Celebrate National Nutrition Month and join us at Lightwell Health to learn how to Put Your Best Fork Forward!
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I think for many of us, March is the month when we think about change. The clocks. The weather. Our winter to spring wardrobe. It’s also a perfect month to change up our diet. To put aside those heavier comfort foods and bring on the colorful, lighter and healthier fare that’s just starting to pop up in the produce department.
So, it’s kind of fitting that March is also National Nutrition Month – a time that I like to remind everyone healthy eating can mean different things to different people, and there is no right or wrong when it comes to eating, or any one-size-fits-all diet. If you’ve never done so (or if you feel the need for a tune-up), it’s also a great time to work with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) to learn some nutrition basics that will help keep you young and aging gracefully, to learn how to make the most of the foods you like, and hopefully, to inspire you to try a few new foods and change up the way you think about food. Continue Reading..
Clean eating never tasted so good! These Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowls are a balanced breakfast, but they taste like dessert!
I was asked to participate in the #TasteTruvia campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger network. I was compensated for my time, but as always, all opinions are my own.
I’m totally dating myself here, but a million years ago, there was a television ad for Alka-Seltzer called “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”. That’s kind of how I’m feeling after the holidays. I try to keep it as healthy as possible for as long as possible, but by about the time December 20 rolls around, I start sneaking the cookies and candy, and then the company arrives, and there are the dinners out. And my kids love to make their big bacon, eggs, and hash brown breakfasts – with a big side of fruit, of course. And then there are the cheese boards, with things I rarely eat – like peppered salami. And the wine. Lots of wine. So, by early January, when the last of them has been dropped at the airport, I’m ready to jump back on the clean eating bandwagon. Continue Reading..
This Apple Cinnamon Upside Down French Toast is make-ahead easy, and a surprisingly low carb breakfast or brunch treat.
Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #UseNectar campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time, but as always, all opinions are my own.
Who doesn’t love a baked French toast casserole for a leisurely Sunday brunch? It’s a great option to feed a group because you make it the night before, let it sit in the fridge, and then when it’s time, you just pop it into the oven. Unfortunately, most recipes tend to be pretty high on the carb scale, because in addition to the bread and syrup, there’s usually a fair amount of sweetener involved in the egg mixture. Continue Reading..
Break out of your breakfast boredom with this savory twist on French Toast.
I’ve never actually read a statistic about this, but I’m gonna guesstimate that about 75% of us eat pretty much the same thing for breakfast most days of the week. As in I eat overnight oats Monday through Friday. Sure, I vary the fruit, and nuts, and overall flavors, but for me, it’s usually oats, milk, fruit, nuts, yogurt. Maybe if I’m feeling really crazy I’ll sprinkle some hemp seeds over the entire thing. If I ever go out to breakfast though – the last thing I’d order is overnight oats.
So how fun that this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge is to break out of our breakfast boredom with something totally new and creative. Totally time for me to snap out of my breakfast rut. Continue Reading..
Shake up your breakfast or snack with some high fiber, antioxidant packed raspberries, and sweet ricotta on toast.
Do you eat get into eating ruts? Like, do you eat the same breakfast every day, and 1 or 2 lunches and the same 4 or 5 dinners? If so, you are not alone. We’re all creatures of habit. I HAVE to mix up at least dinners so I have something to share on this blog, but here’s my confession – I eat the same darn overnight oats breakfast every day. OK, I do vary the fruit, and the nuts, but otherwise, it’s pretty much the same. Some weeks, I feel like even my grocery cart looks the same every week. BO-RING! Continue Reading..
Sweet potatoes aren’t just a side dish for the holidays! Check out the many healthy ways to enjoy them all day long.
Remember when you only ate sweet potatoes for the holidays, and they were more than likely covered with mini marshmallows? WHAT were we thinking? So many people have a negative opinion about sweet potatoes because of that recipe. Way too sweet. Is it a vegetable or dessert? Surely sweet potatoes can’t be good for you. Well, the mighty sweet potato has come a very long way since that casserole recipe. They’re pretty much a staple in my house, not only because they taste good, but they’re also so ridiculously versatile. Oh, and they’re also incredibly good for you – full of fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and low glycemic index complex carbs. Continue Reading..
Thank you Kim Tessmer, RD for sending me a copy of Your Nutrition Solution to Inflammation!
When you hear the word inflammation, most people think of an injury – sprained ankle, torn muscle, lots of pain, swelling, redness, and bruising. While it’s not fun to go through, that temporary or acute type of inflammation is your body’s way of healing itself. We’ve all had it, and (hopefully) we’ve recovered, survived and learned to be a little bit more careful next time. In my case, that means moving the ladder closer to where I’m painting so I don’t have to reach – and fall… But that’s another story for another time. Continue Reading..
Well, Hello lovely, luscious, plump and juicy berries! I sooo missed you! Late spring — early summer means berries, berries everywhere and hooray for that, because as acceptable as frozen berries are in smoothies and my overnight oats, they just don’t cut it in a big old fresh fruit salad. Yay for summer food!
And speaking of berries, the blackberries were ginormous AND on sale the other day, so I snagged a few pints, because they’re just perfect for this recipe I’m sharing today. Continue Reading..
I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be
Because every mom, mom-to-be, mother-figure, grandmother, and any special women in your life deserve to be treated like gold at least one day each year… Don’t forget about Mother’s Day this weekend! Most moms appreciate simple gifts that come from the heart, so here are a few ideas that are sure to please.
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation, and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.
I love it when I find a new way to use a familiar thing. Like adding a marshmallow to the brown sugar bag to keep it soft. Or using vinegar to remove mineral deposits from the shower glass. Or using toothpaste to get your diamond rings to sparkle when you’re on vacation and they’re caked up with sunscreen. LOVE it when I see something in a whole new way – it makes me feel so creative 🙂
This month, the USA Rice Federation challenged members of the Recipe ReDux to Think Rice for National Nutrition Month – so I decided to try to look at this familiar favorite in a whole new way, and I gotta tell you – I’m feeling kind of creative right now! Continue Reading..