If you dread dry, bland diet breakfast food (fiber cereal, anyone?), these moist muffins will make mornings happy again. With just 136 calories and a single gram of fat, they’re a light, sweet start to the day or a deliciously guilt-free mid-morning snack. Bananas boost energy, while fiber-rich flaxseed fills you up, keeping those weight-loss efforts on track!
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Recipe books by the dozens have been written about how to sneak healthy ingredients into your recipes – undetected. I prefer a slightly different approach, in that I get true joy out of watching my kids’ faces turn purple when I tell them I put kale in their smoothie AFTER they have already finished it. Good times.
Anyway, if you’re not so concerned on the “sneaky” element, but looking more for “ridiculously easy” ingredients to make your meals healthier, give these a go.
Interest in omega-3s continues to grow, and for good reason. Omega-3 – an essential fatty acid found in algae and certain fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines and cod – has been scientifically associated with impressive benefits. These include the ability to support cardiovascular health, maintain healthy cognitive function, support healthy moods and even influence joint comfort and flexibility.*
Pancakes are a special Saturday or Sunday morning treat for families too busy to fuss with “homemade” on hectic weekday mornings. This recipe lets you enjoy a stack without the junk that fills frozen or “quick mix” varieties—but that’s not all. These Flax Jacks were created especially for my diabetic dad, Mac, who desperately missed the amazing taste of many of his favorite foods when they became off limits after his quadruple bypass surgery in 2010.
Traditional pate is made from meat, but this vegan version combines rich walnuts and hearty white beans for a similar texture and unique flavor! Serve chilled as an appetizer with fresh-cut veggies or gluten free crackers, or keep some in your refrigerator for a quick and tasty sandwich spread.
Fresh sweet corn is brushed with a flavorful butter-herb spread before grilling, then sprinkled with a unique Parmesan-flax mix, in this delicious and healthy recipe from culinary nutritionist and recipe developer, Amie Valpone.
Quote of the day:
“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding.”
My name is Taylor and I’m an addict.
I’m addicted to lip balm.
And it just hit me—I gotta go cold turkey. The Universe has been sending me signs for a while, but I didn’t listen. If I didn’t have lip balm in my pocket, I’d feel a moment of panic. When I went to buy some yesterday, the store didn’t have any. Well, they had some, but not “my” flavor.
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