healthy eating


breakfast
Creating one of my favorites. Apple Blueberry Oatmeal. It’s super simple and I do this every week – for the week. Namaste 🙂 Couple cups of oats (my favorite are steel cut oats) coconut milk / almond milk 1/2 cup frozen blueberry 1/2 cup chopped apple extra seeds: I use […]

Fuel: Apple Blueberry Oats


Food Choice
FUEL: Stuff We Put In Our Body WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE? Certainly, there is no need for it to look like the photo. Open up the door and take a good look. What’s in there? Is there anything “old and mold” you can get rid of? Any over processed and […]

FUEL: WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE?


Poached Salmon, Basmati and Wild Rice, Sauté Brussels Sprouts Poaching is easy and a clean way to eat salmon. First, I like to salt and pepper the water then add a little olive oil to help it stay moist. Depending on the size of your fillet, it won’t take but […]

FUEL: Salmon, Rice and Sprouts



vegetarian
Super easy Sauté Mushrooms, spinach, onion and tomato. A super easy side dish and wonderful in a grinder, sub, or hoagie. I love to mix this in with whole grain pasta or rice. Play around with your ingredients! Heat extra virgin olive oil in a salute pan, add all ingredients […]

FUEL: Super Easy Sauté


Greek Yogurt
This is a favorite go-to-snack for me — greek yogurt with raw local honey, fresh berry and chocolate shards. It’s a great snack or dessert. Greek yogurt is thicker and richer than regular yogurt plus it has between 12 and 23 grams of protein depending on the brand you buy, […]

Yogurt and Berry


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5 Ways to Transform Your Holidays & Reduce Stress Create a routine Choose a time each day for your personal practice. Your practice could include meditation, exercise or taking a candlelit bath. Make it your personal time even if it is for 10 minutes! Reduce caffeine and sugar Over-consuming coffee, […]

Holiday 2.0



Food Options
Roasting peppers can be a good way to add to our go-to meals options for the week. Slicing them up and roasting on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven with a little olive oil and salt and pepper makes for great flavor additions to sandwiches, sides, eggs, or […]

Food Opts for the Week


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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Enjoy roasting eggplant with a little olive oil…I keep it in the fridge after preparing and it lasts a few days. This is a good quick addition for me to use on a salad or in sandwiches or with some brown rice. It’s easy to roast just about anything and it’s […]

Eggplant and Olive Oil



salad
It’s been so hot and humid the last few weeks, this has been a great go-to meal. Last night’s dinner: Egg, wilted kale, cherry tomato with basil, and cucumber – with lemon and olive oil. Mmmmmmm. I find all of these items at the local farmer’s market and vary what’s […]

Quick Summer Night Salad


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Love this time of year because the tomato’s found at the local farmer are wonderful. The colour’s are striking and the taste is what you can only savor during the peak season. I’m not sure what the name of these are but they are awesome in sandwiches or salads. Often, you […]

Farmer’s Market Tomato Fest





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Sometimes we need simple reminders to keep ourselves in check. Summer brings outdoor fun, travel, vacations and sometimes long and busy days where we can easily slack off in the nutrition department. This is a dish I make in the summer with fresh ingredients from the local farmers market. Fresh […]

Food Prep: Summer Fare


explore food
MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore: Don’t force yourself to eat things you don’t like. But – TRY NEW THINGS. Eliminate table salt, sugar and processed food – especially white flour. Give yourself permission to explore cleaner and greener foods like kale, spinach or arugula or good complex carbohydrates like sweet […]

MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore





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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





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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



herbs
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



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


mashed turnip
The Hukurei turnip Commonly known as the salad turnip, this Japanese turnip is very versatile. I cooked mine as a side dish for Thanksgiving but it is REALLY good in a salad or as a snack or to use on your crudités platter. It is sort of like eating a […]

Hukurei Turnip – Let Me Count The Ways