Author archive: Heather Cooan

Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes Sides Whole30
Roasted Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Onions (Keto, GFDF, Paleo, Whole30)
August 15, 2019
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Roasted veggies are the best side dish. This roasted broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and onions recipe is no exception! Roasting is an easy, great way to add major flavor and texture to any veggie. One major roasting staple at our house is broccoli, here I’ve added Brussels sprouts and onion to mix things up. Mushrooms are […]
Chronic Illness Hormone Balance Weight Loss
PCOS Diet & Weight Management
August 12, 2019
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I have PCOS. What Should I Eat? Let’s talk PCOS diet tips… If you are among the one in ten women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you’ll know that losing weight on PCOS is hard. The hormonal imbalance that comes with PCOS comes with metabolic issues. But that doesn’t mean a healthy weight is impossible! […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes
10 Dairy-Free Keto Mug Cake Recipes (Keto, GFDF)
August 8, 2019
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Soothe your sweet tooth with these top 10 dairy-free keto mug cake recipes! It’s a huge misconception that dieting has to be bland and boring for your taste buds. I mean, maybe if you’re on a low-fat diet, but not when you’re on keto! Keto is delicious! You are able to indulge in yummy desserts […]
Chronic Illness Wellbeing
How to Improve Vitamin D Deficiency
August 5, 2019
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Previously, I’ve explored what role vitamin D deficiency plays in the development and progression of autoimmune conditions, and with just how important vitamin D is in maintaining optimal immune health, it seemed like a good idea to share about how to improve vitamin D deficiency and if you’re not yet deficient, how to increase your […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes
Vanilla Ice Cream (Keto, Paleo, GFDF)
August 1, 2019
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! If you’re gonna make ice cream at home, you have to perfect a vanilla ice cream recipe first. Then you can add in anything you want to make any flavor you want! This recipe is simple, requires no cooking time unlike my Keto Chocolate Walnut […]
Hormone Balance Sexual Health
Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance
July 29, 2019
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Have you been on and off different types of birth control for several years? Do you suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), PMS, hot flashes, fatigue, or notice that when not on birth control your cycle has been nowhere near regular? Or maybe you just feel off yourself and get blindsided by moodiness and irritability […]
AIP Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes Sides Whole30
Crispy Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Keto, GFDF, Whole30, AIP, Paleo)
July 25, 2019
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I’ve never been a huge fan of brussels sprouts. But that was before crispy bacon brussels sprouts! I was only ever exposed to them boiled when I was younger and they were always bitter, mushy, and just plain gross. Sorry Mom, but they were no bueno. In my efforts to expand my veggie repertoire I’ve […]
Lifestyle
Best Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Your Face
July 22, 2019
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You definitely want to know about the best non-toxic sunscreens for your face. Protecting your facial skin from the sun’s UV rays should be at the top of your list of summer self-care practices. Overexposure to the sun can leave your face looking wrinkled and weathered, over time. It also puts you at higher risk […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains Paleo Recipes Whole30
Crockpot BBQ Pork Ribs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Whole30)
July 18, 2019
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Pork ribs are so good, especially crockpot bbq pork ribs. They’re so easy to make in the crockpot it’s ridiculous. Here in Phoenix, where it’s routinely 100 plus degrees in the summer, we don’t want to be outside messing with grills and smokers. Forget that, we’re gonna stay inside where it’s nice and cool in […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains Paleo Recipes Whole30
Dairy-Free Summer Keto Party Food
July 15, 2019
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Dairy-Free Summer Keto Party Food When the weather is hot and sunny you sort of naturally fall into a celebratory kind of mood. This usually leads to backyard BBQs and parties by the beach. Now, if you’re like me, and you probably are or else you wouldn’t be reading a keto blog post, you want […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains Paleo Recipes Whole30
Rib Rub (Keto, GFDF, Paleo, Whole30)
July 11, 2019
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We eat a ton of ribs around here! Blake is a fanatic about his ribs and he’s constantly asking me to make them so we have to have a good rib rub on-hand at all times! This time we were out of the spice blend we usually use and had to come up with a […]
Lifestyle
Using Phototoxic Essential Oils Safely
July 8, 2019
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There’s a huge misconception that essential oils are 100% safe to be used any way you wish. In fact, just the opposite is true. Essential oils are extremely potent and powerful substances that can do a great deal of harm to your skin if not used properly. There are a handful of phototoxic essential oils […]
Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains Paleo Recipes Whole30
Egg Salad (Keto, Whole30, Paleo, GFDF)
July 4, 2019
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It’s egg salad season! Summer is here and we are in the 100’s in Phoenix. This time of year, I’m on a constant mission to find good food that’s cold. I avoid turning on the oven at all costs to keep the house cool and those electricity bills low. Not to mention, it’s just too […]
Desserts Keto Mains Recipes Sides Snacks
Sixteen Keto 4th of July Recipes
July 1, 2019
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Happy 4th of July! Here are 16 of my favorite keto 4th of July recipes. The 4th of July weekend is always a great time filled with food, family, and friends. Everyone gets outside to enjoy the sun, the pool, and of course the fireworks! These festivities can be a trying time when you’re trying […]
Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Recipes
Low-Carb Berry Cheesecake (GF, Keto)
June 27, 2019
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Happy 4th of July! This low-carb berry cheesecake is perfect for your 4th of July festivities. Fresh, patriotic, and delicious. This cheesecake won’t bust your carb budget and everyone will think it’s a real cheesecake. It tastes just like the real thing!
Dairy-Free (DF) Desserts Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes
The Best Keto Low-Carb Brownie Recipes
June 24, 2019
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Chocolate cravings can get surious…especially when those hormones get kickin’! That’s where a keto low-carb brownie recipes come in handy. Brownies are probably one of the easiest desserts to make keto or low-carb. It’s super easy to swap out the flours and sweeteners for keto or low-carb ingredients. They’re also very easy to make gluten-free […]
AIP Dairy-Free (DF) Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Paleo Recipes Sides Whole30
Sauteed Balsamic Mushrooms (GFDF, Keto, Paleo, AIP, Whole30)
June 20, 2019
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Mushrooms are, quite possibly, one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. This sauteed balsamic mushrooms side-dish recipe is a fantastic and delicious way to get more mushrooms into your diet. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the mushroom, you might enjoy this dish. From where I sit, you can never have […]
Autoimmune Disease
The Role of Vitamin D in Autoimmune Disease
June 17, 2019
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Did you know the role of vitamin D in autoimmune disease is incredibly important? You are probably used to seeing food packaging that boldly proclaims to be fortified with vitamin D. But you may be less aware that vitamin D is naturally present in very few foods, and without some minimal exposure to the sun […]
Mains Recipes
Leftover Chicken Four Ways
June 13, 2019
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Once you start buying chicken in bulk and doing bulk cooking, you’ll eventually wind up with some serious leftover chicken. In an ideal world, you’ll even plan to! Leftovers are your friends: they save you time and effort, and they help keep the grocery bill down. Here’s how to get creative with leftover chicken, so that you […]
Lifestyle
Top 5 Non-Toxic Sunscreens
June 10, 2019
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Commercial sunscreens are full of toxic endocrine disrupting chemical compounds, make sure you’re choosing non-toxic sunscreens. With summer right around the corner you’ll surely see every big box store, pharmacy, and even grocery market sporting displays of sunscreen. Everything from SPF formulas created especially for children to concoctions that contain shimmer to give your skin […]