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August 21, 2014

Grow your own stir fry from kitchen scraps

By: Leanne Ely   The next time you toss your kitchen scraps, you might want to ask yourself if you can regrow them first! That’s right! You can regrow some of your common peels and cores into a whole new plant. And in some cases, you don’t even need a garden. Is your mind blown… Read more

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August 14, 2014

It’s time to get into a pickle

By: Leanne Ely   This is the year, y’all. This is the year you are going to can your summer harvest! And by “can” I mean pickle! Because really, how many cucumbers can one family eat? Once upon a time homes didn’t have freezers or refrigerators, so in order to preserve food, it had to… Read more

Diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant

July 31, 2014

Diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant tips

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

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July 24, 2014

Sneaky Ways to Have Pasta :)

By: Leanne Ely   Pasta is one of those comfort foods that everyone loves and yet, if you’re at all like me, that pasta doesn’t love you back. For me, giving up pasta was heartbreaking, until I figured out there’s still ways to enjoy great pasta dishes—just ditch the pasta and try these fabulous alternatives:… Read more

5 Simple PALEO Swaps For Summer

July 16, 2014

5 secret swaps so you don’t gain weight!

By: Leanne Ely   Summer’s here. It’s hot, it’s sweaty and the food is fabulous! Who doesn’t love the grill for example? And while the grill can provide you with a delicious, flavorful meal, there’s plenty of other summer goodies lurking about, promising to throw your healthy intentions to the wind! But don’t you worry,… Read more

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July 10, 2014

Soup for summer? (with THIS recipe, for sure!)

By: Leanne Ely   You’ll find gazpacho on the summer menus of many nice restaurants. It sounds fancier and more complicated than it really is. Basically, gazpacho is cold vegetable soup. You can see why it’s called something else now, yes? Gazpacho doesn’t sound very appetizing but it’s actually a delicious and refreshing meal for… Read more

time saving shortcuts

July 3, 2014

7 Time-Saving Dinner Shortcuts

By: Leanne Ely   Regardless of how you feel about cooking, nobody wants to be a slave to the kitchen. We are all so busy these days that we need as many shortcuts as we can possibly find for getting a good home-cooked meal on the table with the minimum amount of stress! It’s no… Read more

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June 26, 2014

Alcohol: friend or foe when you’re dieting?

By: Leanne Ely Summer means cookouts and parties, weddings and reunions. And I have to tell you, I have been known to enjoy a cocktail at a party! (You too?) Now, we all know that alcohol is not the healthiest thing on the planet. You don’t need me to tell you that. However having an… Read more

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June 19, 2014

Can vegetarians and Paleoistas co-exist in one cave?

By: Leanne Ely   When you make the decision to go Paleo, it could get complicated, especially if you have a vegetarian in your cave to feed. Speaking of caves–unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard of Paleo. Apparently eating the way humans have been eating for a bazillion years is now… Read more

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June 5, 2014

How to avoid going off track

By: Leanne Ely   It can happen to the best of us—a healthy eating regimen completely derails for whatever reason. Life is hard! Things happen. People get sick, work gets chaotic, life just gets out of control from time to time and with that, one of the first things to go by the wayside is… Read more