Crock Pot Healthy Beef Chili

Hungry? Don't want to be cooking when you get home from a long day? Then this healthy beef chili recipe is perfect for you and your family! Whether it's tailgating and cheering for your favorite team with family friends or just wanting to warm up on a cold night, this healthy beef chili is great for your heart and super easy to make. Why? Because my recipe calls for the use of one of the most a...

Anti Inflammatory Celery Juice

If you want to get rid of inflammation for good than this anti inflammatory celery juice recipe is for you. Research has consistently shown that celery contains very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This is due to two unique compounds found in celery called polyacetylenes and luteolin. Luteolin is an antioxidant flavanoid that possesses powerful anti inflammatory abilities. The polyace...

Cranberry Anise Cinnamon Tea

If you've never made homemade tea before this recipe will have you addicted! This cranberry anise cinnamon tea is not only easy to make, but it has a wonderful flavor and many, many health benefits. While making this tea, your home will also be filled with a sensational smell due to the cinnamon and anise, and the ruby red color will have your friends and family ask, "What is that you're drinking?...

Anti-Inflammatory Ginger And Turmeric Smoothie

Since everyone is talking about the amazing anti-inflammatory properties of ginger and turmeric, I figured I'd make a delicious recipe to help harness those properties in one delicious ginger and turmeric smoothie! Ginger and turmeric are actually cousins, and both have been found to have some absolutely amazing properties. Ginger has been found in research to be great at reducing inflammation ...

Amazing Beet Hummus

I was so inspired by my beet banana berry smoothie that I had to create another recipe with the leftover beets I had. Thus was born this amazing beet hummus! Beets are a vegetable that is full of antioxidants. This beet hummus also has a number of nutrients that help to cleanse and detoxify your body. The betaine in the beet hummus help the liver to eliminate toxins. It also contain pectin, a ...

Beet Banana Berry Smoothie

Since beets are currently in season, I thought I'd celebrate their amazing taste and medicinal properties with a delicious beet banana berry smoothie. And not just one type of berry, but two! This beet banana berry smoothie is made with raw beets, fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries, a frozen banana, and almond milk. I also added a tablespoon of hemp seeds to add protein, and the hemp se...
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Homemade Kimchi

Kimchi is a staple in Korean diets. In fact, Koreans eat approximately 40 pounds of it per person each year!  The reddish fermented cabbage dish is served at every meal, either alone or mixed with rice or noodles. It's high-fiber content and low-fat qualities help keep the people of Korea slim. Kimchi is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C. Kimchi is also a fermented food, containing the healt...
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Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

Where's the beef? That's right, even beef can fit into a healthy diet as long as you choose lean cuts. This teriyaki beef stir fry is an amazing example of how the stigma against beef is totally wrong. You CAN include beef into your diet and still be heart healthy. One of the healthiest ways to prepare this tasty meat is in a beef stir fry. As a nutrient dense red meat, beef contains a number o...

Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats With Tomato And Vegetables

It's Fall, so zucchini's a full stock at the grocery store and farmer's market just waiting to be turned into an amazing recipe...like these zucchini boats! What I love about this recipe is that it uses everyday kitchen staples and helps you get not only two servings of veggies into dinner, but also tons of fiber without the added carbohydrates! Plus, zucchini boats look beautiful on the plate! ...

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Parfait

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: this is ABSOLUTELY my favorite breakfast of all time! It's quick, easy, delicious, and packed with nutritional benefits guaranteed to make your morning even more fabulous. Protein-packed cottage cheese is substantial enough to form the basis for a meal. Although most commercially produced cottage cheese is often high in salt and saturated fat, choosin...

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Muffins have been though to be a nutritional no-no as most are high in fat and overdo it on the carbohydrates. This recipe, however, is a great way to get in a serving of fruit and whole grains without going over the top. Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer...

Detoxifying Lentil, Asparagus, And Spinach Soup

You ever have one of those nights where you have to do grocery shopping in the morning and barely have anything left to make dinner with? BAM! The Lentil Asparagus and Spinach Soup was born! So easy to make, and full of fiber, protein, and antioxidants! This is definitely the perfect detoxifying and delicious meal for two! Lentils are detoxifying because they help to reduce blood cholesterol si...

