When I open a cabinet and feel anxious about the chaos residing there, I know it’s time for a refresh. Every few months I reorganize my pantry. A clean and tidy pantry means less stress during meal planning. It allows you to save money as you won’t end up purchasing duplicates of things
From pre-baked muffins to one-pot meals, my freezer seems to become jam packed over the winter months which always leads to a purge this time of year. Use up those left-over stews, clean out the unidentifiable packages that have been tucked away for who knows how long, get
Kale may get all the praise but what about all of the other, very deserving, dark leafy greens? I remember when spinach was the go-to green and it was for good reason. Spinach is delicious and VERY nutrient dense. Spinach, much like kale, is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin A as well as folate, magnesium, iron, calcium (move over milk), b vitamins and vitamin C. There is practically a multivitamin in most greens!
Spring is on the horizon (and thankfully so) as the seasonal winter bounty is dwindling this time of year. Luckily, storage crops likes apples, carrots and sweet potatoes are still abundant at farmers markets. Sweet potatoes, in particular, make a regular appearance at our house. Rich in fiber and beta-carotene, which provides that beautiful orange hue, sweet potatoes are an excellent source
Helping your body detoxify doesn’t have to be a one-time event. In fact, it’s really beneficial to support your detoxification pathways on a daily basis. The good news? You don’t have to buy fancy foods or
Valentine’s Day would not be the same without chocolate. Rich in antioxidants, it’s time to savor this heart healthy treat. Before you devour an entire chocolate bar, remember that quality and the percentage of cocoa matters. In most cases
We all know the feeling…it’s been a long day and you arrive home around dinnertime to a fridge full of nothing. The last thing you want to do is go to the grocery store but you don’t really went to order take-out or eat a bowl of cereal for dinner either. This is a common scenario in our house, especially if I have been too busy to plan meals. Luckily,
Here’s the deal. Salads are a great way to increase your vegetable intake but we have to be conscious of the dressings we slather onto them. As you know, I am a huge fan of extra virgin olive oil. Its highly protective against disease and rich in anti-inflammatory mono-unsaturated fats. Enjoying a salad each day is a great way to include some
Did you know…
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When we think oatmeal, we tend to think sweet and comforting breakfast cereal, but that’s just not the case these days! Oats are a versatile whole grain that is loaded with satisfying fiber and nourishing nutrients. To inspire you to use oats for more than your breakfast, I compiled a few savory