Patriotic Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Patriotic Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing: 4 cups baby spinach 4 cups mixed lettuce 1 cup fresh raspberries and/or blackberries 1 ½ cups fresh chopped strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries ½ cup of Feta cheese crumbles ½ cup sliced almonds and/or walnuts ½ cup sunflower seeds *Layer all ingredients starting with the greens. Toss with…

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The Importance of Amino Acids

Amino Acids are essential compounds that play an important role in our bodies. Often associated with aiding in protein utilization and rebuilding/repairing of muscle, but amino acids are vital to our body’s nervous, reproductive, immune, and digestive systems. There are 20 amino acids, while 9 of those are considered essential. The human body does not…

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Coconut Curry Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

  2 lb Chicken breast or thighs, boneless skinless Frozen organic cauliflower rice 1/4 cup fresh chopped Cilantro 3 cloves Garlic 2 tbsp Ginger 1 Red-bell-pepper, large 1 Yellow-onion, medium 1 can Coconut-milk, full-fat 1 can Coconut cream 2 tbsp fresh Lime-juice Sea-salt and freshly cracked pepper, fine 3 tbsp Olive or coconut oil 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper…

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4 Ingredient Black Bean Patties

4 Ingredient Black Bean Patties 1 can Non-GMO Organic Black Beans 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes 1.5 cups Coconut Flour 3 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds Olive Oil Optional: black pepper, garlic, onion, diced peppers, mushrooms (You may have to adjust the flax and coconut flour, based on your additional vegetables) Coat sweet potatoes with olive oil…

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Top 10 Gut Destroyers

Your gut has a direct connection to your brain via the gut-brain axis. If you have an unhealthy microbiome, your mental health will also not be so great.  Here are some of the top gut destroyers that you should avoid to help improve the health of your gut. Stress – Your gut is sensitive to…

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Health Of Mom’s Gut is Key Contributor to Autism

According to new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine a  mother’s microbiome — the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us — during pregnancy plays a critical role in determining the risk developing autism-spectrum disorders. (Source)  The mother’s microbiome shapes the developing brain in multiple ways.  The microbiome is really important to…

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Muffin Pan Eggs

Mornings can be hectic and sometimes we have to take breakfast on the road. You can make a large batch of these to have ready for the week, and they can be catered to individual tastes! Enjoy this high protein breakfast option. Ingredients:  12 Free-range/organic eggs (from a local farmer if possible) Butter or your…

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Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Oh my goodness, a healthier Alfredo option that is vegan (if you choose)! This recipe still offers a good amount of healthy fats but fewer calories. Go ahead and give it a try on your favorite pasta or any gluten free or spiral veggie noodles. Ingredients: 12 oz. Cauliflower florets 1 tsp. coconut oil, or…

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Sugar Quiz

Taken from Nancy Appleton’s ‘Lick The Sugar Habit’ book. “Are you a sugarholic? Is your body giving you any signals? The following quiz will help you determine how pervasive refined sugar is in your lifestyle, and what effect it is having on your body. Refined sugar includes sucrose, honey, fructose, glucose, dextrose, levulose, maltose, raw…

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