Banana Smoothie Recipe only 3 Ingredients

Looking for a breakfast or afternoon snack recipe? My daughter, Leigh was at it again in the kitchen and made this Banana Smoothie recipe for my son, Zachary. Zachary will eat pretty much any cuisine and even drink kale smoothies. Believe it or not, he doesn’t like berries (who doesn’t like berries?). ¬†Anyway, this smoothie tasted awesome, and I ended up drinking the entire thing. With only 3 ingredients, this banana smoothie is effortless, fabulous and gluten free. Feel free to add 1 (6 ounce) container of nonfat plain greek yogurt to increase the protein. Enjoy ūüôā

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

So, it’s Brussels Sprouts season, and I know people either love them or hate them. I happen to be a fan, and 2 out of 3 of my kids are too. This recipe for Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts is one of my new favorites which I’ll serve on Thanksgiving this year. I used a simple apple cider vinaigrette mixture to flavor the Brussels Sprouts and tossed them with sweet dried cranberries and crunchy walnuts. For another healthy and easy Brussels Sprout side dish option, see Brussels Sprouts-Tomato Salad,¬†which is another tasty way to serve this healthy vegetable.

5 Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts:

1. Brussels Sprouts are high in Vitamin K which promotes healthy bones and brain function.

2. Brussels Spouts are high in fiber which helps in digestion, lowers cholesterol, prevents constipation, and aid in weight loss, making you feel fuller longer.

3. Brussels sprouts are high in antioxidants helping to fight against cancer.

4. Brussels sprouts are high in Vitamin C (1 cup contains over 161% of the recommended daily allowance) which helps boost the immune system and lower blood pressure.

5. Brussels Sprouts are high in iron and folate which helps maintain red blood cell count and prevents against diseases and birth defects.

FYI I will be on WMJJ 96.5 FM this morning talking about how to cook healthier during the holidays.

Easy, Healthy Appetizer or Main-dish Recipe: Pork Lettuce Wraps

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This recipe was featured on NBC 13 Daytime Alabama for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter this week. My kids love lettuce wraps so this is perfect to serve at my house and only 3.5 grams of fat. It’s also very economical, only $6.93 for the recipe or $1.73 per serving. Feel free to substitute steak, chicken or shrimp for the pork in this recipe.