Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail

If you don't want to drink but still want to be social, you can mimic the look and feel of an alcoholic beverage without the negative side effects and the hangover! I LOVE "mocktails" and this sparkling apple cider one is my fav! (it almost tastes like a cider beer)…

Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

**this recipe is gluten and dairy free Yields 6, 1 cup servings Ingredients: 1 can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!) 1/2 cup chia seeds 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup raw honey Combine all ingredients in a…

Pumpkin Pie Shake

yields 1 serving Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup pumpkin puree 1⁄2 cup cooked butternut squash 1⁄2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract 12 oz. unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, or water 1 scoop of pure bone broth protein OR vanilla plant-based protein   Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Carrot Ginger Smoothie

yields 1 serving Ingredients: 1 cup carrots, steamed and chilled 1/2 cup fennel, steamed and chilled 1/2-inch ginger root, peeled and sliced 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric 12 oz. filtered water 1 scoop pure bone broth protein powder Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, serve immediately.

Chicken Curry

  Serves 4 1 lb organic chicken breast, sliced into 1-inch cubes 2 cups Basmati rice, cooked 1 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk 1 14.5 can diced tomatoes, drained well 2 tsp minced garlic 1/4 cup green onion 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp curry powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper,…

Blackberry Margarita

serves 1 10 fresh blackberries, muddled 5 mint leaves, muddled 1 part silver tequila 1 part Grand Marnier 1 part Triple Sec Juice of 2 fresh lemons (about 1/4 cup) 1/2 cup fresh squeezed pineapple juice Crushed ice Muddle the blackberries and mint in the bottom of a glass and…

Sweet and Spicy Seasoning Rub

Ingredients: 1 tbsp Chipotle powder 1 tbsp ground coriander 2 tbsp garlic powder 3 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp ground black powder 6 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp chili powder 3 tbsp sea salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp ground nutmeg 3…

Taco Salad

yields 4 servings 1 lb. ground turkey meat with 2 tbsp. taco seasoning (try my homemade taco seasoning mix) 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup basmati rice, cooked 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups zucchini, chopped 2 tbsp. salsa, fresh 2 cups shredded lettuce 1 avocado, sliced…

Cranberry Spritzer

yields 1 serving Ingredients: 10 oz. cranberries, juiced (1/2 cup juiced) 1/2 cup sparkling water 1 lemon slice ice Add cranberry juice and ice to a glass, pour in sparkling water, squeeze in lemon, and enjoy!

How to Make a Cloud Egg

yields 2 cloud eggs Ingredients: 2 cage-free organic eggs, separated 2 green onions, sliced thin Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Separate the egg whites from the yolks, saving the yolks aside. Whisk egg whites until they forms white foamy peaks. Cover a baking…

Lemon-Lime Mint Water

Ingredients: 2 lemons, sliced 2 limes, sliced 1/2 cup mint leaves 12 cups of filtered water Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

yields 4 servings Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground turkey or ground chicken breast, cooked 1 cup quinoa, dry 2 organic bell peppers, halved and seeded 1 onion, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 2 cups filtered water 2 tbsp. minced garlic 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste…

Southwest Turkey Burger

yields 6 burgers 1 lb. lean ground turkey breast 1 free range egg 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 1⁄2 red pepper, finely chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional) 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp chili powder Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp. olive oil for cooking Combine…

Lemon Ginger Tea

Ingredients: 1 inch fresh ginger root, grated 1/2 of a lemon, juiced 1 tsp. raw honey 1 cup filtered water Boil the water and pour over the grated ginger, letting it steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain and transfer to a mug, mix in lemon juice and honey and enjoy!

Cranberry Sage Turkey Meatballs

Cranberry Sage Turkey Meatballs Yields 4 servings  1 lb. lean ground turkey breast 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ½ cup white onion, finely diced 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped 4 lb. spaghetti squash ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. dried sage,…

Chia Seed Jam

Chia Seed Jam 2 cups chopped fruit (I recommend berries) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons chia seeds, plus more if needed Prepare the fruit by removing stems, pits, seeds, and skin, as needed depending on type of fruit. Chop larger fruits into smaller pieces, but berries can…

Easy Overnight Oatmeal

**this recipe is gluten and dairy free Overnight Oatmeal Yields 1 serving  Ingredients: ½ cup uncooked gluten free rolled oats (Bob's Red Mill brand) 1 scoop protein powder (grass-fed whey, collagen, or plant-based protein, no soy!) 1 - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut or almond milk 1 tbsp. of chia…

How to Make a Ginger Shot

Have you ever tried one of those ginger shots that you see at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Mother's Market, etc.? They are SO yummy, but they run you $2-$3 per shot, which is insane! I decided I wanted to make them at home and save some serious money, while having them…

Your Healthiest Memorial Day Ever!

