Savory Avocado Wrap

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Savory Avocado Wrap 5 from 1 vote Print Savory Avocado Wrap Prep Time 20 mins   Servings: 1 Author: Shannon Garrett, Certified Nurse-Nutritionist Ingredients 1 butter lettuce or collard green leaf 1/2 avocado 1 teaspoon basil chopped 1 egg scrambled Small handful spinach Sea salt & pepper to taste Instructions Smear lettuce or collard leaf…

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Chocolate Heartbeet Smoothie

Chocolate Heartbeet Smoothie

Chocolate Heartbeet Smoothie Kick start your day with a smoothie blended with chocolate protein powder, SuperBeets®, hemp hearts, almond or coconut milk and cinnamon.  I use beet powder for its high potency (it would take a ton of fresh beets to get the health benefits packed in a single serving of this smoothie).  This chocolate heartbeet smoothie…

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Thyroid Nurse Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acids.  The tiny seeds are also rich in antioxidants in addition to many nutrients that are important for bone health such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.  It’s hard to believe but gram for gram, one ounce of chia seeds contains more calcium…

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Beet and Red Onion Salad with Basil

Beet and Red Onion Salad with Basil

Beet and Red Onion Salad with Basil Any season is a good time for detoxifying and beets rank at the top of the list due to their amazing health benefits. My Beet and Red Onion Salad with Basil is tangy, sweet, and simple to put together. Beets are rich in antioxidants and contain important substances…

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Chia Seed Breakfast Popsicles

Chia Seed Breakfast Popsicles

Breakfast is never boring with our gluten-free and dairy-free chia seed breakfast popsicles! Made with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich berries, gluten-free oats or Paleo granola and healthy fats from your choice of almond or coconut milk these are a must try for summer or any time of the year. Enjoy! 5 from 1 vote Print Chia…

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Edible Flowers

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Flowers

If you’re hosting a spring-theme soiree consider ending the evening on an especially charming note with a tower of flower-studded cupcakes gluten-free, of course, but your guests will never know the difference!  You could skip the trickiest part and embellish the chocolate cherry cupcakes with candied roses or violets instead and forgo the coconut whipped cream…

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Cucumber-Watercress Tea Sandwiches

Gluten Free Cucumber Watercress Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Gluten Free Cucumber Watercress Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches Tea sandwiches, like the ones my mom used to make only for special occasions, should be as petite and thin as possible.  Serving tea sandwiches as a one-bite hors-d’oeuvre is one of my favorite ways to enjoy them.  I gave my mom’s recipe a makeover with Udi’s gluten-free…

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Watercress Beet Salad

Watercress Beet Salad on White Plate

Watercress Beet Salad Beets are one of my favorites for reducing inflammation and supporting the heart.  Beets are high in vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folate and fiber.  Their amazing benefits for healthy nerve & muscle function, liver, kidney, bone and cardiovascular health (including reducing blood pressure) are documented in the scientific literature as well as…

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Mama’s “You’ll Feel Better” Chicken Soup

Bowl of Mama's Chicken Soup

Mama’s “You’ll Feel Better” Chicken Soup During the winter months, I know of nothing better or more soothing to help you survive the flu and cold season than a steaming hot bowl of tasty homemade chicken soup.  There is actually research to support the benefits of chicken soup indicating that it supports the immune system…

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Curried Cauliflower

Curried Cauliflower

Curried Cauliflower Cauliflower is so versatile and literally takes on various flavors.  It can be mashed, roasted, grilled, steamed, slow-cooked and sauteed.  My husband loves Indian-inspired dishes with grilled chicken or lamb so this dish is a regular in our household.  The unique spice blend of curried cauliflower adds a warm hue which adds visual interest…

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