Real Food

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Snowballs (a.k.a. No-Bake Coconut Macaroons)

These Chocolate-Covered Snowballs are as healthy as they are simple to make and delicious! Perfect for bringing to parties or enjoying at home by the fire with a mug of cocoa. I’m still not quite used to these 60º winter days. Since moving to San Jose from Philadelphia a couple years back, “winter” just doesn’t quite feel the same. And…

Healthy Holidays Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy While Enjoying the Season

The holidays may be merry and bright… but definitely come with some added stress and lots of unhealthy indulgences. This Healthy Holidays Survival Guide has everything you need to maintain your health while enjoying the best of this special season! The holiday season is filled with fun parties, family, friends, traditions, and… lots of sugar, alcohol, and stress too! In…

Festive Herbed Cranberry & Pear Agua Fresca (perfect for holiday gatherings!)

This Herbed Cranberry & Pear Agua Fresca is delicious and festive yet healthy and refreshing drink to serve up this holiday season as a mocktail or spiked with some vodka. Cheers! Drop the eggnog. This agua fresca is perfect for your next holiday gathering. It’s refreshing and healthy yet bursting with festive flavors that scream “It’s the holiday season!” ♬♪ So…

Happy Gut Bean-Free Chili With Bone Broth (Paleo & Low-Carb)

This Happy Gut Bean-Free Chili With Bone Broth is as yummy as it is nourishing to the digestive system. Not only is it free from difficult-to-digest beans and includes flavorful bone broth, but it’s also so simple to make! Note: this post is sponsored by Pacific Foods though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Pacific Foods products…

Simple & Spiced Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes are as quick and easy to whip up as they are delicious! I’m not going to even try and play it cool and pretend I’m not all about pumpkin spice season. Oh yes, it’s a whole season, haven’t you heard? Formerly known as “fall” or “autumn.” I mean, I practically sprinkle pumpkin spice in…

So What’s The Deal With Collagen? What Is It & Is It Worth The Hype?

There’s been A LOT of talk about collagen in recent years, with new collagen-containing products popping up left and right. So you may be wondering: what is collagen and are the health benefits worth all the hype? (Spoiler: yes!) You may have noticed that collagen products are just about everywhere these days. And its collagen content is one of the biggest reasons why bone…

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Not only is this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding recipe filled with delicious fall flavor, it’s also loaded with antioxidants and fiber, and is gluten- and dairy-free. Go ahead and indulge! I did something good. Something really really good. So good it caught me by surprise. Like when a dog toots and scares itself because it’s not quite sure where it…

How To Grow Your Own Kombucha SCOBY in 10 Steps

Want to brew your own kombucha at home? Well you’re going to need a SCOBY to get started! But don’t worry… it’s simple. Learn how to grow your own kombucha SCOBY in just 10 steps. Behind every great batch of kombucha, there’s a great SCOBY. One very healthy “Mother.” A symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Yep, basically just a…

MAJOR Metabolism Boosting Matcha Latte (this recipe means business!)

Not only does this metabolism boosting matcha latte provide you with a burst of energy and mega dose of antioxidants, it revs up your metabolism and keeps blood sugar levels steady! Looking to give your metabolism a little kick in the boo-tay? Or your bod a mega dose of free-radical-fighting, anti-aging antioxidants? And to stabilize blood sugar levels for all…

6 Essentials for Making Healthy, Delicious Meals in a Pinch

Need to get dinner on the table ASAP after a long day at work? Making quick, healthy, delicious meals is easy when you have these 6 essentials on hand! This post is sponsored by Taylor Farms but all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I am SO excited to be working with this amazing company — their salad and…

Camu Camu: All About this Vitamin C Packed Berry + 2 Must-Try Recipes

Have you met the newest superfood in town, camu camu? Learn all about this vitamin C packed berry + 2 must-try recipes to help you get more camu camu in your life. Note: this blog post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Body Unburdened…

The 4 Keys to a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The bacteria living in the GI tract or “gut microbiome” are so critically important to a healthy body and mind. And it doesn’t take much to maintain a healthy gut microbiome — start with these 4 simple steps! This post is sponsored by Kyo-Dophilus though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies that I wholeheartedly believe…