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…

Quick Kitchen Re-Tool: Pare Down The Pantry

No one wants to throw away food. I’m not going to ask you to do that. I am going to ask you to take food to a pantry or shelter that could use it. Why? Because if something is in your pantry, you or someone in your house will eventually eat it. And, I can…

Super Simple Shrimp Fajitas

I have quite the love affair with sheet pan dishes. What’s not to love? Put all your ingredients on one pan, toss them together with spices and olive oil, pop them in the oven, then voila! Your entire meal is ready. Sunday, I made shrimp fajitas for my husband and myself. The kiddos went with…