Category: Food & Nutrition

Eat This to Ward Off Flu Season!


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While it may not be winter yet, it sure feels like it, so I want to pay tribute to Winter Squash, which is at it’s prime right now. With the cold weather comes flu season and winter squash is one of the richest sources of plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients such as omega 3s and beta-carotene, … Continue reading Eat This to Ward Off Flu Season!

Dinner Ideas – Turkey Meat Loaf


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The cooler weather calls for warm, hearty meals.  I’m thinking soups, roasts, meat loafs, you get the jest.  Comfort food is notorius for being not so healthy, but with a few ingredient swaps you can turn that not so healthy meal into something a little heathier, without sacrificing taste or that warm cozy feeling you get … Continue reading Dinner Ideas – Turkey Meat Loaf

My Favorite Thing About Halloween – Pumpkin Seeds!


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My favorite thing about halloween is the pumpkins! I love painting them, carving them and taking the seeds out to make yummy, delicious pumpkin seeds! Not only do they taste good, those little seeds are nutritional powerhouses. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of the minerals zinc and magnesium. Zinc is important for cell growth … Continue reading My Favorite Thing About Halloween – Pumpkin Seeds!

Baby Food Blends – Fall Favorites: Parsnips & Carrots


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When cooking for my 8 month old I like to use what’s in season and items I can find at my local farmers market. Right now carrots and parsnips are in season. So I took full advantage of these nutritious vegetables, whipped some up and combined them together for a delicious meal for my baby girl. … Continue reading Baby Food Blends – Fall Favorites: Parsnips & Carrots

Momosas – Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks for Expecting Moms – Enter GIVEAWAY!


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Mamas-to-be, don’t throw out the fancy glasses and coctail umbrellas just yet! MOMOSAS by Paul Knorr (purchase at Amazon.com ) serves up more than 130 tasty nonalcoholic cocktail recipes that are perfect for all you pregnant ladies who want to party in style. From Pina Coladas and Daiquiris to spritzers and sparklers, expectant moms can … Continue reading Momosas – Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks for Expecting Moms – Enter GIVEAWAY!

Crockpot Creations – Lamb, Pork & Vegetable Stew


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The cooler weather means one thing when it comes to dinner, it’s time to break out the slow cooker! I love making meals in the crockpot. It’s so easy, delicious and takes the thinking out of dinner. You can throw in anything and everything (no measuring needed!) and in 6-8 hours it turns into a … Continue reading Crockpot Creations – Lamb, Pork & Vegetable Stew

Breakfast Ideas – Steel Cut Oats


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As I’m sure you have heard a milliion times, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If your morning is anything like mine, then you probably don’t have much time to cook up a gourmet breakfast. That’s what I’m here for, to give you quick, nutritious ideas to make your life a whole … Continue reading Breakfast Ideas – Steel Cut Oats

Recipe – Cheesey Peasy Chicken Pies


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Sick of having leftovers? Try something different. My husband got creative and used the baked chicken and peas we had the night before for dinner and some whole wheat pasta from the previous night and invented Cheesey Peasy Chicken Pies. My daughter kept saying the name over and over again and she had so much … Continue reading Recipe – Cheesey Peasy Chicken Pies

Recipe – Broccoli Cauliflower Pancakes


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Broccoli and Cauliflower are in peak season!  I purchased both at my local farmers market this past week and I was just going to steam the broccoli for my daughter and roast the cauliflower in the oven with olive oil. However, my husband had a better idea.  We both receive emails from Inspiralized.com and he … Continue reading Recipe – Broccoli Cauliflower Pancakes

Cooking With Apples


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Fall is here! And that means that apples are in prime season. We went apple picking a few weeks ago (such a great activity to do with the kids by the way). My 3 year old loved that she could pick an apple off a tree and eat it right there (we live in a … Continue reading Cooking With Apples