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April 29, 2016

Herbaliciousness! (I’ll explain…)

By: Leanne Ely   When I’m looking at a big rack of dried herbs in the grocery store, I often think of dollar bills chopped up and put into bags. For many dried herbs, you might as well just chop up a few dollar bills and sprinkle them on your food for the amount of… Read more

Fresh mango isolated against a white background

April 26, 2016

Tea or smoothies? (special herb for both)

By: Leanne Ely   Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you, when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can… Read more

7 foods to lower inflammation in your body

April 14, 2016

My 7 Favorite Anti-Inflammatory Foods

By: Leanne Ely   While getting regular exercise and reducing the amount of stress in your life are key components to reducing the inflammation in your body, we can also add certain anti-inflammatory foods to our diet, (all the while cutting out sugar and processed food), to optimize our health. The following seven foods are… Read more

Mixed Salad Greens over white

April 8, 2016

It’s not easy being green (Kermit the Frog)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s not easy being greens. So packed with goodness and fiber, yet so many people just push them around the plate without any respect for the nutrition in their pretty green leaves. If you want to get the nutrients you need in your system, you have to get good and comfortable… Read more

A variety of raw vegetables fresh from the garden.

April 7, 2016

How to properly wash fruit & veggies (there’s a correct way!)

By: Leanne Ely Unless you have grown a fruit or vegetable yourself, in your own organic veggie patch, I would hope that you’re giving your produce a good thorough wash before eating it. There are a couple of good reasons why you should be washing your fruits and vegetables- even organic produce. First of all,… Read more

Strawberry

March 11, 2016

4 Reasons to Love Strawberries + a Smoothie Recipe

By: Leanne Ely   Strawberries are one of the most popular berries on the block. Equally delicious eaten right out of hand or tossed into a salad, strawberries are quite versatile fruits. These sweet, red heart-shaped fruits are not only scrumptious, they are also packed with nutrition (as most berries are). One cup of strawberries… Read more

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March 3, 2016

My Top Diet Tips for a Strong Immune System

By Leanne Ely   The transition between seasons, especially one as extreme as winter to spring, can take a toll on people’s health. Think about it for a minute–not only is your body trying to adjust to extreme changes in the climate, but allergies are at their peak! So how are you supposed to defend… Read more

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February 19, 2016

Holy Mackerel!

By: Leanne Ely   We know that we should be adding fish to our diets for optimal health, but which fish should you be reaching for? It’s hard to go wrong as long as it’s wild fish caught in a sustainable, responsible manner, but one of the healthiest fishes you can buy is mackerel, a… Read more

Chicken salad with roasted vegetables and mixed greens.  Delicious healthy eating.

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