Recipe: Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Your new FAVE Thanksgiving dish! Don’t tell your husband, your kids or your guests that these aren’t real mashed potatoes — because these are better, healthier and they will never know the difference! This will serve 8-10.  Leftovers keep in the fridge! Cube 3 parsnips (1 lb) Cut 1 small head of cauliflower Boil cauliflower and parsnips for 10-15 min until soft (in a HUGE pot or do each … Continue reading Recipe: Healthy Mashed Potatoes

RECIPE: Nutty Buddy Smoothie

Tell your all buddies! (At least those whom you want to be healthier) This is a great way to start your day.  Maca powder and chia seeds are optional ingredients to take the health benefits of this delicious shake to the next level—but don’t be intimidated, you can make friends with those two superfoods another day. Meet your new NUTTY BUDDY! In a blender combine: … Continue reading RECIPE: Nutty Buddy Smoothie

Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Here’s a twist on an old favorite.  It’s great for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dessert.  Cool and crisp with the perfect amount of sweetness. No refined sugars and lots of fiber to keep you satisfied and your digestion functioning well. In a blender combine: 2 cups of almond milk (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup water) 5 frozen strawberries (or fresh, even better)* … Continue reading Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

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Gorgeous Fruit Salad

When my husband and I lived / worked in New Zealand, we thought it funny when the Kiwi’s described their foods, especially desserts, as “gorgeous”.  We’d only used that term to describe appearance, not taste. Well world, have I got a gorgeous (looking and testing) simple, summer salad for you!  Bring it to any and all social gatherings!  It will be the most beautiful dish … Continue reading Gorgeous Fruit Salad

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Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Still haven’t tried Matcha? Or maybe you’re a major Matcha lover? Either way, this is a great smoothie to experience all the health benefits of this magic green dust. Quick catch up. What is Matcha? It’s a specially grown and processed green tea powder that has a perking but calming effect. I could use both more perk and more calm. Check. Matcha has 137 x … Continue reading Coconut Matcha Smoothie

“Sop it up” Salad Dressing

I want you to have no excuses for not eating greens every day! Every meal is a chance to harm or heal the body. I want you healing and greens are the answer! Leafy anti-aging, anti-cancer, super-healing leafy greens taste even better with this dressing (from Barre3.com) DRESSING INGREDIENTS: Juice from 1 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 1/8 cup apple cider … Continue reading “Sop it up” Salad Dressing

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Asian Slaw Salad

  Headed to a supper party? Insure you’ll have something tasty and clean on the table by offering to bring a side dish! This helps the host and helps your pant size. Win, win!   In The South, people like slaw.  Usually with BBQ or with fried seafood, and always at picnics.  This dish is less mayonnaise-based and more unclogged artery-based, but trust me, it will … Continue reading Asian Slaw Salad