Starting Your Kids Off Right

Healthy Foods Starting Your Kids Off Right by Leanne Ely, CNC We typically focus on eating healthier only after we’re old enough to understand the consequences of what happens to our bodies when we don’t. Whether it’s through weight gain, lack of energy, or addictions to sugar and saturated fats, we do eventually figure out […]

Worst Salad Toppings

Healthy Foods Worst Salad Toppings by: Leanne Ely, CNC A common misconception in the world of food is– because it’s a salad, it must be healthy. Oh no, do not be fooled by that! Salads can have just as much fat and sometimes even more than a greasy cheeseburger. So I’m going to compile a […]

Deli Dilemma

Food For Thought Deli Dilemma by Leanne Ely, CNC Once this summer heat starts kicking, we all like to give our stove and oven a little bit of a break. If you’re anything like me, you find yourself depending more on the grill, salads, and a timeless favorite: sandwiches. But, like anything else at the […]

Is Brown Better?

Dinner Diva Is Brown Better? By Leanne Ely, CNC   I remember eating Weber white sandwich bread when I was a kid. I’d come home from school, grab a slice, yank out the middle and squish it into a small, firm white “bread” cube and eat it with relish. I think back now on those […]

Most Common Grilling Mistakes

Dinner Diva Most Common Grilling Mistakes by Leanne Ely, CNC   Summer is here! Obviously, I’m a big fan of the grill and I feel as though I’ve spoken at length about it in that regard, so this isn’t another article expressing my unwavering love for this cooking marvel, rather, it’s a cautionary tale. Though […]

Taking the Edge Off Nutrition

Dinner Diva Taking the Edge Off Nutrition By Leanne Ely, CNC   It seems that the geometric triangle we’ve all associated with food has smoothed itself out into a more organic shape. We no longer have a food pyramid, but a food plate. The USDA has revamped that intimidating pyramid into a plate, dividing said […]

Managing Midnight Munchies

Food For Thought Managing Midnight Munchies by Leanne Ely, CNC   Midnight snacking is a habit that we all start probably in our early teens if not sooner. When you’re thirteen and you have a sleepover with a bunch of friends, the idea of having junk food at midnight or later seems really cool. Then […]

Surviving Summer Cookouts

Healthy Foods Surviving Summer Cookouts by Leanne Ely, CNC   Let’s face it, aside from the mosquitoes and humidity (depending on where you live of course), summer is a treat in our seasonal cycle. After the sun begins to set and a faint breeze christens the air, you may hear something close growling – begging […]

Vacation Eating – Don’t Send Your Healthy Habits Packing

Healthy Foods Vacation Eating – Don’t Send Your Healthy Habits Packing by Leanne Ely, CNC   Summer is quickly rounding around the corner–the kids will be out of school, sunglasses permanently attached to our faces, lots of sunscreen, and most likely a vacation! Vacation has to be one of our favorite words. A break from […]