28 Healthy Snack Recipes – All Gluten & Dairy-Free!

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Even the best healthy eating plan can fall apart when you’re STARVING and there are no healthy snacks in sight.  When your blood sugar hits rock bottom, you’re wired to say "hello" to any snack around that’s quickest to bring it back up!  What accomplishes this goal the fastest? High carb, fatty and sugary foods.... often of the vending machine ...

22 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes (All Gluten & Dairy-Free!)

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Don't you just LOVE to coming home to a warm dinner that's ready and waiting for you to dig in?  Who doesn't!?  This compilation of healthy slow cooker recipes enables you to turn this dream into a reality on a more regular basis.  As a bonus, slow cooker meals are easy to throw together!  With less pots and pans to ...
Gluten and Dairy Free Holiday Desserts

30 Gluten and Dairy-Free Holiday Desserts your Family will LOVE!!

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The holidays are ALMOST here!  Do you have big plans for Christmas and New Years, or is rest and relaxation what's on your radar?   This is the first year in a long time that I'll be spending the holidays at home instead of travelling to visit friends and family.  Although I'll miss my family traditions and spending time with ...
Potluck Dishes for Fall and Winter

25 Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes – Perfect for Fall & Winter!

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The holidays are almost here, which means you'll likely have a few upcoming parties or events where this collection of gluten and dairy-free healthy potluck dishes will come in very handy!  I'm all about indulging and fully enjoying all sorts of delicious food over the holidays (and in general!), but that doesn't mean I embrace the bloating and fatigue that ...
Healthy Gluten and Dairy Free One Pot Meals

25 Healthy One Pot Meals – All Gluten and Dairy-Free!

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Who doesn't love a collection of delicious recipes for healthy one pot meals?  One pot meals are easy to throw together, and you can also get out of the kitchen faster with less dishes to clean up after enjoying your meal! I definitely call that a win-win! All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten and dairy-free.  Why?  Because ...
35 Festive Holiday Recipes Gluten and Dairy-Free

35 Decadent Dairy and Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes!

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Holiday meal planning can be a challenge for anyone, but it becomes more difficult when you are trying to avoid one or more ingredients in your cooking. To make meal planning as easy as possible for you I’ve put together a compilation of gluten and dairy-free holiday recipes!  Many of the recipes are from my own blog, Healthy Life Redesign, ...
Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

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Recently I shared the top 10 signs and symptoms that may indicate you have food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances, as well as the difference between each of these reactions.  Today I’m sharing specifically which foods are the most common food sensitivities, and some of these foods may surprise you! Although the foods I list below are the most common food ...

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Mandarin Ginger Dressing

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It’s December! We had our first snowfall in Nelson yesterday and it was so beautiful to watch the huge snowflakes falling outside of my window as I photographed this Pomegranate Quinoa Salad! This salad has festive holiday flair and the snowy day was a perfect creative backdrop for its creation….

Guide to packing healthy road trip snacks and meals

Your Healthy Guide to Road Trip Snacks and Meals

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Vacations are meant for fun and relaxation!  They allow us to let loose, break free from our daily routine and go with the flow.  There’s an opportunity to meet new people, see new sights and to discover new and delicious food!  For all of these reasons and more, I absolutely love to travel whether it’s for a quick road trip ...
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free!)

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Historically I’ve been known to be a total cookie monster by my friends and family! If I’m being honest that hasn’t really changed…although my choice in cookies has most definitely been upgraded! When I was younger I was 100% hooked on cookies that were loaded with sugar, wheat, butter and eggs. I really struggled with my sugar cravings and was …