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Banana Rhubarb Bread

By Marie | June 28, 2018

PrintBanana Rhubarb BreadPrep 15 minsCook 50 minsTotal 1 hour, 5 minsYield 1 Loaf This is a fun, and yummy spin on the classic banana bread – and it was a huge hit in my house!  Ingredients1½ cups whole wheat flour spelt flour 1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon all spice2 large eggs1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract3 large bananas mashed (this should be over 1 cup)⅓ cup honey or maple syrup1 cup finely…


Thai Quinoa Salad

By Marie | June 8, 2018

PrintThai Quinoa SaladPrep 15 minsCook 20 minsTotal 35 minsYield 6 Servings A delicious lunch or dinner, I make this one often in my house! Ingredients¾ cup uncooked quinoa1 heaping cup red cabbage , shredded1 red bell pepper , diced1/4 cup red onion , chopped1 cup carrots , shredded1 cup edamame , shelled½ cup cilantro , chopped2 green onions , chopped½ cup cashew halvesFor the dressing:¼ cup peanut butter , crunchy or smooth2 tsp freshly grated ginger3 Tbsp tamari sauce1 Tbsp honey1 Tbsp red wine vinegar1 tsp sesame oil1 tsp olive oil1 tsp sriracha hot sauce (optional)Water…


Sweet Potato Taco Bowl

By Marie | June 5, 2018

PrintSweet Potato Taco BowlPrep 15 minsCook 20 minsTotal 35 minsYield 4 Servings After running my power bowl program recently for the 4th year in a row, I am even more addicted to having my meals in a bowl. Nothing beats it, and this recipe was a hit with my whole family! Ingredients2 tbsp chili powder1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika (feel…


Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread

By Marie | May 29, 2018

PrintGluten Free Chocolate Banana BreadPrep 15 minsCook 65 minsTotal 1 hour, 20 minsYield 1 Loaf Ok, honestly this is probably THE BEST banana bread I’ve ever had – and it’s gluten free!  Give it a try and let me know what you think. Ingredients1 tablespoon ground flaxseed3 tablespoons water1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1…


Detox Quinoa Salad

By Marie | May 11, 2018

PrintDetox Quinoa SaladPrep 15 minsCook 15 minsInactive 30 minsTotal 60 minsYield 6 Servings This salad is quick & easy, plus it tastes great! It’s made with whole foods that also just happen to be good at helping your body detox after the long winter.  Ingredients1 cup quinoa thoroughly rinsed2 cups water3-4 ounces spinach, stems removed and coarsely chopped1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained and rinsed1 can (15…


Oaty Applesauce Muffins

By Marie | May 9, 2018

PrintOaty Applesauce MuffinsPrep 10 minsTotal 10 minsYield 12 Muffins My kids devour these muffins every time I make them. Try them yourself, and you will see it why! Ingredients1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats1 cup unsweetened applesauce1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk)1 large egg1 teaspoon  vanilla4 tablespoon butter or coconut oil , melted1/3 cup coconut sugar3/4 cup whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 tsp salt*I also add in a few dark chocolate chips and some chopped…


Zucchini Bread

By Marie | May 2, 2018

PrintZucchini BreadPrep 15 minsTotal 15 minsYield 1 Loaf This yummy zucchini bread is perfect as a snack or dessert. Remember though, that although there is no refined sugar in this recipe, it’s still a treat, and moderation is key. Yes, I know it’s hard to do! 🙂   Ingredients1/3 cup coconut oil3/4 cup honey (or…


Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

By Marie | April 25, 2018

PrintChocolate Chip Granola BarsPrep 10 minsCook 20 minsTotal 30 minsYield 24 Bars Granola bars are admittedly a quick and easy snack to take when you are on the run. We love them, our kids love them – because most of them taste great! BUT Many store-bought granola bars are full of sugar, and ingredients that…


No Bake Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

By Marie | April 23, 2018

PrintNo Bake Chocolate Quinoa CookiesPrep 10 minsInactive 30 minsTotal 40 minsYield 12 Cookies These were a huge hit in our house, and literally take minutes to make!  Ingredients1/4 cup coconut oil1/4 cup pure maple syrup1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 cup almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)1/2 cup cooked quinoa1/2 cup quinoa flakes1/2 cup coconut flakesCoarse sea salt for sprinkling (optional, but…


Morning Glory Banana Bread

By Marie | April 9, 2018

PrintMorning Glory Banana BreadPrep 15 minsCook 50 minsTotal 1 hour, 5 minsYield 1 Loaf This is a quick & easy banana bread that tastes great and makes a great snack for everyone! Ingredients2 cups whole wheat or gluten-free flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda¼ tsp salt½ tbsp unsalted butter or coconut…