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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Wild-Caught 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.
This meal is Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Nut-Free.

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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 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.
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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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Paleo 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.

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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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Kale, Carrot, and Banana Tigernut Muffins

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Kristen and I had so much fun baking these muffins together! We wanted to bake a muffin that was both nutritious and delicious at the same time. We thought to add some greens, just enough to nourish the body with vitamins and minerals as well as add fiber, and added banana to give it a sweet touch. It came out perfectly! Just as we imagined, but with a little more fun! Our muffins and recipes are always made with love.
These muffins are dairy free, gluten free, and nut-free.

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Apple Cinnamon Tigernut Muffins

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A tasty and healthy fall treat!
I used Organic Gemini Tigernut Flour, which is high in fiber to support a healthy gut, rich in vitamins C and E, full of antioxidants, are anti-bacterial, a pre-biotic, supports healthy blood sugar, reduces cholesterol levels, and can improve erectile dysfunction. These special muffins are Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free.
Did you know tigernuts are full of prebiotic, great for supporting a healthy gut?!
The apples I chose to use, which happen to be my favorite, are organic gala apples.
You can of course use your favorite choice of apples for this recipe!
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