- Looking to incorporate more plant-based ingredients in your recipes?
- Are you experiencing the unpleasant symptoms of food sensitivities?
- Do you or your kids have food allergies?
- Searching for ways to increase your energy levels and improve your health?
- Are your kids always moody, super sensitive or very ‘hangry’?
- Feeling frustrated with the lack of information provided by the medical community?
I’m Chantal, the recipe developer, photographer, writer and health motivator behind Fresh is Real. Welcome!
Fresh is Real was designed to motivate people to eat more vegetables, fruits and plant-based ingredients with each meal and snack. A creative outlet to inspire kids, teens, and adults to have fun experimenting in the kitchen with fresh, simple, nutrient dense, local (if available) and organic (if possible) ingredients. No label reading experience required here! Just a little patience, creativity and a lot of love for the amazing recipes you’re about to make
A place that welcomes everyone—especially people dealing with multiple food allergies or sensitivities. This will be a safe place for sharing recipes and tips to lead a completely allergen-friendly lifestyle.
So no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no peanuts, no nuts, no eggs, no shellfish, no sulphites, no sesame and no mustard here folks! Just good old fresh ingredients to eventually crowd out the not-so-nutritious foods!
I will always choose low or no sugar options and will try to avoid highly inflammatory foods. Many options will appeal to those who follow a vegan, vegetarian, SIBO, Low FODMAP, or even Paleo diet. My goal is to make you and your family feel their optimal best with ingredients created from nature.
My focus will not be on what you can’t eat, it will be to make you feel great, with what you can eat!
I’ve been cooking and creating in the kitchen for as long as I can remember. Even as a kid, I constantly experimented. Sorry mom, for all the messes! She was so patient with me and my recipes, whether successful or not. I’ve always been intrigued with baking bread, more like obsessed, and funny enough I can’t even tolerate a good slice of gluten-filled bread anymore.
My oldest son is allergic to peanuts/nuts and my youngest is finally thriving on a mostly gluten and dairy free lifestyle. My dearest husband has been going along our crazy experimental life, without too much complaint. I truly believe that as a family, we are all finally at a healthy and happy place, where I can start sharing my knowledge.
More more about my story, my journey, and where I strive to be in the future.
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