Blog Archives

cook lively: vegan, gluten-free, raw-optional recipes for vibrance!

If you know me at all, I am a sucker for a beautiful cookbook. I am especially a sucker for it if is [mainly] full of plants and gluten-free things and not a ton of a sugar and generally good-for-you

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, cookbook review, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

a personal trainer in your pocket: the jillian michaels app [product review]

Personal training is expensive. So are fitness classes and gym memberships. And having someone tell you what to eat all the time (which, if you’ve worked with me before, you’ll know that’s not what I’m about, but that I do

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, cookbook review, expert series, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, musings, recipes

an immune-boosting elixir to beat seasonal allergies from dr. will cole

If you’ve ever dealt with seasonal allergies, you know how annoying they can be. You feel entirely fine except for a scratchy throat, runny nose and irritating chest congestion. You feel strangely half-sick: not quite enough to justify resting for

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, expert series, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, musings, recipes, snacks

toasted quinoa cereal with pistachios + figs.

Who would have thought that pistachios and figs would go so well together? Well, a bunch of people, apparently, but this is news to me (and welcome news at that!).  On the hunt for a new versatile, make-ahead breakfast (veering

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, side dishes, snacks

blueberry almond avocado mousse.

We’re taking a little departure into sweet-land today! (WHAAAT?! I know. I was shocked, too.)  A few weeks back, a friend asked for some recommendations for easy breakfasts; conveniently, this was already on my mind as I am in constant

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

savory sweet potato breakfast bowl.

This recipe is super yummy. Like, extra super yummy because of how easy it is to make. Also, I’m super extra very much digging it these days because of its thematic appropriateness to some recent events. I’ve written before about how

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, lunch, recipes, side dishes, snacks

maple cashew butter with oats + goji berries.

My mission to find awesome, fueling breakfast options continues. One can only eat so many Macrobars, amiright? (Who am I kidding. I would eat Macrobars 5 times a day if I thought I could get away with it nutritionally.)  [Of late,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

blueberry lemon breakfast bowl.

I was sorting out a catering order for an event recently – using a company-approved caterer – and was reminded that was it generally accepted as ‘healthful’ breakfast food is really anything but. The menu of options I had to

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

homemade honey nut granola {with coconut oil}.

A notice: 8 cups of gluten-free oats were unfortunately harmed in the making of this recipe. I extend my most sincere apologies to the families of these oats. It took awhile to figure out the optimal temperature and cook time

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

grown up not-too-fruity fruit salad.

Lately, I’ve been on a mission to create some multifunctional, any-time-of-day meals, particularly options that are easy to pack for work lunches or make for a good second breakfast. (Isn’t second breakfast so essential sometimes?! It’s important that it actually

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, lunch, recipes, side dishes, snacks

cinnamon raisin almond butter bites.

 Another goodie for you today that has been featured on Plate Joy, one heck of a fabulous online meal delivery service!  Simple, nourishing, delicious: kind of everything FTGU is, just with better photos (and more of a guarantee these things

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

pistachio sesame lime energy bites.

If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you’ll know I quit sugar over two years ago. While I didn’t think I was in a bad place with the sweet stuff prior to giving it up, I quickly realized that

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

pineapple kale smoothie bowl with chia seeds.

Exciting news, From the Ground Up crew! I’ve started creating recipes for an awesome online meal delivery service called Plate Joy — and man alive, is it {foodie} joyful! They provide the ability to craft your own custom meal plan,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

vegan gluten-free bircher muesli.

How many times have you skipped breakfast because you just didn’t have enough time to make it happen before dashing out the door?  And how many times has that led you to being famished by 10:00am and seeking out whatever is

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

i quit sugar: dino cookie bites.

A new year calls for new snacks, and this one is a great (simple!) little treat: low in sugar, high in fiber, packed with healthy fats and protein…. and makes a convenient use for leftover cooked quinoa!  These Dino Cookie

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

{nearly} paleo peanut-almond energy bars.

It’s Day 4 of the Healthified Holiday Baking Extravaganza… and while this recipe is great for a table of goodies, it’ll also be great in January when you’re looking for an easy breakfast or midday refuel.  Let me ask: Are

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

no-bake gluten-free apricot granola bars.

photo credit: Plate Joy. Hurray! It’s the start of this week’s Healthified Holiday Recipes Extravaganza! Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing a series of great gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free recipes to makeover your holiday baking plans. Everything is super

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

maple butterscotch squash smoothie.

Squash belongs in all meals. ;) Naturally sweet, energizing carbohydrates, super-nourishing carotenoids (Vitamin A — you can tell from its beautiful orange color). Squash is just awesome.  Sharing just a quick post today on a simple way to use leftover

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

raw carrot avocado ginger soup.

I’ve been noticing lately that similar themes have been popping up in my life, my sessions with clients and my conversations with strangers. Perhaps the universe has plans, or perhaps the energy of the whole world is converging in funny

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dinner, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, side dishes, snacks

carrot pumpkin bites.

Happy Halloween, all! I love any excuse to celebrate, especially when it involves dressing up, and particularly when there are goodies involved. While today’s festivities tend not to be the most conducive to reducing sugar – or dairy – there

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

vegan gluten-free plantain pancakes with protein.

In August, I experimented with a great protein powder to create a homemade energy bar – see that recipe here – and decided to see what else I could amp up with it. Today’s featured yumminess is another simple breakfast-inspired recipe that’s

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, lunch, recipes

almond butter muffins: remixed.

Recently, I reworked the Almond Butter Muffin recipe from the Eat Deliciously, Live Vibrantly eCookbook. In preparation for a week of meal deliveries and the Beauty Food Brunch at the Brooklyn Wellness Sanctuary with wellness maven Maria Marlowe, I decided

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

superpower smoothie bowl.

Confession.  I don’t always feel super satisfied with smoothies. There. I said it. (Is that health coach blasphemy?) And I think I know what my occasional issue with smoothies is.  They’re too fluid. They go down too easily. There’s nothing

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, lunch, recipes, snacks

nourishing nutbars.

I’ve  been experimenting with easy breakfast and workout refuel options in the kitchen this week, testing out some new ideas that will be included in the cookbook… (coming soon, stay tuned!). I’m a fan of anything in bar form –

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

butter crunch coconut granola

Recently, we got rid of all of the boxed cereal in our house. (FINALLY.) Michael Height, sweet adventurous guy that he is, has taken on a commitment to quit sugar (a la I Quit Sugar) for the month of August.

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, recipes, snacks

gluten-free scallion pancakes.

Lately, if you’ve noticed, the carbohydrate content of many of the recipes I’ve shared has been higher than usual. I think this has everything to do with being 7000% more famished than usual, on account of all the training for

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dinner, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, lunch, recipes, side dishes

baked plantain fritters.

For those times when you just need a little treat – but don’t want to dive back into old habits, old foods, foods that make you feel icky, or things that don’t support your new habits – it’s nice to

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in breakfast, dessert, dinner, gluten-free recipes, health coaching info, homepage featured, kid-friendly recipes, lunch, recipes, side dishes, snacks

Sweet Sidebar Graphic

As Seen On Banner 1

Soma Carafe 1freefilter

rewire food brain thumbnail

 

8-Week Program Starter Pack - DIGITAL