Have that chocolate craving? Try this delicious, guilt-free, chocolate hazelnut bliss recipe. It won’t disappoint you! Fortunately, for us chocolate lovers, dark chocolate is a superfood and has many surprising health benefits such as antioxidants and more. Every bite is filled with a bittersweet deep chocolate-rich flavor that lingers on your palate begging for the next bite. The star of these heart-shaped treats is the hazelnut crunch that permeates in your mouth with every piece. What’s not to love?
This recipe pairs Brussels sprouts with small bay scallops and honey to help balance and take off the occasional slight bitter taste in Brussels sprouts. They are like mini cabbages and are extremely nutritious. Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins and an excellent source of fiber. They have been found to have anti-cancer properties and cholesterol-lowering capabilities when consumed on a regular basis. They taste exceptionally nice when they are in season. You will not regret spending the time to make it.
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?
Hemp seeds are quickly becoming the next “in” food. They can be found more easily these days at your local grocery stores. Whole and unshelled hemp seeds look similar to large brown peppercorns. Hemp seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and many people have found its flavor to be very palatable and accessible. Hemp seeds contain many healthy essential oils. This is definitely not your traditional salad dressing, but it tastes so good and is so nutritious. It will go well with any simple leafy green salads.
Are you like me and love crunchy things? Like potato chips and tortilla chips? But we know that neither of these is very healthy for you. As kale became more and more popular, someone came up with a brilliant idea to add another way we can consume kale. And I love that someone for it. In this crispy kale chips recipe, I am using the curly green kale. For seasonings, just like potato chips, feel free to use different spices each time you make this recipe. Serve as finger food or enjoy as a snack. Don’t forget to share!
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?
Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. However you prefer to call them, they are extremely healthy for you. Chickpeas have a nutty taste and wonderfully delicious and are also very nutritious for you. They are a great food source of a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes an excellent main, side or snack dish. You can vary the flavor profile by adding some cayenne pepper this time or adding some paprika the next time. The possibilities are endless!
This is a very simple and easy detox broth that you can make in a large batch and use it over the next couple of months. You can enjoy this broth straight up or you can use it as a base to make some delicious soups. The beauty of this alkalizing detox broth is that it is very forgiving in terms of flavor. You can easily add any vegetable for added health benefits. Enjoy the alkalizing effect by sipping on a delicious cup of your vegetable broth every day!
This is a very festive fall recipe that I love to make and bring to my Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner gathering. It features very simple and accessible ingredients that are usually available all year round but the final result looks so posh that your friends and family will be so impressed with your kitchen skills! And not to mention how good they will feel after munching down on this Stuffed Butternut Squash dish. Let this simple yet festive dish brighten up your holiday table!