Why Spicy Food is Good for You

Healthy Foods Why Spicy Food is Good for You By Leanne Ely, CNC Some like it hot! And some like it spicy. Some like both at the same time! Whatever your preference, spicy food and in particular, hot and spicy food can rev your metabolism and put a little bounce in your step. The most […]

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 […]

Getting to Know the Glycemic Index

The Glycemic Index has been around for a while and in the last few years, has become a buzz word in the nutrition world. The GI (Glycemic Index) is a measure of the effects of all carbohydrates on blood sugar levels and recorded on a scale from high to low. Understanding that carbohydrates break down […]

DD- No Beans About It

Dinner Diva No Beans About It by Leanne Ely, C.N.C Sorry, we’re not talking about jelly beans. During the Great Depression the beans we’re talking about were called the “poor man’s meat”. Beans are a highly nutritious addition to your weekly meal plan. Not only are they high in fiber and protein but recent studies […]

DD – Planning for Success

Dinner Diva Planning for Success by Leanne Ely CNC You know that old saying “Failure to plan is planning to fail?” This old adage holds true in our businesses, our homes, and every aspect of our lives. Flying by the seat of your pants only leads to stress, mistakes, and often costs you more time […]

FFT – Is Your Lifestyle Health Sustainable?

Food For Thought Is Your Lifestyle Health Sustainable? by Leanne Ely, CNC Nothing is more important to the state of our health than the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. We know that the choices we make today can have long term effects on our quality of life for […]

HF – What You Need to Know About Cottonseed Oil

Healthy Foods What You Need to Know About Cottonseed Oil By Leanne Ely, CNC One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to food is when manufacturers don’t give you the whole scoop on a product they’re trying pawn off as food. Don’t lie to me and tell me it’s good for me when […]