Category Archives: Whole Food Recipes

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!

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!

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!

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!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

If you’re looking for something seasonal to make for breakfast, snacks, or a holiday meal side, look no further than these incredibly delicious, high protein, high fiber, flavorful muffins. These pumpkin spice muffins combine nutritious almond flour with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, raisins, walnuts, and warming spices- no white flour, white sugar, or refined carbsContinue reading!

How to Roast Vegetables

How to Roast Vegetables

When I work with clients doing nutrition counseling, I tend to do a lot of nutrition and culinary education. After all, what good are vegetables if you don’t know why you should be eating (more of) them, which ones to pick, and how to prepare them so they actually taste delicious? In the past week,Continue reading!

Harvest Vegetable Stew

Harvest Vegetable Stew

This warming fall harvest vegetable stew is pretty quick and easy to make, delicious, and is a complete meal in one-pot. The unique sweet and savory flavor is derived from the spice blends (curry powder and garam masala) and the raisins. If you’re looking for something to do with an overabundance of fall CSA (communityContinue reading!

Cultured Vegetables

Cultured Vegetables

For me, this summer has been a beautiful blur of fruit picking (strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, etc.), food preservation (freezing, canning, fermenting, etc.), cooking, gardening, working with nutrition clients, teaching classes, camping, enjoying some down time, and chasing around a toddler who can climb just about anything the second you turn your back. NowContinue reading!