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5 Favorite Flavor Finds!

Healthy food can taste good! Check out all five photo images along with links, so you can try them and decide if you want to stock them in your pantry too! 

Ovvia's recipes for making your own salsa, guacamole and pesto are great ways to add flavor to your food. But homemade isn't always fast, easy and convenient. That's why, I keep these five things on my shelf at all times! 

"Everything But the Bagel" 

Yes this sesame seasoning blend is free of smuggles! And while I...

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4 Tips to Buying Healthy Food

Unsuspecting smuggled ingredients can derail your healthy eating by stimulating appetite, hunger and cravings! These 4 tips all start with the letter “F” and will help you when shopping for packaged foods so you can avoid unnecessary sugars, stimulants, fakes and fillers. In this two-part series, we’ll start with the first two things you need to know! And you’ll find examples and recommendations to help clarify too.

#1 Flavor variations most commonly include...

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Constantly Hungry & Fighting Cravings?

Hunger and cravings are the primary signals your body uses to ask for the three key nutrients it needs to survive and thrive. Once it’s properly fed it will tell the brain to “Stop eating, I’m satisfied”. Fiber, protein and healthy fat are the three key nutrients that manage hunger and work best when consumed whole, in real, unprocessed foods. 

Fiber is essential because it stays behind in your digestive tract to feed your good-gut-bacteria that literally...

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Greens & Beans

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 1 large bunch kale, leaves stripped off stems 

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed 

  • 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts or whole, skinned almonds 

  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and soft stems

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

  • Freshly ground black pepper 

  • 2 tablespoons water 

  • 1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 

Directions

  1. Warm 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large...
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Easy High Fiber Breakfast

 

Ingredients:

  • .5-1 cup Lentils (Fiber*)
  • 2 eggs (Protein)
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or Coconut Oil (Fat)
  • Chili Onion Crunch (Flavor*)

Great Fiber Sources:

  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Lentils

To build the perfect breakfast I start with my most important nutrient FIBER (find out why fiber is my #1 focus). I pick my fiber source from the short list above and cook it based on package instructions. 

I find some of my favorite pre-cooked lentil packs at Trader Joe's & Whole Foods. But I've also...

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Chickpea Salad

Protein, High Fiber, Meal Base

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 cup finely diced celery (about 3 stalks)
  • optional ½ cup thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts (2 to 3 scallions)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl whisk together yogurt,...

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