Entries by Kari Penner

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. 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. Ingredients 2 cups almond flour ¾ teaspoon celtic sea salt 2 tablespoons […]

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! Ingredients 1 cup raw almond butter […]

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. Perfect for dinner parties, get-togethers or as a side to your regular weekday […]

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! Perfect as a healthy substitution for a birthday cake or as a take along dessert for your next party or event, this tasty Paleo Apple Cinnamon Cake, unlike most others, is packed with healthy fats and lacking any artificial sugars. You’ll be delighted you didn’t wait for […]

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 is great in the morning (toasted or not) or in a more savory setting; either way, you will have a hard time stopping at one […]

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 almond butter, raw 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! Ingredients 1 (16) ounce jar raw almond butter, […]

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 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. Enjoy it with organic flaxseed chips […]

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 summer side dish or a tasty light lunch. It is super easy to throw together and takes almost no time at all, making it the perfect party food, especially for BBQ’s! Serves 6 Ingredients 4 ounces of chopped peppers 1 seedless cucumber diced 3 celery […]

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. They keep you full while providing your body with tons of nutritional benefits… not to mention they are tasty! This simple recipe is a great way to shake up your favourite daily snack and still fuel your body with the healthy fats it needs! Ingredients 2 tbsps olive […]

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! Sure to brighten up any morning, these fiber-packed muffins will become your new favourite healthy Spring treat. Ingredients ¼ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon celtic sea […]

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

Curry is a great way to shake up your traditional chicken dinners! It’s spicy (as much as you want it to be), flavourful, simple, and packed with protein and healthy fats.  Do not let the long list of ingredients deter you from this delicious recipe; most of them are just dry spices. Ingredients 4 skinless, […]

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, try switching it up with this tasty walnut red pepper dip. Serve with savory flax crackers, crunchy sesame crackers, or even sliced veggies for a perfect appetizer your guests will love. Ingredients 2 cups shelled walnuts (soak them for at least 1 hour to soften […]

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. It does take a bit of preparation, so you will have to think ahead- but it is worth it! Warm, comforting, and protein-packed, this hearty Italian Wedding soup is just what you want on a cold winter’s night! Ingredients Meatballs 1 pound free-range ground veal, beef […]

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? With just 5 ingredients, it is perfect for a middle-of- the-week winter meal when you just need some warming up. Ingredients 1 onion, diced 1 tbs coconut oil 3 cups broccoli, chopped 3 cups organic chicken stock or […]

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 protein packed dish is a delicious and easy way to mix up your daily egg routine. Perfect for breakfast, dinner, or leftovers, this Coconut Milk and Curry Frittata is sure to become a new favourite. Ingredients 7 eggs ½ red onion, finely […]

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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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Looking for a warm, creamy soup but don’t want all the extras that come along with it? Look no further! This delicious roasted cauliflower soup is simple (only 5 ingredients) yet hearty. A perfect dinner for a chilly autumn night or leftovers the next day! Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower 4 tbsps olive oil 1 tsp celtic […]

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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Squash Pancakes

Pancakes are everyone’s favoruite breakfast; there is just something about them that is so comforting. Swap out your pancake mix for these protein-packed squash pancakes that even your kids will like. Veggies for breakfast have never tasted so good! Ingredients 1 cup pureed, cooked squash 1 cup raw almond or cashew butter 5 organic eggs 1/2 teaspoon […]

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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