Tag : flax

Nut Butter Protein Power Balls

In our house, something is always being created: a craft project, imaginative play, a dance party, and lots of cooking and baking. We are not the best recipe followers, and the kids love to taste the batter, so making “freezer cookies” (aka Power Balls) are one of our go-to ways to pass the “witching hour” (4:30-5:30pm) or early morning hours before school. Olivia and Cullen can scoop, pour, mix, shake in whatever ingredients we have at home until the consistency […]

EWC’s Top 10 Pregnancy Superfoods!

Hello everyone! We get asked all the time: What should we eat while pregnant. Well, here is our list of the top 10 superfoods to eat while pregnant. Hint: They are amazing for you when breastfeeding too…. and just for everyday health and wellness! After our list, keep reading for some recipes to sneak them in! EWC’s Top Ten Pregnancy Superfoods: (Goal: one or more per day!) Lentils – protein, iron, folate, fiber and calcium Spinach – folic acid, iron, […]

Anti-Inflammatory Banana Muffins

I love to cook, but I am not a baker. I experiment in the kitchen, making concoctions and adding in a little of this and some of that, an avid recipe reader, but not a very good recipe follower. So, baking, which is more of a science than an art, is not really my forte. So, when Olivia’s first birthday approached and I knew I wanted to make her a healthy Smash Cake, I got a little anxious. How would I make […]

Chickpea Salad–A Simple 5 Minute Meal

We love this chickpea dish for its versatility. Prep a big batch and then enjoy it all week in a variety of ways! This is our vegan and gluten free version of a healthy tuna or chicken salad, loaded with protein, fiber and omega 3s (healthy fat!). It takes 5 minutes to toss together and you can enjoy it so many ways. Try serving it over a chopped spinach salad, make a “melt” on an Ezekiel bread or tortilla, fold in some chopped […]

Breakfast Bars: A New Family Favorite

It was January 1st and I resolved to use up some of the superfoods stored in my pantry. I walked in to face bags of chia, hemp, flax, seeds, cacao and more. A Holistic Health Coach’s playground! But how to use them all in a delicious, easy, family friendly way? And then it hit me: Breakfast Bars! I took all of the superfoods out of my pantry, spread them out on the counter and grabbed a large mixing bowl, measuring […]

Sweet Super Seed Bread: Vegan, Gluten-Free and Addicting

Recipe: Sweet Seed Bread I’ve been wanting to make a vegan, gluten-free superfood seed bread for so long! I’ve read countless recipes and tasted dozens of dense and delicious creations at healthy bakeries. They always seems so daunting to make, but this slightly sweet version is super simple, quick and too good to miss out on. This loaf is jam packed with protein, fiber, omegas, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and more. Most of us already know about the vast […]

Recipe: Chocolate Chia Superfood Bites

These little Chocolate Chia Superfood Bites pack a big punch. Don’t be fooled by their truffle-like appearance and decadently delicious taste. They are nutrient dense, protein rich, Omega-3 boasting, energy enhancing powerhouses! Say that three times fast! Made from superfoods without any refined grains or sugars, these vegan, take-anywhere snacks are great for pre or post workout fueling, breakfast on-the-go, or a mid afternoon snack to power you through that 4pm slump. We even love them as dessert. Almonds are […]

Recipe: Banana Apple Nut Muffins (Gluten Free and Vegan)

I’ve been meaning to work on a superfood filled, gluten free and vegan muffin for a while.  I am definitely not a baker and I have a hard time getting the ratios of dry to wet ingredients correct. My muffins have a tendency of becoming cookies or granola bars or ambiguous breakfast “bites”… so, when Olivia finally fell into a deep sleep and I knew I had a good 45mins- 1 hour to myself and decided to fill it with […]

Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl: Grab and Go, Make Ahead, Fast and Easy!

We love breakfast. We love oatmeal. We love smoothies. We love fast, easy, nutritious and satisfying meals! So why not combine our loves to make one fabulous way to start your morning?! Perfect to bring to work, on a picnic, for your family on the go… or to enjoy leisurely with the Sunday paper and a cup of tea. This recipe is simple and easy. You can make a large batch ahead of time and store individual servings in pint sized mason […]

Demystifying The Oil Isle

Walking down the oil isle of your supermarket is overwhelming. Virgin, Extra Virgin, Expeller Pressed, Refined, Unrefined, Vegetable, Canola, Almond, Avocado, Walnut, Coconut, Sunflower, Safflower, Sesame, Rice Bran, Peanut, Palm, Flax Oil. Not to mention butter, margarine, ghee, shortening and lard! What does it all mean and what are they all for? We are here to help you decode the Oil Isle! We grew up thinking Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) was the mecca of healthy cooking and eating. We used EVOO in […]