Pasta e Fagioli

2019-05-05T23:08:58-06:00May 4th, 2019|

After eating at Olive Garden, I knew I needed a Pasta e Fagioli recipe to make at home from scratch. This one is a healthier version that every person in my family eats up! Pasta e Fagioli - - ground beef*, small yellow onion, diced, whole carrots, diced, stalks of celery, diced, cloves of garlic, [...]

Perfect Salty Almonds

2019-05-04T15:23:46-06:00May 4th, 2019|

Perfect Salty Almonds - - raw, whole almonds, hot water, kosher salt, extra-virgin olive oil, , Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, add hot water and salt. Stir until dissolved (it doesn't dissolve all the way.) Set aside.; In a metal bowl, add in almonds. Top with salt water and stir [...]

BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

2019-05-14T13:21:33-06:00April 27th, 2019|

BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing - - 100% whole grain pasta, frozen corn, thawed and drained, frozen peas, thawed and drained, pre-cooked nitrate-free bacon, crumbled, medium tomatoes, diced, heads of romaine, washed and chopped, shredded carrots (from a bag), crumbled feta cheese or shredded cheddar cheese, Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing (see recipe [...]

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

2019-05-14T13:20:57-06:00April 27th, 2019|

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing - This is the best homemade ranch I've ever had! You're going to love it and only takes a short minute to make! - plain yogurt (we use Stonyfield Plain Yogurt), avocado, smashed until creamy, Homemade Ranch Seasoning (see recipe link below), , Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl [...]

Kale and Quinoa Salad with a Tangy Garlic Vinaigrette

2019-04-15T23:11:24-06:00April 14th, 2019|

[recipe] About a year ago, I ate at the Nordstrom cafe. I ordered a kale and quinoa salad. This recipe was created because the one I'd ordered was so dang delicious and wanted a replication of it at home. :PKale and Quinoa Salad with a Tangy Garlic Vinaigrette - - kale, chopped small, romaine lettuce, [...]

Lentil Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps

2019-04-16T11:36:56-06:00March 20th, 2019|

[recipe]   This variation of a sloppy joe was created after eating traditional sloppy joes and feeling like I was eating way too much meat and not fueling myself with nutrients. So then, I tried making it with lentils instead. And that was sloppier than a sloppy joe! It seemed like the perfect ratio to [...]

Quick Veggie-Filled Lo Mein

2019-04-22T16:11:31-06:00March 5th, 2019|

Quick Veggie-Filled Lo Mein - - braggs liquid aminos (soy sauce), toasted sesame oil, 100% maple syrup, brown rice lo mein noodles or noodle of choice (I buy mine at Costco), toasted sesame oil (and more for drizzling at the end), green onions, chopped (separate green parts from white parts), chopped mixed veggies (such as [...]

The Gut-Brain Axis: What It Is and How It Works

2019-05-04T15:57:42-06:00March 4th, 2019|

It seems like everyone is learning about the importance of probiotics and balancing out the gut for improved overall health. This is a great step forward! Over the last 5 years, scientists have dug even deeper in learning about the importance of having a healthy microbiome full of good, diverse bacteria. Scientists are also learning [...]

My Daughter Katie’s Health Update (Gut Health)

2019-03-06T15:44:38-06:00March 4th, 2019|

I thought I'd do a quick update on my daughter, Katie's, health in hope to inspire, motivate, and encourage anyone who may be suffering with their health or who have children who struggle with feeling well. To catch you up to speed, when Katie was very young, I took the initiative to help her illnesses [...]

Sweet Potato Nachos

2019-05-02T21:26:34-06:00February 26th, 2019|

Guys...Sweet Potato Nachos is a meal I could have weekly. SO flavorful. It's fantastic by itself, and last night we paired it with an egg scramble topped with salsa. All of the flavors were so heavenly! <3 Sweet Potato Nachos - - sweet potatoes (washed, sliced 1/8-1/4"thick), Tbsp. coconut oil (melted*), tsp. black pepper, tsp. [...]

Our Story of How We Overcame Depression and Anxiety

2019-05-04T15:57:35-06:00January 21st, 2019|

Want to watch my story? You can watch the video of My Story HERE. I hope by sharing our family's story, I'm able to help others who have struggled like us. Our family has struggled for over 12 years with mental illness (severe depression, anxiety, brain fog, moodiness, chronic fatigue, headaches). Not everyone in our [...]

How to Improve Gut Health to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

2019-05-04T15:55:04-06:00January 13th, 2019|

As you've probably noticed, I'm emphasizing the importance of gut health on WFN more often. And, the reason is this...with the rise of more and more people struggling with their health through disease, food intolerances, unbearable stress, fatigue, autism, anxiety, depression, etc. I find it pertinent to share the most recent science to give [...]

Chocolate Almond Brownie Bites

2019-05-05T22:43:52-06:00January 10th, 2019|

[recipe] These are not a new dessert for our family. In fact, they've been a family favorite for a few years now and all 4 kids squeal when they find out I'm making them. Love that! So, I'd like the share this delicious recipe with you, as long as you agree to over-indulge because they [...]

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo

2019-04-22T16:01:01-06:00January 8th, 2019|

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo - - garlic, minced, butter, or coconut oil if dairy-free, garlic powder, cauliflower florets, cut into 5 or 6 large chunks, carton chicken broth, salt, black pepper, milk of choice (we use almond), shredded parmesan cheese (optional), package of 100% whole wheat linguine pasta, large bunch of broccoli (cut into florets), , [...]