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Peanut Butter & Tahini Cookies {gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free}

Peanut Butter & Tahini Cookies {gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free}

These cookies are a healthier version of the traditional peanut butter cookies with all the same chewy nutty goodness of the original. Not only are these cookies gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, but with the added tahini they provide some extra calcium into your diet. […]

Decoding Food Labels: 3 Simple Tips to Understanding Ingredients

Decoding Food Labels: 3 Simple Tips to Understanding Ingredients

A general rule of thumb is that if the front label on the item of food claims it is healthy, it probably isn’t. A healthy food normally doesn’t need to advertise itself as such because it’s obviously healthy. Because food marketers have begun using more […]

10 Reasons to Eat Real Food

10 Reasons to Eat Real Food

When I started this post it began to grow arms and legs. There is just so much to say about the benefits of eating real food. But I decided that instead of making this post ridiculously long, this would be a little intro, a quick […]

What about fat? {part one: the cholesterol myth}

What about fat? {part one: the cholesterol myth}

One of my clients came to me concerned about the saturated fat she was eating in the meal plans that we prepared for her. She was eating more meat, animal fat and coconut oil than she was used too. While she felt she was eating […]

Healthy Habits: Eat More Vegetables

Healthy Habits: Eat More Vegetables

Of all the healthy habits I have written about and will write about, this single one is probably the most essential healthy habit to develop. Vegetables should be the base of our meals and should at least fill up half of our plates, yet unfortunately […]

Are you reaping the benefits of bone broth?

Are you reaping the benefits of bone broth?

If you are not already doing it, you should definitely start making your own bone broth. Not only is it super nutrient dense and flavorful, but its a great way to use up poultry, beef, lamb and fish bones and excess vegetables. I’ve been making […]

Real Food Pantry Staples: Vinegar

Real Food Pantry Staples: Vinegar

Keeping your pantry stocked with certain real foods stapled ensures you are able to make tasty and nutritious meals for your family. In this series I will share with you some of the pantry staples that will make cooking real food easier and flavorful and […]

5 simple habits for a healthier eating lifestyle…

5 simple habits for a healthier eating lifestyle…

  Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive. Often when we think of eating healthier we think of restricting ourselves. No more chocolate, no more cake and cookies, no more eating after 9pm, no snacks, no meat, no carbs. no sugar…The list of […]