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Deviled Red, White & Blue Potato Recipe

Deviled Red, White & Blue Potato Recipe

As a wellness coach I am always encouraging people to eat more plants and less animals. This recipe was a huge hit with everyone. All the yummy flavors and textures of deviled eggs, but in the most adorable red, white and blue potatoes. The recipe is simple too!This recipe was a huge hit with everyone. All the yummy flavors and textures of deviled eggs, but in the most adorable red, white and blue potatoes. The recipe is simple too! read more

Stone Fruit and Fennel Slaw Recipe

Stone Fruit and Fennel Slaw Recipe

Stone Fruit and Fennel Slaw is a fresh, crisp side dish that goes perfectly with summer time lunches and dinners. read more

Pickle Fried Chicken Recipe with Stone Fruit Fennel Slaw

Pickle Fried Chicken Recipe with Stone Fruit Fennel Slaw

This Pickle Fried Chicken Recipe with Stone Fruit Fennel Slaw is a simpler, healthier & more delicious spin on the traditional fried chicken. read more

Kristen’s Blueberry Kuchen Recipe

Kristen’s Blueberry Kuchen Recipe

This simple, yet elegant Blueberry Kuchen Recipe will become a tradition in your home, a perfect summer dessert. read more

Roman White Bean Spread Recipe

Roman White Bean Spread Recipe

This Roman White Bean Spread Recipe tastes fantastic, is quick to assemble, and is healthy. It's the perfect healthy snack or easy appetizer. read more

Roast Spring Chicken

Roast Spring Chicken

I love enhancing my roast chicken with the flavor of rosemary. Fresh rosemary, combined with garlic and lemon zest make for a succulent and juicy chicken dinner. A simple salad and some roasted root vegetables make this the perfect easy dinner for friends and family. read more

Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Avocados are loaded with fiber, healthy fat, and are low in calories. They make an excellent addition to a power breakfast. All that healthy fat and fiber help us stay fuller longer, supports our gut, and balances blood sugar. read more

Apple Berry Compote Breakfast Recipe

Apple Berry Compote Breakfast Recipe

This simple recipe supports a healthy gut and fuels our body for a productive day. When the apple skin begins to shimmer during cooking, it is releasing pectin... read more

Curried Brown Lentil Soup With Kale Recipe

Curried Brown Lentil Soup With Kale Recipe

Curried Brown Lentil Soup With Kale is a tasty way to eat more plant-based foods and makes a hearty meatless meal. I also love the fact that most of the ingredients are pantry and crisper drawer staples. read more

Kristen’s Cure All Chicken Soup

Kristen’s Cure All Chicken Soup

Making your own chicken stock and soup is easy and a great way to use what you have. Every time I make a whole roast chicken I freeze the carcass to be used for stock. You can buy pre-made stock, but when you make your own it is more economical flavorful and filled with health benefits. read more

Herbs de Provence Sea Salt Rub Recipe

Herbs de Provence Sea Salt Rub Recipe

This simple recipe makes a flavorful herb rub that is delicious on meat and fish. The combination of herbs packs a medicinal punch, and the flavors remind me of grilled foods from the south of France. read more

Cultured Kefir Butter Recipe

Cultured Kefir Butter Recipe

Flavored cultured kefir butter makes a lovely host gift. I look for cute containers to gift the butter in, and always include the recipe. read more

Sweet & Savory Zucchini Muffins

Sweet & Savory Zucchini Muffins

Moist and yummy these easy to make muffins are a perfect treat for snacking and gifting. I love that the batter keeps for several days making it easy to whip up a batch for weekend guests. read more

Lemon & Shallot Vinaigrette With Turmeric

Lemon & Shallot Vinaigrette With Turmeric

The simple bright flavors in this salad dressing help bring out the best in greens and vegetables. read more

Golden Borscht Recipe

Golden Borscht Recipe

This creamy golden version of the classic beet soup is delicious served both warm and chilled. read more

Pickled Watermelon Rind Recipe

Pickled Watermelon Rind Recipe

Pickled watermelon rind is an old-fashioned southern way of using the watermelon rind. These remains me of my grandmother, who always had a jar in her refrigerator. read more

Oven Roasted Watermelon Seeds Recipe

Oven Roasted Watermelon Seeds Recipe

Watermelon seeds are fiber dense and can be roasted like pumpkin seeds. read more

