The Brownie Project

Who has a love affair with chocolate? Don’t worry you don’t have to admit it out loud if you don’t want too. But what if I told you, you could indulge in delicious chocolaty brownies guilt free? Gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free, but don’t worry- you don’t have to sacrifice flavor! These brownies are delightful, and no one will ever guess you’ve used black beans and chia seeds, infusing these brownies with tons of fiber. The recipe calls for raw cacao, which is a powerhouse … [Read more...]

Beyond the Dairy Aisle

To consume dairy, or not to consume dairy is a fiercely debated topic. Of all the food groups, few elicit as much controversy as dairy. In regards to human health, dairy foods bring up any number of concerns. Yes, cows milk is high in calcium, but whether a diet high in dairy calcium protects you against osteoporosis or any other disease is a matter of considerable debate. (Calcium isn't the only nutrient that counts. There is no hierarchy of essential nutrients, but if you listen to dairy … [Read more...]

Dairy-free, Gluten-free and Refined-sugar free Granola Bars

It can be tiring and difficult to find a granola bar that isn’t full of useless additives that we just don’t need. I know everyone loves a little sugar (or a lot), but our bodies are just not designed to handle massive amounts of it. When I came across this recipe I was so excited because the ingredients called for whole-food substitutes. Dates and honey contain natural sugars and are great energy boosters. Wouldn’t you rather eat foods that have an expiry date on them than foods that somehow … [Read more...]

Why fats are good for you

Does the word fat scare you? Do you cringe at the word fat and think you shouldn’t eat that because it will make you fat? Do you automatically look for low-fat or fat-free products while grocery shopping? If this sounds like you STOP! The truth is we all need a certain amount of fat in our diet. Without it we would miss out on vital nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and K, which are fat-soluble, meaning they are better absorbed and utilized in the presence of fat. We also can’t forget about … [Read more...]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I have always been a fan of protein balls. They are easy to make, portable and just the right size for when you’re on the go. Not to mention they require absolutely no cooking or baking. Of course being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist protein balls have to be full of real whole food ingredients. I’m talking wheat-free or gluten free oats that provide fuel and important dietary fiber, protein that helps rebuild muscle and healthy fats (yes, fats are good for you) that help to fill the … [Read more...]