November 17, 2020

Easy Banana-Almond-Berry Breakfast Cookies

A no-refined-sugar cookie that you can readily enjoy for breakfast will streamline your morning routine and add legit nutrition to the most important meal of the day. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2½ cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats 1 cup almond butter ⅓ cup honey ½ cup sliced almonds ½ cup dried cranberries ½ tsp. vanilla extract ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. salt Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until well combined. Scoop ¼-cup mounds of the batter onto the parchment paper and […]
August 6, 2019

Summer Vacation Oatmeal

Hot cereal is not just for the fall and winter anymore! Quick and easy to make, whole oats offer health benefits like gut-healthy fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding other unprocessed ingredients like ground flaxseeds for omega-3 fatty acids and fiber as well as a small portion of almonds or pecans balances the carbohydrate content with healthful protein and fat sources. Feel free to add whichever other ingredients you favor to create your optimal, healthy breakfast or snack – even in the warmer months. Ingredients ½ cup whole rolled oats (not instant) 1 cup milk of your choice (unsweetened almond, […]
July 30, 2019

It’s a Picnic, So Let Them Eat Cake!

By Grace O No one lives by bread alone. Every so often you need something delicious, like cake. I truly believe that eating well doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods you love or special treats. With an eye toward healthful ingredients and the right kind of recipes, you can make luscious desserts like cake work for you. Both of my cookbooks contain indulgent recipes that provide important nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Now that it’s summer, I enjoy taking picnics to the beach or outdoor concert venues like the Hollywood Bowl. When it comes to dessert, you want something […]