Recipes

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

  • These delicious juicer pulp whipped cream cheese spreads can be made without a juicer, too. Choose vegetable or berry, great on a bagel or apple slices!

Recipe: Juicer Pulp Whipped Cream Cheese

What could be better than making your own, homemade vegetable or berry cream cheese? Making it with the leftover pulp from your juicer, of course! Whether you spread it on a bagel, a homemade juicer pulp cracker, or dip apple slices in it, flavorful juicer pulp whipped cream cheese is a great way to recycle [...]

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  • These decadent Greek yogurt fudge pops combine organic fair trade chocolate, yogurt and sweet berries. A healthy and refreshing summer treat!

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops

I love frozen treats! Fudge pops are one of my favorites. This recipe for Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops evolved from several ideas I saw online, combined with a neat trick for melting chocolate that I learned from a recipe for flourless chocolate cake. The pops are rich, smooth and very refreshing. The yogurt base, organic [...]

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  • Got green tomatoes? Put them to good use in this healthy, lacto-fermented green tomato salsa packed full of beneficial probiotics and enzymes.

Recipe: Lacto-Fermented Green Tomato Salsa

One thing I can always rely on is that when the frost starts to fall, I'll still have a ton of green tomatoes in my garden! You can pick them and let them ripen inside, but they just don't have the flavor that they do when they ripen out on the vine. What do you [...]

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  • It's easy to make naturally fermented garlic dill pickles! Skip the hot stove and keep all the cucumber's nutrients plus healthy probiotics. Delicious!

Recipe: Naturally Fermented Garlic Dill Pickles

When I was a kid, my favorite place to go with my dad wasn't the ice cream parlor. It wasn't the candy store, or even the toy shop. Nope, my favorite treat was to walk with him to the Pickle Barrel, a local sandwich shop, where we would pay 35 cents for....a pickle. These were [...]

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  • 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies! As tasty as they are easy, and naturally grain and gluten free. So healthy, you won't feel bad about having seconds. You can even make them Paleo.

Recipe: 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. Yes, I said 3 ingredients. Craving something sweet? This could very possibly be the easiest and healthiest peanut butter cookie recipe I've ever seen! The basic recipe for these delicious peanut butter cookies includes just three ingredients: Organic peanut butter, honey, and an egg. When I saw this recipe, I [...]

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  • This recipe for roasted mini peppers is so easy, you'll have plenty of savory-sweet peppers for your eggs, pasta, salsa and baked chicken in no time!

Recipe: Roasted Mini Peppers

What is it about a roasted vegetable that makes it taste so good? Raw veggies are great, and so are sauteed. But when you roast a vegetable something really special happens! They're savory-sweet, a tiny bit crunchy and just a touch smoky...I could eat them like candy! It occurred to me that there must be [...]

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  • This pear upside-down cake with honey ginger sauce is soooo good and surprisingly easy to make. My kind of dessert.

Recipe: Pear Upside-Down Cake with Honey Ginger Sauce

When you want a dessert that shows well, tastes great and is surprisingly easy to make (shhh!), try this Pear Upside Down Cake served with warm honey-ginger sauce. Made with organic pears, applesauce and honey, this cake lends itself well to gluten and grain free adaptations! The secret to this pear upside down cake is [...]

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  • These gluten free brownies are made with banana flour and super delicious!

Gluten Free Brownies Made with Banana Flour

Gluten free brownies made with banana flour. Yes, banana flour. That's right--today I'm introducing you to one of my favorite new foods: Banana flour. I actually stumbled upon banana flour several months ago. I was intrigued, so I bought a container for me and one for my amazing recipe contributor, Erica. After all, Erica is [...]

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  • Make homemade fruit slushies with organic fresh fruit! Recipes for Mango Berry, Watermelon Mint, and Blueberry Lime. Simple, healthy, and so refreshing!

Recipe: Homemade Fruit Slushies

In the mood for something cool and refreshing? Homemade fruit slushies are a great way to cool down on a hot afternoon. When you make them at home, you can be certain that your fruit slush will be full of wholesome, organic fruit and sweetened (if you choose to) with something healthy instead of high [...]

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  • These hummus cucumber boats are as fun as they are delicious!

