Coconu Cacao Balls

Paleo, GAPS & Low FODMAP Coconut Cacao Balls

If you’re a fan of Mounds bars, you’ll LOVE these simple 4-ingredient vegan, Paleo, GAPS-friendly & low FODMAP  coconut cacao balls. They’re the perfect sweet treat for any time of year – but I personally love making these during the winter and holiday season, since my family likes to call them “chocolate snowballs”. 😀 (Updated January …

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Sweet and Savory Low FODMAP Teriyaki Chicken WIngs

Baked Sweet & Savory Teriyaki Chicken Wings (Paleo + Low FODMAP + Low Glycemic)

Every year, my mom makes delicious sweet and savory low FODMAP chicken wings for the super bowl.  They’ve always been something I look forward to during football season! (Although, believe it or not… I’m actually not a huge football fan!). But for those of us who are navigating health issues impacted by food (oh hey, …

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8 Things You Should Know if You Have Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is something (unfortunately) near and dear to my heart.  I’ve struggled with this condition on and off since my early teenage years and it can often fly under the radar until it becomes a serious problem!  There are billions of people around the world with iron-deficiency anemia (1).  The good news is …

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GI-Friendly No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Let’s be honest – who doesn’t secretly (OR openly) prefer the taste of fresh chocolate chip cookie dough over the actual baked cookies?!  I guess you can’t go wrong either way… When it comes to food, especially foods like homemade chocolate chip cookies, it’s not just the about the yummy taste.  Almost everybody I know …

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Chicken Cacciatore

Winter is the season for comfort food! What’s more comforting than a traditional warming, hearty, home-cooked Italian crockpot meal full of tomato-y garlic-y goodness??  I can’t think of anything at the moment.  Crock pot meals are the bomb because they can be made with minimal time and effort, and still taste like heaven in a bowl. This Jenna-style chicken …

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Spilling the Tea on Splenda / Sucralose and IBS

Splenda® (Sucarlose) and IBS

Splenda®, or “sucralose”, is a Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved artificial sweetener which entered the mainstream food system in the United States back in the late 1990’s.  Along with its sugar substitute counterparts including saccharin, aspartame (now labeled as “amino sweet”), and a handful of other artificial sweeteners, sucralose has been hit with a lot …

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vegan mousse

Vegan Mousse with Cacao and Avocado

This vegan mousse is one of my FAVORITE go-to recipes when I’m craving something sweet. It’s SO easy, and it’s a fun, tasty way to increase your iron, magnesium, potassium and vitality from the cacao and avocado. What a simple and delicious combo of nutrient-dense, plant-based foods! For your convenience, I’ve decided to keep this …

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