Easy Crockpot Ratatouille

Slow cook these delicious later summer vegetables together for an easy healthy meal. This French stew recipe of eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes and herbs has about 20 minutes of prep time. The vegetables simmer for about 5 hours making delicious ratatouille for dinner. 

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Veggie Lasagna: GF Vegan Meal For Company

Here’s a new twist on a traditional family favorite. In this Veggie Lasagna recipe, zucchini and potatoes replace the noodles and the creamy cashew cream replace the cheese. My non-vegan family enjoys this tasty and satisfying meal. They wouldn’t say it is a direct substitute for lasagna, but it is a meal they enjoy.

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Carrot – Zucchini – Potato Patties

If you’re looking for something healthy and savory, try these versatile patties. They make for a fun snack when dipped in a healthy ranch dressing… or a satisfying meal when served alongside a large salad. These patties are also a great traveling food. I was grateful to have them in my cooler on my cross-country road trip.

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2 Creamy Salad Dressings Made With Zucchini Instead of Oil

Simple food substitutions have transformed my diet, changing familiar favorites into powerful healing meals. These two salad dressings are easy ways to turn your dressing into a food that helps boost your immune system without bogging it down with extra fat.

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Tasty Italian Soup Recipe for When You Have Too Much Zucchini

Do you currently have extra zucchini in your garden? This is a simple soup recipe that uses lots of zucchini. It freezes well and is a great meal to have on hand for a cold winter day. 

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Broccoli & Mushroom Stir-Fry: Quick & Easy, Nutritious Weeknight Meal

Do you need a new dinner idea? Broccoli & Mushroom Stir-Fry is a weekly meal in our home. It is a quick and healthy dish that is ready to eat in about 30 minutes. You can serve this main dish alone or with rice or gluten-free noodles.

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup: Immune Support & Virus Protection

Taking elderberry syrup is an effective remedy to protect yourself from viruses. If you do get sick, it will help to shorten the duration of your illness. But you may have heard that elderberries are poisonous. Let me explain.

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Winter Squash with Creamy Shiitake Sauce

This creamy and hearty dish is full of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and it’s vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Winter Squash with Creamy Shiitake Sauce will convince you that a meal of vegetables is satisfying and delicious. 

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Butternut Squash & Pear Salad With Pecans: A Delicious Winter Meal

I can’t get enough of this hearty salad! The dressing is my new favorite and I love that it has no added oils. I think adding mustard is what makes the difference. You could also omit the pecans for a fat free salad that is satisfying and nourishing.

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Coconut Curry: Delicious Main Dish That’s Healing For the Body

Curry, ginger, and garlic simmered in coconut milk: if you haven’t yet tried this amazing combination of flavors, you’re missing out! Served with steamed potatoes, carrots, and squash this recipe makes for quite the satisfying, delicious, and healthy meal. 

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Roasted Veggie Pasta: A Hearty Winter Meal

This hearty pasta dish pleases a crowd of people with different food preferences. It’s a satisfying dinner with leftovers for a pasta salad lunch. Roasted veggies, pasta and arugula are all that needed for this salad. The dressing is simple by blending the roasted garlic and tomatoes together in a blender. 

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Why This Fruit Salad is an Ideal Breakfast, Side Dish, or Dessert

This colorful combination of sweet and juicy fruit makes for a delicious dessert. It’s also a great breakfast and can serve as a tasty salad to go with any meal. Add some fresh mint, plus the orange, lime and honey dressing for a perfect compliment to the health-boosting fruit.

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Spice Cake with Cashew Icing: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free

Enjoy this tasty and healthy cake recipe. Serve Spice Cake with a maple-sweetened cashew icing sprinkled with pomegranate seeds for an upscale festive look that’s delicious to eat.

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Vegan Christmas Dinner Everyone in Your Family Will Enjoy!

You don’t have to sacrifice flavor when eating healthy during the holidays! I love serving tasty delicious meals that build our immune systems and heal our bodies.  Nutrient dense, low-fat foods leave you feeling satisfied and content.

