nutrition

From Processed Food Junkie to Real Food Junkie

From Fast Food Junkie to Real Food Junkie

Making the switch from eating processed foods to clean eating is not an easy one.  The artificial flavors, colors, MSG and other additives in processed foods are there for a reason – to get you addicted.  The switch will be hard, and at times it’ll seem impossible, but once you start to see and feel the difference you will never look back. I was guilty of going through a fast […]

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5 Ways to Boost the Power of Your Smoothies

5 Ways to Boost the Power of Your Smoothie

Smoothies earned their own day on my blog because of all the different flavor combinations, and the nutrition you can sneak into them without your children, or yourself, ever knowing!  We started making green smoothies on a regular basis four years ago, and it dramatically increased the amount of nutrition we get each day.  While I add greens, typically kale or spinach, to my smoothies, there are many other ways […]

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Substitutions for Common Processed Ingredients on Pinterest

While I find myself scrolling through Pinterest pages often, there is one category I can’t stand to look through — food & drink.  Pin after pin full of artificial ingredients and harmful food dyes, with comments like, “my kids will love this”, make me realize that even though we are more aware than ever about the dangers of artificial ingredients and processed foods, we still choose them.  I want convenient, […]

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5 Minutes to a Healthier Happier You

5 minutes a day

Five minutes — really, that’s all you need to make an improvement on your health and wellbeing!  Life is busy, and crazy, and full of ups and downs, but it is essential to stop, even if it’s for only 5 minutes, and take care of you. These are all small additions and changes that can make a tremendous difference on the way to feel in just five minutes. We all […]

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My Ideal Day of Eats

eat clean drink green via green plate rule

I have received a ton of emails lately asking what I eat on an average day.  Since so many people were asking, I thought I would share it with all of you.  I always describe my eating habits as the 90% rule.  I’m 90% vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, super healthy, but I have my days when I don’t always follow ‘the rules’.  I think what I’m very good at is making […]

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5 Ways to Eat Green

2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Eating green is the heart and soul of this blog.  Instead of focusing so much on the Clean Plate Rule, as so many of us knew growing up, I believe we need to focus on the Green Plate Rule – making healthy food choices that are beneficial for our bodies and the environment.  I do my best to point out the best manufacturers and the cleanest products, not just bash […]

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Pineapple Ginger Lime Smoothie

Pineapple Ginger Lime Smoothie ~ The Healing Smoothie

This week I noticed turmeric at the grocery store for the first time while getting more ginger.  I’m sure they have it all the time but it’s not something I’ve ever gone looking for.  I wasn’t exactly looking for it this week but I wasn’t passing it up after all I’ve read about it recently.  Turmeric has been in the headlines for it’s healing properties, including reducing cancer tumors, helping […]

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