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 […]

Thinking outside the lunchbox

Dinner Diva Thinking outside the lunchbox By: Leanne Ely Today’s Dinner Diva article isn’t about our evening meal, but it’s an important topic to cover just the same – I hope you’ll agree! I’m talking lunch today, and specifically, lunch boxes. My kids are beyond the “but Mawwwmmmm, everyone else has [insert your child’s most […]

Spouting off on Brussels sprouts!

Healthy Food Spouting off on Brussels sprouts! By: Leanne Ely In my humble opinion, Brussels sprouts have a pretty bad rap. This is probably because many of us were forced to sit down to a plate of mushy green balls of leaves and told to eat them even though they tasted like watered down grass […]

Skip the supermarket this week!

Dinner Diva Skip the supermarket this week! By: Leanne Ely I have a challenge for you this week, if you dare. Actually, I am going to double dog dare you to try this. Skip the supermarket this week. That’s right. SKIP. IT. Instead, go to the farmer’s market and buy all you can of their […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Start a New Habit

Healthy Foods 3 Ways to Start a New Habit by Leanne Ely, CNC Dear Friends, One of the pitfalls in trying to get a new habit going (like making dinner, for example) is not being clear on the goal. It’s one thing to say you’re going to make dinner every night instead of eating via […]

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 […]