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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sports Nutrition for Kids

Dinner Diva Sports Nutrition for Kids by Leanne Ely, CNC If your children are back in school, they’re probably back in sports, too. Sports requires a lot of our little athletes; making sure he or she is well-fed and hydrated is the key to a happy child (and happy parent, too!). On game day, you […]