Category: Fresh Flavors

Healthy recipes are the key to any healthy lifestyle and living success. Here are recipes to give the average person a healthy, nutrient dense, real food recipes to try.

Here, healthy means real and nutrient dense. There are no rules or restrictions here. You will find a recipe that could suit anyone. I am well aware of the dietary needs and preferences out there and most recipes can be adjusted appropriately. 

My thoughts on food are found in my post, The Healthiest Diet. I only eat foods that are going to give me nourishment and fill me up properly. I do not waste my space with empty calorie foods or foods that are processed. With that being said, I believe that we all need balance and need to let ourselves enjoy life sometimes. 

Just like exercise, do what you can and leave the rest. It takes time and small steps. But I will say that you should definitely learn how to cook basic food. That’s a skill everyone should have. 

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, so everything I do is with a food processor and involves chocolate chips. Who is to complain about that? Chickpea chocolate chip cookies are at the top of the list, yet there are so many recipes that can be made in the food processor. These cookies…

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

It’s pumpkin season and we have to stay healthy for winter. Since it’s not entirely cold out yet, a cold smoothie for breakfast is reasonable. Wouldn’t you like to sip a creamy pumpkin pie smoothie? *Mindyfresh is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,…

Sourdough bread loaf

How to Make Homemade Sourdough Bread

After I watched the Cooked documentary on Netflix, I was immediately on the homemade sourdough bread train. The particular episode of Cooked, “Air” caught my attention because fermented sourdough, as bread was intended to be made, is easier for us to digest than regular bread. Who doesn’t…

Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries

I had this butternut squash one time and I was craving fries, so born were the butternut squash fries. Why not make butternut squash fries? Fries are made from potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips. It’s just another long sliced vegetable baked to perfection.  It is fall and squash…

chocolate chip coconut cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

I want to share my favorite cookies. These chocolate chip coconut cookies are crunchy and chewy at the same time. They are filled with healthy fats. I like to keep these in the fridge or freezer for a quick snack. This recipe is from Fat Burning Man. [Also has great podcasts!]…

bowl of apples

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

A house smelling of apples and cinnamon on a slightly chilly day is the best way to get in the fall mood. Crock pot cinnamon applesauce is great for the current fall weather.  With no added sugar and a bit of cinnamon, applesauce in the crock pot is…

healthy candy bars

Healthy Candy Bars

Stop what you’re doing and make this healthy candy bar recipe! The ingredients are nutritious and taste better than any unhealthy popular candy bar. Even your most skeptical friends and family will like this one.  *Mindyfresh is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an…

banana ice cream with chocolate and walnuts

Healthy Ice Cream

Quick, easy healthy banana ice cream? Not ice or cream, just bananas? How is that even possible? I was skeptical at first as I am not a huge fan of bananas by themselves (unless hidden in bread of course) so you can gather that this might be the…

healthy brownie bites

Healthy Brownie Bites Recipe

I clearly love chocolate. Especially when it’s paired with something nutritious like this healthy brownie bites recipe provides. I am always looking for a snack and craving chocolate (I know, it’s a problem). This is a snack I don’t feel bad about eating and it definitely…

Healthy fudge pops

Healthy Fudge Popsicles

It’s been hot outside (for Wisconsin anyway) and who doesn’t want to cool off with healthy fudge pops? Whatever you may call them, they are creamy and delicious and perfect for a warm day. Even if you crave ice cream these really hit the spot.  *Mindyfresh is a…