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 […]

Great Reader Tips 2!

Healthy-Foods Great Reader Tips 2! By: Healthy-Foods Readers This week, I have even more great tips that I know you want to see! I’ve selected some gems and have them here for your perusal: *I save the ends of carrots, celery, and turnips, outer layers of onions (not the papery skin) and other washed vegetable […]

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 […]

Nutty About Nut Butters

Dinner Diva Nutty About Nut Butters By Leanne Ely, CNC One of the great joys of life is nut butter: peanut butter maybe, but almond butter, cashew butter, and macadamia butter are dreams come true. It’s great on top of almost everything. On toast or whole grain waffles in the morning, on sandwiches or celery […]

The Best Foods for Finals

Food For Thought The Best Foods for Finals by Leanne Ely, CNC   Summer is on the horizon! Three months of sunglasses, sunscreen, swimming, and too much ice cream. However, before we can play in the sun we have to survive to the end of the school year. At least, your kids do and you […]

7 Satisfying Salty Snacks

Healthy Foods 7 Satisfying Salty Snacks by Leanne Ely, CNC   Worrying about excess salt has become an obsession as of late–you cannot turn on the television without someone pushing the salt alarm. One would think pulling salt completely out of the diet would be a healthy thing. But salt is important to our bodies […]

5 Tips for Stress-Free Catering

Dinner Diva 5 Tips on Stress-Free Catering by Leanne Ely, CNC   A few weeks back, I threw a bash for my husband’s birthday and had nearly 50 people in our house. The food was enjoyable, fun and beautifully presented. I had people falling over themselves thinking I had cooked it all from scratch–well hardly! […]

Awareness Counts

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations, weddings, baptisms and graduations. It’s the day-to-day stuff that makes […]

Healthy-Foods Tips

Here are some relatively easy, little Healthy-Foods tips to help you implement healthier eating with an extra dose of weight watching as well. My favorite is the liquid calorie tip. Did you know that you can save yourself over 30 pounds a year if you just give up your soda a day habit? But in […]