Coconut oil is not just a kitchen ingredient; it has a wide range of other amazing uses that promote great benefits for your health and physical care. Coconut oil has been increasing in popularity over recent years. With the current campaigns against the use of unhealthy fats, this powerful oil is in growing demand. The … Continue reading 4 Ways to Use Coconut Oil
A little about my story As you may know, I've been an advocate for health and wellness for quite some time. I've always been a student and the nutrition topic has been my passion since I decided to change careers. I graduated from Chemical Engineering in 2005 but soon after graduation I realized that the … Continue reading My Path to Become a Certified Health Coach
5 Tricks That Will Help You Kick Grains to the Curb Grains – the food group that plays a big role in the eating habits of millions of kids around the world. Oatmeal, YUM! Crackers, YUM! Mashed potatoes, YUM! Toast, YUM! Cereal, YUM! Sure, most moms always tell us that we need to eat our … Continue reading How to Live a Grain-Free Life
Caffeine-free latte for your afternoon “coffee break”: Caffeine-Free Chai Latte Serves 1-2 1 bag of rooibos chai tea (rooibos is naturally caffeine-free) 2 cups of boiling water 1 tablespoon tahini 1 tablespoon almond butter (creamy is preferred) 2 dates (optional) Cover the teabag and dates (if using) with 2 cups of boiling water and steep … Continue reading Caffeine-Free Chai Latte
When some people think of smoothies, they think, “YUCK!” They think it’s a bunch of gross, bland, mushed up veggies in a blender. Believe me, my first attempt at making my own smoothie was pretty horrible. After learning not only about which foods should be going into smoothies, but also how to properly combine them … Continue reading Smoothie Basics: How to Make Smoothies!
Healthier than a candy bar, for sure, this balls serve as a great dessert! If you like peanut butter and chocolate I'm sure you will love them! SERVES: 24 (1 ball each) Prep Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: 8 min. Ingredients Parchment paper 1 cup all-natural smooth peanut butter 1 Tbsp. cornstarch (preferably GMO-free) ¾ cup coconut … Continue reading PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BALLS
Quinoa is one of the most popular healthy foods nowadays. Have you tried it? Here are 10 health benefits of quinoa that may encourage you to include it in you eating plan: It's one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. Provides 16 grams of protein and al 9 essential aminoacids It contains almost twice … Continue reading Oats & Quinoa Granola Bars
French toast! I loved them, but not the high-fat full of sugar kind. I'm all about finding swaps to classic confort food to the healthy version. Usually French toast are made with butter, whole milk, white bread and sugar, ugh! that's like 500 calories per slice! With some adjustments you can make a perfect soft … Continue reading Healthy French Toast with Strawberries
Twelve years ago life gave me a wake-up call so that I would change my lifestyle. I realised I have the "obesity genes" That tendency of gaining weight just by looking at a cake, lol. I gained 12 kilos (about 26 lb in 4 month). My genetics betrayed me and my insulin levels started to … Continue reading How to Turn the “Good” Genes On and the “Bad” Genes Off
Since Danny is everyday more willing to eat by himself, I wanted to find more recipes for finger foods. I recently found this recipe of Broccoli and Cheddar Quinoa Bites and love the combination. Danny really loves cheese and broccoli, so I figure he'll love these. I made some adjustment to the recipe and prepared a … Continue reading Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites | Finger Food for Babies!