Tag: Nutrition

5 Guilt-Free Bedtime Snacks

We have all been there. There are still a couple of hours until bedtime, dinner is most definitely over, and yet… you are hungry. Not starving or anything, but just peckish enough that you would not be able to sleep, and if you tried you know you’d be heading downstairs in the wee small hours to help yourself to whatever sinful treats can be found… A lot of the most common go-to snacks such as chocolate, ice cream, and cereal contain high levels of caffeine which will keep you awake. So instead head off that path immediately by deliberately choosing to have a small but satisfying snack that will pinch off any cravings without breaking your diet. Pop your pajamas on and see which of these guilt-free snacks is the one for you:

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Instapot No-Boil Healthy Probiotic Yogurt

So I finally caved and bought an Instapot. Now my hesitation has been the high pressure and high heat we know from food science destroys delicate minerals, enzymes, and vitamins. So I was really hesitant to purchase one since I felt my slow-cooker was able to produce the same convenience but gave me control over the slower temperatures to keep my nutritional value higher. However, more and more nutritional clients kept asking me for Instapot recipes, so I figured I better break down and buy one to meet the needs of my clients and learn more about it.

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Simple & Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Put down the $6.00 store-bought sugary pumpkin spiced latte and walk-away! LOL. I find that you have to be very careful if you say anything negative towards this cult classic in the month of October, but the more I examine what is actually in it the less I want to drink it. BUT, I enjoy the taste of a pumpkin latte and want the health benefits of pumpkin.

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Healthy Costco Shopping List

One thing I have learned is that the majority of my clients love shopping at Costco! They can get lots of food for a discounted price. Costco has also done a much better job in the past few years in getting better quality foods, they have a more whole foods diverse section, and have a huge organic selection. Whether you are a Costco veteran or are thinking about joining, here is a grocery list that can help you as you navigate the large warehouse:

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2-Ingredient Probiotic Coconut Milk Kefir

The popularity of fermented foods is quickly increasing, however using fermented foods to support your immunity and digestion is far from a new trend. Fermenting our food have been used as a way to preserve it for centuries. During this process, beneficial bacteria formed and supported keep our gut-flora well balanced and our immunity supported. However, as technology advanced and we refrigerated our foods the historical process of fermenting our foods left most kitchens. and used but is a way of returning to tradition. By combining Coconut Milk and Milk Kefir grains we turn two simple ingredients into a healthy feast for the very bacteria in our gut that keeps us healthy.

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Probiotic Coconut Yogurt Acai Breakfast Jars

Do you feel like you never have time for breakfast? You are busy rushing around and getting ready for the day that your only chance for breakfast is hitting a drive-thru for a sugary latte and pastry? If so, you are not alone! 51 Million people in North America skip breakfast and those that do eat breakfast, research shows they typically consume our entire days worth of sugar unkowingly in prepackage breakfast foods. 

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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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