All posts by Jannine Myers

Gluten-Free "Rice Krispies" Cacao Energy Bars

Gluten-Free “Rice Krispies” Cacao Energy Bars

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My youngest daughter is a twelve-year-old dancer who spends on average around ten to twelve hours a week at her studio. Needless to say, I am often in the kitchen preparing snacks that will help keep her fueled between classes. One of her favorite snacks right now (okay, I confess, it’s one of our favorites), is this gluten-free “healthier” version of Rice Krispies treats.…

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Oatmeal Hemp Pancakes with Blueberry Cacao Syrup

Oatmeal Hemp Pancakes with Blueberry Cacao Syrup

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These are one of my favorite weekend pancake recipes. They not only satisfy my appetite after a long morning run, but they also keep me feeling full for hours. One of the reasons they promote satiety is because they contain a half cup of hemp protein powder, and if you didn’t already know, hemp seeds are a great source of fiber (and iron!).…

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Easy Tahini Banana Raw Dessert That's Better Than Cheesecake

Easy Tahini Banana No-Bake Dessert That’s Better Than Cheesecake

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A very talented foodie friend who has the most amazing cooking and baking skills introduced me to this dessert a couple years ago. Although I’ve modified her recipe, it’s still very close to Laura’s original.

What I love about this no-bake dessert is that even though it’s deliciously creamy and decadent, it’s also impressive in terms of its nutritional quality. Compared to a traditional mini-cheesecake recipe, the differences are fairly substantial:

  • Regular mini-cheesecake dessert: 17g fat, 5g saturated fat, 45-50g carbs/sugar, 39mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 0.90g fiber
  • Laura’s tahini banana no-bake dessert: 11g fat, 2.8g saturated fat, ~33g carbs/sugar, 0mg cholesterol, 2.4mg sodium, 2.95g fiber
  • While the protein content is similar, the no-bake dessert contains considerably less fat, sugar, and sodium.…

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    Guilt-Free and Gluten-Free Oats-n-Seeds Bread

    Guilt-Free and Gluten-Free Oats-n-Seeds Bread

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    The Whole Life Challenge doesn’t expect you to be perfect. We don’t even want you to be perfect. And that means sometimes you’re going to want to do things — like eat bread. But that doesn’t mean you have to fall back into old habits of eating unhealthy ingredients.

    This recipe is a tried-and-true way to make a super nutritious and tasty treat with ingredients that conform to the Whole Life Challenge standards.…

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    Naturally Sweet and Healing Lentil Porridge

    Naturally Sweet and Healing Lentil Porridge

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    Lentils are good for you in so many ways — they’re rich in protein, high in fiber, and a great source of various vitamins and minerals. As a stand-alone dish, they rate highly on the nutritional scale, but add a few other ingredients such as fresh ginger, turmeric, carrots, and fruits, and you get a powerful anti-inflammatory bowl of healing goodness.…

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    An Easy Healthy Breakfast You Can Make Ahead of Time

    An Easy Healthy Breakfast You Can Make Ahead of Time

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    I often spend Sunday afternoons preparing make-ahead meals and snacks. I find that having delicious options on hand makes it easier to make healthy choices throughout the week, not to mention it saves me time and money.

    During one of these recent occasions, I came up with the idea for this healthy breakfast recipe. It contains just three wholesome foods that go gloriously well together: golden sweet potato, egg, and avocado.…

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    Curried Tofu Strips and Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dip

    Curried Tofu Strips and Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dip

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    Tofu is one of many alternative protein sources for non-meat-eaters, but not everyone is crazy about its relatively bland taste. If you’re someone who has been trying to love tofu but just can’t seem to make it happen, try these curry-flavored tofu strips and enjoy them with my creamy coconut-yogurt curry dip.

    Note: These are perfect for someone playing the Whole Life Challenge on the Kickstart level, whether you’re a meat-eater or not!

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    Coffee-Creamer

    Make Your Own Non-Dairy, Natural Coffee Creamer

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    One thing I am often asked by clients is what they can add to their coffee in place of highly processed coffee creamers or traditional dairy products. Most people are unwilling to quit coffee altogether, but you may want to give up the commercial creamers and find a healthier alternative.

    If substituting with a non-dairy milk is not appealing to you, then I suggest you try making your own creamer.…

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    Lentil Salad with Delicious Lemon-Tahini Dressing

    Lentil Salad with Delicious Lemon-Tahini Dressing

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    Have you ever gone to the supermarket to buy a jar of tahini — because a recipe called for “1 tbsp” of it — and then months later noticed the almost-full jar of tahini sitting in your pantry? I’m just asking because I can totally relate to this scenario. If you’re like me, and you know (without even having to look) that you have some leftover tahini that needs to be used, then I’m here to help.…

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