1. Instant Pot Tomato Soup (with BACON!!)

    Comfort food at its finest! This was my very favorite food growing up, and although I can no longer have the grilled cheese on the side, it's still so nostalgic and comforting! This wonderfully creamy soup is also paleo! #WIN Ingredients: 32 oz can of tomatoes 3 tbsp tomato paste 1 quart chicken stock or bone broth 1 carrot, chopped 1 stalk of celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 6-8 cloves garlic, mi…Read More

  2. Grain-Free Granola

    One of our wonderful patients gifted us this awesome homemade grain-free granola for Christmas and it was too good not to share the recipe!! Ingredients: 1 cup dry roasted unsalted sliced almonds 2 cups unsweetened coconut chips 1 cup dry roasted unsalted sunflower seeds 1 cup raw pepitas 1 cup dry roasted pecan pieces 1/3 c walnut oil 2 tablespoons organic honey 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 tsp van…Read More

  3. Easy Medeterranean Chicken Salad

    I make this recipe when I know we will be busy as it is so easy to grab and eat quickly! It is delicious AND healthful. It is full of healthy fats, protein and antioxidants. The protein and fat in this recipe helps to balance blood sugar and keep you full longer. Can't go wrong here! Ingredients: 1 whole rotisserie chicken, with the chicken pulled off and chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup art…Read More

  4. Paleo Taco Casserole

    This recipe was adapted from Juli Bauer at www.paleomg.com--if you haven't checked out Juli's amazing paleo focused recipes, you must head over there for inspiration! I love LOVE one pot meals, casseroles, and really anything that blends all the ingredients of one meal into one dish. Why? Because it makes life so much easier! Plus, easier leftovers! This recipe in particular is even better on day …Read More

  5. Vanilla Chia Pudding

    In need of a delicious treat that doesn't spike your blood sugar and leave your gut a mess? Enter chia pudding. When done right, this tasty treat can really fit the bill as both delicious and nutritious.  Chia seeds contain a healthy amount of fiber (11 grams in 2 tbsp!!) which can help with constipation, and high levels of anti inflammatory omega 3 fats. What's not to like?! Ingredients: 1 can l…Read More

  6. Grace’s Picadillo

    Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped 6 cloves of garlic 1.5 pounds of ground beef, grass fed Salt and pepper 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce 1 15 oz can of petite diced tomatoes 2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 2 teaspoons of cumin 2 bay leaves Pinch of ground cloves Pinch of nutmeg 2/3 cup raisins 2/3 cup pit…Read More

  7. Curried Lentil Soup

    Ingredients: One bag red lentils, rinsed and washed One yellow onion, chopped 6 cloves fresh garlic, or more to taste, minced 5 stalks celery, chopped 5 carrots, chopped 8 cups organic chicken stock One 15oz can coconut milk Salt and pepper to taste One tsp garam masala spice Two or more tsp curry powder, or more to taste 2-3 Tbsp olive or coconut oil 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro Instructions: H…Read More

  8. Detox Soup

    Full of cruciferous veggies to detox and satisfy any appetite!! Ingredients: One large yellow onion 5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped 5-6 celery stalks 6-8 garlic cloves One large red bell pepper 10 oz organic baby spinach, chopped 10 oz organic baby kale, chopped 10-15 oz shredded cabbage One 15oz can cannellini beans (omit if eating paleo). Preferred Eden brand, BPA free. One 15oz can Muir Glen di…Read More

  9. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Have you tried the lettuce wraps at PF Changs?? One of our staff members, Kara, developed this recipe after trying, and loving, the lettuce wraps there! Use this either as an appetizer or as a full meal. YUM! Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 lb ground chicken 1 large onion, diced 1/3 cup gluten free hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp tamari soy sauce (gluten free) 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 Tbsp…Read More

  10. Balanced Well-Being Staff Breakfast Roundup!

    Read on to get some ideas from our staff on foods to incorporate into your morning routine! Grace: I eat one cup of low fat plain Greek yogurt, Fage brand, with blueberries and a small sprinkling of granola OR an egg scramble with spinach. Kara: I start the day with one cup of black coffee. I typically take either a smoothie to go on working days or hard boiled eggs. My smoothie includes Xymogen Read More