Cashew Coconut Bars

Protein bars, it’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with them. They are SO convenient, but it’s hard to find protein bars that I feel great about eating or recommending. Where do I begin on the problems with most protein bars? Usually, they have too much added sugar. If they aren’t too sweet, then they…

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How To Eat More Vegetables

How to Eat More Vegetables

No matter your philosophy or school when it comes to nutrition, most people agree that eating more vegetables is a way to support your overall health, manage weight, and prevent chronic disease. Vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals and fiber that support good digestion and health of our gut bacteria. I often notice that…

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Healthy Granola Recipe: Nutty Low Sugar Granola

This healthy granola recipe is very low in added sugar with only 2 grams of added sugar from maple syrup per 1/4-cup serving – this is much lower than most varieties of granola. It has a variety of  nuts and seeds which provide healthy fats, and the orange peel makes this granola taste like an…

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Healthiest Yogurts: How Much Added Sugar is in Your Favorite Yogurt? – Updated March 2016

Yogurt is a deliciously creamy snack, and people in the health and fitness world and advertisers herald it as a wonderful health food. Yogurt has some very real benefits especially from the beneficial bacteria, but is there a downside? Have you considered how much added sugar is in your yogurt? I usually recommend no more…

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Sweet Potato Waffles

I discovered this recipe almost by accident. I wanted to provide a whole foods based and flourless waffle recipe that would still taste great. I thought, why don’t I just take my Simple Sweet Potato Pancake recipe and cook them up in the waffle iron. And viola, you have Sweet Potato waffles. I also highly…

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