Tomato, Kale and Chicken Soup

INGREDIENTS: 5 vine tomatoes 2 cups kale (torn, stems removed) 2 ears corn (corn removed from ear) 4 cups vegetable broth (I use @pacificfoods) 1 to 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp dried basil 1.5 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried dill Sea salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS:…

What Is In Season For Spring

We are deep into spring at this point, which means that everything that is “in season” during spring is truly in season right now. Here’s a nice list of the fruits and vegetables that are at peak harvest time during the spring. Apples Apricots Artichokes Asparagus Avocado Belgian Endive Bitter Melon Broccoli Butter Lettuce Cabbage…

Red and Green Smoothie

This is a simple and easy smoothie to add to your repertoire. The whole family will love it. Ingredients: 1 banana (frozen is best) 8 strawberries 1 large handful of spinach 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp honey   Directions: Blend all ingredients together and enjoy! Makes two servings.

5 Ways To Make Smart Food Choices All Day

There is nothing wrong with having struggles when it comes to maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle. If you’re struggling, that means you’re trying, and that’s a step in the right direction! What’s important is that you continue to progress. I came up with a few tips to help you stay on track toward reaching your…

Choose The Right Fat, Don’t Eliminate It

The products are all over grocery store shelves. There are low-fat versions of just about any product you name. It’s marketing at its best. Food companies play upon the fear of fat, then create unhealthier versions of already unhealthy food products to try to make the consumer feel better about eating it and ultimately more…

Ground Turkey Breast, Zucchini and Mushroom Skillet

Busy weeknight? Nothing beats a one skillet meal when you are short on time but still want to keep your healthy eating intact. This ground turkey skillet wins in the simplicity and taste categories. Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkey breast 2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced 1 pint mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic,…

Commit To YOUR Healthy Lifestyle Path

I say it all the time. There is no one right way when it comes to nutrition. My philosophy is that if you’re eating real, whole foods and staying away from processed products as much as possible, you are doing something right. You are fueling your body with the types of foods it needs to…

Granola The Whole Family Will Love

Have you ever had a craving for something, but just couldn’t will yourself to buy it store-bought? Keep cooking the majority of your foods and eliminating processed products. I promise you will get to this point. Well, I recently got an itch for granola, so I decided to tinker with some ingredients and came up…

Know Your Triggers and Challenge Them

Think about your eating habits for a moment. Are there certain life events, feelings, or responsibilities that cause you to over or under eat? Is the way you eat built around emotions as opposed to true hunger cues? If you’re like a lot of people, you probably find yourself eating emotionally instead of listening to…

Hidden Ingredients to Avoid – Sugar

In general, we consume way too much added sugar. I’m not talking about sugar from fruits. I’m talking about sugar that has been added to the foods and drinks we consume. The American Heart Association recommends that men not consume more than 9 teaspoons, or 36 grams of added sugar per day. The number for…