My kids have nut allergies--peanut and tree nuts. I like to have healthier energy snacks on hand for them. You know, the kind that have protein, healthy fat, and complex carbs. But do you know how difficult IT IS to find healthy energy snacks that taste halfway decent, which Don't Have Nutsin them? Truly. Try a search, have a go. I have searched and searched. And searched some more.
The search results are limited at best, and not so tasty (Blah!) So my solution:Create your own! So I did! And honestly, they are darn tasty, if I do say so myself!
Yep, I'm sharing. I hope you enjoy these...sweetened by dates, a little tiny bit of stevia, and if you choose to add sugar-free chocolate chips, well then, there you go!
Quinoa and Kale--quite the popular salad these days. But it's what you put with the quinoa and kale that will make a very common salad out of this world delicious!
Grab your favorite berries, some shaved parmesan, slivered almonds and some Meyer lemons, and get ready to create your new favorite salad and dressing.
There's something about Meyer lemons that makes the sour lip pucker of a lemon turn into a golden delight. Add with that just the perfect amount of olive oil, vinegar, garlic and seasonings, and you have a refreshing vinaigrette you will use time and time again. Delish with fish, too!
They key ingredient here is Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil. Find it here. (BTW I don't have any sales affiliation with the website linked here....
So you want to eat more healthy?Cool! There's an amazingly large amount of info on eating healthy out there. Have you noticed that Meal Planning and Food Prep are ALL THE RAGE in nutrition right now? You can see perfectly measured and labeled meal containers for sale all over the web. Do a "Food Prep" web search and you'll find hundreds of links to articles, websites, and Pinterest ideas about it. If you haven't incorporated Meal Planning and Food Prep into your life, you are probably thinking to yourself, "What's the big deal? I eat whatever I have in my fridge and pantry. I'm fine with that." But are you REALLY fine with that? You want to eat healthier, right? But if you eat WHATEVER is in your house, then well, what ex...
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My family LOVES banana bread, but not just ANY banana bread. They want MY recipe, and no other :) I'm feeling pretty loved! The kind I make is moist and delicious, and EASY to make, not to mention healthier than most traditional recipes out there. Wanna try some? Let's get baking!
Why is it so easy, you ask? Well, all the ingredients go in my very fabulous and high-tech blender. Truly. Up until I add A Little Extra Love... Yup, the dark-chocolate-chips-with-no-added-sugar-sweetened-by-Stevia kind of LOVE!
Banana Bread with a Little Extra Love
Makes 1 loaf/10 thick slices
3 med/large Bananas
2 large Eggs 1/2 cup, Greek Yogurt - Fat Free - Plain
.375 cup (that's 1/2 of 3/4 cup) Stevia No Calorie Sweetener 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (R...
Maybe you ate too much. Maybe you ate some pretty yummy and less than healthy things. Like the creamy alfredo, or the buttery garlic mashed potatoes. Or even my mom's German Spritz cookies, or her to-die-for Christmas bread. Or maybe you ate mostly healthy but went overboard on the desserts. Sound familiar?
BUT...Do you beat yourself up over it? Nah, that just creates unproductive negativity and who needs that?? No use wallowing in guilt. Leave yesterday in the past.
So what do you do? The important thing to do is THIS: Realize that you enjoyed the holidays, spent time with family and friends, and created new memories to cherish. Could you have done better with your eating? Probably. But TODAY is a new day, a place to start fresh and focus...
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Company parties, executive dinners, holiday hors d'oeuvres and drinks...The crazy holiday celebrations that load your calendar can also load the extra calories and contribute to the typical American 5 pound holiday weight gain. While on this yearly epicurean Merry-Go-Round binge-fest you might be screaming, "Stop! Let me off this thing!" while simultaneously saying, "But I think I'll take another spin..." because you just want to have one more bite of that creamy shrimp dip or that decadent seven-layer torte... Sound familiar?
Now I'm NOT going to tell you you can't have those delectable holiday delights, because complete restriction often backfires. BUT I will tell you that you can have (some of ) your cake and eat it too!...