Homemade Almond Butter (Paleo, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

Nut butters are by far my favorite healthy fat! As I was searching for a good homemade Almond Butter recipe for the first time it was difficult to find one that did not call for inflammatory, omega 6-filled oils and that didn’t end up dry! I tried my own recipe today and think it worked for me…

Should You Go Paleo?

What is a paleo diet? I bet you’ve heard somebody, somewhere mention the “paleo” diet. This diet is based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food. Why would it be bad for…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are my husbands absolute favorite. One night, in our first apartment as a married couple, I decided to make these delicious cookies. My husband and I we were also watching a show like the Biggest Loser. (I don’t know why I turned it on) I made the cookies. He started eating them –…

Inflammation: What is it and is it affecting YOU?

Inflammation. You hear about it everywhere, but do you really know what it is? Inflammation is a vital part of our body’s defense system. Without it, we could die from wounds and infections. However, inflammation can also be debilitating on our bodies and can play a role in some chronic diseases. Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation…

Fool Proof Banana Bread Muffins

These are really moist and have a depth to them because of the spices! Be sure to add a protein source (eggs, breakfast meat, etc.) if having these muffins for a meal/breakfast! The muffins would be your fat and carbohydrate source 🙂 Servings: 9 muffins Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut flour 1-2 tsp stevia extract 1 tsp…

Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Fuel Sources By:  Hannah Snyder, Student Dietitian at UND Intro When you consume a meal or a snack, the food you eat is digested in the body and nutrients are absorbed. This provides the body with energy to perform its necessary functions as food is transformed into calories. To maximize athletic performances, it…

5 Foods You Can Still Eat

Rather than looking at foods as “good” or “bad”, think about how food will affect your body. Think about the source. Just because it’s pizza, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. Just because it’s a gluten free, no sugar added, chocolate chip cookie, does not make it good! You need to look deeper at the source….

How Can YOU Eat Well to Meet YOUR Goals?

The Basics: The most important thing about your diet should be that you are eating REAL FOOD. This is what it all comes down to. You should know the ingredients in the food. The easiest way to do this is to buy fresh food and combine a protein, fat and carb every time you eat….

No Fail Bread

I LOVE this bread. It is crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and has a great macronutrient range! It has a great range of protein, fat and carbs. One slice (based off of 18 servings) contains about 122 kcal, 9 g fat, 7 g carbs with 5 g dietary fiber and 5 g of protein….

Foolproof, Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Servings: 1, 12 inch pizza crusts (4-6 people) Ingredients// 1 tsp sugar 1 package yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp if using the yeast in a jar) 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water 1 tsp sea salt 1 T olive oil + extra for brushing crust 2 1/2 cups 100% Hard whole wheat stone ground flour +…

Whole Food Pizza Crust

I love making pizza every Friday night with my husband. We enjoy our homemade pizza with a nice salad and glass of wine! It’s the perfect way to unwind from the week. This is a great opportunity to catch up about details from the week and spend quality time together. Plus, it’s cheaper than ordering…

Almond Flour Banana Bread

This was delicious. Thick and moist – the best banana bread I’ve ever made! Made this one at my in-laws on a snowy and cold day in April! 😦 North Dakota weather is very unpredictable. Adapted from: http://livesimply.me/2013/06/01/almond-flour-banana-bread/ Almond Flour Banana Bread Ingredients 2 1/2 cups almond flour 1 T ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp…

Chicken Enchiladas (with homemade tortillas!)

Enchiladas are one of my husband’s favorite foods. His mom makes great ones with cream cheese, green chiles and green enchilada sauce. Oh and plenty of cheese – they are delicious! I made these differently than my normal recipe and they turned out great. Servings: 4-5 people (~8-9 enchiladas) Time: 1 -1 1/2 hours (tedious…