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Dietary Fat – Love, Limit, or Lose? // Strawberry and Avocado Tostada

Did you know that your body needs fat? Dietary fats are essential for a healthy body. Fats give you energy, support cell growth, protect your organs, and keep your body warm. The trick to using fats in a healthy way is knowing which ones you should be eating. There are four major dietary fats: Saturated… Continue reading Dietary Fat – Love, Limit, or Lose? // Strawberry and Avocado Tostada

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Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos

Using dry beans is a great way to stretch your food budget, and get loads of nutrition. They are inexpensive, have a long shelf life, and they are nutrient dense. If that's not enough to convince you to add them to your diet, they're delicious and easy to prepare, too! You might feel a bit… Continue reading Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos

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Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

Do you ever feel like you are in too much of a hurry to eat healthy?  With today's busy, fast-paced lifestyles healthy eating can be tricky.  It is important to make nutritious food choices as often as possible.  You'll find below ten tips to eat healthy in a hurry. 1.  Plan ahead.  The first step to… Continue reading Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

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Cooking in Season // Limes

Limes, though small in size, pack a large flavorful punch!  They are tart with just a hint of sweetness and an essential part of many types of cuisines around the word.  They can replace lemons in almost any recipe and are a great staple to have in your kitchen. Have you ever heard a sailor… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Limes

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Spice It Up! // Chicken Fajitas

Have you ever tried making your own spices at home?  You may be thinking, "why would I do that when it's so easy to buy them at the store?".  Many spices you find on grocery store and market shelves are full of fillers, preservatives, and fake flavor enhancers.  Part of eating a whole foods diet is to… Continue reading Spice It Up! // Chicken Fajitas

Create A Casserole, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Let’s Make ’em Mini // Mini Lasagna Cups

Although they may be mini, these lasagna cups pack a tasty punch.  They are quick and easy to make for a flavorful Italian style dinner.  Start by heating some olive oil in a skillet.  The recipe calls for Italian sausage links,  however, ground beef or ground turkey would make a great substitution.  If you choose… Continue reading Let’s Make ’em Mini // Mini Lasagna Cups

Homemade Spices and Dressings

My Challenge to You // Homemade Taco Seasoning

Happy New Year!  This time of year often causes us to reflect on goals we would like to set for the upcoming year.  One goal I would like to challenge you to in 2015 is to eat less heavily processed foods. Processed foods can generally be referred to as foods that are packaged in boxes, cans,… Continue reading My Challenge to You // Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Cooking In Season // Tomatoes

Summer is winding down which means tomato season is here. There is nothing quite like a fresh tomato ripe off the vine. There are literally hundreds of tomato varieties. The most common types of tomatoes in our area are Roma, Beefsteak, and Cherry or Grape tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are great to eat by themselves or in… Continue reading Cooking In Season // Tomatoes