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The first week of every month, I’ve been on a mission to create fast, simple meals using one main ingredient. It started in March with greek yogurt bowls. (If you didn’t catch it, I wrote a blog post here.) Last month was a rotisserie chicken challenge. I created a tasty soup, a caesar wrap, greek chicken […]

And I’m always looking for the quickest, simplest, and most delicious ways to use foods that support the gut. And these five easy recipes for greek yogurt give you the most bang for your investment in your body! There’s the physical health of your digestive tract and bacterial health, and both are equally important. Just […]

Confession: I’m not that creative and could never think of this analogy about stress and the immune system on my own! “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” is a book. But I’m about to break it down for you. Because for me, this book connected the dots between my chronic stress levels and my health. The […]

When the kids were little, my husband and I competed in the “fun parent” games. You know, just a healthy little competition to find some balance between “get out of the knife drawer” and “let’s go for an amusement ride in the laundry basket!” Newsflash: I win. Because I totally nailed it with Dessert for […]

There are a few hash marks in my life timeline. The moments that create a hard line of “before” and “after.” Losing my dad is the deepest line. The whole year of 2020 will be another. But while these events imprinted a line of grief and sadness, figuring out my health and healing from gluten […]

The easiest and fastest way to sabotage your health goals is by not planning. For real people! I can’t emphasize the importance of knowing how to meal plan enough and knowing how to do it for your specific situation (working out of the house, from home, kids, cooking experience), especially in those early days of […]

It’s like fall in a bowl! This Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Onions recipe includes 3 foods from my 10 Immune System Boosting Foods for Fall. Last week I had pork chops in my freezer and since I’m really trying hard not to waste food, I had to use them. With zero inspiration and not […]

It’s my favorite time of year for food. Everything is sweet and savory (and I love warming my hands on a good mug of soup on a chilly day.) Not only does fall food taste yummy and smell amazing, but it boasts some of the most gut-friendly and immune-supportive foods available all year. I’ve rounded […]

I don’t even know how I can look myself in the mirror and call this turkey salad a recipe. But I’m doing it. I’m calling it a recipe and I’m whipping out my fancy new recipe card builder and making it official. I generally have all these ingredients in my fridge. So this turkey salad […]

I have no rules when it comes to what time of the day I eat what meal. Dinner for breakfast. Lunch for dinner. Breakfast for lunch. Who cares?!?! And this quick and easy breakfast salad is the perfect solution to a) time and b) a healthy meal. One of the first things I teach my […]

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