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Gluten-Free Brownies

  Ingredients: (Use all organic) 5 ounces high quality 100% cocoa dark chocolate ½  cup organic coconut oil ½  coconut sugar ½ cup Norbu sugar 1/2 cup almond meal 1/4 cup sorghum flour 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 organic free-range eggs, beaten well with a fork 1 tablespoon bourbon vanilla*   Optional: 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts Dark chocolate chips for the top   Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat, gently stirring. (Or melt in a microwave safe measuring cup and stir together to combine.) In a mixing bowl whisk together the ...

Salted Coconuts

Ingredients 6 oz Macadamia nuts 6 oz. Walnuts 6 oz. Brazil nuts Coconut Oil Seasonings of your choice Directions: In the microwave warm ¼ cup coconut oil Add: Himalayan Pink Salt Garlic powder (or your favorite spices) Put into a Mason jar and add the nuts. Shake it up until nuts are well coated. Dump onto paper towels and salt nuts if more salt is needed. Put back into jar and refrigerate. Eat cold. You can also use Norbu or coconut sugar in the coconut oil to make a sweet version. I still put in a little bit of salt.

Melt in Your Mouth High Protein Low Fat Fudge

Melt over very low heat: 2 4oz packages of SunSpire organic baking bar 100% unsweetened cacao 16 ounces of Nutiva coconut manna or Artisana Raw coconut butter 1 ½ cups XYLITOL sugar 1 cup shredded coconut – medium shred 1 cup shelled hemp seed Florettes When well blended pour into silicone cupcake holders and freeze. Pop out of holders and store in freezer or refrigerator. Alternatively, grease glass pan, pour in mixture and refrigerate until solid enough to cut into bars. Must be kept cold until eaten. The fat in this fudge is metabolized as almost pure energy as it is primarily a medium chain fat, which does not store as a fat but is used by the liver. So ...
Protein-Bars-wide

Gluten-Free Organic Protein Bars

In a sauce pan over very low heat stir: 4 oz. 100% Sunspire dark chocolate bar ½ cup almond butter ½ cup cold pressed coconut oil ½ cup Norbu sugar and ½ cup honey or    coconut crystals (Or you can use only Norbu for zero calories from sugar)   In a mixing bowl toss: 1 cup hemp florets 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup raw organic protein powder (I recommend Protein 17 which can be found at Whole Foods) ½ cup raisins ½ cup mixed dry antioxidant fruits Pour warm mixture into mixing bowl and toss with a fork until well mixed   Grease a glass pan with coconut oil and spread mix. Freeze for 1 hour, ...
Photo Credit: Cameron Knight ckpj.com

Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Lemony-Carrot Cake Pops [video]

Photo Credit: Cameron Knight ckpj.com We recently started offering cooking classes in Cincinnati to patients that are in treatment for obesity, and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder. During the classes, participants pick up basic cooking tips for preparing “clean” luscious tasting dishes, dressing, marinades, desserts and soups. This week we made some delicious Lemony-Carrot Cake Pops! You can view the full recipe HERE. Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center ...
Seasoned Mixed Nuts

Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Seasoned Mixed Nuts

photo used under a creative commons license In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’. Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony. We recently started offering cooking classes in Cincinnati to patients that ...
Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Avocado Chocolate Pudding

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’. Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony. This delicious recipe is courtesy of Amber Romanuik, founder of Nourish This Life and author Amber Approved Gluten, Dairy & Sugar-Free ...
Photo Credit: Cameron Knight ckpj.com

Obesity & Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Lemon Carrot Cake Pops

Photo Credit: Cameron Knight, ckpj.com Lemon Carrot Cake Pops Ingredients: For the Filling – 2 large Granny Smith Apples (about 1 lb), peeled, cored & quartered 1 large carrot (add more carrots and/or apples if they are small) 1/2 cup or more shredded coconut 3 Tablespoons cashew butter 1/3 cup crushed or finely ground pecans, raw or toasted 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar 1 teaspoon 100% vanilla extract 2 tsp lemon juice and zest of one medium lemon 2 teaspoons apple juice pinch of salt For the Coating – 1/2 cup coconut butter, melted 2 tablespoons unrefined/cold pressed coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon 100% vanilla extract zest of one medium sized lemon ...
Eating Disorder Recovery: Apple Crisp

Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Apple Crisp

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’. Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony. BAKED APPLE CRISP Filling Ingredients* 5 granny smith apples – peeled, cored, quartered, and cut into 1/4-inch slices. ...
Strawberries and Palm Sugar

Clean Eating Recipe: Strawberries and Coconut Palm Sugar

If you’re looking for an easy, yet delicious dessert recipe, look no further! This delicious dessert can be prepared in a matter of minutes and only contains two ingredients – organic strawberries and organic palm sugar! Strawberries dipped in Coconut Palm Sugar. Both of these ingredients are fantastic on their own; combining them is a recipe for success! This recipe is particularly useful for my patients that are in recovery for an eating disorder, since it doesn’t require much time in the kitchen…a place that can cause anxiety for those in early recovery. As we discussed in an earlier blog post, organic coconut palm sugar has many health benefits, including: Palm sugar is non-GMO, 100% organic, and unrefined Palm sugar ...
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