Dessert

Chia Pudding for Breakfast

Be Well Kitchen: Chia Seed Pudding for Breakfast

Have you jumped on the chia seed bandwagon? I love chia seed pudding for breakfast in the spring and summer. It’s super quick and easy to prepare, and the variations are endless. Chia seeds are a great superfood for a few reasons:

Chocolate Mousse

Be Well Kitchen:
Chocolate Mousse with a Chili Pepper Kick

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Here’s a healthy and indulgent dessert that you can make for your sweetheart, friends or for yourself. The best part is there is no sugar but lots of pure deliciousness in this dessert. Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants and magnesium and is known for it’s mood-boosting properties. Chia seeds have omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium and iron. The red chili pepper flakes add a little kick and a nice touch of warmth.

Chocolate Date Coconut Bars

From the Be Well Kitchen:
Chocolate Date Coconut Bars

Since we have pretty much given up eating refined sugar at home, people often ask what we do about sweets or desserts, thinking that we have given those up too! Well I'm here to tell you that we have not -- Frank has a real sweet tooth and I come from a long line of chocoholics! So what do we do? Once a week (well almost), I make my own. You're probably rolling your eyes reading this, but honestly, it does not take up much time or much effort and the rewards are so worth it. One of our current favorites are these Chocolate Date Coconut Bars.

Gluten Free Breakfast Bars

Gluten Free Dessert Bars Recipe

Our friends at the amazing food delivery service Provenance Meals [www.provenancemeals.com] have another delicious gluten-free treat recipe to share, and we’re pretty darn excited about it. We get asked about good and healthy snack or protein bar options all the time, especially from our busy patients who are on-the-go and traveling a lot. These bars are a gift for all of you busy people. They would also be a perfect after-school snack or as a sweet treat in any lunch box. And did we mention; they’re gluten free, dairy free and egg free?

Gluten Free Desserts Recipe Round Up

Gluten Free Desserts Recipe Round Up

Going gluten free doesn’t mean you have to give up having dessert or sweet treat now and then.  In fact, when you see all these delicious options, I bet you’ll never miss your old desserts any more. Here’s a round of some of our favorites from our Pinterest page:

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Muffins

From the Be Well Kitchen:
Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Muffins

Being gluten-free does not have to mean you can never enjoy another freshly baked good. Thank God! After tasting these delicious lemon poppy muffins from our Provenance Meals delivery at the office, we hunted down the recipe from their chef, Carla Contreras so that we could share it with all of you. They are paleo, made without any refined grain flours at all, just almond flour/meal, eggs, butter and sweetened with raw honey. Nutritious and delicious – just how we like it. We hope you like it as much as we do.

Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to gather together with family and friends and be thankful for the abundance we have in our lives. It’s also the day that many of us forget about eating healthily and usually end up feeling stuffed and remorseful. So here are a couple of my favorite recipes that can help you stay on track and still feel like you have indulged.

Chia Seeds – Nature’s Little Powerhouse

Chia Seeds – Nature’s Little Powerhouse

The first time I heard of Chia was when Chia pets were popular in the 80’s – remember those “adorable” green leafy creatures that you grew by watering an animal shaped terracotta pot. Who knew then that beyond their ability to grow animals, Chia seeds are actually a dynamo superfood. Turns out that the Aztecs and Mayans in pre-Columbian times did! Chia was an important part of their diet and legend has it that a single tablespoon could sustain Aztec warriors all day.The seeds, which come from a plant called Salvia Hispanica are loaded with many healthy benefits.