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!
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.
I’m all about streamlining the morning get-ready-for-school process. With three kids and a husband who all insist they are absolutely starving the second they get out of bed, I spend time searching for a breakfast that would be easy to prepare and more filing than a bowl of cold cereal. The answer, Bombshells, is organic breakfast bakes.
Living an egg-free lifestyle? Whether you’re vegan, allergic or just prefer not to eat eggs, you can still bake and cook all of your favorite recipes. The secret? Two tiny treasures you may already have on hand: flax seeds and chia seeds. Here are three easy-to-follow recipes to turn these versatile superfoods into instant egg replacers.
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.
Pizza doesn’t have to be off limits just because you’ve gone gluten free. Make your own crisp, chewy crust with good-for-you ingredients such as teff (the world’s smallest gluten-free grain!), hemp seeds and a homemade flax “egg.” Top with your favorite fresh veggies, herbs and vegan cheese for a specialty pie with pizazz!
Green tea is great hot or iced. But have you tried it in a smoothie? Brew a cup and let it chill before adding to your blender with almond milk, sliced avocado, flax seeds and other superfood favorites for a rich-and-creamy, antioxidant-packed drink.
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