Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Quinoa – Gluten-free “grain” or is it a seed?

Quinoa is a seed that’s been around forever, though with the popularity it’s gained in recent years, you’d think it was a new invention. Quinoa has an amazing nutritional profile. This seed is gluten free, high in protein and rich in health-supportive fats. Quinoa is full of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. It can lower your […]

Paleo Tahini Pumpkin Pie and Maple Cardamom Coconut Whipped Cream

You can’t have the holidays without pumpkin EVERYTHING!! But for those of us trying to stay away from dairy, gluten, and refined sugar – the holidays can feel like the 7th circle of hell – running into temptation at every corner! So after some recipe testing, we finally found a delicious holiday classic that’s actually […]

Leanne’s Favorite Gluten Free Snacks

By: Leanne Ely If you would like more fantastic Gluten-Free ideas, I’ve put together an amazing bundle featuring Gluten-Free freezer menus and mixes!  It’s a $50 value, but you can get it right now for just $17!  Click here to learn more ———————————————— One of the questions that I get asked all the time is, […]

Buckets of nutrition in buckwheat

Buckwheat flour, Buckwheat, Gluten free flour

Healthy-Foods Buckets of nutrition in buckwheat By: Leanne Ely With all of the bad press wheat’s getting these days, you might be surprised to see buckwheat as the topic of this week’s health food post. But what you might not know is that buckwheat is actually not wheat. It’s not actually a grain at all […]

The great grains debate


Food For Thought The great grains debate By: Leanne Ely Whole grains, organic grains, gluten-free grains . . . there’s so much talk about grains these days and whether they’re good for you or not. I’m definitely in the camp of “grains are not good for you” when it comes to grains of all kinds. […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: A Great Gluten-Free Substitute and Recipe!

Buckwheat flour, Buckwheat, Gluten free flour

Buckwheat flour comes from a plant, not a grain, and is naturally gluten-free. The flour is milled from buckwheat groats, the seeds of the buckwheat plant, which incidentally is related to rhubarb. With lots of naturally occurring fiber, this is a good choice for a regular flour substitute for the celiac or gluten intolerant. Nutritionally, […]

Gluten Free – Is It Just A Fad?

Healthy Foods Gluten Free – Is It Just A Fad? by Leanne Ely, CNC Those two words “gluten free” seem to be popping up all over the place. Grocery stores in particular have started posting color-coded labels underneath gluten free foods so they’ll stand out and be instantly recognizable. So what’s the big deal with […]

What is Gluten?

Healthy Foods What is Gluten? By Leanne Ely, C.N.C In Celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity, has suddenly become much more popular and common than it used to be. So, what is all the hubbub about? Gluten is a protein that resides in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. On the bright side, not all grains […]