The good news is, I can totally help you feel better! And guess what? It's super simple. We take it nice and slow and make small changes over time that create big, big results. The transforming, holy cow, didn't know that I could do that kind of changes. Are you ready? It all starts with food. Because food is medicine!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a child that doesn’t love cheese, so grilled cheese sandwiches or quesadillas are always a good meal. And an even better meal is when you sneak a vegetable in there. Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas Makes 3 quesadillas (3 folded tortillas) *This recipe can be made dairy-free and gluten-free Ingredients: 3 whole grain tortillas (I used spelt tortillas because they are soft like flour tortillas yet they are a whole grain and a superfood. You can use gluten-free tortillas) 1 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese or Daiya brand non-dairy shredded mozzarella ½ cup of carrot baby food or 1 serving of Activz carrot powder Directions: Put 1 tortilla in a large skillet and begin to heat on medium. In a bowl, use a fork to mix the shredded cheese with either the baby food or organic veggie powder. As the tortilla is heating, add 1/3 of cheese mixture to the center of the tortilla leaving a 1-inch margin around the edges. Fold tortilla and continue to heat until cheese is melted. Remove from skillet and place on plate. Repeat for 2 more tortillas. Option: Use the same method for creamy grilled cheese sandwiches. Looking for more great recipes that will hide nutritious foods, like beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, spinach and more? Check out my cookbook, How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies: Quick & Easy Hidden Veggie Recipes the Whole Family Will Love. I hope it will inspire you, as Read More
If you eat fat, you get fat, right? Nope! That statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. The “non-fat” health trend from the 90’s has actually made America fat. You remember SnackWell cookies? I used to eat an entire box of them at one time. They had no fat, so I couldn’t gain weight, right!? Ha! When you eat “non-fat” or “low-fat” foods, you are eating products that have added sugar in them. You see, when food manufacturers take the fat out, the food tastes terrible! So they have to add sugar in to make it taste good. And sugar WILL make you fat. Stay away from anything that says “diet,” “non-fat,” “fat-free,” or “sugar-free.” Sixty percent of our brain is made up of fat. So if you have brain fog, feel forgetful, or absent-minded, then I suggest you eat more healthy fats! You must become a “fat savvy” consumer. Knowing which fats are good and which fats are bad is critical to maintaining a healthy life. When reading labels, keep your eyes open for dangerous “trans-fats.” There are some loopholes that food manufacturers are allowed to use in order to sneak trans-fat into their products. Partially-hydrogenated oils are trans-fat. When a fat molecule is partially hydrogenated, the fat is carried around in the blood and leads to plaque buildup in the arteries. Although a product may say ‘0g trans-fat’, this may not be true. Only foods and supplements with 0.5g of trans-fat and greater are required to be listed on the food label. Next time you browse a label, search the ingredient list for the term ‘partially hydrogenated’ and do not buy it if you see it! Saturated fats are found in animal products such as butter, cheese, whole milk, ice cream, cream, and fatty meats. Read More
If you have stress in your life (and who doesn’t) or if you have taken an antibiotic in your lifetime, then you need to boost your gut health. Most American’s colons have an overgrowth of candida, fungus and bad bacteria that is preventing them from feeling awesome. Gut problems are very prevalent and cause major distress in many people’s lives. In fact, it is estimated that over 100 million Americans suffer from digestive problems. But if you are like me, I didn’t even realize my gut the reason why I was feeling so tired. Poor gut health symptoms can include asthma, allergies, fatigue, arthritis, acne, rashes, dementia, mood problems, depression, anxiety, bloating, cravings, and inflammation. Many people don’t understand that if they fixed the problems in their gut, these symptoms would lessen or even disappear. Hippocrates, the ancient philosopher and physician credited as being the father of medicine, warned that all disease starts in the gut. The digestive system has two main functions: to convert food into nutrients your body needs and to rid the body of waste. Let me tell you, if these two things aren’t happening properly, then you are going to feel like you have been run over by a truck. Think of it this way: your colon is the General overseeing the critical defense Army in your body. The gut allows you to absorb nutrients through digestion = hello more energy The colon keeps your immune system in tip-top shape = hello infrequent sickness and disease prevention The large intestine gets rid of toxic waste that’s dragging you down = goodbye bloating and inflammation The Read More