Rainbow Smoothies

June 28, 2014 by  

Rainbow smoothies are a delicious way to pack in nutrients! It’s hard to get kids to eat healthy.  One of the challenges Girl Scouts presented to the girls was a nutrition mission.  We decided as a troop to accept the challenge. One month of drinking water versus soft drinks and trying to increase the daily intake of fruit and veggies. During the … Continue reading

Homemade Hummus

March 26, 2014 by  

Homemade Hummus is inexpensive and delicious! Making your own homemade hummus is easy, healthy, and wonderful! The Cooks Next Door share this great recipe. You can easily change it up by adding roasted red pepper, fresh cilantro, or jalapeño for delicious flavor. Hummus not only makes a fabulous snack served with vegetables, pita, or chips, but it also makes a … Continue reading

Kale, White Bean, & Sausage Soup

March 15, 2014 by  

Kale, White Bean, & Sausage Soup makes a great weekend meal! With winter wrapping up and spring on the horizon, this Kale, White Bean, & Sausage soup is the perfect farewell to cold. This hearty and comforting dish is simple enough for a week night, great as leftovers, and fabulous for serving to company. Even children enjoy this yummy, gluten-free … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Sausage Lentil Soup for Winter Dinners

January 25, 2014 by  

Sausage Lentil Soup is a delicious winter dinner! Many areas of the country are experiencing a colder and snowier than average winter. Snow days can mean being home more and perhaps having more time to cook and bake. You can fill your home with delicious smells and yummy food (how about a loaf of this Coconut Oil Zucchini Bread). We hope that … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

January 18, 2014 by  

An easy to make, healthy, dessert that you can enjoy! With new diets in full swing, it can be hard to find a healthy treat to beat those sugar cravings. These easy to make, delicious to eat Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are sure to give you that fix. The Cooks Next Door shared this healthy recipe and we are impressed! … Continue reading

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

January 12, 2014 by  

Looking for something new for a quick, delicious, and healthy breakfast? Look no further! This Baked Blueberry Oatmeal shared by The Cooks Next Door is the answer. This recipe is low in sugar and can be made with a coconut sugar, sucanat, or turbinado. With healthy additives like flax, coconut, blueberries, and almonds, it’s destined to greatness. What’s makes it … Continue reading

Coconut Oil for Holiday Cooking

November 21, 2013 by  

Make Healthy Holiday Choices with Coconut Oil!   Coconut oil is such a wonderful alternative to butter in cooking. When you choose a quality product free of trans fat, you are making a healthy choice for your body. There are so many benefits to coconut oil that it just makes sense to find ways to add it into your diet! … Continue reading

Snack Mix with Coconut Oil

November 11, 2013 by  

Snack Mix with Coconut Oil My parents recently became vegan for health reasons and coconut oil has been a lifesaver! Not only is it nutritious and has amazing benefits for everyone, but it also can be used in place of butter in this popular snack mix. It’s awesome to be able to serve great, easy snacks that work for various … Continue reading

Strawberry and Blueberry Coconut Oil Smoothie Recipe

September 28, 2013 by  

Try a little coconut oil in your smoothie for a health kick Are you on a coconut oil kick?  It is difficult to imagine adding a cooking oil to your smoothie. Coconut oil isn’t like other oils. It has a light taste with a hint of coconut. The health benefits of adding a spoonful of coconut oil are worth a little … Continue reading

Zucchini Bread with Coconut Oil Recipe

September 10, 2013 by  

Zucchini Bread with Streusel Topping   Did you know, when baking, you can replace your usual oil with coconut oil in almost any recipe? Of course, some things pair more nicely than others, but in general our Hearty Naturals Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is light enough to use in most any dish. We’ve tested a zucchini bread recipe. You can … Continue reading