The longer days and warmer weather are evidence that winter is now history and spring has finally sprung; making this the perfect time to explore the incredible and vast benefits of growing and cooking with nature’s perfect pharmaceuticals… herbs.  Nothing is more gratifying than the reality that your healthy eating recipes are prepared and made with fresh, home-grown ingredients.

Many herbs can easily be grown and kept in pots indoors or started inside and transplanted outdoors. Whether planted in deck boxes, planters or ornamental gardens; herbs offer beautiful foliage and color to any landscape, not to mention there are a myriad that are known to attract humming birds and butterflies. There is one in particular that is considered to be the “powerhouse” of herbs; it is easily grown; it has delicate flowers; and it is a culinary giant… Any guesses? [Read more…]

Healthy Eating Recipes

Healthy Eating Recipes

Do the incessant ads of the latest “get thin” diet trends keep you in a state of confusion about what is or is not really healthy? The goal I have in mind with my weekly healthy eating recipes is to take all the confusion and guess work out of what should be as natural as breathing… feeding our bodies! If the task of menu planning and grocery shopping fills you with dread, be encouraged you are not alone! Millions [Read more…]

Healthy Eating Recipes - Fermented Cabbage

Healthy Eating Recipes – Fermented Cabbage

Through a timeless process, still shrouded in biological mystery, vegetables, such as cabbage and cucumbers, become a nutritional powerhouse due to the process of fermentation. If you are new to embarking on the road to health, Healthy Eating Recipes – Cultured Cabbage will give you a jump start.

What you will be doing is transforming common vegetables into efficacious, functional foods overflowing [Read more…]

Healthy-Eating-Recipes-Coconut-Flour-Pancakes

Healthy-Eating-Recipes-Coconut-Flour-Pancakes

Do you eat breakfast? Many people skip breakfast thinking it will help them lose weight. Did you know the opposite is true? Of course, it all depends upon what your breakfast menu consists of. Having a bagel with cream cheese and washing it down [Read more…]

Health Eating Recipes - Mung Bean Vegetable Soup

Health Eating Recipes – Mung Bean Vegetable Soup

What more could you ask for than a tasty bowl of hot soup on any given day unless, of course, it is 90º F outside? In our modern-day, metropolitan times, soup has not lost favor even among the more sophisticated crowd. But one thing we keep hearing from the health experts all the time is that canned soups are unhealthy, and the best way to savor a hearty soup is to make it homemade. So, if you are ready to pull back your sleeves, here is my delightful Healthy Eating Recipes – Mung Bean Vegetable Soup.

It’s absolutely true, home-made soups are not only healthier but safer. Yes! I said safer for you and your [Read more…]

Healthy Eating Recipes - Slow Cooked White Chili

Healthy Eating Recipes – Slow Cooked White Chili

Why don’t we cook healthy eating recipes more often? I know why. Many of us are just too busy or too tired or both to face the kitchen after a long day on the job. Well I am here to tell you that this does not have to be so.

I am a working mother going to school, and I can tell you where there is a will there is a way. The wonderful kitchen gadget, the slow cooker, is a marvelous invention.

Do you know how it came to fruition and its original name? [Read more…]

Healthy Eating Recipes - Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Healthy Eating Recipes – Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Valentines’s Day is over, but you do not have to leave the chocolate behind. Thankfully, chocolate is not reserved only for Valentine’s. My Healthy Eating Recipes – Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies are sure to become one of your indulgent, healthy recipes to be enjoyed all-year long. If you typically buy

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Healthy Eating Recipes - Southwestern Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

Healthy Eating Recipes – Southwestern Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

Black beans are legumes that are very economical and easy to prepare, which makes them a main staple in the diets of many. These tasty legumes are not only high in protein, but they are also a fiber-rich food. This helps you stay full longer and keeps energy up without the energy crash that is often accompanied by over-processed foods. This is why I have made it part of one of my healthy eating recipes.

The black bean can even boast [Read more…]

Healthy Eating Recipes - Spicy Asian Kale & Shiitake Bowl with Ginger Recipe

Healthy Eating Recipes – Spicy Asian Kale & Shiitake Bowl with Ginger Recipe

 

What is healthy eating? Kale! This cruciferous vegetable is not only one of the superstar vegetables but it has a fascinating fact that many people aren’t aware of… Kale is actually a form of cabbage. This weird leafed vegetable is a rich source of calcium, iron, and vitamins, especially vitamins A, C, K, beta-carotene, seven times as much as broccoli. So, be sure to make one of BioGirl Health’s healthy eating recipes part of your meal plan.

In addition, because Kale which is a member of the cabbage family, it contains phytochemicals that have been found to have a protective effect against [Read more…]