Just Enjoy Food

Providing Recipes and Resources to Support a Healthy Life


I have to let you know, I LOVE talking about weight loss. We are in a battle for health in this world. We are in a battle for what is true health. And in this webinar I share my passion for getting HEALTHY and having health be the goal and weight loss be the result of getting your body healthy.

Watch below and I can’t wait for you to comment too! Let’s get this talk about healthy and lasting weight loss started!!

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Panna Cotta is really just a fancy name for a no bake pudding. But it’s truly amazing and low in sugar (honey) and packed with healthy gelatin. This is the perfect quick fall dessert. As much as I love pumpkin treats in the fall it’s good to mix it up a bit. You can put this dessert in fancy cups and is presented wonderfully for a party. I like to put mine in mason jars because I’m pretty much obsessed with anything mason jars.

Before fall turns into winter, here’s one last fall recipe!

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Yeast Infections…

They are something we don’t want to talk about and definitely something none of us want to experience. The reality is we will all probably have one a time or two in our lives. And to know how to heal it naturally can be a huge asset. I get the question a lot from clients on what they should do for a yeast infection (aka Jock Itch in guys). I have spent many hours scouring the internet looking for natural ways to heal a yeast infection. After doing this a few times and knowing what works and what doesn’t work I decided to write up my own post. If I’m getting these questions over and over again that means I needed to create a good one stop resource for yeast infection help.

How To Heal a Yeast Infection with Natural Remedies

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Apple Crisp. It automatically evokes the feeling of fall.

One thing I love about this recipe is that it is nut free. A lot of grain-free apple crisp recipes are full of nuts and seeds. And while I love them they are definitely heavier on the tummy to digest and not suitable for people who can’t have nuts.

Enjoy my unique  (and delicious) take of Apple Crisp!

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I love the grocery store. Now that may not be the same sentiment that everyone shares, but I do. I love walking around and looking at all of the food (healthy or unhealthy). I love to read labels, I love to compare prices. Now just because I love to be in the grocery store doesn’t mean I spend hours and hours in there over the course of a week. Now that I’ve read most labels (seriously!!) I know what I buy. And because most of our food is fresh and not boxed it makes it even easier.

I know that the sound of grocery shopping can bring thoughts of confusion, overwhelm and frustration. What is healthy? What is unhealthy? Where do you shop? And how do you afford healthy food that doesn’t break the bank?

My webinar will answer those questions and give you my favorite healthy shopping places along with my favorite foods at the grocery store.

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Breakfast food is one of my favorite kind of foods. Breakfast for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. It’s pretty much good any time. This is a great recipe to make for breakfast, dinner or ahead of time for a brunch.

Simple, grain free and something the whole family will love.

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Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Cinnamon Raisin Scones


Oct 25, 2014

IMG_6421Baked goods can be healthy too!

One of my favorite things about being grain free is that I can still have some of my old favorites… one of them being scones. Yes, some of the texture may be different and you can’t buy them readily at a store or coffee shop, but it’s worth it. It’s worth feeling good after eating something, and once again, you can still enjoy delicious flavors.

This recipe is a fall based scone but can be made (and enjoyed) any time of the year.

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Ingredients

1/2 cup or 1 stick organic grass-fed butter, slightly softened

1 1/4 teaspoons stevia

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups almond flour

1 Tablespoon flax meal

1/2 teaspoon gelatin (I use this brand)

1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/3 cup raisins

 

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and put parchment paper on a baking sheet
  • In a food processor add the butter, stevia, salt and almond flour and mix until combined.
  • Add the flax meal, gelatin and cinnamon and pulse until combined
  • Mix the raisins in by hand either in the food processor bowl or another bowl
  • Put the scone dough on the parchment paper and flatten it into the shape of a pizza
  • Cut the scones like a pizza (into 8 scones) and gently separate the pieces and set on the baking sheet. If the scones are too fragile to move, then put them in the fridge for about 15 minutes
  • Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes and cool before eating (they are very fragile and want to fall apart easily)

 

 

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Healthy Oils. Does the words bring terror to your mind? Oil… Fat… can it be healthy? Can you eat it without actually getting fat?

Let me first off start by saying that our bodies need fat. Our brain is about 60% fat, fat coats our nerves, our cell membranes have a bi-lipid layer. Having a diet high in healthy fats are critical to a healthy body. It is necessary for a brain to function well, for our nerves and for our 10 trillion cell membranes.

A diet low in healthy fats can starve our brain and cell membrane which can lead to brain fog, a hard time with memory, fatigue, low immune system and inflammation. And inflammation is the foundation of any and every disease process. Knowing which oils are healthy and should be used in daily living is essential for a healthy body.

There is a major difference between healthy oils and unhealthy oils. And it’s a good think to know the difference between them too. Healthy oils consist of fats that nourish and heal the cell membrane and other tissues in the body. Unhealthy oils lead to dangerous inflammation. They keep the cycle of inflammation going and often times we don’t know we are eating an unhealthy or bad oil. The problem with unhealthy fats is that they are often touted as being healthy from the governing bodies and mainstream media. You can’t turn on a cooking show, the news or watch a commercial without an unhealthy oil being marketed as being healthy in one way or another. For example: vegetable oils. Vegetable oils are only healthy in vegetables. When extracted and bottled up they are known as PUFA’s (Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids) and they are very inflammatory to our bodies. Every TV commercial tells you how amazing canola and vegetable oils are. Even the news shows tell you to replace the oils you cook with currently with canola oil. Let’s get to the truth about oils!

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