I really enjoy pasta when it is light and full of veggies. This delicious, summery dish is packed with powerhouse ingredients and will give you the nutrients you need with the flavor you love!
You’ll need a veggie spiral for this recipe.
• 1 10-ounce package frozen butternut squash
• 3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
• 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 sprig fresh Rosemary (optional)
• 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
• 1⁄2 cup vegetable broth
• 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
• 1 pound tomatoes, diced
• Pinch of sugar (to cut acidity of tomatoes)
• 3 pounds zucchini
• 1 drop Rosemary essential oil
• Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and then lay butternut
squash on sheet pan, trying to keep pieces separated. Roast for 30-45 minutes
until squash is tender and can easily be pierced with a fork. Let cool.
3. While squash is cooling, spiral the zucchini.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
5. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 3-5 minutes, until onion is translucent and
garlic is fragrant.
6. Add the sautéed garlic and onions, rosemary, Rosemary essential oil, coconut
milk, broth, and salt to the blender.
7. Blend until smooth. Add the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil to a large pan.
Add the tomatoes and sauté for about 2 minutes.
8. Add the spiraled zucchini and cook for about 3 minutes, until zucchini is almost
9. Add the sauce to the pan and continue to cook until sauce is hot and zucchini is
10. Garnish with freshly-ground black pepper and serve hot. Relax and enjoy.
Full recipe here: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipe-rosemary-zucchini-
I always hated that green bean casserole that had the crispy onions on top. To me, the canned green beans taste like wax and canned soup with those crispy onion things tasted gross. None of it tasted fresh. Last week while I was being prepped for surgery, the nurse, Billy, & I were talking about our Thanksgiving menu. She told me about a new recipe for a healthy and fresh green bean dish from CookingLight,com. We made it, and it is delicious.
How to Make It
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One of the things I inherited from my mother was her grandmother's Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Dressing recipe. It could be a stuffing, my husband doesn't stuff the turkey so I call it a dressing. Since I began eating a heart healthy diet, I tweaked the recipe by using homemade gluten free cornbread. My favorite is similar to Jamie Oliver's recipe.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
Melt the butter and let it cool slightly while you whisk together the eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Once the butter is cool, add it to the wet ingredients.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir gently together with a wooden spoon or spatula. Don’t over-mix, but let everything become incorporated.
Remove the heated skillet (or baking dish) from the oven and pour the batter in. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool slightly before creating dressing. When cool, crumble the cornbread into tiny pieces.
And now create the the Dressing
Mix all of these ingredients and put into a baking dish. Heat at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
It's Fall, and when the weather gets cooler, one our favorite things to cook is Chicken Tortilla Soup. Let me rephrase that. our favorite thing for my husband, Billy, to cook is Chicken Tortilla Soup. Austin has a really great interior Mexican food restaurant called Manuel's! We love it. We had this soup at Manuel's and were wondering how to make it, when Billy found the recipe in the newspaper.
This is the recipe. I hope you enjoy. It is low calorie and delicious.
Every once in a while, I'm looking for a type of Tex-Mex that isn't as greasy or fattening. I want something more than an taco-salad. I found this yummy recipe and adapted it to fit my family's taste. This has just the right amount of lean meat, cheese and veggies that makes it perfect for every pallet.
When made with whole foods, it makes a great Clean Eating dish.
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in air-tight container for up to 3 days.
Nutritional InfoServings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving = 2 thighs w/juices:
Total Fat: 13.1 g
Cholesterol: 148.5 mg
Sodium: 379.2 mg
Total Carbs: 3.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 36.6 g
I found this yummy recipe at www.ifoodreal.com. Delicious!
I tried a new recipe today that was amazing and got great reviews from our 4th of July guests. The health benefits of this colorful dish are incredible. The avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). They are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, and they have many other nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to overall health. These include magnesium, dietary fiber, folate, potassium, and strawberries are extremely high in vitamin C. Raw Honey contains bee pollen, which is known to ward off infections, provide natural allergy relief, and boost overall immunity. It is full of antioxidants and studies show that it it helps with healthy weight management.
This is a very simple recipe that I saw on a video somewhere on the internet. I don't know who posted the it but here is my version.
Makes 6 servings
2 cups Strawberries
2 Tbs Local honey
Here is a great article on the benefits of raw honey.
I love pasta, but I know that it’s not good for me. One of the things that I’ve found that gives me the satisfaction of having pasta is Zucchini Noodles. They are easy and a healthy alternative to pasta. My favorite thing is to add tomatoes and parmesan cheese. I hope you enjoy this easy alternative to pasta.
After our deliclious Thanksgiving meal, Billy made a Turkey Tetrazzini that EVERYONE in our family loved. Now that our family Christmas celebrations are over, we have a lot of turkey left over, and this tetrazzini dish is going to be the first turkey makeover that we do.
Now, to keep us on a healthy eating plan, I've adapted our recipe to have fewer calories, less sugar, and less sodium, but believe me, the taste is still there. I wanted to share our adaptation to this classic recipe.
3 cups chopped turkey without skin
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-sodium, reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (3 1/2-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
7 ounces vermicelli, cooked
1 tablespoon of vagan butter
1 garlic clove
3 tablespoons of cornstarch
8 oz Pulix light whipped cream (1/2 small pint carton)
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
One of the best salads that Billy has made me (and now I love to make is this simple spinach and grapefruit salad. Once you have all the ingredients, it only takes about 15 minutes to make!
The benefits of this salad to you health are numerous. Grapefruit is
Makes 6 servings
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of honey
3 tablespoons cup good olive oil
1 tablespoon of wine vinegar
1 small garlic clove crushed
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 cups of spinach
3 ripe Haas avocados, peeled and seeded
4 cups of SunFresh® Red Grapefruit - No Sugar Added, 64-oz
Whisk together the mustard, olive oil, garlic, wine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper to make a vinaigrette. Remove a 1/2-inch from the stem end of each endive, discard the core, and cut the rest across into 1-inch chunks. Cut the avocados into large dice or wedges. Toss the avocados and endive with the vinaigrette. Season, to taste, and serve at room temperature.
I love JuiceLand here in Austin, but I can't always afford it so I make my own version of their Peachy Green. It's delicious and full of nutrients.
Benefits of Kale
1 cup of baby Kale
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of Old Orchard Healthy Balance Apple Juice (I use this because it only has 4 grams of sugar)
1/2 cup of frozen peaches or frozen mangos
If you really need a boost, try this one. (You can substitute almond milk.)