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cereals and grains

April 16, 2015

Why you do not need grains

By: Leanne Ely   Whole grains, organic grains, gluten-free grains . . . there’s so much talk about grains these days and whether they’re good for you or not. I’m definitely in the camp of “grains are not good for you” when it comes to grains of all kinds. I’ve spoken about grains and their… Read more

Red Yellow and Green Bell Peppers

April 14, 2015

This vegetable has more vitamin C than oranges (+ a freezer meal recipe)

By: Leanne Ely   Not all bell peppers are created equal. First there are the colors – red, orange, yellow, and green are the most common. Second is the flavor – from sweet to hot. It is all from the same plant. The only difference is when they are picked. As the pepper gets riper,… Read more

Freezer burn

April 13, 2015

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn

By: Leanne Ely   Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend… Read more

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April 9, 2015

3 Ways To Get The Kids Involved In Freezer Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills. We brush our teeth and wash our hands multiple times every day of our lives, and we also have to eat multiple times a day, every day of our lives.… Read more

7 foods to lower inflammation in your body

April 3, 2015

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

Healthy Veggies

April 2, 2015

My Top 4 Ways To Reduce Inflammation In Your Body

By: Leanne Ely   When most people think of inflammation, they think about swollen joints and arthritis. That said, limiting the amount of inflammation in your body might not be on your radar screen at all, especially if you don’t have joint problems. But inflammation is way more than arthritis, and reducing the amount of… Read more

blendtec

March 19, 2015

Why a high speed blender?

By: Leanne Ely   If you were to ask me which small appliance in my kitchen is absolutely my most indispensable item, you might be surprised at my answer. I don’t use my microwave, I don’t need a toaster since I don’t eat bread and I don’t do a lot of baking so the stand… Read more

Homemade pizza

March 12, 2015

Make your own pizza for dinner

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve adopted a healthy new lifestyle for you and your family, you might be starting to miss some of your favorite meals to sit down to. Meals like pizza, for instance. Announcing that it’s Pizza Night is an easy way to get the family together around the table, but a… Read more

grilled lamb steak

March 3, 2015

The Perfect Paleo Comfort Food

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: LAMB What if I were to tell you that lamb was high in omega 3 fatty acids,… Read more

Mother and daughter shopping for fresh produce

February 26, 2015

Shopping with your children

By: Leanne Ely   Do you grab your purse and duck out the door the minute you know your kids are looked after so you can shop for groceries alone? While it’s a nice treat to do the food shopping by yourself from time to time, I think that it’s very important to bring the… Read more