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About Diana Herrington

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

Zucchini Vegan Pesto

By |April 27th, 2017|

This zucchini pesto is lighter than the regular pesto as it has less oil and adds a refreshing zest to your pasta. Also, I prefer not to use cheese and the nutritional yeast gives it a delicious flavour.  […]

Fancy Sunflower Seed Cookies – Gluten Free

By |April 18th, 2017|

These sunflower seed cookies really are fancy, delicious and healthy too! Often cookies are made with lots of butter, white flour and white sugar which are not healthy ingredients. I have developed them with healthy ingredients and no starch.  Makes 28 – 30 cookies 


2/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted*
1/2 cup coconut or palm sugar, ground finely
1/4 tsp stevia, light liquid
2 tbsp golden flax meal (ground flax seeds)
1/4 cup warm clean water
2/3 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup almonds
1/2 cup raisins, unsulfured, unsweetened


  1. Preheat oven to 325º F
  2. Add warm water to flax meal in a small bowl and mix; let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Combine coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, stevia and salt until creamy.
  4. Add flax meal mixture to coconut oil mixture and mix well.
  5. Then mix in brown rice flour and baking powder.
  6. Mix in oatmeal, fruit, seeds and nuts.
  7. Make little one inch mounds, place on a coconut greased baking sheet and flatten each one.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Take out of the oven and let cool before removing from the pan.

*Melt coconut oil on very low heat.

More recipes with sunflower seeds for you: 

Healthy Carrot Salad with Black Currants and Sunflower Seeds

Simple Nutritious Spinach Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Raw Trail Mix

Millet & Buckwheat with Sunflower Seeds

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What Happens When a Rancher’s Wife Turns Vegan?

By |March 29th, 2017|

Tommy Sonnen told his wife Renee not to name the cows but she did and that was the beginning of a new life for both of them.

Very Healthy Green Salad with Grapes and Avocado

By |March 26th, 2017|

This green salad with grapes and avocado makes a delicious refreshing lunch.


2 cups mixed greens
Handful of red grapes, cut in slices […]

Dirty Dozen Are The Best Produce to Eat Organic

By |March 23rd, 2017|

This is the 2017 list of 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and vegetables that are best eaten organic as they have been proven to be drenched in deadly chemicals. Plus a list of the 'Clean 15'.

Delicious Grape Green Smoothie

By |March 15th, 2017|

This grape green smoothie is sweet, filled with healthy ingredients and very filling. It makes a great breakfast to start your day.

Tasty Millet Coconut Pudding with Brazil Nuts

By |March 4th, 2017|

This creamy millet coconut pudding is extra delicious with the addition of Brazil nuts and is gluten free and vegan too.

Healthy Carrot Salad with Sunflower Seeds

By |February 28th, 2017|

This carrot salad with black currants and sunflower seeds is especially unique and so tasty. Also, it is filling too.

Papaya, Sweet and Delicious is Good for You

By |February 26th, 2017|

Are you ready to learn about delicious sweet papaya, ‘the fruit of the angels’ which Christopher Columbus called it?

Sweet Grape Juice Freshly Made in a Blender

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Grape juice can easily be made at home in a blender. Try this fresh version and you'll never go back to drinking grape juice bought in a jar from the supermarket.

Enjoy Pancake Day with Delicious Healthy Recipes

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Pancake Day Healthy Recipes! Enjoy the day with a big plate of delicious healthy pancakes recipes dripping with a sweet rich syrup.

Cornmeal, the Comfort Food That is Good for You

By |February 17th, 2017|

Cornmeal is a delicious gluten free grain that has been around for centuries. So many recipes from grits and polenta to porridge and tortillas. A common breakfast in Louisiana always includes a dish of grits.