Health & Wellness

Gluten-Free Essential Coconut Pancakes
Few things top homemade pancakes and this coconut variation is a winner with kids and adults alike. You’ll stay satisfied for hours, too, thanks to the high protein content of the chickpea flour (10 grams in 1 cup/250 mL, compared to 8 grams in wheat flour) and the high fiber content of the coconut... More »
Morning Energy Bars (raw, gluten-free, vegan)
These raw, gluten-free, vegan bars are the perfect way to start your day, as they contain proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates and an abundance of micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. Great for when you need a boost! More »
Hot Millet Amaranth Cereal (vegan + gluten-free)
Here’s a great way to start your day and add variety to your diet. Both millet and amaranth are relatively quick and easy to cook — so long as you keep the temperature low, they don’t need to be stirred. Use a sweetener of your choice and add dried fruit and nuts as you please. More »
Walnut Flax Waffles
Have a heart-healthy family? You might make them these waffles because of all you've heard about the benefits of flax seeds - from the omega-3s to the lignans to the fiber - but you'll fall in love with them (and make them many times over) for the flavor. Trust us...the whole family will love them! More »
Fiesta Turkey Soup (diabetes-friendly)
Zucchini, corn, and the superstar beans are the major sources of fiber in this deliciously healthy, diabetes-friendly recipe. Comfort food at its best. More »
10 Best Strategies for Healthy Eating
Lynn Roblin, nutrition editor and author of 500 Best Healthy Recipes, says most people realize that what they eat makes a difference to being healthy and looking and feeling well. But there is so much conflicting information about nutrition in the media that is it difficult to make informed choices... More »
Keep Your Brain Young with a Super Antioxidant Smoothie
 "It is a fact of life: we are all going to age. And some of us are going to experience aging-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, that affect our thinking, motion, and mood. We can readily find information on how to keep our heart healthy and our joints pain free. We... More »
Quinoa Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado (vegan)
The combination of flavors, colors and textures make it a festive dish that can be served year-round. Quinoa has roughly twice the protein of barley, corn and rice and is rich in calcium, iron and vitamin E. It is now making a comeback due to its healthful qualities. More »
Green Coconut Bowl
Kale is high in vitamins K, A and C, iron, calcium and fiber. Alison Lewis made this recipe for some of her kids’ friends, and they loved it. Their moms couldn’t believe they were eating a green smoothie bowl with kale! More »
Quinoa Coconut Fruit Sushi
 Quinoa Coconut Fruit Sushi    This playful breakfast is perfect for breakfast on the run — and for satisfying a morning sweet tooth. Use any fresh or canned fruit you like, or use colorful dried fruits, such as diced dried apricots, dates or cherries.   Let your little... More »
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