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WARMING PALEO GRANOLA

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WARMING PALEO GRANOLA

The warming flavors of fall fare are infused into this delicious paleo (grain-free) granola. Top with your favorite milk or yogurt and you have yourself a simple and quick breakfast of snack.

So simple to make, and so great to have ready to go!


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Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a powerhouse ingredient that boosts the chromium levels in your blood, an important nutrient that helps with blood sugar regulation and stability.

Ginger: Ginger is known for its medicinal properties including a high level of antioxidants and antimicrobial elements. Research shows that ginger is a highly antimicrobial food.

Nutmeg: Another tasty and warming fall spice that soothes indigestion and increases immune function.

Cozy up with this delicious bowl of goodness!




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CAULI-RICE KITCHARI

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CAULI-RICE KITCHARI

All the warming spices and flavors of a traditional Kitchari (a traditional Ayurvedic recipe that is full of flavor) mingled with a delightful cauliflower rice.

The colors, scents and flavors will have you experiencing some of the highlights of the fall season.

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Kitchari, a plant-based protein porridge, was traditionally used to detoxify the body, nourish and balance the doshas (the energies that define one’s make up), reduce inflammation and heal the digestive system. This therapeutic meal will support you in your health and vitality this season.

Enjoy this warming bowl of goodness…

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ROSEMARY TURKEY MEATBALLS & SQUASH NOODLES

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ROSEMARY TURKEY MEATBALLS & SQUASH NOODLES


This yummy one pot meal is the perfect mid-week pleaser. In less than thirty minutes, you can delight your palate and your people with fall flavors and fare!

Rosemary: A healing herb that is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary is said to also ease stress and uplift your mood.

Squash: Hard shell squash is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and iron. Eat it often for a healthy immune system, strong bones, and to prevent anemia.

 

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Need a vegetarian option? Check out our favorite mushroom ‘meatball’ recipe here.

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WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH CHIMICHURRI

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WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH CHIMICHURRI

Tasty, super simple and so pretty. Feel free to slice your cauliflower into pretty steaks and serve with this delicious and mouth watering Chimichurri

There are simply thousands of reasons to eat more cruciferous vegetables. Cauliflower, and many others in the Brassica family, are known for outstanding health benefits.

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One of my favorites is from a Journal of American Medicine study where it was shown that five servings per week of brassica (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, watercress, cabbage and radish) arrest the growth of breast cancer cells!

Eat your brassica friend!

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MINI FALL FRITATAS

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MINI FALL FRITATAS


Why not make your eggs seasonal too? These delicious fall fritatas are tasty and full of mouth watering fall flavors. The best thing about them? Breakfast gets prepped for days.


I know you have busy mornings like me! One of the easiest ways to ensure my mornings are going to go smoothly (which then transfers into the rest of my day) is with an easy and healthy breakfast.


Feel free to explore the many flavor profiles possible here, but know the leek, tomato, goat cheese and mushroom versions are mouth watering!


These mini fall fritatas are easy to batch prepare, portable, tasty and full of good proteins and fats.



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FUN FACT: Did you know when you buy pasture raised eggs (free range) the eggs are higher in vitamin D because they are exposed to more sunlight. Be sure to source your eggs consciously choosing pasture raised and hormone free.

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{GRAIN FREE} PEAR GINGER CRISP

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{GRAIN FREE} PEAR GINGER CRISP


These two fall flavors are my favorite together. Juicy fall pears with warming spicy ginger. What could be more warming and delicious. There is always room for guilt free comfort food in the Boulder Nutrition Kitchen.

Pears are known in Traditional Chinese Medicine to support strengthening the lungs as the weather changes.

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Ginger is a warming superfood that has immunity boosting properties as well and soothing for the lungs and digestion.

Grain free to keep it gluten free, Paleo and Keto friendly!

I hope you enjoy this yummy fall treat.


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AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD

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AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD

Try this light and zesty favorite.  So much flavor, lightly creamy, a little lemon for a bright zing.  Oh so satisfying.

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When you prepare this, be sure to prepare some extras, as this is such an easy grab-and-go favorite.  Put a dollop on your salad greens, enjoy with some raw veggies, or simply eat it as is!

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B.L.A.T. LETTUCE WRAPS

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B.L.A.T. LETTUCE WRAPS

I grew up eating BLTs with my dad. It was one food that we both loved, especially when we had fresh garden tomatoes to use.


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Lately, I have been playing with this lettuce wrap version (and adding 🥑 avocado). Butter lettuce is my favorite lettuce for a lettuce wrap, and pair it with avocado mayo and it's a little slice of heaven.

Try this yummy lunch when you can!



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{DAIRY FREE} MASSAGED KALE CAESAR

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{DAIRY FREE} MASSAGED KALE CAESAR

{DAIRY FREE} MASSAGED KALE CAESAR

Yes, there are about 1000 ways to enjoy kale (that most people love) and this is one! Massaging the kale is an interesting practice, if you haven’t tried it. You literally get right in there with your kale, and massage it until it naturally wilts and the fibers breakdown. (so much better than raw kale!)

