Raw Chocolate Smoothie

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

This is a wonderfully creamy and delicious smoothie, full of antioxidants, nutrients and protein. Raw chocolate (cacao) is amazingly healthy. This smoothie is great for breakfast or before your morning workout. Yum – chocolate for breakfast! Enjoy! Yield: 2 servings   Ingredients: 1 apple, chopped ½ banana, broken into pieces 1 handful dark leafy greens 2 cups …read more

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Before we get to the recipe itself, let’s talk about some details that are important if you want to have a high quality, as-healthy-as-possible chocolate bar or chocolates. The best ingredients to use for the very best and healthiest results: Raw organic cacao powder or paste with nothing added to it (NOT genetically modified cacao …read more

Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

This is an interesting and nutritious salad that can be served warm or cold. It is very easy to make and it contains plenty of protein and fiber from both the garbanzo beans and the quinoa. Red and white quinoa make this a colorful dish. The original recipe can be found on allrecipes.com.   Prep …read more

Easy Lentil Soup

Easy Lentil Soup

This is a very easy and healthy vegetarian soup – great for a cold winter day! The lentils are a great source of protein and fiber.   Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves …read more

Moroccan Wild Rice

Moroccan Wild Rice

This is a variation of a delicious recipe from EatingWell.com.   Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 – 50 minutes Total time: 1 hour + 5 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 5 cups water 1 cup wild rice, rinsed 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium red pepper, seeded …read more

Gluten Free Turkey Casserole

Gluten Free Turkey Casserole

  Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 1 ½ cups gluten free quinoa elbow macaroni 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp quinoa flour or chickpea flour 3 ½ cups 2% milk 1 can gluten free cream of mushroom soup ½ cup diced red pepper ½ cup diced celery ¼ cup …read more

Guilt Free Christmas Shortbread

Guilt Free Christmas Shortbread

This shortbread recipe is very similar to traditional recipes, but with a healthy twist. It is sugar free (sweetened with xylitol), gluten free and nut free. It contains quinoa flour, amaranth flour and chickpea flour, which all have protein and fiber. These cookies are diabetic friendly because they don’t contain sugar. Enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Refrigeration time: 30 to …read more

Chocolate Almond Shortbread, Gluten Free

Chocolate Almond Shortbread, Gluten Free

This is a modern, gluten free and healthier version of a shortbread cookie my Mother used to make. They are sugar free (sweetened with xylitol), which makes them diabetic friendly. The main flours are almond flour and quinoa flour – both have fiber and protein.   Enjoy!   Prep time: 10 minutes Refrigeration time: 30 to …read more

Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

  Pumpkin is chock full of vitamins and minerals. This healthy and yummy smoothie contains fiber, protein and healthy carbohydrates – so it is balanced and won’t cause blood sugar issues. This smoothie incorporates Pumpkin Dip – the recipe can be found here.   Prep time: 3 minutes Servings: 1   Ingredients: ½ banana ¼ …read more

Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip

This dip is both healthy and delicious – with flavour reminiscent of pumpkin pie! Pumpkin is low calorie and is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also contains some protein. The fiber and protein in this recipe help to reduce the glycemic impact, so it won’t mess with blood sugars. The following is an …read more