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3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

A healthy way to enjoy pizza? Say it isn’t so! Enter: 3 ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza crust from Pinch of Yum. With only three main ingredients – one sweet potato, one egg and oats, you’re well on your way to enjoying a healthier version of pizza! Once the crust is made, it’s up to you to style the pizza with your favorite veggies and sauce. Yum! Get creative and Happy Cooking!

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Three Ingredient Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • ⅔ cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on A Pinch of Yum. Love what you taste? Follow A Pinch of Yum on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Grilled Zucchini Gyros with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki

If you have a garden that’s overflowing with veggies, you’re bound to be searching for a recipe that features your farmer’s market ready bounty. My favorite part about growing my own veggies is eating them all summer long – especially Zucchini. Beyond Zucchini Bread and Chips, try making these tasty Gyros.  Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Grilled Zucchini Gyros with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced or grated, depending on your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced in 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, halved if large
  • 4-6 warm pieces of pita or naan
  • halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, kalamata olives + crumbled feta, for serving
  • 1 sliced avocado, for serving

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Half Baked Harvest. Love what you taste? Follow Half Baked Harvest on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Classic Vegan Falafel

Looking for a Vegan treat to bring in to the nightly dinner rotation? Look no further than this Classic Vegan Falafel. With a Gluten Free option, this dish delights as a healthy alternative. What exactly is Falafel? Think everything you love about hummus (hint: chickpeas) in a new medium. As a bonus, this dish is a breeze to make – Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Classic Vegan Falafel

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (300 g) dry chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup (30 g) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped white onion
  • 7 cloves garlic (~21 g)
  • 2 Tbsp (12 g) gluten free oat flour (or gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g) ground cumin
  • Pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • optional: Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Grape seed (or other high smoke point) oil for pan frying

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Minimalist Baker. Love what you taste? Follow Minimalist Baker on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting

A glass of iced green tea is a summer classic for the health enthusiast. It’s well known that green tea is full of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that are good for your body. Take your devotion to the next level – make this Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting. Matcha powder is made of compressed green tea leaves through a de-veining and stone grounding process. As a natural sweetener, Matcha powder is most commonly used in Japanese confectionaries. For this recipe, all vegan ingredients and natural sweeteners are used – so you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Vegan Matcha Cake with Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups light spelt flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 teaspoons matcha powder

  • 1/2 cup ripe mashed banana (1 medium banana)

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar or coconut sugar

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

For the Vanilla Lemon Cream Frosting:

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (or honey)

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • pinch salt

  • 3 tablespoons agar agar flakes

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • juice of 1 lemon (1/4 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (optional)


For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Making Thyme for Health. Love what you taste? Follow Making Thyme for Health on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Caramelized and Roasted Eggplant Hummus with Parsley

What’s not to love about Hummus? It’s an irresistible and ultra healthy snack that I can’t seem to get enough of. Dip it, spread it, however you enjoy it – it’s an excellent snack to have on hand. Have you ever tried making your own Hummus? It’s easier than you may think – follow this fantastic recipe for a new take on Hummus that you can make from scratch. Think Roasted and Caramelized Eggplants – Yum! Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • large bunch fairy tale eggplants or 1 medium sized eggplant {1 cup cooked flesh}
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice from 1/2 lemon {about 1 tablespoon}
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley + more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • olive oil

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on With Food + Love. Love what you taste? Follow With Food + Love on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Mediterranean Three Bean Salad

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to shift your palette accordingly. Mediterranean meals are an ideal way to introduce garden fresh delights back in to your weekly meal rotation! Keep this recipe in mind as you look to incorporate your garden’s bounty or farmer’s market finds into your recipes. This Mediterranean Three Bean Salad is best enjoyed as a side or as a main meal! Enjoy and Happy Cooking! medsalad

Mediterranean Three Bean Salad

Ingredients

Vegan, gluten-free
Serves about 6 
For the Salad:

  • 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 15 oz. can garbanzo beans
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Love what you taste? You can find the original recipe on The Garden Grazer for detailed preparation instructions. Can’t get enough? You can keep up with The Garden Grazer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Super Easy “Crack” Fudge

Some might think I need to rename this recipe…but I kind of like skating on the edge.  Seriously,  this is a super duper easy recipe you can whip up in 5 minutes.  If you only want really healthy recipes, you should probably stop reading now …. BUT I have made a few nutritional swaps to make it an easier decision to try them.  As I was poking around my  kitchen seeking to tame an unruly sweet tooth, I decided to whip up a quick fudge.  What I have done is swap a few ingredients to make this gluten free, vegan and free of dairy and peanuts. So if you’re feeling daring and not counting calories today, give this quick recipe a try.

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Ingredients for a SMALL batch:  (Figured a small batch means I could eat it all – try doubling if making for more than yourself)

  • 1/4 C Vegan butter (I use the soy free version pictured)
  • 1/4 C Sunflower seed butter (I like salted and crunchy)

Place these two ingredients in a pan and heat on low until all melted.

  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 C Powdered Sugar

Remove pan from heat. Add in vanilla and powdered sugar and blend until smooth and creamy.  Pour and pat down into a flat glass container.  If you wet your fingers you can pat down quite easily. Chill. Demolish.

Seriously, how easy was that?

Enjoy!  Debra