Eat More Vegetables

Parents know that it’s important for children to eat their vegetables, but getting them to actually do so can be a challenge. Perhaps because vegetables come in many diff erent textures, sizes, shapes, flavors and colors which can be a bit intimidating for kids.  I remember when my children were toddlers.  All three were finicky

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

This smoothie is deliciously refreshing, so Drink up! The fresh ginger in this tropical pineapple smoothie has cancer-fighting powers. Enjoy this healthy smoothie as a snack, breakfast, or dessert.  Pineapple Ginger Smoothie Ingredients  1c fresh pineapple chunks1/2 small cucumber (peeled)2 stalks celery (cut in pieces)1c Silk almond milk1small granny smith apple (sliced)~1Tbsp grated ginger Directions: Place all

Apple Almond Coconut Custard Tart

You don’t have to give up desserts after deciding to eat healthier.  This dessert is the perfect meal makeover to the American apple pie especially if you are eating gluten free these days and you want to watch your sugar intake too.  I simply love the crust!  The crunchiness of the almonds and coconut is way better than your

Sweet Pepper Spinach Quiche

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  There’s nothing like starting your day than with some good ole’ protein.  Of course you can get meatless protein in many ways such as from quinoa, chia pudding, yogurt, nuts & seeds or protein shakes.  All of which are my favorites except the yogurt!  Truth be told, dairy is not my

Apple Walnut Feta Spinach Salad

I love everything about this salad.  From the combination of fruits to nut to the tangy dressing, the mixture of flavors and textures are simply mouth watering.  This salad is packed with lots of vitamin A and K, iron, omega 3, and other vitamins and minerals.  Dark leafy greens are important for skin, hair, and bone

Three Salad-In-A-Jar Recipes

Using mason jars to store your salads is a brilliant idea.  I noticed the first time I tried this that my vegetables were preserved much longer than when I store them loosely in the refrigerator drawer.  Also, I love having “Grab ‘N Go” lunches that are already prepared.  It takes all the guess work out of