Recipes

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

  • Healthy Creme Brulee Recipe

Crème brûlée: For the fancy-shmancy real foodie inside of you!

"Crème brûlée? What’s that?" That was the simple question I asked my friend when she informed me that we were going to make crème brûlée one night. We were nearing our twenties, and my idea of dessert was still cookies, cake, or a candy bar. You know, the usual “SAD” stuff. In my foodie innocence, I [...]

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  • This delicious Greek lemon chicken is healthy and so savory. Fresh tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and lemons complement the chicken. Yum!

Recipe: Greek Lemon Chicken

Don't you just love the role that lemons play in Greek food? They're not just backstage, floating in a glass of ice water or zested into a pound cake. Greek recipes are not afraid to put lemons center stage, right there in the main course! It turns out, they add a whole lot of flavor [...]

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  • Baked Chicken Kiev Recipe

Recipe: Baked Chicken Kiev (a buttery feast of goodness!)

Baked Chicken Kiev... it just sounds fancy, doesn't it? Don't let the name scare you from making this delicious meal. It's YUM on a plate. Seriously. What makes baked chicken kiev so good? I'll give you a hint: It's the butter. An herby, garlicky, delicious buttery goodness that is stuffed inside the chicken. Yes, stuffed. [...]

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  • These gluten free graham crackers are easy to make using just oatmeal flour, peanut butter, honey and an egg.

Recipe: Gluten Free Honey Graham Crackers

When my kids were little, graham crackers were a staple snack food at our house. Hungry toddlers always seem to be satisfied with a graham cracker and half a banana, and a couple of crackers with peanut butter sandwiched in between is a perfect after-school snack. When it comes down to it, though, regular graham [...]

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  • Try these savory, crunchy Cajun bbq pumpkin seeds! Easy to make and healthy, too!

Recipe: Cajun BBQ Pumpkin Seeds

Looking for a salty, crunchy snack? Pass those greasy potato chips by, and try a handful of Cajun barbeque pumpkin seeds instead! Pumpkin seeds (or "pepitas") are high in protein, fiber, and potassium. They’re also fun to eat! I love the tangy zip that these little treats pack, and if you like things spicy you [...]

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  • Brew this tasty probiotic tea at home, with just a few inexpensive ingredients!

Recipe: Make Your Own Kombucha Tea

Have you tried Kombucha Tea? After a year of enjoying water kefir soda, I finally decided to take the plunge and give kombucha a try. I'm so glad I did! Kombucha tea is a drink made by fermenting black or green tea brewed with sugar. The result is a slightly effervescent, very flavorful tea that [...]

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  • These crispy apple chips are organic, easy to make, and so much fun to eat!

Recipe: Crispy Apple Chips

Here's a little something fun to brighten up a sack lunch! Crispy Apple Chips are easy to make, and a very healthy alternative to potato chips. Even store-bought apple chips can be full of sulfites, corn syrup and artificial flavors...why not make them at home with organic apples? If you'd like, you can sprinkle cinnamon [...]

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  • Pasta with vegetables and garlic cream sauce is simple and delicious. A great way to use up leftover vegetables. Healthy, easy, and so good!

Recipe: Pasta with Vegetables and Garlic Cream Sauce

Sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that a recipe doesn’t need to have a lot of ingredients or a lot of complicated steps to be amazing, in fact sometimes it’s the most basic things that are the most delicious! Pasta with vegetables and garlic cream [...]

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  • These sweet potato cookies are full of warm ginger and cinnamon, and made with a gluten free oat flour blend. Vegan and low sugar, you'll love these treats!

Recipe: Ginger-Cinnamon Sweet Potato Cookies

Are you ready for a crazy-good cookie that's made from a surprising ingredient? I know, "sweet potato" and "cookie" are not often found in the same sentence. But they should be! These spicy little treats are full of the warm flavors of cinnamon and ginger, sweetened by a little natural organic evaporated cane juice (or [...]

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  • This delicious heart healthy fruit crisp contains only ingredients that are healthy and good for your heart.

Recipe: Heart Healthy Fruit Crisp

What's even better than a sweet, delicious dessert? A sweet delicious dessert that's good for your heart! Heart Healthy Fruit Crisp is a great way to make your heart and taste buds happy at the same time. This dessert has all sorts of great things going for it. In fact, I made sure that every [...]

