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Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

These Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs are the perfect portable egg-free breakfast that provide a healthy dose of protein, carbs, fat, and greens! Oh my gosh. I feel like these sweet potato bacon breakfast meatballs have been haunting me you guys! I first made them […]

Paleo Caramel Cold Brew Popsicles

Paleo Caramel Cold Brew Popsicles

These Paleo Caramel Cold Brew Popsicles feature coconut milk, cold brew coffee, a hint of collagen peptides, and a maple caramel for the perfect creamy treat! I’ve been dreaming of these popsicles for some time now, and I have no clue what took me so […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Plantain Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Plantain Pineapple Salsa

Simple Mexican-spiced grilled pork tenderloin gets an added boost of flavor from pineapple and sweet plantain salsa for the perfect, vibrant summertime meal! Hello everyone! We are officially smack in the middle of summer, which means the temperature is hovering right around 100 every day […]

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

This prosecco zabaglione is made with 4 ingredients, takes under 10 minutes, and is the perfect way to highlight summer berries or for a 4th of July treat!  Okay, let’s talk zabaglione real quick. I know, it sounds weird, hard-to-pronounce, and fancy. First things first: […]

Instant Pot Shredded Asian Beef Lettuce Cups

Instant Pot Shredded Asian Beef Lettuce Cups

These Instant Pot Shredded Asian Beef Lettuce Cups are a breeze to whip up with just a few ingredients, and make for a tasty weeknight meal that won’t heat your kitchen up during the summer! My fiance and I moved to a new apartment a […]

Gluten Free Blueberry Bread

Gluten Free Blueberry Bread

This gluten free blueberry bread is light and fluffy, speckled with hints of vanilla bean, perfect with an extra smear of butter, and oh-so-reminiscent of summertime. The idea for this gluten free blueberry bread came to me when I was sick with a nasty cold a […]

Carnitas Hash with Green Chile Hollandaise

Carnitas Hash with Green Chile Hollandaise

This low FODMAP and Paleo Carnitas Hash with Green Chile Hollandaise is an amazing weekend brunch and the perfect use for leftover carnitas once you’ve gotten tired of of eating tacos! Editing photos of this carnitas hash is making me desperate to make it again! […]

Chicken Satay with Sunbutter Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Sunbutter Peanut Sauce

These chicken satay skewers are tender and flavorful, come together quickly, and are accompanied by a sunbutter peanut sauce that can be used for dipping the skewers, as a condiment for any meat or vegetable, or for stir fry! So, the other day, I came […]

Gluten Free Caramelized Banana Pudding

Gluten Free Caramelized Banana Pudding

This caramelized banana pudding is the real deal, and it is also dairy free and paleo-friendly. It is reminiscent of the classic bright yellow banana pudding, nilla wafers, and cool whip that I seem to remember eating for snacks in daycare. BUT, instead of artificial banana coloring, […]

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This chicken enchilada casserole comes together quickly with a creamy roasted salsa verde, simple shredded chicken, tortillas of your choice, and cheese to create the perfect healthified comfort food casserole that’ll feed you for days. I’m writing this post on the way back from a […]


My Story

My Story

My Story

My health journey has been long, with many ups and downs- so this will be a long post. I have made a lot of progress along the way, but there is still a long way to go!

My Diet

I first remember experiencing digestive issues around age 12. My parents took me to multiple doctors, but they couldn’t find anything wrong. One doctor even suggested I be sent to a therapist because everything was in my head. We figured everything was fine and I went along with my life assuming everyone felt this bad all of the time. I saw a few more doctors throughout the years but never had any resolution. The summer after I graduated high school my stomach pains were getting worse and worse. My internet research led me to believe I had IBS and something was wrong after all! I found a doctor and when I finished telling her my symptoms, she was pretty sure I had Celiac Disease, because she had it as well! The day before I went off to college I got the news that my Celiac tests came back positive, and I was to immediately stop eating gluten. A few months later, I had an endoscopy to confirm my diagnosis.

Of course, this was in 2009 and going gluten free wasn’t popular yet, so I had no idea what gluten was. I did my research and quickly found out I would have to give up a lot of my favorite foods. After speaking with the staff of my dorm’s dining hall, I also realized that with cross contamination there was almost nothing that I could eat that was on my dining plan. Not knowing what to do and not knowing very much about nutrition, I made it through my first year of college surviving mainly on a lot of packaged gluten free convenience foods. I learned how to make eggs in the microwave and ate a lot of rotisserie chicken, microwave dinners (mostly mac and cheese that I had convinced the convenience store in my dorm to carry), instant rice, and mashed potatoes, but also ate an embarrassingly large amount of Fruity Pebbles and candy. Unsurprisingly, I still didn’t feel very well despite going gluten free. (more…)


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Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs

These Bacon Sweet Potato Breakfast Meatballs are the perfect portable egg-free breakfast that provide a healthy dose of protein, carbs, fat, and greens! Oh my gosh. I feel like these sweet potato bacon breakfast meatballs have been haunting me you guys! I first made them […]

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

Triple Berry Prosecco Zabaglione

This prosecco zabaglione is made with 4 ingredients, takes under 10 minutes, and is the perfect way to highlight summer berries or for a 4th of July treat!  Okay, let’s talk zabaglione real quick. I know, it sounds weird, hard-to-pronounce, and fancy. First things first: […]

Gluten Free Caramelized Banana Pudding

Gluten Free Caramelized Banana Pudding

This caramelized banana pudding is the real deal, and it is also dairy free and paleo-friendly. It is reminiscent of the classic bright yellow banana pudding, nilla wafers, and cool whip that I seem to remember eating for snacks in daycare. BUT, instead of artificial banana coloring, […]

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This chicken enchilada casserole comes together quickly with a creamy roasted salsa verde, simple shredded chicken, tortillas of your choice, and cheese to create the perfect healthified comfort food casserole that’ll feed you for days. I’m writing this post on the way back from a […]

Paleo Strawberry Pots de Creme

Paleo Strawberry Pots de Creme

These dairy free Paleo Strawberry Pots de Creme are the perfect luscious, creamy dessert for Valentine’s Day, or any day. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I don’t know about you, but personally, we don’t really do anything for Valentine’s Day. My philosophy is somewhere along the […]


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