies and Cream Protein Muffins Gluten Free Healthy Protein Packed Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Cookies and Cream Protein Muffins are a delicious protein packed breakfast muffin. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter I have something to tell you, I suck at squatting.  Are you wondering what the heck I am talking about?  Well you see I use to think I knew how to do a squat […]

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Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake

Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake is a moist dense cake that is perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or with a glass of wine after dinner.  This cake is gluten free, paleo friendly, dairy free and granulated sugar free. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Easter is […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cinnamon Donuts

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Cinnamon Donut Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Gluten Free Chocolate Cinnamon Donuts are loaded with chocolate, I mean loaded and have a great cinnamon chaser. These donuts are gluten free, grain free, dairy free and have no granulated sugar.  Definitely a delicious way to please your inner chocolate god/godess. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter  We are back […]

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Homemade Cocoa-Hazelnut Granola

Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Cocoa-Hazelnut Granola with Pumpkin Seeds and Figs

Homemade Cocoa-Hazelnut Granola is a gluten free, dairy free, vegan recipe that is a delicious and healthy way to start your morning. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter  In the morning I am one grumpy mama until my coffee.  It is not a fact I am proud of, but I know […]

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Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffin Recipe that is grain free, dairy free, paleo, delicious and moist | ahealthylifeforme.com

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins are grain free, dairy free, paleo, vegan and moist and delicious. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  It is also the most important meal to set the tone for your whole day.  Some simple easy things you can do to […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Pancake Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Gluten Free Chocolate Protein Pancakes are loaded with a ton of protein, potassium and calcium.  The perfect way to start your day and jump-start your metabolism. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter We’ve all heard people say that a proper breakfast is the most important meal of the day. “Proper” of […]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones

paleo pumpkin scones recipe gluten free grain free | ahealthylifeforme.com

These Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones are perfect to enjoy on a cool morning with a warm cup of coffee or tea.  Grain free, gluten-free, soy free and no refined sugars also make these perfect for those on the paleo diet who want a sweet tasting baked good. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Paleo Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Paleo Pumpkin Bread is a healthy dense bread that is also gluten free, dairy free, grain free, and soy free.  It has a vast amount of potassium, so it is great for those muscles and is sweet enough to make your pesky sweet tooth happy. Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram   […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Donuts

Paleo and Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Donut Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Donuts and you know they are also Gluten Free. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter I am pretty excited because though I am showing you this recipe, all the details about this recipe are over on the blog Healthy Seasonal Recipes.   You see my friend Katie Webster who […]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe  | ahealthylifeforme.com

Gluten Free Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Muffins are packed full of sweet flavor while keeping it gluten-free, grain free, dairy free and perfect for paleo.   I love adding this to my morning breakfast, a little bit of sweet, a ton of potassium and healthy fats to fire up the muscles and brain. Follow my blog […]

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Mushroom Snow Pea Stir Fry

Mushroom Sweet Snow Pea Stir Fry | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Mushroom Snow Pea Stir Fry is a dish that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is Paleo, Gluten Free and Dairy Free. I came up with this dish while I was strolling through the little farmers market.  The ingredients were all side by side, […]

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Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait

Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait is a feel good healthy all over snack that fills you up and satisfies your hunger. Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. Do you get the 3 o’clock munchies?  Hungry, tired and want something to make you […]

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Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal Superfood breakfast bars

Follow my blog with Bloglovin These Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars will become your newest addiction, I swear!! We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what is really important is what ingredients go into your breakfast.  I truly believe Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods we can put in […]

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Potato Kale Frittata

Gluten Free Potato Kale Frittata

Potato Kale Frittata Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. Simply Potatoes contacted me and asked if I would write a recipe using one of their products.  They wanted me to come up with a recipe using one of their cut potatoes, and four other ingredients. Why?  Because they have a sweepstakes that you (my […]

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Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread is packed full of flavor, is dense (wait till you pick it up), moist and delicious. It freezes well, so you can have a loaf to pull out when you have friends over, or take as a hostess gift. Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram […]

