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IowaGirlEats

West Des Moines, Iowa
I’ve lived in Iowa for the better part of 26 years (minus a three year stint in Minneapolis after college) and while it may get a bad rap, Iowa’s a fabulous place to live! The cost of living is low which allows me to travel, great food can be found locally which lets me eat well, and... Full Bio
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15-Minute Green Beans and Bacon by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 15-Minute Green Beans and Bacon is a quick and easy side dish that’s perfect for holidays and everyday! Hi everyone – merry Christmas eve! I know many of you a ... Read on »
Whipping + Post Vintage Tote Bag Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Have you ever looked at your Pinterest fashion boards wishing you could snap your fingers and make everything magically appear in your closet? Today’s giveaway in my is a ... Read on »
Loaded Hawaiian Pizza Potato Skins by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Loaded Hawaiian Pizza Potato Skins are a fun twist on pizza and potato skins. The perfect gluten-free combo! All hail the holiday ham, amiright?  On anothe ... Read on »
Friday Favorites by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy Friday, everyone, I hope you had a wonderful week! If you’re anything like me then you’re in complete shock that Christmas in less than a week away. It’s not onl ... Read on »
ONEHOPE Wine Half Case for a Cause Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Need a fun and sippable way to give back this holiday season? You must check out the folks at ONEHOPE , whose wines are being featured in the next round of my ! ... Read on »
Swiss Pan Burgers with Rosemary-Mushroom Pan Sauce by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Swiss Pan Burgers with Rosemary-Mushroom Pan Sauce is an easy yet elegant 20 minute meal made in just one skillet. Whelp it’s official, I’ve crossed over to th ... Read on »
Go Sugar Free Course Spot Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you’re anything like me you can probably count on one hand the number of events that have changed your life in a positive way. For me that includes getting married, hav ... Read on »
Smoked Sausage and Chicken Gumbo (Gluten-Free) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Smoked Sausage and Chicken Gumbo is a classic taste of the south. This gluten-free recipe won me first prize at a family gumbo cook off! Greetings, everyone, I ... Read on »
Cedar Wood Nativity Puzzle Giveaway by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We couldn’t forget the kiddos during the now could we? Let me tell you about one of the most inspiring Mamas I know, Melissa from Bless This Mess . With fou ... Read on »
2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Between family time, celebrations, festive decorations and more, the holidays are my favorite time of the year. Certainly not weather-wise – don’t get it twisted – but in ... Read on »
Klean Kanteen 20oz Vacuum Insulated Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Calling all hot and/or cold beverage lovers – today’s giveaway as part of my , running all December long, is for YOU. A 20oz Vacuum Insulated Klean Kanteen ! ... Read on »
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes (Gluten-Free) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes are rich, decadent, and gluten-free. Perfect for entertaining! You know how they say ” there’s no wrong way to eat ... Read on »
Thirty-One Gifts Bags + Gift Certificate Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Do you guys watch Ellen at all? At least her annual 12 Days of Giveaways when her staff and interns dress up in ridiculous costumes then come skipping out into the studio ... Read on »
Crock Pot Ranchero Chicken by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Crock Pot Ranchero Chicken is slow cooked chicken in a zesty Ranchero Sauce. Use for tacos, enchiladas, nachos, or tostadas! Greetings, party people, how are y ... Read on »
Friday Favorites + House Portrait Giveaway – CLOSED by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy Friday everyone – holy cow it’s been a hot minute since I last posted a Friday Favorites post! Life’s been crazy lately with work, family, holidays, keeping Linc ... Read on »
Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Spaghetti Carbonara (Gluten-Free) + KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer... by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Spaghetti Carbonara is ridiculously satisfying – made from fridge and pantry staples, too! I realize it might seem a wee bit counter ... Read on »
Back on Track Green Detox Smoothie (Gluten, Dairy & Banana Free!) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Back on Track Green Detox Smoothie is gluten, dairy, and banana free. Perfect for resetting after over indulging! Hey everyone, welcome to a new week – I hope ... Read on »
Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup is hot and hearty enough to warm you up on the coldest days of the year! Hidey ho turkey eaters! How was your Thanksgiving?  ... Read on »
Buffalo Cheddar-Ranch Chex Mix (Gluten-Free!) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Buffalo Cheddar-Ranch Chex Mix takes just 4 minutes to cook and has the perfect amount of seasonings and spice.   Heeeeaven help me. Buffalo Cheddar-Ranch Chex ... Read on »
Fig-Glazed Bacon Sliders with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes, Walnuts and Mint Yogurt Sauce by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Fig-Glazed Bacon Sliders with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes, Walnuts and Mint Yogurt Sauce are an irresistible appetizer recipe!   Hey hey everyone, I hope you had a ... Read on »