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The Herb Series: Parsley

PARSLEY Fun fact! Parsley was thought to be sacred by the ancient Greeks and has been cultivated for over 2,500 years. It is a rich, dense source of vitamin C, K and E, as folic acid and iron. And, is extremely rich in the minerals calcium and potassium and has high percentages of carotenoids and flavonoids. […]

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The Herb Series: Basil

I’m very excited to start this Herb Series on various culinary herbs. Each post will highlight a particular herb and easy ways to incorporate it into your daily eating.  Herbs are such a nutritious and delicious way to upgrade your nutrition! So let’s start with a favorite: BASIL! Fun fact! There are more than 60 […]

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Hearty Salads and Easy Dressings

I was inspired to write this post based on a recent article that claimed salads had no nutritional value and should be avoided. I won’t bother sharing the article, from a major daily publication, but I will say that if you are talking about iceberg lettuce drowned in highly processed dressings full of unhealthy fats, […]

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Easy Basic Smoothie Formula

I love making smoothies and have one for breakfast just about every day. It’s a yummy, easy way to make sure I’m getting a good amount of protein to start the day plus some great nutrients. I’ve posted about protein powder before, but wanted to give everyone some more ideas for what to put in their […]

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Broth: One of the easiest and best things you can do for your health!

I don’t know about you, but I love a warm cup of vegetable broth. Right now I’m sipping a large mugful as I recover from a bit of over-indulgence over the holidays. I’m also hoping to keep a cold at bay by drinking as much broth as possible.  A cup of delicious broth can also make […]

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9 Nutrient-Rich Snacks (That Happen to Be Vegan)

Many people benefit from eating every 3 to 4 hours. A great way to be sure your body is getting the energy it needs is to eat a mid-morning and/or afternoon snack. Snacks are generally smaller and lighter than meals, but look for ones that are nutrient-rich. Nutrient-rich means that the food is concentrated in […]

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Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe (Lower Sugar Version)

Total Time: 20 min Serving size: 1/2 cup                                    Makes approximately 7 servings   Note: Use raw, organic ingredients whenever possible. These measurements are flexible; don’t worry too much about being exact.                   Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups raw, whole rolled oats (aka old fashion oats) ½ cup hemp […]

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Salad in a jar: The great lunch idea that I can’t stop sharing!

Summertime is a great season to be enjoying all the fresh fruits and vegetables at the markets.  Because it is usually hot, summer is also a great time to eat foods like fresh vegetables and fruits that are both cooling and hydrating. Salads can be great way to eat these, but how do you eat […]

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Herbs: Easy to grow and add to your cooking and so nutritious!

You may be seeing many fresh herbs at your farmers’ market, local store, or even in your own garden and be wondering what to do with them.  Herbs are such an easy way to add not only fresh flavor and taste to your recipe, but they are also packed with nutrition. Three things I really […]

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6 Things to Look for in a Protein Powder

I often get asked what protein powder I recommend.  It’s a great question, so here are a few guidelines: Read the label. Looks for additives like sugar, color or filler.  I prefer a protein powder that is more basic and unsweetened.  You can always add your own small amount of sweetener to your smoothie, but […]

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