Hi, I'm Karen, a certified health coach, whole food enthusiast, photographer, and food blogger. I received my health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2020. I am also a busy mom and wife trying to juggle practices, homework and dinner time. My husband Jim and I have three teenagers aged 16, 15, and 13 and one super cute pup, named Cooper. 🐶I graduated from Harvard University with a Master's Degree in Technology in Education in 2003. This blog is how I marry my love of healthy eating and my background in technology.
My eating philosophy is pretty simple... this is the key to a long and healthy relationship with food...
Eat lots of seasonal vegetables + fruits + protein + some healthy fats.
That's it? Sound easy. It kind of is! Oh yeah, and don't deprive yourself. If you want a piece of Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cake then eat a small piece and move on.
Don't beat yourself up about it. I have found over the years that when I avoid all sweets, I binge later on.
So why do I focus on gluten-free foods?
About five years ago, I was having stomach problems and fatigue so I met with a holistic nutritionist and decided to try to go gluten free for two weeks. She helped me do an elimination diet and I realized that gluten was messing with me. Luckily, I do not have celiac disease and I can tolerate some now and then. I know there are a lot of people out there who are on special diets and that's why I label everything gluten free, paleo, whole 30 and dairy free.
If you are thinking you should try to give up gluten to see if it alleviates some symptoms or for less inflammation check out all of my ...
GLUTEN FREE RESOURCES
- How To Go Gluten Free for Beginners
- Gluten Free Food List
- Gluten Free Meal Plan
- Ultimate List of Gluten Free Blogs
- 20 Best Gluten Free Products at Trader Joe's
- 100 Gluten Free Lunch Ideas for Kids
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