Confession: I’ve got a thing for pumpkin. As soon as the cooler weather starts rolling in, nothing sounds better than warm, freshly baked pumpkin bread. And though this pumpkin bread is gluten, dairy, sugar and grain free, it’s loaded with flavor and goodness. Paleo (grain free) ingredients are easy to digest, anti-inflammatory and wont irritate [...]
Who doesn't love pancakes for breakfast? Yum! But traditional American pancakes are laden with sugar and gluten - just what we don't need for breakfast. Since we all need protein to balance our blood sugar throughout the day, I decided to give myself a quick deadline. "Who wants pancakes?" I called, and quickly heard "I do, mom! Yay, pancakes!" Wanting to fill up our bellies with protein and smart carbs, I took out the almond flour and eggs, also some leftover sweet potatoes, cinnamon, vanilla and baking powder.
Anytime I am creating a new dessert, my goal is to find a way to include as much fiber as possible. Fiber helps slow down blood sugar spikes and it produces a feeling of fullness and satisfaction. In these chocolate chip cookies, ground flax seed helps create a soft texture along with the perfect amount of [...]
I have a confession: I have a full blown lemon obsession. I love everything about them from the refreshing smell to all of the mouth-watering, puckering, sour goodness they offer. So, it's no surprise that lemon poppy-seed muffins happen to be one of my favorite treats. I took a chance and decided to combine [...]
My first son’s birthday is two days before Halloween. Late October in our home is a parade of family, friends, and festivities. I’ve made this carrot cake every year for the past six and it's evolved along with me: getting healthier each year. The original carrot cake recipe was from a friend who was a [...]
Protein is a must for breakfast! If that’s news to you, read Kate’s recent post: Why You Should Never Skip a Meal. Big picture: food provides protein, fat, and carbohydrates – and of these, protein has the greatest satiating power by far, according to the 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That [...]