Secret Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

A fun and healthy dessert. See if your guests can figure out the secret ingredient! Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (I didn’t add this) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of sea salt Raspberries, f... »

Cream Cheese Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is delicious and easy to make. You can use 3 to 4 cups of chicken broth instead of the water and boullion cubes. It is also fine with half as much cream cheese if you would rather it not be as rich. Ingredients: 6 tablespoons chopped onion 4 tablespoons margarine 6 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash 3 cups water 4 cubes chicken bouillon 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon grou... »

Warm Up to Veggie-Packed Soup

(Family Features) When the weather outside is frightful, we could all use a cozy soup for supper. A steaming bowl of Rustic Vegetable-Beet Soup provides instant comfort. The ease and convenience of Aunt Nellie’s pickled beets can’t be “beet”– no need to spend time peeling or pickling. This colorful mix of antioxidant-rich beets, sweet potato and carrots joins tender zucchini to create ... »

Asparagus Jarlsberg Tart

Cheese Lovers – Keep Your Fitness and Health Goals on Track I don’t know about you, but Jarlsberg® is probably my favorite cheese. But did you know that a light version is available which makes it a healthier choice with 50% less fat and 30% fewer calories than Swiss cheese. Asparagus Jarlsberg® Tart 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 cups Jarlsberg® cheese, shredded 1 lb. asparagus 1 tbsp... »

Chocolate Chip Flourless Pumpkin Muffins

Author: Kelly Morrison Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 6 muffins (or 18 mini) Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 eggs or egg replacer 1⁄2 cup PB2 (powder) or peanut butter 1⁄3 cup sugar or erythritol 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 ounce dark chocolate, chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees... »

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 36 cookies Ingredients 2 and 1⁄4 cup white whole wheat flour or 2 and 3/4 cup almond meal plus 1⁄4 cup coconut flour 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar or erythritol 1⁄2 cup brown sugar OR 1⁄2 cup erythritol plus 1 teaspoon of molasses 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1⁄4 cup mashed avocado 1⁄4 cup uns... »

Cashew Chicken

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 cup rice(yields 2 cups cooked), prepared according to directions on the package 2 medium chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 T. cornstarch 2 T. canola oil 1 T. sesame oil (substitute canola oil if you don’t have sesame) 2 c. broccoli florets 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into strips 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic 2 T. rice vinegar 1/2 c. honey 1/4... »

Holiday Seafood Lobster Salad with Asparagus Herb Mayonnaise

  (FF) – The holidays are the perfect time to gather with your nearest and dearest to create lasting memories. But who says you have to follow the same traditions as in years past? For a healthier take on a holiday meal, celebrate with a Spanish-inspired seafood dish. Seafood is a culinary mainstay in various parts of Spain, and it’s a big part of Nochebuena celebrations. Nochebuena is ... »

Shrimp and Sweet Potato Soup

  (Special to BHL) – As healthy foods go, the sweet potato is hard to beat. Touted as one of the most nutritious vegetables, the bright orange, fiber-packed tubers are rich in vitamins and minerals, and are a great choice for any diet.And while sweet potatoes are good for everybody, for diabetics they are an even wiser choice. Because they are a low glycemic index (GI) food they release... »

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Soup

(BHL) – Fresh fruits and vegetables always provide you with the most nutrients and natural enzymes the body can use more readily. Pumpkin and its seeds provide many important nutrients, on top of loads of fun for family and friends. Dr. Helen Lee, a chiropractor, offers the following nutritional benefits of pumpkin and its seeds. 1.   Vitamins: Pumpkin and its seeds contain nutrients such as... »

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