Category: Foods

Easy, Healthy Lunches for Busy Families

I taught a class this week on Smart Nutrition for Busy Families, and as I prepared for the class, I went through a multitude of websites looking for the best of the best. Here are just a few that I found. First of all, as a Juice Plus+ rep, I would be remiss if I […]

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Tidbit Tuesday-Chia Seeds

Wow! These little, bitty seeds pack a wallop! 1oz. (1T + 1/2t) has 8.6g fat, 4.4g protein (high quality containing all essential amino acids except for taurine), 12g carbohydrate, 11g fiber; 1620mg Omega6, 4915mg Omega3, 18% DV of calcium and it’s also high in phosphorous, and manganese. Chia also contains zinc, potassium, copper, niacin, folic […]

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Watermelon!

Maybe it’s not quite the official watermelon season, and some of my sustainable friends might give me grief, but those little ‘personal’ watermelons are in stores and are very tasty at this time of year. (I prefer to call them snack size since I consider any watermelon my ‘personal’ watermelon … size matters not!) Watermelon […]

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7 Ways to Take Out a Killer!

Stress is a killer. It’s that simple. It might seem like you have no options, but the reality is that you do. With that in mind, let’s look at how to discern how you can best reduce the stress in your life. We’ll start out easy and move into the more challenging areas: Exercise. This […]

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Spring Means Cherries!

It looks like this year’s crop of cherries will come earlier, bringing us larger fruits and possibly prices. The Northwest was hit with cool, windy weather and crops are expected to be smaller, hence higher prices for their crops. Michigan & California cherries, on the other hand, had fabulous weather and it looks like a […]

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Meat Free Monday

While you’re shopping this weekend, buy the following ingredients and on Monday try something that your meat-loving family will love? This is a quick and easy recipe for a meat-free chili. The hardest thing you will do is saute the onions. Here it is: NancyO’s Accidental, Fabulously Delicious Potato Chili (Vegan/Gluten Free) 1 Can (28oz) […]

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Kale, Collards & Scrambled Eggs

What leafy greens did you eat today? I am really lucky because my neighbor has a HUGE collard green patch and she gave me a bag of just-picked goodness so I added some of my curly kale fresh from my garden and cooked it up in a quarter cup of water. When it was tender […]

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Food Friday – Parsley

Parsley is a lovely garnish that’s been used for as long as I can remember and most people know that it is an excellent breath freshener. What you might not know is how good it is for your health. This easy-to-grow herb is packed with Vitamin K which is a powerful ally in allowing blood […]

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Thursday Thanks – Food Activists

I am grateful for the people at the grassroots level that are choosing to grow their food and mine; urban farmers, family farms, beekeepers, herbalists … those who are doing things the old fashioned way trying to heal the land, their families and mine. These folks are leading the charge to freedom from poisons deemed […]

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Tuesday Trivia – Watermelon!

Maybe it’s not quite the official watermelon season, and some of my sustainable friends might give me grief, but those little ‘personal’ watermelons are in stores and are very tasty at this time of year. (I prefer to call them snack size since I consider any watermelon my ‘personal’ watermelon … size matters not!) Watermelon […]

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