• Nutrition,  Recipes

    Apple Confit

    Ingredients: 3 pounds firm cooking/baking apples, such as Granny Smith, Northern Spy, Rome or Golden Delicious Gala Apples ¼ cup sugar r¼- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Active 15 minutes. Ready in 2 hours and 15 minutes Peel the apples and slice ¼ inch thick. (You should have about 9 cups.) Place the apples in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Add sugar and cinnamon to taste, and toss to coat well. Cover and cook until the…

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    Monster Teeth

    I’ve got a strategy when it comes to Halloween parties and trick-or-treating candy free-for-alls. I fill my kids up with healthy, filling and “fun” foods before I let them leave the house, so there will be less room in those little tummies for all of the chocolate, candy corns and other junk they bring home. This ridiculously easy recipe for Monster Teeth is a family favorite—try serving it to your “boys and ghouls” this year! 4 medium-sized granny smith apples,…

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    CAULIFLOWER CHOWDER

    A creamy, low carb, hearty and wonderfully cozy soup for those chilly nights! INGREDIENTS: 4 slices bacon, diced 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup 2% milk 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped 1 bay leaf Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven…

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    Sun Butter, Banana and Chia Seed Toast

    I decided to go with a sun butter instead of a nut butter just because I know that there are a lot of those out there with peanut allergies, and I wanted to show that this breakfast toast could proudly be made and eaten by them too! I don't know about you, but when I think of peanut butter (or any variation of it), one of my first thoughts is always banana! So, to go with it - I added…

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    Hearty Oat Cookies

    These not-too-sweet cookies are chock full of nuts, grains, and dried fruit. Omit the nuts to make them kid friendly for school lunches. INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. whole-wheat flour 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 pinch Kosher salt 1 c. quick-cooking oats 1 c. unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 c. walnuts 1/4 c. golden raisins 1/4 c. dried cranberries 1/4 c. pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 1/2 c. unsalted butter 3 tbsp. Honey 1/2 tsp. baking soda…