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Remember Sunday morning when dad would cook pancakes? This recipe will bring you right back home to the breakfast table. And because it's fall, adding some pumpkin spice to the mix will have everyone in the family begging for more! Best of all, even your vegans friends can partake in these round discs of perfection. Eating pumpkin is good for the heart! The fiber, potassium and vitamin C conten...

Carrot Pineapple Muffins (Vegetarian)

There's no reason to omit muffins from your diet with this recipe! These vegetarian carrot pineapple muffins are perfect as part of your breakfast or for a quick mid-morning or afternoon snack! Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vi...

Salmon Salad Made with Kunachia

They say that abs are made in the kitchen, and they're right. And what better way to do that with salmon, vegetables, and everyone's favorite superfood: chia! Have you heard about the benefits of chia? What about the benefits of probiotics? What if you could get the best of both worlds with one product? The people at Kunachia were amazing enough to send me a free sample of their Organic Chia + ...

Kale Frittata

Kale is packed with a ton of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients such as glucosinolates, and flavonoids. Because of its amazing nutritional properties, this superfood can help fight cardiovascular disease, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also help to prevent several types of cancer and pre-mature aging of the skin, and kale also helps promote urinary tract health. This kale frittata recipe...

Red, White, And Blue Parfait

Picnics, barbecues and fireworks. To a proud American, this means the Fourth of July: a celebration of our nation's independence and a great reason to celebrate with family and friends. And there is no better way to ensure you have the energy to make it to a spectacular light show than with a good breakfast!   Breakfast is not only one of the best ways to get the energy you need for your busy da...

Hemp Seed, Peach, and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Hemp Seed, Peach, and Cottage Cheese Pancakes
What to do when you don't have much in the fridge and you want a hearty breakfast? Throw it together! These Hemp Seed, Peach, and Cottage Cheese Pancakes were a result of just that. They're fluffy, full of fiber, and gluten-free too! Hemp seed is your superfood answer to a sluggish metabolism, a wrecked gastrointesinal tract, and unbalanced hormones. For many years, hemp seed was avoided becaus...

Kiwi Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

Good morning to all! I woke up this morning and realized that the kiwis on my counter top were ripe and ready to go. What a perfect excuse to make a fabulous parfait for two!  The word "parfait" is the French term used to prepare a specific dessert. The French dessert is essentially a pureed dessert custard that can be served in any type of glassware. The American version of the dessert is alwa...

Vegan Pear Bread

Are you vegan? Love bread but can't find many without eggs, milk, or butter? Then do I have the recipe for you! This vegan pear bread is so good, even your meat-eating friends will be begging you for the recipe!  Pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits, offering six grams per medium-sized fruit, helping you meet your daily requirement of 25 to 30 grams. Filling up on fiber keeps you regular t...

Blueberry Blackberry Pancakes

Woke up this morning thinking, "Hmmmm....PANCAKES!" This recipe is perfect for two, or double it for a family of four. Whole grains, a serving of fruit, and they're low sodium to boot! Blueberries and blackberries might be small, but their big on health! They're rich in nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals which may help prevent and even reverse the effects of aging, cardiovascular diseas...

Pears, Honey and Cottage Cheese Toast

New addiction alert! This is probably one of the easiest and most satisfying breakfasts you can eat...and boy is it easy to make! Beyond being a tasty addition to the diet, pears are also packed with nutrients and nutritional value. Pears have a huge list of health benefits, including: ability to aid in weight loss, improve digestion, improve heart health, regulate the body’s fluid levels, redu...

Vegan Slow-Cooker Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Not eating breakfast because you feel like you just don't have the time? Well that excuse isn't going to fly anymore! This Vegan Slow-Cooker Banana Walnut Oatmeal is the kind of breakfast you make the night before. That's right, pull out your slow-cooker and get this easy breakfast going before you go to bed. Eating breakfast is integral for living a healthy life. If you feel as though you're n...

Kale, Sweet Potato, and Egg Hash

Do you love kale? Over the holiday, we visited my in-laws, which of course meant taking home some of my mother-in-laws expertly grown organic kale! And what better way to use it then to create a delicious recipe! This amazingly easy delight can made made for breakfast, lunch, or as a healthy afternoon snack! And what an amazing way to get your greens in! Kale is LOADED with antioxidants like beta...