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…

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

I love taking a few extra minutes a night to prep an easy morning breakfast.  It helps out when I’ve got a busy morning, or when I just feel too lazy to cook anything. Overnight oats are simply oats soaked in liquid in the refrigerator overnight so that they are plump and creamy in the…

Miso Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale over Quinoa

It becomes such a challenge to eat well between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  By well, I don’t mean copiously; that seems to be no problem at all. I mean eating nutritionally.  The weather turns colder and our bodies ask for heavier food, and more of it. And the holidays provide it, in the form of fatty…

Apple Cider Donuts- Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free

These little donuts are the result of a donut pan that came into my life a few weeks ago.  Baked donuts are simply marvelous.  They are basically a muffin baked into a shape that make you feel like you are indulging in a real treat. I am always trying to come up with healthy breakfast…

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…

Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats

This recipe is a perfect take-along breakfast.  It’s loaded with hearty oats, inflammation-fighting cherries, antioxidant -rich cacao, and omega 3 fats.  You can make it the night before and grab it as you head out the door.  Plus, it takes like dessert! Oats are a low-glycemic grain that contain a powerful fiber called Beta-Glucan, which…

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…

Curried Rice Salad

Here is a healthy, packable lunch that is easily made omnivorous by adding leftover cooked chicken.  Here, I have made a vegan version with savory tempeh.  The recipe also uses leftover cooked rice, so it’s doesn’t require much prep other than chopping some veggies. The dressing is a spicy blend of yogurt, sriracha, curry powder…

Wild Rice and Edamame Salad

I love the nuttiness of wild rice in a salad.  This version adds sweet shredded carrots, luscious green kale and edamame for a boost of protein. Wild rice contains more protein that other varieties of rice, and it’s not really a rice at all.  Its the seed of an aquatic grass.  Wild rice boasts impressive…