This is one of my favorite soups. I could eat it every day, it’s so tasty and nutritious. A good soup does wonders for the body and soul. Soups offer a certain comfort that other foods lack. They’re also a vehicle for nutrient dense ingredients- especially if using homemade bone broth. A staple if you are on a gut healing journey. Bone Broth was part of my daily regimen when I was healing. You can read about my story here.
Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin A and one of the healthiest starches you can get. It’s got a gentle sweetness to it which pairs well with a bold curry flavors and embraces the sweetness of apple. Apple and butternut squash naturally compliment each other. They’re harvested at the same time of year, they’re both high in fiber. When Fall comes around this is one of the first soups I whip up. It’s become a staple in my house and I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much.
Who loves summertime? Ours is filled with fun weekend trips to the lake, days spent at the pool, and all around fun, but sometimes that means being tempted by the convenience of drive through's and not very healthy food. Here's an easy lunch or dinner idea that's healthy and delicious! I find that it really helps to plan a few easy recipes during this time of year so that I reduce the temptation of eating out.
These are a perfectly satisfying comfort food loaded with flavorful and filling chicken. You don’t need to sacrifice your health to eat delicious food, you just need to get creative.
Lettuce wraps are your new best friend, they’re versatile and you can fill a nice leaf of lettuce with whatever you fancy from chicken to shrimp, or ground beef. Whatever you fill it with, there’s just something about eating a wrap that screams comfort and indulgence.
Try these lettuce wraps next time you feel like ordering take-out or running through the drive-though.
This salad is delightfully nourishing and gives you all the benefits of kale, without the digestive distress. When you massage kale you break down some of the tough fibers in the cell wall that make raw kale hard to digest.
When our family started eating healthy we couldn’t digest kale very well. It upset everyone's digestion and I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. If this happens to you the solution is to either steam your kale or massage it. This recipe is one of my favorites because you still get all the amazing benefits of raw kale: the enzymes, magnesium, and vitamin C .
Massaging nourishing oil and lemon juice into the kale also help make the nutrients more bioavailable and easier to assimilate and digest. Plus, it tastes delicious and can be paired with grilled chicken or fish for a classic healthy meal. This is by far one of my kids favorite salads- and they haven't always been salad eaters.
My kids love mayo, we use it daily to make chicken salads, on sandwiches, and I honestly think one of my kids loves it so much that she would eat it with a spoon if I wasn't looking.
Recently, I read an article about cancer prevention and diet and one of the foods listed to NEVER eat was commercially bought mayo. Why? Even the "healthier" versions are usually made with an unhealthy oil, and some even contain high fructose corn syrup. I have found that even the ones that contain olive oil only have a small amount and mixed in with one of the other unhealthy oils.
What's wrong with something that sounds as innocent as a vegetable oil? It's how these oils are processed that is the problem. Vegetable, Safflower, Soybean, and corn oil remove the oils chemically. Then they are deodorized and altered. They are one of the most processed foods we can consume and they are in so many products, mayo being one of the many.
So, in a quest to keep my family healthy, I came up with a super easy way to...
Everyone has their favorite go to recipe. This one is one of our favorites because I always have the ingredients on hand and they are so easy to make. I can throw the ingredients together in less than 5 minutes, and continue with my morning routine while they bake.
3 ripe bananas
1/2 - 3/4 coconut or almond flour (*less for coconut flour, more for almond flour)
1/3 cup coconut oil or grass-fed butter
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together well (I use a hand blender). Fill muffin papers with mixture and bake for 25 minutes until golden. Enjoy!
*Coconut flour absorbs more liquid than a nut flour. Amounts may vary depending on how fine your flour is ground. Make sure that the consistency is "batter" like.