Pushing Away Idols to Re-Focus on God’s Glory

Heart healthy

Pushing Away Idols to Re-Focus on God’s Glory “What?” you ask, “do idols have to do with food and nutrition?” A lot actually. I recognize this is a challenging subject, and as I write this today, I am convicted myself in more than one way. I hope that as you read this today, you will pause and consider your own heart. Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me…

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Favorite Vegetable Recipes!

Caprese Salad

All through the month of January, we did a Veggie Challenge in my weekly newsletter!  We worked on increasing our vegetables, diversifying our vegetables, trying a new vegetable and trying a new recipe that included vegetables.  The last week, I asked if you would share some of the yummy vegetable recipes with all of us, and HERE THEY ARE!!! I hope you will try some of these and continue to work on all of your goals from last month! Turmeric Rice By: Myka K 1 cup Rice ¼ cup Diced…

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Cauliflower Rice with Green Chile

Cauliflower Rice with Corn and Green Chile

Cauliflower Rice with Corn and Green Chile This simple cauliflower rice with corn and green chile side dish truly exceeded all of my expectations!  We had been traveling for over two weeks and when we got home I was scrounging in the freezer for dinner.  I had a bag of cauliflower rice, some frozen corn and green chile.  So, this is what I made!  I added a little garlic powder and cracked black pepper and it tasted amazing! So I am sharing my success in this cauliflower rice with corn…

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Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait These pomegranate yogurt parfaits are so wonderful for a snack or for breakfast! Here is a helpful tip: Make the crumble ahead of time and use it all week long!  I like to store the right portions in a mini muffin tin in my refrigerator.  Storing the crumble in the refrigerator helps keep the healthy fats fresh! Nutrition benefits: a daily dose of probiotics can help keep your gut in tip top shape!  This parfait has wonderful antioxidants in the pomegranates to help you reduce inflammation and…

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Ginger Berry Smoothie

Ginger Berry Smoothie

Ginger Berry Smoothie This ginger berry smoothie recipe is amazingly fresh and delicious!  I just love the added zip of fresh ginger.  It has really become one of my favorite spices! Ginger has tons of helpful benefits!  It is anti-inflammatory, naturally relieves pain, improves digestion, and lowers cancer risk.  Of course, there are many other benefits of ginger, but these are the most well researched. Smoothies are a great way to add more fruits and vegetables into your daily routine.   They are also a great way to get your daily…

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins I just love baked goods!  Who is with me?  But usually they are full of sugar and don’t have much nutrition benefit.  These chocolate banana muffins are a wonderful option for a healthier breakfast of snack!  My kids love these and so does my hubby.  I make them fairly regularly, but last time they actually fought over them! They are a good source of fiber and potassium.  They also have higher B vitamins than many other baked goods because they are used with whole wheat flour.  So…

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Oatmeal Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

peppermint cookies

Oatmeal Peppermint Chocolate Cookies A perfect Holiday Treat.  These peppermint cookies are healthier using avocado in place of butter, but you won’t be able to tell at all!  These mint cookies are the perfect flavor for the month of December. Makes 32 Peppermint 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…

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Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos! For those of you who know me, you know I just LOVE tacos.  We eat them almost every week, but I do not eat the same tacos every week.  We use a variety of proteins like shrimp, fish, beef, and chicken.  These chicken tacos are my husbands favorite (I think because of the sauce)!  It is a super simple sauce with mayo, salsa, and cumin that goes really well with the slightly spicy chicken.  I hope you enjoy this one as much as my family does! Serves 6…

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Indian Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Indian Butter Chicken This butter chicken is so full of fabulous flavors!  I love trying new foods often, especially ethnic foods!  My husband is a big fan of Indian foods and so I have been trying to incorporate them a little more into our meal plans.  Not only is this meal delicious, but it is also full of foods and spices shown to reduce inflammation.  Garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper are all shown to have anti-inflammatory effects! Perhaps my favorite part of this meal are the smells that fill my…

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Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Jalapeño Poppers This jalapeño poppers recipe is truly one of my favorite appetizers or snacks!  I love the spicy taste of the jalapeño with the creamy texture of cheese and the bacon on top makes it absolutely irresistible!!! This time of year, all kinds of peppers are being harvested her in New Mexico.  Of course we love our green chile here, but I also love jalapeños!   Jalapeños are a vegetable that is really popular further south in Mexico.  They are a medium spice pepper with tons of amazing flavor! …

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