COOK WITH US!
We are working hard to bring you all of our favorite recipes to try at home! These recipes are some of our staff favorites, some of them are fun for the whole family to try, and the rest are from our personal trainer and primal health coach, Kelly Jones.
Come on, cook with us!
SIMPLE DEVILED EGGS
Did you know that eggs contain all but one of the thirteen essential vitamins your body needs? That’s RIGHT! Eggs are like nature’s multivitamin. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, D, E, and K. The only essential vitamin they’re missing is vitamin C.
Eggs have lived through an unsavory reputation because of their yolk’s high cholesterol and come out on the other side proving themselves not to be the cause of raising blood cholesterol or contributing to heart disease.
Eggs are pretty much the perfect food and can be eaten for any meal or snack in a variety of different ways. One of the most popular is deviled eggs. You don’t have to wait for a party or picnic to enjoy this wholesome recipe. Give them to your kids for an afternoon snack and they’ll be good to go until supper.
FATHEAD PIZZA DOUGH
Have you ever tried Fathead pizza crust? It is amazingly similar to regular flour-based dough, with the added benefits of being gluten-free and lower in carbs. It’s super easy to make and very filling, so you might find yourself eating less, but feeling full longer! - Kelly Jones, Y Personal Trainer
TWICE BAKED POTATOES
Most of the carbs we consume are full of starch. But some types of starch are resistant to digestion, so they are called resistant starch.
Resistant starch functions similarly to soluble fiber, helping to feed the good bacteria in our gut, which benefits our health. It also benefits our waistline, because the higher the resistant starch content in a food, the fewer carbs and calories it has.
The way you prepare starch-containing foods affects their starch content. The key is to cook the food, then let it cool completely. The more the food is heated and cooled, the more resistant starch it contains. - Kelly Jones, Y Personal Trainer
WHOLE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Butternut squash is a great whole food source of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, but peeling it and cutting it into cubes can be a time-consuming, difficult task.
Fortunately, there’s an easier way – roasting the squash whole!
MAKE-AHEAD SLOW-COOKER MAPLE OATMEAL
Are mornings hectic for you? Then you’re going to love this make-ahead, go-to-sleep-and-forget-it, oatmeal recipe! You may even have leftovers to warm up for another day that will be a great source of resistant starch!
ANTS ON A LOG
Did you know … celery is more than a crunchy snack or tasty ingredient in salads and main dishes. It actually has a number of health benefits:
1. Celery is a great source of 15 antioxidants, most notable vitamin C, beta carotene, and flavonoids. Antioxidants protect cells, blood vessels, and organs from oxidative damage.
2. Celery (and celery seeds) have around 25 anti-inflammatory compounds that can help protect against inflammation in the body, including conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis.
3. Celery supports digestion with its generous amount of fiber.
4. Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, K, and C; as well as the minerals potassium, folate, magnesium, iron, and sodium; important nutrients for overall good health.
To retain celery’s nutrition, wait to cut the celery right before eating it.
MAC N CHEESE TAKEOVER
Want to get your kids to eat more vegetables? Here’s a tasty way to do it!
MINI PIGS IN A BLANKET
Here’s a great recipe to make with your kids that the whole family will love! Double the recipe and you’ve got extra for snacks throughout the week.
NO-BEAN VEGGIE CHILI
Here’s a great way to get some veggies into the whole family, even if you don’t like veggies! This is a very versatile chili, so feel free to make additions or substitutions with leftovers in your refrigerator.
DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
Minimize unhealthy processed vegetable oils and sugar by using coconut oil and natural sweeteners. This is a great recipe to make with your kids!
TERIYAKI CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE
With its sweet and salty, and slightly tangy flavor, teriyaki might be one of the easiest international flavors for kids to get excited about!
Don’t have time to cook a vegetable? Grab a bag of broccoli slaw, add a few ingredients, and you have a healthy, tasty veggie salad for a side dish!
KELLY'S CHEESY POTATO BREAKFAST BAKE
This is a very easy and versatile recipe.
Feel free to substitute any flavor of hashed browns, sausage, or cheese. And for those of you eating low-carb, once the potatoes in this dish have cooled, they become resistant starch and the carbs in this recipe drop to 6 grams per serving.
ALMOND FLOUR BANANA BREAD
Looking for a healthier version of banana bread? This one is a winner!