If you’ve heard me speak, you know that I despise the idea of good and bad foods. Instead, I encourage you to set positive intentions around food. “I Eat To Nourish My Body” is an empowering intention to sink your teeth into. While the most nourishing foods tend to be whole foods, there should always be room
Everyday vegetables like peas can often be underappreciated for their health benefits. A good source of protein, fiber and energizing carbohydrates, peas are also a good source of
Pinkish-red and celery like, rhubarb is actually a member of the fruit family. Available locally from mid-April through early summer, rhubarb can be incorporated into your diet in many unique ways. A rich source of phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals,
Did you know you have to wait at least two years from planting to harvest asparagus? It’s true. The plant needs to use all of its energy establishing deep roots and even after that, it’s recommended not to harvest too many spears until the fourth year. Talk about food gratitude. It takes a whole lot of TLC
“I want to eat healthy, but my family refuses to eat the same foods.” I hear this often when I talk to our women. It’s hard to feel alone in our wellness journey, so how do we get our families on board when we are met with hesitation or reluctance?
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