Healthy Diet
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Eating healthier is definitely getting easier. Cooking healthy food at home, though, can often be tricky. It’s tough to know which healthy recipes are actually going to taste good, and some recipes seem as though you need a culinary degree to figure it all out.

To make it easier for you, here are some recipes that taste amazing and are easy enough for novice cooks and clumsy bakers to get right. These are some of tried-and-true recipes. They're great intros to the anti-inflammatory diet, and are just a few of the many great recipes found in The Immune System Recovery Plan by Dr. Susan Blum.



Healthy! Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies



2 eggs

½ cup almond butter

¾ cup sucanat or raw sugar

¾ cup coconut sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup coconut oil

1 tsp baking soda

3 ½ oz organic dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

½ cup sunflower seeds

3 cups gluten-free oats


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with handheld mixer, cream together eggs, almond butter, sugars, vanilla, and coconut oil. Add the baking soda, chocolate, sunflower seeds, and oats and mix until well combined. 

On baking sheets lined with parchment paper, drop tablespoons of batter about two inches apart. Bake about 12 minutes until cookies are brown around the edges and slightly soft in the middle.

*I usually alter this recipe by cutting out the sucanat and sugar altogether, and I also add a half cup of fresh ground flax seed to the batter before baking. They come out more hearty, less sweet that way, but they are a little healthier.