Rethink Your Sweets

Banana Granita with Blueberries

This frozen treat makes a simple and refreshing dessert similar to ice cream. We’ve topped our recipe with frozen blueberries, but any fresh or frozen fruit would make a great topping. A sprinkling of your favorite nuts or seeds would also be a great addition. Put peeled and quartered bananas in a freezer bag and keep… Read more »

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

A delicious alternative to traditional pancakes. This recipe is a great way to use bananas whose peels have started to brown; the riper the banana, the easier to mash and the more flavor they will give the pancakes! Top with peanut butter or chopped nuts if desired. Serves 2 Serving Size: 3 pancakes Prep time:… Read more »

Chili Lime Salad with Grapefruit, Mango, and Pineapple

This recipe calls for grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, but you can use most any combination of fruit. Serves 6 Serving Size: 1¼ cups Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: Salad: 2 grapefruit, cut into sections 2 mangos, chopped ½ pineapple, chopped (can use canned – discard juice) Dressing: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil… Read more »

Coconut Crunch Stuffed Prunes

Don’t let the word prune scare you away from this recipe. These little bite-sized treats are delicious. They are easy to make and look pretty impressive as well. They’re the perfect blend of sweetness and crunch. Serves 5 Serving Size: 5 prunes Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Cool Time: 1 hour    … Read more »

Cranberry Lime Soda

Great for warm summer days or alongside a meal. Enjoy as a refreshing alternative to soda. Serves 1 Serving Size: 1 cup (8 ounces) Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: ⅓ cup cranberry juice ⅔ cup club soda 1 lime slice Directions: Combine cranberry juice and club soda. Splash with lime. Nutrition… Read more »

Cucumber Citrus Water

Great for warm summer days, alongside a meal, or on a special occasion. Serve in a clear pitcher during a gathering with friends and family to show the vibrant colors of the fruit infused water. Helpful Tip: The longer you let this beverage chill in the fridge, the more flavor it will have. Serves 8… Read more »

Cucumber Olive Oil Sea Salt Yogurt

If you are tired of sweet yogurt, this recipe is for you. You can use kosher salt but flake salt, such as Maldon, is better. It may sound strange but the tiny kick of salt makes this dish. If you are taking this for lunch, put the salt in a baggie and add just before… Read more »

Fruit Chaat

This is an Indian-style sweet and savory snack that is super easy to prepare. You can vary the fruits to your liking and what’s readily available.   Serves 6 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced 1 medium apple, chopped into small pieces… Read more »

Fruit Smoothie

The ingredients in this recipe can be varied according to taste and availability. Kale can be substituted for spinach, and any other fruits can be used as well. Using some frozen fruits will help make a cold, refreshing smoothie. Adjust amount of milk to make it thicker or thinner based upon taste preference. Serves 3… Read more »

Ginger Flavored Green Tea

Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants. The ginger adds a refreshing twist to the usual green tea. Use of sugar is optional. Serves 2 Serving Size: 1¾ cups Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 7 minutes Ingredients: 2½ cups of water 1 teaspoon grated ginger Sugar (optional) 2 bags… Read more »

Med Meringues

Meringue cookies are usually just egg whites, flavoring and sugar. These unbelievably delicious Med Meringues use the technique of beaten egg whites combined with nuts and seeds for a meringue with med influence, healthy fat, and low sugar. You can use any combination of nuts and seeds. If you have small or medium eggs, use an… Read more »

Microwave Baked Apples

This is a super easy and super delicious dessert or snack. Any apple will work but firm apples such as Fuji, Gala, or Braeburn work best. You can change it up with different spices to suit your tastes. Serves 2 Serving Size: 1 apple Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 4 minutes Cool Time: 2… Read more »

Peanut Butter and Apple Slices Sandwich

Is peanut butter and jelly a staple at your house? Try this simple twist on an old favorite to ditch the extra sugar, boost the crunch factor, and amp up the nutritional benefits. Serves 1 Serving Size: 1 sandwich Prep Time: 4 minutes Total Time: 4 minutes Ingredients: 2 slices 100% whole-wheat bread 2 tablespoons… Read more »

Strawberry Mint Water

Great for warm summer days, alongside a meal, or on a special occasion. Serve in a clear pitcher during a gathering with friends and family to show the vibrant colors of the fruit infused water. Helpful tip: The longer you let this beverage chill in the fridge, the more flavor it will have. Serves 8… Read more »