Simple Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

Simple Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

This easy recipe uses the whole kiwi fruit and makes a tasty breakfast smoothie or snack. Adding a whole scrubbed kiwi to a smoothie will help mask the taste and texture of the skin. read more

Baked Cinnamon Banana Bites Recipe

Baked Cinnamon Banana Bites Recipe

This is a tasty way to enjoy bananas, their nutritious skin, and also get the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of cinnamon. read more

Banana Peel Sleep Tea Recipe

Banana Peel Sleep Tea Recipe

Banana peel tea is beneficial for improving sleep. Here's a simple recipe that uses banana peels in a calming tea. read more

Dried Citrus Peel Recipe

Dried Citrus Peel Recipe

You can add the fresh skin to tea, salad dressings, smoothies, marinades, baked goods, oatmeal, and chia pudding. The dried rind will keep longer and can be added to your everyday cooking. read more

Lacto-Fermented Lemons

Lacto-Fermented Lemons

he simplicity of this recipe reminds me that many traditional ways of preserving food serve a dual purpose. The food is preserved, creating a shelf life for later use, and the nutritional value of the food is increased during the preservation process. Lacto -fermenting lemons is a quick and easy way to use lemons and add more good bacteria to your diet. read more

Beet and Berry Kvass

Beet and Berry Kvass

Kvass is a traditional, fermented Russian beverage made from fresh beets. Beets are a nutritional power house; however, some people have concerns about the high levels of naturally occurring sugar in beets. Fermenting is a game changer for beets. The read more

Fermented Salsa Fresca

Fermented Salsa Fresca

You can use your favorite salsa recipe, adding culture starter or water kefir to start the fermentation process. read more

Creamy Fermented Breakfast Oats

Creamy Fermented Breakfast Oats

Fermenting oats is an easy way to to make them more nutritious, deliciously creamy and shorten the cooking time. The process of fermenting grains breaks down the proteins, fats and carbohydrates; making the nutrients more bioavailable, and creating a healthy, rich, flavorful breakfast porridge. read more

Lacto-Fermented Apples and Cinnamon

Lacto-Fermented Apples and Cinnamon

Apples are an excellent source of prebiotic fiber — the type of fiber consumed by the good bacteria in your gut (probiotics). Fermenting apple slices creates probiotics in them; thereby, having both prebiotic fiber and probiotics in one source. read more

Lavender Chai Latte with CBD

Lavender Chai Latte with CBD

Bring on the calm with this relaxing concoction that combines the soothing properties of lavender and CBD, with chai and cashew milk. read more

Chia Seed Pudding with Cinnamon and CBD

Chia Seed Pudding with Cinnamon and CBD

This no-fail recipe for chia seed pudding with added CBD, makes it simple to harness the nutritional benefits of chia seeds and cannabis most deliciously. read more

Holy Mole Guacamole with CBD

Holy Mole Guacamole with CBD

I love guacamole so much it is hard to imagine anything could possibly make it better. All those good healthy fats, mixed up with spices, lime and, maybe, a little garlic; served with something crisp and crunchy —- I am in heaven! read more

Asian Pesto With Ramen and CBD

Asian Pesto With Ramen and CBD

Pesto is one of my favorite ways to get more good, green herbs and vegetables into my diet. This recipe uses arugula, cilantro, ginger, sesame and ramen noodles for a decidedly Asian slant. read more

Macadamia, Coconut, Cacao Bliss Balls with CBD

Macadamia, Coconut, Cacao Bliss Balls with CBD

These bliss balls are delicious with or without adding CBD oil. I love creating healthier options of sweets to satisfy cravings, and CBD oil adds a bit more “chill” to the recipe, as well as an antioxidant boost. Healthy fats and flavonoids from the nuts and cacao make this sweet treat not so naughty. read more

Kale, Radicchio and Butternut Squash Salad Recipe

Kale, Radicchio and Butternut Squash Salad Recipe

This salad would make a perfect side to holiday meals; as it feeds the eye beautifully, but is also substantial enough to replace heavier vegetable sides. read more

Best Apple Crisp

Best Apple Crisp

This apple crisp recipe is simple and delicious. It tastes like a favorite apple dessert my mother used to make when I was a child. read more

Colorful Fermented Holiday Vegetables

Colorful Fermented Holiday Vegetables

DIY Healthy Holiday Giving: Naturally fermented vegetables are easy to make, pretty to look at, and make a healthful addition to holiday snacking. read more

