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No Bake Oat Bars Recipe

Channon Adams

No Bake Oat Bars Recipe

Getting the kids or even myself to find a satisfying and filling snack was a challenge in the beginning of our clean eating journey. Granola bars were my go to snack when wanting something a little more than fruit or veggies, but discovering they are full of process sugars and unhealthy ingredients. After looking for cleaner options I found that most clean bars on the market are expensive and with a family of 5 getting 4 sometimes 5 bars for 5 dollars is not in our budget. That means that snack pack is gone after just one use! One thing I have...

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Start Your Morning with a Smoothie Bowl!

Channon Adams

Start Your Morning with a Smoothie Bowl!

Since eating more cleanly and allergic to eggs and dairy, breakfast time seemed to be the hardest meal for me to eat. Mostly because I was sick of the same oatmeal every morning! I have been enjoying smoothies for a years but never thought to create a nutrient packed bowl and enjoy it as my breakfast. One of my favorite things about smoothie bowls is that you can add different ingredients in giving you a different bowl each time you eat one! The main thing that is different from a smoothie bowl to a smoothie drink would be the texture. Smoothie...

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What is The Autoimmune Protocol Diet?

Channon Adams

What is The Autoimmune Protocol Diet?

I had never heard of the autoimmune protocol diet [some call it AIP] until four years ago. It was just after I learned that I had Graves Disease and was struggling to level out my hormones. We were also trying to reduce the inflammation in my body because it was really high! One thing about me and my beliefs is that I do not do diets, nor do I believe in dieting and I also think they can bring bad relationships with food. When the doctor had mentioned the word diet I wasn't really listening anymore. After going home and doing...

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Should Everyone Avoid Gluten

Channon Adams

Should Everyone Avoid Gluten

Gluten free seems to be put in our faces at the grocery store, social media and blog post everywhere, but have you stopped to think what makes gluten so bad. What is Gluten? How bad is gluten that we all need to stop eating it? Who should really be avoiding gluten? Answering these questions, plus more ready to dive in! What is Gluten? No where better to start than what exactly is gluten. Gluten is a complex mixture of hundreds of related but distinct proteins, mainly gliadin and glutenin. Gliadin is to be blamed for most of the adverse health effects. Gluten is...

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9 Ways to Use Chicken Bone Broth

Channon Adams

9 Ways to Use Chicken Bone Broth

I have really gotten into making chicken bone broth from scratch each week. Not only is it more cost efficient than store bought, but I am able to control exactly what is being put in. Chicken bone broth is soothing and healing for the gut and is packed full of minerals, vitamins amino acids and essential fatty acids that our bodies are able to easily absorb. Finding ways to add it to our meals weekly was my goal, and little to my surprise I have found 9 ways to incorporate chicken bone broth that make the food taste that much more flavorful.  Reheating Chicken After...

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