Recipes

Real food recipes from Thank Your Body. Totally delicious and healthy.

  • 12 Drool Worthy Healthy Desserts

12 Healthy Desserts You’ll Drool Over

Let’s face it - we all love to indulge and have a yummy dessert now and again. But just because you want to have your cake and eat it too doesn’t mean you have to throw out all that you believe in when it comes to healthy eating. Dessert does not have to be unhealthy [...]

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  • 10 Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes (+ the benefits of pressure cooking)

10 Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes (+ the benefits of pressure cooking)

I've been on a mission to find all the most awesome pressure cooker recipes. Why? Because I am so in love my pressure cooker. As someone who is always pressed for time, I’m constantly looking for ways to speed up things in the kitchen - without compromising on nutrition or our health. It can be [...]

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  • This gluten-free pancake recipe is also a homemade gluten-free pancake mix! Making a nourishing breakfast is so easy now with this flax-seed pancake recipe.

Gluten-Free Pancake Recipe (+ Easy make-ahead pancake mix)

This gluten-free pancake recipe is the bees knees. And I'm going to show you how to turn it into an even easier make-ahead  gluten-free pancake mix so you'll be ready to provide a nourishing breakfast any day of the week. Gluten-free pancake recipe = Love in the morning. We’ve all heard how important the first meal [...]

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  • The adaptogenic properties of Holy Basil and energizing Chia Seeds are perfect to replenish your body. Try this homemade sports drink recipe today.

Tulsi and Chia Seed Homemade Sports Drink

Your homemade sports drink just got a lot better with two words: Chia Seeds. If you look in the dictionary, the definition of chia seeds is as follows: CHIA: n /'tji-a/ the actual, indisputable, perfect supplement to anything ever. Also see: Heaven, Gift to Earth, Ambrosia, etc. Yup. That's it. Assuming, of course, that your dictionary's up [...]

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  • These avocado fries are so amazing! Seriously, make some today. You won't be sorry.

Recipe: Avocado Fries with Chili Lime Mayonnaise

Avocado fries. If that doesn't sound amazing, I'm not sure what does. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Avocados, in my opinion, are just about the most perfect food. I love to slice them, sprinkle just a hint of sea salt on the slices, and savor them one at a time. I love chopped avocado [...]

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  • Skinny Monkey Cookies are vegan, gluten free, and low in sugar. They'll satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body with healthy nutrients at the same time!

Recipe: Skinny Monkey Cookies

Skinny monkey cookies? What? When I saw this recipe floating around the internet, I must admit the name raised my eyebrows a bit. It's probably derived from the fact that the main ingredient in these cookies is banana...but it got me thinking, have you ever seen a fat monkey? Then I realized that yes, I [...]

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  • This natural, flu fighting tea soothes your cough and sore throat with honey, lemon, ginger and other immune-boosting herbs. Effective, and tastes great!

Flu Fighting Tea Recipe: All Natural & Effective

Flu Fighting Tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. Sounds like the flu to me! It's never fun to feel under the weather, but so many of the cold and flu remedies available are full of chemicals that you wouldn't otherwise put in your body. One of my [...]

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  • These rich, chocolaty zucchini brownies will satisfy your deepest craving. Zucchini makes the brownies moist, but you'll never know it's there! So yummy.

Recipe: Chewy Zucchini Brownies

What's even better than a rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie? A rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie that's good for you! These brownies are so full of chocolate flavor, you won't realize that they're also full of healthy zucchini. If you happen to be swimming in summer squash (see this post), this is a great way [...]

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  • Creamy cauliflower mac and cheese gets its smooth texture and rich flavor from a whole head of cauliflower, rather than fat or flour. So cheesy and good!

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Nothing says "comfort food" like a big dish of homemade macaroni and cheese. It's also a universal kid-pleaser. Mac and cheese can lean toward the not-so-healthy side, though...especially if you buy the prepared kind in a box.  This fun recipe (which is from Mark Bittman of the New York Times) for Creamy Cauliflower Mac and [...]

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  • Cinnamon Maple Apple Crisp! Warm cinnamon and a hint of maple with tart apples under a chewy oatmeal crust to give this healthy dessert its character.

Recipe: Cinnamon Maple Apple Crisp

We've been having fun with apples at our house this season.  Boxes of organic apples picked from a friend's tree have been made into applesauce, dehydrated apples, and apple cider.  We've eaten plenty of crisp, fresh apples for snacks.  And finally, after almost all of the four boxes of apples had been dried, canned or [...]

