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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

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July 22, 2014

Antioxidants, beauty and taste in one little berry!

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: BLUEBERRIES One of the most nutritious berries on the block is in season right now! Yes, it’s… Read more

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July 21, 2014

There’s an alternative to “magazine skinny”

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve been fighting with the scale for most of your adult life like I have, trying everything from counting calories to tracking points, all with the goal of getting magazine cover skinny, I have just one thing to ask of you; please stop! First of all, I don’t have to… 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 15, 2014

Which juicy relative of the peach can lower your cholesterol?

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: APRICOTS A close relative of the beloved fuzzy peach, apricots (which are in season right now) are… Read more

5 Foods that will cool you down

July 14, 2014

5 foods that will cool you down

By: Leanne Ely   As the mercury climbs and our body temps rise along with it, we’re all looking for something to cool us down when it comes time to eat. You might be tempted to reach for a cold beer, an ice cream cone, or an iced coffee on a hot day and while… Read more

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July 11, 2014

Great taste and nutrition in one pretty package

By: Leanne Ely   Tender, beautiful pea shoots are one of my favorite fresh-from-the-garden treats. Those curly green tendrils are the leaves of the traditional garden pea plant. They hold all the flavor of a freshly shucked pea while adding a touch of whimsy to a salad or stir fry. And lucky for me (and… 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

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July 8, 2014

What common herb works for smoothies and tea?

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

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July 7, 2014

7 ways meal-planning can improve your life

By: Leanne Ely   Let’s be honest. Not knowing what’s for dinner is one of the most stressful things that can happen in your day. Especially at 4 PM when someone inevitably calls wanting to know what’s for dinner! Being the Dinner Diva that I am, I’m a sucker for some great tips and I… Read more