{Nourish} Gut Health 101 + Citrus Ginger Beet and Apple Salad

Beet and Apple Salad @katiecavutordI’m all about setting positive intentions around food and my latest aim is to include more gut-healthy foods into my daily routine because the health of our gut affects our overall health in really big ways which I’ll explain. Gut health aside, this Citrus Ginger Beet and Apple Salad that is made with Farmhouse Culture’s Fermented Ginger Beets is divine. Slightly sweet and deliciously tart and tangy, this healthy recipe that I created on behalf of Farmhouse Culture, is easy to make and perfect for the season. Plus, you can save the ginger beet juice and use it to pickle perfectly pink hard-boiled eggs (instructions in the recipe notes). You’re going to love it. Continue reading “{Nourish} Gut Health 101 + Citrus Ginger Beet and Apple Salad”

{Nourish} Tomato and Peach Caprese Salad

Tomato + Peach Caprese SaladThis time of year, a juicy, sweet tomato with a pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil tastes like pure bliss. Add stone fruits like peaches, apricots, plums and nectarines into the mix and I am in heaven. This salad is exactly that and don’t be intimidated by the presentation. It’s no more than a few slices of each, arranged on a plate with some fresh mozzarella and really simple seasonings. Continue reading “{Nourish} Tomato and Peach Caprese Salad”

{Nourish} Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Whole Wheat and Oat, Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread

When you buy bananas in anticipation of them browning, you know you’ve found a recipe you love. This Banana Chocolate Chip Bread rivals those you loved as a child. Moist, and rich without being overly sweet, I love that the speckles of dark chocolate chips are just enough to make this quick bread feel like a special treat. While the recipe incorporates some whole wheat flour, you can easily make it gluten free. Continue reading “{Nourish} Banana Chocolate Chip Bread”

{Nourish} No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Chewy and Crunchy, No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Oat Bars with Almonds and Raisins

Store bought granola bars tend to be lacking. Lacking in flavor and nutrition that is. Fortunately, it’s extremely easy to make your own. So easy that there is no cooking involved. Simply mix the ingredients (there are only seven), press them into a pan, cut and enjoy. Plus, you can mix and match the the nuts and dried fruit to please your clan. Hearty, naturally sweet and super filling, you’re going to love these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars that happen to be gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian to boot.  Continue reading “{Nourish} No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Eat more vegetables. This may be my favorite nutrition tip and it’s a positive wellness intention I focus on daily. I’m always encouraging myself to eat more vegetables. If you consider the risk to benefit ratio of this recommendation, it speaks for itself. Risk: minimal. Benefits: abundant. Plus, I love an intention that encourages me to have more versus less, especially when it comes to food. Enough of the deprivation people. Let’s be grateful for the food on our plate.  That being said, for most of us omnivores, the idea of planning a meal around carrots sounds, well, lackluster at best. Fortunately, the concept of creating a vegetable-centric plate can and often does include meat, fish and poultry. The key is mindfully rearranging your plate so that the veggies are the star and the animal proteins play a more supporting role. Eat more vegetables. One of my 5 Intentions for the New Year and a great mantra we can use to kick off the month. Here are five tips to make this feel more achievable.

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