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FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION 

Eat with purpose.

Fuel your body.

Fuel your mind.

Ignite your spirit.

Understand what your eating, how your eating, and how it affects your biology.

Conscious Eating

Simple lifestyle guidelines for sustainable healthy eating no matter your food preference.

No More Diets

Simplified Paleo versions of all your favorite foods.

Paleo Recipes

CONSCIOUS EATING

Next time you sit down to eat, take a moment to contemplate how the food on your plate is going to fuel your body and mind. Spend a few seconds looking at the composition of your plate. Take in the smells. Eat slowly and chew your food dully to aid in digestion and to fully enjoy your meal. Try not to be distracted and take breaks in between bites.

Conscious eating is about intentionally eating to support your health and performance, being aware of the affects of your food, and paying attention to what and how you eat.

 
 

STOP DIETING

I believe that the word "diet" sets you up for failure from the outset. It implies temporary actions that will not have lasting effects and can actually be very harmful to your metabolism and cause irreversible damage to your body.

No matter if your are Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Vegetarian, Whole 30, Low Carb, Mediterranean, Carnivorous... whatever the eating style, we can all benefit from following some simple guidelines to support our biology and optimize our performance.

  1. Un-Process - throw out the processed foods filled with preservatives and toxins - aim for whole, fresh sources of food

  2. Ditch The Sugar - in general, sugar is your enemy (not fat) - it causes inflammation, fuels disease and impairs performance

  3. Quality Food - Prioritize high quality fats, grass-fed organic proteins, and fresh organic vegetables as much as possible

  4. Stop Snacking - your body needs periods of no food to fully digest and tap into your nutrient stores - this is important for cell regeneration, detox and nutrient absorption

  5. Pay Attention - pay attention to how your body reacts to the food you eat - things like pain, bloating, belching, fatigue... are not normal and can be eliminated by eating things that support your body.

Now, these are very general and surface-level guidelines for a very complex topic. While this is a great place to start, really make sure to do your research before drastically changing your food habits. It's important to understand the science behind these practices to make educated choices.

 

If you need help, I am always happy to support and guide you! I can provide you with the knowledge, tools and resources to craft yout healthy eating lifestyle!

PALEO RECIPES

Halliday Favorites

 


Ingredients
turkey juices

water

~ 3-4 tbsp of arrowroot flour

Preparation
1. In saucepan bring the juice from the turkey pan to a simmer. Add water if more is needed and to get to desired flavor.

2. A little at a time, sprinkle in arrowroot flour while whisking quickly.

3. Continue this process slowly until desired consistency reached.

Simple Turkey Gravy


Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen green beans ends trimmed

  • 2 cups sliced onions

  • ¼ tsp sea salt

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or butter

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 head cauliflower separated and trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

  • 3 egg yolks

 

Preparation
1. In saucepan combine garlic cloves and coconut milk and cauliflower cover with a lid and heat over medium heat until cauliflower tender. 
2. Pour contents into blender and add in the seasoning and the nutritional yeast. Blend on high until smooth, add in a little bit of water if needed. Then add in the egg yolk one at a time until fully combined

3. Saute onions in avocado oil and salt

4. Put green beans in glass baking pan and pour sauce over, then top with onions.

5. Bake on 350 until bubbling - broil to crisp onions


Dairy-free Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes 

  • 6 dried pitted dates

  • 4 tbsp grassfed butter

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • a dash of water

 

Preparation
1. Wash, then bake sweet potatoes wrapped in foil at 350 for 40 minutes or until soft in the middle

2. In food processor or blender combine the dates, water, cinnamon, and salt to make a paste.

3. Add sweet potatoes - skins and all - and blend until smooth

4. Optional - top with pecans and a little raw honey drizzle!

Mashed Sweet Cinnamon Potatoes 


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

  • 3 cups onion diced

  • 2 cups celery diced

  • 1 cup mushrooms diced

  • 1 cup apple cored and diced

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or dates, chopped

  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 3 eggs whisked

Preparation
1. in a large cast-iron skillet saute onion, celery, apple, mushrooms, cranberries, parsley, salt, and pepper in the avocado oil until soft.

2. Mix in almond flour and then whisked eggs until combined. Bake at 350 - 45 minutes or until browned on the top

No-grain No-pain Stuffing