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July 23, 2015

8 Quick Picks for Your Beach Picnic!

By: Leanne Ely Oh lazy, hazy beach days. One of the most wonderful things about summer. And what’s a day at the beach without a cooler full of goodies? But one must be strategic when it comes to packing food for the beach. Because at the beach, there is sand. And hot sun. And wind.… Read more

Strawberry Banana Smoothie made with fresh Ingredients

July 16, 2015

Poolside snacks for the kids

By: Leanne Ely You get the towels ready, the sunscreen applied, and settle down to enjoy a few minutes of sun while the kids play in the pool only to hear, seconds later, the familiar refrain, “Can I have a snack?” Swimming seems to make children hungrier than anything else, and you can be almost… Read more

healthycostcoshoppinglist

July 9, 2015

Our healthy Costco shopping list

By: Leanne Ely   I’ve been supporting local farmers markets since before it was the trendy thing to do. For years, I’ve been recommending that folks make more of an effort to eat what’s in season, locally. And where you can, it’s always preferred to eat organic. But that being said, it’s unreasonable to think… Read more

8TIpsForDiningOutdoors

July 6, 2015

8 Tips For Dining Outdoors

By: Leanne Ely   Summer is upon us and that means it’s the season for eating outside! Eating in the out of doors is such a romantic notion. But more often than not, the wind comes up and blows your plastic drink ware off the table, a fly lands in the salad or wasps invade… Read more

summerdips

July 2, 2015

5 Restaurant Worthy Summer Dips

By: Leanne Ely   Some foods just plain taste better at certain times of year. For instance, I bet you don’t think much about making beef stew on a hot summer day. One thing that tends to scream summer is a cold dip. And I’m not talking swimming pools here, people! Some fresh crisp veggies… Read more

5hotmealscooldays

June 25, 2015

5 Cool Meals for Hot Days

By: Leanne Ely   No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the… Read more

Healthy Organic fruits in the Basket. Spring. Picnic.

June 19, 2015

11 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Road Trips

By: Leanne Ely   If you’re traveling or vacationing, as many people are this time of year, there are easy ways to “stay on plan” without feeling deprived. Nature has provided us with plenty of healthy grab-and-go options, though we seem programmed to think that suitable food for traveling involves a plastic wrapper! Here are… Read more

8EasyTOGrowRootVegetables

June 11, 2015

8 Easy To Grow Root Vegetables

By: Leanne Ely   Root vegetables are easy to grow and offer so much nutritionally (and deliciously, too!) I thought I’d put together a little primer for you to get all you can from root vegetables including how easy they are to grow and how to prepare them! 1. Carrots. Perhaps the first food that… Read more

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June 5, 2015

The #1 Thing To Look For When Building A Salad

By: Leanne Ely   I get a lot of email from readers and this one warrants an article. I hate to trouble you with a silly salad question, but I’ve never eaten salad on a regular basis before joining Flylady, and I don’t know who else I can ask! I have been buying three heads… Read more

7TipsGrillingProduce

June 4, 2015

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

By: Leanne Ely   I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling but there’s more to barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and fruits taste… Read more