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  • Pan-roasted savory Brussels sprouts with pine nuts, a hint of balsamic vinegar and a little organic cream will make you re-think Brussels sprouts entirely!

Recipe: Savory Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts

My youngest daughter tells me that her friends look at her funny when she tells them her favorite vegetable is Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts have a bad rap, most likely because they can be...well...less than tasty when the aren't cooked right. Many people have only tried sprouts frozen in a bag, steamed in the microwave [...]

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  • Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa can be made with gluten free or whole wheat noodles. Homemade organic cream sauce, diced tomatoes and raw milk cheese...mmmm!

Recipe: Creamy Baked Pasta Rosa

We've had turkey twice this month, tons of pumpkin and cranberry and all the usual holiday favorites. To be honest, I have to say that I'm ready to move on in the dinner department. It felt like time for a little pasta, so I played around in the kitchen until I found a recipe that [...]

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  • This recipe for homemade stock is simple, nourishing, and delicious. Crock-pot chicken broth makes it even easier to store up on this pantry basic.

Recipe: Crock-Pot Chicken Broth

With the beginning of Fall there is a lot more soups and stews being made in our home. Not only is chicken broth delicious, it's one of the most nourishing foods as well. This recipe for homemade crock-pot chicken stock is easy. It's also a great way to stock up so that you always have [...]

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  • This recipe for Thai Chicken Curry Soup is a fragrant and delicious meal. With nourishing ingredients it will easily become a favorite.

Recipe: Thai Chicken Curry Soup

I am so ready for fall. Ready for the cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, and cooler weather. I am also so ready to make (and eat) more soups. I love soup. It's so warm and comforting. And when you add in some nourishing homemade broth, it's also an awesome way to thank your body... especially if [...]

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  • This recipe for homemade chocolate spread has allergy-friendly options! With no refined sugar or additives, it's a healthy and delicious snack.

Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Spread

Creamy, chocolatey hazelnut spread on a croissant...does it get any better than this? Actually, I have to admit...I really don't remember exactly what that tasted like. I just remember that it was good...really good! There are certain things that I haven't had since going gluten free (bye-bye, croissants) or since my husband became allergic to [...]

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  • This gluten free sausage and apple stuffing is a healthier alternative to traditional dressing. The apples are subtle, but make it so savory and moist.

Recipe: Gluten Free Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food traditions! But when you go gluten free (especially those first few years) the holidays can trigger feelings of loss and even grief. It's easy to find yourself mired in thoughts about all the things you'll never eat again...no more pies, no more dinner rolls, and no more stuffing! If [...]

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  • Homemade powdered sugar is super easy to make, and if you choose a quality sweetener it's also a lot better for you. Learn how to make it!

Recipe: Homemade Powdered Sugar

When we made the switch over to real food and real sweeteners, I thought my day of using powdered sugar were over. I mean, nothing seems more processed that that white powdery dust, void of all nutritional value but perfect for delightfully light and delicate baking. Thankfully, I was wrong. Enter: Homemade powdered sugar. Homemade [...]

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  • Crab apples are safe to eat, and are a great fruit to use in desserts. Learn to make crab apple crisp from all the fruit you didn't know you could use!

Crab Apple Crisp

The other day I caught myself admiring the gorgeous crab apple tree sitting outside the window.  The color of the tiny bright red fruits was stunning against the turning of the autumn leaves and blue sky.  It is the season for apple crisp, but my apple tree is too young to produce.  So I started [...]

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  • Healthy peach crisp...make it gluten free and vegan with organic peaches, oats, coconut and almond flour. Delicious with ice cream or whipped coconut cream!

Recipe: Healthy Peach Crisp

We're coming up on the end of the peach season here, and that means fewer perfect, ripe peaches and more...less than perfect peaches. But there's no need to let the "factory seconds" go to waste! Healthy Peach Crisp is a great way to use bruised, funny-looking, or just-past-its-prime fruit. At the peak of the season [...]

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  • Delicious gluten free pumpkin cream cheese bars are a cross between a bar cookie and a cheesecake. Creamy, rich, decadent but full of vitamins and minerals!

Recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

It’s here…pumpkin season! There are so many delicious recipes that involve pumpkin, it’s hard to know where to start. If you’re ready for a new favorite pumpkin dessert, you’ll want to try these gluten free pumpkin cream cheese bars! A perfect blend of creamy pumpkin, warm spice, and rich cream cheese, these bars have a [...]

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