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  • Dried pineapple tidbits are a healthy, sweet and satisfying snack. It's easy to prepare these from fresh organic pineapple, in the oven or dehydrator.

Recipe: Dried Pineapple Tidbits

When I was shopping the other day I ran across something I've rarely seen...discounted organic pineapples! Pineapple is a real favorite at my house, so full of flavor and so sweet and delicious. It's not cheap, though! So when I ran across a cart full of sweet, juicy, big pineapples just at the peak of [...]

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  • Basil and sun dried tomato, Jalapeno and Chili, or Garlic Aioli...these dressed up mayonnaise spreads are easy to make and spice up any sandwich!

Recipe: Dressed up Mayonnaise

Want a fast way to spice up a boring sandwich? Dressed up mayonnaise is an easy way to take a typical turkey sandwich to a whole new level. It's amazing what a few quick, healthy ingredients will do toward making lunch special! These spreads are excellent for lunch buffets or party trays, or served with [...]

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  • This honey broiled grapefruit recipe is so simple and so delicious. Looking for an easy breakfast? Look no further.

Recipe: Honey Broiled Grapefruit

It's been a great holiday season, full of fun with family and friends and great food at every gathering. So much great food, in fact, that I'm not only feeling like it's time to think about shedding a few pounds...I'm also genuinely tired of sweet treats and heavy meals. Salad and fruit is sounding great! [...]

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  • The secret ingredient in this savory three bean chili? Cocoa!

Recipe: Savory Three Bean Chili

After a fun day playing outside in the snow, it's so nice to come home to a warm dinner of savory three bean chili. You can make it in the slow cooker, with meat or without...it's a great basic recipe that you can add to and play with to make it your own. Organic beans, [...]

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  • Gluten free rosemary crackers are easy to make and delicous!

Recipe: Gluten Free Rosemary Crackers

Crackers are a staple when it comes to snacks and hors d'oeuvres. You can eat them with cheese, hummus, peanut or almond butter, dips, and deli meats. They make a great addition to lunch boxes, they pack well on a hike, and a handful will tide you over when dinner's still half an hour away. [...]

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  • Chicken and dumplings made gluten free...enjoy this traditional comfort food again!

Recipe: Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

One of the great things about cooking is that certain meals are just so homey, warming and cozy. I guess that's where the term "comfort food" comes from...some meals just warm you up and make you feel at home, and you really crave them when life feels stressful (or when you're feeling under the weather). [...]

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  • Try this delicious lemon blueberry loaf! Easy to make gluten free.

Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Lemons and blueberries are so wonderful together! This Lemon Blueberry Loaf combines tangy lemon zest and sweet blueberries, and it makes a delicious snack or dessert. It's a quick bread, so there's no waiting for anything to rise...just mix up the ingredients and pour the batter into a loaf pan, and before you know it [...]

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  • Banana cupcakes with whipped custard frosting are low in sugar and nutrient dense, but will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Recipe: Banana Cupcakes with Whipped Custard Frosting

Cupcakes are so cute! The dainty size, the cute paper wrapper, and of course the thick swirl of frosting on top...no wonder cupcake shops are cropping up all over town. Unfortunately, most store-bought cupcakes are cuter than they are nutritious. Even if they aren't made with bleached flour and chemical food dyes (and frosted with [...]

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  • These delicious and easy cinnamon almonds make a great gift!

Recipe: Cinnamon Almonds

With the holidays just around the corner, I'm full bake mode. I've been looking for a recipe for a sweet treat that's simple, easy to make, and elegant...but not full of bleached flour, sugar, food dye or other unhealthy things. These cinnamon  almonds require just a few simple ingredients, but the end result is not [...]

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  • Delicious stuffed grape leaves with meat, pine nuts, currents, and savory Mediterranean spices.

Recipe: Stuffed Grape Leaves

Stuffed grape leaves, or Dolma, can be made in many ways. Grape leaves (here's how to preserve them naturally through fermentation) can be stuffed with a variety of fillings, this recipe calls for ground lamb, pine nuts, currents, rice and onion mixed with a lot of savory Mediterranean spices. Dolmas make an elegant bite-sized hors [...]

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