Recipes

Cinnamon Ginger Energy Balls

Happy Tuesday, friends! This week’s recipe is for those of you looking for something that is sweet, easy and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.  It is about time I put these out there for everyone to enjoy because they have gotten rave reviews time and time again.  I am usually not a big fan of “healthy sweets” but these energy balls are GREAT if you are weaning off the processed sweets and need a little treat  to keep you from diving headfirst into the carton of ice cream.  Or, if you get the occasional sweet tooth that you want to satisfy without all the added junk in your typical store-bought granola bar.  Either way, I hope you enjoy!

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Creamy Homemade Cashew Milk

Hello, lovely people! Happy Tuesday.  This week’s recipe is for all you lovers of nut milk who don’t care for the added ingredients often present in the store-bought options.  This cashew milk is super simple and does not require straining like homemade almond milk would (major score!).  Not to mention it is super creamy and delicious!

Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than many other nuts, they pack their nutritional punch by providing 98% of your recommended daily intake of copper in only a ¼ cup serving.  Copper is an essential component of many different enzymes and helps with the utilization of iron, elimination of free radicals, development of bone and connective tissue and the production of the skin and hair pigment called melanin.  They are also a good source of phosphorous, magnesium, manganese and zinc.

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Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

 

We may not all agree on who the Super Bowl LIII champs will be, but can we agree that it doesn’t feel like Super Bowl Sunday without some crispy buffalo wings on the table?  Good, glad that’s out of the way. There is something about some good ole buffalo wings that really get my salivary glands working overtime.  Fun fact about me – I ordered buffalo wings for dinner before prom when I was in high school.  Yep – I’m not even embarrassed about it:)

This recipe is super clean (Whole 30 in fact) so have fun while indulging guilt-free and may the best team win!

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Sausage & Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

After a couple of warm weeks here in North Carolina, the cold weather has finally hit and it is certainly feeling like winter (at least for us Southerners).  When the cold weather hits, I want nothing more than to cozy up with a blanket and a big bowl of healthy comfort food.  This Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash definitely fits the bill.

The acorn squash in this recipe packs its nutritional punch with its amazing concentration of carotenoids (mainly alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) along with a healthy serving of pectin (a naturally occurring fiber).  The high fiber content of the squash helps to steady the release of sugar in the digestive tract and helps to lessen the overall glycemic response to meals.

Be prepared…this recipe may quickly become one of your favorites.

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Warm Beet Salad

If you can’t already tell by my logo and the look of my website, I LOVE beets!

The humble beet is an antioxidant-rich root vegetable that provides serious support for the liver and gallbladder. The deep pigments that give beets their rich color, called betalains, are special phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and detoxification benefits.

Loaded with a variety of additional nutrients such as folate, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and vitamin C, beets are a great way to increase the nutrient-density of your diet.

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