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Nutrition

The MOST Important Mineral In Your Body

A lot of people don't realize it but Magnesium is the most important mineral in your body. It's directly involved in over 300 metabolic processes. Every single cell in the body needs magnesium to function properly. This mineral is essential for the health of our heart, muscles, joints and teeth. And even though it plays such a vital role in ... Read More »

The Health Hazards of High Insulin Levels

It's hard to believe but ONE THIRD of Americans are walking around right now with elevated blood sugar. Higher than normal blood sugar is a sign of prediabetes, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. We always hear about the harmful effects of high blood sugar, but  for some reason we never talk about high levels of insulin. Our rigorous pursuit of ... Read More »

HEARTY & HEALTHY BALSAMIC MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS

If you want to lose weight, and especially if you are using one of my clean eating plans to get there, you are going to LOVE this recipe! Many of my regular readers already know that my plans count mushrooms as a 'free' food. Meaning there's no need to keep track of how many you are eating if you are using my meal plans. That applies to raw ... Read More »

Savory Pot Roast Salad

Ever get tired of the same old chicken, tuna or shrimp in your salad? Sometimes you just want to sink your teeth into some beef! Red meat isn't something you want to eat daily but it has plenty of health benefits when included as part of a healthy lifestyle. I always look for organic grass fed meats so that I'm not feeding my family a side of ... Read More »

8 Tricks To Control Your Blood Sugar

I am sad to say this but high blood sugar is epidemic in the US. Can you believe it now plagues more than 1 in 3 adults? This condition is called prediabetes and 90% of people who have it don’t even know it. High blood sugar doesn’t manifest in a series of symptoms until the damage becomes serious. If you have prediabetes, you’re likely to ... Read More »

Fun and Festive Watermelon Pizza

I love fooling around in the kitchen with my girls! We don't get a lot of time to do it but when we do, the sky's the limit on what we might create. If I can stress one thing about making healthy, delicious food, it would have to be to experiment and have fun with the ingredients YOU love most! For us, watermelon tops the list and I can't wait ... Read More »

8 Ways to Boost Brain Power

One of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, once quipped, “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most!” It's easy to chuckle at his humor—until we experience an embarrassing “senior moment” first hand and the truth of his statement rattles our reality. Alzheimer’s, dementia and plain old memory loss have become major concerns—and ... Read More »

Blissfully Delicious Biscotti

It's really the "little things" that bring me pleasure! I get excited when I feel the warmth of sunbeams peeking through my window or when I simply have a moment all to myself. I think a lot of busy Mom's can relate. I get complete satisfaction, in the quiet of the morning (after my kids are at school)  sitting down to a cup of my favorite ... Read More »

Simple Strawberry ‘Candy’ Treats

Not everyone has access to a dehydrator but not to worry, your oven and a few tips will result in some deliciously tasty dried strawberries. I recently made a post to my Facebook page about dehydrated strawberries. Judging by the huge number of likes, comments and shares this is a sweet treat that a LOT of people want to try. Judging by the taste, ... Read More »

Tender and Juicy Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I don't know about you but I LOVE Mediterranean food! Most of it is much healthier than American foods and it's never short on flavor either. I like to make this stuffed chicken breast when I'm having company for dinner or when my family and I want to have something semi-fancy but not overly time consuming. If you can't take a cruise to the ... Read More »

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