Recipes

Apple Lemonade

With the magic of fresh fruit a summertime standard becomes even better. Lemonade is often associated with refreshment and hot summer days. When the mercury on the thermometer has reached record heights, few beverages are as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. But it’s not always nourishing, especially if it’s the instant, powdered kind. Throw in a few apples, however, and you add one of natur... »

Lavender Poached Pears

A delicious desert for diabetics made with a high fiber, low GI fruit. (FF) – For the more than 25 million Americans living with diabetes, food choices are critical to maintaining their health. Chef Sam Talbot, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 12 years old, understands those challenges. But with his new cookbook he proves that diabetics don’t have to sacrifice flavor in ord... »

Beet and Horseradish Wraps

Great for your next outdoor party! (FF) – Warm weather is welcome for a variety of reasons, but for many of us it signals the season for dining al fresco. Whether stepping out back onto a porch or patio, or planning a picnic at the beach or park, the food is the star. Here’s one to try for your next outdoor dining opportunity. Beef & Horseradish Wraps Makes 4 servings Preparation Time: 3... »

Beet and Horseradish Wraps

Great for Your Next Outdoor Party! (FF) – Warm weather is welcome for a variety of reasons, but for many of us it signals the season for dining al fresco. Whether stepping out back onto a porch or patio, or planning a picnic at the beach or park, the food is the star. Here’s one to try for your next outdoor dining opportunity. Beef & Horseradish WrapsMakes 4 servingsPreparation Time: 30 ... »

Quinoa Becoming a Popular Food

As more and more people embrace a diet that’s high in protein, quinoa, a grain-like crop that traces its origins to the Andes, is growing in popularity. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the nine amino acids that are needed to support basic bodily function in the human body. While many health food and exercise afficionados are aware of quinoa’s nutritional benefi... »

Homemade Gluten Free Twinkies

A homemade gluten free, organic recipe. Vegan too, with a little modification. Are you worried that the hated nutritionally, but loved emotionally, Hostess Twinkies may be going away? Fear not. Here is a totally healthy, low calorie, gluten, free recipe that’s also vegetarian (lacto-ovo). Ingredients 3 eggs, separated ¼ cup grapeseed oil ¼ cup organic agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 ta... »

shrimp and sweet potato soup

Make an extra batch of this amazing soup to store in the freezer! (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. ... »

Seasonal Sweet Apple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Blended fruit and veggie drinks aren’t just for summer. Here’s a delicious combo to celebrate the fall season. (FF)- It can be challenging to eat right any time, but especially during fall and the holidays, when the entire season seems filled with hearty meals, rich dishes and sweet treats. It’s okay to moderately splurge every now and then.  But, in the long run you will greatly benefit... »

Waldorf Salad Update

Apples and other fruits and veggies provide a nutrition powerhouse in this classic salad Prep Time: 15 minutes Salad Ingredients: 4 cups thinly sliced apples (about 3 large) 1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks) 3/4 cup cashew nuts 1/2 cup dried cranberries (like Craisins®) Arugula, watercress, or frisee salad greens, washed and dried Dressing Ingredients: 1 tablespoon fresh apple cider 1 tablespo... »

Amazing Apples!

the amazing apple – 12 healthy reasons to have one now 12 proven ways apples and apple products positively impact health, from head to toe, and from the inside out: 1. Their Anti-Cancer Effect Apples are rich in antioxidants, especially quercetin, which have been identified to help inhibit cancer onset and cell proliferation. In one study, the more apples per day individuals ate, the less li... »

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