14 Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes for the Holiday Season

My quest for healthy recipes, led me to this article at cookstory.com with healthy holiday recipes for kids. There’s a little of everything, 14 recipes in total:

Balsamic Chicken & Stuffing Muffins

Creamed Spinach & Mushrooms

Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pear-Stuffed Baked Apples

Pork Chops & Cinnamon Apples

Raspberry Chicken

Slow Cooker Ham & Pineapple

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole

Apple Pumpkin French Toast Muffins

Citrus & Sage Roasted Turkey

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Holiday Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie

Nutty Apple Pancakes


For the main article, follow this link:

 Healthy Holiday Recipes for Kids and Grown Ups Too

Matcha Green Tea… Avocado Matcha Muffins (vegan/paleo/GF)

When I saw this muffin, with both AVOCADO and MATCHA as ingredients, I knew I had to share it with you. This muffin packs a punch when it comes to nutrients. The avocado throws in healthy fat and fiber, while the matcha kicks in TONS of nutrients and anti-oxidants. You really can’t go wrong with this one!

Check out this easy, healthy, blender muffin recipe that’s vegan AND paleo!


Until next time…Namaste my friends!


Healthy Food Tips: Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas For The Week

Meal prep- that thing we love to hate, at least I do. I really don’t like meal prepping, but I am ALWAYS grateful I took the time to do it. It’s a HUGE time saver. If you don’t do anything else, you’ll be glad you took the time to meal prep for breakfast.

Here are 5 different breakfast ideas to add to your meal prep arsenal!


Thankful Thursday: Savoury Thanksgiving Pie (Vegetarian) ~ Jody Karen

Just a bit of “housekeeping” before I get on with today’s Thankful Thursday article.  I will be taking the next two weeks off from posting, for two reasons.

  • Next week Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the USA.  I’ll be taking time off to prepare my big meal and spend time with my family
  • I’m at the end of my current class at school. I need some extra time to finish up my final assignment, take my final written exam and study for my oral exam.

So this will be the final main post

until Monday December 4, 2017.

Enjoy today’s article,


I’ll see you all in December!

Now, on to the main article.

Today’s Thankful Thursday article is from Jody at JodyKaren.com. Jody, originally from Canada, is a student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotand.  Jody blogs about delicious vegetarian recipes, as well as her journey to wellness. Here is a bit about Jody, in her own words:

“… I started this crazy adventure by hopping on a plane from Canada to Scotland. Although I miss maple syrup and the mountains, I’m enjoying the Scottish lifestyle of highland cows, afternoon tea, and windy beach walks.

When I moved to Scotland, I started to get into fitness and veggie cooking. I decided to start this blog to document my wellness journey, and to inspire others to be healthy while maintaining that #studentlifestyle (tequila is healthy, right?).” 

Since next week is Thanksgiving, I wanted to share this delightful Thanksgiving pie recipe. This would be a great addition and fun twist to any Thanksgiving table.

Thank you so much Jody,

for following me over this past year.

I truly appreciate having you as a part of

The Purple Almond team.


For Jody’s recipe,

follow the link below:

Savoury Thanksgiving Pie

Here are some other recipes from jodykaren.com


Banana Walnut “Cheesecake” Muffins


Chai Pumpkin Smoothie


Overnight Nutella Oats


Here is a DIY Beauty recipe!

DIY Cookie Dough Lip Scrub


On the go Breakfast ideas ~ Natural with Flowers


Follow the link below for

4 deliciously paleo breakfast ideas!



Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but as a busy teacher sometimes I just need something to grab and go! I’m sure you can relate. On the days that I don’t or can’t make these, I try to keep it simple with hard boiled eggs and fruit or eggs and avocado toast. Oatmeal […]

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