Super Bowl “Healthy Desserts” KUSI

At every Super Bowl party the chances that you will over indulge are fairly HIGH.  Chances are you are going to overeat and over indulge, which will end up with an unhappy gut the next day.  These 3 simple recipes will help keep your gut happy, will help balance your blood sugar so you will not over eat, they all taste great and are very easy to make. Enjoy! Click on above picture for KUSI interview. Baked Apples/peaches/pears   C= 22 P= 8 F= 8 200 calories per serving Serves 10 Ingredients: 4 medium apples 4 medium pears 4 medium peaches (if these are not in season add 4 different types of apples or pears) 2 Tbsp. of organic butter 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon 10 oz. shaved Parmesan reggiano cheese (no additives) OR 2.5 cups of 2% Greek Yogurt  Instructions: Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Cut apples, peaches and pears into bite size pieces. Place all fruit along with butter and cinnamon into a Pyrex glass-cooking dish Bake for 45-55 minutes or until soft. Stir fruit every 10-15 minutes Allow fruit to cool or you may eat it warm *Add 1 oz. (about 3 level T.) of graded Parmesan Reggiano cheese to each 1 cup serving.OR 1/4 cup of Greek Yogurt Place rest of fruit in glass containers. Only add cheese once you are ready to serve.   Home made Metabolic Chocolate: C=8 P=3 F=5 One chocolate = 80 to 90 Calories Serves 25-30 chocolates Ingredients: 1/3 cup of Organic Raw cacao powder 1/3 cup of refined organic coconut oil 1/3 cup of raw organic honey 1/3 cup...

How to Successfully Shift to a Metabolically Supportive Diet.

How to successfully shift to a metabolically supportive diet. Five years ago I went from a diet most would consider to be very “clean” and healthy, to a diet most would consider delicious, satisfying and very “non-diet” like.  Yet, when I switched from the old diet to my current diet, I made many, many mistakes. Before this transition five years ago, my diet consisted primarily of lean chicken and turkey, egg whites, raw leafy veggies, protein powders, almond milk, olive oil, nuts, berries, seeds and tons of water with very little salt.  Believe it or not, this past diet proved to be a metabolic disaster, for so many reasons, as to why I began searching for a new approach to health.  Once I learned about metabolically stimulating foods like coconut oil, fruits, dairy and root vegetables, I switched my diet literally over night. My diet over the past five years consists of milk, cheese, fruit, orange juice, fish, root vegetables, whole eggs, coconut oil, chocolate, salt and ice cream.  This diet, believe it or not, is very supportive to metabolic health, a lean body and good energy.  Yet, when I made the extreme shift from the first diet to my current diet, my body shifted in ways that would make most health minded people think the diet change was far from healthy. Within days of shifting my diet five years ago, I experienced severe hormonal shifts that led to bi-weekly menstrual periods, skin breakouts, weight gain, an increase in cholesterol, constipation and diarrhea.  At the time, I thought my new way of eating was a HUGE mistake.  Why was...