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Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

It’s no secret that sweet potatoes are a darling of the nutrition world. These starchy carbs are a great source of vitamin C and manganese and a good source of copper and vitamin B5. Manganese is a trace mineral that doesn’t get enough attention....

Spring Herb Salad with Snap Peas, Carrot, and Mint

I’m always looking for more ways to pack a variety of herbs and spices into my diet. This recipe combines sweet and citrusy marjoram with parsley and mint for a bright, flavorful spring salad. But these herbs don’t just make the dish taste delicious, they...

Lamb Meatballs with Muhammara

I’ve been traveling* quite a bit lately and one of my favorite things about travel is, of course, the food! Tasting and cooking a culture’s traditional recipes and flavors is a great way to experience another culture. Food tells a story and traditional...

Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These brussels sprouts are where it’s at! This cruciferous vegetable has key nutrients, including sulfurous compounds, that are key to liver health and detox support. Research shows that sulforaphane can even detox cancer-causing compounds from the body and...

Roasted Cabbage “Spaghetti”

Sometimes I miss pasta. And sometimes, on the rare occasion, I eat pasta. A little here and there is okay, but if I overdo it, it reminds me why I quit eating pasta and refined foods. I get brain fog, lethargic and lose motivation. My digestion slows, I’m...

Six Ways to Move More Every Day

You’ve probably seen the headlines “sitting is the new smoking” and are well aware of the hazards of a sedentary life. Unfortunately, many of us spend most of the day at a desk, commuting or sitting at work, a lifestyle that can take years off your life. There’s good...

Perfect Roast Chicken with Veggies, Lemon & Thyme

My sister recently had another baby (wahoo! that makes 15 nieces and nephews!) and I wanted to bring her something nutritious and filling for dinner, and this recipe couldn’t be more perfect.It’s easy for her to reheat and will last for several meals. She...

Hearty Beef and Pumpkin Soup

Okay, Austin, TX. Where’s the fall weather?! It’s been in the 80s and 90s lately. All my sweaters, boots, and fall recipes (including this beef and pumpkin soup recipe) are staring sadly at me, wondering when they’ll be able to come out to...

Top 5 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers’ Market

If you’re looking for ripe, delicious and sustainable groceries, your local farmers’ market is the perfect place to shop. At a farmers’ market, you can find the best seasonal produce that grows in your area. There are many advantages to shopping at a farmers’ market....

Dairy-free Pesto with Cilantro + Parsley

Who doesn’t love pesto?! It’s so easy to throw together and adds a flavor punch to so many dishes. I love to use this pesto to toss it with zoodles, top grilled chicken, and mix it with roasted sweet potatoes. It’s also dairy-free, so if you’re...

Paleo Citrus Glazed Chicken Wings

Time to get your gameday on with these sweet and savory chicken wings. Because who doesn’t love chicken wings?! Your best bet for the best wings starts with quality, fresh ingredients. I used pasture-raised chicken wings, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and...

Slow Cooker Healing Chicken Soup

Don’t let cold and flu season keep you down this year. Start the season out prepared and armored up with this immune-boosting chicken soup. Chicken soup is full of minerals that support immune function. It can also help relieve sinus congestion and reduce...

Immune Boosting Shopping Guide

Knowing what to eat when you’re sick can be confusing. This shopping guide takes the guesswork out of what to eat when you don’t feel great. The food and beverages on this list are included for maximum nutrient support to help you feel better fast. You can...

8 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season can be dreadful. The general malaise, runny nose, fever and other undesirable symptoms associated with colds and flu can leave you bed-ridden, irritable, and make you a social outcast while you recover. I should know, as I used to get several every...

Kale & Olive Stuffed Chicken Breast with Green Beans & Fennel

We took my niece to New York this past weekend, a birthday present for her 16th birthday. She’d never been to New York and I’m always looking for a good excuse to go. We had a whirlwind of a time! We went to museums, walked up and down the streets of the...

Cajun Roasted Cod with Lemon, Cilantro Sauce

Cod is a great source of b-vitamins, selenium, and phosphorus. It is also a great way to get high-quality fat and protein, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and CLA. Since we’ve talked a lot about b-vitamins and omega-3s in this post and this post, let’s...

One-Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rainbow Chard

This recipe is oh-so-savory and oh-so-easy to make. The best part is, you only need one large skillet and a cutting board to get this dinner prepared and ready to serve. Heritage pork tenderloin combines beautifully with sweet and mild shallots, and beautiful red and...

Lemon and Herb Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs

You know those go-to recipes that you can make in a pinch, especially on those nights where you just don’t want to answer “what’s for dinner?!” This recipe for pan-seared chicken thighs is definitely one of them. I’ve had this one in my...