Dinner Diva: Making the perfectly balanced salad

I serve a large green salad with almost every meal, and this is the time of year I love most, thanks to all of the gorgeous fresh spring greens and vegetables! Since I have this salad thing down to a science, I thought I’d share some tips with y’all as to how to make amazing, […]

Dinner Diva: Spinach: The Healthy “Fast” Food

A favorite super healthy “fast” food favorite of mine is spinach. Not just any old bunch of spinach, but the stuff in a big plastic tub (I get mine at Costco). I use a ton of it during the week and eat it in a variety of different ways from salads, to side dishes and […]

Get ‘Em Out the Door: Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Food For Thought Get ‘Em Out the Door: Quick and Easy Breakfasts by Leanne Ely, CNC When you’re trying to usher your kids out the door to get to school on time it’s often hard to squeeze in an adequate breakfast. Or maybe you’re not a parent but you struggle just as much with finding […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: The Perfect Peach

Peaches are synonymous with summer. You see abundant peaches everywhere this time of year, in grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and local produce stands. Bag after bag spilling over with a plethora of sweet and fuzzy fruit. We only have a limited few weeks of this hot season to really enjoy peaches, so let’s take advantage […]

4 Tips to Enjoy Your Food

Food for Thought 4 Tips to Enjoy Your Food By Leanne Ely, C.N.C   Dear Friends, We’re busy, tired, stressed, and always in a whirlwind of hurry. This is the American “normal”. And unfortunately, busy, tired, stressed out and always in a hurry doesn’t make for the best choices come mealtime. When we line our […]

Dinner Diva: Chicken Nuggets

Admittedly, it doesn’t take much to get my nutritional feathers ruffled. I’ve seen a lot of things that have made me crazy over the years and you’ve heard me harp on them—from “healthy” whole wheat donuts to artificial sweeteners, Olestra and acrylimide. I’ve sang the siren’s song about good nutrition and what I believe too, […]

Eating On the Move

It never fails that you finally get everyone in the car and someone is hungry. Then again maybe you’re going to be out all day and don’t want to spend a fortune on fast food, even the healthy choices. And maybe you’re going on a road trip and are wondering just how to stay out […]

Menu Plan for Pete’s Sake!

When you choose to not plan, you choose to live in an unprepared state. Think about what that means for a minute. Being unprepared means chaos, confusion and regret. Living life in a state of perpetual unpreparedness is highly stressful. Why do we do this to ourselves? In the kitchen and in the food department […]

Eating Healthy Saves Money

I hear all the time that buying healthy food costs more money. The truth is, eating healthy, in the right amounts, costs less. It not only costs less in terms of dollars in the checkout line, it costs less in terms of dollars spent on your health care bill later. While there is some disagreement […]

Fast Food (The Healthy Kind, Already!)

What do you see in your mind’s eye when you hear the words, “fast food”?  Do you see golden arches and a clown named Ronald?  Or is it more like a bearded Southern gentleman whispering promises of perfect fried chicken? How about stir fry?  Have you ever considered that?  You don’t have to get in […]