Category Archive: Hiking

Fill Me Up Not Out / Hiking Adventures

Western Azaleas Placer Big Trees Grove

The Salad is the main dish!If you have read any of the books regarding plant based food plans such as Eat To Live, Eat For Health, Unprocessed, Forks Over Knives or Engine 2 My Beef With Meat – just to mention a few. One of the take-a-ways from all of them is to make nutritious foods, especially …

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Break Out The BBQ / Hiking a Floral Trail

Windy Point 009

We had Summer like weather here over the weekend and finally got to break out the Capri pants and short sleeve shirts. Love that! It’s so much fun to see your favorite duds from last summer. Another thing I love that comes with a change in seasons is a change in our menu! On Friday I was …

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Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds / Hiking a Wet Trail

Hoyt Crossing Trail. Almond Butter 045

A while back I picked up this jar of Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds at Trader Joe’s. Best purchase ever! I love this stuff – it’s super crunchy and salty with the amazing flavor of slightly sweet almond butter. Nut butters are high in calories and fat but it is a healthy fat and this one …

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Gluten Free Banana Bread Pudding / A Rainy Hike

Banana Bread Pudding, Hail 002

Last week when I posted about the Chocolate Fudge Protein Muffin it appeared from your comments that I am not alone in enjoying single serving treats!  I love them because they are made from healthy ingredients, only take a few minutes to make and contain just enough sweetness to satisfy me with out sending me on a …

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Chicken Cutlets with Cherry-Balsamic Pan Sauce / The Happy Hikers Make a New Friend

Chicken Cutlets with Cherry-Balsamic Pan Sauce

Lately we have been enjoying very simple, quick and easy meals. That doesn’t mean that they have to be boring or lacking flavor! A simple pan sauce using low calorie yet highly flavorful ingredients dresses up plain chicken breasts turning them into something elegant. While the chicken breasts are cooking roast a baking sheet( or …

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