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 […]

Diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant tips

If you’re traveling or vacationing, as many people are this time of year, there are easy ways to “stay on plan” without feeling deprived. Nature has provided us with plenty of healthy grab-and-go options, though we seem programmed to think that suitable food for traveling involves a plastic wrapper! Here are some of my favorite […]

Healthy Halloween Treats Kids Will Love

Healthy Foods Healthy Halloween Treats Kids Will Love by Leanne Ely, CNC Trick or treat? Candy may be the norm when the kids come to your door on Halloween, but it’s definitely a trick. Candy’s trick will demote your health and your energy and keep you wanting more and more. It’s the sugar, it’s addicting […]

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 […]

The Truth About Soy

Healthy Foods The Truth About Soy by Leanne Ely, CNC There is a huge misconception that soy is the smarter choice when it comes to milk, meat, and snack foods. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but soy is a member of the dark side. I don’t think any Jedi Knight would […]

Sugar Shock: Are You Addicted?

Dinner Diva Sugar Shock: Are You Addicted? By Leanne Ely, CNC Okay, so you don’t drink sodas, eat candies, cookies or anything remotely resembling a sugar drenched dessert. What if you found out you were eating a ton of sugar but didn’t even know it? Some of the most common foods you’d think would be […]

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 […]

Best Post-Workout Foods

Dinner Diva Best Post-Workout Foods By Leanne Ely, CNC Whenever you workout there are only three things you really want to do after: drink gallons of water, shower, and eat a nice, big and filling meal. The water and shower are easy to come by, but deciding what to eat is always a dilemma because […]