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Coconut sap: A sweetener even a paleo dieter could love

Used for thousands of years in South East Asia, coconut sap is quickly growing in popularity in the U.S. Environmentally sustainable, low in fructose, low on the glycemic index, full of nutrients, and darn tasty, this minimally processed sugar substitute excels where others fail. What is coconut sap? Coconut sap (a.k.a. coconut sap sugar, coconut nectar, coconut syrup) is […]

Banana Pudding with Whipped Cream & Toasted Walnuts

This little treasure of a dessert was created spur of the moment for Father’s Day and turned out great the first time. The only sugar in this recipe is from the bananas. The fats in the cream and walnuts help balance it out and keep your blood sugar from spiking. Ingredients: 2 large medium-ripe bananas […]

Tapioca Pudding with Stevia

Another delicious sugar-free dessert for you Choosing Health’ers! This one is higher in carbs than the panna cotta, but still won’t raise your blood sugar like most desserts. Ingredients: 1/2 cup small pearl tapioca, unsoaked 2 cups cold water 3 cups regular milk or coconut milk (coconut milk is lower in carbs) 20-25 drops vanilla […]

Cinnamon Ginger Panna Cotta Dessert with Stevia

This tastes like horchata! Very tasty and easy to make…and most importantly, there’s no sugar!!! This dessert uses stevia instead so it won’t spike your blood sugar like other desserts. It tastes sweet and delicious and you can enjoy it guilt-free! Check out the video here. Ingredients: 1 can unsweetened whole coconut milk 2 tsp […]

What you need to know about saturated fats

An article by Jack Challem titled A Big Fat Mistake reveals the growing acceptance that carbs, not saturated fat, contribute to poor health. He discusses some facts which aren’t new, but that haven’t been acknowledged by the media at large. Mainly, total cholesterol is not a good indicator for heart attack risk since half of […]

Organic dining guide for Santa Cruz, part 2: Lunch & Dinner

I hope all you choosing health’ers love and appreciate this guide! I called restaurants every evening for weeks to compile this list. How great is it to know in a glance which restaurants in our town offer organic food?! In case you missed Part 1, the reason for this endeavor was to make a tool to […]

Low-carb granola!

Here’s the video for making homemade, low-carb granola! This granola is a great option to the high carb and high sugar options available in stores. Even “healthy” granolas that are sweetened with agave or honey are too high in carbohydrate for most people. This version is more protein and healthy fat dense without all the […]

Quick, easy & healthy meal tips

The excuse so often given for not cooking at home is lack of time. In reality, there are many healthy and delicious meals that take less time to prepare than the time it would take you waiting for food in a restaurant and for a fraction of the cost. With the right tips, you can […]