Chili for everyone!

There is something extremely satisfying about making a big pot of chili for your family on a cool day. I find it as enjoyable to make chili for dinner as I do sitting down and eating that chili. There’s just something about putting all those simple ingredients of vegetables and spices together, in a combination […]

Holiday Paleo Cheat Sheet

If you’ve recently gone Paleo, you might be worried about navigating the kitchen this holiday season, what with all of the sugar, bread, and other non-Paleo staples of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner floating around. But do not fear, Paleoistas! I’ve got your wheat-free little backs! We’ve put together this Paleo swap cheat for you so […]

Why Spicy Food is Good for You

Healthy Foods Why Spicy Food is Good for You By Leanne Ely, CNC Some like it hot! And some like it spicy. Some like both at the same time! Whatever your preference, spicy food and in particular, hot and spicy food can rev your metabolism and put a little bounce in your step. The most […]

Finding Balance as an Empty Nester

Food For Thought Finding Balance as an Empty Nester By Leanne Ely, CNC For all intents and purposes, I am an empty nester—my children aren’t at home full time anymore. Things have changed dramatically at my house and I didn’t fully realize this until after I did my whole Two Week Kitchen Makeover with Rubbermaid […]

Time to Go a Little Wild

Dinner Diva Time to Go a Little Wild By Leanne Ely, CNC 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 it – from its lovely, healthy fatty omega 3’s to its outstanding source of protein. It’s important […]

4 Time-Saving Kitchen Tips

Food for Thought 4 Time-Saving Kitchen Tips by Leanne Ely, CNC What is the one thing you want to avoid when you host a Labor Day party? How about labor? LOL There’s no way to avoid at least a little work but these handful of tips that will ease the load when it’s party time! […]

Healthy Spices – Oregano, Turmeric and Garlic

Healthy Foods Healthy Spices – Oregano, Turmeric and Garlic by Leanne Ely, CNC Spicing up your food can also give your health a little boost–did you know most herbs and spices contain specific antioxidant qualities? Not only do they add great flavor to the food you cook, but they’re more than just a little bit […]

Get ‘Em Out the Door: Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Food For Thought Get ‘Em Out the Door: Quick and Easy Breakfasts by Leanne Ely, CNC When you’re trying to usher your kids out the door to get to school on time it’s often hard to squeeze in an adequate breakfast. Or maybe you’re not a parent but you struggle just as much with finding […]

After School Snacks That Make the Grade

Healthy Foods After School Snacks That Make the Grade By Leanne Ely, CNC Whenever your children hop off the bus when they get back from school, one of the first things they’re guaranteed to say is “I’m hungry.” It’s very easy to supply them with a tasty and filling snack to hold off their appetite […]