Recipes

Homemade Peach Sorbet

Make Your Own Sorbet Only four main ingredients (peaches, coconut milk, apricots and  dates) to make a simple and refreshing summer dessert. It’s a dairy-free, sugar-free treat anyone with a good blender can make. No ice cream maker required! I’ve been trying to move my family away from dairy made ice cream but it’s been [...]

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Why Make Homemade Ketchup Homemade condiments are surprisingly easy to make, easily customizable and healthier than store bought versions.  Years ago, when I started reading more food labels, I found out how much sugar is in a a leading brand’s ketchup. Four grams of sugar! I couldn’t really understand why four grams of sugar was [...]

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Simple & Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipe A quick and healthy breakfast recipe with very little prep. Only four essential ingredients for balanced nutrition – oranges, rolled oats, almond milk and bananas. No milk in the creamsicle smoothie? Here’s the thing. It’s not about the milk, or even the dairy milk alternative you use. I personally [...]

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Drinking enough water Stay hydrated with our favorite infused water recipes. Getting enough water is critical to maintaining health but here’s the thing about water. We all know how important it is to drink enough on a daily basis but for many of us, it’s a struggle. If there was one magic bullet to improving [...]

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Top Summer Smoothies The best smoothie recipes are satisfying AND healthy.  Grapes, lemons and a hint of parsley make this a simple smoothie recipe you can make any time of year but it’s so, so good when it’s hot outside.  The Blender Girl whipped up this summer drink to keep us cooled down and quench [...]

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Homemade Watermelon Mint Popsicle Recipe

MAKING FRESH FRUIT POPSICLES There are only 3 simple steps to making your own healthy frozen popsicles. Puree fresh fruit Pour into molds Freeze The variations are limitless and it’s easy to customize to your family’s personal tastes. Better yet, let everyone mix up their own flavors. Summer days mean kids wandering from fridge to [...]

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I like to keep things as fresh as possible and this no sugar margarita is a great way to celebrate without the overly sweet store bought mix.  This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexico’s underdog defeat of the powerful French army in 1862 and a reminder for some of just how many [...]

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Beef Nachos are one of life’s greatest comfort foods.  Simple to make, a healthy nacho platter you can feel proud about serving on Super Bowl Sunday or anytime you want to entertain a hungry crowd. Festive gatherings are just as much about food as they are about the game.  I’ve taken control of my health [...]

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Once you have the basic vinaigrette down, there are so many variations you can make based on what you have on hand.  Here are a few multiple purpose dressings. They are all quite easy to make. Basic Vinaigrette 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper [...]

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Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie Bites

I’m always looking for the perfect snacking cookie during the holidays.  Something without the dairy and sugar of typical cookies but with all the flavor I need to feel comforted. This is the one!! You won’t even notice that there is no butter or sugar. The sweetness comes from bananas and dates.  The oats and [...]

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