Balsamic Chicken & Peppers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Since first posting this recipe last year, I've learned some of the basics of food photography with Rhonda Adkins via Montana Cooks, a diverse group of cooking teachers, chefs and authors, bloggers and photographers. Balsamic Chicken & Peppers with Sweet Potato Wedges is my go-to weeknight dinner because it’s easy, tasty, inexpensive, and full of protein.While the sweet potatoes are roasting in the oven, the chicken comes together easily on the stovetop, and the whole dinner is on [...]

A Healthy Breakfast Option: Mini Quiches

Protein is a must for breakfast! If that’s news to you, read Kate’s recent post: Why You Should Never Skip a Meal. Big picture: food provides protein, fat, and carbohydrates – and of these, protein has the greatest satiating power by far, according to the 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That means eating 100 calories from protein, such as eggs, is more satisfying than eating 100 calories from carbohydrates, such as [...]

Eat healthy and save 20% – 50% on your grocery bill

So often you'll hear folks complaining about how expensive it is to eat healthy/organic, whole food. I get it. But, thankfully it doesn't have to be... Thrive Market to the rescue! Thrive market is the first socially conscious online store offering the world's best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. Thrive's business model is similar to Costco, you pay a membership fee (less than $5 a month), and they offer high quality products at wholesale prices. [...]

4 “Foods” You Should Never Eat!

This topic is black and white. There is no grey area. It's simple... Do not eat the following 4 "foods". Even in moderation, you ask? Nope, moderation does NOT apply to toxic, disease-causing poisons. Never. 1. Mono-Sodium Glutamate (MSG). MSG is a common food additive that is used to enhance flavor. However, MSG is also a neuro-toxin that causes nerve cells to become inflamed, damaging the cells, and leading to many neurological disorders. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon says, "MSG is [...]

Health Quiz: Are you currently doing what it takes to LOSE fat?

Here's the first of many health and fitness quizzes. Hopefully you find it helpful, and gain some valuable knowledge along the way... Don't forget to share your results! (FYI- This quiz is intended to educate the general public on how to lose fat. Health tips will vary from person to personal, as there NOT a ONE SIZE fits all approach to fat loss.)

Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Yum! These ginger molasses cookies are the best I've ever had. I created them over the holidays and let's just say that they're so good- I almost wish that I had never discovered them. But, trust me, you'll be glad I did. They're loaded with fiber, omega 3's, the healthiest form of fat (coconut oil), and free of gluten, dairy, eggs and sugar.  I love ginger, and it happens to be one of the healthiest, most anti-inflammatory [...]