Memorial Day marks the beginning of grilling season and outside gatherings, however the traditional barbecue food won't help you stay on track for that summer body! The typical barbecue will consist of some sort of marinated, grilled, and sauce covered meat, potatoes, slaw, corn, beans, bread, and alcohol (basically carbs on…

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Water

yields 1 large pitcher, about 15 servings 12 cups of filtered water 1 cup Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar juice of 2 large lemons roughly 4" ginger root, peeled and grated 1-2 scoops Trader Joe's organic stevia extract Combine all ingredients in a large glass pitcher and store in the refrigerator…

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

**this recipe is gluten and dairy free yields 4, 1/2 cup servings Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup chia seeds 1 tbsp. raw honey 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Directions: Combine all ingredients in an air-tight container and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. Serve with fresh berries…

Very Berry Protein Shake

Yields 1 Shake Ingredients: 1 scoop of protein powder (Use a grass-fed whey or a plant-based protein, I like Vega One With Greens) 1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic berries 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk 1 cup packed spinach or…

Simple Avocado Toast and Eggs

Yields 1 serving Ingredients: 1 slice Dave's Killer Bread 1/4-1/2 of an avocado 1-2 eggs 1 tsp. olive oil for cooking Himalayan sea salt and black pepper Directions: Toast bread, heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook eggs until yolk is desired consistency (or hard/soft boil the eggs…

Mediterranean White Bean Salad

Yields 4-6 servings Ingredients: 1 15-oz. can of great northern beans 1/4 of a red onion, chopped 1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced 1/4 cup full-fat feta cheese 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced 1 jar artichoke hearts, drained and sliced 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup white vinegar 1 tbsp. Italian…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bowl

Yields 4 bowls Ingredients: 1 lb. organic chicken breast tenderloins 4 slices nitrate-nitrite free bacon 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1 tbsp. olive oil 4 cups packed kale, thick stems removed 4 cups broccoli florets, fresh…

Butternut Squash Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Yields about 5 bowls Ingredients: 2 lbs. of butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes (I buy the pre-sliced at Costco) 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil, divided 1 tbsp. coconut sugar 2 tsp. dried sage 1 tsp. garlic powder 4 cups packed kale, thick stems removed 1 cup pickled red onions…

Easy Pickled Red Onions

Yields about 1 1/2 cups Ingredients: 1 red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp. coconut sugar 1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt Directions: Combine all ingredients in an air-tight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.

My 16 Favorite Healthy Snacks

Let's be honest, we're lazy. We don't want to have to take the time to make meals and snacks, so we reach for convenience foods, prepackaged items, or hit the vending machines. The problem is that these foods leave us feeling unsatisfied, often with more cravings, and we are starving…

White Chicken Chili

Yields 6 servings Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground chicken or turkey breast, hormone/antibiotic free 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tbsp. minced garlic 2, 15 oz cans of great northern beans, rinsed and drained 7 oz. chopped green chilies 2 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. Better Than Bouillon chicken…

Mini Portobello Pizzas

Ingredients: 6 portobello mushroom caps 6 oz. can organic tomato paste 1 package fresh basil leaves 1 package uncured, nitrate-nitrite free pepperoni 6 slices provolone cheese kalamata olives cherry tomatoes Italian seasoning Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the mushrooms inside and out with the garlic powder, salt…

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Yields 12 muffins Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats, ground into flour 2 scoops Quest all-purpose baking powder 3 small organic apples (or 2 cups), diced ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup organic unsweetened applesauce 2 eggs 2 tbsp. cinnamon ½ cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes 1…

Mini Turkey Cranberry Quiche

Yields 4 mini quiche Ingredients: ½ small onion, diced 1 small gala apple, chopped ¼ cup dried cranberries 1 cup diced small red potatoes 1 cup spinach leaves 1 cup shredded gouda cheese 1 cup shredded turkey breast 8 eggs 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream Himalayan sea salt and black…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields 14 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup raw almond butter 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 3/4 cup dried apples, no sugar added, chopped 1/4 cup dried cranberries, no sugar added 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, optional, at…

