Health Benefits of Nectarines

I love Nectarines!! I really do. They look like peaches but are usually sweet and do not have the fuzz of peaches. Some of the benefits of nectarines are: 1. Helps prevent cancer & tumors due to its red & yellow pigmentation and catechism properties. These properties reduce inflammation. 2.…

Red, White, & Blue Parfaits

Here's a fun way to enjoy an appetizing dessert without fear of wreaking havoc on your meal plan.  Red, White, and Blue Parfaits.  This scrumptious dessert makeover has all the taste that satisfies without all the sugar and extra calories as other desserts.  They are simple to make and only…

Field Greens, Beans & Bacon Salad

Creating salads using a variety of colors can be very appealing to the eye and satisfying too. The rainbow of colors in this salad creates eye appeal and will get your taste buds churning. Salads are my "go to" foods when meal prepping because its quick and easy, and allows…

Eat More Vegetables

Parents know that it’s important for children to eat their vegetables, but getting them to actually do so can be a challenge. Perhaps because vegetables come in many diff erent textures, sizes, shapes, flavors and colors which can be a bit intimidating for kids.  I remember when my children were…

Salad-In-A-Jar

Using mason jars to store your salads is a brilliant idea.  I noticed the first time I tried this that my vegetables were preserved much longer than when I store them loosely in the refrigerator drawer.  Also, I love having “Grab ‘N Go” lunches that are already prepared.  It takes all…

Apple Walnut Salad

I love everything about this salad.  From the combination of fruits to nut to the tangy dressing, the mixture of flavors and textures are simply mouth watering.  This salad is packed with lots of vitamin A and K, iron, omega 3, and other vitamins and minerals.  Dark leafy greens are…

Green Apple Smoothie Recipe

Enjoy this fresh organic green smoothie with salad apple, cucumber, pineapple and lemon as healthy drink. Ingredients 2 celery stalks (cut into chunks) 1/2 cucumber (peeled and sliced) 1 small kiwi (peeled and sliced) 1 small green apple (sliced) 1/2 lemon (peeled) 1 tbsp. Coconut oil 1 c pineapples 1…

Slimming Down After Age 50

If you’re a woman in your 50’s, chances are you are experiencing a bit a weight gain in the midsection. Gosh! Don’t you hate it?!!! I know I do! During this stage the mirror is not very friendly. That’s usually because there’s a lot going on. From being over stressed…

Apple Almond Coconut Tart

You don’t have to give up desserts after deciding to eat healthier.  This dessert is the perfect meal makeover to the American apple pie especially if you are eating gluten free these days and you want to watch your sugar intake too.  I simply love the crust!  The crunchiness of the almonds and…

Sweet Pepper Spinach Quiche

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  There’s nothing like starting your day than with some good ole’ protein.  Of course you can get meatless protein in many ways such as from quinoa, chia pudding, yogurt, nuts & seeds or protein shakes.  All of which are my favorites except the yogurt!  Truth…