Healthy Root Beer Floats

Summertime is here and with the warmer temps, cold treats taste good! Here is a healthy option for a delicious cold treat. Healthy Root Beer Floats Ice cream: 1 pint organic heavy whipping cream 1/4 C water 1 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract Mix together and pour cream into popsicle molds or an … Continued

Did someone say Jello?!?

I love jello, but it has to be the good kind with quality ingredients, not the highly processed kind with added sugars, artificial colors and flavors. Gelatin has a number of health benefits. Eating gelatin regularly supports connective tissue, collagen production, digestive health, hair, skin and nails as well as joints…even more reasons to enjoy it! 1 cup strawberry puree … Continued

I’m bananas for this banana muffin recipe…

Sometimes we need a little variation to our daily food choices…but the choices still need to be healthy and quick. A patient shared this recipe with me; it is a great option for a quick and healthy muffin on the run!   1 smashed banana 1/2 cup nut butter (almond or natural peanut nutter) 1 … Continued

Kale Salad with Strawberries and Mandarin Oranges

I made this salad for Easter brunch. It went over very well with people who don’t like kale as much as I do 🙂 Salad: 1 8 ounce bunch lacinato kale 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion 1 10 ounce can mandarin orange sections, drained 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced (raspberries or blackberries would work instead … Continued

Why bone broth is good for you

“Good broth will resurrect the dead,” says a South American proverb. Said Escoffier: “Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.” A cure-all in traditional households and the magic ingredient in classic gourmet cuisine, stock or broth made from bones of chicken, fish and beef builds strong bones, assuages sore throats, … Continued

Cucumber Subs

Cucumber subs with turkey, green onions and cheese! Easy, healthy and fast! Photo Courtesy: Healthy Fitness Recipes

Healthy Egg Salad

This is a great recipe for people who don’t have time to make lunch in the morning. Prepping egg salad on the weekend is a great way to have a “grab and go lunch” when you are in a hurry! (Increase eggs, mayo and mustard and spinach for a larger quantity.) 6 organic free range … Continued

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Macaroons

Yields about 40 macaroons; prep time 15 min 3 cups unsweetened dried coconut 3/4 cup almond or coconut flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup maple syrup or coconut nectar (or a 1/2 cup of each) 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Mix all ingredients together well. Form … Continued

A Healthier Pumpkin Pie

The Holiday season is just around the corner and you know what that means: lots and lots of SWEETS! This year arm yourself with some healthy alternatives. One of my favorites is homemade pumpkin pie made with natural sweeteners. It is a great way to enjoy the holidays without any of the guilt…or gluten! Crust: … Continued

Cranberry Puree

Cranberry Puree–a great improvement over plain ol’ cranberry sauce and great for inflammation! In a blender add: 2/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks (must be FRESH, not canned) ½ fresh pear 1 stalk fresh fennel 1 tsp raw grated ginger 1 tsp raw honey or real maple syrup 1 cup … Continued