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2014 Weekly Challenge #11 - Try a New Grain (or Two)!

2014 Weekly Challenge #11 - Try a New Grain (or Two)!

Eating healthy, fiber-rich grains is a great way to improve your diet. Not only are they delicious and good for you, but whole grains also make you feel more satisfied and stick with you a lot longer. Because they are more filling, you usually eat less than you would a white, or refined, grain so you end up consuming fewer calories.

Your challenge this week: Try a new grain.

Here's a simple recipe to help you get started:... Read More

Chocolate Coconut Chia Mousse Pie {Vegan & Grain Free}

Chocolate Coconut Chia Mousse Pie {Vegan & Grain Free}

I’ve been pretty quiet here on the blog so far this year. Since last spring, I’ve made a lot of changes to my lifestyle that don’t really fit well with running a dessert recipe blog. Last March, I started working out regularly for pretty much the first time in my life. I’ve hit the gym sporadically in the past, but never found something that kept me motivated and moving... Read More

Sausage, cabbage and Irish stout soup

Sausage, cabbage and Irish stout soup

Let the rich flavors of a good Irish stout permeate through this hearty soup. Cabbage and sausages add flavor and fiber to the tasty broth. Serve alongside Irish soda bread, which is perfect for dipping into the soup... Read More

A healthier version of the shamrock shake

A healthier version of the shamrock shake

Forget the drive-thru, whip up your own version of the "Shamrock Shake" with nourishing ingredients like matcha powder, nut milk, banana and coconut for a frosty treat... Read More

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in America’s youth have been declining in certain states for years.

With more than one-third of adults in America suffering from obesity (cdc.gov), many would agree that we are experiencing an epidemic in this country. This silent killer is connected to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions which plague our nation. However, researchers have made a surprising discovery that suggests a trend towards a healthier future for the next generation... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #8: Eat your (VEGGIE) Soup!

2014 Weekly Challenge #8:  Eat your (VEGGIE) Soup!

One of the the best things you can do for your body is fuel it right, and there's nothing better than veggies.

In the winter, at least for me, it gets a little harder to get in all 7 to 9 servings of vegetables my body needs. When it is cold and rainy outside, and all I want is comfort food, a salad or crunchy carrots just doesn't seem to fit the bill.

That's where this soup comes in. Warm and delicious, and versatile enough to enjoy as a snack or a full meal, veggie soup is comfort good that it good for your body.

Your challenge for the week: Cook up a big pot of veggie soup on the first day of the challenge. Add your favorite veggies, or add some protein to make it a complete meal. Eat it when you need a snack, or a meal, or just something warm and delicious. Enjoy your comfort food, and know that you are doing something great for your body and your health.

Have a great week!

VEGGIE SOUP
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Spicy turkey sloppy Joes

Spicy turkey sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are always popular with both kids and adults. Since we are all still trying to stick to New Year's resolutions, it is time to slim down this family favorite, while also giving it a flavor boost... Read More