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The One From My Heart…..

The One From My Heart…..
If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! This blog post has been brewing in my mind for months now.  In my head, it was going to be much more eloquent than what you’re about to read.  But I can’t keep this to myself anymore.  I just had a major wake-up call, and not in a good way.  I lost [...]

Need A Crunchy Snack?

Need A Crunchy Snack?
You know when you just need something crunchy to snack on?  What’s the first thing you turn to? Chips? Crackers? Next time, try this instead: Slice up a cucumber. Sprinkle some sea salt on the slices and some dill weed (you can buy this in the spices aisle at your grocery store, though I love eating it fresh off of my  Tower Garden!) [...]

Too Many Bananas? Try this Easy Trick...

Too Many Bananas? Try this Easy Trick!
  We used to have bananas in the house that got to a certain point of “ripeness” where they were still all right to eat, but nobody in the house was interested in eating them….do you know how that is? I would tell myself that I was saving them for banana bread, but they would sit there for so long that they would turn [...]

Not-So-Green {Healthy} Smoothies

Not-So-Green {Healthy} Smoothies
I talk about the “green” smoothies that I drink for breakfast and sometimes lunch each day, but I realize that they’ve been less and less green lately!  They *still* have a lot of green ingredients in them, though. I typically put it some kind of leafy green like lettuce or kale, a carrot, a banana (if you like your smoothie [...]

Why Your Body Needs MORE Water, and H...

Why Your Body Needs MORE Water, and How to Get It
How much water have you had today? I struggle with drinking enough water (though I have no problem drinking coffee!), and it’s caused a lot of problems for me, physically.  From ending up in the hospital several times for dehydration (especially with my second pregnancy), to kidney stones, to an overall feeling of poor health ~ you̵ [...]

Partner With Me to Help the People of...

Partner With Me to Help the People of the Philippines
As you are probably aware, the Philippines was ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8th. If your heart is to help a few of the millions of people of the Philippines who are literally starving after the devastating Typhoon, I have something great to share with you. The awesome company that I work for, Juice Plus+ has made arrangements to send [...]

Things to Do with Citrus Fruits

Things to Do with Citrus Fruits
  We’ve always been told citrus fruit is good for us, but it’s not just because of the vitamin C. Citrus fruits also contain dietary fiber, potassium, folate, calcium, thiamin and more. Plus, citrus fruits are low in calories, so you can eat away without guilt.   Here are some ideas for using citrus fruit in your every day life…   Eat [...]

Easy Green Salad Ideas

Easy Green Salad Ideas
The newest Food Pyramid, as shown at www.foodpyramid.com/myplate/ shows that half of your plate should contain fruits and vegetables.  An easy way to get plenty of vegetables onto your plate is to keep pre-made salad in the fridge in an airtight container. Store-made salads are convenient, but they don’t last as long as the fruits and v [...]

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash with Ol...

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash with Olive Oil, Garlic and Parsley
Squash has some amazing health benefits as they rich in carotenes that can protect against cancer. Here is a great recipe to put some delicious butternut squash at your dinner table. Ingredients:  1 large butternut squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove of garlic 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley Pepper, to taste    Preheat oven to 400F. P [...]

Sneaky Healthy Smoothies for Kids

Sneaky Healthy Smoothies for Kids
My kids refuse to drink the Green Smoothies that I wrote about yesterday. When I offer to make a smoothie for them, my 4-year-old specifically asks “no green stuff, right?”. Soooooo, I have to sneak other veggies in there that are less likely to stand out.  Here’s what I made them today that they gladly drank: 2-3 tbs Vani [...]