Hello Friendly Foodies,
Though I realize the words “comfort food” and summer do not tend to go hand in hand, skipping down the street with one another (winter being more synonymous and close companions with all things comfort foody), for this dish, I guarantee you will gladly make an exception 😉
This dish can be a breakfast, snack, or dessert. Its dairy free, with no refined sugar, yet filling, sweet, deliciously lovely.
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Why are so many of us (a vast majority of citizens, with the number continuing to climb) overweight? Perpetually lethargic? Despite dieting and maybe losing some weight temporarily, continuing to gain it all back and then some? According to a lot of compelling research, the reason is because there is a major mismatch between our genes and the lives we lead today.
Want to change your body, increase your mood and energy, and alter your life? Read on.
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This is the best breakfast ever. Ideal for summer, as its light in calories and light on the stomach (leaving you feeling satisfied but far from stuffed), though its great anytime. With no crust, its grain/gluten free, as well as sugar free. Additionally, its also lactose free. This quiche is super easy to toss together, and loaded with ingredients that boast awesome benefits for your body. Anti inflammatory, anti cancer, and skin glowing ingredients anyone? Here you go.
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Good morning, all! Do I have the most awesome light, easy to make, totally tasty and super healthy breakfast (and/or snack) for you. Chia pudding. Never heard of chia seeds? Its time you did. Chia seeds are AWESOME for you. They provide your body with (to name a few compelling benefits): omega 3 fatty acids, are rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, calcium, and iron to your body. Plus, they can reduce risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and lower overall mortality risk.
How bout that for a super food? 😉
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Love carrot cake? And/or moist, fluffy, cinnamon-y cookies? These are your go-to sweet treats then. Gluten/grain free, without lactose, and no refined sugar, these are cookies you can feel good about eating, and enjoy to the fullest, zero guilt. The best part? They taste AWESOME and are a cinch to make. Ready in mere minutes. You can satisfy you craving for something sweet and cakey, while eating something you can feel great about chowing down on! Woo hoo!
Here’s how to make em, so you can start eating them 😉
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Happy Summer, all! Yes, yet another pancake recipe. These ones bursting through with berry deliciousness.
In adapting a diet free of refined sugar for the next 3.5 weeks, a personal challenge of sorts (save for honey and maple syrup), I threw together this recipe as the thought of going more than a couple days without pancakes made my heart fall. These are loaded with juicy berry goodness, laced through with the most subtle floral of lavender.
Gluten/grain free, lactose free, and with no refined sugar. The most perfect of summer breakfasts with their varied purple and blue colors, along with the use of fresh berries, and their light, fluffy texture.
So, how to make the pancakes…
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As you can see, I’m having a bit of a pancake moment yet again ;-). No surprise, eh? These pancakes are one of my best variety for several reasons: grain/gluten free, lactose free, and no refined sugar. Also, super easy to make, light and fluffy, low in calories, and ultra healthy. Did I mention they are lightly sweet (naturally) and totally delicious?
They taste awesome topped with berries and maple syrup. Get excited, and enjoy!
The perfect anytime entrée. Whether for a quick and tasty breakfast, a sugar free but satisfying dessert-like snack, an easy meal to make while camping, or refusing to sacrifice your love of pancakes in the mornings while wishing to keep it on the leaner side, these are for you 😉
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Its been a while since a pancake posting has appeared, so here goes. As those who read this blog know, I am a passionate pancake lover, to be sure. Not only are these easy to make, they are gluten/grain free, lactose free, and without refined sugar. They taste just like any other (albeit awesome) pancake.
And the Matcha? You cant taste it. Yet, Matcha packs a nutritional punch. It enhances ones sense of calm, is high in antioxidants, increases stamina, boosts memory and concentration, is said to help clear skin, detoxifies the body, and more. Its worth getting your hands on some of this stuff.
So, how to make the pancakes…
Continue reading “Matcha Blackberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes”
Love banana bread? And who doesnt, being one of those quintessential childhood treats, nostalgia inducing and super yummy, even for some who dont generally like bananas. I have found still, they just might make an exception for banana bread. This version is laced through with Matcha green tea, which is awesome for your health, boosting all sorts of benefits. The best news about this banana bread though? Its gluten free, lactose free, and low in sugar. So you can enjoy, and without the guilt.
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Inspired by and adapted from the book “Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings, and Eat Your Way to Lifelong Health,” by James Colquhoun and Laurentine Bosch (which was excellent, by the way. I recommend reading this if you are interested in the topics of health and nutrition. Its an easy, quick but informative and inspiring read), I give you these fluffy, light, absolutely delicious blueberry ricotta pancakes.
Grain/gluten free, and low in sugar, these are basically great for you. Yet they totally hit that pancake hankering spot one feels on weekend brunching mornings (at least that’s my quintessential weekend (and actually, weekday as well) morning ;-)).
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