The hummus craze is still going strong I know, but why not change it up and give other beans a chance to be a delicious dip too? I’ll be honest, I’m picky about my hummus. There are some that leave a weird aftertaste, and other that are loaded up excess oil. That’s when I started … More Black Bean & Yogurt Dip
Next on my “Know Your Ingredients” blog posts, is about the names of wheat and what products can contain wheat. There are many different reasons for avoiding wheat and needing to know the information in this post. There were some things I was not aware of. There are 3 major reasons why people avoid wheat. … More Know Your Ingredients: The Many Names of Wheat
We have brown rice a lot of times with our meals as a healthy whole food carb that’s loaded with fiber. But let’s be honest, brown rice can get boring. This is one of the ways to mix it up and add some flavor that can still go with a basic veggie and protein. I … More Fire Roasted Tomato & Feta Brown Rice
Most people are a sugar addict and don’t realize it. And if they do see it, they don’t realize how harmful it can be. Let’s break this down and see how serious of an addiction and harmful to your health sugar can be. Sugar addiction is something that acts like a drug addiction. The body … More What is Sugar Addiction?
Since February is “Heart Health Month”, I thought I’d share with you an egg alternative that is truly heart healthy, and not just because it’s cholesterol-free. There has been studies that show it’s more the saturated fat than the dietary cholesterol that raises bad cholesterol. And although that might be true, eggs are one of … More Garbanzo Flour Eggs
Exercise and nutrition have been hand and hand for a while, but how does exercise help with our overall health? Many people associate exercise with loosing weight. Ironically, exercise only accounts for about 10-15% of weight loss. The rest is your diet and nutrition. There is more benefits to exercise than just aiding in loosing … More 2019 Healthy Habit 4: Get Moving!
Stewed tomatoes and green beans just go together. This is one of the side dishes I keep in mind any time of year and can go with just about anything. Simple ingredients, simple instructions, and so good! Nutritionally let’s look at the benefits of using fresh oregano. Sometimes we forget how powerful our fresh herbs … More Green Beans & Tomatoes with Fresh Oregano
I don’t know about you, but for me during the winter it’s easier for me to eat more processed, pick up and go type foods. I want more baked goods, more foods with refined flours and sugar and less of fruits and vegetables. There is a balance with everything, but at the beginning of the … More 2019 Healthy Habit 3: Adding More Whole Foods In Your Diet
Acorn squash has to be my favorites. Sweet potatoes is a close second, but acorn squash is so creamy! I can have a whole one of these bad boys for lunch with just some butter and cinnamon and be perfectly satisfied and full! With this recipe I at least add in a protein dense pilaf … More Sausage & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
I’m officially a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant! I can’t believe it! A few years ago I took a hard look at this course and it was something I really wanted to do. With my life the way that it was, and where I was emotionally and mentally I was not prepared to jump into this. … More I’m Official!