Posts tagged with ‘dates’

  • Sep182017

    protein power balls

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    These snack balls are perfect for a pre work out snack, post work out recovery, lunch box treat, or in my case “need calories for breastfeeding” snack. They are packed with protein (4-5 grams per ball), good fats and minimal natural sugar from the dates which you can certainly omit if you don’t want any sugar. I’ve made these with sunbutter so that they are allergy friendly but you can use whatever nut butter you have on hand (peanut, cashew, almond, etc).

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  • Sep122017

    guilt-free brownies

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    Yes, these guilt-free brownies actually taste amazing and are good for you! When I make these for other people I always ask them what they think they’re made out of and no one ever guesses the secret ingredient… BEANS! Yes, beans… packed with protein, fiber, and cancer fighting, blood sugar lowering, and stroke reducing properties! The high fiber content in beans prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal as well as lowering cholesterol levels. In other words, you can feel really good about eating one of these brownies! I would love to hear what you think of them!

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  • Aug222017

    chocolate ice cream

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    Dr. Hyman has said, “dairy is nature’s perfect food… but only if you’re a calf.” We now know that consuming dairy is not necessarily healthful. Studies have shown that countries with the lowest consumption of dairy also have the lowest rates of osteoporosis and hip fracture. Dairy is acidic to our bodies, which signals calcium to be released from our bones to alkalize our blood, in turn creating weak bones (the opposite of what most people think). Approximately 75% of the world’s population do not even have the digestive enzymes to break down dairy causing indigestion, bloating, diarrhea, and wreaking havoc in the gut. Dairy is also associated with increased risk of cancer as well as causing chronic ear infections (especially in children), sinus issues, eczema and acne.

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  • Jul032017

    lactation cookies (breakfast bars)

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    I have two exciting things to share today, one, our second baby decided to join us last weekend at home under the care of my amazing midwives, the Midwives of New Jersey, and two, I am finally sharing what is probably the most used recipe in our house! These aren’t just “lactation cookies” but also a great breakfast for everyone. They are basically a protein-packed oatmeal cookie (and who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast?)! My husband and toddler love these too.

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  • Feb142017

    no-bake lemon goji bites

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    Today I’m sharing another easy four ingredient snack (or dessert) with you, similar to the raw cacao bites I shared back in August. They are packed with healthy fats, biotin and vitamin E from the almonds and fiber and iron from the dates. Lemon and goji berries lend a nice dose of vitamin C to boost your immune system.

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  • Jan172017

    guilt-free chocolate mousse

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    One of the most common concerns I hear when people start talking about changing their diets to eat whole foods is that they will feel deprived or they won’t be able to enjoy the sweets they crave. I tell people over and over that the more whole foods they eat, the less they will even want the processed sugar and desserts. It is really a hard concept to wrap your head around but it is true! It doesn’t happen overnight but it did happen to me and I also watched it happen to my husband over a few years’ time. He jokes with me and asks me what I did to him (he seriously is a different person now), but really it wasn’t me, it was his taste buds changing as he added more and more whole foods into his diet. He even agreed to write about it so you know I’m not making it up.

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  • Oct042016

    anti-inflammatory ginger turmeric latte

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    With the cooler weather setting in I love to sip on warm comforting drinks. One of my favorites is this ginger and turmeric latte. If you know you like the flavors of ginger and turmeric you will love this drink, but if you don’t like the spicy bite of ginger and turmeric this may not be for you.

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  • Sep172016

    spiced sweet potato smoothie

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    If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while this recipe might look familiar. I’ve shared it before as a pumpkin pie smoothie but today I am using sweet potato instead. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. This smoothie alone will supply you with over 100% of your daily value! The bright colors of sweet potatoes come from antioxidants which are anti-inflammatory and possibly even lower the potential risk of heavy metal exposure.

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  • Aug312016

    no-bake cacao bites

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    Lazy chocolate lovers, this post is for you. These easy four-ingredient raw cookies are perfect to snack on or have for dessert. They are packed with healthy fats, biotin and vitamin E from the almonds, fiber and iron from the dates, and antioxidants, magnesium and iron from the cacao. This recipe calls for raw cacao powder because the beans are milled at low temperatures to protect the nutrients and flavor. If you tend to like super sweet desserts, you may want to add an extra date or two.

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