5 Healthy Snacks Options to Curb Your Salt Cravings

We are all too familiar with sugar cravings, and they have an easy fix as well. But now and then, the sweet taste gets boring and the heart craves something on the salty end of the spectrum. Salt has a tricky reputation; being associated with unhealthy food like potato chips and being the most common…

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Parmesan Air Fryer Carrots

Take your vegetable side dishes up a notch with these Air Fryer Carrots! They’re quick and easy, and you can enjoy them as a side dish or as a great snack. Enjoy! 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil 1 pound Carrots peeled and cut sticks 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon…

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Butternut Squash & Apple Salad with Tahini Dressing

Source: Amie Valpone

This careful recipe, adopted from Amie Valpone – The Healthy Apple,  is tasty, and it’s filled with plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats. Enjoy! Serves: 4 Ready in: 15 minutes· 1 large butternut squash· 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil· Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste· 2 cups finely chopped Swiss chard· 2 cups…

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Mediterranean Diet 101

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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Refreshing Lemon Raspberries Smoothie

Smoothies are great for breakfast, and this Raspberries Lemon Smoothie features a healthy blend of cauliflower, refreshing lemon, Vegan protein powder and high protein hemp seeds that makes it perfect for your first meal of the day. It’s healthy, refreshing, and perfect for the summertime! 1 cup Frozen Cauliflower1 cup Frozen Raspberries 1 Lemon (juiced)…

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Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

Looking for new ways to cram in more fiber?  Then try this fabulous creamy smoothie! Adding cauliflower to a smoothie might seem odd, but it creates an attractive velvety texture and is a useful way to add more nutrition into your diet. Frozen cauliflower florets work best – but you can also use  frozen riced…

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Kale and Garbanzo Bean Salad

This salad contains 177 milligrams of magnesium per serving. Ingredients: 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped) 1/4 c Hemp Seeds 2 Tbsp Olive oil 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast or Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp Lemon (juiced) 1 Garlic (clove, peeled) 6 cups Kale Leaves (chopped) 2 cups Garbanzo Beans (cooked) 1 teaspoon Sumac Sea Salt & Black Pepper…

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Vibrant Sweet Potato Kale Salad

With its mix of textures, flavors and bright colors, this hearty salad will brighten up your mood. If you’ve got vegans in the crowd, make extra so they can have this as a main! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 bunch kale chopped (steam removed) 1/2 red onion diced 1/2 large sweet potato peeled and cut in…

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Blood Pressure Balancing Smoothie Bowl

In addition to antioxidants, this smoothie bowl is loaded with blood-pressure lowering potassium, vitamin C, fiber  and dietary nitrate. Enjoy! Serves 1 1 cup kale ½ cup berries (your favorite kind) ½ cup beets, raw, diced ½ banana 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground 1 dash cinnamon ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened Instructions: Add all ingredients…

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Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

Enjoy this guilt-free version of ice cream. Made with only three ingredients, it’s a snap to prepare. Serves 2 2 bananas, chopped and frozen 1 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened 2 tbsp almond butter, unsweetened Instructions 1 – Add chopped frozen bananas to a food processor. Pulse or lightly blend until almost smooth. 2 – Add…

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