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"Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."   Edward Stanley (1826-1893) from The Conduct of Life
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Winter Wellness Newsletter

As the holidays are in full gear how do you prevent the holiday post bloat blues, and keep your health colorful?

Begin with the end in mind - how do you want to feel on January 1st?  Although the food may be enticing at each event the aftermath may leave you feeling like an irritable grinch.  What are some easy strategies to keep in mind so your health budget will be in the black come the new year?
It is my goal to provide as many people as possible with accurate health information, changing the way they eat, shop and nurture themselves through proper nutrition and food.
 
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Health in 2016

Nutrition Talk in Malibu PLUS a sweet and savory recipe

Come to Malibu's Bank of Books on Saturday February 20th, 2 pm. Hear Susan speak on cutting edge nutrition information for all your health concerns.
 
 
Wintertime would not be complete without having both a new sweet and savory gift to add to your recipe box. Here's a healthy cookie recipe from A Healthy Baker's Dozen and a savory gourmet twist to a holiday must have.
Cranberry Oatmeal Nut Cookies
Cranberry Oatmeal Nut Cookies
 
Makes:          40 cookies
Prep Time:    30 minutes
Cook Time:   15-20 minutes                                               
 
Ingredients:
½  cup almond flour
½  cup coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup extra-virgin coconut oil
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
3 eggs, large
2 ½ cups gluten-free oats
1 cup dry-roasted unsalted almonds, chopped
½ cup dried cranberries, chopped

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix tougher flours, baking powder, nutmeg, and sea salt.  Set aside.

Melts coconut oil to a soft consistency and cream together with sugar until well blended. Add eggs one at a time and mix until smooth.  Fold in dry mixture of oats, almonds, and cranberries until batter is mixed.

Using a cookie scoop shape dough into balls, approximately 1½ tablespoons in size and place on a lined baking sheet.  Bake until light brown, about 15-18 minutes.  Remove from oven and let sit 1-2 minutes before transferring to a baking rack to cool.

Store up to 5 days in an airtight container or in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

 
 Roasted Pecan Squash
Roasted Pecan Squash
 
Serves:          8 ½ cup servings
Prep Time:    15 minutes
Cook Time:   45 minutes                                               
 
Ingredients:

2 ½ pounds acorn squash
2 shallots, sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon raw white honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
¼ toasted pecans
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped


Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
 
Wash exterior of squashes.  Cut into halves and deseed.  Slice lengthwise into ¼ - ½ inch thick slices. 
 
Line a medium sized roasting pan with aluminum foil and place squash and shallots in pan. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
 
Roast squash for approximately 20 minutes and then turn each piece and rotate pan.  Bake for approximately another 20-30 minutes till desired doneness.
 
Remove squash from pan and transfer to platter.
 
Combine honey, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt and microwave till thin consistency.  Drizzle over squash and top with pomegranate seeds, pecans, and mint.


 
Come Hear Susan Speak


Location:  Malibu Bank of Books
Date:  Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Time:  2pm

She's happy to answer all your burning nutrition questions and concerns.  All 3 books (A Recipe for Life; Healthy You, Healthy Baby; and A Healthy Baker's Dozen) will be available at the talk for purchase and signing.

 
29169 Point Dume Village
Heathercliff Rd. #109
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-5699
Who doesn’t want a healthy cookie or treat that won’t break the health bank? 
A Healthy Baker’s Dozen 
by the Doctor’s Dietitian
is where good nutrition meets the sweet tooth! 

 
A Healthy Baker's Dozen offers a new spin on gluten-free baking, with 12 healthy low-sugar treats plus a bonus dog cookie. The recipes use non-GMO flours high in protein and fiber and low in starches. Each cookie packs more fiber and protein than a traditional cookie and has less carbs than a slice of bread! They are geared towards those with diabetes, health issues or inflammatory conditions. 

To order your copy of
 The Healthy Baker's Dozen Click Here.
For Amazon Kindle users Click Here.


Additionally, to learn how to prepare a gluten free flour mixture, follow the YouTube link below.


Finally – Susan maintains a few blogs.  In addition to her regular blog you might want to check out her dog blog, called puppyperryspate.com, featuring her Weimaraner Puppy Perry.  

 
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