Two-Lemon Limoncello

Two-Lemon Limoncello

DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts: Limoncello makes a splash in a glass of Prosecco, can be frozen as a dreamy frosty sip of summer, or fills your mouth with flavor as an after-dinner liquor. read more

Spiced Rice Crisp Triangles

Spiced Rice Crisp Triangles

DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts: I love this spicy riff on Rice Krispie Treats! It makes a yummy, sweet and savory adult snack. The recipe can be prepared ahead of time and used as the perfect nibble with holiday cheer. read more

Chili Powder Chicken Thigh Rub & Recipe

Chili Powder Chicken Thigh Rub & Recipe

DIY Healthy Holiday Giving: No one wants to figure out how to whip up a delicious, healthy dinner after a long day. This recipe is a game changer read more

Cranberry Pistachio Power Balls

Cranberry Pistachio Power Balls

DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts: These power balls are pretty in the jar, easy to assemble, and a healthy holiday gift for friends. Cranberry pistachio power balls make an easy swap for sugary, nutrient-vacant snacks during the holiday season. read more

Master Buddha Bowl Recipe

Master Buddha Bowl Recipe

Buddha bowls are an easy-to-prepare, nourishing, one-bowl meal. The formula is simple; greens, grains, protein and lots of colorful vegetables, all in a bowl topped with a healthy dressing. read more

Chilean Sea bass Dumplings with Snow Peas and Carrots

Chilean Sea bass Dumplings with Snow Peas and Carrots

Preparing fish for weeknight dinners can seem like a lot of work. I love these pre-made dumplings that use sustainably sourced sea bass with the MSC label; sometimes, simple, healthy, and ready in 15 minutes is the best recipe. read more

Spicy Potted Tuna

Spicy Potted Tuna

This simple appetizer can be assembled quickly with MSC certified sustainable canned tuna packed in water. read more

Smokey Clam and Corn Chowder

Smokey Clam and Corn Chowder

This hearty and healthy recipe for clam and corn chowder has all the traditional flavors you expect from a chowder, with a burst of freshness from the corn and a rich, smokey flavor from the smoked paprika. This is a favorite for any time of year. read more

Wild Alaskan Cod with Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes in Foil

Wild Alaskan Cod with Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes in Foil

Cooking seafood in foil ensures a moist, delicious fish, & a minimum of clean-up. Making seafood packets is a favorite way to prepare Alaskan Cod. read more

Curried Antioxidant Nut Mix

Curried Antioxidant Nut Mix

Snacking on nuts is a healthy habit that can add years to your life. Nut eaters live on average, two to three years longer than non-nut eaters; and a diet that include nuts may actually reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol by up to 20 percent. read more

Chioggia Beet Carpaccio

Chioggia Beet Carpaccio

Chioggia Beet Carpaccio Chioggia beets are absolutely shine in this stunning vegetable carpaccio. The Chioggia beet (pronounced ... read more

Garlicky Beet Greens

Garlicky Beet Greens

This recipe can be used for any sort of dark leafy greens or combination of greens. You can multiply it as needed. read more

Roasted Bananas with Orange Cream and Pistachios Recipe

Roasted Bananas with Orange Cream and Pistachios Recipe

Roasting bananas changes them from a breakfast fruit into a silky, sophisticated dessert that pleases even the most ardent banana haters. read more

Oven Roasted Strawberries with Rhubarb and Ginger Recipe

Oven Roasted Strawberries with Rhubarb and Ginger Recipe

I love plant-based desserts. This simple combination of fruits and vegetables is a snap to make, delicious to eat, and packs big health benefits. read more

Baked In The Apple Pie

Baked In The Apple Pie

When apples are at their peak, these individual apple pies (baked right in the apple) are a delicious way to enjoy one of nature’s super fruits. read more

Pink Grapefruit Brûlée Recipe

Pink Grapefruit Brûlée Recipe

Pink Grapefruit Brûlée has all the deliciousness of its creamy cousin, but with a fraction of the calories and no dairy. read more

Stir Fried Pineapple and Mango

Stir Fried Pineapple and Mango

Stir fried pineapple and fruit is a quick and healthy way to create mouth watering combinations of sweet flavors in minutes. read more

Spiked Lemonade With Ginger-Mint Cubes

Spiked Lemonade With Ginger-Mint Cubes

Dangerously delicious! This party punch goes perfectly with cookouts, beach blanket bingo and barbecued everything. read more

