RECIPES

If you are looking for some wholesome recipes that are also delicious, check out the wide selection of Healthy Recipes from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen website. In the Recipe Index you can find a variety of  wholesome and healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dish, Dessert, Appetizer and Snacks, Soups and Stews, Salad and Vegetable, as well as Whole Grain (even gluten-free) recipes from which to choose. The "How To" section of this recipe index also has practical ideas for "How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch", and ideas for "Nourishing the New Mom: Postpartum Breastfeeding Foods". Don't let yourself get stuck in a rut - find some recipe that interests you and plan to try something new, different and exciting. Hope you enjoy them. Bon appetit.


Another new resource we found for recipes is from the authour of the book YUM plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet.  This link contains only a small sample of recipes from the book that are not only gluten-free and healthy, but also tantalizing to the tastebuds.  For more information on the book see the link below.


And we discovered delicious Low Glycemic Index (GI) recipes and meal plans on this Australian website with their slogan "Don't cut carbs! Don't go hungry! Just make simple swaps from high to low GI foods". Low GI (Glycemic Index) foods help make a person feel full which then helps manage both hunger and metabolism. The link to this Australian Glycemic Index Foundation website will explain all about the Glycemic Index, and contains a handy "Swap It" tool which shows you how to switch your usual carbohydrate food for a lower GI one. To help implement a low GI Diet look for their seven day meal plans such as "Low GI Everyday Meal Plan" or the "Low GI Mediterranean Meal Plan".

Research also shows Low GI Diets improve abnormal blood glucose levels, help lower insulin levels (which makes fat easier to burn and less likely to be stored), reduce waist circumference, as well as help lower blood cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol.


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Gluten Free Bread

Recipe from Nourishing Meals cookbook

Click on the "Swap It Tool" image to use a tool that will show you how you can switch your usual carbohydrate foods for lower GI foods

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Whole Grain Flatbread

Yeast free & Gluten free


In the future this page will also include some of our staff's favourite and delicious recipes that we all enjoy and would love to share with you.


Recipe Books we Recommend

Here is a fantastic recipe book we can highly recommend for you to try. In fact, we like this book so much we have this book for sale at the clinic. Come take a look at it if you are interested in seeing some of the recipes.

Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Meals for the Whole Family, by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre.

Paperback, 548 pages. Published 2012. Whole Life Press, Bellingham, WA

A whole foods cookbook and guide to raising healthy children including over 300 nourishing gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free recipes.


Our new find for gluten-free plant based recipes is the book "YUM plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet" by Theresa Nicassio, PhD. This Vancouver, BC based psychologist and authour has an engaging and compelling story of a personal health journey that led her to discover how diet can be a significant aid in recovering and maintaining health. The book contains 180+ easy, healthy and delicious recipes and is a great educational resource for those who need ideas and help in pursuing a gluten-free or more of a plant-based diet. In addition to the tips and recipes, the book contains a lot of other information, educational resources and practical advice.

  YUM plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet, by Theresa Nicassio PhD  Hardcover (or Kindle) , 368 pages. Published 2015. D&D Publishing  Over 180 delicious and easy-to-make gluten and refined sugar-free vegan recipes that your whole family will enjoy, all simple enough for a 12-year-old to prepare.

YUM plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet, by Theresa Nicassio PhD

Hardcover (or Kindle) , 368 pages.
Published 2015. D&D Publishing

Over 180 delicious and easy-to-make gluten and refined sugar-free vegan recipes that your whole family will enjoy, all simple enough for a 12-year-old to prepare.

For a review and sample content of this book click here.