Maple Pecan Granola

Maple Pecan Granola

Granola is so versatile and so simple to make, once you make this real food recipe you may never go back to the store bought version! With just 8 simple ingredients, this maple pecan granola is a delicious addition to your breakfast, snack, or dessert. Give it a try today. Maple Pecan Granola Prep time:Continue reading!

Berry Oat Bars

Berry Oat Bars

It’s berry season! There are SO MANY things you can do with berries from smoothies to salad dressings to crisps. These Berry Oat Bars are a delicious, simple, gluten free, dairy free treat that you can put together in no time for a snack or delectable dessert. Use whatever berries you’d like. . . blackberries,Continue reading!

5 Healthy Travel Tips

5 Healthy Travel Tips

A recent study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior (March 2016) evaluated 122 adults 1 week before taking a vacation, 1 week after, and 6 weeks after returning from vacation. The study revealed that physical activity and body weight BOTH increased while on vacation and stress levels decreased. The interesting finding of the study was that theContinue reading!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

With just 5 base ingredients and no sugar or other sweeteners, these “cookies” are a quick and easy recipe loaded with real food nutrition. Add some walnuts or cashews and these little gems get my Integrative RDN stamp of approval as a healthy snack or addition to a healthy breakfast. While these cookies are glutenContinue reading!

Zesty Kale Chips

Zesty Kale Chips

If there was only one good reason to eat kale, these chips are it. But of course, there are lots of good reasons to eat kale like the fact that it’s loaded with calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, K. Kale is also high in sulfur and the phytonutrient sulforaphane which has potent anti-cancer activitiesContinue reading!

Super Simple Sauerkraut

Super Simple Sauerkraut

In my recent post 3 Reasons to Eat More Fermented Foods (and Where to Find Them), I discussed some of the health benefits of eating more fermented foods and especially, fermented vegetables. Since March is National Nutrition Month and this year the focus is on “savoring the flavor of eating right”, I wanted to shareContinue reading!

3 Reasons to Eat More Fermented Foods (and Where to Find Them)

3 Reasons to Eat More Fermented Foods (and Where to Find Them)

You may have seen the buzz about fermented foods these days. . . beverages like kombucha, kvass, and lacto-fermented vegetables like raw sauerkraut and pickles are going beyond health food stores and hitting traditional grocery store shelves. People around the globe have been fermenting foods for thousands of years. In fact, it was one ofContinue reading!

7 Slow Cooker Meals You’ll Make Over and Over Again

7 Slow Cooker Meals You’ll Make Over and Over Again

This year, one of my New Year’s intentions was to master slow cooker meals. Over a month in, I’d say I’m no pro yet but I’ve made enough meals in the slow cooker to want to make more and more. That’s a good sign, right? Here are just a few benefits of using a slowContinue reading!

The Health Coach Approach

The Health Coach Approach

It’s Health Coach Week (January 11th to 17th), so I wanted to share some tidbits with you on what makes the health coach approach to health and healing different. The main role of health coaches is to bridge the gap between doctors and patients. Doctors rarely have the time, resources, or training to help patients buildContinue reading!

Decadent Coconut Milk Fudge

Decadent Coconut Milk Fudge

If you’re looking for a wonderful host/hostess gift for holiday parties, a decadent surprise to put out with your holiday sweets, or just want some creamy dreamy fudge (with mostly real food ingredients), put this recipe at the top of your list. This easy peasy recipe takes some time from start to finish but theContinue reading!