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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Green Eggnog Smoothie (High-Fiber, Plant-Based, Paleo)

How would you like to indulge in holiday flavours like eggnog, candy cane, gingerbread, roasted chestnut and peppermint mocha without worrying about your waistline expanding over the holidays? Cravings for holiday goodies tend to hit hard given that temptation is all around. You might be asking – “Jen, how the heck do you stay on…

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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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Fried Eggs on Vegetable “Rice”

When I started a gluten and grain free diet, fried eggs just weren’t the same because I missed soaking up runny yolks with bread. Not only are egg yolks super yummy, but the yolk is also the most nutritious part of an egg – and some would argue that the yolk is what makes the egg…

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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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Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This smoothie will provide you with the right balance of macro-nutrients, including protein, making it a great meal replacement.

Try replacing one meal a day with a nutrient-rich smoothie like this one. It’s a great approach to weight loss and better health!

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Tiger Nut “NOatmeal” 

Despite what the name might have you believe, tiger nuts are not actually nuts, but rather small tubers. They’re rich in a variety of nutrients and have been linked to several health benefits — including improvements in gut health. Here are a couple of ways tiger nuts can support gut health … FIBER Tiger nuts…

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Ciabotta – Italian Vegetable Stew

Ciabotta (also known as ciambotta or giambotta ) is a common summer dish in Abruzzo, as well as all throughout southern Italy. Similar to the French ratatouille, this vegetable stew is made up of seasonal Mediterranean vegetables slowly cooked down with tomatoes and finished with fresh basil. My Nonna (a.k.a. Ma) made this dish every…

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Beef & Pesto Salad

DID YOU KNOW? Grass-fed beef contains significantly higher levels of omega-3s (between 2 and 5 times more) than grain-fed beef. Omega-3s play an important role in your health and can help with: Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome Inflammation Autoimmune Diseases Prevention of Cancer Fatty Liver Bone and Joint Health Depression, Anxiety & Mental Disorders Eye Health…

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Zesty Guacamole

Did you know? One avocado contains between 11–17 grams of fiber, which is more than almost any other fruit and most servings of vegetables, grains and beans too! High-fiber foods are important if you experience digestive issue since fiber helps to increase healthy bacteria in your gut while decreasing bad bacteria that may be the…

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