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Easy, Low-Sugar, Gluten/Dairy Free Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies were a big hit with the family. If you are looking for something that you can grab and go that is not sweet then this recipe is for you. So easy and so versatile. I think it is a very forgiving recipe so feel free to mix and match what you like. Here is what I did... add to a large mixing bowl: 3 cups gluten free quick cooking oats 2 organic eggs 1/2-1 cup raisins (I didn't measure) 5-6 tbs hemp seeds Approximately 4 good sized very ripe bananas (brown speckles) Lily's dark chocolate (no sugar added) shaved or chips Ceylon cinnamon (sprinkle, sprinkle) The next time I make them I will probably add some melted coconut...

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Healthier Homemade Home Fries!

Looking for some healthier style home fries? Give this recipe a go. Great with sunny side up eggs. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 medium red bliss or yukon gold potatoes, diced small 1 medium - large sweet potato, diced small 1 red pepper, diced 1 large red onion, diced 4-6 frozen chicken sausage, cut into bite sized pieces olive oil sea salt black pepper paprika Instructions In a large saute pan, add olive oil and gently heat. Toss in onions and panfry until lightly golden. Next, add in sausage and panfry until lightly golden. Next, add in peppers and saute until tender. Sprinkle in some paprika, sea salt and black pepper to taste. Next, add potatoes and mix well. (Stir often to prevent...

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Orange, Carrot, Ginger Smoothie!

There is nothing like waking up and tossing some fresh produce into a high speed blender for a jam-packed nutritious breakfast.  A high speed blender helps to break down the fibers in the fruits and veggies to create a smooth and creamy shake. This smoothie is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and electrolytes.  It is a great way to start the day energized!  I like my smoothies well chilled so I store the oranges, carrots and coconut water in the refrigerator so my ingredients are all ready for blending. 😀   Ingredients 2 large carrots, cut into circles, peeled and chilled 3-4 small to medium navel oranges, peeled and chilled 12 oz. coconut water, chilled ½ - 1 inch or so grated...

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Are You A Highly Sensitive Empath?

What do Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Martin Luther King Jr all have in common? Not only were they great historical figures, but they were also considered highly-sensitive empaths. Sensory Processing Sensitivity is believed to affect 15-20% of people whose nervous systems process stimuli intensely, causing individuals to feel overstimulated and overwhelmed. What does it feel like to be “highly sensitive”? “I’m like an exposed nerve,” says empath Jodi Fedor. “At its worst, my sensitivity turns me into a weather vane at the whim of my environment.” At its best, it can be a gift, making her in-tune with her surroundings, other people and animals. Symptoms of Sensory Processing Sensitivity Take a quiz here or consider these statements, which may...

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How to Improve Your Mood with Food...

Hippocrates once said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” Through time, foods like dates and elderberries have been used as mood enhancers. Modern scientists have found that many foods have the power to trigger the brain to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating sleep, appetite, impulse control, and mood. While research has illuminated a number of mood boosters we can add to our diets, there are still many variables to consider in the mood food connection. How To Improve Your Mood With Food… Tryptophan-Containing Foods Since tryptophan is the amino acid that your body uses to produce serotonin, it’s no surprise that foods like bananas, clams, eggs, escargot, nuts, octopus, oysters, pineapple, plums, spinach, squid, and turkey...

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