Pudding made in a blender? You better believe it. Here's a milk-chocolate pudding recipe from chef Matthew Kenny that is raw, easy to make, and full of healthy fats. And it is so very tasty! How does he make this dish so flavorful without dairy, eggs, or cooking? Watch this video to learn his secrets, and then whip up your own batch at home.
If you're one of those eat-peanut-butter-straight-out-of-the-jar people, get your spoon ready for this recipe. While peanut butter is quite possibly one of the most perfect foods, even die-hard fans can get a little bored of the same old spread. Surprise your whole wheat toast and apple slices by spreading this mixed nut butter instead.
This homemade version will really rock your PB-loving world because it actually contains no peanuts at all. It's made with almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, creating a taste so fresh and unique that you'll never buy another jar from the store again. But it doesn't stop here — since there are so many different nuts and seeds to choose from, the possibilities of mixed nut butter creations are as wild as your imagination.
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Let's face it — kale may be a nutritious powerhouse, but its flavor is anything but timid. If you're tried of making soups, smoothies, and salads from the dark green roughage, baby kale makes an excellent alternative. The little leaves are tender, mild in flavor, and don't require the prep (chopping and massaging) required for their more mature counterparts, but it still contains the disease-fighting nutrients you need.
Baby kale is often sold in ready-to-eat packages either as a mix with other types of greens or kale varieties. I chose a baby kale, spinach, and chard mix for this sesame chicken salad; feel free to experiment with your favorite flavor combinations. This recipe makes four servings. Pack each component separate in your fridge until the day you need it if you are planning to take this as your lunch for the next few days.
The holidays are the perfect excuse for socializing and often with snacks. Chips and dip are often the high-calorie culprit, but we have recipes low in calories but full of flavor. From vegan bites to protein-packed dips, these appetizers make it easy to create a satisfying menu minus the guilt. With a few simple swaps — like opting to bake (not fry) — you will be the healthiest hostess this season!
You can have decadent holiday dessert that is also healthy and low in calories! This poached pear recipe proves it. Plus, this tasty and lovely-to-look-at dessert, created exclusively for us by the "farm to table" catering company Savour This Moment, is Paleo. Watch this video to learn just how easy this dish is to prepare, and then celebrate by making your own. Cheers!
Enjoy the aroma of apple pie baking in your oven without the floury mess or the hundreds of buttery calories by whipping up a batch of homemade apple cinnamon fruit leather.
This might be one of the easiest snacks you'll ever make, and aside from saving calories, you'll also save money since a fruit leather costs around $0.50 to $0.75 — these are only $0.19 per serving.
Feeling under the weather? One of the most important things to do when you're sick is to replenish your body's fluids. Hydrating with water is essential, but these elixirs take things one step further. Each includes healthy ingredients that alleviate your symptoms and help you feel better sooner.
Apple Cider Vinegar Brew
If you're working with a sinus infection, just one inhale of this warming pungent drink will help you breathe easy through your nose and feel less cloudy in your head. A helping of apple cider vinegar brew soothes your symptoms with cayenne's anti-inflammatory powers, while the vinegar boosts your immunity.
Actress Nikki Reed swears by this cranberry cleanse for a little daily detox, and this antioxidant-rich drink is also effective when you're feeling under the weather. The cranberry and lemon juice in this recipe support your kidney and liver and help flush out toxins from your system.
Fresh Ginger Tea
To clear up congestion or a sore throat, we love this old family recipe for fresh ginger and lemongrass tea. As an added bonus, this recipe also works to soothe an upset tummy!
The classic hot toddy is one of the healthiest low-calorie cocktails for the holiday season. With the help of citrus, honey, and cinnamon, some folks swear by this one as a surefire remedy to knock out a cold.
Sweet potatoes are having a moment, and these recipes prove they're here to stay. Although they are a bit starchy and heavier than other veggies, this seasonal spud is loaded with vitamins A and C, fiber, manganese, and potassium. Hearty enough for both meat-lovers and vegetarians alike, these sweet potato dishes will keep you satisfied.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burger
Robust in flavor, these hearty burgers are made with the goodness of sweet potatoes, black beans, millet, and corn. This dinner will only cost you 367 calories — much less than the 520 for a regular burger. Win!
Sweet Potato Hash
For a filling breakfast or healthy brunch side dish, serve up a side of sweet potato hash browns. Complete your gluten-free breakfast with scrambled eggs for protein.
Spicy Sweet Potato Salad
High in fiber, this sweet potato salad can regulate blood sugar and help you lose weight. With a spicy antioxidant-rich red pepper and jalapeño dressing, it's easily a portable salad that is even more delicious the next day.
Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
When a french fry craving hits, make a batch of these baked sweet potato fries. Thanks to the spices that give the recipe a kick, you'll never notice they aren't deep-fried.
Cumin-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
While most mashed sweet potato recipes call for maple syrup and cinnamon, this recipe uses a spicier calorie-free kick with cumin and cayenne instead. And it's not just for their fabulous flavor: both cumin and cayenne help with digestion, something we could all use after indulging through the holidays.
Black and White Bean Soup With Sweet Potatoes
This black and white bean soup with sweet potatoes is a twist on the classic and is less than 300 calories a bowl. Chunky and filling, it's a great way to warm up on a chilly day.
If you order a spinach and feta wrap from Starbucks every day, it's time to rethink this morning habit. While I appreciate the "cage-free eggs" and 19 grams of protein this convenient option offers, the wrap contains a number of preservatives and 36 percent of your recommended sodium for the whole day.
After reading The Spark Solution, I was thrilled to find a homemade option that's lower in calories and carbs and free of preservatives. Just like the original, this recipe is easy to enjoy on the go — and even cook up in advance for a busy morning. And once I took a bite, I was delighted that the flavor and texture of this homemade hack was far more satisfying than the fast-food order.
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What's one to do with all that leftover turkey? You could settle for turkey sandwiches smothered in stuffing and cranberry sauce, or you could make a healthier choice and toss it into a tasty broth for a healthy serving of turkey soup! Got left over celery and carrots? You can toss that stuff in there, too. A filling warm stew, it's the perfect way to wind down the Thanksgiving holiday and take a breather from all that heavy eating.Come check out the yummy recipe.