super meals to keep you nourished

It’s holiday season and you probably have lots of parties to attend. Of course it’s always fun to be festive, and you always want to be polite and eat the food that is served to you – – but how do you maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit when you’re not in charge of…

peppermint cacao fudge

Our Healthy Holidays Class on Thursday was so much fun. I love when people are happy to learn my non-traditional holiday recipes, and when they ask me tons of questions. We ended with this peppermint cacao fudge, and it’s safe to say we had a class full of happy eaters! (This delicious fudge is paleo,…

super simple banana “ice cream”

I taught a private cooking class last night for a fun group, and our final course was this “ice cream.” We discovered it really is best right out of the blender, so make this one right when you need it. I freeze my bananas whole inside their peel, then when I need them, I just…

cauliflower oatmeal (paleo)

You asked for it, so here it is: the paleo cauliflower oatmeal we made at the AIP class with Carly.  You probably know this, but I love to get veggies in whenever possible, and I’m not huge on carbs unless I need them for exercise. Oh, and hot cereal is one of my favorite treats….

Collagen Date Balls

You know I love to make healthy, natural, easy snacks. Why should it be hard to enjoy a treat? These collagen date balls have protein AND reduce waste by using nut pulp from making nut milk. There are a few steps involved, but they’re pretty easy. See below. Ingredients 1 cup date paste* 2 cups…

paleo chocolate brownie

I made this as a cake for my moms birthday and was a huge hit! I wanted to make something high in protein and low in sugar, so I used monk fruit sweetener and dates.  If you don’t mind the sugar, you can substitute 1 cup coconut sugar for the dates and monk fruit.  This…

bison bolognese

This is a family favorite that I used to make with beef. I’ve switched over to bison because of all the health benefits, and it tastes just as amazing.  Bison (or buffalo) is more easily digestible than beef, and is a low cholesterol food that’s high in omega 3s, iron and b vitamins. You might…

paleo pancakes

A great snack or treat for the kids, paleo pancakes are packed with protein and still taste delicious. The coconut butter caramel sauce makes these a decadent treat, but you can skip it if you want to go low sugar. Keep these around at room temp for when the kids get home from school for…

school-friendly sunbutter balls

These are amazing for kids because you can sneak in protein (!) and flax meal. Using sunbutter (from sunflower seeds) means they are tree-nut free, making them safe to bring to school, where peanut butter or almond butter might not be allowed. There’a s little maple to sweeten it, but these are not a sugary snack….

the many uses for ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite vinegar for life. You know I drink it in the mornings to help prep my body for the day.  Did you know I also use it to wash my veggies? And clean my countertops?  I cook with it, I marinate with it, I even put some in Sadie’s water…

eating with bethany

We all have different bodies and different health challenges. I try to learn as much as I can about health, food, and nutrition, and I share all of it with you guys. But there is no substitute for experience. I reached out to Bethany, aka @lilsipper and she shared some of her experience dealing with Crohn’s…

buckwheat granola

This granola was part of a breakfast parfait at my last cooking class, but I’ve been eating it like trail mix and using to top smoothie bowls, too. I love it because it’s sugarless (unless you add some maple syrup) and it has great flavor and the perfect crunch. With the nuts, seeds, and groats,…