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July 21, 2014

There’s an alternative to “magazine skinny”

By: Leanne Ely   If you’ve been fighting with the scale for most of your adult life like I have, trying everything from counting calories to tracking points, all with the goal of getting magazine cover skinny, I have just one thing to ask of you; please stop! First of all, I don’t have to… Read more

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July 17, 2014

Sleep better, feel better and think clearer with one “shot” a day

By: Leanne Ely   If you have a hard time meeting your daily veggie requirements, try adding a shot of wheatgrass juice to your morning routine. An ounce of this deep green concoction contains roughly as many minerals as two and a half pounds of fresh vegetables! Wheatgrass is actually considered to be a complete… Read more

5 Simple PALEO Swaps For Summer

July 16, 2014

5 secret swaps so you don’t gain weight!

By: Leanne Ely   Summer’s here. It’s hot, it’s sweaty and the food is fabulous! Who doesn’t love the grill for example? And while the grill can provide you with a delicious, flavorful meal, there’s plenty of other summer goodies lurking about, promising to throw your healthy intentions to the wind! But don’t you worry,… Read more

5 Foods that will cool you down

July 14, 2014

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

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July 11, 2014

Great taste and nutrition in one pretty package

By: Leanne Ely   Tender, beautiful pea shoots are one of my favorite fresh-from-the-garden treats. Those curly green tendrils are the leaves of the traditional garden pea plant. They hold all the flavor of a freshly shucked pea while adding a touch of whimsy to a salad or stir fry. And lucky for me (and… Read more

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July 10, 2014

Soup for summer? (with THIS recipe, for sure!)

By: Leanne Ely   You’ll find gazpacho on the summer menus of many nice restaurants. It sounds fancier and more complicated than it really is. Basically, gazpacho is cold vegetable soup. You can see why it’s called something else now, yes? Gazpacho doesn’t sound very appetizing but it’s actually a delicious and refreshing meal for… Read more

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July 7, 2014

7 ways meal-planning can improve your life

By: Leanne Ely   Let’s be honest. Not knowing what’s for dinner is one of the most stressful things that can happen in your day. Especially at 4 PM when someone inevitably calls wanting to know what’s for dinner! Being the Dinner Diva that I am, I’m a sucker for some great tips and I… Read more

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July 4, 2014

Which leafy green bites you back?

By: Leanne Ely   Looking to shake things up on your salad plate? The next time you’re at the market, pick up a bunch of arugula, also known as “Italian Cress.” Or, if you’re in the UK, you might find it labeled, “Rocket Salad.” Arugula is a nice change from your regular greens because its… Read more

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July 3, 2014

7 Time-Saving Dinner Shortcuts

By: Leanne Ely   Regardless of how you feel about cooking, nobody wants to be a slave to the kitchen. We are all so busy these days that we need as many shortcuts as we can possibly find for getting a good home-cooked meal on the table with the minimum amount of stress! It’s no… Read more

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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