Wellness Weekend July 21-25, 2011

Hey there, Wellness Warriors! Thanks to all of you who contributed such amazing recipes to last week’s Wellness Weekend event.  I am loving how many people are creating healthy, whole foods recipes–without refined sugar!

I thought that all of the recipes from last week were terrific–I want to make them all!  Some of the standouts were:

I hope you’ll join in again this weekend.  There are so many options for healthy foods. . . whether or not you’re vegan, remember that many salads, veggie side dishes, pasta dishes, desserts, smoothies, and more are naturally vegan and can all be included!  :)

Here’s How to Participate (PLEASE READ THESE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE LINKING UP!):

  1. The event occurs once a week, starting Thursdays at 8:00 PM my time and running until Monday at midnight throughout the summer.
  2. Simply link up a recipe you made (and posted about) within the past week that contains health-supporting ingredients (see list below)Use the Linky Tool at the bottom of the page. 
  3. Please link the post with your recipe, NOT your blog’s home page.
  4. You may submit more than one recipe, but please follow the guidelines for each one individually.
  5. Please be sure to mention this event and include a link back to this post so that others can find all the recipes posted!
  6. Feel free to use the blog badge, above (or see the left sidebar of this page–if you need the html code, let me know and I’ll send it to you). Many thanks to Adrienne of Whole New Mom for setting up the badge code for me!
  7. As always, I hate to remove links, but will do so if they don’t comply with the guidelines.

What your recipe CAN contain:

  • Any good-for-you, whole foods, especially those with antioxidant properties or “functional foods” (ie, offering naturally medicinal or health-promoting qualities–such as garlic, coconut oil, all vegetables, fruits, herbs, etc.)–but any fresh, real food is welcome!
  • Natural sweeteners (coconut sugar, agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, stevia, Sucanat, rapadura, coconut nectar, yacon syrup, etc.)
  • Vegan ingredients (even if you’re not vegan, OF COURSE you can still play along! You’ll be surprised at how many foods are naturally vegan; and if not, there are many subs you can use for eggs, milk or butter–include vegan options and we’re good to go!).  
  • Note that this is NOT AN ACD-ONLY EVENT.  Any real food ingredients that are sugar-free and vegan are more than welcome–so use that maple syrup, those mushrooms, that nutritional yeast, miso, etc!  I’m just looking for healthy, whole foods recipes. :)

What your recipe cannot contain:

  • White flour, white sugar, or any highly refined, highly processed ingredients
  • Anything almost entirely artificial (ie, most boxed mixes, fast food, unnaturally colored cereals or other foods, etc.)
  • Animal products (meat, chicken, fish or seafood, or their by-products, gelatin, eggs, dairy, butter or honey)

“Hey!  Why was my entry removed?”

Most likely, an entry is removed because it doesn’t link to this post.  Other reasons are because it includes ingredients not in the guidelines or the link leads to an advertisement or a business blog. Please read the guidelines before posting!

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  1. Yay!! Butterscotch-Tahini was a standout! I might have to go make another batch really soon….the craving is coming!

  2. hi Ricki!!

    thank you for featuring my chai chia bites! :) have a great weekend!

  3. Lovely to see the inspiration keeps rolling in – thanks for the link to the ribollita – hope you get to tr it

  4. Hey Ricki, I’m linking up my watermelon sherbet with the bonus milkshake IF there are any leftovers. Boy, did I wish I had some this morning … either recipe actually! I was eyeing Kristina’s protein bites. She is the queen of healthy, tasty bites! And OMG on the Butterscotch Tahini Bars … those sound divine … off to look! Thanks for hosting this great new event–WW! (With a much more positive meaning than most WWs.)

    Shirley

    • Shirley–as a perennial dieter (in the past!), I immediately thought, “Should I use that acronym? Will people think I’m talking about Weight Watchers?” ha ha!!

  5. Hi Ricki – I linked up my chocolate sauce! There’s some great recipes already. I am off to check out your Granola Haystack Cookies. Thanks for hosting! xo

  6. I’m living vicariously through this blog carnival! Vacation is AWESOME, but I’m starting to crave the simplicity of healthy food made in my own kitchen. The Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad and Asparagus Ribbon Salad are calling my name!

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