What’s the Skinny on CLA?

What’s the Skinny on CLA?

What’s the Skinny on CLA? Is CLA a weight loss miracle pill?  Theories and postulations abound–fortunately, there’s some research too.  One theory says that it modulates fat metabolism, which helps your body use food for energy.  Another thought is that it causes fat and weight loss because it boosts the body’s metabolism by increasing your […]

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations, weddings, baptisms and graduations. It’s the day-to-day stuff that makes […]

4 tips to avoid going off track

By: Leanne Ely   It can happen to the best of us—a healthy eating regimen completely derails for whatever reason. Life is hard! Things happen. People get sick, work gets chaotic, life just gets out of control from time to time and with that, one of the first things to go by the wayside is […]

It’s probably in your cupboard & can lower your blood pressure!?

Apple Cider Vinegar

When apple cider ferments, the sugar in that cider gets broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol. From there, the cider becomes vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, to be precise. Cider vinegar adds a wonderful zip to recipes calling for white vinegar, and unlike white vinegar, it also has quite a good nutritional profile (and […]

Protein Power

By: Leanne Ely   Getting adequate protein is essential for optimal health. Proteins are required for giving strength and structure to your body’s tissues and cells. We need protein to control biochemical reactions and to help the immune system run smoothly. Protein regulates the body’s metabolism, and they are also responsible for the regulation of […]

Think Outside the Side Dish

Dinner Diva Think Outside the Side Dish by Leanne Ely How many of us live in households where the dinner plate consists of a serving of meat, a starch and a small portion of vegetables? Now that I eat a Paleo diet, my plate looks a lot different than it once did. No longer do […]

Making resolutions you can live with. Really!

Dinner Diva Making resolutions you can live with. Really! By: Leanne Ely It’s that time of year again. The new year. A time to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind and make promises to ourselves about how we may live better for the next twelve months.If, when the clock struck twelve on Monday night, […]

Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore!

Food For Thought Vinegar. It’s not just for pickles anymore! Once upon a time, there was white distilled vinegar that our mothers and grandmothers would use to pickle vegetables and clean the floors. And that was pretty much it as far as the vinegar train went. Today there are enough options in vinegars to make […]

Making it your own

Food For Thought Making it your own By: Leanne Ely Dear Friends, Without going into arduous detail, suffice it to say that buying and moving into my new house (new to me anyway) was a small act of God. The obstacles, delays and endless frustration started in December and finally ended in April with a […]

What is a Detox Diet?

Food For Thought What is a Detox Diet? By: Leanne Ely, C.N.C. For the past 11 years, we’ve been helping people save dinner through a multitude of methods—menus, recipes and shopping lists have always been the mainstay, but we realized people needed help in other ways too—from making freezer meals to crockpot meals to frugal […]