Spring Mint Pea Puree Hors d’Oeuvres (Vegan and GF)

Serves about 6-8 Ingredients: 2 cups fresh spring peas or 16 oz. frozen organic petite peas 4 sprigs organic fresh mint 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp black pepper Rice Crackers (about 20-30) Directions: IF using frozen peas, pour boiling water over them to defrost. […]

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Homemade Waffles Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole-wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 eggs, slightly beaten 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 cups buttermilk, room temperature Instructions Plug in your waffle iron and let it heat up. In a […]

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Lighter Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients 1 & 1/3 c white whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 1/2 c agave nectar 1/3 c vanilla Greek yogurt 1 tbsp oil (I used olive – but you can use coconut, almond, etc.) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract 1/2 c milk 1 pint strawberries 1  8 oz […]

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How to Keep the Pounds Off While on Vacation

You have worked hard to take off the pounds so you will look fantastic in Cancun or Aruba, but once you start your vacation there are so many temptations that it is easy to gain weight again. Below are a few tips for healthy eating en route and while you are enjoying your dream vacation. […]

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Strawberry Chia Pudding

A healthy treat enjoyed alone, or topped on your favorite yogurt, fresh fruit, or warm oatmeal! Ingredients (Serves: 4) 300 grams strawberries, roughly cut up. (300 grams = about 1½ cups) 3 oz almond milk 10 whole dried figs ½ tsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp sugar (optional) 3 Tbsp chia seeds Instructions Add strawberries, milk, figs, […]

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Show Mom You Care with Healthy Recipes

Instead of breakfast in bed with syrupy pancakes, cholesterol-filled eggs and buttered toast, make mom some healthy and nutritious foods. Substitute the traditional flower bouquet for a fresh fruit basket, which pairs nicely with any of these healthy Mother’s Day recipes: Peach Cobbler This dessert-style breakfast is certainly to die for and isn’t filled with […]

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Salsa Ingredients Lime Zest                                                                  1 lime Lime Juice, Fresh                                                     2 limes Cayenne Pepper                                                      ¼ teaspoon Salt, Kosher                                                             1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly ground                                   1/8 teaspoon Corn, rinsed & drained                                             1 can (14oz) Black beans, no salt added rinsed, & drained          1 can (15.5 oz) Red Bell Pepper, […]

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