Recipe: Kid-Friendly Protein Power Bars

YIELDS: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup nut butter (almond, sunflower seed or peanut)
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Recipe: Breakfast Pudding/Topping

Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium ripe avocado, washed, peeled and cut in half with pit removed
  • 2-3 ripe bananas, peeled
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or carob powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder, to taste
  • Dried coconut for topping (optional)

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Recipe: Vge Cafe Creamy Potato Salad

YIELDS: 7 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 lb potatoes of your choice
  • 1 cup cashew cream*
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • ½ lb onion, diced finely
  • ¼ bunch parsley (about 6 sprigs), chopped

*Cashew Cream – Blend until very smooth:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup cashew
  • 2 cloves garlic

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Recipe: The 8-Minute Mix, Pour and Go Smoothie

Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 1 serving

INGREDIENTS:smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened rice, almond or coconut milk
  • 1-2 scoops hemp or pea protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp flax meal
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ – ½ cup frozen raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • 2-3 Stevia drops
  • 2-4 cups greens (collards, kale or spinach)

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Busy Family with No Time to Cook? Look No Further

by Audrey Chen

Healthy Cooking in a PinchLocal health coach, fitness trainer and busy mother, Sheila Royce Garcia, has written a cookbook created for the busy family, called Healthy Cooking in a Pinch: the Family Cookbook on How to Create Delicious Meals on Busy Days. Not having time to cook doesn’t have to mean empty calories, as she presents nutrient-rich foods, many with time-saving tips.
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Recipe: Livy’s Beans

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups cooked beans of any variety (from 1 cup dried)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ cup fresh, minced parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill

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Recipe: Roasted Garlic, Sweet Potato, Eggplant and Bell Pepper with Mozzarella Salad

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • Roasted Eggplant, Red Pepper recipe2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large eggplant, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 8 oz greens (spring mix, arugula)
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella or feta, sliced (optional)

Dressing

  • 2-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp mixed fresh herbs (basil, tarragon, chives)

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Recipe: Pink Probiotic Sauerkraut

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • One head organic red cabbagePink Probiotic Sauerkraut recipe
  • Two heads organic green cabbage
  • 2-3 organic carrots
  • 3-5 Tbsp Celtic sea salt or other natural sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp juniper berries (optional)
  • 3-4 quart-sized jars with tight lids

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Recipe: Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-free
YIELDS: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

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Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Hash

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 5 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 8 slices nitrate-free bacon
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

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