Marmee’s 15 Bean Soup

Another reason to  love blogging:  Two of my grown daughters called this week and asked for a recipe and I said, “I posted it on my blog!” Belinda called this morning asking for my Bean Soup recipe. So here it is. It’s my hubby’s favorite; I keep several containers on hand in the freezer. A few drops of vinegar in ... Read More »

Make Ahead Oatmeal in a Jar

A commitment to eating healthy has got to include convenience to be successful. These oatmeal in jars are super quick and easy to make once a week to have a handy grab and go meal every day. I made 5 pint jars of oatmeal in about 20 minutes and now I have yummy nutritious breakfast for the next five days (and ... Read More »

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes

A green smoothie is a delicious drink made with green leafy vegetables and fruit. The fruit masks the taste of the greens. You can consume 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables with one green smoothie! When I drink green smoothies I eat MUCH less, and I don’t feel hungry. There is a reason. If you eat processed foods or fast foods ... Read More »

21 Healthy Food Plan Meals

I’m planning my meals ahead (lost 20 lbs!!). These are meals for those abstaining from sugar and flours, like the ones at OA and FAA. With 21 in one place I can shuffle them. Biblically clean:  no pork, no shellfish. Breakfast Meal Plans Breakfast 1 1 cup oatmeal 145 1/2 cup almond milk 50 5 pecans 100 1 oz raisins 1 slice Ezekiel toast 80 ... Read More »

Make a Salad Base that Last All Week

The hardest part about healthy eating is not having something quick and easy. This awesome prepare ahead salad basesalad makes eating healthy quick and easy. I make it when I get home from the grocery store. Store it in the same airtight bowl and it stays good for a full week and its Gluten Free! It consist of mainly lettuces, spinach, and lots ... Read More »

Meal Prep: Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven roasting is an ideal way to prepare vegetables to retain the vitamins, flavors and minerals. When boiling vegetables a lot of the flavour leaks into the boiling water. With roasting no flavor is lost. Roasting with olive oil we need no butter. If you boil potatoes and carrots and are new to roasted vegetables you’ll probably be so pleased with ... Read More »

Biscotti: An Excuse to Have Cookies for Breakfast

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Healthy Biscotti INGREDIENTS 2 cups quinoa flour 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder ¼ tsp fine sea salt ¾ cup dried cranberries ⅔ cup whole almonds, coarsely chopped ¼ cup coconut oil 9 tsp Stevia Blend or 18 packets 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract (McCormick is gluten free) INSTRUCTIONS Position a rack in the ... Read More »

25 Healthy Dinner Meal Plans

Need a little motivation to cook healthy dinners? Here are 25 scrumptious meal plans. These are clean (no pork, no shellfish). Healthy (no sugar, almost no gluten). [easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”none” asin=”0981940714″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”heartofwisdom02-20″] Click through the images below to get step by step recipes. Follow my nutritious recipes on Pinterest for more. Follow Robin Sampson’s ... Read More »

Root Vegetable Soup

Soup is the perfect comfort food as well as super nutritious recipe for fall and winter. Cut out the salt and this is a great nutritarian meal. Cook traditional or in a slow cooker (crock pot) or pressure cooker. This is a versitle recipe you can easily substitute or leave out vegetables depending on what you have on hand. Ingredients Select organic vegetables whenever possible 1 ... Read More »

33 Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Oatmeal Toppings

A heart-healthy oatmeal breakfast is a super nutritious way to start the day. Oats contain a bio-active, anti-oxidant compound called avenanthramide that could be responsible for cleaner arteries, prevention of fatty buildup, and reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a concentrated source of fiber and nutrients. Children will warm up to oatmeal if you let them put on sundae-type ... Read More »

Healthy Food on the Run: Prepare Ahead Healthy Wraps

To be successful developing healthy habits you need easy, quick, on-the-go meals and handy snacks. This wrap a mainstay on my food plan, especially while I’m on a 21 day Daniel Fast.  I learned it years ago from the authors of the book The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health. It is amazingly delicious. I make a Rainbow Salad that I use as my ... Read More »

Best DIY Healthy Salad Dressings

Orange Cashew Dressing Ingredients 3 tablespoons unhulled sesame seeds, divided 1/4 cup raw cashew nuts or 1/8 cup raw cashew butter 2 navel oranges, peeled 2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman’s Blood Orange Vinegar or Dr. Fuhrman’s Riesling Reserve Vinegar or white wine vinegar orange juice, if needed to adjust consistency Directions Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium high heat for ... Read More »

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf Ingredients: 4 cups water or vegetable broth 2 cups quinoa 1 cup broccoli diced 1 cup  cauliflower diced 1 cup carrots diced 1  onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (I use brand with the Mother) juice from one lemon 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 Tb Mrs Dash ... Read More »

Amazing Healthy 3 Bean Chili

Adapted from Allrecipes The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World My mother made wonderful chili. I’ve made her recipe for 30 years but (sorry mom) I like this chili better! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 packet Chili Seasons 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 green bell peppers, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped 3  tomatoes cubed 1 (15 ... Read More »

Make Your Greek Salad More Nutritious

Make your greek salad more nutritious by adding lots of veggies. This is our family favorite salad; we have it often. The ingredients vary as to what I have on hand. Greek Veggie Salad The minimum is romaine lettuce, raisins, and feta. Everything else is optional. No cooking unless you decide to add the asparagus. To make a full meal, ... Read More »

Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bites

I make a big pot of quinoa every week (it is critical to have prepared healthy foods on hand if you want to eat nutritiously!). I  scoop out one cup for this recipe for breakfast then I have the plenty left over with chicken or fish or vegtables for lunch or dinner all week. Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bites Ingredients 1 ... Read More »

Herb Tea for Energy and Better Metabolism

I am making the switch from coffee to herbal tea. I’m drinking cumin, coriander, fennel tea daily (with a little berry herbal tea added). Studies show excess caffeine prevents our insides from absorbing all those vital nutrients from organic green smoothies and salads. Furthermore, tea is packed with bioflavanoids, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals that help ward off disease. Americans often miss out ... Read More »

Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Casserole

Adapted from Hungry Girl (Thank you) Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, chopped (about 5 cups raw) 1-2 broccoli chopped into florets (about 5 cups raw) 1 medium onion, chopped 4 wedges laughing cow light original swiss cheese, room temp 2 cup cottage cheese 1 cup shredded light cheddar cheese 3 eggs (whisked) Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam cauliflower, broccoli ... Read More »

Bread Pudding

My hubby’s favorite desert but he can’t have it any more since his heart attack. But it is yummy! My daughter Rebecca gave me the recipe (backwards I know) but we changed it a bit to make it taste like dh’s mother’s bread pudding. Becky said this is a bit hit on covered dish night at church. 2 can of ... Read More »