Focus on what you CAN have

When people first hear about Paleo, they almost always say the same thing: Oh I know this Paleo diet is supposed to be healthy, but I could never give up [bread/potatoes/pasta/corn/dairy/etc.]. Why is everyone so focused on what you can’t have? I like to twist that negative around and talk about what we CAN have! Now, […]

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 […]

Gobble up your turkey!

If you’re one of my Canadian readers, you may rather not talk about turkey since you just celebrated Thanksgiving up there! But down here in the US, we’re looking forward to that turkey dinner that will be served this month on that special holiday where we sit back, give thanks and in some households, watch football. […]

The Perfect Thanksgiving Table Setting

Setting a proper dinner table is a simple thing and one that will make you feel like the elegant hostess you are. We’re talking specifically about Thanksgiving today, but you can start making dinner an occasion every day. Not just on a holiday. Yes you can even break out the good china and crystal for […]

Get Fit as a Family

Dinner Diva Get Fit as a Family By: Leanne Ely, CNC One of the best ways to reinforce a strong sense of community within your family is to encourage and take initiative to keep the family physically fit as a unit. It’s amazing how much you do in the physical realm can be translated into […]

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 […]

Fall is the Time to Commit to Family Dinner

Food For Thought Fall is the Time to Commit to Family Dinner by Grace R. Freedman, Ph.D. The nip of fall is in the air, school is well underway, the kids’ extracurricular activities are gearing up, and maybe new projects are getting started at work. Whew! This time of year can be the busiest season, […]