Blonde Sangria

Blonde Sangria

Easy and refreshing Blonde Sangria makes the perfect summer sipping for lazy afternoons and warm evenings. read more

Spiked Seltzer

Spiked Seltzer

Spiked fruit turns seltzer water into a stunning cocktail that is light on calories and big on fun. read more

Antioxidant Fruit Pops & Prosecco

Antioxidant Fruit Pops & Prosecco

Antioxidant-rich fruit pops turn prosecco into a “healthyish” cocktail. Serve by pouring a glass of prosecco and placing a popsicle in each glass. read more

Basil Infused Gin & Tonic

Basil Infused Gin & Tonic

I do love a good gin and tonic! What single cocktail evokes the spirit of summer more than the classic gin and tonic? Gin has delicious herbal undertones; and gets taken to the next level of flavor with basil, mint and lime infused ice cubes in this twist on the summer classic. read more

Boozy Banana Gelato

Boozy Banana Gelato

This creamy, caramelized banana gelato can be a yummy dessert or a cool after dinner drink. read more

Strawberry Banana Gelato

Strawberry Banana Gelato

Frozen bananas turn into creamy deliciousness in this simple gelato recipe. You can create your favorite flavor with the addition of seasonal fruits, spices, nuts, cocoa powder or what ever inspires you. read more

Avocolada

Avocolada

Avocado is the secret ingredient in this deliciously refreshing cocktail. Avocolada is the combination of avocado, pineapple, almond milk and lime juice; and is a tasty way to up your summer sipping game. read more

Avocado Almond Waffles

Avocado Almond Waffles

Healthy monounsaturated fats in avocados work perfectly in this gluten-free, low-sugar waffle recipe that can also be used to make fluffy pancakes. read more

Avocado & Lime Tarts

Avocado & Lime Tarts

This creamy, dreamy avocado & lime tart is a healthier version of key lime pie that satisfies and delivers goodness in every bite. read more

Baked Avocado Eggs

Baked Avocado Eggs

Eggs baked in avocado halves are the perfect make-ahead, healthy brunch or lunch dish. read more

Avocado Salad Dressing and Spread

Avocado Salad Dressing and Spread

Move over mayonnaise, this avocado salad dressing doubles as a sandwich spread and tastes even more delicious. read more

Fresh Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps

Fresh Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps

Fresh berries, crisp apples and spicy ginger make a sassy dessert salsa you can enjoy with cinnamon tortilla crisps. read more

Bloody Mary Salsa

Bloody Mary Salsa

Bloody Mary Salsa is a delicious riff on traditional salsa that is as good with chips as it is on grilled shrimp and vegetables. read more

Strawberry and Jalapeño Salsa Fresca

Strawberry and Jalapeño Salsa Fresca

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Fresca is so delicious you will find yourself making batches all summer long, and using it on everything. read more

Hot Bacon and Corn Salsa

Hot Bacon and Corn Salsa

Hot Bacon and Corn Salsa is more of a dip than a traditional salsa. It is addictively delicious, easy to make, and always gets rave reviews. read more

Watermelon and Cucumber Summer Salsa

Watermelon and Cucumber Summer Salsa

Watermelon and cucumber make a brilliantly refreshing summer salsa that goes perfectly with everything from chips, to grilled fish. read more

Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Mini Vegetable Frittatas

This easy, make-ahead recipe provides protein and vegetables in a delicious portable package. Eggs provide protein; vegetables provide micronutrients, fiber and lots of flavor; and, baking in a muffin tin lets you manage portion size. read more

Lemon Water Morning Tonic

Lemon Water Morning Tonic

This simple tonic of warm lemon juice is a great way to help maintain gut health and start each day hydrated. read more

Super Smoothie Master Recipe

Super Smoothie Master Recipe

This simple formula makes nutrient-dense smoothies that provide the cornerstones of good nutrition — macronutrients, like fat, protein and fiber; and micronutrients, like vitamins and minerals. read more

Super Vegetable Soup

Super Vegetable Soup

This universal recipe makes creamy, healthy vegetable soups, without the cream, in under an hour. read more

Simple Chia Pudding Recipe 3 Ways

Simple Chia Pudding Recipe 3 Ways

This no-fail recipe for chia seed pudding makes it simple to harness the nutritional benefit of chia seeds in a delicious way. read more

