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

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

Beets and Butternut Soup

Beets and Butternut Soup

Here is an easy and healthy soup recipe that is packed with nutrition, including plenty of antioxidants from the beets.   Enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: about 20 minutes Servings: 6 – 8   Ingredients: 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups diced butternut squash 4 cups gluten free …read more

Chicken and Cabbage Soup

Chicken and Cabbage Soup

Soup is a great way to warm up on a cool, crisp fall day or a cold, snowy winter day. This soup is very healthy, as cabbage is a member of the vigorous cruciferous family of vegetables that have a high amount of antioxidants. Enjoy! Prep time: 10 min Cooking time: approximately 40 minutes Servings: 6 …read more

Grape Chutney

Grape Chutney

Here is a quick and interesting condiment recipe from Eatwell.com. This can be served with pork or chicken to add an interesting flavor variation. It keeps well in the fridge for up to one week. One note about prep time: black grapes have a slightly thicker skin and take longer to cook than red grapes. …read more

Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes

Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes are gluten-free, dairy free and diabetic friendly, as they contain loads of protein and fiber, and very little sugar.  Coconut sugar is a healthy form of sugar, yet xylitol can be substituted instead, if desired. This makes a great, healthy snack for school lunches or at the office! Prep time: 10 minutes Prep notes: use a food processor …read more

Quinoa Banana Berry Muffins

Quinoa Banana Berry Muffins

This recipe is gluten free and can be made dairy free as well.  The quinoa flakes, quinoa flour, chickpea flour and amaranth flour all have protein and fiber. This reduces the glycemic load of the muffins, which eliminates blood sugar issues.  Enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Baking time: 17 – 20 minutes Yield:  24 muffins   Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa flakes 1 cup milk …read more