It's that time of year where germs are spreading like wildfire! Think of all the germs we come into contact with on a daily basis, from work, restaurants, the kids at school or public transportation. It starts with a tickle in your throat or the sniffles, next thing you know your whole family is down for the count!
If you have browsed the sad cough drop and throat lozenges section at the drug store, you may be wishing there was one with more natural ingredients. Most of them are made with refined sugar or artificial sweeteners, along with a list of additives which are usually unpronounceable. Maybe you would love to have an alternative options with organic ingredients that are safe for everyone in your family!
This is a tried and true recipe for a Homemade Lozenges made with natural ingredients like raw honey which is known to help suppress coughing and immune boosting coconut oil you can’t go wrong with this natural alternative! Don't be fooled by the 'honey' flavoured cough drops in the store, these are created from real honey, no sweeteners and essential oils for internal use.
As the seasons change we find ourselves in cold and rainy weather. We are in desperate need of some food to warm the soul! Autumn is all about the beautiful warm colours, the aroma of spices and getting cozy by a fire. When you feel chilled to the bone there is nothing better than a thick, hot soup to bring you back to life!
For those of you who have food sensitivities, I thought of you too! This is all organic, gluten free, grain free, nut free, dairy free, FODMAP, keto friendly, paleo, whole 30! Most of the versions in restaurants will contain heavy cream, processed ingredients and some items which don't work well with sensitive stomachs. I've still added in some options like goat cheese, which is more tolerable those who are lactose intolerant. You can also find an alternative with dairy free products.
LET'S TALK ABOUT BEETS!
Beets are jam packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, some of which have medicinal properties. At my dinner table, pickled beets was regular encounter. The only difference is the added sugar and fresh beets have double the phosphorus, potassium and folate
The best part of beets is that they are delicious and easy to add to your meals. They are low calorie, yet high in vitamins and minerals. In fact, they contain a bit of almost all the vitamins and minerals that you need.
Whether it be for a sport event, a night out or just a night of netflix and chill, chicken wings are a popular food choice. They are an ultimate deep fried go-to junk food. If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle for wellness or for weightloss, you have to put chicken wings on the naughty list. However, it doesn't have to be this way!
Chicken wings can wreak havoc on the waistline, especially if its is a weekly tradition. I remember going to an all-you-can-eat Wings Wednesday years ago and going to town! If you steer clear of the skin, breading and deep frying, this is a great meal or snack! The other factor you want to consider are the ingredients they are using to create the wings. You should avoid oils such as Canola, corn and other industrial oils like the plague! They are extremely processed and high in trans fat which are related to worse memory function and increased risk of early mortality.
Who doesn't love TACO TIME? Well if you are anything like me and suffer from gut health issues or follow a ketogenic lifestyle, you can't eat them! TRAGEDY!
These tacos are gluten free, organic, plant based, paleo and low carb! I found amazing tortilla wraps which are full of simple organic ingredients for people who suffer from celiac/gluten sensitivies, food senstivities, or are following a low carb lifestyle! I believe that food is medicine and illness begins with nutritional deficiencies. In order to support wellness and fight disease we need clean food from a clean environment.
If you live near a Whole Foods you can find 'Live Organic Tumeric wraps' but I love ordering online since it's difficult to find these items in stores. I'm made a list of available wraps which are super healthy! Just click the name and it will take you to amazon where you can get them delivered!
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Amanda's Avocado Brownies
Avocado Brownies...say what? Doesn't sound appealing does it? Well these brownies are amazing and the best part is that they are gluten, nut, grain and dairy free, keto friendly and no sugar added!
Avocado Brownies...say what? Doesn't sound appealing does it? Well these brownies are amazing and the best part is that they are gluten, grain and dairy free, keto friendly and no sugar added! I use the ultimate sugar replacement Swerve which is also low carb!
Buttery, pan fried and bacon...OH MY! 🥓🥓🥓This is a must try recipe that the whole family will love. The best part is its gut health friendly, gluten free and low carb for my fellow keto enthusiasts!
It only takes 20 to 30 minutes to make and serves 4.
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When I think of family I also think of the food that feels like home. At all of my family holiday dinners we make Traditional Newfie Dressing. Since I couldn't eat it at Christmas due to my SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth) and Histamine Intolerance I thought...there must be a way I can recreate my favourite Newfie holiday dish!
This is gluten free, grain free, low carb and sugar free.