Nutritious Beet Recipes! Simple ingredients! Delicious! The long ancient history of the beet is very fascinating. Beets originated around 2000 B.C. in the Mediterranean region. At that time, only the beet greens were harvested and consumed. It wasn’t until later that the fibrous Beet root became part of human diets. Beet Greens Beet greens are truly an amazing vegetable! They have more nutrients then the beet root, and are easily harvested. Why do I love Beet greens?? #1 reason – is the taste! I could truly eat these every day. Not to mention the health benefits are numerous. I was… Read More
Good intentions in the kitchen do not equal edible! It is confession time! Yikes! I have been asked to share a moment that I have not been successful in in the kitchen. Specifically where I failed at my attempts to serve healthy (awesome tasting) nutritious food. It is funny how my memory focuses on my successes and buries those less then desirable moments. However, all it takes is asking my teens what mistakes or failures they remember in the past years. (I have to say, that my daughters are really so gracious when it comes to my creations.) Failure! My… Read More
Cacao Granola (Gluten-free) Cacao granola is rich in flavor & nutrition! It truly provides you with a boost of energy. Wow!! Do you need to satisfy that need for chocolate? Imagine a breakfast granola or snacking granola that was rich in chocolate flavor, provided nutrients to your body, is low in sugar and contains no gluten! Cacao Granola! No, it’s not a typo, keep reading to find the differences between cacao and cocoa. The wonderful aroma of cacao, maple syrup and oats baking wafted out of the kitchen. The aroma reached two weary teenagers, they followed the scent and it brought… Read More
What is the big question among health-minded consumers? How Important IS that Label? People do not want to spend extra on food due to a different label. Is buying food marked “organic” a healthy trend or the healthier choice? The best option is to find out the differences between the product labels. In simple terms, the differences between organic food and conventionally farmed food is in the farming methods. The Organic Food Label The organic label can be in the form of a number. Produce labels that begin with #9, as well the packaging stating the food as organic or farm-raised… Read More
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewy bars are a wonderful weekend special!!! All your favorite ingredients in one bar! This recipe is high on taste but low on sugar. Our family looks forward to a special treat on the weekend or when we have company at the house.
Chicken & Quinoa Soup You are invited to sit down to a warm bowl of nourishing Chicken and Quinoa Soup. It’s pleasant aroma draws you to the table at the same time providing nutrients for your body and leaving you feeling full! This soup can be prepared an hour before eating or all the ingredients can be simmering in a crock pot for the duration of the day. (My preferred method of cooking is the crock pot, as it fits our busy schedule.) I just love the ingredients in this soup!!!! The homemade chicken broth nourishes your body, provides essential amino acids for your body,… Read More
When you walk through the doors at Whole Foods Market, you are greeted with a BEAUTIFUL display of fruit and vegetables. Your eyes tell you to grab one of everything! Therefore, to experience a pleasant shopping trip, (and keep a portion of your paycheck), it is best to plan ahead when shopping at America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.
Life is busy! We try to fit activities, home projects, and social engagements into an already full day! We are most fulfilled when we begin living life with purpose. What if a tool was created to assist YOU in making your days purposeful?
5 Ideas for Improving Your Family’s Diet What is the most frequently asked question by my friends and readers? How do you encourage your husband and teenagers to eat a healthier diet? Here is 5 ideas to get your family started on improving their diet. Without fighting or coercing. Hopefully after you incorporate these ideas you will see a change in their attitude and they will desire to use diet as a tool to living a healthier life. 1.Start with 1 meal! Respect their tastes and ; more then likely they do not want to throw away all the boxed cereal or… Read More
Chēbē Grain- Free Sandwich Bread The hardest part about living the grain-free life is not being able to make an old fashioned sandwich! The biggest reason people fail at eating a low inflammation diet is they miss bread! One of my good friends said, she enjoys the variety of vegetables and doesn’t mind the meat, however she misses sitting down to enjoy a warm slice of toast with butter.