Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies I’ve said it before and I will say it again-I love sweets and I really love chocolate! I have tried dozens of healthy brownie recipes and this one is by far the best one I’ve ever had. Normally, I am a huge fan of adding eggs to baked goods to help boost protein intake. But, I recently took a food sensitivity test and found out that eggs and I must break [...]

Why Cutting Out Carbs Can Turn Off Your Ability To Burn Fat.

Fact: fat loss is one of the MOST desired health goals. And, when it comes to losing a few pounds, carbohydrates get a bad rap. The problem with our inability to lose weight is not simply because we eat too many carbs. In order to lose weight you do NOT have to starve your body of carbs. But, you do need to learn how to become "carb smart." By now, most of us know that not all carbs [...]

The Reason Behind Your Cravings.

The Reason Behind Your Cravings What do you crave? Is it salty potato chips, popcorn or maybe pickles? Or, do you crave sweets, like chocolate, ice cream, candy or cookies? What ever it is that you're longing for, your body is very likely trying to tell you that you are deficient in some nutrient. And remember, the stomach controls hunger, and the brain controls cravings. So, what is your body trying to tell you? Let's [...]

To Supplement Or Not To Supplement?

Many people ask me if taking nutritional supplements is necessary, especially for those that eat a “healthy diet.” Everybody wants to know exactly what they should be taking. I will start by telling you that unless you’re living in a perfect world (obviously not this one), yes- we all need nutritional supplements. The truth is that our food is not what it used to be. The air we breathe is polluted with harmful toxins and [...]

Lemon Bars

I absolutely LOVE  lemon bars!  These ones are pretty darn healthy too (gluten, dairy, grain, and sugar free.) I can't say they're my own creation, but I did make a few changes to make them extra nutrient dense. This summer I added fresh blueberries and strawberries into the filling and they were delicious. Oh, and if you're like me and LOVE lemons- add a bit more lemon for an extra tart punch. Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup almond [...]

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

These pumpkin bars are my husband’s very favorite treat. And they happen to be quite nutritious, which is always a bonus. Pumpkin puree is very low in calories and loaded with fiber, iron, and antioxidants (vitamin A & E).Check out my delicious and nutrient dense recipe. Ingredients: Pumpkin Pie Crust 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped and toasted in a 350 oven for 8-10 minutes 2 Tbsp almond butter 1/4 cup [...]