Chocolate Date Nut Bars

These beauties are a must-have staple in your home if you crave something sweet now and then and are looking for a healthy alternative.  They happen to be gluten free and don’t require any baking, you do need a food processor or blender to grind up the nuts and dates.  My family loves these as an afternoon snack and be prepared to make them over and over and over again. Ingredients: 1...
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Roasted Carrot Chips

We eat a lot of vegetables at home and I quickly get bored with making them the same ole way. This is an easy and delicious way to add carrots to your family dinners, kids lunch boxes or even as a snack. And let me warn you, these are going to be eaten fast, so make a lot! Freshly washed and peeled carrots Carrot Strips Roasted sweet carrot chips   Ingredients: 1 lb carrots 1 Tbsp canola...
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Frozen Banana Ice Cream with Roasted Almond

It’s as delicious as it sounds and the best part of it is, you don’t have to feel guilty eating it. My 2 year old daughter devoured it, along with my husband. The topping is from Gwyneth Paltrow’s book “It’s All Good” and it’s awesome even on its own.


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Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Sauce

Tofu is so versatile, low calorie and packed with healthy protein that I’m always looking for new recipes.  The cilantro sauce really makes the tofu stand out.  It’s also delicious served with grilled summer squash, mushrooms or other grilled vegetables.  I mopped it up with some crusty bread, like a baguette.   Ingredients: 2 cups cilantro leaves 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2...
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Amaranth Porridge

Amaranth seeds may be tiny but they are nutrition powerhouses.  These tiny little seeds are a great source of protein ( 9g per 1 cooked cup) as well as contain iron, magnesium, zinc and fiber.  Unlike other grains, they also provide the essential amino acid, lysine.  Most people get enough lysine from meats, cheese, fish and eggs but if you are vegan or an athlete you should make...
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