Real Food Recipes

Superfood Cocoa-Shroom Macaroons

This recipe was developed in partnership with iHerb. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Body Unburdened and make the work I do possible! I’ve got a surprise for you… Take a bite of one of these scrumptious-looking chocolatey macaroons. They’re as delicious as they look, right!? Now what if I told you they were made with just a…

Lower-Carb Banana Bread made with Coconut Flour

I really don’t know what came over me, but… I’ve made five different banana breads over the past two weeks. Yes, five. Thank goodness I had my husband to help me eat them all! And no, no I’m not sick of banana bread yet. *Especially* since after troubleshooting and troubleshooting (and troubleshooting some more), I’ve finally perfected my lower-carb banana…

My Super Simple Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

This chicken bone broth recipe isn’t just delicious and loaded with minerals and gut-loving gelatin — it’s also incredibly simple to make! When I first learned about bone broth, I… 1) Knew I wanted this mineral-rich, gut-loving, skin-supporting, immune-boosting goodness in my life, but… 2) Was WAY too intimidated to give it a try. There was all this talk about the…

Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie brings all flavor without the unhealthy blood sugar spike and crash that accompanies a slice of pie. Go on and indulge! Warm pumpkin pie fresh out of the oven with a big ol’ dollop of ice cream on top… Mmmm! Now drop it in a blender and sprinkle some healthifying fairy dust on it and BAM…

6 Underlying Root Causes of Cravings

Most of us experience cravings. (An estimated 98% of women and 68% of men, actually.) And shortly after… feelings of guilt or shame for giving into them. Now I want to be clear that I’m not talking about regular ol’ hunger here — of course, when we’re truly hungry, we’re going to crave food and we certainly SHOULD eat! I’m…

6 Tips to Keep Your Gut in Tip-Top Shape

This post is sponsored by iHerb, but all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Body Unburdened and make the work I do possible! It’s all in the gut. Everywhere I look, it seems like more and more science is pointing to the importance of gut health in just about all…

Digestion 101: From Your Tongue To Your Tushie

I spent the majority of my life suffering from digestive issues. … issues that I thought were totally normal. No, really: I literally thought that everyone was walking around politely holding in their gas even though it sent shooting pains through their stomach, that everyone went days and days without going #2, that everyone would suddenly break out into sweats…

Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie

This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free. I LOVE their coconut milk products and am so excited to be partnering to bring you this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Body Unburdened and help make the work I do possible! Say what you will about New Jersey… But there’s one thing for certain: they know…

Why Organic Food Costs More & Why It’s Worth It

Have you ever wondered why organic food costs more? Have you ever picked up an organic apple at the store, held it in your hands, and thought, “What makes you $1 more per pound than your non-organic cousin right over there?” There’s no doubt about that fact that organic foods are healthier — organic produce is farmed without toxic pesticides, and…

Gelatin: The Superfood for Your Skin that’s been Dubbed “Better than Botox”

A superfood for your skin that’s been dubbed “Better than Botox”? It’s a bold assertion, I know! But in other words: gelatin helps keep skin smooth and youthful without any injections and potentially harmful side effects. PLUS it’s a great single-ingredient source of extra protein and works wonders for the gut (and we know that gut health is everything when…

Hydration 101

Proper hydration is key for a healthy body. But how much water do we really need? Is it the same for us all? What about diuretics and electrolytes? We’re constantly being told to “drink more water!” but how much do we really need? The more nutritional therapy clients I work with, the more I realize most of us do water…

Why Most Salad Dressing Is Unhealthy + How to Make Your Own

Salad Dressing is last thing you’d expect to have unhealthy ingredients in it, right? I mean after all, it’s salad dressing. SALAD. That stuff that people eat to get healthy. That plate full of veggies with other some other healthy stuff tossed on top like sunflower seeds, strawberries, or quinoa. While it may be counterintuitive it at first, most salad…

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal?

Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day. (Do you think this has made lunch and dinner jealous!?) It’s been said to jumpstart metabolism and has been shown time and again to not only aid weight loss but also help maintaining that weight loss. Yet about 10% of the US population skips out on breakfast….

