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Sinfully Delicious Flatbread Pizza

Nutritious food that tastes like earthy compost or feels like chewing cardboard will never find a long-term home in your pantry or on your dinner plates (no many how many benefits)! Instead, healthy and nutritious food should be infused with flavor and eaten with joy! Today, I'm sharing an simple recipe that makes my mouth water [...]

A Delicious “Better-For-You” Holiday Cookie

Flourless, gluten-free, low(ish) sugar, vegan* It’s that time of year when we’re faced with holiday goodies every time we turn around. Most holiday treats lack nutrients and are amped up with scary amounts sugar. For example, according to MyFitnessPal, two homemade frosted sugar cookies contain about 108 grams of sugar (see nutrition facts below). Since chronic servings [...]

What’s Your “Why?”

I don't eat gluten. I've learned—through trial, error, and educated guesses—that gluten makes my joints hurt. But I live with people who do. Every morning, I see the toaster on the counter or smell the aroma of toast wafting in the air after they've made breakfast. Some mornings, it really calls to me, reminding me [...]

Why Gluten May Not Be Good for Anybody

If my friend, Susan, ingests even a trace of gluten, she'll likely need to make a mad dash to the bathroom or she'll double over in pain for hours. Susan has celiac disease. If my daughter, Emma, ingests gluten, she hears voices. But what about the rest of us? Those of us who don't have a celiac diagnosis or [...]

Quinoa Salad Even Teenagers Like

Last night I had a gaggle of teenagers—my daughter’s friends—at my house for dinner. At times like these, I struggle with what food I should offer. The “health coach side” of me wants to serve up boatloads of hearty nutrition while the “practical side” of me knows I can’t push too hard or they’ll never [...]

10 Tips for Sneaking Fruits and Veggies Into Your Life

Try these tips—any or all of them—to get more nutrition into your day! Drink Up You can sneak all kinds of good stuff into a smoothie! There's fruit of course, but don't forget veggies. I often throw a handful of kale, spinach, arugula, or lettuce into mine. Half an avocado creates a nice creamy texture. Healthy add-ins like [...]