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,…

paleo oatmeal

This paleo oatmeal was a hit at my breakfast cooking class! It’s not sweet, so you can always sweeten it up with some maple syrup, raw honey, or stevia, and top it with something delicious like granola, berries, or cacao nibs. In the picture, it’s topped with my buckwheat granola. Why eat paleo? It’s super…

souped up bone broth

I needed an extra boost last week, so I souped up my bone broth. Here are some of the ways I supercharged it and why.   dandelion greens 535x the vitamin K you need in a day, and 112x the vitamin A Great for bones and skin,  great for the brain and vision High in…

Caffeine-Free Energy

I’m off caffeine for a while, so I thought I’d post about some of my favorite ways to get energy without it! Don’t forget to get plenty of rest, eat nourishing foods, and get moderate exercise to keep yourself moving!   This week I made a morning energy cocktail (pictured) with Brain ON (E3 Live…

easy breakfast – carrot cake oatmeal

We made this carrot cake raw oatmeal in my last cooking class. I love raw oatmeal because the oats retain their nutritional value when they’re raw, and because it’s an easy meal to prep, though you do have to start it the night before. This carrot cake raw oatmeal takes it to the next level,…