There is a lot of confusion around carbohydrates, or carbs for short. Low carb diets, such as the Keto diet are all the rage, but some people are not getting good results with it. What’s up with that? I think one of the reasons is that they are missing a crucial point when it comes to carbs.Read More
When I work with people who have prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, the first thing I tell them to do is to cut out simple carbs. These highly processed carbs do not provide a lot of nutrient content and fiber and will therefore spike your blood sugar levels in the shortest time, only to have them crashing again a short while later. But I understand your love for pasta. So here is your veggie alternative - spaghetti squash.Read More
If you are vegan or vegetarian, but love Mexican food, you might have missed out on the goodness of chili. Well, not anymore. I present to you a vegan chili that is absolutely delicious and easy to make. Check it out.Read More
People often ask me whether I eat keto. The answer is, sometimes. I don’t adhere to one strict way of eating. It hasn’t worked for me. So some of my meals are keto, some are paleo, some are pegan, some are vegan, and some are vegetarian. What they all have in common is the large amount of vegetables. This is paramount and a non-negotiable for everyone, if you ask me.
So today, I have a vegan burrito bowl on the blog. It is absolutely delicious!!! And you won’t even know there is no meat inside this dish. But you could easily make this with meat if you prefer. Just do you, and always listen to your body.Read More
I know, I know. It is currently 90 degrees outside and I am writing a blog post about hot soup. Crazy! BUT: this is my favorite soup at the moment, and I just wanted some [shoulder shrug]. So, it is bubbling along in my slow cooker right now and I will enjoy it for dinner.Read More
This is one of my favorite recipes which I make all the time even in the summer. It tastes delicious, because of the spices, but it’s also just so easy to make, which always helps when I am extra-busy. So if you are busy but want to put a nutritious and delicious meal on the table, check this out.Read More
When you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, a great first step to take is to eliminate all or most simple carbs. As a coach, I find that there is a lot of confusion about what carbs are, and the great variety among them. So let’s dig in real quick before we get to this delicious recipe.Read More
Every once in a while, we all need something sweet, and these muffins definitely fit the bill. Yes, they contain some sugar, but it is balanced out by some healthy fats coming in the form of coconut oil and coconut milk and contain a good amount of fiber from the rolled oats and bananas.Read More
Y’all, this is my new favorite smoothie/juice. It is so refreshing, light, and simple - I love it!!! The crazy thing is, it doesn’t contain any fruit. So if you are prediabetic, have high blood sugar levels or insulin resistance, this smoothie is a great option for you.Read More
I have to admit I love Mexican food!!! Unfortunately, good Mexican food is hard to come by in Mississippi. I just have to be honest, y’all. Once a month, I try to get my taco fix at Food Truck Friday in Jackson, because those are the best tacos in the state in my opinion.
But I also cook plenty of dishes at home that are inspired by Mexican cuisine. I recently made this vegan taco filling. If you’re a true fan of Mexican food, you might be rolling your eyes right now, but I encourage you to give these a try. You won’t even know there is no meat in your taco.Read More
What image comes to mind when you think of a salad? For many people that is iceberg lettuce with some watery tomatoes and a few cucumbers thrown in. Not a very appetizing image, is it? And this kind of salad is not satisfying or nutritious at all. No wonder, many people scrunch their nose when they hear the word salad. But let me tell you, those are the salads of the past. I want you to expand your definition of a salad and try something new.Read More
It’s hot right now in Mississippi. It’s July, so what else do you expect?! Intense heat makes me tired. Do you feel the same way? If yes, I have the perfect pick-me-up for you. Easy-peasy as always and with a little caffeine kick to get you through the rest of the day.Read More
If I haven’t said it often enough yet, I love simple meals. I often don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen, so it has to be easy and quick. This One Pan Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus recipe is exactly that, plus amazingly delicious. Give it a try - I think it’s perfect for the summer.Read More
As I mentioned before, bowl recipes are one of my favorites, because you throw everything together into a bowl and serve it. There is something comforting about it - just me, my bowl and a fork. LOL.
I am a big fan of this one, because I used to love egg rolls but haven’t been able to enjoy them because of my gluten sensitivity. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Yup, that’s right. I make shredded chicken every week. It’s so easy to make and so versatile. I can pair it with some veggies, I can throw it in a buddha bowl, or it can go on top of a salad.
Here are 2 ways to prepare it - on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. I am partial to the slow cooker version, because I can just walk away and it works with frozen chicken, too.
Do you miss dessert sometimes? When you are working on reversing a disease like prediabetes, it can be tough when you have a craving for something sweet. These Chocolate Coconut Fat Bombs will help get through it. Easy to make, and you can just store them in the freezer or fridge. And I promise you: one is enough.Read More
Turkey Burgers have been around for a while now. At first they were an alternative to regular beef for folks who were a little more health conscious. However, today we know that it’s not so much about the beef but rather about the quality of the meat. But don’t give up on turkey burgers quite yet. Here is a fresh, new twist you will love.Read More
Sometimes I get tired of always having eggs for breakfast. I found that Chia Puddings are a great alternative. They are delicious and provide lots of health benefits. This one in particular packs a nutritious punch - Vitamin A, C and D, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and 12 g of protein. It makes a great snack too.Read More
Have you heard of the concept of buddha bowls? Or hippie bowls they’re also sometimes called. They are a beautiful thing. So simple and easy to put together, and the possibilities are endless. These work for lunch and dinner, and maybe even breakfast if a hearty breakfast is your jam. Check it out!Read More
When I found out I had a problem with gluten a few years ago, I went on the hunt for a good gluten-free bread recipe. Well, you probably know that there are a gazillion gluten-free bread recipes on the web. Some were way too complicated, so I didn’t even attempt to make them. Some were total failures (it’s like I made a brick and not a loaf of fluffy bread. LOL). And some have become new go-to recipes, like this one.Read More