Integrating simple whole foods into our daily lives can have a powerful impact on our overall health and wellness. Therefore, my recipes primarily use whole foods, are family-friendly, and use ingredients you can get at your local grocery store.
My approach is to never label foods as “good” or “bad”. There is no one perfect diet. To respect the diversity of diets, you will find swaps and options within many of the recipes. In my recipe index, you will find choices to meet the needs of many lifestyles such as gluten-free, plant-based, raw, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and natural sugar-free options for inclusive recipes to respect the diversity of each person’s food story.
You will find simple & delicious recipes organized by category below or you can search recipes by ingredients or diet preferences (i.e. gluten-free) using the search bar for ease.
From my kitchen to yours, Xo Jo
There is something about the smell of ginger cookies baking that just makes my house smell like Christmas. Now I like a good gingersnap cookie as good as the next person but I am a huge fan of the softer ginger cookies that melt in your mouth. My issue with most of them is they are loaded with cups of white sugar, oil and or butter to achieve that texture. I have played around with a few recipes in hopes to master all the components of a good ginger cookie while still keeping it nutritious.
What is summer without a little sand, water, and of course ice cream? Frozen treats on a hot day that cool you down and feed the soul. However, the truth is dairy is not everyone’s friend. There have been many summer lake days that my child would say they felt sick and needed to lay down after enjoying a big ice cream cone at the beach. As a mom, I wanted to find a way for him to enjoy the frozen treats of summer without feeling sick and ruining his day after. Food should energize you and make you feel amazing, not laying in bed sick.
I began to play around with a few recipes in the kitchen. There were many “failed” attempts that my kids would take one bite and say they did not like it (my toughest critiques always!). However, after some trial and error I began to produce frozen desserts without dairy and with minimal to no added sugar that not only made them happy but I too enjoyed them so much more than conventional desserts. I am sharing with you 7 frozen treat recipes I love to make for my family on a hot day. Enjoy!
recently had a client who was allergic to gluten and nuts, plus she was a diabetic and wanted to stay away from any added sugars. When we were creating recipes together, I asked her what was the one food she most missed with her recently diagnosed food restrictions? “Yogurt with Granola,” she said. What I found was that granola was also something terribly missed by mom’s that wanted to send granola and yogurt to school but they could not due to nut-allergies in the school, and then my Keto clients… well they could not find granola to eat due to the gluten and sugars in most of them. So this sent me on a mission!
Some of us are morning people that jump out of bed and are ready to take on whatever the day has in store for us, while others, maybe need a little more motivation to get out of bed. Whichever type of morning person you are a beautiful breakfast can fuel you and also mentally get you ready to take on the day. Beets are not often classified as a superfood but they absolutely should be. Their gorgeous red-violet pigment comes from phytonutrients known as Betacyanins. Betalains are known to have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules. Beets are also heart healthy thanks to being rich in folate and vitamin B’s, which also support cellular metabolism. Beets are a good source of fiber and 1 cup of cooked beets has only 75 calories.
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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