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Sara is a passionate advocate for natural approaches to health, she shares her tips here.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are a superfood – they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and many other nutrients. They are also high in a very unique fiber – that is hydrophillic – meaning it soaks up a lot of liquid, creating a gel. This gel helps to keep us hydrated, give us energy, and slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Great for athletes, and anyone looking to boost their energy, endurance, and overall health. Chia seeds make a delicious, nutritious and easy to make – pudding! Ingredients: 1 cup coconut or almond milk 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries, or pomegranate seeds or other berry 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts or hemp seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart (Gluten & Grain Free)

I am not a fan of pecan pie - I find it way too sweet, and don't like how it is kind of gelatinous. But I know it is a traditional pie for Thanksgiving. So I came up with this Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart - which just so happens to be gluten and grain free too. It also has no Karo syrup (like traditional pecan pie), or sugar (uses maple syrup and stevia instead). Try it this Thanksgiving, or any other time you want to impress your guests (or when you are craving chocolate)! It is a nice treat - but won't send you off the deep end like traditional pecan pie. Crust Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cup of almond flour 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 tsp. sea salt 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, or your favorite natu

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