Deviled Eggs Two Ways

Yesterday was National Deviled Egg Day, so I took a different twist on the traditional deviled egg and have two awesome recipes for you to try! These are a great appetizer to bring to a party, and offer something unique and different. Yields 18 servings (1 whole egg is one…

The Best Pumpkin Pancakes EVER

If healthy ever met delicious, it would be in the form of these pancakes. I don't know about you but fall is my favorite time of the year...crockpots, pumpkin everything, the weather, changing colors, Thanksgiving, and just that feeling of comfort and bliss. It's the perfect time to snuggle up…

Gluten Free Stuffing

Yields 14, 1/2 cup servings Ingredients: 1 cup low sodium chicken stock 1 cup pure apple juice 1 lb. mild Italian sausage 1 loaf gluten free bread, cubed ½ cup dried cranberries 1 ½ cups celery, chopped 1 ½ cups carrots, chopped 1 onion diced 2 tbsp. grass-fed butter ½…

Roasted Butternut Squash w/ Cherries and Feta

Yields 10 servings 1 large butternut squash, cut into ½ inch cubes 1 tbsp. honey mustard 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder Dash of cinnamon 5 oz. dried cherries 4 oz. feta cheese 2 tbsp. honey Instructions: Preheat the oven to…

Pumpkin Chili

Ingredients, Yields 14 cups 15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 15 oz can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained 28 oz can organic diced tomatoes 15 oz can pumpkin puree 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green…

Garam Masala Breakfast Bowl

Yields 4 servings 1 lb. organic, grass-fed, 85% ground beef 1 medium yellow onion, diced 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced 2 cups organic kale, stems removed 12 oz. bag frozen butternut squash, cubed ¼ cup unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk 1 tbsp. coconut oil 2 tsp. Garam masala 1 tsp.…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Yields 16 servings (1 square is one serving) 1 cup full-fat greek yogurt (10% is best, use 2% at minimum) 1 15 oz. can pumpkin 15 oz. whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 ½ tbsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. maple…

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Yields 6 servings 1 lb. organic grass-fed 85% ground beef 4 lb. spaghetti squash ½ cup diced onion, fresh or frozen 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1 pint button mushrooms, sliced 15 oz. can organic no salt added diced tomatoes 6 oz. can organic tomato paste 8 oz. can organic tomato…

Chili

Yields 8 servings 1 lb. organic grass-fed 85% ground beef 1 15oz. can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1 medium yellow onion, diced 4 large tomatoes 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes and green…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Green Apples and Walnuts

Yields 4 servings 12 oz. frozen and chopped butternut squash 2 medium organic green apples, chopped into ½-inch cubes 1 tbsp. molasses Himalayan sea salt to taste 2 tbsp. olive oil ½ cup chopped walnuts ½ tsp ground cinnamon Mix all ingredients together and roast in the oven at 350…

Butternut Squash Pear Soup

Butternut Squash Pear Soup This butternut squash soup packs a bigger nutrition punch than what meets the eye, with 6g of fiber in one serving, this will keep you feeling fuller for much longer than a traditional soup. Perfect for fall weather or if you're feeling under the weather, try out…

Black Cherry Walnut Stuffed Pears

Ingredients: 2 organic pears, halved and pitted 1/4 cup dried cherries, finely chopped 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped 1 tbsp. honey 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 tbsp. grass-fed butter Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice a small piece off the bottom of each pear so it will sit…

Beef and Mushroom Ragout

Beef and Mushroom Ragout Yields 4 servings 2 lb. grass-fed london broil 8 oz. container sliced baby bella mushrooms 8 oz. bag baby carrots 1 large red potato, cubed 1 large yellow onion, chopped 6 oz. can organic tomato paste 1 cup organic, low sodium vegetable broth 1/4 cup Worcestershire…

Thanksgiving Recipe Video Demo: Pumpkin Yogurt

Yields 4 servings 2 cups Cabot greek yogurt (10% milk-fat is best) 15 oz. can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 tbsp. cinnamon 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice stevia extract for sweetness Combine all ingredients with a hand mixer. Refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice for serving if desired. Check out…
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