We’ve made it to 2021 – and hopefully this year brings more positive news than the one left behind. Many people start off a new year with a promise of eating better and moving more. Maintaining healthy eating habits and exercising consistently can be a challenge, but there are ways to help you achieve your goals. An easy way to eat healthy is to drink smoothies.
Smoothies can be chock full of fruits, vegetables, protein and healthy fats. Continue reading “5 Healthy and Delicious Smoothies”
I feel it wouldn’t be October without a pumpkin recipe. (There may be a few more in the weeks to come.) I have been making a similar one with overripe bananas all summer, but since it is fall, I thought why not try with pumpkin! They were a hit with my kids and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or thrown in a lunch box for an afternoon treat.
You won’t miss the flour, oil, or sugar in these flourless muffins. Both bananas and pumpkins provide so much sweetness that you don’t need any other added sugar. Okay… maybe a handful of chocolate chips.
They also provide protein, thanks to almond butter, but you can use any nut butter you like. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Flourless Pumpkin Muffins”
Last week I took my kids to a farm show at the local arena. It was geared towards kids and gave them hands-on learning experience from shearing sheep, to milking cows to making recipes with local spring produce.
One of the recipes was pea hummus and my the kids couldn’t get enough. Hummus is usually made with chick peas, but the substitution of the bright green peas brings a very spring flavor to the table.
Peas are legumes and are a rich source of protein, iron, calcium, zinc, B vitamins and fiber. Serve this with cut up veggies or whole grain crackers, and it makes a great mid-afternoon snack. Continue reading “Snack Today: Spring Pea Hummus”