Recipes

A Healthier Waffle 

Our family loves this waffle recipe!  I originally found the recipe on Allrecipes.com, called Waffles I. We modified the recipe to remove the dairy and white sugar. Please note there are three egg whites in this recipe. This recipe is quick to mix up and make on the waffle iron, about 25 minutes total time. It’s also relatively healthy, and our kids (2 and…

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Steel Cut Oats & Quinoa – Versatile & Delish! 

One of our family’s favorite breakfast meals is Steel Cut Oatmeal and Quinoa.  The quinoa provides additional protein and nutrients, while also “fluffing” up the oats a bit so they don’t seem quite as dense. We only add a small portion of quinoa, so taste and texture of the steel cut oats are not affected. We make a large batch each Sunday morning that…

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Pancakes Without Eggs, Dairy, and Sugar? 

This morning we decided to concoct a “healthy” pancake using different ideas from around the web. My son LOVES pancakes (aka the “pancake monster”), so on our mission to eat healthier, we don’t want to banish pancakes, as we need to ensure our path is something the entire family can appreciate, enjoy, and most importantly, sustain for the long run. For many people, sustaining…

Diet, Recipes

Drive Consistency With Plant-Based Whole Food Meal Planners 

I’ve had minimal dairy on my quest to become dairy free, and no meat. We’re also making meals focused on whole grains and plants. It’s definitely challenging, as I do love dairy, and it’s simply not as quick and convenient to prepare and cook in this manner. However I’m actively looking at methods to help make shopping, prep, and cooking easier in support of…

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Happy New Year & New Favorite Quick Snack! 

Happy New Year! Well the quest for sustained healthy eating and lifestyle continues. A new favorite quick snack that I heard Rich Roll (richroll.com) mention on a recent podcasts is a sweet potato with a good nut butter. Simply grab an organic sweet potato and puncture four times, place in microwave (with skin), cook three minutes one side, flip and another two minutes. Slice…