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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Beets. These vegetables are made out of dessert.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Beets

…And roasted butternut squash. And roasted beets. Black Bean Brownies - (No Flour Required!) Black Bean Brownies – the ultra fudgy and decadent chocolate treat.

Black Bean Brownies - (No Flour Required!)

EDIT: Thank you to everyone who has been asking… After more than 3 years in the works, The Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook is finally available – based on your feedback, every single recipe in the book comes with complete nutrition facts including calories, total fat, carbohydrates, protein, and Weight Watchers points plus! I know what you’re thinking. Creamy hawaiian kale salad. Friends, I ask you to join me in relinquishing that lifelong grudge against all things vegetable.

creamy hawaiian kale salad

For those of you that gag at the thought of a steamy, heaping pile of broccoli, consider your days of denial over. Sure, cupcakes sound more palatable than cauliflower, but they can’t help you fight cancer like their cruciferous opponent. I’m here to help you love your veggies. Spaghetti With Fried Eggs Recipe. Rice Archives. Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Party Cake Recipe. I call this the ultimate vegan chocolate cake because it’s so rich and flavorful, there is no need for the “vegan” disclaimer.

Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Party Cake Recipe

Even the staunchest non-vegans approve! Prepare this cake for a birthday party, a fun get-together, or simply to fill your home with the comforting aroma of freshly baked cake. The result is slightly fudgier than regular cake, and a little goes a long way to fill you up. Homemade Protein Bars. I like the idea of protein bars because they are easy to eat on the run and theoretically, they make a healthy snack before or after exercise.

Homemade Protein Bars

What I don’t generally like is how most of them taste, the ingredients they contain, or their prices. There are definitely some exceptions (Lara bars, for example), but many so-called healthy energy bars are made with low quality ingredients such as soy protein isolate; they also often contain trans-fats. Homemade protein bars (aka homemade granola bars), on the other hand, can be packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. They are also super easy to make. This healthy protein bar recipe is so simple to add to or change–just use your imagination to create your favorite customized healthy protein bars. Enjoy as a healthy snack anytime.

Weekend Snack Recipe: Homemade Power Bars. Here's a snack that's lightly sweetened and packed with nourishment. I think of these DIY power bars as a healthy riff on a rice Krispie treat — but they are are actually tastier than their marshmallow-butter laden cousins. Here's a recipe for them, adapted from and inspired by one of our favorite bloggers and cookbook authors. When the hours between lunch and dinner stretch on too long, these power bars are just the thing to break up the afternoon. They are perfect with a cup of tea, full of strong flavors and complex textures. Hitting the sweet, salty, crunchy notes of taste, they really make a satisfying little morsel. 5 Naturally Sweet & Wholesome Energy Bar Recipes. Some people are magnetically drawn to the savory-salty delight of a wide open potato chip bag, happily crunching away like squirrels that stockpile nuts for the winter months.

5 Naturally Sweet & Wholesome Energy Bar Recipes

For others, their weakness can be found directly in the tooth – the sweet tooth, that is – with today’s manufacturers rolling out a never ending array of seductive and seemingly not-too-sinful treats jam packed with ingredients that almost seem healthy. When Mylar-wrapped goodies boast such good-for-you terms as ‘natural’, ‘low fat’ and ‘part of a heart healthy diet’, it’s not entirely surprising that we gamely chomp down. Here’s the reality check that none of us like to acknowledge, however. That seemingly harmless sugar indulgence that helps us take the edge off of a long day, if consistently incorporated into the diet, can make the pancreas revolt… and you know what that means… the ‘D’ word: Diabetes. Eggplant Parmesan.

The government's 5 A Day for Better Health program was launched in 1991 to encourage us to eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day.

Eggplant Parmesan

This low fat Eggplant Parmesan dish is one of many recipes featured on the old 5 A Day Web site. Ingredients: 2 egg whites 2 1/2 lbs eggplant, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/4"-thick slices 1/2 cup plain dried bread crumbs Olive oil spray1 cup tomatoes, chopped with their juice 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 4 oz) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cloves garlic1/2 cup onion, chopped Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a shallow dish, beat the egg whites and 2 tbsp of water until foamy. Place eggplant on prepared baking sheet and spray oil over eggplant slices. Sauté the onions and garlic with oil spray. In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes and their juice, basil, salt, pepper, garlic, and onions.

Serves 4.