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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

June 12, 2014

Laundry Lettuce

By: Leanne Ely   The best salads start in the laundry room. Temperatures outside are rising and kitchens are heating up all over America. It’s time once again for those crisp green salads to dominate our dinner plates. I always tell people that the key to getting more veggies into your diet is to be… Read more

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

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

June 6, 2014

What seed has almost as much calcium as a cup of milk?

By: Leanne Ely   We are all about smoothies around here right now! A smoothie can make a perfectly healthy meal replacement if you have the right elements in there including some healthy fat, protein and fiber. Believe it or not, the tiny little chia seed can provide all of those things! Chia is one… Read more

June 5, 2014

How to avoid going off track

By: Leanne Ely   It can happen to the best of us—a healthy eating regimen completely derails for whatever reason. Life is hard! Things happen. People get sick, work gets chaotic, life just gets out of control from time to time and with that, one of the first things to go by the wayside is… Read more

June 3, 2014

What popular bird food can calm your nerves?

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: SUNFLOWER SEEDS Sunflower seeds are a staple in my house. I sprinkle them over my salads, toss… Read more

June 2, 2014

Bloating & gas? (yes, we’re going there)

By: Leanne Ely   Digestive enzymes have made a huge difference in my health. In fact, using digestive enzymes has helped me to digest my food much better and allowed me to keep my gallbladder. So what are digestive enzymes? Your digestive system doesn’t absorb food. It absorbs the nutrients in your food. So your… Read more

May 30, 2014

This fruit is actually a big berry! (and antioxidant rich!!)

By: Leanne Ely   If you were to name five tropical fruits, there’s a chance guava wouldn’t make your list. But this fruit, while quite obscure, is extremely nutritious. The guava is a large berry that grows on tropical evergreen shrubs and has a delicious sweet taste that gets more intense as you eat it.… Read more

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