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Quick and Healthy Energy Bites

This week really got away from me!  One of the things I did was to create a quick and easy energy bite recipe. These energy bites are my favorite afternoon pick-me-up snack, post-workout treat, or dessert.  The beauty of this recipe is that you can play around with the ingredients to your liking.  You can make the oats gluten-free, change the seeds, the nut butter, switch out the chocolate chips for white chocolate and add in some craisins…the possibilities are endless! Since I’m  ...

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Why FAT is my Favorite Food Group

  I love to eat fat. Please hear this: I don’t like eating “fatty” foods necessarily.  While you will occasionally witness me downing some McDonald’s french fries (I blame Peter), the majority of my fat intake comes from my favorite food group: the good fats. I’m currently enjoying a peach-spinach-coconut oil smoothie, for example. Good fats come not only in animal products like grass-fed meats, tallow, and full-fat yogurt, but also through plants and  ...

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How to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha at Home

In Liz Wolfe’s book, Skintervention, she suggests eating something fermented every day to improve gut health.  So, in keeping with her “improve gut health and you will improve skin health” philosophy, I have braved the world of fermentables. Why would you eat moldy foods? First off, no, I do not eat moldy foods.  There is a difference between “moldy” and “fermented”.  And thank goodness there are more options than just pickles or sauerkraut. Foods  ...

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7 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Food on a Small Budget

Has anyone ever told you “it’s too expensive to eat well, you can’t find healthy food to eat on a budget?” I’m here to tell you something big: that’s a myth. It is possible – if not easy – to find (and create!) cheap healthy food to eat on a budget. When I first moved out on my own, my food budget was $27 every two weeks.  This did not include money for milk and eggs purchased from a farmer, but did include everything else.  My grocery budget  ...

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