The apple and dulce de leche muffins have whole wheat and low sugar. They are a great fall snack. | suzyandco.com
    

I know you are thinking that these apple muffins must be unhealthy with dulce de leche in the title. But I can assure you they do not have much added sugar and are super moist even though they are made with whole wheat flour.

These are really easy, healthy, low in sugar, and the best part? You only use one bowl.

With only 7 real food ingredients, they can be made start to finish in 20 minutes!


We all know we need to eat more greens to maintain a healthy body, but our diets are not always chock full of them and we may need to supplement.

Young Living has a fantastic supplement called MultiGreens that has several green superfoods along with essential oils and amino acids to elevate your wellness. Each of the ingredients has unique properties to them and can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle.

I am going to go through each ingredient and highlight how it supports our body and the therapeutic properties it has.

As with all supplements it is very important to

This one-bowl cookie includes healthy fats from avocado and has a great chocolate peppermint flavor. | suzyandco.com


This is a simple, one-bowl avocado mint cookie recipe. And before you crinkle your nose at the thought of avocado in a cookie, believe me, you don't taste it. I have made these several times and have not been disappointed. 

However, I did have a batch that did not turn out. I was trying to figure out why and finally figured out that this does not work with frozen avocados. I really wish it did. 

How many times have you had avocados start to turn and you really did not want to throw them away or make guacamole? So I started throwing them in our freezer. I was thinking that since you cannot taste the avocado in this recipe, it is perfect for using up those frozen avocados. Unfortunately frozen avocados give off an aftertaste that cannot be masked :( 

So I am still on a quest for a recipe using up frozen avocados. When I find one I will let you know. 

So on to the recipe:

Ingredients

2 very ripe avocados
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg
1 tbsp raw honey
2.5 Tbsp coconut sugar*
1-2 drops peppermint vitality essential oil**
1/2 tsp baking soda

Blend all ingredients except baking soda in a mixer until very smooth. Mix in baking soda. Place about a tablespoon of batter for each cookie on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for ~10-12 minutes.

*Coconut sugar is lower on the glycemic index vs regular sugar. I have also used stevia as a sweetener in this recipe, although it had an aftertaste so we really didn't like it. 

**I only trust Young Living brand essential oils from ingestion.

Confused about calcium and how to get enough? This nutrition spotlight will give you food sources of calcium as well as explain why we need it. | suzyandco.com


The mineral calcium is probably one of the most well-known minerals in terms of nutrition, yet also one that many get confused about with regards to amounts and sources.

In our bodies, about 99% of the calcium is found in bones and teeth. Besides providing structure and strength to bones and teeth, calcium has many functions in our body. This article will give you an overview of how calcium is digested and absorbed, the different functions it performs in our bodies, and food sources.

There is a free printable at the end of this article that will give you amounts in various foods. Although I would suggest at least reading the first section - digestion & absorption - to get a better understanding of how much calcium your body may actually be absorbing.


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