Fiber – Digestive Draino

The TV ads say that we need more fiber.  Doctors tell you that you need more fiber.  Product packaging promotes having more fiber than the other guys.  So what exactly is fiber and why should we care? Dietary fiber is a plant-based nutrient that passes through your digestive system relatively intact; it’s not digested into […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Treat yourself to a plate of parsnips

If you’ve not tried parsnips before-those white root veggies that resemble carrots-you don’t know what you’re missing! Parsnips are similar to carrots in shape and they are related to carrots, but they don’t taste anything like them or any other root vegetables you might be familiar with for that matter. Parsnips are very mild in […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Pears

Did you know that pears are a member of the rose family? Yes! They sure are. There are over 3000 varieties of pears in the world. If you plant a pear tree today it will take about 7 years to produce fruit, but they can live for 100 years. Pears are packed with fiber and […]

Cocoa Latte Smoothie

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Leanne’s Favorite Gluten-Free Snacks

One of the questions that I get asked all the time is, “Hey, Leanne, can you help me out with some gluten-free snacks?” I love a gluten-free snack just like anyone else and my favorite go-to’s of course are apples and oranges or tangerines because you can throw them in your purse.  But also, I […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Chia Seeds – The Next Super Food

If you haven’t heard of chia seeds yet, trust me you were bound to hear of them sooner or later. They’re rising stars quickly earning the title of becoming the next big “superfood.” Yes, they’re exactly the same seed you remember from ch-ch-chia pet commercials, the only difference is they’re fit for human consumption and […]

Fun with Fiber

Fiber is essential to healthy eating, especially if you remember the other corresponding component to filling up with fiber—water. Think for a moment about your garbage disposal. In order to get it flushed out, you must run the water before flicking the switch. This is how you get things moving and cleaned out. Your own […]