Healthy Recipes

Natural Oatmeal Raisin or Cranberry Cookies


1/2 cup organic butter, softened

1/2 cup honey

1 brown yard egg

1 teaspoon organic pure vanilla extract3/4 cup stone ground whole wheat flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 pinch pink Himalayan salt

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 apple, cored a chopped

1/2 cup baking raisins or cranberries


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, honey, egg and vanilla until smooth. Combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats, apple and raisins or cranberries. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto non-stick cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Healthy Recipes

Savory Sweet Potato and Leek Gratin

A New Twist on a French Favorite: A sinfully delicious dish that is usually loaded with cheese, cream and butter, this classic French casserole was due for a makeover. By substituting reduced-fat cheese and nonfat milk for the traditional full-fat dairy ingredients, this recipe cuts out most of the saturated fat. Our gratin also calls for sweet potatoes, which not only add a burst of color, but also provide vitamins C and A and a hearty dose of phyto-chemicals.

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 leeks (white part only), well rinsed and coarsely chopped
1 cup fat free, reduced-sodium chicken broth (you’ll add your own mineral salt)
3 large sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed (about 4 1/2 to 5 cups
1 egg (fresh yard egg or organic egg)
1 cup organic goat’s milk
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided
1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan salt, Dead sea salt or other non-processed salt
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


1)     Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2)     Coat a large nonstick skillet with olive oil. Sauté the garlic and leeks over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

3)     Add the broth and simmer over medium heat until the leeks are tender and most of the liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes.

4)     Remove the skillet from the heat and cool slightly.

5)     In a large bowl, combine the leek mixture, mashed sweet potatoes, egg, milk, 1/2 cup of cheese, salt and pepper.

6)     Spoon the mixture into a medium, shallow casserole or gratin dish and smooth the top and sprinkle it with the remaining cheese and cayenne pepper.

7)     Bake until the top is golden brown and the mixture bubbles, about 30 minutes.

Makes 10 servings.

Per serving: 170 calories, 1.5 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 34 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 260 mg sodium

(From AICR)