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Smoothie Power, Part 2

In my first Smoothie Power blog post (which you can read here) I shared with you the wisdom behind breaking your fast with a liquid meal (AKA a smoothie). In Part 1, I dug into the fiber component of our powerhouse smoothies--it’s a favorite of mine because I’ve...

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Smoothie Power

One of the biggest needle movers when it comes to bumping up your nutrition, weight loss and just plain feeling great is starting your day off with a smoothie. I’ve been a fan for years--and raised my children on smoothies, too. However it is you break your...

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Quadruple Green Smoothie

Quadruple Green Smoothie - - Perfect Paleo Protein (any flavor), FiberMender, Just Juiced Veggies (there’s up to 7 servings of fruit and vegetables in ONE scoop!), matcha tea, unsweetened almond milk, organic baby spinach, ripe avocado (peeled...

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Loaded BLT Bowl

Loaded BLT Bowl - - large head of romaine lettuce (chopped), baby spinach, medium red onion (chopped), strips of bacon (cooked and chopped), large avocado (pitted and sliced), medium tomatoes (diced), large radishes (shredded), crown of raw...

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

A lot of people these days have a garbage disposal, even those who shouldn’t.  What?!! Who “shouldn’t” have a disposal? People with septic tanks if you listen to plumbers talk! Food scraps and especially fats and oils are terrible for septic tanks and while a...

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How to Properly Load a Dishwasher

Okay--this is a regularly occurring “discussion” in my house and I’d like to publicly declare that neither one of us, at this point in life, knew how to properly load a dishwasher--until now. I must say, I am fairly gobsmacked and that doesn’t happen very often. Yes...

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Menu Planning or Meal Planning?

When it comes to meal planning or better, healthy menu planning, most people get lost in a sea of websites, recipes, cookbooks and a general sense of being completely overwhelmed trying to figure out how to put it all together. It can be especially daunting when...

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Pumpkin, Parsnip, and Squash Beef Stew

Pumpkin, Parsnip, and Squash Beef Stew - - beef stew meat, cubed butternut squash, cubed pumpkin, chopped parsnips, chopped onion, raisins, allspice, bay leaves, beef bone broth (or low-sodium beef broth), sea salt, freshly ground black...

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Treat yourself to a plate of parsnips

If you’ve not tried parsnips before-those white root veggies that resemble carrots-you don’t know what you’re missing! Parsnips are similar to carrots in shape and they are related to carrots, but they don’t taste anything like them or any other root vegetables you...

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Mitochondria Miracle Soup

   Mitochondria Miracle Soup - - olive oil, large onions (chopped), large leeks (chopped), garlic (pressed, or more!), large carrots (peeled and chopped), small stalks celery (chopped), medium turnip (peeled and chopped), chard...

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is in full swing and we're not above loving that infamous "basic" beverage that explodes EVERYWHERE this time of year: the sweet and spiced PSL (aka: Pumpkin Spice Latte). Since the Starbuck's version, that must be credited for bringing this drink such fame, is...

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5 ways to squash your dinner

You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you...

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