Monday, January 18, 2016

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bars


I love the fact that these healthy wholesome bars contain no added sugar but still taste great!  Very moist and full of healthy ingredients.  These make a great snack bar or a quick breakfast to take on the go.  I used dried cranberries but you could always substitute raisins instead. 


Only 6 ingredients needed to make these yummy bars.  Ripe bananas, applesauce, oats, almond milk,  dried cranberries, and cinnamon.


Mash up three bananas in a bowl. The riper the better!


Mix in all of the other ingredients until combined well.


Spray a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.  Spread mixture evenly into baking dish.


Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let cool for 5 minutes and cut into squares and remove from baking dish.  Enjoy!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Healing Cabbage Soup




This is a wonderful and inexpensive soup to make that is filled with healing healthy ingredients.  It is rumored that if you are feeling under the weather that this soup will make you feel better.  I tried this after coming down with a slight cold and it really did make me feel better.  Cabbage is a excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K,vitamin B6, fiber and potassium .  I was actually surprised to learn that cabbage is richer in vitamin C than oranges.  This is also a great soup to eat for weight loss as it is naturally low in fat and calories.
Some of the other healthy benefits of cabbage include prevention of certain types of cancer, lowering your cholesterol, cardiovascular support, digestive support and it also has anti-inflammatory benefits.
And this soup is so tasty that you wont even know your eating all that healthy goodness!

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Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, drained and diced

Directions:
1.  In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes.
2.  Stir in water, bouillon, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then stir in cabbage. Simmer until cabbage wilts, about 10 minutes.
3.  Stir in tomatoes. Return to a boil, then simmer 15 to 30 minutes, stirring often.