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Coconut Macaroons : Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg Free Dessert

This healthier version of coconut macaroons are perfect to share with family and friends. People with food allergies don’t need to miss out on enjoying a holiday treat. This recipe uses almond flour, but leaves out the eggs whites and milk. I love that it’s sweetened with only pure maple syrup.  With just a few ingredients and a food processor, Coconut Macaroons can be made quickly for a melt-in-your-mouth delicious treat!

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranates

I’m excited to serve this easy green and red salad for Christmas dinner. Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate tastes best when made in advance so the lemon, honey and avocado oil has time to tenderize the Brussels sprouts. 

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Lemon Garlic Green Beans: Tasty, Quick & Easy Holiday Dish

If you are looking for an easy tasty vegetable dish at your holiday table, I suggest Lemon Garlic Green Beans. While green bean casserole is a holiday favorite, this simple delicious recipe is better for you, has less calories and is free of common allergens. 

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Yes, These Cookies Really Are Made with Tahini … and They’re Delicious

Christmas cookies are a tasty part of our holiday celebration. These delicious Thumbprint Cookies contain healthy ingredients that I enjoy serving to my loved ones. The tahini gives them a nutty flavor. The jam on top not only provides a festive look, but compliments the crunchy rich cookie.

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Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

Rice crispy treats are a favorite gluten-free treat in our home. This healthier version uses honey and cashew butter to make a delicious sweet creamy coating over the puffed rice. You won’t be sacrificing any flavor when eating these clean satisfying whole food treats. 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Quick & Easy Popular Holiday Side Dish

Oven roasted Brussels sprouts are quick and easy to prepare, making them the perfect side dish for your holiday meal. This is one dish where simple is better! All you do is roast brussels sprouts in the oven with a little olive oil for 20 minutes and these delicious vegetables are ready to serve.

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Apricot Bars: Holiday Snack – Sweet, Chewy & Easy

Staying away from sugar during the holidays can be a huge challenge! These tasty apricot bars help me get through the holidays without feeling deprived. With only 4 ingredients, they are quick and easy to make in a food processor. These bars keep in the freezer for 1 month. They thaw quickly so I can remove a few from the freezer when I’m craving a sweet treat. 

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Cauli-Mashed Potatoes: Delicious & Dairy-Free

Cauli-mashed potatoes is a dish worthy of any holiday table. Adding cauliflower to mashed potatoes is a delicious way to include more veggies in your meal. I prefer this creamy recipe over traditional mashed potatoes.

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Autumn Kale & Roasted Sweet Potato Salad: Satisfying & Immune Boosting

I get excited for fall just thinking about eating this salad.  It is loaded with immune boosting antioxidants in the kale, apples, sweet potatoes & herbs.  It is a perfect dish to build up the body as we head into the flu and cold season. The colorful appearance and delicious fall flavors in this unique salad make it fun to serve to others.

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Sweet Potatoes & Red Cabbage with Ginger Glaze: Eye Appealing, Tasty, Nutritious Meal

Beautiful to look at, delicious to eat, and a powerhouse of nutrients that leave you satiated… I love cooking sweet potatoes & red cabbage with ginger glaze. 

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Cauliflower “Fried Rice”- Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

1 Recipe 3 Ways are staple meals in our family since we have both plant-based and meat eaters. I developed a plant-based recipe with a meat option plus a simple version using pre-made ingredients from the grocery store.

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Nacho Potatoes – Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

In our home,  we have both plant-based and meat eaters, which can make meal planning a challenge. Even if you eat meat, adding a few more plant-based meals can both save you money and support your health with more vegetables and less fat.

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Healing Broth: Adding Flavor and Nutrition to Your Recipes

We’ve all been there: you buy veggies with the best intentions, but they start to get old or wilted before you can finish them. When this happens to me, I know it’s time to make healing broth!

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Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Smoothie: Sugar-Free Guilt-Free Treat

Pumpkin-spiced treats are a fall favorite!  This flavorful pumpkin-spiced apple smoothie is a sugar-free, guilt-free immune boosting treat you can enjoy as often as you like! 

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