Popped Amaranth Treats

Amaranth is a tiny seed originating from South America and the Himalayas. It is similar to quinoa in that it cooks like a grain, yet it is completely grain-free (so there in no gluten in amaranth). Amaranth nutrition: amaranth has an impressive nutritional profile. It contains a significant amount of protein and is particularly high … Read more

Making Sauerkraut

Traditional sauerkraut is a lacto-fermented/cultured food made from cabbage that is absolutely fabulous for your health. A few of its many healthy attributes: it is high in probiotics that aid the digestive and immune systems, it contains all the enzymes inherent in raw foods, and it has lots of vitamin C. Making sauerkraut at home … Read more

Homemade Protein Bars

homemade granola 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.

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 | Healthy Green Kitchen

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.

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Figs With Greek Yogurt and Raw Chocolate

The May 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living had a small feature on dates that caught my eye;  I liked the healthy simplicity of her recipe for dates with strained ricotta and cocoa powder, and  I adapted it using figs, Greek yogurt, and raw cacao. Figs are high in natural sugars (which makes them sweet … Read more

Berry Yogurt Smoothie

I recently came to the conclusion that I am a bit obsessed with smoothies! Smoothies are just so easy to make and so easy to pack with good nutrition– plus my kids love them so I make them for breakfast and/or snacks just about every day. I often make my smoothies dairy-free (using coconut milk, … Read more