Healthy Halloween Treats Kids Will Love

Healthy Foods Healthy Halloween Treats Kids Will Love by Leanne Ely, CNC Trick or treat? Candy may be the norm when the kids come to your door on Halloween, but it’s definitely a trick. Candy’s trick will demote your health and your energy and keep you wanting more and more. It’s the sugar, it’s addicting […]

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 […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: The Amazing Tomato

Summer is coming to an end. Even though I won’t mind the heat and humidity being gone, I will miss all the scrumptious summer veggies and fruits. But the king of all summer produce is one that flourishes in this season from beginning to end: the amazing tomato. These summer rubies are antioxidant gems, especially […]

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 […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Mango Madness

I absolutely love mangos! They’re sweet and juicy and can be added to nearly anything or eaten plain and still be scrumptious! Put a ripe mango in the fridge and they’re a refreshing fruit to enjoy on these toasty summer days. Mangos are a tropical fruit and are mainly grown in India. Nutritionally this fruit […]

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 […]

Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

We hear all the time about how someone has a fast or slow metabolism. Those of us with slow metabolisms are always envious of those in possession of a fast metabolism. Why? Because it means they burn calories faster. In other words – it’s easier for them to stay lean. Sadly, not all of us […]

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. […]