High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

  You know those days where you graze like a milking cow all day long?  This was how I formerly ate, and truth be told, it’s how I eat when breastfeeding for the first 18 months.  Not that I’m in the clear at month 27 of breastfeeding, but the need to squelch the appetite for […]

Healthy Hot Cocoa

  Ely, MN in the fall means beautiful leaf colors, crisp water, unlimited starry nights, mud puddles, bonfires, and bundled up sleeping for cool nights.  This fall trip, however, gave us a couple beautiful 70+ degree weather.  So much so that our girls went swimming at Dry Lake/Basswood Falls, our favorite hike of the year. […]

What I keep in my fridge

  After a recent grocery shopping trip I thought to snap a shot of our refrigerator because people often ask what I keep in my fridge.  At first I thought it was a funny question, but I tell you what, when my day is about coaching people on their dietary needs based upon their Nutrition […]

How I keep my children healthy

  Many parents online and in my practice ask how I keep my children healthy.  It’s not a quick answer, it’s not the right answer, and it’s not going to resonate with everyone.  For those of you who have asked, my intention in sharing this is to empower you to follow your heart with  regards […]

Why you would use a protein powder

    Like every nutrition topic out there, the use of protein powders is highly debatable. From ingredient lists to where they are sourced and how the body uses them to whether we need them at all, just google the topic and you’ll get sucked right in. The best way to share why I love […]

What should I feed my kids?

  What should I feed my kids?  This is a question I get asked often, along with this one:  What do YOU feed your kids?  It never occurred to me that I knew what I was doing in the world of food + children until 2007 when a functional medicine doc I worked for asked […]

Why I prefer grain free baking over gluten free baking

  A question we often get with our Nutrition Response Testing clients is that of how to continue baking their family favorite goodies on a gluten free diet.  After 11 years of eating gluten free, here’s what I’ll share about why I prefer grain free baking over gluten free baking: IT’S EASIER! AND MORE NUTRIENT […]

What do I need to eliminate from my diet for my baby?

I see this question all the time on social media, and I’ll preface this by saying I am NOT a medical doctor, and nothing I say is to treat, diagnose, or prescribe.  What do I need to eliminate from my diet for my baby? This question is typically coming from a mama who’s got a […]

The alternative to a Shamrock Shake

To be clear, I didn’t create the recipe I’m about to share.  I owe this one to Standard Process.  Their version of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is amazing. Finding an alternative to this dessert filled with both chemical toxins and allergens is a tank load of burden on the body.  But before I get into […]

High energy snacks for after school sports

  If you or your kids are looking for high energy snacks for after school sports, and you’re relying on finding them at the concession stand or in vending machines, good luck! Ifyou’ve got kids in after school or weekend sports, then perhaps you’re with me when I express my concern for the on-site food choices […]