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Good morning!

We have LOVED that summer break is here and we have NOTHING scheduled each day except to play and for me to FINALLY clean this house out!

I wanted to let all of you know that I was so surprised at your response to my Crazy Road To Health post.

It amazes me how many of you are experiencing strange health symptoms and how possibly by posting my experience you many see a functional medicine doctor in your area.

So many of you requested some of my gluten free recipes.

Every once in awhile I will share some recipes that my family loves.

Today I wanted to share a quick lunch I make for myself, a snack I always keep in my purse and one of our favorite dinners.

All of the recipes use fresh ingredients, they are EASY and very tasty!

I find that the one thing that prevents me from eating well is time.  Now that I can't eat those quick grab foods (that weren't that good for me in the first place) I have had to figure out what I can grab in a few minutes to fill me up.

This only take a few minutes..truly..and holds me over (and I LOVE spinach).

Sauteed Spinach with Cherry Tomatoes


One package of organic spinach (3-4 cups)

Unrefined coconut oil, olive oil or butter

Fresh garlic (if you have time)

Handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half

Celtic Sea Salt

Saute the spinach in the oil of your choice with the garlic, put a lid on the pan and the spinach will be wilted in a few minutes.  Toss with the tomatoes and sea salt and you have a fast lunch or snack.

Trail Mix…with a twist


One cup of unsweetened shredded, organic coconut

One cup of dried strawberries (no sugar)

One cup of cup up organic, grass fed, thinly sliced turkey jerky

One cup raw walnuts

One cup raw almonds

Mix it all together and place in a baggie.  This is a perfect snack when you need to wait for food and you need to keep your blood sugar stable….and it is really good for you!

Thai Curry Chicken


1 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast

Crushed red pepper

Freshly ground black pepper

Coconut oil

1 small red onion, diced

1 -2 red bell peppers, core and remove seeds and thinly slice

1-2 tbsp of honey

1 inch of fresh ginger, grated

1 cup of low sodium chicken broth

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Basil leaves, for garnish

Sprinkle the chicken with black and red pepper flakes, cook over high heat in a skillet with the oil.

I like to have the chicken already cubed to cut down on the cooking time.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

Add a little more coconut oil (unrefined) and saute the onions, red pepper and garlic (just a few minutes)

Add curry, honey and ginger to the vegetables and coat.

Add broth and coconut milk.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.

Allow the liquid to reduce by 1/2 (10-15 minutes).

Add the chicken and basil leaves and serve.

Have a wonderful Monday…..we are off for a bike ride.

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  1. Suz Reaney

    Thank you, dear Jeanne! I am trying to eat better for everything strange that is going on with me!!!
    I can’t believe I did the fair, either. You know, until I read your comment, I didn’t even think of the possibility of not doing it. What is with me? I am starting to get better…you know…the coughing up? We had rain from Saturday 11:00 on but we did pretty well. No tornados, which is good here in Minnesota!
    We had a table collapse from the mud into the street but my hero, Jud, rescued it. It was kind of funny!
    Hugs to you!!!

  2. amy

    yum! how are those back cheeks feeling today?=) must not be too bad cause you and the family are back at it again today!=) have fun!

  3. Courtney Walsh

    I make spinach and cherry tomatoes with just a little feta cheese mixed in. I’m not sure I can keep eating feta, but it really is so good…and of course, the celtic sea salt and garlic help! πŸ™‚

  4. Annette Q

    Okay…its just gone midnight round my part of the world but all of a sudden I’m feeling veeeerry hungry! πŸ™‚
    Will be back in the morning to get those recipes

  5. Anne

    These recipes look not only healthy, but appealing to the eye, too! Of course, a LOT of that might have to do with your amazing photography!
    I’ll be fixing the spinach dish tomorrow, thank you for sharing!

  6. Traci

    thanks for sharing jeanne. those recipes look amazing. even for this girl who eats terribly – i’ll admit it. my daughter is gonna love it when i whip up one of these.

  7. Sue

    I’m always looking for gluten free snacks that are easy to throw in my purse and go. I’ve never even heard of turkey jerky. Love that idea…thanks!
    Sue : )

  8. Dore

    Hi Jeannie,
    I have been on a “GLUTEN FREE” diet for many years way before you could find Gluten Free at the local markets and would shop my local health food markets for the mixes wheat free diet foods. I Have celiac disease and years I was told I had ulcers…any one out there with ulcers or digestion problems look into freeing your diet with Glutens they are also those nasty preservatives added to our tasty foods, try to stay away from processed foods, wheat glutens, as well as high carb foods the raise sugar levels in the blood and create more problems…it’s a cruel eating world out there πŸ™‚
    So happy to here you are getting a grip on your health…no quick cure over night it takes time and all things good in time.
    The double fudge cake on my blog site post is Gluten free and did not go into it, I afford myself a sliver now and then… I posted about my bird china and dinning with the birds πŸ™‚
    My daughter is being tested for it now due to years of migraine headaches that are torture for her and there is a link to glutens and migraines, also findings of gluten free diets helping autistic children, A.D.H.D, I have been into alternative health for 24 years and it really works !
    Hope I helped some of you out there, better health and peaceful living πŸ™‚
    Thanks for inspiring us Jeannie and posting about this you may have helped more then you know.

  9. Mary

    Girl, you really have me thinking about the “gluten” factor the last couple of weeks. I have symptoms that have nagged me for years but I never, ever though gluten could be my enemy. See what a difference a blog post can make! You could single-handedly change my life if this works! ;o)

  10. Rosie

    I too love spinach and this little concoction looks quite tasty, will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks so much for your visit.
    …smile on Rosie

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