Posts Tagged: healthy

Chia Pudding, Healthy, Super-fast, Eco-Friendly

Fast Easy Chia Pudding w/OUTBoxed Almond Milk!

Whip up batches of this pudding fast, using “coconut honey butter” as a base. It’s a concentrated “milk” you make yourself. It replaces that box of watered-down (& possibly rancid?) nut milk. No big carbon footprint from producing, packaging, and transporting that box of nut milk (that’s like, 85% water). See- you can eat this yummy pudding and feel like you’re saving the planet, haha!

Coconut Honey Butter- For Smoothies, Chia Pudding, Etc.

Nut Milk Concentrate- Greener than Cartons!

Have you ever wondered- why almond milk in a box? It’s convenient. But, it’s not very green. Companies are basically shipping a box of mostly water… not a great carbon footprint.
Plus, once nuts are ground, they’re not as stable. (And rancid oils are death!) Why not just make this recipe?! Throw a few nuts into the coconut/butter mix if desired, and process with your own free water!

Chunky Chocolate, Healthy Style

I need to eat chocolate (ha!), but I don’t need all that sugar. Or the expense of designer chocolate bars. I also need to get coconut oil in my diet (good for my brain). This works for both! So perfect, since it’s sweetened with dried fruits and palm sugar (more minerals and fiber), with added crunch from macadamias (which are lower on the Omega 6 scale and thus less inflammatory that other nuts).
OK, you may ask: Do I have to make this sound so scientific and GOOD for you? Would it be better to say, “Here’s a naughty confection you’ll love?” Cuz it almost passes for that!

Jen’s Top Ten: Healthy Picks for 2019

Stay Healthy with Superfoods

I’ve listed my very favorites for health in 2019. I’m not too obsessed- I mix most of these things together in one big mix, so that I just have to gulp down a single serving of the concoction mixed in water. The rest of the day, I might eat whatever I want, but I feel like I have more self control, since I’ve been adequately nourished. It’s working!

Green Drink for Health in 2019

Mix of chlorella, ashwagandha & more, for natural thyroid health

A green superfood drink starts my day, every day. And I’m so excited- I got through the holidays with no weight gain. My husband gained, even though he and I ate mostly the same things. Except…maybe I ate less of the more “expensive” foods, since I felt so nourished by this routine. It works!

Dilly Casserole Bread, Healthy-Style

Dilly Casserole Bread, Updated Healthy Version

You can tell by the name that the original recipe came from the 60’s, right? One friend even asked, “what does “casserole bread” mean? Maybe that’s since most people don’t even make bread anymore? (Or casseroles, for that matter?!) Well, I had to optimize this recipe for my whole wheat sourdough starter, and… it worked. I didn’t use yeast, but I kept the baking soda, adding it to the second rising, which seemed to give the bread an extra “lift”.

Chicken Cacciatore- Hunter’s Stew

Easy Chicken Stew, Fancy Name, Chicken Cacciatore

“Cacciatore” literally means “Hunter”. And while there have been a few hunters in the family, most of my hunting will be in the grocery aisle! But I think it’ll be cool, especially if I announce we’re having “Chicken Cacciatore” with an Italian accent!

Persian Rice (AKA “Jeweled Rice”)

Rice_Salad_Pilaf_Persian_Style

Amazing colors (pistachios, cranberries, saffron) work together with other spices to make a rice dish that’s not boring! I served this with a roasted chicken, brushed with ground foenogreek,

Root Beer, Healthy Soda Style, Probiotic

Root Beer, Homemade, Healthy, Probiotic

Finally, I feel like I’ve got the right combination for a great, probiotic Root Beer “soda”. I added ginger bug to the second ferment, along with my homemade root beer extract. Tastes legit! No, I didn’t boil the bark and roots for long–maybe that was part of the secret. Yum…