Morning Bliss Banana Oatmeal

Banana Oatmeal

Start your morning with a warm bowl of baked banana oatmeal. Oatmeal is heart healthy and warms you from the inside out on a cold morning! Make a pan of this the night before and you’ll have a quick and easy breakfast the next morning. Enjoy it plated as photographed in this post or heat up a serving in a bowl and top with your favorite milk. Continue reading

Helping you make vegetables the star of your plate!

Asparagus

This recipe will transform how you feel about your getting your veggies. Vegetables don’t need to be boring because this dish is bursting with flavors. The butteriness of the tender sautéed leeks compliment the saltiness of the crisp bacon. Use a quality bacon that is organic and free of nitrates. No need to feel guilty about the bacon in this dish you only need a couple pieces to enjoy the flavor. Continue reading

Kale & Chili Spiced Butternut Squash

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Caramelized butternut squash is a favorite of mine this time of year. Toss in some healthy fresh kale and toasted walnuts and that’s what I call fall comfort food. The contrast of colors and textures in this dish is very appealing. Continue reading

Cranberry Pomegranate Relish

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Cranberry Pomegranate Relish
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. fresh cranberries, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • ¼ c. dried cranberries, chopped
  • ¼ c. chopped pecans, chopped
  • ⅛ c. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • Arils of 1 pomegranate
Instructions
  1. Rinse the cranberries and chop in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl and mix all the ingredients together. Store in the refrigerator. This relish will hold well for 4-5 days. This relish is delicious on it's own or on top of yogurt or pancakes. I even used it as an appetizer topping to crackers and cheese. Enjoy being creative with this relish.

 

Grandma’s Cabbage & Beef

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Cozy up to a warm serving of cabbage and beef this fall for a healthy but delicious and hearty meal. This dish just shouts comfort food to me. If you like stuffed cabbage but don’t care for all the work that comes with making them you will appreciate this recipe.  Continue reading

Hearty Taco Soup

Taco Soup

It’s officially fall with cooler temperatures in the air. Hearty soups and stews are comfort food this time of year. Make a double batch and have enough soup for two weeknight dinners or place one batch in the freezer. Give yourself back the gift of time and all the health benefits that come with eating “real food” made from your own kitchen. Doubling up on the quantities makes for a simple dinner another night and keeps you from heading out to the local restaurant to solve your “Whats for dinner?” dilemma. This taco soup is a family favorite and great for Sunday football entertaining too… Continue reading

Turmeric, Ginger & Cinnamon Tea

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Turmeric offers our bodies so many health benefits from anti-inflammatory compounds to inhibiting cancer growth. Indian culture has embraced turmeric for centuries for its healing qualities. Earlier this week I was inspired by a post from Food Babe to try making turmeric tea… Continue reading

PBJ Oatmeal Bars – Gluten Free

PBJ Oatmeal Bars

These delicious gluten free PBJ Oatmeal Bars offer your kids a healthy dose of protein, omega fats and fiber helping them feel full longer. The jam filling is made with organic frozen berries and chia seeds. Enjoyed as a breakfast bar or afternoon snack these bars will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt of similar store bout versions that have plenty of processed sugar and white flour in them Continue reading

Oven Roasted Delicata Squash & Roasted Beets

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Fall is upon us and delicious delicata is bountiful. This squash is by far my favorite variety with a delicate sweet flavor. Continue reading

Spectacular Summer Vegetables

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Summer vegetables are bursting with flavor and the colors are all so inviting. Brighten up your plate and your health with the bounty of produce available to you this time of year. Approach your daily nutrition goals by thinking about eating from the rainbow of colors available in summers produce. Each color has it’s own health benefits… Continue reading