Detoxify Your Home With Natural Cleaning Products

Detoxify Your Home With Natural Cleaning Products

Indoor air pollution is a serious problem. Most people are unaware that the residue from chemical cleaning products used in their homes creates a lingering, toxic load affecting their health. read more

Culinary Cure Cold Brew Coffee

Culinary Cure Cold Brew Coffee

Cold-brewed coffee is delicious and less bitter than traditional, hot water brewed coffee. This simple recipe includes the medicinal benefits of spices with the addition of cinnamon and cardamom. You will save time and money by making your own cold brew; an alternative to expensive take-out coffee for busy weekday mornings. read more

Celery, Celery Leaf & Walnut Salad

Celery, Celery Leaf & Walnut Salad

While this recipe is deceptively simple to make, it is sophisticated and elegant to serve. The toasted walnuts and lemon walnut oil vinaigrette pair perfectly with the crunchy celery and flavorful celery leaves. read more

Lightly Pickled Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Lightly Pickled Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

This fresh and flavorful recipe uses lacto-fermentation; creating a crisp pickled carrot that tastes spectacular with a pesto made from read more

Steamed Head of Cauliflower with Broccoli Sauce

Steamed Head of Cauliflower with Broccoli Sauce

Cauliflower and broccoli make the perfect couple in this nutritionally power-packed, and equally delicious, recipe that never fails to wow the eye as well as the palate. read more

Roasted Napa Cabbage with Garlic

Roasted Napa Cabbage with Garlic

This quick and tasty preparation of Napa cabbage makes a lovely nutritious side dish and also works well as part of a vegetarian meal. read more

Matcha Powered Chia Seed Pudding

Matcha Powered Chia Seed Pudding

Simple and delicious, matcha chia pudding is a great way to enjoy plant based protein, green tea antioxidants and start your day with a powerful and satisfying combination of nutrients. read more

Oven Roasted Radishes

Oven Roasted Radishes

The lovely combination of radishes and their greens gets elevated to extreme deliciousness in this simple recipe. read more

White Bean Chili

White Bean Chili

This soul-satisfying White Bean Chili recipe combines chicken or turkey, with white beans and smokey, fire-roasted green chilis, resulting in the perfect white chili. read more

Sesame Noodles with Broccolini, Sweet Potato and Tuscan Kale

Sesame Noodles with Broccolini, Sweet Potato and Tuscan Kale

Raw vegetables replace meat, adding texture and flavor to this savory vegetarian dish. read more

Heart Healthy Farro Salad

Heart Healthy Farro Salad

I love the versatility of this salad. You can prep all of your ingredients ahead of time, and toss the salad right before serving - making this perfect for a tasty, weeknight meal or impressive side for guests. Best of all, the leftovers can do a tasty double duty for lunch. read more

Chile Verde with Black-Eyed Peas

Chile Verde with Black-Eyed Peas

While I use a small amount of pork for flavor and fat, black-eyed peas are the star in this health-friendly chile verde, resulting in plant based deliciousness. read more

Oatmeal and Berry Soufflé

Oatmeal and Berry Soufflé

Steel-cut oats are transformed into an impressive and healthy soufflé that will satisfy even the pickiest of breakfast eaters. read more

Sprouted Lentil Croquettes with Sauces of Arugula and Kefir

Sprouted Lentil Croquettes with Sauces of Arugula and Kefir

Sprouted lentils provide a super-simple shortcut that increases the nutritional value of this delicious lentil croquette recipe. read more

Carrot & Beet Salad with Herbs

Carrot & Beet Salad with Herbs

Eating the rainbow is easy with this gorgeous, phytonutrient-rich salad that feeds the eye, as well as the palate. read more

Asian Style Rutabaga & Carrot Salad

Asian Style Rutabaga & Carrot Salad

The versatile rutabaga shines in this simple and interesting, Asian-inspired salad. read more

Everything Rutabaga Fries

Everything Rutabaga Fries

This super simple recipe stars rutabaga in the role potatoes usually play; and they steal the show! read more

Rutabaga Spice Cake

Rutabaga Spice Cake

Rutabaga’s sweet, nutty flavor works perfectly in this moist and flavorful spice cake. read more

Rutabaga Baked Ziti

Rutabaga Baked Ziti

This ingenious recipe substitutes rutabaga for pasta and tastes so good even your Nonna would approve. read more

