I have heard that fresh figs right off the tree are amazing! But, we live in Minnesota so I have never had a true fresh fig right off the tree. They just don’t grow here! This summer our local Trader Joes had huge crates of fresh figs for sale. Of course I was so excited to get them home and give them a taste, as close to fresh off the tree as I would find here. [Read more…]
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So, my husband was told by our naturopath that he had to give up eggs and dairy for a month! GASP! Those are staples in our house and really help stretch our meals. What the heck will I make for breakfast, was my first thought? Luckily I have some pretty amazing cookbooks in my kitchen that have healthy breakfast ideas. But, most of them still contained an egg or two. This is where chia seeds some in. [Read more…]
Growing up my mom used to buy those Jello Pudding cups (fat free, no less) and my favorite flavor was the vanilla tapioca. Yes, I know that is odd…everyone loved the double chocolate flavor. But hey, more for me right? Well, I wanted to recreate a version of the Jello Pudding Cup that is actually healthy and when you add chia seeds to pudding it has the same texture as tapioca! In the spirit of fall, I decided to make this one pumpkin pie flavor. Pumpkin pie chia seed pudding was born! [Read more…]
My kids love jam on their Grain Free Mickey Mouse Pancakes! While my mom does make jam every year, she only gives us so much and then we need to find some at the store. I have searched far and wide to find an organic, low sugar (or no sugar) jam that tastes good. I want to keep as much sugar out of my children’s diet, without sacrificing flavor. I have tried my hand at making jam in the past too. I decided that I wanted to simplify my method. With this recipe I can whip up a batch of fresh berry blender jam in minutes. Plus it’s healthy, organic and probiotic….with very little sweetener and no sugar! [Read more…]
It’s no secret that I love starting my day with a delicious smoothie – it’s quick, it tastes great, AND it nourishes my body. What’s not to love? When it comes to healthy foods, smoothies really do have it all.
There is so much information out there about what to put in your smoothies to satisfy your taste buds and give your body the maximum amount of nutrients, so I wanted to put together a list of the healthiest of 10 healthy foods to add. [Read more…]
Our lymph passages run all throughout our bodies. They are responsible for moving lymph carrying internal and external toxins and pathogens to be excised. Environmental toxins, as well as bacteria, viruses and cellular waste, travels through these pathways to the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are cleansing stations where lymph is filtered and purified. When lymph becomes stagnate, our cells can’t work efficiently, causing toxins to build up, and resulting in health issues like these. [Read more…]
Strawberries are so delicious that I could eat them by the crate full. But, then you end up with five crates full at prime strawberry picking season and panic about what to do with them! I freeze most of them, turn some into chia jam, and I have added to my recipe collection: Kombucha Strawberry Shrub Recipe. It’s super easy to make and so delicious. I only had a small amount of vinegar on hand when I made the recipe, so I improvised with some homemade kombucha and it turned out awesome! [Read more…]
This is a guest post by Louise Hendon, co-host of The Keto Summit.
By now, you’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet.
But, if you’re like most people, you’re already finding it hard enough to keep track of all the different types of diets out there: Paleo, vegetarian, raw food, Mediterranean… [Read more…]
When I became a Mom I was also assigned the superpower of hiding food in food. What do I mean by that? I disguise healthy superfoods and added protein in my kids favorite foods. I do wild and crazy things like hiding liver in meatballs, hiding bone broth in macaroni and cheese, and cauliflower in pizza crust. Of course I had to make up some pancake concoction filled with goodness. Enter: Protein Pancakes! These super easy to make, they freeze well, and they are gooood! [Read more…]
There is a lot of hype around omega-3 fatty acids. The body does not produce these, so we depend on outside sources for them. Some of the best sources are seafood like salmon and sardines. People usually turn to supplementation to get their daily dose of omega-3 fats. The recommended daily allowance is around 1000 milligrams of EPA/DHA and 4000 milligrams of ALA/EPA/DHA combined. [Read more…]