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BeachPicnic

July 23, 2015

8 Quick Picks for Your Beach Picnic!

By: Leanne Ely Oh lazy, hazy beach days. One of the most wonderful things about summer. And what’s a day at the beach without a cooler full of goodies? But one must be strategic when it comes to packing food for the beach. Because at the beach, there is sand. And hot sun. And wind.… Read more

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July 20, 2015

16 Summer Salads

By: Leanne Ely I make a meal out of a salad on a regular basis, but especially during the summer. It really is hard not to pile on the fresh vegetables when they’re in season. In case you’re short on salad inspiration, let me share some ideas for you for the summer. There are enough… Read more

Strawberry Banana Smoothie made with fresh Ingredients

July 16, 2015

Poolside snacks for the kids

By: Leanne Ely You get the towels ready, the sunscreen applied, and settle down to enjoy a few minutes of sun while the kids play in the pool only to hear, seconds later, the familiar refrain, “Can I have a snack?” Swimming seems to make children hungrier than anything else, and you can be almost… Read more

shrinkgrocerybudget

July 13, 2015

5 Quick Ways to Shrink Your Grocery Budget

By: Leanne Ely   Navigating the grocery store in this day and age feels like tiptoeing around a minefield. With everything we’re hearing about GMOs, hormones and chemicals in our foods, it makes you wonder if it’s safe to eat anything anymore. In a perfect world, we would all be able to buy everything fair… Read more

healthycostcoshoppinglist

July 9, 2015

Our healthy Costco shopping list

By: Leanne Ely   I’ve been supporting local farmers markets since before it was the trendy thing to do. For years, I’ve been recommending that folks make more of an effort to eat what’s in season, locally. And where you can, it’s always preferred to eat organic. But that being said, it’s unreasonable to think… Read more

8TIpsForDiningOutdoors

July 6, 2015

8 Tips For Dining Outdoors

By: Leanne Ely   Summer is upon us and that means it’s the season for eating outside! Eating in the out of doors is such a romantic notion. But more often than not, the wind comes up and blows your plastic drink ware off the table, a fly lands in the salad or wasps invade… Read more

Childtoveggielover

June 30, 2015

5 Ways to Turn Your Child into a Veggie Lover!

By: Leanne Ely It’s easy to get kids to eat fruit. Fruit is sweet and it comes in pretty colors. Getting kids to eat vegetables, though? Well that’s a whole other story. If your children are good little veggie eaters, there’s a good chance you’ve exposed them to veggies from a young age so that… Read more

5FoodsThatWillCoolYouDown

June 29, 2015

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

5hotmealscooldays

June 25, 2015

5 Cool Meals for Hot Days

By: Leanne Ely   No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the… Read more

Peach milk shakes on wooden table on bright background

June 23, 2015

Tricks, Tips and a Recipe: Coconut Butter

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: COCONUT BUTTER There are a lot of ways to use a coconut, let me tell you. I’ve… Read more