Pumpkin Beef Chili with Cacao

If you’re a fan of chili and looking for a new recipe to test out on a cold Fall or Winter day, I highly recommend giving this non-traditional chili a try. It’s a hearty Paleo friendly and low-carb chili with a unique combination of pumpkin, zucchini, warming spices and cacao. Your palate will be pleasantly…

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Creamy Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

If you’re following a low-carb or keto diet and someone tells you that you need processed foods like breads, pastas and cereal grains in order to get adequate amounts of fiber in your diet, hit them with this fact … One serving of kale contains more fiber than 3 slices of whole wheat bread! Don’t…

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5 ways to simplify smoothie making

Is lack of time really the reason you can’t turn new, healthy eating habits into permanent ones? I call bull$#!%. Making a smoothie is one of the fastest and easiest ways to fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods. You literally throw all your ingredients in a blender, pour into a cup and voila! There’s no…

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I lost my Costco virginity

OMG, I recently discovered a magical place called Costco! I know I know, you’re probably thinking – “Has this chick been hiding under a rock her entire life?” OK, so I knew Costco existed, but I never thought to venture into it to find healthy food options. Little did I know, Costco not only caters…

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Creamy Matcha Green Tea Latte

How does a warm cup of anti-aging sound? Matcha contains all of green tea’s benefits in the most concentrated form – amplifying the health benefits of this superfood. Matcha is loaded with polyphenol compounds called catechins, a type of antioxidant, making it a powerful anti-aging tea. In addition, studies have linked green tea to a…

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Mediterranean Paleo Cobb Salad

Did you know? Most restaurant salad dressings contain low-quality industrial seed and/or vegetable oils that are oxidized. These inflammatory oils can cause a long list of health problems even when consumed in small quantities over a period of time. When ordering salads at restaurants, I always request no dressing and ask for olive oil and…

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“Spaghetti” with Chicken & Kale Pesto

Spaghetti squash is an awesome gluten and grain free vehicle for so many great foods and sauces. My favourite way to enjoy these low-carb, whole food noodles is with a traditional pesto sauce or in my “spaghetti with a classic tomato sauce dish. I’m always experimenting with different sauces and foods that taste great on…

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4 ways to effortless weight loss & better health

There are many different approaches to weight loss, health and fitness – so many that it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to figure out which approach will work best for you. Looking back, I spent most of my life struggling to maintain my weight through intense and excessive exercise and a “healthy” diet that…

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How to winterize your smoothie

Do you find yourself drinking your smoothie with your shoulders up to your ears, teeth chattering, lips turning blue — all while you have a mini heater blasting at you and a blanket thrown over your shoulders? I get it – a cold smoothie on a cold Fall/Winter day can be uncomfortable to drink and…

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Sheet Pan Lemon Butter Chicken & Veggies

Lately, I’ve been preparing meals for more than one hungry belly during the work week, so I’ve started to experiment with different ways of putting together healthy whole food meals that are easy enough to manage even with a busy schedule. Sheet pan dinners have made it high on my list of go-to meals during…

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