5 More Reasons to Include Lemons Every Day, Especially for Women’s Health

5 More Reasons to Include Lemons Every Day, Especially for Women’s Health

The saying, "Making lemonade out of lemons" puts a positive twist on something sour. When it comes to nutrition, a sour lemon isn't that negative at all. In fact, an acidic lemon actually creates a more alkaline environment in the body. What does this mean? Well, we want to create balance in the body and, [...]

7 Day Nutrition Challenge | High Protein Breakfasts

7 Day Nutrition Challenge | High Protein Breakfasts

Why a challenge? This is a chance to experiment with new recipes, watch for changes in your energy levels and satiety, and discover shifts in your metabolism. Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com This challenge asks you to switch up your usual carby breakfasts for those that are a protein-focus. Unlike carbohydrates, protein does not [...]

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

I decided to go completely plant-based for the month of February. I don't usually label my way of eating, other than to call it "intuitive eating". If I want some lean, organic chicken, fish or sharp cheddar, I will have some...in moderation. If my body cries out after eating certain foods, I listen. My reasons [...]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Cranberry Salad With Feta, Candied Pecans and Honey Mustard Dressing

Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Cranberry Salad With Feta, Candied Pecans and Honey Mustard Dressing

Brussels sprouts have made a comeback since I was a kid. Many of us gen x-ers have the same complaint, or memories, about boiled brussels sprouts that our mom's used to make. They were bitter, bland and nobody wanted to eat them. Well, someone, somewhere, came up with roasted, carmelized, crispy brussels that I now [...]

Got a Sweet Tooth? Here Are 10 Ways to Get a Handle on Those Sugar Cravings

Got a Sweet Tooth? Here Are 10 Ways to Get a Handle on Those Sugar Cravings

I get it! I love a little sweetness in my life, too! As babies, we were introduced to sweet tastes early with mother's milk, bananas, sweet potato and apple sauce. So, it's no wonder we think food tastes better when it is sweetened. The problem is the added sugar, and it can hide in everything [...]