August 21, 2020

Thai Autumn Herbal Salad

Thai Autumn Herbal Salad Time: 40 minutes Serves: 5-7 Ingredients: 1 medium kabocha squash, roasted whole, cut into 1-inch cubes 2-3 medium shallots, thinly sliced 1 cup roasted peanuts ¾ cup cilantro, with stems, roughly chopped ¾ cup mint leaves, roughly chopped 1 Tablespoon of canola oil For dressing: ¼ cup olive oil 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar 1 […]
August 21, 2020

Roasted Butternut Squash Black Bean Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Black Bean Soup Ingredients For the squash: 6 cups cubed butternut squash, peeled and seeded, ¾-inch dice (about ½ a large squash) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper For the soup: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced […]
August 21, 2020

Veggie Quiche

Veggie Quiche Ingredients 1 pie crust (you can use store bought, or go crustless) 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 handfuls fresh spinach, roughly chopped 1 small white onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, diced 5-10 asparagus spears, ends trimmed, then chopped into 1-inch pieces 6 eggs ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking […]
August 21, 2020

Italian Quinoa Salad with White Beans

Italian Quinoa Salad with White Beans Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, cooked ½ cup small white cannelloni beans ¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped 1 roasted bell pepper, chopped ½ cup marinated artichokes, halved ¼ cup fresh bell pepper, chopped 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped ½ teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped […]
August 21, 2020

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad A classic favorite. Simple and fresh. Ingredients ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 large apples, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 ribs of celery, sliced ½ cup of strawberries, sliced ¼ cup of an orange, juiced ½ cup non-fat yogurt (plain) 2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced 1 teaspoon honey ¼ of an […]
August 21, 2020

Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl Ingredients ¾ cup almond milk 1 cup tropical frozen fruit ½ tablespoon ground flax seed 1 cup packed spinach 3-4 medium basil leaves 1 teaspoon lemon juice Toppings 1 banana, sliced ½ cup blueberries ½ cup raspberries 1 tablespoon chia seeds Instructions Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix until smooth.  Top with […]
August 21, 2020

Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl Smoothie in a bowl? But why? The action of chewing actually makes us feel fuller. Have you ever noticed how after drinking a smoothie you might crave something crunchy? Or maybe you feel hungry just an hour later? A smoothie bowl is the perfect way to get all the health benefits of a smoothie, but with […]
August 21, 2020

Golden Milk Smoothie

Golden Milk Smoothie Use fresh or frozen fruit. I find that using frozen tropical fruit is the most cost effective. Bananas are affordable and available all year. When bananas start to get to ripe, cut into bite sized pieces, and store in freezer until your next smoothie. Ingredients 1 cup frozen mango chunks (may substitute pineapple) ½ frozen […]
March 5, 2020

Baked Steel Cut Oats

Baked Steel Cut Oats Steel cut oats have a heartier texture than and contain more fiber than their rolled oat counterparts.  Fiber is important for digestion, healthy cholesterol levels, and controlling blood sugar. Fiber is an important part of the Health Plus Plan.  The following is a great recipe for oven baked steel cut oats.  The recipe can […]