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cereals and grains

April 16, 2015

Why you do not need grains

By: Leanne Ely   Whole grains, organic grains, gluten-free grains . . . there’s so much talk about grains these days and whether they’re good for you or not. I’m definitely in the camp of “grains are not good for you” when it comes to grains of all kinds. I’ve spoken about grains and their… Read more

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April 9, 2015

3 Ways To Get The Kids Involved In Freezer Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills. We brush our teeth and wash our hands multiple times every day of our lives, and we also have to eat multiple times a day, every day of our lives.… Read more

Healthy Veggies

April 2, 2015

My Top 4 Ways To Reduce Inflammation In Your Body

By: Leanne Ely   When most people think of inflammation, they think about swollen joints and arthritis. That said, limiting the amount of inflammation in your body might not be on your radar screen at all, especially if you don’t have joint problems. But inflammation is way more than arthritis, and reducing the amount of… Read more

blendtec

March 19, 2015

Why a high speed blender?

By: Leanne Ely   If you were to ask me which small appliance in my kitchen is absolutely my most indispensable item, you might be surprised at my answer. I don’t use my microwave, I don’t need a toaster since I don’t eat bread and I don’t do a lot of baking so the stand… Read more

Homemade pizza

March 12, 2015

Make your own pizza for dinner

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve adopted a healthy new lifestyle for you and your family, you might be starting to miss some of your favorite meals to sit down to. Meals like pizza, for instance. Announcing that it’s Pizza Night is an easy way to get the family together around the table, but a… Read more

jar and tablespoon of chia seeds

March 5, 2015

What seed has almost as much calcium as a cup of milk?

By: Leanne Ely   We are all about smoothies around here right now! A smoothie can make a perfectly healthy meal replacement if you have the right elements in there including some healthy fat, protein and fiber. Believe it or not, the tiny little chia seed can provide all of those things! Chia is one… Read more

Mother and daughter shopping for fresh produce

February 26, 2015

Shopping with your children

By: Leanne Ely   Do you grab your purse and duck out the door the minute you know your kids are looked after so you can shop for groceries alone? While it’s a nice treat to do the food shopping by yourself from time to time, I think that it’s very important to bring the… Read more

Young girl in kitchen eating chicken and vegetables smiling

February 19, 2015

Teach your children to make their own good food decisions

By: Leanne Ely   As parents, we sometimes forget that part of our job is to give kids the “why” behind the “no.” I am a firm believer in empowering children to make good decisions. If we raise our kids in a “because I told you so” environment, they will grow up without the ability… Read more

Chopped Vegetables and Cheese in Freezer Bags

February 12, 2015

How to optimize freezer space

By: Leanne Ely   If there’s an avalanche of food spilling out of the freezer compartment of your refrigerator every time you open it, or if stuff is buried so deep in your chest freezer that you’ve stopped even trying to search for things, it’s time to get your freezer situation under control! When your… Read more

Fresh Vegetables, Fruits and other foodstuffs.

February 5, 2015

Eat your veggies!

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up if you eat the 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies as recommended by the USDA or the 7-10 daily servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. I’m not seeing many hands! But the truth is, folks, there’s a reason why the government wants us to get in all those… Read more