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August 19, 2014

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   I am fortunate to have a bumper crop of zucchini this year and I am loving it. So in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves with a trick, a tip and a great new recipe. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene,… Read more

10glutenfreelunches

August 18, 2014

10 gluten-free lunchbox ideas that kids will love

By: Leanne Ely   As much as we might hate the thought of it, summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about the kids getting back on a routine and going back to school. If there’s one thing parents tend to agree on, it’s the fact that packing the daily… Read more

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August 12, 2014

Go ape for bananas!

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: BANANAS You’d have a difficult time finding a home in North America without a bunch of bananas… Read more

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August 6, 2014

Get back to your roots: A Root Vegetable Primer

By: Leanne Ely   Last year, I had a great bumper crop of carrots, beets, kohlrabi and more in my garden. This year, a mysterious critter took them all out. Thank heavens for farmer’s markets! Root vegetables are easy to grow and offer so much nutritionally (and deliciously, too!) I thought I’d put together a… Read more

Raspberry Salad

August 5, 2014

Once upon a time, I had a “pick your own” farm where I grew…

By: Leanne Ely   My most favorite fruit ever! Raspberries! And right now, it’s the that most wonderful time of the year . . . raspberry season! Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries are in season now, and yes, these berries are my personal favorite. In honor of my favorite berry, today I’m going to… Read more

nut milks

August 4, 2014

How to make your own nut milks

By: Leanne Ely   When it comes to smoothie making, I’m nuts for nut milks! And while I usually buy it by the carton in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, it is possible (and easy) to make it yourself. One of the reasons to make your own is because of the BPA often… Read more

okra

August 1, 2014

What green pod can help your vision and keep you regular?

By: Leanne Ely   Okra isn’t everyone’s favorite vegetable, but if you knew how healthy these edible green pods were, I think you might find yourself warming up to them. Now, I’m from California so I didn’t grow up eating fresh okra. But when I moved to the South, I found out from growing them… 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

shallots-

July 31, 2014

Shallot Secrets (shhh)

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: SHALLOTS Shallots are in season right now across the US, so today we’re going to give you… Read more

Fresh Clean Water and Ice inside of colorful cups with matching

July 28, 2014

7 tricks for creating healthy habits (#5 is my fave!)

By: Leanne Ely In case you haven’t heard, we have our brand new, absolutely amazing Summer 30 Day Paleo Challenge happening right now. One of the best parts of these Challenges, in my opinion, is the tremendous amount of support in our private Facebook group. A few days ago, one of our Challengers posted about… Read more