Jo Harding
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Jo Harding

Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

My food approach is all about awakening a carefree, happier, healthier you whilst reducing inflammation and toxins in the body.

I love wholesome, natural food. Heaps of vegetables, healthy fats, eggs, nuts, organic meat, fish and some low GI fruits as a treat.

It’s about keeping things simple but using these food groups in a fun, creative way to nourish and support your body. No fads, no myths, no preservatives. Just real food, the way nature intended.

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Keto Strawberry & Lime Jellies

A great way to sneak more gut healing gelatin goodness into your life with these keto strawberry and lime jellies. Sweetener and sugar free and flavoured naturally with just fresh strawberries. Gummies don’t come healthier than this keto recipe! Preparation time: Hands-on: 15 minutes Overall: 3 hour ...

Keto Cabbage, Avocado & Almond Side Salad

This low carb cabbage, avocado and toasted almond dish is such an easy side for a speedy weeknight dinner. It's a healthy low-carb side for those who just started following a keto diet. Just one serving will provide an extra boost of electrolytes that will help keep keto flu away, and heart-healthy ...

Keto Strawberry Basil Smoothie

I’m all about the smoothies. This keto Strawberry and Basil Smoothie is delicious for breakfast and if like me you prefer to have no sweeteners as well as no sugar, you might like this recipe. Sweetened naturally just with strawberries. It’s creamy, it’s dreamy and it’s also dairy free. Feel free to ...

Keto Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles

I get so excited when the sun finally comes out because it means it’s ice cream season! These 3 Ingredient Blackberry and Coconut Keto Popsicles couldn’t be easier to make. If you have kids, this keto recipe is great for them too because are sweetened naturally with berries and can optionally be swe ...

Low-Carb Pumpkin Gnocchi with Cheese & Pesto

Who says you can’t have your favourites and eat them on a keto diet? Regular pasta is high in carbs and certainly not keto-friendly. This is a low carb gnocchi alternative using pumpkin instead of potato and a combination of almond, coconut and psyllium husk instead of flour. Pair that with cream ch ...

Keto Double Chocolate Brownies

I love a good brownie and these keto dark chocolate brownies with chocolate avocado frosting are one of the best. Crumbly and rich like a good brownie should be yet moist and not too dense. The ideal treat for the keto diet that will help you keep your carb intake and blood sugar levels low. The smo ...

Keto Chipotle Red Pepper Cheese Dip

Dip and dunk your way to a healthy lunch with this vegetarian keto appetizer. It’s smoky with a delicate kick without being too hot or overpowering complementing the creaminess of the cheese. Serve with crudités or your favourite keto-friendly crackers like these Keto Cheesy Party Crackers, Keto Ros ...

Low-Carb Roast Pumpkin & Halloumi Salad

There’s something magical about the combination of naturally sweet roast pumpkin and salty stringy fried halloumi that just makes my taste buds sing. Such a simple salad, ready in just 20 minutes but one that never fails to disappoint. Make for a healthy lunch, a speedy weeknight keto dinner or a fa ...

Complete Guide to Homemade Nut and Seed Milk

There’s nothing quite as rewarding as the first time you make your own nut milk. Then you realise how super easy it is and you’ll never go back to shop bought. Especially as so many have thickeners or sweeteners that aren’t keto friendly. I love it plain and unsweetened but feel free to experiment w ...

Low-Carb Turkish Eggs

Turkish eggs are a popular breakfast recipe and this is my low carb, keto friendly version made with kale and red onion. Eggs should be part of a healthy keto diet - they are nature's perfect food. Eggs are zero-carb, high in micronutrients such as choline and vitamin B12, and they are also a good s ...

Activated Almonds with Rosemary & Paprika Salt

We all know that almonds are a great snack food but did you know they’re a natural painkiller? Just 15 almonds is the same as taking 1 aspirin. They are high in magnesium, potassium and vitamin E. Nuts have incorrectly been labeled as high-carb food, at least for a keto diet, due to the relatively h ...

Keto Blueberry Chia Crisp

When I first went low carb and quit sugar one of the things I missed most was a good cereal. This sugar-free Blueberry Chia Seed Crisp is a delicious breakfast cereal that couples up as tasty dessert too. This low-carb blueberry chia crisp should actually be called Keto Superfood Crisp! It’s certain ...

Low-Carb Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

A classic and a favourite made keto-friendly. These Tandoori Chicken Kebabs are packed with flavour and nourishing spices. Grill, griddle or enjoy on the BBQ. And it’s a great keto recipe using turmeric so you can benefit from its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties! If you can ...

Blackberry & Coconut Sweetener-Free Keto Jellies

I recently returned from the Keto Ladies Low Carb Universe conference, a great event for women following the ketogenic diet, and I was surprised to see just how many ladies, like me, enjoy sweetener-free keto treats. I thought maybe you might like to see some sweetener free recipes too. Kickstarting ...

Keto Salmon, Kale & Poached Egg Bowl

A breakfast, lunch or dinner favourite. Don’t you just love a recipe that you fancy at any time of the day? This low carb roast salmon, kale and poached egg bowl is the perfect balance of healthy fats, fibre, carbs and protein to keep hunger at bay, insulin levels stable and your belly happy and hea ...

Low-Carb Thai Chicken Salad Bowl

I’m a big fan of salads, but not your Bugs Bunny, plain lettuce type! For me the best salads comprise of lots of different textures, are packed with flavour and cuddled in a delicious dressing. This Thai Chicken Crunch Bowl Salad ticks all those boxes. Great to pack in your lunchbox for work or for ...

Low-Carb Chicken, Chorizo & Avocado Salad

Chicken and chorizo are a match made in heaven. Pair with creamy avocado and a tasty sugar and sweetener free dressing and you’ve got yourself one delicious speedy dinner that all the family will enjoy. It’s one of my favourites that I make time and time again. I hope it becomes one of your staples ...

Keto Toasts Three Ways

Looking to spice up your Lunchtime sandwiches? This medley of Easy Keto Toasts offers flavours to suit both meat eaters and vegetarians. Simple, quick and super speedy. All with only 4-7 grams of net carbs. The avocado cream provides a fresh, zesty alternative to butter, full of healthy fats, preven ...

One-Minute Keto Chocolate Milk

There’s nothing like a good chocolate milk and this one’s keto and vegan friendly. It’s also ready in just one minute! High protein, low in carbs and sugar it’s a firm favourite in my house. I love it after the gym as well to help refresh my muscles. Feel free to add a scoop of whey protein, collage ...