Ordinary is the Pathway to Extraordinary

“If you think you can you’re right. If you think you can’t you’re right” This quote by Henry Ford is one of my favorite quotes because it explores the very essence of the adaptability of our brains. Every single time we do ordinary every day routine things we are building and strengthening the neurological pathways…

It’s Blueberry Season! Muffins, Muffins–Did I Mention Muffins?

These are blueberries I was fortunate enough to pick in my backyard! I love blueberries and since they are in season now wanted to share a couple of my favorite recipes with you. Living a real food life doesn’t mean giving up your favorite foods. One of my favorites is blueberry muffins! At the end…

Brussels Sprouts on the Grill? Yes, the Grill!

Brussels Sprouts are an excellent source of Vitamins C and K and also have some good       B Vitamins including folic acid and Vitamin B6. While many people don’t enjoy them, the root of their dislike is sometimes in how they are prepared. The tastiest way I have found to prepare these mini…

Getting Your Omega-3’s and a Recipe

There’s been so much buzz in the media about the importance of getting more omega-3 fatty acids into our diet. Omega-3’s act like anti-inflammatories and anti-coagulants, keeping arteries smooth and helping to naturally regulate blood pressure. “Studies have shown that people who change their oils, primarily to omega-3 oils and also olive oils, have lower…

3 Cancer Prevention Strategies You Can Implement Today

Research shows that what we eat can contribute to 1/3 of all cancers. While the US has spent billions on cancer research, when you combine all the learnings in prevention, they boil down to these three things: 1) Eat more fruits and vegetables: The phytonutrients in veggies are like search and destroy missiles that seek…

4 Strategies to Enjoy Healthier Dining Out!

When you’re trying to make healthier, clean-eating choices, dining out with friends or coworkers can be viewed as the ultimate challenge and an invitation to put aside even our best thought out plans. The first step is to fundamentally change the way we think about these outings. What if we viewed these events as an…

Queen 16 Spotlight: Rediscovering Oatmeal!

There are 16 Super foods, that by now you know, I have nick named ” The Queen 16,” because I feel like royalty eating them! Today, we are rediscovering oatmeal, my newest comfort food. The American Heart Association lists oatmeal as a heart-healthy food because it lowers blood cholesterol. Additionally, it is rich in protein,…

Thank You, Sugar, Fries and Cheeseburger! 

It’s like the worst break-up you’ve ever had. No one ever told you it would be like this. The pain and suffering, the heart ache and the sick feeling in your gut. Never in a million years would I ever have believed that I was in love with sugar. I was not a dessert kid….

Together IS Better: 5 Nutritional Food Synergies

  Science tells us that some foods increase their nutritional value or importance to the body when they are consumed with other foods. This “Together is Better” effect  is called “Food Synergy.” There are many of these food synergies to consider and there is a growing body of evidence showing the benefits of eating certain foods in…

The Beauty of Real Food

I have come to appreciate the colors of the food we eat. When I visit the grocer or the Farmer’s Market, the colors are strikingly beautiful. Take a moment and be mindful of this the next time you shop. What do all those colors mean nutritionally? According to the experts, a whole healthy bunch!  For example,…