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October 8, 2015

10 Fall Super Foods

By: Leanne Ely   Harvest time is like Christmas for me. So many delicious and healthy foods are in season that I can hardly eat enough to get in all the foods I want to eat. I’m popping these healthy foods into my smoothies (sweet potatoes), soups (pumpkin), and desserts (pears). I like to bulk… Read more

Two poached pears in red wine with cinnamon

October 5, 2015

Healthy fall comfort foods

By: Leanne Ely   It doesn’t take long for those familiar comfort food cravings to set in with the onset of fall, does it? There are days that I would do just about anything for a big scoop of macaroni and cheese! But as much as I love mac and cheese, I just don’t eat… Read more

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September 22, 2015

The 3 best shrimp to buy (and which to avoid)

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 SHRIMP Everyone loves shrimp. It’s easy to prepare, it’s versatile and it’s delicious. Shrimp is the most… Read more

Photo of Irish Stew or Guinness Stew made in a crockpot or slow cooker.

September 10, 2015

School House Crock

By: Leanne Ely   Last week, I started talking about the “s word” when I wrote about how freezer meals can get a nutritious meal on the table for those upcoming school nights. But if you can’t see yourself using the freezer to help you plan and prepare meals ahead of time, you’re not totally… Read more

Woman reading the label on a bottle of olive oil in the store

September 7, 2015

Best deals on healthy foods at Trader Joe’s

By: Leanne Ely   With more than 400 stores in the United States, Trader Joe’s has become a household name. Known for its everyday low prices, Trader Joe’s promises value to its many faithful customers. There is a reason why you can actually find Trader Joe’s fan clubs on Facebook. People LOVE this chain and… Read more

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September 3, 2015

School Night Supper Shortcuts

By: Leanne Ely   During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you… Read more

Prosecco

September 1, 2015

Wine lover? Here’s your pairing guide…

By: Leanne Ely   As I was sitting here one evening with a cold, delicious glass of my beloved Prosecco and a bowl of juicy organic strawberries, it occurred to me… Saving Dinner needs to do a guide to food and wine pairings! Because, let me tell you, when you are a lover of wine… Read more

Fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers market

August 25, 2015

46 Fresh Market Foods for August

By: Leanne Ely   In August, there are so many types of foods ripening in the fields and on the trees, I am just like a kid in a candy store when I hit up my local Farmers Market. Have you been to the market lately? I truly believe that we need to support our… Read more

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August 24, 2015

Quick Paleo for School Nights

By: Leanne Ely If you’ve adopted the Paleo lifestyle over the summer (maybe you did the 10-Day Blitz or 21 Day Knockout?), you might be panicking a little, wondering how you’re going to handle those chaotic evening meals that tend to take place when everyone’s back to school. Or maybe you’re considering hopping on that… Read more

Prepping fresh vegetables for cooking in the kitchen with diced zucchini, tomato, white onion , green capsicum or bell pepper and eggplant arranged around a wooden chopping board with a knife

August 21, 2015

4 Steps to Quick Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely   It’s 5pm. Songs of “What’s for dinner?” ring through the house, and you realize you have no idea. You have nothing thawed, nothing planned, and you have a house full of hungry people. This is one of the reasons why I’m big on meal planning, but this exact scenario happens to… Read more