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July 2, 2014

Teach your kids to make a smoothie

By: Leanne Ely   There are few skills more important for your children to learn than those that will empower them to feed themselves for the rest of their lives. Think about it. Over the course of your life, what will you spend more time doing than planning for, shopping for, preparing and eating food?… Read more

Protein-Meat Shakes

June 23, 2014

Want pretty skin, less fat & lean muscles?

By: Leanne Ely Including a scoop of protein powder in your daily diet can boost your immune system and promote healthy skin while improving muscle strength and muscle development (and no, you won’t look grotesque like a body builder on steroids!). Protein is required to regulate metabolism and hormones. Our muscles and tissues are built… Read more

vegpaleo

June 19, 2014

Can vegetarians and Paleoistas co-exist in one cave?

By: Leanne Ely   When you make the decision to go Paleo, it could get complicated, especially if you have a vegetarian in your cave to feed. Speaking of caves–unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard of Paleo. Apparently eating the way humans have been eating for a bazillion years is now… Read more

chia recall

June 16, 2014

Is there a salmonella risk in your cupboard?

By: Leanne Ely   When I talk about smoothies, I mention the need to add some type of fiber to your concoction. I strongly recommend Saving Dinner’s Fibermender 2.0 product which is brand new, along with our new Perfect Paleo Protein, but I often say that if you don’t have access to our product, to… Read more

Rhubarb

June 13, 2014

Poisonous & good for you at the same time?

By: Leanne Ely   Those beautiful rosy pink stalks of rhubarb have shot up out of their usual spot in my garden and I am enjoying this wonderful spring fruit immensely! Rhubarb is one of the first perennial plants to poke through the earth in the spring and I absolutely adore it. Rhubarb grows in… Read more

Banana-kiwi Smoothie-pic

June 10, 2014

Go ape for bananas!

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

Leannes squash

June 9, 2014

There’s nothing like it

By: Leanne Ely   This is the time of year where green thumbs and gardening novices alike storm the home improvement store’s gardening section and attempt to start a vegetable garden. It’s an old tradition to plant a summer garden. And while it may seem a tad romantic to have a Martha Stewart styled vegetable… Read more

chicken10 easy recipes

May 29, 2014

10 ways to serve boneless chicken breasts for a quick and healthy dinner

By: Leanne Ely   Chicken breasts are a great starting point for a delicious and healthy meal. They’re a very lean source of protein and an excellent item to serve to your family on a regular basis. And I promise you that there’s an endless number of ways you can cook chicken breasts so that… Read more

Spinach

May 27, 2014

My favorite fast food (not what you think!)

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: SPINACH Before the spinach comes up in my garden, I don’t leave Costco without grabbing a couple of… Read more

Chicken Labels

May 26, 2014

Never buy this again

By: Leanne Ely   Ever find yourself in front of the chicken display at the market trying to figure out the difference between free-range, pastured and organic? And whether buying the more expensive organic chicken is worth the extra money? We recently had a reader write in and ask for help deciphering the confusing labels… Read more