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Paleo Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Ahh, fall. The time of the year where you put on a sweater in the morning and regret it in the afternoon… and then throw it back on in the evening. It’s also the time of year to cozy up with a warm cup of rich, creamy soup that will warm our insides and make…

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month One in 6 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once only seen in adults. 70% of obese children already have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Only 2% of kids in the…

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Is Healthy Food REALLY More Expensive?

It may be expensive to eat, but it is more cost efficient to choose healthy food now than later on down the road when you’re facing serious health conditions. The way you eat affects everything from your health to how successful you are. What you choose to eat can affect your mood, relationships, and lifestyle.…

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What Does Eating Healthy Really Mean?

When it comes to feeding our children, even ourselves, it is important we eat healthy, wholesome foods, but what does “natural” and “healthy” really mean? Food labels can be incredibly complex. Many consumers assume that the words “healthy”, “natural”, and “organic” are somewhat similar when in fact, the FDA governs them all completely different. “Natural”…

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Benefits of Fermented Foods

Believe it or not we are more bacteria than we are human. The microbiome in our gut governs many of our body’s key functions and is crucial to our overall health. A balanced microbiome regulates the immune system, metabolism, sustains the gastrointestinal tract, supports mood and brain function, provides critical vitamins and nutrients, and helps…

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

One pot. 30 minutes. Whole 30 compliant meal perfect for your Labor Day weekend. Ingredients: 1lb ground chicken 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup. hot sauce 1 egg 2 tbsp. paleo mayonnaise 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup + 2tbsp. almond flour Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients into a large bowl. Using…

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Citrus Grilled Shrimp with Zoodles

This delicious, fresh citrus grilled shrimp with zucchini noodles makes the perfect, healthy, lunch or dinner! It is great served either warm or cold, topped with a cilantro, lime, and orange vinaigrette! Gluten free, Paleo, and Whole 30. Ingredients:  For the vinaigrette: 1.5 tsp. lime zest 1.5 tsp. orange zest 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 2…

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Eat This! Not That! – HCNC Edition

Eat This! Not That! **Healthy Food Swaps** Eat This! Filtered or Sparkling Water Not That!   Soda Adding citrus essential oils to your water will give it a refreshing twist leaving you feeling refreshed and not bloated from that sugar gut! Eat This! Melted Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil Not That! Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil…

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Quick- Homemade Viniagrette

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 tsp. Mustard 2 tbsp. White Wine Vinegar 1/2 cup. Olive Oil 1 clove Garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. salt Paprika and Pepper, to taste Directions: Pour all ingredients into a jar, screw on lid. Shake until well blended. Store leftovers in the fridge. The dressing will harden when cold so be…

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Simple Hummus

Simple Homemade Hummus Ingredients: 1 – 15oz. can chickpeas 2 – 4 tbsp. water 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 garlic clove, minced 3/4 tsp. cumin 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. salt Directions: Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Add additional water if needed to…

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