This is a spin on your classic egg benedict recipe that uses bacon and poached eggs on toast with a hollandaise sauce. Instead of the creamy hollandaise sauce that is not as calorie friendly, we are using creamy avocado. We ditched the bacon because the combination of a nicely poached egg with creamy avocado is yummy enough. Avocado is that one fruit that everyone talks about because of the healthy fats that they contain. Hold the “mayo” and pass the “avocado” instead, please!
I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? Today chocolate is very popular, but they usually come added with some sugar and dairy ingredients to make them more palatable. Not in this recipe! Cacao powder and nibs, on the other hand, are in their purest form, from the cocoa bean. Raw cacao is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system. It contains a broad spectrum of important vitamins and minerals. Why not give this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding a try and let it be one indulgence in your diet?
Quinoa is actually not a grain but a pseudo-cereal, a seed that is prepared and consumed like a grain. Regardless of how it is classified, quinoa is very nutritious for you. It contains an excellent amount of dietary fiber and a list of other vitamin and minerals. It has a crunchy texture and slightly nutty flavor and best of all, it is gluten-free! I love quinoa and I have completely substituted my white rice and grain consumption with quinoa. Need I convince you more to try this recipe?
Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable and is very low in calories. Cauliflower happens to be really delicious too. It has a mild nutty flavor that comes through with a hint of sweetness that’s very addictive. Because of its very versatile flavor profile, cauliflower has recently become a vegan switch-up superstar in other traditionally meat dishes. Try this “faux” oatmeal recipe and you will be pleasantly surprised at what your taste buds will discover!
One of the fun things I love to do during summer time is growing and taking care of the vegetables that I grow in my little backyard garden. Gardening is such a fulfilling experience when I get to harvest them and make simple delicious and healthy meals with them. Try adding fresh vegetables to any dish and you’ll be sure to get the full spectrum of the different antioxidants they provide. This vegetable omelette tastes great!
A combination of flaxseeds, coconut oil, and maca powder has been known to provide great assistance to your body to rebalance your hormones especially as you manage your menopause symptoms. Flaxseeds contain compounds called lignans, which have been shown to help your body regulate the levels of estrogen in your body. Maca powder is not only great for regulating your thyroid; they are also great hormones balancers.
Start your day off right with this nutrient packed breakfast. This healthy recipe includes something from each food group for a balanced and energizing start to your day. It will help fill you up and keep you satisfied until lunch. Plus, it is packable. Throw your mixture in a mason jar and you have a healthy breakfast to grab and go on a busy morning.
Almond flour is a healthy alternative to a gluten-free diet and is low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and provides a high source of protein. Almond flour is not the same as almond meal. Almond meal is made by grinding almonds with their skins, making it much coarser than almond flour.
Reminiscent of homemade apple pie, this healthy breakfast is easy to throw together in the morning. Simply combine the ingredients in a chopper and you’ve whipped together a delicious and satisfying meal that will keep you going all morning long until lunch.
As a food advocate and functional nutritionist, I like to start my day with a power smoothie that is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and super foods! The added nutrient-dense ingredients such as fruit, veggies, yogurt, fiber and good fats are all necessary for good nutrition