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Blueberry Protein Muffins

Blueberry Protein Muffins Low Calorie High Protein

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  These Blueberry Protein Muffins are a great low calorie, gluten free, protein packed breakfast to help kick start your metabolism.   You know a great way to jumpstart you day is to have breakfast and a breakfast that is low calorie, packed full of fiber and protein is the best; these […]

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Top 20 Posts of 2013

Italian Anisette Cookies @ ahealthylifeforme-2

I wrote and posted 173 times in 2013, thats a lot of recipes, cocktails, gardening and crafts.  I  came up the list of  viewers all time favorites based on number of views and pins.  In case you missed one here the are… 1. Italian Pignoli Cookies  a traditional Stafford family favorite. 2. How to Make Rosemary […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Thanksgiving Fall Bread Breakfast Brunch Holiday

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This will become your favorite fall breakfasts, guilt free Healthy Pumpkin Bread. Here in Cincinnati it is White Tail Deer Season which means it is Rut or mating season.  The area that I live in is infested with white tail deer, yes I said infested.  So much so, that we put […]

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Healthy Omelet Crepe Style

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In my opinion breakfast should be healthy quick and easy to prepare.  Since I am not much of a morning person, quick and easy is of the up most importance.  This is an elegant way to serve up an omelet that is finished in under 10 minutes.  You can make up the basil pesto ahead […]

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Banana Coconut Macadmia Bread

Banana Coconut Macadamia Bread

 It seems everyone has made a loaf of Banana Bread or has wanted to, but didn’t have a recipe.  I have made loaves over the years from several recipes but none of them were memorable.  Well, I had three nicely ripe bananas and I wanted to come up with a recipe for Banana Bread that […]

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Strawberry Almond Breakfast Bread

Strawberry Almond Breakfast Bread

On Saturday the weather was warm and I had the whole day to do what I wanted.  After breakfast with my son, he went home to mow the lawn and I ran to the nursery to pick up a few tomato, pepper, and zucchini plants.  I spent a few hours out in the garden and […]

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How To Poach an Egg

Amy Stafford

  Everyone should know how to poach an egg, not only because it is the lowest fat method for cooking eggs, but because so many delicious recipes call for a poached egg.   One poached egg contains 69 calories, 4.7 g of fat and 185 mg of cholesterol.  As always, the freshest eggs will make the best poached […]

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Pancake Soufflee Muffins with Strawberry Maple Syrup

Pancake Soufflee Muffins recipe

I love breakfast foods and drinks morning, noon or night. I could have breakfast for lunch and I do quite often, an egg and english muffin make me quite happy for lunch.  I sometimes go to bed dreaming of the cup of coffee that I will have in the morning.  Sadly I am one of […]

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How to Make Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

I seem to have had a love affair with the Starbucks Cranberry Orange scones.  Scones are like little biscuits delicate and flaky.  The perfect treat with your morning coffee.  So after spending WAY too much of my money at Starbucks I decided to make my own.  I have made scones for years, and they are […]

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Fruit and Champagne Fritters with Berry Sauce

Fruit and Champagne Fritters with Raspberry Sauce

I love my Champagne!  Though I seem to be the only one in my family who does, so that leaves a lot of leftover champagne.  I have purchased the champagne stopper that does allow me to save any extra for about a week before it goes completely flat.  So I was trying to come up […]

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Apple Cherry Pear Almond Breakfast Muffins

Apple Cherry Pear Almond Breakfast Muffin | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Apple Cherry Pear and Almond Breakfast Muffins offer an explosion of flavor in every bite. These Apple Cherry Pear and Almond Breakfast Muffins are extra special and completely over the top.  I came up with the recipe based off a crisp recipe that I have that is truly delicious, but you can’t […]

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Pumpkin French Toast with Berry Compote

Pumpkin French Toast with Berry Compote

New Years day is a day of rebirth.  It also is the day that most of us use as a recovery from our celebration of singing, fireworks and champagne toasts.   We also need to all  take a deep breath and enjoy a breakfast with our family before we all get back to our busy schedules […]

