You have heard thousands of times how movement is good for circulation and heart health, but many parents are surprised to hear about the significant impact that movement--specific movements--can have on improving their child's ability to stay calm, focused and to effectively learn. Problems with Fine & Gross Motor Skills Poor coordination, balance, fine motor … Continue reading Using Movement So Your Child Can Better Learn & Behave!
One of my favorite things about summer is that I can steer away from rigid meal planning and play with what's in season in the garden. Below is the recipe for a last minute meal I put together the other day with the harvest from Hoople Creek's CSA basket. This lovely basket of organic, in-season … Continue reading In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl
In a previous post I wrote about the benefits of gently detoxing our body each spring by eating nourishing foods that places less stress on our digestive system and that also supports detoxification. The increase in energy, stable mood, improved sleep and overall feeling of vitality are all indications that a cleanse is working.
Like many parents, I am not a fan of Easter baskets filled with chocolate since all that sugar tends to make them hyper, irritable and sick. Yet, who wants to deprive their child of Easter goodies? I make these up when my daughter is in bed a couple nights before and package them up in … Continue reading Easter Bunny Butter Cups
It requires a minor shift in mindset to imagine eating squash for breakfast, but it is a standard breakfast at our house. I usually bake a squash on Sundays so that it is ready to be re-heated for a quick and easy breakfast during the week. Sweet and grain-based breakfasts became popular in the 1930's … Continue reading Abundant Breakfast Bowl
Restriction is no way to love yourself. In my mind-body eating program, I'm all about substitutions, not restrictions. Eat mindfully and soulfully! Ingredients: 1 cup almond, peanut or sunflower seed butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup raw honey or organic maple syrup 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds … Continue reading Valentine Paleo Chocolate Cluster
Ingredients: 6 eggs at room temperature 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted on low heat 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup almond flour (blanched) 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup dairy free … Continue reading Paleo Holiday Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes
This recipe is an adaptation of Sarah Wilson’s 'Raspberry Ripple' in her I Quit Sugar Cookbook. It is a raw, dairy and gluten-free treat. It is similar to my Coconut Blueberry Bark. It is great for satisfying a craving for dessert while giving you the good fats that are essential for so many functions like … Continue reading Coconut Candy Cherry Ripple Pie
I made this beef chili for my husband's 40th birthday and it was a huge hit. It qualifies as a Paleo meal minus the beer and sugar. Feel free to omit them or substitute. Ingredients: 2 pounds organic ground beef 3 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained … Continue reading Bacon Bit Beef Chili
Serves 12 Cup Cakes: 1 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree 1/2 cup coconut oil 6 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup chocolate nibs or carob chips 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder Icing: 1 package cream … Continue reading Clean Cupcakes