Healthy and Nutritious Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Make this delicious baked oatmeal with so many good for you ingredients like nuts, oats, and carrots.   Sweetened with a small amount of pure maple syrup, you will find no refined sugars.  The almond milk can be made from scratch and fun to make!  Even the avocado oil has heart healthy benefits!  You can’t…

Health Benefits of Peaches

Vitamins One little peach provides 10 different kinds of vitamins: A, C, E, K and six of the B complex vitamins. Fiber There are three grams of fiber in a peach. Fiber aids in digestion and prevents constipation and bloating while contributing to colon health. Fiber helps regulate cholesterol levels which aids in reducing the…

Prepare Your Garden Now!

Prepare your garden this Spring so you can enjoy a productive and bountiful harvest! 1.  First, focus on cultivating your soil. Soil can become compacted over time, so loosening it before planting is a priority to build fertility. 2.  Second, a few weeks before you plan to plant, cover your garden bed with minimum half-inch…

Homemade Clif Bars – Chocolate Chip or Cherry {Vegan & Gluten Free}

Why not make your own Clif Bar goodness? If you are Vegan or Gluten free ~ these tasty bars are for you!  Be creative with your additions like raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots or add any other dried fruit you can think of (without added sugar, of course)! INGREDIENTS: Wet Ingredients: 12 pitted Medjool dates…

Spring Clean the Negativity!

SPRING CLEANING – Clean out Negative Thoughts Part 1 Our health is multi dimensional.  What does that mean?  It means our health is determined by many factors that are in constant perpetual motion. For example, how we respond to our interactions with others or situations can determine the health of our mind and body. Research…

Frozen Bananas with Mini Chocolate Chips

Guess how many ingredients are in this recipe? Only 2 . . .    Frozen bananas Dark chocolate mini chocolate chips Place your frozen bananas and put them in a  high-quality blender (such as a Vitamix). Blend until you achieve a consistency that resembles soft serve. You can add up to 1/4 cup milk of…

Your Holiday Options for Weight Control

During the holidays you may find yourself dining out more than normal and frequenting the holiday parties that begin with appetizers and end with rich desserts. If you host the holiday gatherings with all the holiday goodies, you may be spending more time in the kitchen near the tempting foods you wouldn’t normally have in…

A Story for You this Holiday Season

A Story to Promote Wellness with Healthy Relationships Recently I had a conversation with my daughter-in-law, Caroline and son, Rick about how frustrating it is that God doesn’t speak to me audibly. My desire is that God would clearly speak to me in words that I can understand, such as how to live my life, and…

Easy Apple Cake in One Bowl

This recipe is quick and easy with a delicious outcome. Save yourself precious time, and serve this cake in place of a labor intensive apple pie.  Experiment with flavors and use pure maple syrup instead of the sugar, or mix and match like I do, with 1 cup date sugar and 1/2 cup pure maple…

Vegan Caramel Sauce

This caramel sauce is very tasty on so many dessert delights!  I’ve used it on the  pumpkin bars, as well as the one bowl apple cake.  It also sweetens Greek yogurt that doesn’t have added sugars.   INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk fat* 3/4 cup coconut sugar or date sugar 2 tablespoons honey…

Summertime Fresh BLACK Rice Salad

Black rice is a great option to use with summertime freshness.  Black rice has the same nutrients and more fiber than brown rice, plus contains anthocyanin.  These pigment properties in black rice (as well as blueberries) provide anti-inflammatory benefits, protect against carcinogens, and may help prevent heart disease.   FRESH VEGETABLES & BLACK RICE SALAD INGREDIENTS:…

Quick & Easy Quinoa w/ Green Beans

Quinoa Brown Rice and Green Beans Prep time is diminished with this pack of cooked quinoa & brown rice. Ingredients: 2 cups frozen green beans – snapped about 1/2 inch 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 package Seeds of Change Garlic Quinoa & Brown Rice 1/2 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup small cherry tomatoes…