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Spicy Deviled Eggs

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When you have backyard chickens you eat a lot of eggs.  I am sure that you have figured out by now that I love to bake, so I always use up a bunch of eggs whipped into my desserts, but I am always looking for other ways to use up the extras.  I came across […]

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Spinach and Three Cheese Pie

This Spinach and Three Cheese Pie is so GOOD!  Don’t be afraid of the philo dough, the key to philo is to keep it moist.  I don’t unwrap mine from the plastic wrapper until I am ready to use and I have my melted butter and pastry bush ready to go.  I also keep a […]

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Peaches and Cream Biscuits

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The holidays are sneaking up around the corner.  That means baking time!  I love baking one of my favorite things to do in the afternoon when I have the house to myself is to turn on one of my favorite shows, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and a few others (cough, cough-True Blood) and […]

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My New "Super" Morning Oatmeal

Super Oatmeal with Blueberries @ ahealthylifeforme

To say I am not motivated in the morning would be a huge understatement.  I go through my morning ritual like a zombie.  When I go to bed at night I have every intention of eating a healthy breakfast in the morning, but consistently I end up eating a protein bar because I just can’t […]

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Mixed Berry and White Chocolate Chip Muffins

Berry & White Chocolate Muffins @ http::ahealthylifeforme-4

This muffin is delicious!  If you like white chocolate, I guarantee it will become one of your favorites.  This made 18 medium muffins, but you could load up a 12 tin and make large muffins.  This is also a great muffin to freeze and pull out when you need, or WANT it! 2 cups all-purpose […]

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Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread Great to Freeze

Yes, another Zucchini recipe.   Really can you have to many zucchini recipes??  Nope, not when its summer time and the garden is exploding.  Zucchini plants will take over if you don’t lasso them back.  I usually plant four plants (more than I need) each year, mostly so I have an abundance to make this […]

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Orange Popovers

Orange Popover with drizzle of Honey

These little gems are delicious with a drizzle of honey or jam.  They take no time to make. 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 1 1/4 cups milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 […]

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Blackberry Cream-Cheese Cake

Blackberry Cream Cheese Cake at www.ahealthylifeforme.com

This cake is such a pleasant surprise.  The cheesecake filling adds a creaminess to the cake, while the streusel tastes divine with the cinnamon, sugar and butter.  What a way to enjoy your Blackberries!  This is great as a dessert with a glass a milk or breakfast in the morning with a cup of coffee […]

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Quick Quiche in a Muffin Tin

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Who doesn’t love Quiche?  Though men won’t admit to it because they think its “girlie” they do love it!! The classic French Quiche actually originated in Germany, in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which was under German rule. (Renamed Lorraine when it came under French control – hence, Quiche Lorraine).  The word ‘Quiche’ is derived […]

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Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

If you have never had these muffins, be prepared to fall in love!  Yes, they are that good because they taste just like a cinnamon donuts. Yes, a donut and you can make them at home in no time at all.  You don’t even need a mixer, just two bowls a muffin tin, fork and […]

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Bread Pudding Muffins

Bread Pudding Muffins Recipe at www.ahealthylifeforme.com

Have you ever had bread pudding?  It is delicious.  In a muffin it is a little cup of a gratifying goodness! This recipe has raisins and apple.  If you don’t want the raisins don’t add them,  if you don’t want the apples don’t add them.  You could substitute pear in place of the apple with […]

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Honey Cake

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I was sitting in my kitchen looking at my first jar of honey and I knew I had to use it to create something amazing. I did an on-line recipe search and found myself at the Smitten-Kitchen website and the pics of her cake looked amazing!  Good enough to honor my jar of honey, why […]

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Lemon-Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Lemon Bread AHLFM

I love fall apples and local orchards.  Each year I make a point to visit the one closest to our house and offer my support to their farm.  The people who run the farm are very generous and do a yearly pumpkin maze for the youngsters and allow the schools to bring bus loads of […]

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Easy Mini Quiche

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This is a great breakfast to throw together when you have company.  Like say Easter!! Its quick, easy and yummy. Save any portions you don’t use in the refrigerator and heat up in microwave for lunch or late afternoon snack.  Its filled with Protein so it will help you make through the afternoon until dinner. […]

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