Archive | October 2012

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So long soda

I quit drinking soda about 6 years ago in an effort to get rid of my growing “muffin top”.  Giving up soda was not an easy thing to do but, looking back on it, it was one of the best things I did for myself and my family.  I still have cravings for it from […]

Free Digital Paleolithic Diet Meal Plan

<<Click here and get your free copy! I ran across this cookbook on Amazon thought some of you might be interested.  As of right now, the digital format is being offered for free (although regular price is only $2.99).  Just click on the picture above and get your copy!  Even if you don’t have a […]

Mediterranean Baked Salmon

This salmon is quick and easy to prepare. Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s a beautiful dish loaded with chunky vegetables! Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray 4 4-oz salmon fillets 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 1/2 cup diced zucchini […]

Health benefits from cookware?

We all know there are extensive health benefits from eating healthy foods.  But did you know that your cookware can also affect your health?  It’s true! Cast iron cookware offers many health benefits.  For one, cooking in a cast iron skillet has been shown to add up to 20% more iron to food.  Most of […]

Delicious Clean Blueberry Smoothie

I love starting my day with a smoothie! One of my favorites is a blueberry smoothie made with almond milk. This one only has about 80 calories (made with vanilla almond milk…although I do prefer chocolate almond milk for smoothies). You could easily add different types of fruit or even a scoop of protein powder. […]

Recipe of the Week: Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

This week’s recipe is one of my family’s favorite meals.  It is made with all real food ingredients, simple to make, requires little actual hands on prep time, and is loaded with valuable nutrients!  A 1/3 cup serving of red beans provides a full 10g of fiber and has very little fat.  This is the […]

Is almond milk better than milk?

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of information about the disadvantages of drinking dairy milk.  One of my big concerns was with the hormones that dairy cows are injected with to make them produce so much more milk than they are naturally designed to produce.  These hormones are present in the milk we consume and […]