Homemade Broth: Making it Real

It’s no coincidence that chicken soup is a cure-all in many traditional cuisines. When it comes to supporting healthy mineral balance for pregnancy, breastfeeding and postnatal recovery, homemade broth is unparalleled. Highly absorbable nutrients from the bones and vegetables infuse the broth to deeply nourish, restore, and hydrate. For these reasons, broth has always been an essential component of the…

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Easy roast chicken: lemon-garlic-oregano

At our house, we roast a chicken every couple of weeks. That one chicken will feed our family for 2-3 meals, and it will also yield a large pot of broth (about 3 quarts). This is how I make it every time. It’s foolproof and only a few minutes to prep! Prep time: 5-10 minutes. Cook…

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13 Superfoods for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Based on extensive research over the past few years, I’ve developed a list of some of the most powerful and beneficial superfoods to support fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding. These are the top 13 foods I encourage my clients to make a special effort to include in their diet on a regular basis: 1. Wild salmon/sardines Wild caught…

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Celebrate summer: fresh, local produce!

One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance and variety of fresh, local produce and the intense quality of foods such as free range eggs! There is a notable difference (deep yellow-orange yolks!) when those chickens can actually run around outside eating grass, bugs, worms and other nutritious tidbits. Here’s a lunch I tossed together with…

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Chicken salad lettuce wraps: healthy & satisfying!

This is always a hit at our house: butter lettuce leaves filled with homemade chicken salad! It’s a little different each time, depending on what we have on hand. I simply mix together some variation of the following ingredients: 8-10 ounces grilled chicken breast/roasted chicken (a great use of leftovers) 1 large carrot, chopped 2…

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Salmon with cucumber and bell pepper

This salmon and veggie plate offers a super nutritious, protein-rich meal with minimal prep time. I simply toss the following ingredients onto a plate and sprinkle the avocado and vegetables with a grind of black pepper and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt: 3 ounces of smoked salmon 1-2 Persian cucumbers 1/3 yellow bell pepper…

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Turkey and feta lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps! A quick and easy low-carb lunch that’s a hit with the whole family. Fill several large lettuce leaves (romaine and butter lettuce both work well) with 4 ounces of turkey, 2 ounces of red & yellow bell pepper spears, and 1 ounce of crumbled feta. Drizzle with olive oil & vinegar (or favorite salad…

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