Recipe: Hummus in Cucumber Boats

With the new year, many of us have made resolutions to eat healthier. One of the things I've discovered on my journey to better eating is that healthy, real food doesn't have to be plain or boring! You can create healthy food that will nourish your body and taste great, and with a few simple [...]

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  • This real food blueberry jello recipe is awesome and so good for you. Ditch the box crap and try this healthy treat now.

Real Food Blueberry Jello Recipe

Today's post comes from my friend, Sylvie of The Hollywood Homestead. I'm so excited to share a little bit about her story, her yummy recipe, and her amazing ebook, The Gelatin Secret. Seriously, if glowing skin, beautiful hair, and a healthy body is something you crave, be sure to check the book out! Take it away, [...]

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  • Photography by Jennifer Leung Johnson

Recipe: Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce

Savory chicken with lemon cream sauce. Sound delicious, right? It is. It's also really easy. It was one of those evenings when I'd managed to procrastinate until the last minute to plan dinner, and I stood staring at an unappetizing plate of raw chicken...wondering what on earth to do with it. None of the old [...]

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  • Make this thick, rich cocoa custard in just a few minutes with healthy, organic ingredients. A delicious healthy dessert!

Recipe: Cocoa Custard

What could be more satisfying than rich, thick chocolaty cocoa custard? This cocoa custard is so thick and creamy and so full of chocolate flavor that just a little bit will satisfy your sweet tooth. I love to serve it piped into a very small bowl, with a slice of banana. Egg spoons are the [...]

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  • This roasted garlic broccoli with pine nuts is amazing! Make it tonight.

Recipe: Garlic Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts

My kids have always adored broccoli. I know it might be a strange thing to say, but when they were tiny they just couldn't get enough of it! The trouble was, they went through a phase where they just didn't want any sort of vegetable that wasn't broccoli. Even vegetables that used to be acceptable [...]

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  • This chocolate coconut paleo bark is sooo good. Full of protein so eat up!

Recipe: Chocolate Paleo Bark

Chocolate, nutty, coconut goodness.  These healthy-but-decadent treats are gluten free and paleo. They combine organic, dark chocolate with coconut, almonds and walnuts...and they are so fast and easy to make, you'll find that it's a snap to satisfy your chocolate craving. But since these treats are packed with protein instead of empty calories, the happy [...]

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  • Pasta sauce! Nothing beats a good pasta sauce, especially made from scratch. Dehydrated pasta sauce saves time, money, and storage space!

Food Preservation: Dehydrated Pasta Sauce!

Nothing beats a good pasta sauce, especially made from the freshly picked and vine ripened tomatoes from your garden or local farmers market.  I love to make my own from scratch.  Not only does it make great use of produce from a wonderfully productive garden, but when you make your own you know exactly what [...]

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  • This gluten free whole orange cake is as delicious as it is good for you! Whole oranges pack a punch of vitamin C and add to the moist, rich texture. Yum!

Recipe: Gluten Free Whole Orange Cake

This time of year, there are a lot of viruses floating around. What better way to fight them off than a cake full of delicious vitamin C? This gluten free whole orange cake packs a serious punch of vitamins C and A, but you'll be too busy enjoying the taste to notice. The secret? Whole [...]

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  • Make homemade yogurt using organic pasteurized or raw milk. It's quick, easy and so good for you!

Recipe: Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is a favorite at our house. We often eat it for breakfast or lunch, and it's a great addition to sauces and salad dressings for dinner.  Organic, all natural yogurt is expensive, and the ingredients in traditional packaged yogurt usually include things like sugar, corn syrup, corn starch and preservatives.  Did you know [...]

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  • These dark chocolate covered banana bites are easy, delicious and beautiful. Gotta try this recipe.

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

It hits me at about 8:30 every night...it's a funny little nagging craving. It starts small, a little feeling that I want something. From there, it grows quickly into the thought "Hm, chocolate sounds really good." Then, before I know it, I'm ripping through the pantry searching for something, anything to satisfy the craving. Must! [...]

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  • Learn how to make your own organic green powder.

Making Your Own Organic Green Powder

Have you ever thought about making your own organic green powder? It all started when high speed blenders and green smoothies became popular.  The dehydrated green powders started popping up for sale in health food stores, and they are a great idea too.  Greens are an essential part of a nutritious diet, and having fresh [...]

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