BUILD A HEALTHY GUT WITH PLANTS!

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

The quality of your diet and its impact on your gut is powerful! I know…. You want the perfect abs, a lack of muffin top, and the scale to read an ideal number. However, these variables consistently overshadow and undermine the real drive for optimal nutrition: to reduce your risk of age-related disease, to improve … Read More

20 NUTRITION MYTHS: BUSTED!

Healthy You

1) SUGAR ISN’T A PROBLEM FOR ME Sugar dominates the Standard American Diet (SAD), so unless you are vigilant, know how to identify sugar in the sea of packaged foods that comprise the SAD, have officially taken steps to “break up with sugar,” and implement your daily limits, sugar is likely a problem for you. … Read More

THE SECRET OF YOUR CRAVINGS

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

Your food cravings are hedonic!  Yes, you crave chocolate because you LOVE IT! Sure Ghiradelli’s might be a great source of magnesium, but pumpkin seeds are an even better source ounce for ounce… more than double that of chocolate! Same thing for cheese and fatty foods. Please think beyond the usually suspected, “calcium deficiency,” since … Read More

IS GLUTEN FREE HEALTHIER?

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

MYTH: GLUTEN FREE EATING IS HEALTHIER FACT: There’s no evidence to substantiate that gluten free is healthier! C’mon y’all….gluten is just a binding protein that you are eliminating from your diet. Let’s dive in, first by getting clear on a gluten free lifestyle. Gluten is found in many grains, the biggest and most obvious “offenders” … Read More

CHOCOLATE SNACK BALLS

Dessert Recipes, Healthy You, Recipes, Snacks

I’m not going to lie…I’m a little bit obsessed with  chocolate protein and snack balls. And especially this recipe. These delectable little bite sized morsels are super easy, can be made with ingredients your healthy kitchen already has on hand, and they are chock full of rich, chocolatey, natural goodness. Honestly, this snack could also … Read More

POMEGRANATES TO THE RESCUE!

Healthy You, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Snacks

Pomegranate seeds are ideal for hormonal balance, for supporting muscle and bone mass, and for reducing risk of Cancer!….They aren’t just for Christmas, friends! Let’s just start with this position…Long before being served in Christmas side dishes, pomegranates have long stood the privileged position of being held sacred in nearly every religion. That’s powerful enough … Read More

BUCKWHEAT WIITH BERRIES

Breakfast Recipes, Healthy You, Recipes, Snacks

Warm Buckwheat “groats” with fresh blueberries and cinnamon! A favorite, ideal breakfast and perfect workout recovery fuel! 🎉🏃‍♀️❤️💪🏻👟 Buckwheat is considered an ancient grain, actually a seed, so it’s gluten free. Containing plant based protein, and 2 of your daily essential Amino Acids, it is also rich in fiber to satiate and to support digestion and … Read More

CHOCOLATE ALMOND GRANOLA BARS

Breakfast Recipes, Recipes, Snacks

Homemade granola bars…Always a favorite in our home and so easy to make. This is my Sunday afternoon prep for the week, and something satisfying that I crave after running. ENJOY! CHOCOLATE ALMOND GRANOLA BARS, by Kristen Tinker makes 12 bars INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Medjool dates 1 egg (or flax seed egg: 1 TBSP ground … Read More

EGGS AND QUICK EGG SANDWICHES

Healthy You

Need a quick and easy nutrient dense breakfast for your family’s fast morning? Eggs are an easy “go to” meal that’s both budget-friendly and that provides some pretty amazing nutrients. Think about it…a single egg contains the nutrients required to make life! I’m not saying that I’m a big fan or even that I eat … Read More

BROWN RICE BREAKFAST BOWL

Breakfast Recipes, Recipes

I don’t buy boxed cereal anymore to avoid the added sugar, not to mention it’s lacking in fiber, and generally created from GMO/glyphosate treated crops. Of course the Romans started our culture of breakfast CEREAL with their love of Bulgur Wheat, considered one of the first porridge grains and referred to as “cerealis.” It’s really … Read More