Paleo Friendly and Keto adaptable I LOVED cereal as a kid, like ate it 2-3 times daily during my early vegetarian days (insert face palm here). But after starting a grain free diet about 6 years ago, cereal and granola has been hard to come by. This recipe is super quick and easy, my 2 year old helped me make it! It was perfect as a snack, and even held up well in almond milk for a true nostalgic feel for me ;) This granola is loaded with healthy fats to support brain heal
Nutrient dense, gut-healing energy bites to kick off my new webpage and blog! I have now restarted this blog post five times, first day jitters I guess so bare with me! Let me start by introducing myself. I'm Gina and my life revolves around FOOD...literally. Food intolerances and allergies led me to huge diet changes years ago, I am a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist and I am the founder and owner of an allergen friendly food company Crunchy Kitchen.
A sweet treat without the sugar, gluten, dairy, eggs or nuts. Paleo, AIP, and Vegan Friendly. It's Saturday afternoon and we just got blasted in the Ohio Snowbelt with a winter storm that left me not wanting to go outside at all. Snow covered ice...no thank you.
So in an effort to stay inside today and keep the kiddos happy, we opted to bake, which is always enjoyable for my 5 year old daughter. However, I was out of some of my AIP baking staples that I like to use and had
As soon as you feel like you have a hang of this healthy lifestyle thing another holiday pops up that bombards us (and our children) with sugar, preservatives, and dyes...oh my! Sugar is highly addictive, especially for children, so I like to minimize it as much as humanly possible. I'm giving you a sneak peek at how I shop for Easter Baskets and holidays in general while minimizing the sugar intake.
I realized today that Easter is quickly approaching so I finally went out t
Sunflower seeds like other types of nuts and seeds are a great source of healthy fat. Most of us were probably raised, or at least remember a time where we aimed to eat everything fat free- from crackers, breads, yogurts, desserts, and even cooking oils! Most food manufacturers replaced the fat in these 'low-fat' products with added sugar to make up for taste, which have led to a whirlwind of health issues for many of us.We now know that healthy fats are an essential part of
Healthier Halloween candy options for you and the kids. I blinked and it's October already! I've also been ready for bed around 7:45pm every night this week because it's now getting dark at 7:20pm here in the OH. That happened quick! I am much happier when the sun is out longer and the weather is warmer, but concentrating on each holiday helps get me through the season. First up is Halloween. My daughter G is planning her costume and is already excited for the classroom p
(Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free) I have always enjoyed baking. I wasn't very good in the cooking department until my 20s, but baking always provided me with comfort, relaxation, and typically a yummy treat at the end... and who doesn't love that?I remember in middle school making my "edible cell" science project and I definitely had the best tasting base made from scratch-oatmeal cookie dough. Later in high school and college I perfected New York Style cheesecak
Creative tips to save money and nourish your body in a healthful way Hello, My name is Gina. I am a mom of two, business owner, dietitian, food lover and recovering shopaholic...at grocery stores. When I first started on my journey of clean eating it was all about purchasing foods that were different, always organic, gave me satisfaction, and didn’t leave me feeling deprived. However, I added up one month of shopping that was well over $900…for 2 people and an infant (inse