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Superfood: Green tea

So, technically green tea isn’t a food, but it is loaded with incredible health benefits so it fits well into the superfood category (other than being a liquid). Here are just a few of the benefits of green tea: Increases metabolism and can help with weight loss No calories Regulates glucose levels, preventing insulin spikes […]

Superfood: Chia Seeds

Continuing our look at superfoods, this time we’ll look at chia seeds.  Admittedly, I had heard a lot about these little seeds but had never tried them.  Once I started reading about their many benefits, I could not wait to try them.  For such tiny little seeds, they are truly a powerhouse food that can […]

Chia Seed Muffins

With all the craze about chia seeds, I just had to try them in various things.  The chia pudding I made last week was good and I especially enjoyed them in the protein bites.  So the next step was to try them in baking.  And these muffins were quite good!  They were ideal warmed up […]

Pear and Celery Salad

Ordinarily I don’t eat celery or pears…they just aren’t that high on my list of foods I love but we got lots of celery and pears in our co-op basket so I couldn’t let them go to waste.  But this simple salad was awesome!  I actually had 2 bowls of it!  It takes less than […]

Creamy Avocado Pasta

I ran across this recipe on Pinterest (wow, I seem to be saying that a lot these days) and thought it sounded really interesting.  Normally, I just use these ideas for inspiration and change them up to make them my own but this one was perfect.  The only thing I added was mushrooms because, well, […]

Banana “bread” in a mug

I’ve seen a bunch of mug recipes online (I won’t lie – I’ve spent way too much time today on Pinterest) so I had to make my own.  I really like this idea because we don’t eat a lot of sweets around here and I don’t really want to make a big batch of anything […]

Protein Energy Bites

There are lots of variations for energy bites out there and I have tried several of them.  None of those suited me just right so I had to make it my own!  And I’m very pleased with how these came out!  These are simple and delicious and make a fantastic snack.  They would be great […]