Easy, healthy kale saute with dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar. *Gluten free, vegan, clean eating and paleo. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 8 cups shredded kale leaves (no stems) ¼ cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons water ¼ teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons best quality balsamic vinegar, or to taste Instructions: 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 2. Add onion and saute until starting to soften and are browned, 3 to 5 minutes. 3. Add kale, cranberries, water and salt, cover and cook, removing lid to stir often until the kale is wilted and tender, 3 to 6 minutes longer. 4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Lectins...are they affecting your gut?

Lectins are proteins in plants that can have negative side effects on your digestion. They are a plant's defense mechanism against "predators". Much like a porcupine has it's quills, plants have their defense system as well. Here are three major signs that you should try a lectin free diet: You Have a Leaky Gut A leaky gut is also known as intestinal permeability. It’s when the lining of the small intestine allows for undigested food particles, bacteria, and waste products to leak through and into the bloodstream. This can cause symptoms such as migraines, irritable bowel, bloating, and cramps. Lectins can be causing the intestinal permeability. You Have Nausea After Eating Certain Foods A l

Mediterranean Beef with Artichokes

Servings: 6 Ingredients: •1 tablespoon grapeseed oil •2 pounds grass fed/finished stewing beef (*We get our grass fed/finished beef from RWR - Reverent Wild Ranch. THE BEST beef EVER!) •1 (14 ounce) can organic artichoke hearts, drained and halved •1 onion, diced •4 cloves garlic, chopped or more to taste •1 (32 fluid ounce) container organic beef broth •1 (15 ounce) can (pressure cooked) tomato sauce •1 (14.5 ounce) can (pressure cooked) diced tomatoes •1/2 cup pitted and roughly chopped Kalamata olives (optional) •1 teaspoon dried oregano •1 teaspoon dried parsley •1 teaspoon dried basil •1/2 teaspoon ground cumin •1 bay leaf Steps 1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook bee

Kids + Too Much Screen Time Affects Posture and their Health

What are mobile and tech devices doing to your child’s back and neck? When your child tilts their head forward because they’re bent over a phone or tablet, the angle of the head puts additional strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck. They also tend to round their shoulders forward, which creates additional wear on the back and the upper part of the spine. When children spend an extended amount of time in these positions, they can start to experience pain. Researchers have noted that doctors are seeing an increase in children coming in for treatments for back and neck pain as well as digestive pain and issues, and that increase seems to correlate with the increase in mobile

Pancetta Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate

Ingredients: •1 1/2 lbs Brussel Sprouts rinsed •3 Tablespoons Lucini Olive Oil •1 teaspoon Pink Salt •1/2 teaspoon Pepper •6 Slices Pancetta (Prosciutto or Bacon can be substituted •1 Pomegranate or 3/4 cup Pomegranate Arils •1/4 cup Hazelnuts peeled and sliced in half Steps 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Cut off the brown ends of the brussel sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves and cut in half. 3. Mix them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour them on a sheet pan and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Shake the pan from time to time to cook them evenly. 4. While roasting, cook pancetta until nice and crispy and cut into

How Too Much Sugar Affects You

Sugar has unfortunately become a staple in the American diet. Sugar has been linked to all kinds of health conditions and diseases including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. So just how much sugar are you actually eating? Here are a few reasons why counting your daily sugar grams is a good idea. Signs You’re Eating Too Much There are a few ways to tell that you are consuming too much sugar. The first sign is that you feel constantly out of energy no matter how much sleep you get. While sugar may give you an initial boost of energy, a crash will certainly follow. Another simple sign is that you are constantly having sugar cravings. The more sugar you eat, the more the cravings will conti

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Feta, & Pistachios

Servings: 6 Ingredients: •3 lb large organic butternut squash (peeled chopped) •1-2 TBSP extra Lucini virgin olive oil • pink salt, pepper, and organic garlic powder to taste •1 cup dried organic cranberries (add more if you want) •2-3 TBSP honey plus extra to taste •1/4 cup finely crumbled organic feta *1/2 cup organic roasted & salted pistachios (add more or less to taste preference) •ground organic cinnamon to taste •fresh or dried organic parsley to garnish, optional Steps: 1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. Lightly drizzle or spritz a baking sheet with olive oil. 3. Add cubed squash to the sheet along with another drizzle of olive oil. 4. Sprinkle with a light layer of pink salt, pep

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