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Recipe: The Best Oven Baked Chicken Wings!

So, I was working on a recipe for chicken wings when not long after I started, my husband basically took over. Just for the record my husband CAN cook, and I love it when he does - it just doesn't happen all that often anymore!... ? Read More: Recipe: The Best Oven Baked Chicken Wings!

Creating New Healthy Habits (With all the spare time you have)

“I’ll take time for myself… As soon as I finish my endless list of other To Dos.” Sound like you? Well, it sure sounds like me and pretty much all of my clients! We have all the right intentions to … Continue reading ?

Recipe: Creamy Queso Dip (with Veggies!)

I told my husband I wanted to make queso dip, and he said, "how are you going to make a cheese dip 'healthy?'" Well, here's the answer!... ? Read More: Recipe: Creamy Queso Dip (with Veggies!)

Why you don’t have to count calories (and can still lose weight)

To me, eating real food means NOT having to count calories, fat grams, Weight Watchers points or the like. And this doesn't mean giving up a healthy weight.... ? Read More: Why you don’t have to count calories (and can still lose weight)

Nutritional Timing Is the Anti-Diet

What are the first three letters of the word diet? That’s right – D.I.E. And since those working to achieve better fitness and nutrition habits probably don’t want to do that, it’s important to approach healthy eating in a new way. A new, diet-free way. Joey Thurman, a health, fitness, and nutrition expert and the […]

Recipe: Whole-Wheat Blueberry Scones

If you're even remotely a fan of muffins and biscuits, then you're gonna love these Whole-Wheat Blueberry Scones. And they're not just for breakfast - we've been eating these for snacks, and I've been putting them in my kids' lunches - the possibilities are endless!... ? Read More: Recipe: Whole-Wheat Blueberry Scones

Real Food Tips: How To Organize Your Kitchen

Whether you love to cook or do it out of duty, a well organized kitchen will make the task easier and faster and more pleasant for everyone. As pretty as you want your kitchen to be, first and foremost you need to think of it as a food shop. These tips will help you organize your kitchen like a pro.... ? Read More: Real Food Tips: How To Organize Your Kitchen

Organic Valley Farm Tour

I'm proud to be partnering with Organic Valley this year because it's a company that truly has its heart in the right place. And there's no better way to see that than to spend the day with one of their very own farmers, George Teague and Family.... ? Read More: Organic Valley Farm Tour

Men Are More Likely to Be Influenced by Local Food Offerings

In the quest to encourage people to make better food choices, researchers have uncovered a gender disparity in how people shop for their groceries. Canadian men’s eating habits are associated with the availability of healthy food sources in their residential neighbourhood but women’s are not, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and its […]

Let’s Go “Fad Free” in 2015: Healthy, Enjoyable Meals You’ll Love

Disclosure: I worked with Post, Cans Get You Cooking, BodyArmor, Wonderful Pistachios, and U.S. Potato Board on the TV segment, but I was not compensated to write this blog post.  Fad Free is for Me! On average, a woman will try … Continue reading ?

Misleading Product Roundup IV: Don’t Be Fooled

It’s time for another “Misleading Product Roundup” recapping the food items I’ve shared with you on Facebook. I can't stress enough how important it is to read the ingredients before buying any packaged food.... ? Read More: Misleading Product Roundup IV: Don’t Be Fooled

My Goals for a Healthier, Happier 2015

In my concierge private practice I help my clients focus on 3 key areas of wellness: food, fitness and fun. Borrowing from that mindset I’ve set three of my own self-care goals for a healthier and happier 2015. Continue reading ?

My Go-To Whole Foods Shopping List (Part 1)

I don't want you to give away your whole paycheck, as the saying goes, so I created a list of some do's and don'ts and some of my personal faves in this Whole Foods shopping list.... ? Read More: My Go-To Whole Foods Shopping List (Part 1)

Real Food Tips: 6 Ways to Transform Breakfast in the New Year

Some of the best advice I can give you is to start with just one meal of the day - like breakfast - and once breakfast is all cleaned up then you can move on to another meal like lunch or snacks.... ? Read More: Real Food Tips: 6 Ways to Transform Breakfast in the New Year

Fast Food Isn’t Getting Any Healthier

Despite the claims of fast food restaurants that they are working to improve the nutritional value of their food, two new reports from researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University show little change in fast food portion sizes and product formulation between 1996 and 2013. Led by Alice H. […]

Real Food Tips: 10 (More) Recipes to Freeze for School Lunches

How about starting fresh in the new year with wholesome packed lunches for your little ones? My #1 trick for packing real food school lunches - even on those nights when I am feeling tired and uninspired - is making lunch items in advance and freezing them.... ? Read More: Real Food Tips: 10 (More) Recipes to Freeze for School Lunches

#HappyHolidaysChallenge: Help is Not a 4-letter Word

Hello there! If you’re reading for the first time or just stopping by for the fun, I’m doing a “Happy Holidays” wellness challenge to help you cultivate more health and happiness the rest of 2014. Catch up on the details on … Continue reading ?

Top Recipes and Posts of 2014

It was a record year on the blog with over 45 million page views in total - WOW! I love to see so many people taking an interest in kicking highly processed food to the curb. So, in case you're wondering, the list below summarizes what readers were most interested in this year.... ? Read More: Top Recipes and Posts of 2014

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