Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Beef and Veggie Meatballs

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This yummy vegetable bowl is loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
It covers a plethora of different flavor profiles, and it’s beautiful!
Eating is an experience.
Make it a great one!
It teaches you to appreciate your food, slow down, and be grateful.
Don’t forget to chew your food well.
This plate is high in protein, fiber, healthy fats, and all of the important micronutrients your body needs to stay healthy and strong and keep your metabolism running on high.


Ingredients for meatballs:
1 pound ground beef
2 handfuls of spinach
1 large carrot, chopped
2 stalks scallion, chopped
3 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp black pepper

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Fall Squash Salad with Roasted Vegetables

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Tis’ the season to serve others and share your love of food!
I am so passionate about how whole foods heal and nourish the body. Serving others and yourself food that are rich in nutrients shows a special type of love and caring. It is a little bit more of an effort to prep and cook healthy whole foods, but it is completely worth it.
People are starting to become more aware about the health benefits of eating a diet rich of whole un-processed foods. The rise in the obesity epidemic along with diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, cancers, and more is astounding. Mental illness is shown to be related to an unhealthy gut, stemming from poor eating habits and high stress. It is time we pay a little more attention and give a little extra love and time to take better care of ourselves and others.

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Cod over Avocado Cream with a Side of Fresh Vegetables

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This meal is paired perfectly. Creating a well-balanced plate is important to make sure you are getting all of the essential nutrients your body needs to sustain healthy living. This plate has lean protein, vegetables (fiber!), and healthy fats. I always teach my clients to make more than half of their plate vegetables. Pairing meals this way allows you to feel fuller for a longer amount of time by increasing satiety, keeps the digestive system and gut healthy, keeps your metabolism going, feeds your muscles to keep them strong and in fat-burning mode, and stabilizes your blood sugar. The more stable your blood sugar, the less sugar cravings, crashes, and inflammation you will experience.

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Kristen’s Blueberry Pie

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I absolutely love healthy treats when using superfood ingredients.
Food is meant to nourish and heal the body. Choosing foods that are high in nutritional value gives you more bang for your buck.
I love trying out new recipes. It allows me to be creative and come up with new ideas.
Kristen baked this wonderful blueberry pie. It is high in antioxidants and offers a ton of health benefits as it is high in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber.
The nutrients in blueberries help to fight against the aging process, protect against cancer, boosts brain health, keeps the heart healthy, keeps the skin clear and glowing, supports healthy digestion, and supports and aids in healthy weight maintenance and weight loss.
She baked this blueberry pie for her father’s birthday and it was a complete hit!
Try it out. Enjoy!
This pie is Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan.

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Coconut Almond Chia Waffles

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Why not make it super fun and enjoyable, while nourishing your body!!?
Not going to lie, I had this for dinner. I can truly eat breakfast any time of day.
Breakfast foods are warming to my heart and offer comfort to my soul.
Try these amazingly delicious superfoods waffles!
Honestly, the best I have EVER made.
These waffles are Grain Free and Gluten-Free.
This recipe makes 4 waffles from a traditional waffle-maker.

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Coconut Chia Banana Pancakes

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About last night….
I prepared these coconut chia banana pancakes…
totally on a whim, made up my own recipe, and it came out amazingly perfect.
My best recipes are the ones unplanned!
I just picture in my mind what I want the final outcome to taste and look like, and just go for it.
Unfortunately this dish was messy, but whatever! It all goes down the same gullet.
This dish is Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, and Vegan.
Ingredients:
4 large eggs
1/4 cup cassava flour
1 large banana
3 Tbsp chia seeds
4 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder

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Coconut Blueberry Cacao Energy “Scones”

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I made these really delicious Coconut Blueberry Cacao Energy Scones.
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, and Vegan
I did this all by free-hand, out on a whim.
I make my best stuff this way!
I literally threw a whole bunch of nutritionally dense ingredients together hoping it would come out to what I pictured and thought it would.
Voila!
Super low sugar!
Rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Super easy to make and lasts a long time!!
Very satiating and I only had good reviews!
I hope you enjoy it too!
I topped mine with some fresh ground almond butter and shredded coconut.

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Kristen’s Carrot Cake Loaf

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Baked and brought this beauty home for Easter!
This is a carrot cake loaf. It is so delicious.
Full of wonderful and tasteful superfoods such as walnuts, coconut, and of course carrots!
This was my first time trying out cassava flour and luckily, it was an awesome experience and treat!
It is made from 100% yuca root.
This bread is Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan.
Please enjoy!
xo Kristen

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Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

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Wasting food is a pet peeve of mine.
I grew up in a very humble household, where we were taught to appreciate food and eat everything that was on our plate.
We weren’t aloud to leave the table until we did. I had so many zucchini’s that I needed to do something with them!
I decided to bake a GF/GF, Dairy-Free, Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Loaf.
This bread is nut-free, too! Just skip the nut topping.
Truthfully, this is one of my favorite breads I have ever baked. It is not too sweet, and it has just enough chocolate to make you smile.
I topped my slice with a scoop of coconut yogurt, a drizzle of cinnamon maca almond butter, a sprinkle of organic unsweetened shredded coconut, organic raw cacao nibs, and a few organic raspberries.
I hope you enjoy!

Food brings the family together.
Luckily, I love to bake!
It warms the hearts of everyone around me, including my own.
There is something special about the love put into the prepping and cooking process.
I want to make sure the people I am serving enjoy it, and can feel my love through my cooking.


Here is the recipe:
2 and 1/2 cups almond flour
1 and 1/2  cups grated zucchini
2 cups organic raw cacao powder
4 Tbsp coconut oil
4 eggs
1/2 cups honey (if vegan, use maple syrup)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt

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Kristen’s Superfood Pumpkin Bread

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Fall flavors are the most fun flavors! Fall is such a fun and cozy time of year. A great time for baking and exploring new recipes. This pumpkin spice bread has superfood ingredients to nourish your body and keep it strong and healthy. What’s better than a super healthy and fun treat? Don’t let the greens in this bread scare you! Know that it is full of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to feed your cells that support and sustain healthy living.
This pumpkin spice bread is:
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free, and Paleo friendly!

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