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Coffee-Rubbed Jalapeno Bison Burgers

Burgers? Yes Please. Coffee? Always. Have you ever enjoyed a coffee rubbed burger? If not, you are in for a real treat. When I was in Hawaii, we hit up a burger place that had Kona Coffee rubbed burgers. It was amazing. The type of coffee you select can give the meat a distinctive aromatic taste and add acidity, bold aroma, bitterness, and sweetness to the meat. A dark nutty roast or a sweet espresso powder can completely change the taste of the meat. I like to pair the coffee rub with Bison. I find Buffalo has a lighter flavour, tastes slightly sweet and is deliciously tender. Buffalo meat is naturally lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than traditional beef. Plus, unlike conventionally raised beef, bison are typically grass-fed. Shake things up next time on the grill and try these burger patties. 

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Simple Keto Meal Prep Menu

Many of my nutrition clients come to me and ask for Keto meal plans and programs to align with their goals. At first, my temptation was to decline as the default in my head was when I heard “Keto”, I just heard “Atkins” and longterm “heart disease”. However, one thing I have learned in the field of nutrition is that the “It” diet is always evolving and as a nutrition & wellness lifestyle consultant it is my job to look beyond the trendy diet and search for good ‘food science’ that supports it.

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Healthy 4 Ingredient Tuna Salad Recipe

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best kinda recipes. I had forgotten about Tuna Salad for years as my association with it was this thick salad that had a higher ratio of Mayonaise to Tuna as a kid that I did not like to eat. However, working with some food insecurity groups I rediscovered canned Tuna as an affordable non-perishable protein option and began playing around ways to “healthify it”.

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5 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

My birthday always falls on or around Easter weekend, and in my family, I am responsible for the holiday meals. Throughout my posts, I have talked about the importance of simplifying and finding balance. That it is easy to get carried away on menus you designed from your Pinterest board that leave you spending hours upon hours in the kitchen, I have been there many times.

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5 Fall Thermos-Ready Recipes

As the temperature drops our bodies naturally desire warming foods. Sometimes the idea of “comfort foods” in the field of nutrition implies foods that are heavy, high calories, and low in nutrition density. However, our immune system needs good sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and digestible proteins to sustain us on those cold days or chilly fall hikes.

Here are 5 of my favorite warming recipes that are perfect to heat and fill your thermos with from sweet oatmeal to savory meals.

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Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

You won’t believe how beautiful & flavourful this dish is. With Valentines Day around the corner, this recipe is meant to impress while still being an easy meal to make. A good quality fermented goat cheese, organic fire roasted red peppers, and fresh spinach takes a plain chicken dish from blah to wow in only a few minutes. 

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Hey, I’m Jo! As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Practitioner and Raw Food Chef, I am passionate about creating simple, whole-food recipes that easily fit into your everyday life. I am committed to empowering you to find fulfillment in fueling your body to regain balance, reclaim health and rejoice in the most vibrant body possible.

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