Entries by Kari Penner

Grain Free Waffles

These Grain Free Waffles are a healthier, mildly sweet version of a breakfast favourite that taste amazing and are made with real, wholesome ingredients. Crispy outside and fluffy inside without grains and sugar! Enjoy them during your morning routine or as a light dessert, or keep them frozen and ready for when you or your kids […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Caesar Salad Dressing

Salads are great, but without a good dressing it is really just a pile of raw vegetables. This Caesar Salad Dressing comes together quickly and is a tasty, healthy substitute for traditional store-bought dressing. Turn your salad into a meal by adding Turkey Bacon, Old Fashioned BBQ Chicken, or Spiced Grass-Fed Beef Roast. If you like croutons, […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Grass-fed Beef Squash Casserole

Looking for a zesty meal that’s easily put together in a single dish? This Grass-fed Beef Squash Casserole with its combination of nutrient filled grass-fed beef, vitamin C rich squash, select vegetables, and tex-mex spices will make you come back to it time and again. For a mild version, use diced green chiles instead of jalapenos. […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata with Paleo Crumble Topping

Your guests will rave about this Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata with Paleo Crumble Topping recipe. Both zucchinis and mushrooms will boost the nutrient value of your diet and help optimize body weight. This is a light and mouthwatering dish that leaves room for what comes next. Add herbs and more mushrooms to your liking, and serve it […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Cheesy Paleo Crackers

If cheese crackers are your biggest weakness then these Cheesy Paleo Crackers are the perfect snack. They are grain-free, sugar-free, and great for those who do Paleo to include dairy since cheese is an excellent dietary source of calcium and protein. You can proudly serve these crunchy, addictive crackers with your favourite dip for football season or any […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Grain-free Vegan Herb Crackers

Finding a good healthy cracker can be hard. These Grain-free Vegan Herb Crackers are the solution to all your cracker problems! Impeccably seasoned, perfectly crunchy, and these crackers pair great with organic cheese, soup, veggies, dips, or are tasty just on their own. Grain-free Vegan Herb Crackers Recipe Makes 20 crackers (1 inch each) Ingredients […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Paleo Mocha Chocolate Cookies

Do you love the smell and taste of coffee, or know coffee lovers? These Paleo Mocha Chocolate Cookies are a fun dessert to make for the holiday season, birthdays for coffee lovers, and cookie exchanges as you can freeze them in advance. Espresso deepens the cocoa taste to add a deep, rich flavor to these […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Nutbutter Snow Balls

Nut butters are a delicious and versatile way to get your daily dose of healthy fats (I know that’s where most of mine comes from). These easy-to-make nutbutter snow balls are perfect as take-along snacks or for a dessert at your next event. Best of all, your kids will love them! Nutbutter Snow Balls Recipes Makes 12 […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Mini Coconut Cream Chocolate Cups

Did someone say chocolate? These Mini Coconut Cream Chocolate Cups are little bites of heaven and perfect for when your sweet tooth acts up. The best part is that they are super easy to throw together. With coconut, dark chocolate, and healthy fats- you can’t go wrong! You will never be tempted to reach for a […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Cheesy Garlic Coconut Flour Bread

Garlic Coconut Flour Bread!? This cheesy garlic bread makes the perfect side for so many weekday meals, especially Roasted Vegetable Lasagna or Basic Chili. Coconut flour works as a great substitute for traditional flour, and has way more health benefits, but doesn’t sacrifice taste. This side dish is perfect for your next dinner party or get-together. Now, […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Maximized Cacao Chip Cookies

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, or in this case Maximized Cacao Chip Cookies. If you’ve never tried cacao nibs, you are really missing out. Touted as “nature’s chocolate chips”, crunchy cacao nibs are rich in chocolate flavour and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. With real ingredients that are packed with nutrition, you really can’t […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Plain chicken can get boring and dry after a while, so it is good to have a variety of recipes at your disposal to spice up your chicken dinners. This juicy, flavour-packed chicken recipe is sure to be added to your repertoire. The mix of garlic, cilantro, and other zesty seasonings make this Cilantro Lime […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Cake