Creamy Rutabaga and Parsnip Soup

Creamy Rutabaga and Parsnip Soup

Rutabagas are the perfect root vegetable for making a hearty, healthy winter soup that trades calories for flavor. read more

Healthy Baked Pear Crisp

Healthy Baked Pear Crisp

Crunchy oats, spicy cinnamon, and sweet dried cranberries are the perfect compliment to fully ripe pears. I love the pretty presentation of a pear half, topped with crisp and a small scoop of ice cream, whipped cream or coconut cream. read more

Grilled Pineapple A La Mode

Grilled Pineapple A La Mode

Pineapple has a natural sweetness that is enhanced by grilling; and it looks beautiful topped with coconut milk ice-cream and sprinkled with toasted coconut and almonds. read more

Fresh Berry Pavlovas

Fresh Berry Pavlovas

These individual Pavlovas are an elegant way to finish a meal. Pavlova is a dessert made of light meringue topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. read more

Chocolate, Vanilla & Pomegranate Chia Parfaits

Chocolate, Vanilla & Pomegranate Chia Parfaits

This recipe takes chia pudding to a new level of flavor, texture and elegance. The layers of chocolate and vanilla look pretty in a glass serving dish, and the pomegranate seeds are packed with tart sweetness that brings the humble chia seed to new culinary heights. read more

Avocado Dark Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Dark Chocolate Mousse

This a magic marriage of chocolate and avocado that is as delicious as it is good for you. read more

Cranberry Margaritas

Cranberry Margaritas

I love this easy recipe for Cranberry Margaritas because it combines the health benefits of two of my favorite flavors, tequila and cranberries. read more

Green Tea & Ginger Toddy

Green Tea & Ginger Toddy

I addition to being antioxidants, green tea polyphenols stimulate the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the small intestine, liver and lungs. read more

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Probably the last thing you think of in a cocktail is pumpkin; but done right, pumpkin makes a tasty change-up to a traditional Old Fashioned. read more

The Minty Kiss

The Minty Kiss

Mint not only helps to keep your breath fresh, it improves digestion and decreases appetite. Big flavor and self control in a glass! read more

Nitro Irish Coffee Shakerato

Nitro Irish Coffee Shakerato

It is true that a cup of joe in the morning can help you feel more awake and less tired. read more

Savory Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins

Savory Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins

This recipe is an absolute show stopper. Individual pumpkins stuffed with bacon, cheese, bread, herbs and spices makes a dramatic and delicious presentation. read more

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This sassy little recipe uses pumpkin seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts or walnuts. What I like about making pesto is the versatility. read more

Pumpkin Spice Power Balls

Pumpkin Spice Power Balls

This simple recipe combines all the great flavors of fall into a bite-size, powerhouse of nutrition. read more

Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The trick to making the best, and most consistently perfect, roasted pumpkin seeds, is to clean them well, pre-boil, and dry them before baking. read more

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie

I love this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe because it tastes rich and creamy, is satisfying, and, yet, is low in calories. read more

Antioxidant Asian Slaw

Antioxidant Asian Slaw

This easy slaw packs anti-inflammatory and antibacterial nutrients in a colorful and nutritionally dense package. read more

Carrot, Beet & Apple Slaw with Cranberries

Carrot, Beet & Apple Slaw with Cranberries

Slaws are super easy to make and you can get creative using any vegetables you happen to have on hand. read more

Broccoli and Asian Pear Slaw

Broccoli and Asian Pear Slaw

I love the crisp crunchy texture of asian pears combined with cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. read more

Crunchy Slaw Mexican Style

Crunchy Slaw Mexican Style

One of the things that makes slaws so fantastic is that there is no exact science to making one. read more

Pineapple Ginger Margarita

Pineapple Ginger Margarita

Fresh pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, manganese and bromelain. This makes pineapple a powerhouse for healthy cocktails. read more

The Chihuahua

The Chihuahua

Low in calories, high in vitamin C, loaded with electrolytes, potassium and bioflavonoids, grapefruit juice is a delicious and nutritious addition to healthier cocktails. read more

Watermelon Mint Mojito

Watermelon Mint Mojito

This super simple cocktail never fails to be a crowd pleaser. Watermelon provides natural sweetness, while also being a nutrient dense food. read more

Greentini

Greentini

A detoxifying twist on the classic Martini. You can either buy pre-made green juice with a flavor profile you like, or juice the ingredients yourself. read more

