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Baby Squash

A Little Baby and Giant Squash

It's officially fall- my favorite season of the year! Along with pumpkins, apple cider, and so many delicious seasonal treats, this fall is particularly special as we welcomed baby Nolan into our family and into our hearts two...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
Fruits and Vegetables

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...
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...
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...
Roasted beets

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)...
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...

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