‘Tis the Season!

Ah, the season of giving is upon us! It can be quite stressful managing all the to-do lists and making sure everyone gets “that perfect gift”, but make sure you take some time for yourself and remember what the season is all about to you! Another you can do is focus on your strengths and…

Air Fried Bananas

Tonight’s delicious treat was unexpected. I saw we had some bananas that were going bad and I thought I’d try something new! Our new air fryer has put us on a quest to see how many fruits and vegetables work well in the fryer. The dessert tonight I whipped up not only was delicious, but…

Going Strong Without Added Sugar!

Moving into my third week of the no-added sugar challenge and there is absolutely NO dessert cravings. Fruit is perfectly fine for me. I have been very strict with my challenge and have been eliminating natural sugar (outside of fruit) and artificial sweeteners but just cutting out refined sugars is a great step forward!! Here…

Ahh Sugar…

You may have heard about the new book by Eve Schaub called, “Year of No Sugar”. I have not had the opportunity to review this book yet, but have read several reviews about the content. This article is not intended to review this book, but to spark a challenge about how much “added” sugar is…

Food Label

By now you may have heard about the proposed new food label proposed by the FDA but are you aware how this may impact you? The FDA, in an attempt to align with the current scientific literature and nutritional recommendations, is updating the food labels. The following is the proposed label and the significant changes…..

Protein…why the source matters!

What is protein? I usually get the same answer when this question is asked…MEAT. Yes, meat is a protein, but there are so many other great sources as well. In addition, the word meat is often misinterpreted. According to Webster’s, meat is defined as the flesh of an animal, NOT just red meat which is…

Staying on Track

Are you starting to get stuck? Some of the best intentions can be met with challenges. We lead such busy lives that it is hard to find “time” to do the things we should be doing. I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear, “I’d love to do that, but I just…

Valentine’s Day

What a wonderful day set aside once a year to focus on the loved ones in your life. This doesn’t me it is an excuse to go off your meal plan! You can still have a great valentine’s day without indulging in candies and sugary goodies. Here are some ideas to start you out with….

Happy Healthy Thanksgiving

This month we are focusing on whole foods in preparation for Thanksgiving! In memory of the first Thanksgiving, we should be using real foods instead of relying on ready-made / processed items. Think about it. At the first Thanksgiving, the participants were celebrating the harvest with a feast from the bounty. They didn’t just run…

Irish Adventure – Part 1

  Ireland, it was only a 10 day adventure for us, but what an experience! I will not be able to share my experience in one blog, so it will be broken up into several installations. Ireland is such a lush and beautiful country with so much of it still left untouched, including the food!…