What’s Up Doc? Healthy Veggie Cocktail

What’s Up Doc? Healthy Veggie Cocktail

Carrots play a starring role, delivering a powerful punch of beta-carotene, the vegetarian precursor of vitamin A, and beets help to detoxify the liver. read more

Watermelon Rind Gazpacho

Watermelon Rind Gazpacho

To harness the health benefits of watermelon rind, use a vegetable peeler to peel off the dark green outer skin of the watermelon. read more

Curried Swiss Chard Stem Pickles

Curried Swiss Chard Stem Pickles

Swiss chard stems are loaded with glutamine, an amino acid that helps the immune system stay strong and is helps the body repair and recover after stress or injury. read more

Carrot Top Pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

This versatile pesto recipe can be used with carrot tops, radish leaves, beet greens or even celery leaves. read more

Carrot Peels & Parsnip Peels Crispies

Carrot Peels & Parsnip Peels Crispies

The next time you have carrot or parsnip peelings try this super simple technique to make delicious crisps to add to soups or salads. read more

Broccoli Stem and Cauliflower Core Italian Salad

Broccoli Stem and Cauliflower Core Italian Salad

The following simple recipe is one of my favorites, the preparation is easy and the salad flavors are reminiscent of baby artichokes done in the Italian style. read more

Baked Apple Skin Crisps with Orange Zest

Baked Apple Skin Crisps with Orange Zest

The next time you have apple leftover apple peels, use this simple recipe to harness the deliciousness. read more

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

High in dietary fiber, low in calories, tomatillos are good for digestive health and help regulate blood sugars. read more

Jicama Chips

Jicama Chips

Jicama is known as the Mexican “potato”, because it is often substituted as a version of a baked potato in Mexico. read more

Miso Glazed Japanese Eggplant

Miso Glazed Japanese Eggplant

Eggplant is an excellent source of dietary fiber and a very good source of vitamin B1, B6 and potassium. read more

Delicious and Nutritious Beet Salad

Delicious and Nutritious Beet Salad

Beets are a double nutrient powerhouse, you can eat both the greens and the root. read more

Golden Gooseberry Salsa

Golden Gooseberry Salsa

The Cape Gooseberry is also known as the Peruvian cherry and it is native to South America. read more

Fantastic Fruits

Fantastic Fruits

There is absolutely nothing better than a perfectly ripe piece of fruit eaten at the peak, in season. read more

Prickly Pear Grill Sauce

Prickly Pear Grill Sauce

Prickly Pear has anti-inflammatory properties, is beneficial for digestion and has long been used as a homeopathic treatment for headaches and hangovers. read more

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

Dark chocolate contains a number of antioxidants, proanthocyanidins, and many polyphenols. read more

Veggie Tacos El Pastor

Veggie Tacos El Pastor

Replacing the meat, with veggies and tempeh, makes these vegetarian worthy tacos healthier and just as delicious as their meaty cousins. read more

Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower

This recipe is even easier and healthier if you have an air fryer, but still easy enough for home cooks. read more

Healthier Seven Layer Dip

Healthier Seven Layer Dip

A quintessential game day snack and deserves a spot at every Super Bowl party. read more

Easy Alternative Nachos

Easy Alternative Nachos

I love substituting flavorful, gluten free chips, like sweet potato, Terra Original Vegetable Chips and Yuca Chips. read more

Cauliflower Mac-N-Cheese

Cauliflower Mac-N-Cheese

This is a really delicious side dish that almost makes you forget gluten laden mac-n-cheese, or worse boxed mac-n-cheese with powdered cheese. read more

Celery Root Mashed Potatoes

Celery Root Mashed Potatoes

This easy potato substitute can be used in your favorite mashed potato recipe. read more

Eggplant Sage Stuffing

Eggplant Sage Stuffing

Eggplant does not have much flavor of its own, so it adapts to the flavors you add, making it a fantastic substitute for traditional stuffing. read more

Sweet Potato Waffles with Pecan Crunch

Sweet Potato Waffles with Pecan Crunch

This is an easy and delicious recipe to maximize the nutrients without adding unwanted sugar and carbs. read more

Bell Pepper Buns

Bell Pepper Buns

Using bell peppers as a substitute for bread is simply a delicious way to trade bad carbohydrates for a crunchy delicious vitamin C filled veggie bun. read more

