Healthy Chocolate Recipes

Enjoy these 3 healthy chocolate recipes for you or your Valentine. Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: Ingredients 2 1/4 cups gluten free oats 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 medium ripe bananas 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (gluten free, if desired)…

Chicken soup with ginger & greens

Directions Ingredients: 8 cups organic low sodium chicken stock 8 organic chicken drums with skin (skin adds flavor to the broth) 1 yellow onion, diced 1 minced garlic clove 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (2 cups) 3 celery stalks, diced, 2 large carrots, diced 2 large parsnips, diced 1 cup kale or watercress,…

Cook Once Eat Twice Recipes

3 awesome recipes for your Cook Once Eat Twice Meal Plan:  Breakfast Porridge  1 cup leftover brown rice  2 cups water  2 tbsp dried raisins  Dash of cinnamon  1/2 cup walnuts  2 to 3 tbsp organic greek yogurt 1. In a medium pot, bring rice, water, raisins, and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce heat to…

Meatless Monday: Healthy Pizza

I’ve been having some serious pizza cravings lately (blaming the baby bump) but I don’t want to just grab any old slice. Instead I’m gonna rock this semi- homemade pizza makes for a wholesome, nutritious dinner that’s ready in minutes.  1 whole wheat or gluten free pizza dough (you can buy any pre made brand…

Detox Quinoa Salad – Meatless Monday

My beautiful friend and colleague, Robyn Youkilis created this amazing salad as part of  #saladfest2013. Today, I share it with you as a simple Meatless Monday Meal.     Detox Quinoa Salad Servings: 2-4 Time: 25 minutes 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 daikon radish, grated 2-4 carrots, grated ½ -1 cup micro greens or baby…

Sesame Seed Soba Salad

 Ingredients: 1 teaspoon pine nuts 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons natural cane sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons shoyu,tamari, or soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons mirin 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Fine-grain sea salt 12 ounces soba noodles (usually one package) 12…

Green Summer Smoothie Recipes

This weekend I made some amazing new summer green smoothies that rocked my world. Obviously, I had to share them with you. These concoctions are deliciously hydrating and packed with vitamins, mineral and super foods making them perfect for a hot summer day.     All you need is a good BLENDER OR VITAMIX and…

2 Healthy Sides for Passover

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers Ingredients 6 yellow bell peppers (any color will do) Organic quinoa 2 cups chopped crimini mushrooms 3 shallots, diced 1/2 bunch of kale, chopped, stems discarded 1 tbs. olive oil + extra for drizzle Kosher salt Pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350. Make quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat olive…

Meatless Monday Veggie Bake

Today’s meal is a perfect easy monday throw together using all the weekend’s leftovers. Veggie Bake Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Yields: 4 or more servings Ingredients: All the leftover veggies in your fridge ¼ cup olive oil, divided 1 large can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas, drained 1-2 large yams, slices…

Brown Bag Lunches

A week worth of healthy lunches:   Mediterranean Plate Serve 6 Tbs. hummus, 6 kalamata olives, 1 toasted whole-grain pita (cut into triangles), 1/2 cup cucumber slices, and 1/2 cup baby carrots. Edamame & Broccoli Rice Bowl Whisk together 1 Tbs. chunky natural peanut butter, 2 Tbs. 100% pineapple juice, 1 Tbs. water, and 1…