Stephanie Graves

7 Harmful Effects of Sugar on the Body

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We all know sugar is ‘bad’, right? But do you really know how sugar is impacting your health?  Once I started my functional training, it was eye-opening to learn the negative implications it has on all body systems. Excess sugar consumption can lead to or exacerbate issues like ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, heart […]

Adrenal Fatigue 101: Symptoms, Phases, and Treatment

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Yes, it is real, and no, your symptoms will not improve after a few days, weeks, or months even. Healing from adrenal fatigue is a journey, BUT with proper nutrition, lifestyle support, healing supplements, and herbs – recovery is possible. Many people, mostly women, are suffering from daily, debilitating fatigue. Contrary to what all your […]

The Truth About Fats

If you’ve spent any time scrolling my recipe pages, you’ve likely noticed a theme; fats are everywhere. But believe it or not, for most of my adolescence and early 20’s I was terrified of fat! Everything I ate was either “low-fat”, “reduced-fat” or “no fat”. But fortunately, now I know the truth.  Fats are essential […]

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin ice cream

My kids love ice cream. What kid doesn’t? So in an effort to allow them to still enjoy one of their favorite treats I purchased an ice cream maker.  I’m not going to lie, I was terrified of it. In fact, it sat in our pantry for 7-months until I took it out of the […]

Hike-Essential Trail Mix

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The best snacks for a hike are those that a) don’t require refrigeration, b) are mess-free, and c) are packed full of protein and fiber for sustained energy. This simple, nutrient-dense trail mix hits all three marks and for bonus points, it’s so easy to throw together and customize to your liking. Here’s what I […]

Immune-Boosting Pineapple Popsicles

Whether your kids need to cool off from the summer sun or could use a large dose of Vitamin C to combat a cold – these immune-boosting, refreshing pineapple popsicles hit the spot. Making your own popsicles may seem daunting, but believe me, it’s so much more rewarding knowing my kids are eating healthy, clean […]

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

A delicious, gluten-free, high-protein cookie makes this recipe the perfect healthy snack. Most store-bought cookies contain scary amounts of sugar, corn syrup, artificial colors, and sweeteners. This recipe, on the other hand, has just a handful of wholesome ingredients, like peanut butter and oats. And what’s sweeter is that they come together in minutes. Finally, […]

Fluffy Gluten-Free Protein Powered Pancakes

These are our favorite go-to pancakes for a simple weekday breakfast. And if you use the recipe below, you should have enough leftovers for an even easier breakfast later in the week too!  I use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour which has a 1:1 ratio to wheat flour and also contains xanthan gum so no […]

Heart Healthy Donuts

What kid doesn’t go wild for donuts? And with three forms of coconut (oil, butter, and flakes), these mom-approved donuts are packed full of heart-healthy saturated fats. Wait, what? Aren’t saturated fats bad for you? No! I’m here to bust this myth. Saturated fats, like cholesterol, get a bad reputation, however, if they’re so bad […]

Dijon-Honey Dressing

I made this recipe on a whim recently as I was looking for something other than my go-to balsamic-honey dressing. And since then, I’ve made this dressing several times over.  This easy recipe provides a powerful kick of flavor and is perfect as a dipping sauce for veggies or dressing for a salad. Try it […]