Mineral Broth

Mineral Broth This home made vegetable mineral broth is almost magical because it takes all of the wonderful nutrients from all of the amazing vegetables and puts it into a delicious broth that you can use in all of your cooking to help your body heal.  I truly believe in the power of good food to make the body well.  Using food to really nourish the body well is called functional nutrition.  Functional nutrition takes into account all of the systems in the body and formulates a plan for optimal…

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Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli I absolutely LOVE roasting vegetables!  It is one of my favorite ways to prepare and eat fresh produce.  Roasting brings out some wonderful flavors and with broccoli, it reduces the bitterness.  Lastly, roasting vegetables helps to break down the cell walls of the veggies to make more nutrients available to your body! Broccoli is full of vitamins C, fiber, potassium, and iron.  It is also one of our vegetables with the highest amounts of protein.  Broccoli has been shown to help increase our immune systems and reduce…

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Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pasta

As with most pasta dishes, they are a little higher in carbohydrates than some other dishes.  The key is to really watch your portions of the pasta!  This recipe is a great one to make and then portion into containers to freeze to eat for later.  You can also try some of the higher protein pasta options. Serves: 8 Total cooking time: About 30 minutes 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Chicken Breasts, diced ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper Note: You can substitute chicken sausage for chicken breast…

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Sweet Potato Fry Bowl

Have you heard of SUPERFOODS?  This recipe is loaded with 8 SUPERFOODS!  But more importantly, I think, is that it tastes amazing! What are they?  They are foods that are packed with tons of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.  Antioxidants are these wonderful compounds that protect your body against all kinds of toxins and can prevent or slow down aging, chronic diseases, and cancers!  Who knew food this good for you could taste so amazing??? The superfoods in this recipe are in bold. 6 Servings Ingredients: 3 Medium…

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Black Bean and Green Chile Salsa

This salsa is without a doubt, my favorite!  It’s sweet corn and earthy cilantro cut the spiciness of the chiles.  It looks absolutely wonderful on any table.  And as summer approaches, all of these ingredients are fresh and in season at your local supermarket. Make sure to use fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro in this dish, the bottled or dried just doesn’t do!  Also, for a slightly milder flavor, omit the red onions.  You can also try adding some freshly minced garlic for a variation.  Lastly, be sure to use fresh or…

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ChocoCoconut Butterscotch Cookies

Chocococonut Butterschotch Cookies These easy, gluten-free cookies are full of fantastic flavors! Prep: About 20 minutes Bake Time: 12 minutes at 375 F Makes 30 Cookies This amazingly easy cookie recipe is gluten free and full of amazing flavors!  I came up with this idea from a dessert my mom used to make called 7-layer bars.  They are really high in sugar, and so I tried this recipe to make them a little more balanced!  I love the flavor of the maple syrup in these!  They are also dairy-free for…

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Sweet and Spicy Fish Tacos

Sweet and Spicy Fish Tacos Sweet and spicy flavors make these tacos extra special.  You can easily make them gluten-free, and you can adjust the “spiciness” of the recipe for the kiddos if you need to.  Fast, easy, and delicious is ALWAYS what I am looking for in a recipe! Serves 6 Total cooking time: about 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound White fish, cod or sole work well Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs (use gluten free cracker crumbs as a substitute) 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp…

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Chili Pork Stir Fry

  Chili Pork Stir-Fry This recipe steam cooks the veggies to reduce the amount of oil needed in the recipe.  Did you know that oil is the most Calorie dense food we have?  At 120 Calories per Tbsp, it even trumps butter (102 Cals per Tbsp). Serves 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, sliced into strips 1 tsp chili powder ¼ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cumin 1 Tbsp corn starch 2 Tbsp soy sauce ¼ cup…

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