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  • 8 Tips for Packing Awesome Gluten-Free Lunches

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. Packing a lunch for your kids can be one of the biggest challenges of the school year. And it doesn’t get any easier if you have gluten, dairy, or egg allergies to consider. I’ve been packing gluten-free lunches for 3 years and I still find it to be something that requires thought, planning, creativity, and lots of patience. The other tricky part to packing gluten-free ...
  • 5 Reasons to Love Berries

    During the first few weeks of this pregnancy my breakfasts consisted of a bowl of fresh berries and a green smoothie. I couldn’t get enough berries. Which I suppose is why I decided to write an eBook featuring strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries! I grew up loving berries. I could hardly wait for strawberry season to arrive. My Mom would often take us picking so she could make homemade jam (she makes the best strawberry jam in the world). My Grandmothers were master pie bakers ...
  • Lemon Poppy-Seed Cookies

    I am so proud of my Momma – she’s made some major changes in her diet in the last few months and she’s looking and feeling fabulous! After reading Wheat Belly, she decided to switch to a gluten-free lifestyle. She’s also taken on dairy-free living. And refined sugar-free living. Yes, she’s a superstar! And she also happens to be an amazing and supportive Mother. I can’t imagine where I’d be if it weren’t for her love in my life. My Mom and I share a love for many ...
  • Savory Gluten-Free Crackers

    I think most of you know what a few of my favorite things are: cookies, muffins, smoothies, and pumpkin seed flour! I’m slightly obsessed with it lately, but that’s a good thing. Pumpkin seed flour is a super nutritious way to get some vitamins and minerals from your diet. You must use raw pumpkin seeds though! Roasted pumpkin seeds don’t have the same oil content, or the same nutritional value. This recipe for gluten-free crackers was born for a good cause. My friend Tess from ...
  • Omega 3 White Bean Dip

    I like bean dips because you can sneak all sorts of goodies into your food processor and end up with a protein-boost. It’s fabulous. Plus, my kids love to dip! When I’m feeling a little lazy, it’s so easy to grab a can of beans and whip up a nutritious bean dip. It’s also really easy to use some leftover cooked beans to make a dip. I added some hemp hearts to this bean dip recipe so I could up the amount of heart-healthy omega 3's.  They help reduce cholesterol and lower your ...
  • Nut-Free Granola Bars

    It’s maple syrup season in these parts and I am making the most of it.  How can we not when the stuff is flowing from the trees, begging us to use it! As you know, I’m in love with pumpkin seed flour so naturally I had to try my hand at a nut-free granola bar recipe. Pumpkin seeds feature prominently in this recipe, and why not?  They’re naturally high in iron, magnesium, and zinc; all are essential minerals for women’s health and wellness. Honestly, you’d never ...
  • Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I have a new favorite flour – pumpkin seed flour.  I’ve been experimenting with it for a month or so now and I just can’t get enough!  Oh, and you won’t believe how well it pairs with maple syrup – it just happens to be maple syrup season in these parts! There’s so much to love about pumpkin seed flour: I can make it at home with my coffee grinder; Pumpkin seeds are high in iron and zinc; Pumpkin seed flour is a nut-free replacement for almond flour; They add ...
  • Oh Mega Mix – Foods That Heal

    I’m hosting, this month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free and the theme is Foods That Heal. Since the diagnosis of Pete’s celiac disease and Callum’s food sensitivities, I have witnessed first hand, the power of food. It has incredible healing powers. Nutrition has quickly become one of my passions, and one of the main reasons why I’m studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I’ve been learning a lot about the importance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). ...
  • Foods That Heal Part Two

    There are so many exciting things going on in the blogosphere this month! Over at The Balanced Platter we are helping you start 2012 balanced, healthy, and gluten-free.   Hallie and Lexie are hosting a fabulous month to help you start a new year; every Thursday in January, different bloggers will share their healthier recipes and tips. Lastly, I am thrilled to be hosting Naomi Devlin’s Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten-Free event. This month I am asking you to share foods that ...
  • Tips for Back to School: Fueling the Brain for Learning

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. Have you seen that commercial?  It drives me nuts.  The kids are miserable and the father is skipping down the aisles of a business supply store with a gigantic smile on his face.  Do our kids really feel that terrible about going back to school?  And do we get that excited about the hectic school year? Callum goes to school September of 2011 so I won't know for another year, and that is just fine with me!  If I've learned anything from ...