For at least the past five years I have prepared this delicious, healthy and beautiful dish for both Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner. (I like to bake it in a 1-quart casserole dish instead of in ramekins.) So I thought I’d pass it along for those of you looking for a dish for your upcoming Thanksgiving celebration — consider trying this one out! It’s always a hit with my family.
In this sweltering summer heat, not much sounds better than a cool and delicious summer treat. Try out this green smoothie recipe brought to you by Health Coach Lisa Hildebrand on a hot summer day to cool you down and give you a healthy boost of nutrients and veggies. Don’t let the green scare you off, the natural sweetness of the pineapple makes it pretty tasty!
Pineapple Popeye Green Smoothie (serves 2)
1 ½ – 2 cups Coconut Water (or filtered/spring water)
2-3 Parsley sprigs
1 Celery stalk ½ Cucumber (organic)
1 – 1 ½ cups Fresh or Frozen Pineapple (if fresh, use the stem!)
Juice from ½ of a Lemon
1-2 cups Organic Baby Spinach or Frozen Organic Cut/Chopped Spinach
If you like the taste of granola, but don’t like the high calories and fat grams that it typically comes with, Momma’s Granola is a great alternative. It’s unprocessed grains, healthy fats and low sugar content make it the perfect and healthy go-to snack. Enjoy this delicious and high fiber food by adding it to your cup of low fat milk or sprinkled on your high protein Greek yogurt. Guaranteed you won’t be disappointed!
5 c Rolled oats (old fashioned oatmeal)
1/2 c Walnuts (coarsely chopped)
1/2 c Sunflower seeds
1/2 c Sliced almonds
1/2 c Cashews (coarsely chopped)
1/2 c Pumpkin seeds
1/4 c Flax seeds
1/2 c Maple syrup
1/2 c Honey
1/4 c Canola oil
1 tsp Vanilla
1 c Raisins
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Mix together syrup, honey, oil and vanilla and pour over dry ingredients, coating thoroughly.
Place in large shallow pan and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until browned.
Add raisins. Allow to cool and refrigerate in air tight container. Keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.