Recipe: Fat Balls (To Beat Sugar Cravings!)

My husband John and I developed this recipe while we were having sugar cravings on the first few days of our RESTART® Program sugar detox! These are called Fat Balls, and they really help with the cravings. Some people like to just take a spoonful of coconut oil, but we found a way to do this that is much more tasty!

Recipe: Paleo Goddess Dressing

This is my version of the creamy tahini and lemon “Goddess” dressing that Annie’s made famous. Hat tip to my friend, Kat, who made her own version that was so delicious that I just had to replicate it!

Recipe: Cheesy Kale Chips

CHEESY KALE CHIPS! So easy, and much cheaper than what you buy from the store. You’ll need a dehydrator, but you can also do them in the oven on the lowest heat setting. Here’s the ‪#‎nutfree‬, ‪#‎dairyfree‬ recipe I used.

Sources for Sugar Detox Friendly Recipes

So, you’re doing a sugar detox, like the Radiant Reboot, the RESTART® Program, or the 21-Day Sugar Detox and you need some low-sugar, clean-eating recipes to try. Look no further! Here is a list of some of the best resources to get you started, so you can spend less of your time searching and more of your time enjoying preparing delicious, satisfying foods!

Processed Meat and Factory Farming is Bad: But Is Going Vegetarian the Answer?

Recently, a friend posted something online about the grossness of processed meat and how it made her “want to go vegetarian.”

It got me thinking about how many of us think that there are only two options:

Eat meat and support horrible, unethical factory-farming processes and grain-feeding (not the animal’s natural diet), OR
Abstain from meat altogether and be vegetarian.
What makes this more of a compelling argument is the common misconceptions that fat is bad for us, that cholesterol is bad for us, and red meat is bad for us. Doesn’t it seem like going vegetarian is a better answer?

Healthy Alternatives to Store-Bought Salad Dressing

Most store-bought salad dressings have things like high fructose corn syrup (or even just sugar), thickeners, gums, preservatives, highly refined vegetable oils, and all kinds of other yucky, inflammatory ingredients. Luckily, there are options for making your own, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Recipe: Homemade Epic Bars (Low Sugar Meat Protein Bars)

Protein bars. They’re usually all pretty high in sugar, meaning that they do the opposite of filling you up: they actually cause your insulin to spike to deal with all that blood sugar, and then you’re tired again shortly afterwards, and you want to reach for another one to fill you up shortly. Sound familiar?

I developed this recipe based on my own tinkering to come up with something similar to Epic bars, which are similar to jerky but mixed with other delicious spices and flavors and shaped into a convenient bar shape.

Myth: Red Meat Causes Cancer

For nearly two decades, we’ve been bombarded with sensationalist headlines claiming that “red meat causes cancer.” Terrified by the news, many people have significantly limited or completely given up their consumption of beef and other red meats, opting instead for chicken or fish. Some have decided to give up meat altogether, adopting vegetarian or vegan lifestyles they believe are better for their bodies and the planet. As you will see below, however, not only does red meat not cause cancer, it is in fact an extremely healthful, nutrient dense food that can help you avoid the very degenerative diseases it’s been claimed to cause.

Myth: Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease

Perhaps the biggest, most devastating myth to human health is the faulty notion that cholesterol causes heart disease. We have been told for decades there is incontrovertible proof that eating saturated fat and cholesterol raises cholesterol in the blood, and that in turn, excess serum cholesterol causes heart disease. You may be surprised to learn that this theory, known as the “Diet-Heart Hypothesis”, has never actually been proven despite numerous studies. But fueled by bias, vested interests, and institutional momentum, the complete lack of evidence has not stopped the media, health organizations, or pharmaceutical companies from continuing to tout their favored—albeit faulty—hypothesis as fact.