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February 8, 2016

10 Tips to Help You Successfully Navigate the Grocery Store

by Leanne Ely   A lifestyle of poor diet and lack of exercise kills about 400,000 Americans every year—that’s as many who have died from smoking, can you imagine?? And that’s only Americans—this number does not count the rest of the world that eats poorly and neglects to exercise! YIKES! It’s a tough world out… Read more

February 5, 2016

What’s the Best Oil to Cook With?

By: Leanne Ely One question that I get asked a lot is “What are the best oils to use for sautéing?”  Invariably, people ask me about canola oil and olive oil, and while you can use olive oil at, say, 300-degree temperature for sautéing, it’s really easy to go over the edge and ruin your… Read more

February 4, 2016

Beat Winter Dehydration

By Leanne Ely     Is it just me or is it easier to remember to drink your water in the summer? Just because the temperatures have dropped, doesn’t mean your water intake can take a dip, too. Our hydration needs don’t change much in the winter months–our body functions still need water to make… Read more

February 2, 2016

Achin’ for some bacon?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: BACON The Chinese started enjoying salted pork bellies in 1500 BC. The Romans and the Greeks also… Read more

February 1, 2016

Healthy Meals for Picky Eaters

By: Leanne Ely   If you’re trying your best to lose weight and/or improve your health, it can be challenging to stick with it (to say the least) if your family isn’t on board with the changes. When you’re struggling to make the right food choices, negative feedback from the dinner table every night can… Read more

Winter Sips

January 29, 2016

Lower Calorie Winter Drinks

by Leanne Ely   Winter is here, and baby, it’s cold outside! Everyone enjoys a cup of something warm but you know the drill–most of the time, these things are calorie bombs in a cup! So how do we navigate this desire for warm beverages vs. the stuff out there that will pack on the pounds… Read more

January 27, 2016

Kid-Friendly Olive Oil Tips

Keeping our families in good health is of highest importance. As doctors and nutritionists know, the best preventive health care is a healthy diet. It’s never too early to develop good eating habits! Pure, authentic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the Mary Poppins of foods—practically perfect in every way. It can cut your risk… Read more

January 26, 2016

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

January 25, 2016

Crabby? 5 Ways to Boost Your Mood with Food

By: Leanne Ely   If you’re susceptible to mood swings or if you have a lot of those days where you feel like curling up under a blanket and waiting for the gray clouds to clear away, you may want to consider changing up your diet a little bit. The foods we eat are responsible… Read more

January 21, 2016

Natural Ways to Fight Colds and Flu

by: Leanne Ely   Winter is here! There may be snow on the ground, there is colder weather, lots of soups and stews, and then of course the stuffed up noses. It all sounds great until you’re blowing your nose every two seconds and your throat could pass for sandpaper. And if all that wasn’t enough, your… Read more