Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (Gluten & Dairy Free, Paleo)

If you love my Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins then I’m about to make your palate explode with this spin on one of my most popular recipes to date! I’ve amped up the flavour on these muffins by adding more rich chocolate flavour plus some optional walnut crunch & crumble. These muffins are a great breakfast…

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5 Gut Healing Smoothie Ingredients

Here’s a list of my top gut healing foods & supplements that you can easily add to any smoothie recipe from the 14-day smoothie challenge or any of my e-books.

The best part is, these foods & supplements will have little impact on the flavour or texture of your smoothies. Feel free to add as many of these ingredients as you’d like — your gut will love you for it!

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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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Egg Roll in a Bowl (Soy Free, Low-Carb, Paleo )

DID YOU KNOW? Coconut aminos is a salty, savory seasoning sauce made from the fermented sap of coconut palm and sea salt, making it a popular substitute for soy sauce. Coconut aminos is milder and sweeter in flavour, but similar in color and consistency to light soy sauce–and even though it’s made from coconut sap,…

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Scrambled Eggs with Kale Pesto

You’ve probably heard that eating cholesterol and saturated fat raises cholesterol levels in the blood, BUT did you know that more recent (and better) research doesn’t support this hypothesis. Chris Kresser, a Functional Medicine practitioner, explains why in his article – The Diet-Heart Myth: Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Are Not the Enemy. “Well-designed cholesterol feeding…

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Rum Balls (Plant-Based, Raw, Paleo)

DID YOU KNOW? Most traditional rum ball recipes are packed with low-quality and inflammatory ingredients like vanilla waffers, confectioners’ sugar and corn syrup. My love for rum balls dates back to my little Jen days. My Nonna (a.k.a. Ma) use to make them for the family around Christmas time. Not sure who inspired her to make…

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Shrimp Pad-Thai (Gluten & Grain Free, Paleo, Low-Carb)

When I switched over to an IBS friendly diet many year ago, pad-Thai was one of the dishes I knew I was going to miss most. I fell in love with pad-Thai during my university days and always found myself gravitating towards Thai restaurants when I ate out. Something about the combo of spices and…

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Grain Free Oatmeal (Paleo, Low-Carb, Gut Friendly)

If you’re looking for a warm and comforting breakfast with whole food ingredients, I highly recommend this grain free oatmeal (a.k.a. “NOatmeal). It’s packed with healthy fats from raw nuts and contains whole eggs which gives your body the protein and fuel it needs to conquer the day! This nutrient-dense “NOatmeal” will leave you feeling…

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Mint Chocolate Balls (Paleo, Plant-Based, Raw)

DID YOU KNOW? Peppermint may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion. A review of nine studies in 926 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treated with peppermint oil for at least two weeks concluded that peppermint provided significantly better symptom relief than a placebo. In one study in 72 people with IBS,…

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