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Pumpkin Pancakes (without flour)

This whole food based recipe comes from the Paleo Diet.  I tried it out with my family and we all loved it. Ingredients: 4 large eggs, whites only 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup almond flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp allspice 1 tsp cinnamon […]

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Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

When I owned a meal delivery service in Santa Barbara, my chefs played around with a lot of gluten free and lower sugar muffin recipes.  This is one of the best ones! Ingredients: ½ cup tapioca flour ½ cup finely ground organic pecans + enough for topping before baking ½ cup buckwheat flour ½ cup […]

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Sweet Plain Yogurt Cup

Most people buy vanilla or fruited yogurt because they don’t like the bitter (unsweetened) taste of plain yogurt.  Flavored yogurt has 20-30 grams of sugar in a cup.  This is similar to a candy bar!  Instead, try to sweeten plain yogurt yourself with fruit and/or natural fruit spread.  Here is a simple recipe that adults […]

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Cinnamon Nut Yam

Yams might not be your typical breakfast, but I tried this quick breakfast recipe and it is delicious.  Yams and sweet potatoes contain tons of vitamin A and fiber so they are the perfect complex carbohydrate.  Just add some coconut oil, cinnamon, walnuts and pecans for lots of flavor, protein, and healthy fat to hold […]

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Banana Nut Quinoa Hot Cereal

This is a simple and yummy way to use up leftover quinoa in the morning. In a small pot on the stove, add: 1 cup of leftover cooked quinoa ¼ cup almond or coconut milk (unsweetened is preferred) ½ t vanilla extract ½ banana (ripe) – mush it into the mixture 1 t cinnamon Stevia […]

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Quinoa Hot Cereal

CREAMY QUINOA HOT CEREAL INGREDIENTS 1 cup of cooked quinoa (use leftovers from dinner) 1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk (I’ve found that 1/2 unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 coconut milk taste the best) 1/2 tsp cinnamon Use stevia as needed for sweetness PREPARATION Mix cooked quinoa, milk, and cinnamon in a bowl and microwave […]

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Hearty Oatmeal

Let’s start your morning out right with a balanced hot cereal. Most people make oatmeal with milk and raisin, which equals carbs, carbs, carbs.  When I make oatmeal for my family, I always balance it with some protein and good fat.  When your breakfast is well balanced, your blood sugar is more stable and I […]

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Healthy Blueberry Pancakes

Kids and adults love pancakes, but they are usually filled with processed ingredients and are carb-laden.  This gluten-free recipe is easy to make, low in sugar, and packed with protein and fiber.  Feel free to play around with the recipe because it is very forgiving.  I make large batches of these pancakes for my kids […]

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Low Sugar Granola

A client of mine made this granola recipe as Christmas presents for all her friends and said that they are begging for more. Typical granola recipes are filled with sugar!  I like this one because it is SIMPLE to make and it contains minimal sugar in comparison to store bought brands.  The main ingredients are […]

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