Snack

Rejuvenator Bars

One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be modified – change the fruits, change the nut butter — as long as you maintain the ratios it will turn out fine. The only disclaimer is that I can not get it to hold its shape at room temperature (if you figure…

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Ten Minute Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Adapted from onceuponachef.com. This recipe literally took 10 minutes to prepare and is easily adapted to your own preferences. It’s a healthy option for a pre-workout snack. In the comments section of the onceuponachef recipe, a reader mentioned using coconut sugar instead of brown sugar because it was healthier than the usual refined sugars. I did…

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Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

From Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes For the Single Cook by Joe Yonan As ginger lovers looking for a new recipe to use our freshly picked blueberries, this was perfect! Ginger adds a slightly spicy, pungent taste, which I love. It does need to be fresh ginger, not the dried ground type. The mint completes…

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Wrap Up Your Workout With a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

There has been some buzz lately about how milk is an ideal post-workout snack. Take it one step further and put it on ice with peanut butter or fruit, and it’s got everything you need to refresh and replenish you after a hard workout. The milk, with or without the rest of the smoothie, has…

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Pumpkin Crunch

The impetus behind this recipe was to provide an easy-to-serve healthy snack at Lady Docs’ first health fair this weekend. It is adapted from the Canyon Ranch cookbood, Nourish. In addition to this, we also served a black bean, corn and tomato salad, as well as Dr. Aruna Nathan’s roasted lentils and a separate lentil salad….

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Peaches and Green

I must start by saying that I am NOT a fan of green shakes! I had a few bitter awful ones years ago and have avoided them ever since. HOWEVER, my blender finally died from my ice-crushing activities for chocolate peanut butter smoothies, banana berry yogurt smoothies, and the like. With my new Torrent Blender by…

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July Is National Blueberry Month

I often wonder who declares these reasons for celebration, but in any case, July is the peak of blueberry harvesting. These berries are one of the few fruits that are native to North America, where they grow from May through October. Get them fresh off the plant if you can. In this area, just outside…

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