ARE YOU SOY CONFUSED?

#TransformationTuesday, #WednesdaysWeCook, Healthy You

“Is soy good or bad for my health?” I get that question alot! And the short answer is, “it depends!”  Soybeans have been in the human diet for thousands of years, with their dietary merit having been questioned only in recent years. Let’s be honest, you cannot look past soy’s historical relevance, which dates back … Read More

5 REASONS TO VISIT A FARMER’S MARKET

#MotivationalMonday, Healthy You

I’m a Kansas farm girl. Farming was my Dad’s hobby, and so I grew up nearly every weekend working on our farms, painting barns, scrubbing cattle corrals, building fences, picking pears, working in the pasture and the occasional getting lost in the corn field. And when not at the farm, my sister and I helped … Read More

NIBBLES SABOTAGE DIETS!

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

NIBBLES ADD UP! I know your reply… “I’ve been good all Easter. I didn’t have even ONE SINGLE serving of Easter’s Bunny Cake! Really!…It was just a little bite!…Oh, and I just licked the spoon to sample the batter! Well, I picked at my son’s slice….” C’MON, let’s get real. Nibbles add up! If you’re … Read More

DO YOU REALLY NEED SUPERFOOD GREEN POWDER?

Healthy You

Have you heard of spirulina? SPI-RUH-WHAT-A???….If you haven’t heard of spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, it’s time to welcome this SUPERFOOD into your home! But, do you really need a green superfood in your daily diet? Admittedly, I hate to mutter the word, “SUPERFOOD,” because it’s overused and abused, not to mention the inherent … Read More

SWEET POTATO WAFFLES

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

My favorite meals are created when I look through my fridge and pantry, rummage up nutrient dense superfoods and put them together in a creative fashion. Tonight is no exception. Sweet potatoes, avocados, and kale are the stars of dinner this time, in the form of a unique, savory waffle, served atop a kale salad … Read More

SUN-DRIED TOMATO CHICKPEA SALAD

Healthy You, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Snacks

Move aside egg, potato, and chicken salad…There’s really nothing more satisfying in the sandwich world than a Sun-dried Tomato Chickpea Salad Sandwich! Creamy with savory flavors that pop? Yes, please! I am totally in ❤️❤️ with Chickpeas!! And why not? When you find a plant-based protein that is also full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, … Read More

CAN BREAD BE HEALTHY?

Breakfast Recipes, Healthy You, Recipes

One of the first things individuals miss when they move to a nutrient-dense diet is bread! It makes sense…bread, even whole wheat, typically contains sugar and refined flour, and becomes the vehicle for mayo, meats, and cheese. It’s the trifecta of pleasure and standard in the American diet. Bread, meat, cheese, and sauce, but no … Read More

MONDAY IS POWERFUL

#FitnessFriday, #MotivationalMonday, Healthy You

IT’S MONDAY!!! You’re yawning and rolling your eyes! I see it! Think again. Days of the week matter, and today is no exception. We live for Friday all week long, thinking about the celebratory events that will surely kick off a weekend of fun. This is totally backwards! Why such an emphasis on Friday and … Read More

IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING PACE WITH THREE ACTIONS

#FitnessFriday, Healthy You

What’s the secret to good form? There are some runners who run beautifully, like a gazelle, it’s just awe-dropping and inspiring to watch. I’m not one of them. My hips are sometimes off and therefore shoulders aren’t level. My feet sometimes hit the ankles and knees knock. Both are issues with hips and over pronation … Read More