Heart healthy, gluten free, unprocessed, low sugar… How do you meet all these standards for a busy lifestyle? I’d love to hear stories of how you and your family stay healthy on the go! Please feel free to send a comment!
I will be sharing some exciting ways that we have learned! whether we’re on a road trip, or just running errands!
Today I wanted to share some fun recipes for the New Year! You remember in my last post how my little one threw almonds into our soup– and gave us a solution for the noodles that were purposely left out! Well here is that recipe, and a couple other fun fresh ideas to take us from winter into spring!
Red Relish Valentine’s Day Salad:
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup beets
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
2 Granny Smith apples
2 cups frozen cherries (Costco!)
1 bag cranberries, lightly steamed until they pop (2 minutes)
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup olive oil
Go-Green Kiwi Smoothie
2 large avacados
as many kiwis and green apples as you can fit into the blender
fresh sprouts or your preferred vitamin mix
optional maple syrup or honey to sweeten (Our family is OK with unsweetened!)
You may add other green vegetables if you like, but I prefer to keep fruits with fruits and veggies with veggies (its a little easier on the stomach that way)
Almond Crunch Stew
In a large pot, saute 1 large onion, red or yellow bell peppers 4 organic zucchini or summer squash in butter till soft. Add 1tsp oregano, 2-3 tsp of creole spice mix (2 tbsp celery salt, 1 tbsp sweet paprika, 1 tbsp course sea salt, 1 tbsp fresh ground black pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp onion powder, 2 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp allspice.)
When the vegetables are soft and mixed well with the spices, pour in chicken or beef broth, and let simmer. (Optional: saute some ground turkey or chicken in a separate pan and add to the soup. Garnish with almonds and cilantro!