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My favorite healthy whole grains

My favorite healthy whole grains

Are you tired of your basic everyday grains and looking to change up your menu just a bit?  Here are my favorite healthy whole grains that I use regularly for my meals and meal prep. I know that nutrition still matters even when I am […]

My top 5 smoothie boosters

My top 5 smoothie boosters

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie?  For me, they are the perfect breakfast on the run because I can make them quickly and take them in my on-the-go cup to drink during my morning commute.  Also, you can prep your fruits and veggies ahead, so […]

Mix and Match Meal Prep Made Easy

Mix and Match Meal Prep Made Easy

Did you know that one of the main keys to healthy living is meal prep?  Yes, it’s true!!!  Why?  The reason is simple.  [bctt tweet=”When you have a plan or a roadmap for your meals all laid out it’s easier to make healthy choices when […]

Exploring health and herbs through cooking

Exploring health and herbs through cooking

Herbs and spices add flavor!! Lots and lots of flavor!!  Using different herbs and spices to flavor your food allows you to use less of other unhealthy ingredients such as salt and butter or oil.  Salt and butter contribute a lot of flavor and mouthfeel to […]

Eat nutritious and delicious meals and save time with Easy Cookin’

Eat nutritious and delicious meals and save time with Easy Cookin’

Hi there everyone!!  I am taking a bit of a diversion today from posting a recipe or a piece about nutrition.  I hope that’s okay with y’all.  Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a new plant-based meal planning service, Easy Cookin’.  […]

Cooking Foods with Vitamin D, the Sunshine Vitamin

Cooking Foods with Vitamin D, the Sunshine Vitamin

Did you know that your body actually makes vitamin D from the sun?  Exposure to the sun in minimal amounts triggers a process in the skin that creates vitamin D in the body.  That’s why it is often called the sunshine vitamin!!  Another source is […]

Finding healthy fats…an important part of eating well

Finding healthy fats…an important part of eating well

This week I am talking about dietary fat, the last of the macronutrients.  Fats are another nutrient discussed as being a problem in the typical western diet.  And I definitely agree that it is often a problem for many of us.  We are consuming too […]

Carbohydrates – Your body’s favorite energy source

Carbohydrates – Your body’s favorite energy source

Last week I tackled proteins, so today I want to continue taking a close look at another macronutrient, carbohydrates.  Carbs have really gotten a bad rap lately.  Between the obsession for the keto diet and gluten-free becoming trendy, they’ve truly suffered, and many people have […]

Eating plant-based protein • Quinoa and spinach stuffed sweet potato

Eating plant-based protein • Quinoa and spinach stuffed sweet potato

Protein is one of the three macronutrients our body needs to function.  The other two macronutrients are fat and carbohydrates.  The foods that we eat are made up of these three macronutrients in varying amounts.  I hear lots of talk about concerns with not getting […]