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Healthy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Learn about food substitutions, and get healthy eating options for the whole family. Quick and easy healthy recipes.

Lemon Coconut Bars

I’m grateful for any summer recipe that doesn’t involve turning on the oven or the stove. These dessert bars are based in lots of healthy ingredients: high protein nuts; healthy, natural sweetener maple syrup, and heart healthy coconut. The maple syrup helps everything stick together without using any heat. They’re delicious and simple to prepare. […]

Dessert Almonds

This dessert blends the filling protein power of nuts with a little cocoa powder (great in antioxidants) and ginger (great anti-inflammatory.) These spicy, sweet nuts are great as a garnish for dessert or to add to your lunch box to finish out a meal instead of a sugary, flour-y cookie. You might also try putting […]

Green Pea Cookies

This cookie uses peas and dates for sweetness. It also includes a little tofu, which makes them relatively high protein. So instead of a sugar-y, high calorie dessert, you have a high protein and delicious snack. I like to bring them to potlucks as a healthier alternative to cookies or cakes made with wheat. Get […]

Pickled asparagus and onions

Pickles are great, but they don’t have to be limited to cucumbers! I like to keep a few pickles of various kinds on hand as snacks, garnish, and hors d’oeuvres. They’re a simple make ahead dish, and it’s a good way to use the delightful array of fresh vegetables that you get over the summer. […]

Baked cauliflower and peas: mac & cheese alternative

The macaroni in macaroni and cheese is usually a simple carbohydrate from plain white flour. This cheesy dish uses cancer-fighting cauliflower to achieve the same sort of taste, but with fewer calories and more fiber. I think it’ll replace macaroni as a comfort food for you and your famly. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic […]

Soft Serve Banana Ice Cream

Bananas are high in potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins. They’re so much better for your heart than a sugary, creamy, high fat dessert like ice cream. And, frozen bananas can be transformed into a tasty, creamy, cold dessert similar to soft-serve, but with none of the drawbacks of ice cream. Once you’ve “mastered” the technique […]

Fresh Fruit Sorbet

Fresh fruit and cold desserts are two of my favorite summer phenomena, and sorbet blends them perfectly. It’s easy to make sorbet from your own fruit. This is the time of year when farmer’s markets are full of the best produce to make really delicious desserts. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded Remember, […]

Vanilla Ice Milk

As we move into the summer months, it’s the season where we reach for cold desserts as big treats. While your best choice for a dessert is definitely whole, fresh, organic fruit, you should also feel free to indulge in healthier versions of your childhood favorites. Ice milk is similar to ice cream, but it’s […]

Low Carb Avgolemeno

As an alternative to heavy “cream of” soups, like mushroom or broccoli, I really like the traditional Greek soup avgolemeno. It’s thickened with eggs and includes a heavy dose of lemon juice, creating a pleasantly tangy flavor that’s great as an appetizer. Alternately, if you have leftover chicken, just cut it up and add it […]

Out of rice? Try cauliflower

White rice is a low quality starch. When you remove the husk, bran, and germ and then polish the rice, you’ve removed most of the fiber and most of the nutrients from what was originally a very healthy food. But, sometimes for aesthetic reasons, you really want to use white. My usual solution for recipes […]

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