Samoa Smoothie Bowl

Coconut…chocolate…caramel!  Those cookies that can create such a cravings, yet are full of restricted ingredients for many people.  Can a smoothie this decadent possibly be good for you?  Yes! Unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut milk are full of healthy saturated fats.  The caramel-like sweetness of dates merges with deep chocolate protein powder to create that…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Yes, a decadent chocolate chip cookie bowl that counts as a wholesome breakfast!  (Or snack, or dessert, or lunch!) There are so many great ingredients secretly tucked into this creamy smoothie bowl.  It also delivers plant-based protein  and healthy fat. The cookie-like smoothie base is sweetened with pears and dates, and gets a malty flavor…

Strawberry and Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is that weird vegan alternative that I used to loathe the texture of.  It was slimy and eye-bally.  I really had to start experimenting with flavors and ratios of chia seeds to liquid in order to find something that I not only want to eat, but actually crave. This combination of creamy vanilla…

Grain-free Spice Snack Muffins

Here’s a healthy muffin recipe that suits both Paleo and Vegan diets, won’t spike your blood sugar and delivers a nice dose of antioxidants.  Cold weather gets me baking, and yearning for warm goodies from the oven.  In order to balance out my desire for increased carbohydrates, I keep these grain-free, high in healthy fats…

Apple Breakfast Cereal

This recipe is so simple, but also so delicious.  The title says “breakfast  cereal” but I eat this quite often after dinner as a dessert.  It’s like eating apple pie filling, minus the sugar but with all the benefits of apples and spices. Apples are full of flavonoids, a type of phytochemical that may inhibit…

Plant-Based Stuffing

The comforting flavors of stuffing, possibly a favorite side dish during the holidays, now in such a healthy, plant-based form that you can eat it daily! Or as much as you want. I use butternut squash here,but you can also use any yellow-flesh squash, pumpkin, carrots, or cauliflower.  Whatever you decide to use, rice it! …

Nut Butter Cookie Bites – Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo and Vegan

Easy little treats that kids and adults alike will enjoy!  I start with a base of oats, but for a paleo option, use unsweetened shredded coconut.  Nut butter – either peanut butter or almond butter – binds the dough together with a boost of protein.  You can fold in raisins for an oatmeal raisin cookie…

Eat. Real. Food.

The number one thing that you can do to affect your health is to seek a whole foods diet. I advise all of my clients to omit processed foods from their diet, even if they are organic, natural, dairy-free, gluten-free, or in any other way advertised, processed and convenient.  The foods that give us the…

Blueberry Almond Scones

A comforting weekend breakfast treat, these blueberry scones are nutrient-dense and gentle on your blood sugar levels, thanks to stabilizing almond flour.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan.  While traditional scones are made with sugar and white flour, these little beauties provide healthy fats and protein. They are also…

Don’t Fear Potatoes

For a while now, a lot of diet experts and Paleo enthusiasts avoided potatoes for reasons that were a bit unclear – because they’re white?  Because they are a starch?  However, if your blood sugar regulation and body weight are in good shape, you can totally benefit from potatoes.  The only reason to not include…