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Preparing food: cutting a red onion

February 9, 2016

Fight cancer and fungi with this versatile veggie

By: Leanne Ely   I always have at least one red onion on the counter at all times. I adore these purple orbs with their richly colored skins. They look so fabulous sliced on to a green salad, and the great thing about red onions is that you can just slice ‘em and eat ‘em… Read more

Grocery cart filled with nutritious fruits and vegetables.

February 8, 2016

10 Tips to Help You Successfully Navigate the Grocery Store

by Leanne Ely   A lifestyle of poor diet and lack of exercise kills about 400,000 Americans every year—that’s as many who have died from smoking, can you imagine?? And that’s only Americans—this number does not count the rest of the world that eats poorly and neglects to exercise! YIKES! It’s a tough world out… Read more

Crispy bacon strips

February 2, 2016

Achin’ for some bacon?

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: BACON The Chinese started enjoying salted pork bellies in 1500 BC. The Romans and the Greeks also… 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

Kale Chips

January 26, 2016

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

Bitter chocolate 225

January 25, 2016

Crabby? 5 Ways to Boost Your Mood with Food

By: Leanne Ely   If you’re susceptible to mood swings or if you have a lot of those days where you feel like curling up under a blanket and waiting for the gray clouds to clear away, you may want to consider changing up your diet a little bit. The foods we eat are responsible… Read more

RoastedHoneySesameSalmonSkewers

January 15, 2016

Wild versus Farm Raised. The difference is huge…

By: Leanne Ely Salmon is one of my all-time favorite fish and one of my all-time favorite meals for that matter. There are so many nutritional benefits to eating from its lovely healthy fatty omega 3’s to it’s outstanding source of protein, it’s important to make sure you eating the right kind of fish. Instead… Read more

Creamy Southwest Beef Soup-1

January 12, 2016

Head Of the Vegetable Class

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: CABBAGE Hands up if you have a head of cabbage in your refrigerator! Not only is this… Read more

GingerOrangeChickenStirFry-1

January 11, 2016

An old fashioned weight loss tip with real results…can you guess it?

By: Leanne Ely   To date, I’ve dished about barre classes, my diet, getting plenty of rest, and keeping tabs on my thyroid and how this has all made a big difference in my weight. And today, I’m going to talk about a classic weight loss secret that seems to be totally ignored by so… Read more