Apple recipes aren’t just for the fall; they are delicious all year round! this tasty Paleo Apple Cinnamon Cake is a perfect healthy substitution for a birthday cake or as a take along dessert for your next party or event. Unlike most other apple cakes, this one is packed with healthy fats and lacking any artificial sugars. You’ll be delighted […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Cranberry Nut Bread

Cranberry nut bread anyone? Coconut flour is so versatile that it allows you to enjoy the comfort of bread without having to eat regular bread. This sweet Cranberry Nut Bread will add flavour and crunch to your breakfast routine (toasted or not) or in a more savory setting; either way, you will have a hard time […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Is your sweet tooth at it again? Satisfy it with these delicious guilt-free Chocolate Chunk Brownies. Utilizing raw almond butter, cocoa powder, and unsweetened dark chocolate, these brownies will be the hit of your next bake sale… or just your household if you don’t feel like sharing! Just be aware that these are incredibly easy to overeat. […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Nine Layer Taco Dip

Is it game day? Are you having a party? Either way, this Nine Layer Taco Dip will have everyone hovering around the snack table! A widespread mix of layered organic vegetables perfectly paired with a combination of spices, cheese, and beans takes this nine layer dip to the next level of party food. Serve it […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Cucumber Salad

This is a zesty, refreshing Cucumber Salad that makes the perfect tasty light lunch or side dish, especially for a spicy main dish such as Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce or Thai Curry Stir Fry. Cucumbers offer a unique combination of nutrients including cucurbitacins, lignans, and flavonoids, which provide valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. This recipe is super easy to put […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Smoked Paprika Almonds

Almonds are pretty much a super snack as they keep you full while providing your body with tons of nutritional benefits… not to mention they are tasty. This simple Smoked Paprika Almonds recipe is a great way to shake up your favourite daily snack and still fuel your body with the healthy fats it needs! Regularly eating […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Packed with flavour and lemony goodness, these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a great addition to your breakfast or as an anytime grab-and-go snack. They are moist, light, fresh and delicious! Poppy seeds provide a pleasant crunch and colour to baked goods as well as minerals including calcium, iron and zinc. Sure to brighten up any morning, these fiber-packed […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce

Do not let the long list of ingredients deter you from this delicious Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce as most are just dry spices. Curry (generally includes turmeric, cumin and chili powder, though) is a great way to shake up your traditional chicken dinners with spice (as much and as hot as you want), flavour, protein and […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Walnut Red Pepper Dip

If you usually serve spinach dip or hummus at friendly gatherings or dinner parties, try switching it up with this tasty Walnut Red Pepper Dip. Walnuts contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytonutrients while red peppers are a great source of vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6 and folate. Serve this dip with Savory Flax Crackers, Crunchy Sesame Crackers, […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Italian Wedding Soup

This popular, cold-weather classic just got a Maximized makeover. Italian Wedding Soup does take a bit of preparation, so you will have to think ahead- but it is worth it!  Traditionally this soup is made with pasta. To keep it grain-free, you could add cooked white beans like the No-Noodle Winter Minestrone recipe. Warm, comforting, and protein-packed, this […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Broccoli & Pine-Nut Soup

This Broccoli & Pine-Nut Soup is delicious, simple, fast and healthy; could you ask for anything more? Broccoli is a good source anti-oxidants and glutathione, and said to be the healthiest member of the cabbage family. With just 5 ingredients, this soup is perfect for a middle-of-the-week winter meal or when you just need some […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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Coconut Milk and Curry Frittata

Looking for a new way to cook your eggs? Look no further. This Coconut Milk and Curry Frittata dish is a delicious and easy way to mix up your daily egg routine. Change it up by adding in diced up meat, and other chopped up veggies. Frittatas are perfect for breakfast, dinner or leftovers, so this […]

Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary.
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