Best Post-Workout Foods

Dinner Diva Best Post-Workout Foods By Leanne Ely, CNC Whenever you workout there are only three things you really want to do after: drink gallons of water, shower, and eat a nice, big and filling meal. The water and shower are easy to come by, but deciding what to eat is always a dilemma because […]

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 […]

Nutty About Nut Butters

Dinner Diva Nutty About Nut Butters By Leanne Ely, CNC One of the great joys of life is nut butter: peanut butter maybe, but almond butter, cashew butter, and macadamia butter are dreams come true. It’s great on top of almost everything. On toast or whole grain waffles in the morning, on sandwiches or celery […]

Best Ballpark Bites

Healthy Foods Best Ballpark Bites by Leanne Ely, CNC   If you and your family are sports fanatics or your children are on sports teams, you’re probably not as enthusiastic about the homerun after you’ve substituted your usual dinner plans for whatever the vender sold you. So how do you make the best of ballpark […]

Stress Eating

Dinner Diva Stress Eating by Leanne Ely, CNC   If life is overwhelming and ice cream is your comfort, you have fallen classically into stress eating.  Is your job weighing you down? Do your family’s needs seem endless and way too much? And is that chocolate bar you stowed away behind other pantry items starting […]

Snacks to Satisfy Hunger with a Boost

Snacks to Satisfy Hunger with a Boost By Leanne Ely, C.N.C. Most of us love to snack just as much as we love to eat whole meals. The snack industry loves this. And while I fully support snacking as necessary respite when your next meal is hours away, it’s important to be choosy about snacks. […]

Snack Ideas

It’s getting close to that time of year when I invariably get the emails asking for snack ideas. It’s nearly summer. They’re coming home. They’ll be whining and they’ll be constantly hungry. So what’s a mom to do? Feed ‘em! Kids need snacks, but not constant grazing. You need to make sure the snacks are […]

Awareness Counts

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 […]