Teach Your Kids to Make a Smoothie!

There are few skills more important for your children to learn than those that will empower them to feed themselves for the rest of their lives. Think about it. Over the course of your life, what will you spend more time doing than planning for, shopping for, preparing, and eating food? The only thing I […]

Kid-Friendly Olive Oil Tips

Keeping our families in good health is of the highest importance. As doctors and nutritionists know, the best preventive health care is a healthy diet. It’s never too early to develop good eating habits! Pure, authentic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the Mary Poppins of foods—practically perfect in every way. It can cut your […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

Dinner Diva How to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies By Leanne Ely, CNC I’m sure you’re thinking that you don’t need an article to direct you on how to do something as simple as washing your produce. But guess what? It isn’t as simple as running water over your bounty. It’s by no means rocket […]

Gold Stars

Dinner Diva Gold Stars By Leanne Ely, CNC Have you noticed how much easier it is to get something done when there is a tangible reward attached? Everyone likes to be acknowledged for his or her efforts, don’t they? I sure do! When I make dinner, one of the favorite parts is hearing my family […]

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 […]

Cooking with Kids

Food For Thought Cooking with Kids By Leanne Ely, CNC   One of my favorite pastimes is cooking with my children. Do you have kids? If you do I want to heavily recommend that you teach them the joys of the kitchen while they’re still young and look up at you like a superhero that […]