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I’ve gone on a lot of food jags, and followed a lot of food trends, over the years.  So what I’m about to say goes against popular opinion these days. I’m drinking a predominantly fruit-based smoothie each and every morning. Why?  I’ve come to believe that fruit is “the fruit…(Read More)

banana pancakes

This is a perfect Sunday morning breakfast! Walnuts make a great addition to so many snacks and meals and provide so many nutritional benefits. Not only do walnuts have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, but are also a great source of fiber, protein, vitamin E, and omega-3s! Vitamin E is needed to form red…(Read More)

Love Your Liver Juice


 Happy Valentines Day!  This year, I hope to encourage you to love yourself a little differently than years past.  Instead of adding fuel to an already brewing inflammatory fire with dairy, chocolate, and wine…. why not love yourself a healthier way?!   I wrote an article “7 Reasons You Should Take Care…(Read More)

Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice always remind me of fall! Even though it is now summer, these are a delicious and easy recipe to serve for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a side with dinner. Did you know cinnamon is a natural anti-microbial? That is why cinnamon raisin bread never gets moldy…(Read More)

This is a great grain-free breakfast option because it tastes great and takes little to no effort! It’s just like granola or cereal but doesn’t require any baking or contain any artificial sweeteners or questionable ingredients. I’d recommend mixing up a big batch (without the berries of course) and keeping it…(Read More)

Coconut Flour Pancakes


Amazing.  Not gritty. Nice & fluffy. Ingredients 4 grass fed chicken eggs, room temperature 1 cup Aroy-D coconut milk (Amazon – no gums or fillers) 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp melted honey (or a pinch of stevia) 1/2 cup coconut flour – I’ve used Bob’s Red Mill 1 tsp baking soda 1…(Read More)

sweet potato fritters

These are super quick and easy for breakfast and taste great alone or pair well with other breakfast foods. Sweet potatoes and onions are on the Clean 15 list so they are typically exposed to less pesticides (but I still prefer to buy organic). But bell peppers are one of the dirty dozen so it…(Read More)

Strawberry Basil Smoothie


Both fresh or frozen strawberries and bananas will work just fine! Some people have questioned the nutritional value of frozen fruits and veggies compared to fresh. Research has shown that it actually maintains the same nutritional value when frozen almost immediately after being picked…   Ingredients 1 cup strawberries1 ripe banana1 cup non-dairy&nbsp…(Read More)

Pineapple Green Smoothie


Avocados are a nutrition powerhouse! Not only are they packed with vitamins, but compared to other fruits they are higher in protein and lower in sugar. They are also a great source of fiber and full of monounsaturated (“good”) fats which are great for your heart health. Avocados are a great addition to a…(Read More)

Grain-Free Granola


This is great for breakfast or as a snack. You can eat it alone, serve with berries and your choice of milk, or however else you may like it! Also, feel free to add dried fruit or other ingredients you think may taste good in it. Ingredients: 2 cups Sliced Almonds 2 cups Unsweetend Coconut…(Read More)

I love the cashews in this recipe! They have such a comforting/fatty texture that is satisfying 🙂  Normally I try to keep my fruit smoothies free of fat and protein, just adding raw veggies like spinach, but every once in a while I like to change it up! The additional protein and fat in…(Read More)

Sweet Potato Hash


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but really they are ALL important! Let’s move past starting the day with coffee and toast and move toward a wholesome, nutrient rich meal. Sweet potatoes are a starch and thus break down into sugar.  However, they are lower in their glycemix index AND…(Read More)

I make a smoothie for myself about 5-7 days a week, even in winter.  I don’t love having a smoothie when it’s cold out but how else can a gal who cares about her health get SO many nutrients in one meal???  It’s not realistic that I would eat…(Read More)

I know.  I know.  Sometimes you need a quick snack and a home-made bar, with WHOLE food ingredients, makes a healthy option. Add a piece of fruit and some green tea and you have a mini-meal even! Anyone can make a bar.  Why spend anywhere from 99 cents to $2…(Read More)

Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get SO MUCH healthy stuff into your body.  I mean really.  When would you ever sit down and eat fruit, kale, fish oil, probiotics, turmeric, olive oil, and more all in one meal?!!! I’m going to lay out some options for a smoothie for…(Read More)

DIY Breakfast Sausage


  The days of buying sausage with words I can’t pronounce are beyond over.    And now that we have a source for pasture-raised pork, we are LOVING making our own sausage. I must admit, at first I wanted more flavor….because I was used to those artificial seasonings but now…(Read More)

Grain-Free “Granola”


Grain-free granola.    There’s lots of renditions out there.  Here’s another.  And I’m brewing up one that might have organic peanut butter or sunflower butter in it but that’s for another day. Here it is! Dry Ingredients: 4 cups any raw nuts:  pecans, walnuts, cashews 1 cup sunflower seeds – I used…(Read More)

Easy Egg Casserole


Looking for a great dish to serve to a crowd? This recipe is delicious and could not be easier! You could even try substituting or adding bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, onions, bacon, or chicken. Serve with grain free tortillas, and homemade ketchup, guacamole or salsa. Instead of baking it in a baking dish…(Read More)

  He said it was one of the best meals I’d ever made him. “Really?”   I was a little speechless.  You should get out more I thought.  We’ve had some really good meals together. “Yes, really” he said. Well, okay, if that is true then I’d better share…(Read More)