Recipe: Soft-Baked Oatmeal Cookies

These are sure to be a crowd-pleaser—the soft, chewy texture paired with the sweet taste of oatmeal is sure to be a hit with everyone. They’re so delicious, no one will know they were made with raw sugar, whole-wheat flour and dates! These pair GREAT with a glass of SoL.

 

 

 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup SoL Original Sunflower Beverage
1 ¼ cups raw sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups whole-wheat flour (or gluten-free flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup dates, pitted and diced
3 cups rolled oats
*Yields 2 dozen cookies

Directions:
1.) Blend butter, SoL, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.… Read More

Recipe: Gingerbread Spice Gluten Free Waffles

[Brought to you by our friend Lee at There is something about holiday flavors. Not only do they taste good, but they bring back happy memories, warming the soul. Gingerbread is my hands down favorite. It’s slightly sweet and spicy and reminds me of home. I have incorporated gingerbread into one of my favorite Christmas morning breakfasts: Homemade Waffles!

In this recipe I have made some healthy alterations. First and foremost, there is only a tablespoon of sweetener (molasses) in this recipe, and it’s for the taste!Read More

Recipe: Lighter Lasagna

Every year, we all seem to want something warm and heavy for dinner as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. This recipe lets you enjoy the taste of comfort food, while still being healthy and good for your body. Using turkey sausage instead of pork lightens up this winter favorite and adding SoL makes for a creamier dish, yet it’s still lighter than most recipes!

 Ingredients:

>1/2  lb turkey sausage
1/8 cup SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage
1/2  lb lean ground turkey
6 lasagna noodles
8oz ricotta cheese
3oz low-fat mozzarella cheese, sliced
3oz parmesan cheese, grated
1/2  tsp Italian seasoning
1/4  cup onion, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
14oz crushed tomatoes
6oz tomato paste
6.5oz tomato sauce
1/8 cup water
3/4  tsp basil leaves, dried
1/4  tsp fennel seeds

*Yields 4-6 Servings

Directions:

1.) Cook and occasionally stir turkey sausage, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, for about 15 minutes or until browned.Read More

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

There is something about soup that warms my heart, especially when the ingredients used are locally grown and nourishing. Today’s star ingredient is cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable rich in vitamin C and potassium. It’s low in calories, but loaded with nutrients! More recently, cauliflower has been used as a potato replacement in order to get a very similar taste, but more nutritional value.

Speaking of potatoes, one of my favorite soups is cheesy baked potato soup topped with a mountain of bacon!Read More

Recipe: Gluten Free Sugar Cinnamon Doughnuts

There is nothing better than a homemade baked good, especially if you made it yourself. Here at Sunrich Naturals, we love taking classic recipes and making them allergy friendly and better for you. Gluten-free baking can be a challenge, but if you have all of the right ingredients, it’s a piece of cake! Plus, the gluten eaters out there won’t even be able to tell a difference!

Didn’t think doughnuts could actually be healthy? We’ve made some swaps such as subbing apple-sauce for part of the oil, subbing whole grain flours for part of the refined flours, using 100% gluten-free flours, and using about half the amount of sugar in a typical doughnut recipe.… Read More

Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a great fall dinner, from the comforting taste to the bright orange color! Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, which boosts immune function and promotes eye and skin health.  It’s also gluten-free for those trying to avoid it. It’s pretty easy to whip up, so feel free to make this one of your go-to dinner staples for the season.

Ingredients:

2 lbs sweet potato  (boiled, peeled, & mashed)

4 Tbsp SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

2 eggs

1/2 cup & 2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

3 tsp cinnamon

4 Tbsp butter (2 Tbsp melted)

4 Tbsp pecans, chopped pieces

2 Tbsp pecans, whole

Yields 6 servings

 Directions:

 1.) Preheat oven to 350o F. … Read More

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin may be thought of as a comfort food of the fall season, but it’s actually a health food as well!  It’s low in calories, but it will keep you feeling full because of its fiber content.  It’s also packed with beta-carotene, a nutrient that’s a precursor to Vitamin A.  However, this dairy-free seasonal smoothie is so delicious you would never guess it’s as good for you as it is!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

3/4 cup SoL Sunflower Beverage, Vanilla flavor

2 tsp.… Read More

Recipe: Salmon Cakes

Salmon is a great source of essential omega-3 fatty acids—a key nutrient to keeping your brain sharp and your heart healthy! Another plus: these salmon cakes are gluten-free and dairy-free. Add a side of vegetables, and you’ve got yourself a perfectly healthy meal!

Ingredients:

6 oz salmon, cooked

1/4 cup avocado, mashed

2 Tbsp onion, diced

2 Tbsp celery, diced

1 Tbsp parsley, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 tsp dill, dried

1 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning (or other seasoning of choice)

1 ½ Tbsp soy flour (or other gluten-free flour of choice)

2-3 Tbsp SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

2 Tbsp sunflower oil

Yields 6 medium-sized salmon cakes

 Directions:

1.) Put chopped onion, celery, parsley and garlic in medium-sized bowl with avocado, salmon, soy flour, and seasoning. … Read More

Recipe: Avocado Dill Dressing

Avocadoes are often touted as one of the world’s healthiest foods.  It’s not hard to see why with these health benefits: They boast high levels of Vitamins E and K, several minerals including potassium and magnesium, and are high in fiber. We combined SoL and avocadoes to make a healthy dressing that will perfectly complement a variety of salads!

Ingredients:

1 avocado

1/2 cup SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

3 Tbsp lemon juice

4 1/2 sprigs of dill

3 Tbsp sunflower oil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

pepper

sea salt

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.… Read More

Recipe: Blueberry French Toast Bake

Enjoy this delicious fruit as much as you can before it’s out of season!  This casserole, which you prepare at night and then just put right in the oven the next morning, is both decadent and healthy at the same time.  The blueberries provide nutrients and antioxidants, and eggs provide hunger-satisfying protein, so with this breakfast you’ll be well nourished to face the day!

Ingredients:

Toast:

1 loaf sourdough (or gluten-free) bread

1 cup blueberries

8 eggs

8 oz. cream cheese (or dairy-free cream cheese substitute)

2 cups SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup maple syrup

Topping:

3/4 cup raw honey

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup butter

1 cup water

Yields 10 servings

Directions:

1.) Tear bread into pieces by hand.… Read More