Tag: plant-based recipes

Banana Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie

One of my favorite ways to start my day is drinking a healthy, plant-based smoothie.  Since I started eating solely whole food plant-base recipes, my outlook and health has improved dramatically.  At 44, I have more energy throughout my whole day than I did when I was thirty.  I am truly amazed and thrilled! This […]

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Walnut Smoothie with Pineapple and Strawberries

Walnut smoothies with pineapple and strawberries are a great way to start the day.  If you have picky eaters who think they don’t like walnuts, run this recipe by them, but don’t let them see you make it. ;D  Walnuts have such a mild taste that they’re easily overpowered by sweet fruits.  When you serve […]

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Walnut Smoothie with Cherries and Spinach

On the trail to eating whole food plant-based recipes, I’m discovering tastier ways to start my day.  The combination of this smoothie may sound weird, but I assure you, the flavor is OUTSTANDING!  All you can really taste is the bananas and cherries. Walnuts and spinach have such mild flavors that they’re easily overpowered by […]

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Savory Swiss Chard Recipe

Swiss Chard has been around forever.  Like a child, I have resisted eating this nutritious green my whole life.  I don’t know why, I just imagined it was bitter and wouldn’t go near it.  Last week, I took a chance and bought a beautiful bundle.  And do you know what?  Swiss Chard is DELICIOUS!  It […]

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Yummy Apples and Oatmeal Breakfast

I’ll tell you right now.  I have NEVER liked oatmeal. In all my forty-something years of eating breakfast, oatmeal cooked from scratch or out of an instant packet was never on my yummy list.  I don’t like the texture of cooked rolled oats AT ALL.  I’ve tried several times to force them down for the sake […]

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Broccoli Ricotta Sauce over Whole Wheat Pasta

Despite my efforts to photograph this healthy broccoli recipe in an appetizing light, it is truly a great tasting dish.  My 11-year old son, who happens to like broccoli, practically inhaled his first bowl then went back for seconds.  We were surprised by the creaminess of the broccoli ricotta sauce.  It doesn’t look smooth, but it […]

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Roasted Bell Pepper and Potatoes

I could eat a whole plate of oven roasted vegetables and call it ‘dinner’.  Couldn’t you?  The other night, I had a icebox full of leftovers that didn’t quite go together, like leftover stir-fry veggies, baked yellow squash, and pinto beans.  It didn’t help that I had a hankering for fried potatoes.  That’s when I […]

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Banana Bread for Health Nuts

You might notice that I’m on a serious health kick right now.  I’ve been learning how to bake without using oils and eggs.  I love the lab results. ;D  My family can’t even tell the difference between my usual moist banana bread recipe and my new and improved, eat-it-for-breakfast, oil free, egg free, banana bread […]

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Simple Apple-Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve made Apple-Pumpkin Muffins before.  Or were they Pumpkin-Apple Muffins?  Anyhoo.  This time I’ve converted the recipe to one that meets a higher standard of healthy.  No, I didn’t substitute a regular ingredient with it’s reduced-fat cousin.  I completely left out the artery clogging stuff and kept all the spicy, fruity goodness. Yep, this muffin recipe […]

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Whole Wheat Pancakes and Apple

Making pancakes is easy.  Trying to eat them in the most healthy way, easier than you think. Years ago, I converted my kiddos over to enjoying regular whole wheat pancakes. It wasn’t something I did overnight.  No, siree.  I had to go under the radar and change out certain ingredients one batch at a time.  […]

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