I love to take an old family recipe and make it healthier! These muffins turned out much better than I remember from years ago. They are very moist and had a wonderful flavor. I used to add in chocolate chips but decided to try them without. I didn't even miss the chocolate flavor although adding carob chips would be a healthier alternative. Zucchini Muffins INGREDIENTS: 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 c. organic whole cane sugar (Turbinado) 2 tsp. organic vanilla 3 c. grated fresh zucchini 1/3 c. organic butter, melted 1/3 c. … [Read more...] about Zucchini Muffins
Quinoa is not only a good source of fiber and protein, it is packed with amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. A cup of quinoa will give you around 127 calories and 4.5 grams of protein so I cook with it often. We are big fans of spicier foods, so it's no surprise that my family loved this recipe with an added kick. Baja Quinoa 1 teaspoon coconut or MCT oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 c. uncooked quinoa 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 tsp. ground cumin 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper Salt and pepper to taste 1 c. frozen corn … [Read more...] about Baja Quinoa
I think I've mentioned here before that I'm a big fan of chocolate. Believe it or not, chocolate is a healthy treat, as long as you choose wisely. Not only does it taste great, but have you ever wondered why you feel so good when you eat chocolate? Turns out chocolate is known to give you an instant boost in mood and concentration, and improves blood flow to your brain! And it helps you feel more energized – perfect for a Monday! Sorry, Snickers bars don't count! Cocoa is the chocolate ingredient that does your body good, so pass on the sugary milk chocolate blends and go directly for the … [Read more...] about Mood-Boosting Food – Dark Chocolate
Here's a great tip to make your "regular" breakfast into a "signature" one! Try our Signature Blend Seasoning and you'll taste some great added flavor to any omelet! This is a great way to get in some healthy vegetables! Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast aids in weight loss. Experts believe eating breakfast keeps your metabolism running because skipping meals causes the body to kick into starvation mode. So, have a filling and healthy breakfast every day! If time is an issue, cut all the veggies the night before, or even on the weekend and have them ready to go! Veggie … [Read more...] about Veggie Omelet
I used to love granola for breakfast and then I learned how much sugar was in granola and I stopped eating it! And here I thought I was making a healthy choice! With the right ingredients and the proper preparation, granola is healthy.I purchase all my nuts and seeds raw so I don’t have to consume the canola oil so many manufacturers use when roasting their nuts. Sprouts has some in their bulk section that is roasted in peanut oil, and I'll purchase that from time to time. But with this recipe, you can totally go raw and it's awesome. This granola recipe is yummy and a lot more healthy than … [Read more...] about Healthy Choice Granola
The word Quinoa (pronounced "keen wah") means "mother grain." Which may be why some think it is a grain, or it could be because it’s commonly used as a rice substitute or as pasta. But it’s not a typical grain! It’s actually closer to a leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard and is very easy to digest. Great for those with digestive issues or those who want to loose weight. Quinoa is highly nutritious, that’s not only going to help you stay lean, but will also maximize your energy levels, and boost your brain power! Quinoa also does a wonderful job of boosting your antioxidant … [Read more...] about What is Quinoa? Is it a Grain or Vegetable?