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Instant Grain Free “Oatmeal” (Paleo)

Instant Grain Free “Oatmeal” (Paleo)

Who has removed grains from their diet and is totally missing their oatmeal? My family! Believe it or not, my kids missed it more than many of the other things we stopped eating when we changed to a grain-free diet. I was never a big fan of oatmeal, but I love this remade version! To me, this is a bowl of warmth and comfort. Bonus, this bulk recipe is ready to heat and serve. Quick and simple! Try it and let me know what you think. Why did we go grain-free? At the time we all had different issues, but bottom line, we were on a quest to improve our gut health and...

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Achieve Healthy Longevity: 7 Tips

Achieve Healthy Longevity: 7 Tips

Healthy Longevity doesn’t mean living to a ripe old age only to spend it unable to care for yourself, being a burden to your family, living in a nursing home or lonely. It means living to that ripe old age as healthy and productive as possible so you can spend time with your grandkids, golf, travel or continue with your adventurous life. “I don’t want to get old and decrepit!” Have you ever said or heard this? Or there’s this quote by Hunter S. Thompson; “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and...

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My Family Will Never Go For That!

My Family Will Never Go For That!

Yes, yes, they will! You know you need to make changes to your family’s diet, but you also worry that they’ll never go along willingly. That’s OK, I got you. I’ll share with you my 6 top tips for not only getting them to go along willingly but to also ensure that they love the changes. I caution you not to tell them what you’re doing. That is an important tip to remember. Kids, and sometimes even spouses, will automatically rebel if they think you are trying to make them eat healthier. For some crazy reason, eating healthy has a bad rap. Falsely so, in my...

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Homemade Superfood Chocolate

Homemade Superfood Chocolate

You and your family will forever prefer this over commercial store-bought chocolate. You are in for a treat with this recipe. It contains 4 great superfoods; cacao powder, organic coconut oil, pure maple syrup, and sea salt, plus pure vanilla extract and organic coconut sugar. Wholesome goodness with real, clean ingredients! Cacao beans have been prized for their medicinal properties for centuries. They are full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients. They are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, good for the heart and brain, and make you happy. Take...

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Vitamin D – Is Your Family’s Level Optimized?

Vitamin D – Is Your Family’s Level Optimized?

Are you vitamin D deficient? It’s quite possible. According to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) database, at least 40% of Americans are deficient. Potential signs of deficiency; Tired or sick often Anxiety or depression Muscle, bone, or back pain Osteoporosis or frequent bone fractures Muscle weakness Loss of cognition Asthma Here’s a shocking statistic for you; according to Free the Kids – Dirt is Good, prison inmates spend more time outdoors than the average kid. Holy cow! Think this might be adding to our problem? Let’s look at causes...

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Pressure Cooker Chicken with Bacon (Crockpot instructions included)

Pressure Cooker Chicken with Bacon (Crockpot instructions included)

Prep Time 5 mins|Cook Time 40 mins|Total Time 45 mins Servings: 6 Author: Coach Nanette Ingredients 5 Each Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, or 10 thighs, or combo 1 Package bacon no added sugar, nitrates, or nitrites 3 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning 1-2 Tsp sea salt Instructions Put the chicken in the Pressure Cooker. Lay bacon strips on top. Add seasonings. Cook on chicken/meat setting for 40 minutes. Release steam. Shred and return to pot. Roasted vegetables or salads go well with this. Make extra, it's great leftover with guacamole in a lettuce or coconut wrap....

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Paleo Chicken Fried Steak with Cauliflower Mash and Brown Gravy (with Keto & Dairy-free options)

Paleo Chicken Fried Steak with Cauliflower Mash and Brown Gravy (with Keto & Dairy-free options)

The ultimate comfort food for a Southern girl is a Chicken Fried Steak, at least for me, I love them. But what if you eat Primal, Paleo or Keto and don’t eat grains? That was me, that was my dilemma, and I missed them terribly. Once I got more comfortable with using Paleo-approved ingredients, the chicken fried steak testing began. Some turned out good, some not so good, but I got closer every time. My mom shared the pickled jalapeno juice trick with me. This secret ingredient is the bomb and was the game-changer for this recipe. It doesn’t make it spicy at all,...

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Is Intermittent Fasting for You?

Is Intermittent Fasting for You?

If you could improve your health, reduce inflammation, reduce body fat, increase energy, improve athletic performance, promote caloric efficiency (require less food), enhance cellular repair, slow down aging, increase human growth hormone, lower blood sugar levels, and improve mental clarity by Intermittent Fasting (IF), would you? Fasting can range from hours to days, weeks, or even months. Intermittent Fasting typically refers to hours. Humans have been fasting for thousands of years, and most religions have a deep history of fasting. Intermittent Fasting,...

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Cars and Planes and Hotels, Oh My!

Cars and Planes and Hotels, Oh My!

The holiday season is right around the corner and many families will be hitting the road. Traveling can be but doesn’t have to be hard on your health. I’ve got you covered with these tips to help navigate healthy eating while traveling. Keep in mind that vacations are to be enjoyed, don’t feel compelled to be too stringent about what you eat. Some of my best memories include experimenting with regional offerings and enjoying new foods. No shame, no guilt. Just don’t let your vacation be an excuse to completely derail from your healthy lifestyle choices. Having a...

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Make Thanksgiving Delicious AND Nutritious!

Make Thanksgiving Delicious AND Nutritious!

Many times, when I engage in discussions about holidays and healthy eating, people throw their hands up in defense of traditions and the belief that holidays aren’t meant to be healthy. Not true my friends, not true. It’s quite simple to make your Thanksgiving meal delicious and nutritious. Choosing a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be situational. Let’s start with the bird. Buy the healthiest turkey you can comfortably afford. With local, pasture-raised being the healthiest and conventional (CAFO) being the least, with many options in between. To limit...

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Fermented Cranberry Sauce

Fermented Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries are a delicious superfood with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. The fermentation process provides beneficial probiotics with lots of good bacteria. It's good for the digestion and boosts immunity. I love this and always make extra so that I can eat it for months. It's great on yogurt, turkey wraps or just by itself. Kids love it too, so delicious! Course: Side Dish Cuisine: American Author: Nanette Equipment Food Processor Ingredients 3 Cups Cranberries (high pesticide risk, buy organic) 1/2 Cup Toasted Pecans or walnuts 1/2 Cup Whey   (recipe...

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Minimize Halloween Sugar Meltdowns: 3 Tips

Minimize Halloween Sugar Meltdowns: 3 Tips

Need help managing your kids’ sugar intake and navigating the upcoming Holidays? It’s easy to justify allowing our kids to consume excess sugar, you know, “it’s Halloween” (or any other holiday, birthday…). “it’s a childhood rite of passage”. “they deserve a treat”. “kids’ bodies can handle sugar”. “I ate lots of sugar when I was a kid”. Does any of this sound familiar? Trust me I’m not judging, those were my words. However, once I understood the real damage my kids’ little bodies were experiencing, I could no longer justify it. I encourage you to consider the...

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