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March 9, 2018

A hack for leading a healthy lifestyle is finding healthier but enjoyable alternatives to your favorite junk foods.

I used to always treat myself to a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds each spring, but I now realize how the artificial junk (some of which are banned in Norway, Finland, Austria and France), and massive amounts of sugar is so opposite of whats important to me. Rather than focusing on deprivation, I focus on my desire to building a healthy body I am proud of, one that combats PCOS, creates an optimum environment for increasing fertility (since I'm currently TTC), and that feels well

A large, 22-ounce McDonald’s Shamrock Shake contains:

  • 820 calories

  • 22 grams of fat  

  • 14 grams of saturated fat

  • 131 grams of total carbohydrates 

  • 115 grams of sugar, thats 28.75 TEASPOONS!

Many of the ingredients in this drink have been linked to various health issues and behavioral traits including:

  • Acne

  • ADHD

  • Allergies

  • Blood sug...

February 12, 2018

What better way is there to treat your family, friends, and loved ones to these Valentine's Day brownies that are guiltless, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, and most importantly pretty!?

It's a creative and easier-to-make twist on a classic romantic dessert.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 16 brownies

Calories: 220 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (130g) coconut oil

  • 1¼ cups coconut sugar

  • ¾ cups + 2 tablespoons (70g) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup almond flour

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks optional

Chocolate Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries diced

  • ⅓ cup coconut oil

  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil leaving overhang on the sides, spra...

December 22, 2017

I love chili and when its a paleo recipe, I know its going to be healthy!
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Indulge yourself in a bowl of Paleo Sweet Potato Chili that is spicy and full of beef. It’s thick, rich and slightly sweet while being grain free, sugar free and dairy free.

PALEO SWEET POTATO CHILI

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

55 mins

Servings: 10 servings

Calories: 308 kcal

Ingredients

• 2 lbs hamburger

• 1 red onion chopped

• 1 teaspoon minced garlic

• 1 can tomato sauce 29.5 ounces

• 2 cups petite diced tomatoes with juice

• 3 cups beef stock

• 1 cup carrots sliced

• 5 cups sweet potatoes peeled and cubed

• 2 bay leaves

• 1/2 teaspoon thyme

• 2 teaspoons salt

• 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper

• 1/2 cup chili powder

• dash of oregano

• dash of red pepper flakes

Instructions

1. In a large saucepan, brown hamburger, onions and garlic. Drain off the fat. 

2. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan. Mix well, bring to a boil an...

November 20, 2017

We totally anticipate and expect feeling terrible after eating a holiday meal!! Why is that?!?

1. It's often not because we over ate, it's because of WHAT we ate.

Decide to make some healthy swaps in your recipes to lighten not just the calories and fat gaining repercussions, but to also feel good and guilt free when its all said and done.

Perhaps you're thinking well what fun is that!? Just consider that you can have all the food items and as much as you want, if you follow these few simple substitutes. 

Yes you CAN have butter, salt, and all the other flavorful things you're afraid will make our plate taste like cardboard otherwise. The trick is to serve them on the side that people can add as they wish. This way those ingredients hit your tongue and a little goes a long way, vs being saturated throughout, requiring heaps more to be incorporated to taste them! This is what we call a "#HealthHack"!

Substitutes:

Broth/ stock: Use this to moisten your stuffing instead of butter. Also sub...

May 22, 2017

I'm a huge fan of salad! There's no easier way to fill up on nutrient dense veggies that require little prep, and the flavor and texture experience options are endless by varying the toppings and dressings.


While on vacation in Orlando Florida, I enjoyed a lot of not so healthy food. I'm thrilled to share that despite that, I didn't gain a single pound during my 9 day stay! I implemented several health hacks that are highlighted in my up coming youtube video (coming soon) so be sure to check that out.

Making sure to get some healthy meals in, to balance out the pork sliders and lots of ice cream I indulged in, was one of the keys to my success.

This salad was fun to shop for, easy to make, and a refreshing and filling meal to prepare while in sunny Florida!

Ps- While the marinade sounds like a lot, its super clean compared to any other option in the bottled dressing isle and it requires just oil and vinegar which most people always have on hand, plus a fresh lemo...

April 4, 2017

I’m really excited about this recipe because, as I shared in this blog post, quinoa is a buzz word so we want to feel like the cool kids by eating it but have no idea what to do with it. 


This recipe is super quick, easy, and inexpensive. It leaves little mess to clean up and I suggest meal prepping a decent sized batch of cooked quinoa as it freezes well for future use!

Green Eggs and Quinoa 

Ingredients
Serves 4

1 cup quinoa
1/4 cup pesto 
Zest of one lemon
Juice of ½ lemon
4 eggs
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)

Directions

In general, quinoa should be rinsed in a fine mesh strainer and cooked in boiling water until their spirals appear, but follow the exact directions on your quinoa packaging.

Combine cooked quinoa with a pesto of your choice. I prefer store bought. This is one of those corners I find worth cutting to save some time better spent with family or other enjoyments. My lifers want quick and easy, so I know you’re not goin...

March 29, 2017

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