Toasted Sweet Potato As A Swap Bread or Buns

Toasted Sweet Potato As A Swap Bread or Buns

One of the simplest ways to make a healthy swap and reduce the bad carbohydrates in your diet, is by swapping out bread products for vegetables. read more

Eggplant Toast

Eggplant Toast

Eggplant really shines as a substitute for bread, pita or a burger bun. read more

Portobello Mushroom Burger or Buns

Portobello Mushroom Burger or Buns

Portobello mushrooms are delicious and versatile, they can easily be substituted for the burger or the bun at the cookout. read more

Cucumber Sandwich Rolls

Cucumber Sandwich Rolls

Cucumber is a convenient and super low calorie way to substitute vegetables for bread. read more

Lettuce Wraps for Sandwiches and Grilled Foods

Lettuce Wraps for Sandwiches and Grilled Foods

A nice leaf of romaine or Boston lettuce works, as does any hearty green like swiss chard, Tuscan kale or collard greens. read more

Apple Slice Sandwiches

Apple Slice Sandwiches

In a pinch apple slices can be used and a healthy bread substitute. Apples are a rich source of prebiotic fiber, contain phytonutrients and antioxidants that help prevent disease and contribute to optimal health. read more

Simple Creamy Vinaigrette

Simple Creamy Vinaigrette

The Simple Vinaigrette recipe can be taken to the next level with the addition of a few ingredients. read more

Curried Asian Vinaigrette

Curried Asian Vinaigrette

By customizing the foundation formula of acid, oil and seasonings in different variations the dressing changes completely. read more

Simple Vinaigrette

Simple Vinaigrette

This simple recipe is the foundation formula for hundreds of variations of salad dressings. read more

Lemon Shallot Dressing

Lemon Shallot Dressing

I love the crisp flavor of lemon in this simple zesty dressing that is perfect paired with arugula or any combination of fresh salad ingredients. read more

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

When combined with good quality olive oil it transforms any salad into deliciousness. read more

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Perfect over sliced tomatoes, on a wedge salad with avocado, or as an indulgence over greens. read more

Miso Cider Vinaigrette

Miso Cider Vinaigrette

This dressing works well with bitter greens like radicchio and endive, as well as over roast vegetables. read more

Three Ingredient Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Three Ingredient Overnight Steel Cut Oats

This is a simple twist on preparing oatmeal that makes it easy to have a nutritious breakfast that is ready to go. read more

Chia Breakfast Pudding with Cinnamon and Almond Milk

Chia Breakfast Pudding with Cinnamon and Almond Milk

Simple and delicious, chia pudding is a great way to enjoy plant based protein and start your day with a powerful and satisfying combination of nutrients. read more

Zoodles & Shrimp with Lemon Pesto

Zoodles & Shrimp with Lemon Pesto

The zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) trick you into thinking you are eating pasta. read more

Pan Roasted Vegetables

Pan Roasted Vegetables

Roasting enhances their natural deliciousness and adding lemon zest and juice after cooking makes them shine! read more

Matcha Smoothie Latte

Matcha Smoothie Latte

Starting with the ginger, apple & pineapple load your blender with all ingredients. read more

Simple Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Simple Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Simple Healthy Chicken Parmesan serves 6 read more

Chili Powder Chicken Thighs With Lemony Arugula Salad

Chili Powder Chicken Thighs With Lemony Arugula Salad

Chili Powder Chicken Thighs With Lemony Arugula Salad read more

Easy Chicken Dinner

Easy Chicken Dinner

Easy and Healthy Chicken Dinner to make on weeknight! read more

Shallot Ginger Broccoli & or Cauliflower

Shallot Ginger Broccoli & or Cauliflower

Kristen's Shallot Ginger Broccoli and/or Cauliflower read more

Kristen’s AM Super Smoothie

Kristen’s AM Super Smoothie

I like to front load my day with a smoothie that fills me up and is exploding with health benefits. read more

Kristen’s Easy Delicious Beets

Kristen’s Easy Delicious Beets

The best beets have their greens attached and look fresh and firm, without blemishes. read more

Spicy Game Hens

Spicy Game Hens

The trick is to cut out the backbone and break the chest bone so the hen can be grilled flat. read more

Citrus Chicken

Citrus Chicken

You can use any citrus and tweak the recipe to use what you have on hand. read more

Easy Roast Chicken

Easy Roast Chicken

The perfect easy week night dinner read more