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 […]

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 […]

Packaged Foods Must Haves

Food For Thought Packaged Foods Must Haves by Leanne Ely, CNC I am about to say something that many you of may be shocked by. Some of you may even utter an audible gasp. You ready? Some packaged foods aren’t all bad. There, I said it! Believe me, the standard will always be food in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pumping Iron

Food For Thought Pumping Iron by Leanne Ely, CNC   Did you know that it is iron in your body that helps transport oxygen in the blood throughout the whole body? If you don’t ensure that you’re getting the necessary amount of iron in your diet, you can start building an iron deficiency, which can […]