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“Anxiety – got me on the run Anxiety – yeah, I just need someone Anxiety – can’t get nothin’ done Anxiety – spoils all the fun” — Lyrics from the song ‘Anxiety’ by Pat Benatar Practices for a less stressful and more glorious day. We all have anxiety. How could […]

Five for Fighting Anxiety


fruit snack
Fruit is a great snack to replace chips, candy or other processed foods. Some days I cut up an apple with peanut butter for a afternoon pick-me-up or have some berries, nuts and yogurt for a night-time snack. Here is one of my favorites this time of year – fresh […]

You’re a Peach




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Roasting vegetables is a good way to prepare for the week or a dinner party. You can roast just about anything and in this photo you will see carrots, celery, and onion and yes, GRAPES! I love roasted grapes! By adding some type of fruit to the pan, you will […]

Food Prep: Roasting Everything





Gym Food 1
So, I got home from the gym tonight, looked in the fridge and this happened: Brown herbed rice with steamed shitake, steamed asparagus, smoked mozzarella, and cilantro…few drops of olive oil, Braggs Aminos and I had myself a really satisfying quick meal. Yum, I tell ya… 🙂

Fuel for the Gods


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What I love about cilantro is both the flavor and the scent. People seem to either love it or hate it. Since I love it, I’ll rattle on why. Cilantro has about 8 different natural antibiotic properties and has been shown to be effective in treating Salmonella. These properties have […]

Food Prep: My Bro Cilantro


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I remove the skin, slice up and store in a glass container. Usually mine are consumed within a day or two because I prefer fresher fruit. You can use Kiwis on salads or in smoothies – though, I like to eat mine as a snack right from the container. The […]

Food Prep: Kiwi




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Here is something you can prepare for the week ahead. I take a whole garlic bulb, slice it in half, add a couple drops of olive oil and place in the oven on 350 until tender. Of course spreading warm roasted garlic on good bread is a fabulous treat, but […]

Food Prep: Roast Garlic


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I like to prepare foods that I can use throughout the week. This week found a container of cherry tomatoes for $1.29 at the local produce store along with a package of sliced baby bella mushrooms on sale for $1.68. You can roast them dry or toss them together in […]

Food Prep: Roasted Tomato and Mushroom



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You know I am all about easy-healthy. This would make a great platter to serve to your friends for lunch. Variety is endless, have fun! The first wrap is a roast chicken, carrot and pea shoot – with organic spicy whole grain mustard, lettuce, and baby bella mushroom on a […]

Run Wraps


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Some days when I am out and about and I know that I haven’t any prepared food at home, I will stop at the local market for what I call healthy takeout. You have to poke around a bit, but usually you can find something in the store, cooked and […]

Cheap Healthy Eats in Motion


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Peppermint has been used for centuries as a natural aid. I use it to make mouthwash, in tea for digestion, or a whiff to release a tension headache. Recently, two of my friends complaining of the onset of a tension headache, inhaled a couple of breathes of 100 percent pure […]

Peppermint Oil For Tension Headache



Diet-Exercise
In the past two years I have refined many of my eating habits even though I considered what I previously ate as “healthy”. And it was healthy, for the most part, though when I really paid attention to these choices is when I began noticing how much better I felt, […]

Taking Charge of Health


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Welcome to the holiday madness! The time of year when dinner party’s run amuck and company outings are fueled with seasonal offerings that can be full of chemicals, processed junk, or foods that just don’t agree with us. Yet we consume them anyway. It’s OK to cheat here and there […]

Eating Gone Mad


health-food
Today I went to “SPA DAY” at Better Life Whole Foods, a health food store in Springfield, Massachusetts, in fact, the oldest health food store in the Springfield area. Thinking I arrived late, well later I guess than the time I had in my head, I fell perfectly into the […]

Better Life Whole Foods Spa Day