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Just Like Mama Makes

One of my favorite memories of my childhood is the smell of my mom’s homemade pasta sauce. Using my great-great grandmother’s recipe, and a few tweaks of her own, she’d spend the whole morning chopping, sautéing, and perfecting the most delicious marinara sauce you’ll ever taste. Then, she’d let it simmer on low for the rest of the day, allowing …

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Food Pairings for Max Absorption

It’s no secret that eating a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is the best way to pack in the nutrients that our bodies need. However, there’s another powerful factor at play: bioavailability. Bioavailability refers to our ability to absorb the nutrients we get from food. If our bodies can’t absorb the nutrients we consume, it’s like we …

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Tips To Making A Healthy Salad

Hopefully you were brought here by the article, “It’s A Salad, That Means It’s Healthy Right?”. This article helps explains that not all salads are created equal, and just because it’s a salad doesn’t mean it’s healthy. If you haven’t read the article, definitely give it a look! I wasn’t going to keep you hanging with just what’s bad, so …

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It’s A Salad, That Means It’s Healthy Right?

If I can call it a salad, that means it’s healthy right? Some of us may wish this was true, but unfortunately it’s not. I’ll say it loud for the people in the back, not all salads are created equal! We look at salads as a healthy alternative. In some cases they can be doing us more harm than good. …

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Fast Food Finds: Healthy Eating While on the Go

I don’t know about you, but I don’t normally use the words “healthy” and “fast food” in the same sentence. When we think of fast food, we often think of things that are greasy, high in calories, and low in nutrients. However, you can eat out without blowing your diet. It just takes a little bit of knowledge, research, and planning. The …

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Sunny Weather and Smoothie Bowls: Benefits of Pitaya

Although this winter seemed to have dragged, warmer weather is here and ready to stay.  Picture this: You are walking down the street on a bright, sunny day and see many people sitting outside eating these beautiful, fruit-filled bowls.  Smoothie bowls have been #trending lately and come in many different delicious combinations. Smoothie bowls are typically made with acai or …

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Foodie Finds Friday

One of my favorite pastimes is trying new and different foods. Bonus points if it’s really yummy! 2X the bonus points if it’s healthy. Trying new foods is fun because you’re just one bite away from finding your new favorite food. This concept was the inspiration for my new series: Food Finds Friday! Each week I will introduce a new …

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Let’s Get Alkaline!

What Does It Mean To Keep My Body Alkaline, What Is Alkaline? So depending on your diet, your body can either become more acidic or more alkaline. Most Americans consume a diet that includes almost twice the amount of acid per day that the body can handle. When this occurs the mineral compounds that make up our bones, are then …

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Sustainable Eating: How to Do It and Why it Matters

Sustainability. We’ve all heard this word being thrown around in magazines and on the news, but what does it mean? In layman’s terms, sustainability is our ability to meet the needs of our current current generation without compromising the needs of future generations. It’s about acting in ways that preserve our natural resources. And it’s more important than you may think! …

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Get Grilling this Summer!

Summer is right around the corner and one of my (many) favorite things about this season is dining el fresco every night!!!! Nothing says summer to me like eating on my deck on a perfect summer night, and the best food to eat outside is anything grilled! This can be anything from turkey burgers to steak to corn to eggplant! …

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