Grasshopper Bars

Refreshing Grasshopper Bars These bars are refreshingly delicious and easy to make.  They are packed with nutritious ingredients and are a great replacement for processed sugar-laden treats. Whip up a batch and you have a quick “go-to” treat waiting in the freezer. (Recipe from Raia’s Recipes.com.) Ingredients Mint Cream Layer 1 Hass avocado 1/4 C…

Mushroom Stroganoff

You will not miss the beef in this hearty, aromatic stroganoff!   It serves up as  awesome leftovers too. That is, if everyone has not cleaned their plates and the cooking pan! This Mushroom Stroganoff is meat-free comfort food at it’s best and you can replace the noodles with quinoa or converted rice to follow a lower glycemic requirement….

Sugar Challenge Results

90 days ago my husband and I set out on a 90 Day No Sugar Challenge.  (See our beginning journal entry here) Any time, day or night, TV commercials, blogs, online ads and articles inundate us with information about our health.  Everyone knows someone who is experiencing a health crisis. My husband and I decided…

Date Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Craving a warm cookie? These peanut butter cookies are so delicious! Best of all, they are quick and easy and only contain whole pitted dates for the sweetener. (Recipe found at blissfulbalance.com.) Makes: 12-18 cookies Ingredients 1 Cup unsweetened peanut butter 1 C pitted dates 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg Preparation…

Turkey Meatloaf

This savory and moist Turkey Meatloaf is Quick and Easy! You will see this turkey meat loaf as comfort food at its best! Jazz up “ho-hum” meatloaf with ground turkey and mushrooms. (Recipe from Inspired Taste.) Ingredients 1 1/4 lb lean ground turkey 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 oz. mushrooms, trimmed and finely chopped 1…

Delicious Date Sweetened Brownies

Ingredients 1 C almond flour 1 C Medjool dates; pitted 2 large organic eggs 1/4 C honey (or sweetener of choice) 1/4 C extra-virgin coconut oil, melted 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 C dark cocoa powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt Preparation Steps Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 8…

Mint Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Looking for a dairy-free ice cream alternative that still has that creamy texture and rich goodness of dairy ice cream? This coconut milk ice cream is a great replacement! Refreshing peppermint and crunchy chocolate chips add to it’s creamy goodness! And, you know exactly what is in each and every mouthful because you prepared it…

Power Bran Muffins

Energize your morning with these Power Bran Muffins… Makes: 12 Muffins Enjoy these delicious muffins with your favorite smoothie!  See some of our favorite smoothie recipes here: Spicy Fiesta Smoothie Sunshine Smoothie Ingredients 2 C Wheat Bran 1 C bleached all-purpose flour 1 C unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tsp apple…

Sugar Challenge

The thought of sugar evokes celebratory images, good feelings, and pleasant sensory memories for most of us. It’s undeniable. Sugar is woven into the fabric of our daily lives, whether we are celebrating, rewarding, or comforting ourselves. Our fascination with sugar is displayed in the headlines and titles generated by health news sites, blogs, and…

Coffee Freeze

Looking for a summertime treat that doesn’t fill half your daily caloric intake with one beverage?  Need a cool refreshing beverage that doesn’t send your blood sugar into orbit? I had to change my habit of periodic visits to the local coffee café for that favorite frozen coffee drink after I investigated just how many calories and tablespoons of sugar…

Date Sweetened Cherry Pie

Summertime picnics are not complete without our favorite pies!  This pie has more going for it than meets the eye. Date sugar is the only added sweetener in this delicious pie and coconut oil replaces butter in the flaky crust. Date sugar is lower on the glycemic index and that is a better choice for…

Red Beans and Rice

This slow cooker recipe is filled with nutritious red beans, aromatic spices and your choice of andouille chicken sausage or vegan sausage. Tall glasses of iced tea and steamy sides of cornbread round out this savory meal! See our recipe for Vegan Cornbread. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 lb. dried red beans 1/2 lb. andouille sausage…