Better Be Bloody Aware!

September is Blood Cancer Awareness month. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer – more than 201,870 new cases are expected this year in the United States. Nearly 866,000 Americans are living with Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. An estimated 68,000 deaths will result from blood cancer this year. Blood cancers affect the production and…

Voortman PB and Nanner Balls (vegan)

I am always on the lookout for easy, plant based protein snacks for my active, tutu wearing teenager Mackenzie.  Being a full time dancer, Kenz needs nutrient dense snacks that she can easily take with her and have between classes.  While they are not gluten free, the Voortman Banana Wafers are free from artificial colors…

Red Curry Carrot Soup (gluten free, vegan)

Print Red Curry Carrot Soup (gluten free, vegan) Creamy curry goodness for a meal, snack or appetizer Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Servings 6 Ingredients 2 tbsp Avocado Oil 2 lbs Carrots Organic, peeled, diced 2 medium Vidalia onions diced 2 cloves Garlic peeled and diced 1 inch…

Don’t make ’em like they used to….

This week on myth busting we are going to address whether eating whole foods alone provide all the nutrients that our bodies need.  They should, but the sad reality is that due to poor farming practices, poor environmental conditions, pesticides and GMOs, food alone is not enough anymore for optimal health.  Don’t just take our…

Are you getting checked?

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is the second most common cancer among men in the US according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Unfortunately, there are not usually early warning signs of prostate cancer which is why regular screening is so important.  While age is the primary risk factor for…

Football Meltaways (vegan, gluten free) #EatFreely

Today’s Tasty Tuesday dessert recipe comes from one of our favorite companies, Enjoy Life.  We wanted to celebrate football season with you and share this allergen friendly company.  You can see the original recipe by following the link above.  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL……COOKIES? Makes 20-24 cookies INGREDIENTS: 1 1/3 C. gluten free flour…

Apple pie Proughnuts (gluten free, vegan)

Print Apple Pie Proughnuts (gluten free, vegan) No more guilt! Enjoy these protein rich, low fat, low carb goodies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 6 Calories 80 kcal Ingredients 2/3 cup Vegan vanilla protein powder We use IsaLean vanilla…

Embrace the change

It seems that September has really crept up on us (note the creeper in the background)         It is important to embrace this change of season and change of year.  Fighting it is futile and only creates friction in your day to day.       Remember to surround yourself with those…

Back to School Quick Snack Ideas

We know that packing lunches can sometimes be a chore.  Check out these easy to make, tasty and super healthy snacks for your back to schooler! Quick Snacks for the Vegetarian/Vegan Energy Bites (raw, vegan, gluten free) Blueberry Protein Bites

Back to School Blues? Bust out the Negative Ions!

While moms and dads everywhere might be celebrating back to school, the truth is that this time of year is HECTIC!  Crazy schedules, crazy commitments, changing leaves, cooler weather, crazy holidays, then winter (wah, wah).  We know it sounds counterintuitive, but negative ions from the earth, water, sage, himalayan salt lamps, etc really help to…