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Here’s something to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’re not familiar with coconut sugar it is a great alternative to the white processed sugar. You can substitute it 1:1 for regular sugar in any recipe. Also, don’t forget about the Dirty Dozen when buying your produce! The Dirty Dozen is a…(Read More)

Here’s a healthy nut-based snack for you.  You probably see different forms of these Energy Balls at your local health food store or even at your coffee shop…and a hefty price tag.  The other day I saw a sesame-based bar and it was $3.99! Make your own!&nbsp…(Read More)

Crock Pot Spiced Nuts

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I love love love munching on nuts and these are one of my fav’s!  Walnuts provide those invaluable essential omega 3 fatty acids.    I think you might be able to pull this off using honey but I haven’t tried it that way.  I think you could also have…(Read More)

This is a great grain-free breakfast option because it tastes great and takes little to no effort! It’s just like granola or cereal but doesn’t require any baking or contain any artificial sweeteners or questionable ingredients. I’d recommend mixing up a big batch (without the berries of course) and keeping it…(Read More)

Baked Beet Chips

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Beets are a favorite vegetable of ours in the summer when we can grow our own. We love them roasted, steamed, or raw grated in a salad. And occasionally juiced too! This recipe is quick and easy and a perfect healthy snack to munch on. Pack these with your lunches or for long road…(Read More)

I planted mint in my garden, not realizing that it would take over, so I’ve been searching around for great recipes using mint! This one makes a great side for any dinner. Mint is a functional food and provides many natural benefits. Because of the specific antioxidants in mint, it has been proven to…(Read More)

Pineapple Green Smoothie

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Avocados are a nutrition powerhouse! Not only are they packed with vitamins, but compared to other fruits they are higher in protein and lower in sugar. They are also a great source of fiber and full of monounsaturated (“good”) fats which are great for your heart health. Avocados are a great addition to a…(Read More)

Grain-Free Granola

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This is great for breakfast or as a snack. You can eat it alone, serve with berries and your choice of milk, or however else you may like it! Also, feel free to add dried fruit or other ingredients you think may taste good in it. Ingredients: 2 cups Sliced Almonds 2 cups Unsweetend Coconut…(Read More)

I love the cashews in this recipe! They have such a comforting/fatty texture that is satisfying 🙂  Normally I try to keep my fruit smoothies free of fat and protein, just adding raw veggies like spinach, but every once in a while I like to change it up! The additional protein and fat in…(Read More)

Ginger Berry Smoothie

We get organic frozen cherries at Costco, and I have been making smoothies with them.   They’re so addicting! I love having them in the house, they make a great go-to healthy snack. Packed with potassium, antioxidants (the darker the better), and so much more – they’re said to help reduce inflammation and relieve…(Read More)

Have your “bread” and broccoli too! I’d been wanting a new recipe for broccoli.    I was hoping for inspiration to do something with it for dinner.  It turns out it went WITH dinner but that’s okay.  I love “bread” and this recipe is a keeper.  I’d…(Read More)

I know.  I know.  Sometimes you need a quick snack and a home-made bar, with WHOLE food ingredients, makes a healthy option. Add a piece of fruit and some green tea and you have a mini-meal even! Anyone can make a bar.  Why spend anywhere from 99 cents to $2…(Read More)

Grain-Free “Granola”

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Grain-free granola.    There’s lots of renditions out there.  Here’s another.  And I’m brewing up one that might have organic peanut butter or sunflower butter in it but that’s for another day. Here it is! Dry Ingredients: 4 cups any raw nuts:  pecans, walnuts, cashews 1 cup sunflower seeds – I used…(Read More)