Mushroom “Rice” (Grain Free, AIP, Low-Carb)

DID YOU KNOW? Mushrooms are a great food to boost immune function. According to a 2005 report published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, mushrooms contain “compounds and complex substances with antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumor, antiallergic, immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, antiatherogenic, hypoglycemic and hepatoprotective activities.” To simplify, mushrooms can enhance almost every system in the body…

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Sautéed Lemon & Pine Nut Kale (Plant-Based, High-Fiber, Low-Carb)

To be honest, before this recipe I really wasn’t a big fan of kale–and the only way I would incorporate it into my diet was by hiding it in a smoothie. The BF managed to change my mind about kale in our early dating days … It was Halloween 2018 and I was heading to…

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Green Pea Soup (Plant-Based, High-Fiber)

DID YOU KNOW? Green peas are part of the legume family and contain beneficial nutrients and fiber (which feeds the gut flora), BUT they also contain antinutrients. Antinutrients are substances found in many foods, including legumes and grains, that may interfere with digestion and mineral absorption. While these generally aren’t a concern for most healthy…

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Simple Sautéd Cabbage (AIP, Plant-Based, Keto)

DID YOU KNOW? Cabbage is a great weight loss vegetable since it’s packed with many beneficial vitamins, minerals, plus water and fiber. It’s also low in calories, containing only 33 calories per cup of cooked cabbage. Cabbage is full of gut-friendly insoluble fiber, a type of carbohydrate that can’t be broken down in the intestines. Insoluble…

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Tostones (AIP, Gluten & Grain Free, High-Fiber)

DID YOU KNOW? Consuming plantains is a great way to relieve constipation and provide relief from hemorrhoids and digestive conditions like diverticulitis since they are high in fiber. One cup of plantains contains 25-30 grams of fiber! The fiber and starch found in plantains are complex carbs. Fiber and complex carbs are less processed and…

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Beet Mash (Low-Carb, Dairy Free, Plant-Based)

DID YOU KNOW? Beets are an excellent source of disease-fighting phytonutrients called betalains which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Betalains are also responsible for providing beets with their vibrant color. Studies show that these potent pigments may help protect against the development of certain types of cancer and disease. Try my Beet Mash recipe…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

DID YOU KNOW? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Brussels sprouts are used to improve digestive health. Just one cup of cooked Brussels sprouts provides four grams of fiber, which numerous studies show is important for digestive function. Fiber helps to support digestive health by encouraging regular bowel movements, preventing constipation or diarrhea, and detoxifying the…

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Chicken Soup for the Soul & a Cold

If you’re craving a warm bowl/cup of chicken soup or you’re looking for a great natural remedy during cold and flu season, I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try. It’s gluten, grain and dairy free.

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“Spaghetti” with Ricotta & Cherry Tomatoes

After my recent trip to Italy, I’ve been feeling even more inspired to create healthier gluten free versions of some great Italian spaghetti dishes. AND this time around, I decided to experiment with one of my favourite cheeses growing up – ricotta! I don’t consume dairy on a regular basis, but when I come across…

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Vegetable “Rice”

Vegetable “rice” is a great low-carb and nutrient-dense substitute for grains. I like to make a batch of this “rice” early in the week and add it to different meals throughout my week. It makes meal prep super easy – and adds tons of nutrients to my meals! Here are a few great ways to…

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