Salmon Cakes

These Salmon Cakes are so amazingly delicious.  The sweet potatoes give them a really nice sweet flavor.  They are a little higher in fat than some of my other recipes, but that is because it is salmon!  Salmon is packed with the amazing omega-3 fatty acids that are so good for your heart!  They also reduce inflammation and can help prevent other chronic diseases like diabetes.  I never used to like fish, but lately I am finding so many wonderful recipes to incorporate it more into our weekly meal plans.  …

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Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

I love a good fried rice, but they can be so loaded with fats and sugars!  This recipe that tastes great, but is also pretty healthy.  It is a new twist on an old ethnic favorite which has more veggie than usual! Cooking and Prep time, about 40 minutes Makes 6 (pretty large) servings Ingredients: 3 whole carrots, peeled and chopped ½ onion finely diced 1 cup chopped green beans 1 yellow squash, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup corn kernels 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and diced 3…

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Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

The whole family will love these made from scratch pancakes.  They are easy and taste delicious! Makes 10 pancakes (about 4” diameter) 1 cup Dry Whole Oats 1.5 cups Boiling Water 1 cup All Purpose Flour 2 Tbsp Sugar 2 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Cinnamon 2 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp Milk 2 Tbsp Canola Oil In a large mixing bowl mix the oats with boiling water and let stand for 3-4 minutes.  In a separate small bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon. …

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Zucchini Egg Casserole

Prep your veggies for this egg casserole ahead of time to save time!  You can use it for breakfast, brunch, or even brinner.  At only 225 Calories per serving, you can add your favorite fruit or some whole grain toast to make it a complete meal.  Happy Eating!   Prep time: About 30 minutes Bake: About 40 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 3 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 medium) ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 ½ cups corn kernels…

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REVIEW: “WHAT THE HEALTH?”

Sorting out the TRUE Nutrition Claims If you haven’t watched this documentary, you don’t have to in order to gain some insight from this article.  In fact, it isn’t necessarily a documentary I would recommend.  They do make some interesting and thought provoking points throughout, however, they do it with an underlying sense of extremism, fear mongering, and they do it all with an emotional twist.  This is the point of the movie: A vegan diet is the most healthful and least problematic for the environment and our society in…

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Almond Flour Brownies

Warning for Chocolate Lovers: these gluten-free brownies are so chocolatey and delicious, you won’t believe they are gluten-free!  Prep time: 15 minutes, Bake time: 35-40 minutes Serves 12             Ingredients:  ¾ cup Almond Flour, finely ground ¼ tsp Salt 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder ½ tsp Baking Powder ¾ cup Sugar 3 Large Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla ½ cup Butter ¾ cup Chocolate Chips, divided Directions: 1.       Preheat oven to 350 F.    2.       Mix together in a small mixing bowl, flour, salt, cocoa, and baking powder.  3.       In a separate microwaveable…

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Oatmeal Mint Chocolate Cookies

A perfect Holiday Treat.  These cookies are healthier using avocado in place of butter, but you won’t be able to tell at all!   Makes 32 Cookies Total cooking time: about 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 Whole Avocado 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ¼ tsp Peppermint Extract ¼ tsp Salt ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda 1 cup Oats 1 cup All-Purpose Flour 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Baking Cocoa ½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Directions: In a large mixing bowl, mash the avocado with a…

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