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Cucumber Salad with Dill and Lemon Dressing

This is the perfect quick and light salad for the summer and a great dish to take to a cookout.  ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 1 English cucumber (sliced) 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1-2 Tablespoon olive oil or grapeseed oil 1 Tablespoon fresh dill (chopped) 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1-2 teaspoons of cane sugar of agave nectar Sea salt and pepper (to taste) DIRECTIONS: In a medium bowl, toss together cucumber, oil, vinegar, dill, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper. Let chill for 10-15minutes. Cook notes: This salad is great with grilled chicken or fish. Add more sugar if you want it sweeter and more vinegar and lemon juice if you want it tangier. Double or triple recipe if making for a cookout. #WhatsCookinKJ...

Avocado Chocolate Pudding


No more feeling guilty about eating that chocolate pudding, this recipe is a healthy way to use avocados. ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 3 large avocados, (soft and ripe) 1/4 cup cacao powder 5 to 6 Tablespoons coconut milk 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 2 Teaspoons coconut oil 2 to 3 Tablespoons agave nectar or raw honey (to taste) DIRECTIONS: Combine avocados, cacao powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract, agave nectar or honey in a blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. COOK’S NOTE: You can use almond milk or whole milk instead of coconut milk. You can also add a pinch of sea salt. #WhatscookingKJ...

3 Quick Ways to Down Your Fruits And Veggies

Fruits and vegetables. Can’t live with them, seemingly. And can’t live without them, literally. These food groups become essential for getting in your fiber and avoiding those uncomfortable, plaguing conditions, like constipation. Plus, these foods are typically made of a lot of water. That means lower numbers when you step on the scale because you get full faster without all the calories. And don't forget the lower risk of cancer and other diseases when we regularly get the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. Try these three quick ways to make it easier to get your daily dose in. Use it to keep yourself healthy or even for your kids' meal planning. 1.    Make it a mandatory part of one of your meals. I brown bag it for lunch and...