Blueberry Almond Scones

A comforting weekend breakfast treat, these blueberry scones are nutrient-dense and gentle on your blood sugar levels, thanks to stabilizing almond flour.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan.  While traditional scones are made with sugar and white flour, these little beauties provide healthy fats and protein. They are also…

Grain-free, Sugar-free Apple Spice Muffins

It’s only mid-August but I’m already starting to think about apples, pumpkins and the wonderful spices associated with fall weather.   It’s such a comforting combination; harvest fresh fruit and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I love that treats like this can be delicious and healthy! These delicious little apple muffins are packed with protein…

Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Mug

A low-sugar, quick and easy breakfast treat.  This easy mug is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and protein.  With no added sugar, the sweetness comes from real strawberries. The base is made with almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut and walnuts. The batter is thick and pink colored.  Microwave for 2 minutes. Easy, fast and fun!…

Protein Power Muffins

Grain-free, dairy-free and free from refined sugar, these morning muffins are high in protein and give a decent amount a healthy fat.  I make these for myself with no sweetener added at all, and often enjoy them with nut butter. Pumpkin, squash, or sweet potato puree adds fiber and makes for a soft muffin.  Also,…

Miso and Matcha Noodle Salad

This is a gluten-free, Asian-inspired salad with plenty of vegetables to usher in the late Spring season.  Superfood matcha boosts the power of this dish while miso adds beneficial probiotics.  Ginger aids digestion.  Simple and delicious, this noodle salad comes together quickly. I use a spiralizer to make noodles of zucchini and carrots.  I toss…

How to Lower the Sugar Impact of Your Smoothie

Smoothies are fun and convenient to make and drink.  They make a great breakfast you can take on the run, and you can add almost any assortment of ingredients to them.  Many smoothie recipes incorporate a lot of fruit, because fruit sweetens the drink, adds great flavor, and contains vitamins and minerals. However, fruit can…

Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Southwest Salad

A warming, southwestern style dish with plenty of plant-based protein.  Carrots add natural sweetness, quinoa and black beans deliver amino acids and lime adds zing! Start with cooked quinoa. Add some black beans.  Canned (and rinsed) is fine. Roast a few carrots with chopped garlic. Fold the carrots and garlic into the quinoa/black bean mixture. …

Vegan Breakfast Omelette

A beautiful, veggie-filled chickpea omelette with beautiful presentation adorned with fresh chopped herbs and sliced avocado.  You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy this!  The omelette is crispy on the outside, soft and creamy in the center.  Protein-packed, rich in phyto-nutrients, this is a plant-based power breakfast. Vegan Breakfast Omelette 1/2 c. chickpea…