Healthy Recipes

Southern-Style Healthy Collard Greens (vegan / vegetarian)

I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about trying to make collard greens taste delicious without using fatty chunks of pork.  Thankfully, these greens turned out pretty amazing! Tradition collard greens usually use mounds of bacon, pigs feet, or other pig parts. This alternative uses olive oil and vegetable stock instead. Don’t get… Continue reading Southern-Style Healthy Collard Greens (vegan / vegetarian)

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Chickpea “Cookie Dough” Bites

I am so addicted to these chickpea “cookie dough” bites! Just chickpeas, almond butter, honey, vanilla, coconut milk, dark chocolate chips, and a touch of oats. While making these, I kept thinking about my hubby who has a raw cookie dough obsession. Well, he approves of these as a healthy alternative! Why not nourish yourself… Continue reading Chickpea “Cookie Dough” Bites

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Chilled Asian Noodle Salad (gluten-free options and vegan vegetarian options available)

Noodle salads are great for the whole family, and they are especially refreshing when the weather is hot. This doesn’t requiring any reheating, which is a major plus as a busy, working mama. Sometimes I make this with brown rice pasta, sometimes whole wheat pasta, and other times spiralized zucchini (depending on what I have… Continue reading Chilled Asian Noodle Salad (gluten-free options and vegan vegetarian options available)

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Apple “Nachos”

No chips here – just fresh, crisp apple drizzled with natural peanut butter and Greek yogurt, finished with a sprinkle of blueberries, dark chocolate chips, nuts or seeds of choice, and/or toasted UNsweetened coconut. This is a nutritious alternative when you’re craving something crunchy, sweet, and salty (saltiness from the peanut butter). You’ll save hundreds… Continue reading Apple “Nachos”

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Healthier Biscuits and Gravy

Life is all about compromise. We typically think of biscuits and gravy as being a fatty, guilty dish. You can leave some of the guilt behind with this recipe by making the gravy with lean chicken sausage, chopped onion, and chopped mushrooms. You could swap out the mushrooms for a different non-starchy veggie if you… Continue reading Healthier Biscuits and Gravy

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Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits (with Fresh Rosemary)

These biscuits are wholesome and nutritious, using organic (non-GMO) whole wheat flour in place of processed white flour. The texture is delightful, and they taste simply delicious. We have an abundance of rosemary growing in our backyard, so we added some to these biscuits. In addition, we opted for organic butter from pasture-raised cows, and… Continue reading Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits (with Fresh Rosemary)

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Raspberry-Cashew-Oat-Chocolate Power Bites

These delicious chocolate bites are filled with healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants. The ingredients are clean and simple, and the recipe doesn’t require a blender to make it. The inside is simply cashew butter, oats, cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon, and freeze-dried raspberries all mixed together well and rolled into balls. Then, it’s dipped in melted… Continue reading Raspberry-Cashew-Oat-Chocolate Power Bites