Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tips to beat the holiday ‘stuffing’!

 If you are visiting with family or friends for Thanksgiving, think about bringing a side or dessert that meets your dietary requirements, but something that everyone will enjoy. Here are some more tips to help you avoid over-doing it.

  • Snack on the veggie platter before the meal instead of cheese and crackers. Although some cheeses do contain lots of probiotics and enzymes. Perhaps bring a raw cheese appetizer as a hostess gift.
  • Drink a glass of water before dinner – with an enzyme if needed.
  • Reach for veggies first and fill half your plate. Avoid potatoes as they are the highest on the glycemic index.
  • Have a little meat and skip the gravy.
  • Have a little stuffing and avoid the cranberry sauce.
  • If you drink alcohol, have a little wine, no beer. Or better still, bring an organic bottle of wine as a hostess gift and hope they open it!
  • Sample a few desserts that only fill a small plate. Do not add cream.
  • Take your preferred anti oxidant supplement and probiotics before bed with a glass of water. Chlorella is one supplement that can help detoxify your system overnight and help with restful sleep.



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Thank you Inside Rye!


Take a look at Inside Rye’s article on Clean Green Pantry! Thank you Pamela Stern.

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Goodbye Nutella!

NutellaBefore I knew anything about GMO sugar and artificial preservatives and ingredients, we used to eat Nutella in our house. I used to put it on the kids’ sandwiches and pancakes. They loved it and to be honest, I couldn’t resist it either. Since we changed our eating habits however, Nutella had to take the high road. Also, my son showed an intolerance to hazelnuts (leaky gut?), which put a halt to me finding a replacement, since hazelnuts seemed to be the preferred nut to use for other brands. I tried to make my own with questionable (and messy) results.

So you can imagine my joy photo 1-10last week when I found this little gem at Whole Foods! Yes it’s a lot of sugar but a little goes a long way. More importantly, its ingredients pass my test for a safe and somewhat healthy treat. The very nice salesperson was also very knowledgeable about palm fruit oil too – I was sold.

The pancakes I make are packed with hidden nutrients like raw cacao, chia, flax, protein powder and wheatgrass so I think a little chocolate on top is ok in my book. Also, this company makes a hazelnut variety for those who want a very close substitute for the one and only. Let me know what you think! Fair Trade, organic and delish!!

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