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Complete Pancakes

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 13, 2016

INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop of vanilla COMPLETE by Juice Plus+® mix 3 egg whites 1⁄2 cup of rolled oats 1 medium banana 2 tsp baking powder DIRECTIONS: 1) Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth consistency. 2) If needed, to thin out the batter, add a little almond milk. 3) Cook on a lightly greased…

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The gift that keeps on giving

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 12, 2016

5 years ago I had a vision to start an endowment fund for HMC that would allow us to give back in perpetuity.  At the time I had no idea how I would come up with the money to make it happen but what I did know is where there is a will there is…

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Have yourself a Mindful little Christmas

By Patti Phillips | December 5, 2016

I don’t know about you, but Christmas has become a conflicted time for me. I really appreciate the reminders to celebrate and connect with friends and family. I love that there is a specific time of year that we get to have a “re-start” or “new birth”. But then there’s all the abundant purchasing, unhealthy…

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Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 1, 2016

As we kick off the holiday season, I would like to invite you to count down to Christmas with a kindness advent calendar. This was shared with me today and it’s just too good to keep to myself. Christmas can sometimes become a stressful time and a little too commercialized but this little gem puts…

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Potato Cauliflower Curry

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 29, 2016

I’m a big fan of Getty Stewart and love sharing her recipes.  Click here to listen to her be well story. “We love this potato cauliflower curry. It’s bright and colorful with tons of flavor thanks to a mix of Indian spices. But don’t worry, since it’s homemade, you can make it as hot or mild as…

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Be kind to one another

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 26, 2016

Ellen ends her show by reminding us to be kind to one another, we teach our children when they are young and we all have good intentions but sometimes we need to focus more on creating those opportunities. As we head into the holiday season I would like to encourage you all to  focus your…

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Who raises you up?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 20, 2016

I came across a highlighted passage on Instagram today. The passage was posted by a friend, I don’t know what book it is from but it really hit home for me and helped me understand why I do what I do and what inspires me. I share it with you so you can also take…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 16, 2016

Ingredients 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 medium onion – thinly sliced 15 oz can chickpeas – drained and rinsed 2 medium sweet potatoes – peeled and diced ½ cup coconut milk – light ½ cup chicken stock – low sodium 15 oz can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons curry powder – salt-free 1 teaspoon…

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Sweet Potato Brownies

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 16, 2016

Ingredients 1 cup mashed sweet potato ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter) 2 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup cocoa powder Handful of carob chips (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a small cake/loaf pan. On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup. In a…

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Green Lentils

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 14, 2016

gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, low-carb, dairy-free (very allergen friendly) prep time: 10 minutes  cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 large Spaghetti Squash 1 medium onion 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can of green lentils (19 oz can), rinsed and drained (or previously cooked) bunch of baby spinach or chopped spinach 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1/2 teaspoon…

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