While I make so many versions of massaged kale salad (feel free to try your own), this one is usually a hit - especially amid those who are new to kale.

Massage up a batch and see for yourself.

Kale has one of the highest ORAC values (levels of antioxidants) of any plant you can eat plus this rich leafy green helps reduce inflammation and cleanse your liver!

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 SLOW ROASTED RAINBOW BEET SALAD

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SLOW ROASTED RAINBOW BEET SALAD

 

SLOW ROASTED RAINBOW BEET SALAD

By now, you may have realized that I am a bit obsessed with beets. All sort, all colors of beets. This is a super tasty and pretty warm beet salad that hits the spots and supports your liver all those detoxification phases to help you to feel your best.

The betaine found in beets encourages your liver to rid the body of toxins. 

Make up a batch ahead of time and munch on this tasty side dish or meal (if you add the nuts and seeds for some protein) all week long.

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 LEMON TURMERIC {GRAIN FREE} SNACKING CAKE

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LEMON TURMERIC {GRAIN FREE} SNACKING CAKE

 

LEMON TURMERIC {GRAIN FREE} SNACKING CAKE


I know it is hard to believe we are including CAKE here in this cleansing themed time, but I also want you to know that with healthy and natural ingredients, you can create oodles of guilt-free comfort foods.


We chose lemon because lemon is known to cleanse the liver, and turmeric because of it’s superior anti-inflammatory properties all blending with this delicious and baking friendly coconut flour.


I promise, you won’t be disapointed!!


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LAVENDAR LEMON MATCHA

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LAVENDAR LEMON MATCHA

You may have heard of or even become a fan of the trendy powdered unoxidized green tea known as matcha. Matcha is chock full of antioxidants

This spring enhanced matcha elixir boosts your metabolism, detoxifies your body, and relaxes your mind! 
Sip and savor.

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I hope you enjoy a spring afternoon sipping and savoring this one soon!

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SPRING TURMERIC SPRITZER

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SPRING TURMERIC SPRITZER

SPRING TURMERIC SPRITZER

The beautiful color of this elixir comes from turmeric, the potent Indian spice that reduces inflammation, enhances vitality and cognition and supplies your body with potent antioxidants. 

Spritzer it up with some sparkling water and a few other fun ingredients and voila, you have the perfect spring mocktail.

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Have fun with this one. Enjoy as is (mocktail style) or use as a mixer for your spring festivities…

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BEET COCONUT LATTE

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BEET COCONUT LATTE

BEET COCONUT LATTE

Trust me on this one. Beet and coconut go together like salt and pepper. They make quite a tasty team and color. Known for their health-promoting benefits and astonishing nutrient profile, beets have been revered as a healing, detoxifying and anti-aging food in both Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

Grab yourself some beetroot powder and a can of coconut milk (or milk of choice) and you will see how delightful this spring tonic can be.

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I hope you enjoy the taste (and the color) as much as I do!!

 

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COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

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COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

Personally, I am a huge fan of chia pudding of sorts. I eat it for breakfast multiple times per week. It is easy, quick, tasty and very good for your digestion.

Chia seeds are a great source of plant-based protein and omega-3 fatty acids. AND, when you make chia pudding with full fat pure coconut milk, it is divine.  Add a taste you favorite fruit and voila! A heavenly breakfast jar that is portible, tasty, and power-packed with goodness.

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Enjoy this tasty and simple plant-based breakfast treat!

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SIMPLE FIESTA BREAKFAST BOWL

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SIMPLE FIESTA BREAKFAST BOWL

We all know breakfast can happen under a time constrained part of the day. If you have your beans prepped ahead of time (hello instant pot), this breakfast (and versions of it) can be ready in minutes. 

Not only that you get your healthy dose of protein and good fat to start of your day. Add your favorite salsa or fresh veggies for a little extra flare.


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CACAO DANDELION MOCHA LATTE

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CACAO DANDELION MOCHA LATTE

CACAO DANDELION MOCHA LATTE


I am a huge fan of dandelion root coffee.  It is tasty, alkalizing and incredibly detoxifying to the body. Add in a little raw cacao powder and some of your favorite creamy beverage (dairy free options welcome) and you've got yourself a tasty treat to boost your mood, energy, and pleasure!


Be sure you give this one a try. It’s an easy, tasty and incredibly potent boost to your energy, vitality, mood and creativity.



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I like to drink raw cacao when I am writing, needing to be creative, or wanting to enhance my day! Sip, savor and enjoy.




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WARM ROOT SALAD

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WARM ROOT SALAD

WARM ROOT SALAD

Who said salads have to be raw?  Try this wonderful wintery version of a salad that eases the digestive burden on your system, includes some more seasonal winter veggies and is chock full of phytonutrients to boot!

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Our bodies digest foods at approximately 100 degrees. Foods that are ingested at a cooler temperature (frozen or raw) add a digestive burden to your already taxed system.  

To relieve your digestion and create a healing and soothing environment for your digestive repair eat primarily cooked or warm foods.




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