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Treat Yourself with Natural Colors!

A Dangerous Rainbow:  Artificial Colors & Dyes in Our Food - A brief history to the use of food dyes, from 1900 to where we are now.  Three common colors are discussed, their dervivatives and some concerns for consumption and use in food products.  Children are commonly the target of food dyes, enticing little ones with a rainbow of colors.  They are also more sensitive as their bodies are smaller and need to process the chemicals, which is something to consider when giving these products to our children.

Yields:  about 2.5 cups*               

Prep Time:  20 minutes hands-on      

Total Time:  overnight (including freezing time)

Vibrant colors mark this cool summer pop!...

Yields:  48 mini cupcakes (or 14-16 regular)  

Prep Time:  20 minutes      

Total Time:  45 min

Nutrient filled whole wheat flour, along with avocado oil and less sugar bring healthy swaps in this delicious and fluffy recipe, whic...

Yields:  about 36 cookies      Prep Time:  20 minutes       Total Time:  1 hour

These cookies are chock full of beta carotene (which converts to vitamin A) as well as fiber from sweet potatoes and carrots....

This frosting is only three ingredients, gluten free and vegan!  An little hint of avocado comes through as sweetness, bringing healthy fats, potassium, and a natural green hue to the frosting.  No animal fats, just plants!

Ingredients

1 cup powdered sugar (*for thi...

Yields:  about 3 cups             Prep Time:  15 minutes       Total Time:  45 minutes

With over one cup of freshly packed spinach, shredded coconut, and coconut oil, this gra...

Yields:  12 muffins      Prep Time:  15 minutes       Total Time:  40 minutes

Fruits, vegetables, oh, my!  These muffins have it all, packing in vitamin C, potassium, iron, and fiber.  Don’t be intimidated by t...

Yields:  about 10 – 12 donuts           Prep Time:  20 minutes       Total Time:  45 minutes

These delectable little treats are baked, a cross between a doughy bagel and a fluffy donut...

Yields:  about 24 mini cups   Prep Time:  25 minutes       Total Time:  40 minutes

These little jam cups are easy to whip up, fun to eat and a bonus is they have some extra nutrients from flax seeds and whole wheat flour...

Yields:  about 24 pancakes   Prep Time:  15 minutes       Total Time:  40 minutes

These pink pancakes claim their power from iron rich beets!  Oatmeal also adds to the iron power of these pancakes, making it a great vege...

Yields:  9 servings       Prep Time:  25 minutes       Total Time:  1 hour 10 minutes

This moist cake is made with coconut oil, loaded with healthy fats and is complemented with antioxidant rich cranberrie...

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