chicken pesto sweet potatoes

Prep Time: 10 min [5 for pesto] Cook Time: 8-10 min (chicken via Instant Pot) + 15 min (sweet potato via Instant Pot) Ingredients 1/2 cup organic, raw walnuts  4-5 cloves garlic 2 cups organic spinach kale, or other dark leafy greens [ideally fresh but can sub in frozen] 2/3 cup olive oil [or avocado oil] 1 1/2-2 TBSP fresh lemon juice…

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chocolate hemp protein balls

Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. And have other health benefits like warding off heart disease, minimizing PMS and menopause symptoms and clearing up skin issues. [*source:…

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healthy kid snacks

Many of you have reached out asking for advice on the kiddos. What do you feed them when their appetites are more skewed towards chicken nuggets and treats? I hear you! Every parent needs to take their own approach on how to introduce new foods, make food swaps and ensure their child is both healthy…

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coconut flour naan bread

I was looking for something different to complement my new love of Indian foods and off I went to discover the world of lectin-friendly Naan Bread. Usually a carb-haven and something I’d previously avoided, Naan seemed like the right fit but how?? There it was – all praise coconut flour!! And while store bought wrap…

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DIY healthy taco seasoning

Try this DIY Healthy Taco Seasoning and you’ll never go back to store-bought packets. It’s time to focus on ingredients you can actually read and spell and embracing all the goodness that plant spices have to offer. Remember to buy organic spices, preferably in glass bottles, if you don’t want to grow and dry your…

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lectin-free hummus

Okay more like lectin “light” but you get the idea and you can make it right in the Instant Pot! Taken right from Dr. Gundry’s Plant Paradox cookbook, this hummus is creamy, full of flavor and a must-have to pair with your fresh veggies. I make in big batches and freeze half for later. It…

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6 Ingredient Maple Cranberry Sauce

It’s homemade, has only 6 ingredients and it’s sweetened with maple syrup. What else do you need??  Enjoy this tart taste with a hint of cranberry and get the benefits of this divine fruit. Did you know that cranberries have the highest anti-cancer phenolic and antioxidant activity? Researchers at Cornell University dripped extracts of fruits…

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black cumin seed oil

Black seed oil comes from black cumin seeds (also known as Nigella sativa). In old Latin, this spice was known as panacea, meaning “cures all”. And boy does it ever! It’s one of my newest found Super Foods – hosting nearly 100 compounds like amino acids, essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, potassium and thymoquinone…

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skillet sorghum pilaf

Sorghum is gluten-free and naturally low in fat. It’s high amounts of iron, phosphorus and potassium, make this an easy swap for rice. Try this as a side to your next meal! Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes   Ingredients One cup uncooked sorghum grain, rinsed 3 cups organic broth or water 2…

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red cabbage and apple recipe

This red cabbage and apple recipe combines two disease-fighting ingredients into a colorful and antioxidant rich side dish. Prep time: 5 min Total time: 15-20 min   Red Cabbage is part of the cruciferous vegetable group, which I’ve written about before. The cancer-fighting, disease-prevention agents of these vegetables are undeniable! Red Cabbage in particular though…

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