Liver-Loving Antioxidant Dandelion Mocha Latte

There’s just something about a deliciously decadent coffeeshop creation… It’s probably all of the sugar! But if you’re wanting to treat yourself while also treating your body well, this Liver-Loving Antioxidant Dandelion Mocha Latte is where it’s at. It tastes like a fancy-in-the-pantsy coffeeshop creation while being filled with healthy ingredients. Yes, quite the trickster. I’ve actually been making this…

The Health Benefits of Warm Lemon & Cayenne Pepper Water

Warm lemon and cayenne pepper water is touted as a detoxifying and metabolism-boosting natural remedy. Why? Does it actually work? And do you need to do some drastic “cleanse” to get all of the benefits? (Spoiler: NOPE!) Let’s take a closer look… I want to be clear upfront: no, this is absolutely NOT a post about a cleanse where all…

Skin-Protecting Antioxidant “Hello Sunshine” Juice

Drop the iced-tea. I’ve got the PERFECT drink to sip poolside or at the beach this summer… It’s ridiculously yummy, so very refreshing, AND loaded with ingredients that help protect your skin from sunburn and free radical damage from UV rays. As we’ve discussed before, certain foods — particularly those rich in antioxidants and/or with potent anti-inflammatory properties — help protect the skin…

12 Must-Know Healthy Travel Tips from Nutrition Pros

Ooh ah, vacation! I’ll be heading out on one of these soon and I’m SOOOOO excited. Because… vacation. Really, need I say more!? But vacation can take its toll since it pulls us out of our normal routine. And while yes, that is half the fun, it can also sometimes leave us feeling less than our best. The indulgent dinners and sugary…

Stop Sugar Cravings with these 2-Ingredient Creamy Coconut Mints

Do your sugar cravings have you channeling Veruca Salt? You know, the spoiled brat from Willy Wonka. The “bad egg” who fell down the garbage chute. Maybe this little ditty will refresh your memory: ♪ ♫ “I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It’s my bar of chocolate. GIVE IT TO ME…

What Being “Hangry” Says About Your Blood Sugar Levels

“I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry.” You’ve probably noticed this quote plastered on all sorts of products, from T-shirts and coffee mugs to bumper stickers. “Hanger” or being “hangry” has definitely become a popular saying in recent years. If you haven’t heard of it before, maybe you’ve experienced it… hang·er ˈhaNGər/ noun 1. The irrational state of anger induced…

6 Simple Tips to Keep Blood Sugar Levels Steady

Are you riding the blood sugar roller coaster? Do you: Crave sweets A LOT? Depend on coffee for energy? Get “hangry” or irritable when meals are missed or delayed? Feel light-headed, get shaky or the jitters, have brain fog if meals are missed or delayed? If yes, then your blood sugar levels are likely imbalanced — going through a series of unhealthy…

8 Simple Daily Detox Habits for Gentle Cleansing

Detoxification is absolutely critical for good health. Fortunately, our bodies know how to detox. They were built to detox just like they were built to breathe and eat. But there’s no doubt about it: we’re exposed to more toxins now than ever before thanks to modern industry and pollution. And so it’s pretty darn easy for our body’s natural detoxification pathways to…

Homemade & Healthy Mint Chocolates

Made with metabolism-boosting coconut butter and antioxidant-packed dark chocolate, these homemade and healthy mint chocolates are the perfect healthy indulgence! When I was growing up, my mom had little crystal bowls filled with candy scattered all around the house. And so did my grandmother and so did all of my aunts. (Was this just my family or do the women…

Single Sheet Curried Chicken, Cauliflower & Carrots

I really just want the same thing for dinner every night: something delicious and easy to make. Is it really too much to ask? Nope, no it’s absolutely not. Because sheet pan dinners are super duper simple to whip up in a jif, and downright delectable. Just a few minutes of prep time and then you can put your feet…

Is Your Olive Oil Real Or An Unhealthy Impostor?

Olive oil is one of the healthiest sources of dietary fat. Mostly comprised of monounsaturated fats, olive oil is packed with protective and anti-aging antioxidants, including vitamin E. It’s also been shown to reduce inflammation. Related Post: Which Fats are Healthy? Related Post: Why Fat is a Necessary Part of a Healthy Diet But the olive oil industry is straight up shady! It’s…