Damn Big Salad!

Damn Big Salad!

My local healthy grocery store has an amazing little salad bar with organic veggies. I go there almost daily, I mean DAILY for a salad. I try to vary it some, but usually just end up getting a bit of everything–as far as veggies go. I mean, even if you are eating a...

Zoodle Artichoke Spaghetti

Zoodle Artichoke Spaghetti

Zoodles are the new noodles! Full of nutrition, and LOW CARB! No more fattening, gluten-y pasta. Zoodles are the fat burning version of yumminess. I just got a Veggie/Noodle maker so I thought I’d give it a try. You can buy these gizmos at Target or any local kitchen...

Venison Steak with Root Vegetables

Venison Steak with Root Vegetables

An easy dinner with summer’s harvest veggies. This is a venison steak, thanks to our friend Mark, but you can buy a delicious grass fed steak too! Add in some local, fresh green beans and some sauteed root veggies (we used potatoes, carrots and squash), with a little...

Vegetable Chicken Soup

Vegetable Chicken Soup

I was fighting off a cold today and the Boulder weather was unusually cloudy and chilly today. So vegetable soup seemed the answer! This has chicken in it, but you can easily make it vegetarian or add beef instead. Chicken Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 lb or so chopped...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Editors note: Cruciferous vegetables are often hated, but have some incredible health benefits. The key is to find a way to cook them so that you enjoy eating them and benefit from their unique health benefits as well.  Cruciferous vegetables include cauliflower,...

Blood Sugar Balancing Green Smoothie

Blood Sugar Balancing Green Smoothie

For those of you who may be watching your blood sugar, yet want to enjoy a green smoothie for all the superstar health benefits, this delicious low sugar option is for you! The avocado adds a rich creamy texture, healthy fats and added vitamins and minerals. And...

Luscious Coconut Milk Flan

Luscious Coconut Milk Flan

Sweet treats tend to be not only full of calories, but have the unfortunate downside of providing mostly empty calories. But you can have sweet treats that have lots of health benefits too. Coconuts once were considered bad for you. It was thought that the saturated...

Pumpkin Protein Breakfast Bowl

Pumpkin Protein Breakfast Bowl

I love pumpkin–any time of the year! And it can be used in so many dishes and drinks. You can enjoy its rich yummy goodness in a myriad of ways. If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love this nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich, protein-packed smoothie! Pumpkins are a rich...

Detox, Skinnifying Green Smoothie

Detox, Skinnifying Green Smoothie

This smoothie is a great start to a quick 2-3 day detox if you want to get back on track with your diet. It is delicious, satisfying, refreshing, and–it has some great fat-burning, detoxifying, diuretic ingredients. Try it–You’ll feed skinnier in just a couple of...

Zucchini and Tomatoes with Basil

Zucchini and Tomatoes with Basil

When zucchini and tomatoes are in season, nothing compares to the delicate nutty taste of fresh picked zucchini and the sweet juicy tang of tomatoes. Finding both of these locally grown means that these vegetables are at their peak of flavor and nutrition. Tomatoes...

Harvest Apple Walnut Salad

Harvest Apple Walnut Salad

This is such a great salad for this time of year–or whenever you can find fresh, crisp tart apples. Apples have so many health benefits, the list can go on forever… Try this with a bowl of plain Greek yogurt for breakfast! Apples contain compounds that help prevent...

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

this Middle Eastern salad normally uses cracked wheat, but quinoa is a much better, gluten free substitute. Quinoa is not really a grain, but a seed, and it is packed with antioxidants, nutrients and ALL the essential amino acids. Quinoa is high in protein, making it...

Healthier Mayonnaise

Healthier Mayonnaise

This mayo is absolutely divine–and easy to make! And it doesnt have all those harmful, fattening ‘bad fats’ in it, like soybean oil and corn oil, and sugar/corn syrup. The best oil to add is avocado–it’s delicious, rich and full of antioxidants and nutrition! And you...

Cat’s Crazy Energizing, Fat Burning Energy Bars

Cat’s Crazy Energizing, Fat Burning Energy Bars

Well, here is another attempt at some good homemade energy bars. I don’t generally like the ‘store-bought’ varieties–so many of them have too much sugar (in the form of rice syrup, extra fruit, corn syrup, etc.), soy protein, artificial ingredients, etc. The bars I do...

Southwestern Cole Slaw

Southwestern Cole Slaw

Ingredients 1 small head of purple Cabbage, thinly sliced ½ cup of light tasting Olive Oil ⅓ cup fresh Lime Juice ½ cup Fresh Cilantro, torn, + more for garnish 2 Tablespoons Honey 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar Pinch of Salt Instructions Place thinly...

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