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April 2, 2017

Veggetti Spaghetti

Looking to make your boring weeknight meals more fun? Try something new and make your traditional dishes healthier and more flavorful by making “veggetti” spaghetti.  A veggetti spiral vegetable slicer instantly turns your veggies into noodles.  Try using fall flavors like zucchini, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, and carrots to make delicious tasting pasta. If you don’t have a veggetti maker.  No problem.  Simply, try making spaghetti squash. Simple Spaghetti Squash Recipe: Preheat over to 375 degrees F. Cut 1 […]
April 2, 2017

Magnesium Rich Superfoods

Magnesium- Rich Trail Mix Magnesium is our calming mineral, helping the body to relax and unwind from life’s everyday stressors.   Magnesium rich foods are great for muscle recovery and can improve sleep.  It’s important to choose magnesium-rich foods closest to the source.  Here are some of our favorites: Cacao Cacao is the raw unprocessed form of chocolate and is high in magnesium, manganese, zinc, and iron.  Cacao has many benefits including brain health, mood enhancement, supports […]
April 2, 2017

Cooking with Coconut

Cooking with Coconut As I continue on this 21 Day EAT Challenge, I am finding new ways to be creative in the kitchen and make some of my favorite dishes healthier and challenge-friendly.  It all comes down to upgrading your ingredients and making everything just a little bit better. Because I love one pot dishes—soups, stews, stir-fries, casseroles, etc—I have found a way to make these favorites of mine healthier and more flavorful.  I call […]
March 12, 2017

Coconut 101

It seems coconut is everywhere these days but coconut has been used for its medicinal properties for over 4,000 years. Studies show that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconuts make it a great healing food and should be consumed as part of a healthy lifestyle. Just as you need a variety of fruits and vegetables the same is true when consuming healthy fats. Ideally, you want a variety of healthy fats and coconut […]
March 12, 2017

Nature’s Candy

By now, most of us have filled up on Thanksgiving sweet treats like pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie plus many other holiday favorites. Oh yeah–with extra whipped cream too! Not only do most of us have a slice of pie after the big Thanksgiving meal, but we also have a slice or two for leftovers days after. Do you find yourself craving even more sweet treats now that the holiday is over? Did you know […]
March 2, 2017

The “Whey” on Protein

Protein is considered a macronutrient because it is an essential fuel source for our bodies and minds, along with carbohydrates and fats. Protein is of course needed to build and repair muscles. In addition, protein also creates hormones, maintains the immune system, transports vitamins, and helps with the integrity of our blood, skin, and connective tissue. Just like calories are not created equal, the same is true of protein. In the Food Target, the most […]
February 24, 2017

GMOs 101

What Is A GMO? GMOs or genetically modified organisms are plants, bacteria, viruses or animals whose genetic make-up (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. These genetically modified (GM) crops are created to have a better resistance to weeds, pests, and other diseases. Many of these genetically foods are also made to have a longer shelf life and a stronger make-up for easier shipping. Because of this, genetically modified foods […]
February 23, 2017

Famous Chicken and Noodles

Food is powerful. It is social, energizing, and is especially delicious. But it is so much more than just that. Think about when you get invited over to a friend’s house for dinner or go to a family member’s house for the holidays–you usually always bring a dish, right? This is because food connects us. It is a great conversation starter. It is satisfying and comforting. It is even rewarding when you share your own […]
February 17, 2017

Cashew Yogurt

Cashew Yogurt Serves 2 1 cup of raw cashews 1/2-1 cup of water 1 tsp. vanilla extract Add cashews to a bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 1-2 hours. Drain and rinse cashews. Add cashews and 1/2 cup of water to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more water if you desire a thinner consistency. Add in vanilla extract and blend until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator and top with your […]
February 17, 2017

Mixed Nut Milk Recipe

Looking for a mixed nut milk that doesn’t contain gross ingredients like carrageenan and xanthan gum? Want a homemade milk that is delicious, affordable and easy to make? Then this mixed nut milk recipe is for you! Mixed Nut Milk Recipe Serve 4 1 cup of mixed nuts (mixture of walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts) 3 cups water 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 dates, pitted Soak nuts in water with a piece of vanilla bean overnight. […]