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 WITH 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

BANANA NUT QUINOA BOWL

Breakfast Recipes, Recipes

BANANA NUT QUINOA BOWL If you haven’t tried it yet, quinoa is a super addition to your breakfast repertoire! Quinoa is gluten free, and rich in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, lysine, manganese, and riboflavin. Loosely translated, that means you are building muscles, repairing tissues, improving metabolism, detoxing, supporting digestion and disease prevention, and promoting healthy … Read More

BROCCOLI BITES

Healthy You, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Snacks

When Waffle Fries are Chick-Fil-A’s most popular food, (seriously, it’s true!) rather than the chicken that hails their name, that tells me we love bite-sized foods that are crunchy, salty, comforting, and easy to pop in our mouths! This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, since chips, pretzels, M&M’s, and roasted-salted nuts all pretty much … Read More

THE SUPERPOWERS OF FIBER

Healthy You

Let’s play a word association game! Quick…I say FIBER! You say…”Benefiber or Fiber One bars!” (yes, I’m rolling my eyes!) I know this because the average fiber intake in the U.S. is approximately 15 grams, only about half of the recommended amount! This should be a jaw-dropping moment, especially considering that fiber is a critical … Read More