Healthy Ranch Dip/Dressing

Healthy Ranch Dressing/Dip This dip is a great way to get in your probiotics and avoid all the msg found in a lot of store bought ranch dressings 1 ½ c. plain full fat yogurt (I use Dannon since it’s the only full fat yogurt I can find at the local store) ½ tsp. Chives […]

Homemade Super Easy Jam

            I got this idea from my co-worker Erin, because really, what busy mom has time to make jam the old fashioned way?? This jam is quick, easy AND healthy. Homemade Jam 1 pound chopped fruit of your choice ¼ c. honey (more or less to your desired level of […]

Homemade Power Bars

Chewy and sweet, these make a great “dessert” for after lunch or dinner Cashew Power Bar 1 cup pitted Medjool dates 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews 1 Tbsp water – if needed Apple Pie Power Bar 1 cup mixed almonds and walnuts 1 cup dates 1 cup mixed raisins and dried apple 2 tbsp cinnamon […]

Banana Coconut Chia Seed Muffins

Packed with protein and fiber these muffins are a great healthy way to start your day. Make ahead of time and freeze so you have them already made when it’s morning rush time. You Will Need: ¾ cup blanched almond meal ¼ c. unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 2 tablespoons coconut flour 2 tablespoons chia seeds […]

Dear Parents, Let’s Feed Our Kids Right

  Dear Parents, Let’s get together and start making healthy breakfasts a priority for our kids. I can’t tell you the number of times I have looked out in my classroom and seen handfuls of students shoving Pop-Tarts down their faces for breakfast.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, providing base fuel […]

Sassy you say?

Yesterday I received this email from a friend who had loaned out my book to a co-worker. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and the willingness to take baby steps in the journey to achieving life long health and wellness. I think this lady is well on her way, plus I can’t […]

Sweet and Fatal

Haven Emerson of the Universtiy of Columbia, pointed out that a noticeable increase in deaths due to diabetes between 1900 and 1920 corresponded to the increase in the consumption of sugar. And in the sixties, nutritional expert John Yudkin carried out experiments on animals and people that demonstrated that large quantities of sugar in the […]