Cranberry sauce is full of antioxidants.

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce: A Year-Round Super Food Cranberry sauce has always been one of my favorite holiday-season foods. With so many amazing health benefits, cranberries (and the other ingredients in this recipe) deserve a spot on the table way more than once or twice a year. When I realized one of the first ingredients in the…

Paleo banana bread is a delicious baked treat

Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread When it’s cold and wet outside there is nothing I love more than to curl up with a good book… or some new research articles! But the cherry on top is a cup of tea and a freshly baked treat. Paleo banana bread is a great excuse to get your oven cranking.…

Roasted sweet potatoes

Roasted Yams

Roasted yams, or sweet potatoes, meet all the criteria of a safe starch. They have a high micronutrient content and are full of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber feeds the healthy gut bacteria and slows the absorption of carbohydrates which helps moderate blood sugar…

Nutrient-Dense, Whole-Food Diet Part 2

Nutrient-Dense, Whole-Food Diet Part 2: Consume in Moderation

The general rule for deciding which foods belong on this list is to limit food that has no nutritional benefit aside from calories. While these foods may not be directly harmful, consuming them in large quantities instead of more nutrient-dense options limits the amount and diversity of micronutrients, phytonutrients, fatty acids, and amino acids you consume.