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Acai Banana Kale Smoothie Recipe

Acai Banana Kale Yogurt Smoothie © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Power up your morning with this Acai Banana Kale Smoothie, packed with antioxidants. This summer, the twins have been working out feverishly, which has had a trickle down effect on my husband and me. Funny how that works. Not only are they working out, but they're also trying to put on some weight, so they've been eating a big breakfast each morning (read my recent Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl post) and drinking protein shakes after their workouts. My husband and I, on the other hand, are … [Continue Reading...]

White Peach Sangria Recipe

White Peach Sangria © Jeanette's Healthy Living

White Peach Sangria is perfect for summer entertaining when you're looking for a refreshing drink featuring fresh fruits in season. My husband is a huge fan of sangria, whether it's red or white. Sangria is just a mixture of wine, liquors, fruit juices and fresh fruit. The wine doesn't have to be expensive since it's mixed together with juices, so it's a fairly economical summer drink if you're entertaining guests. Recently, we celebrated  the last night with our relatives from Taiwan … [Continue Reading...]

A Healthier Muffuletta Sandwich #MakeThatSandwich

Muffaletta © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Today, I've got a Healthier Muffuletta Sandwich for you, lightened up so you can enjoy the full flavors of a Muffuletta without the guilt. Have you ever heard of a Muffuletta? It's a popular sandwich that originated in New Orleans among Italian immigrants. Think of it as a giant sandwich, traditionally made using a large, round flattened loaf of bread with a texture similar to focaccia, except lighter. Sometimes Muffuletta is misspelled Muffaletta, but no matter, we're talking about the same … [Continue Reading...]

Hawaiian Shaved Ice with Mango and Coconut Milk

Shaved Ice with Mango and Coconut Milk © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Hawaiian Shaved Ice with Mango and Coconut Milk is a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. It's been so hot lately that I've been craving shaved ice. I used to have a hand crank shaved ice machine, but gave it to a friend a number of years ago because her kids loved shaved ice. So, I "upgraded" this time to an electric ice shaver. Shaved ice is very popular in Asian where it is served with all sorts of interesting toppings, including sweetened beans, tapioca pearls, little … [Continue Reading...]

Testicular Cancer in Teenage Boys

Testicular Cancer in Teenage Boys

Did you know that testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in males between the age of 15 and 35? I had no idea until I had my own physical exam this past week. My doctor just happened to mention it since I have four boys, three of whom are in this age range. According to the National Cancer Institute, testicular cancer is most common in young or middle-aged men. Most testicular cancers begin in germ cells (cells that make sperm) and are called testicular germ cell tumors. There … [Continue Reading...]

How To Pit Cherries with a Chopstick

How To Pit Cherries with a Chopstick © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This easy and inexpensive way of pitting cherries with a chopstick is a trick that's good to have in your back pocket when cherries are at their peak. Have you ever wondered how to pit cherries without a cherry pitter? Well, recently, I made Healthy Fruit Punch Popsicles with fresh cherries and needed some pitted cherries. Although I have a lot of kitchen gadgets, one of the few I don't own is a cherry pitter. But, a few years ago, I learned a trick. You can use a chopstick to pit cherries. … [Continue Reading...]

Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit Recipe

Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit is the perfect summer dessert when you're looking for something cool, refreshing and light to top off a meal. Today, I’m participating in The Recipe ReDux’s "Healthy Recipe with Spirit" themed event, where participants are sharing recipes that include spirits, extracts and other alcohols. I chose almond extract for my spirit. My youngest son loves the flavor of almonds in ice cream and other sweets, so I thought I'd test this healthy dessert out on … [Continue Reading...]

Kale Basil Pistachio Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Kale Garlic Scape Basil Pesto © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Kale Basil Pistachio Garlic Scape Pesto is a great way to enjoy in-season farmer's market produce. During the summer, one of my favorite past times is going to our local farmer's market on Saturdays. Now that we're in the thick of summer, the variety of produce is expanding. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get my hands on a bunch of garlic scapes so I can make Garlic Scape Paste, which I store in my refrigerator for anything I can think of, such as this Kale Basil Pistachio Garlic … [Continue Reading...]

Fajita Spiced Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Beer Can Chicken © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Fajita Spiced Beer Can Chicken is one of the easiest ways to roast a chicken during the summer. It's been years since I made Beer Can Chicken, and I don't know why. Beer Can Chicken is one of the easiest ways to roast a chicken on the grill. The only thing you need to remember is that there will still be beer left in the can after you're done grilling, so be sure to remove the can from the chicken before laying the chicken down. Otherwise, you'll have hot beer gush all over the plate … [Continue Reading...]

Healthy Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Breakfast Refried Bean Bowl © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Healthy Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl make a protein-rich breakfast or a versatile side dish at dinnertime. Top with salsa, avocado, a poached egg and hot sauce for the ultimate Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl. One of my boys has been on a huge breakfast and workout spree. You should see the spread that he makes for himself each morning. He's decided to workout and "get big" by the end of the summer, which includes eating a big breakfast, packed with protein. He started eating beans with … [Continue Reading...]

Garlic Scape Paste Recipe

Garlic Scape Paste © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This simple Garlic Scape Paste is a flavor booster for stir-fries, pestos, hummus and more. Have you seen garlic scapes at the farmer's market but don't what to do with them? They're long and unwieldy looking, but have great garlicky flavor. Unlike asparagus, the tips on garlic scapes are actually not eaten which is the opposite of what I would have thought. You can stir-fry garlic scapes, but I think the simplest way to enjoy garlic scapes is to make a paste out of them and keep … [Continue Reading...]