A Simple Soak to Stomp Out Stress

Have you enjoyed a magnesium foot soak…a great way to stomp out stress?

TangoDanceFeetWow! This past week has been really busy…and really exhausting… a great excuse to take a few minutes for a simple soak.

What? You haven’t ever enjoyed a magnesium foot soak. Well it’s time to make that happen.

Magnesium is one of those absolutely necessary minerals for hundreds of functions of the body.  Whether we’re talking about detoxification, muscle soreness and cramps, sleep, insulin sensitivity, bone building, anxiety and stress relief, energy production and cell function, brain function, heart function…you get my point. Magnesium is a major player, and, unfortunately, a major portion of the population is walking around deficient. Continue reading “A Simple Soak to Stomp Out Stress”

Avocado Hummus-to-go

Enjoy this avocado hummus when you are on-the-go.

img_20170206_113739-2My awesome 87 year old mom has spent the last month with us. It has been so much fun, but today we were hitting the road to take her back home. Sniff…

It takes a few hours to get to her home, so while my sweet hubby loaded her belongings in the car, everybody else prepped some healthy, filling, and tasty edibles. We chose to make some avocado hummus-to-go while traveling combined with freshly cut carrot sticks (to go with the hummus), pear, and mandarins and a combination of grain-free crackers.

We had access to quite a combination of phytonutrients coming from the fruit and vegetables, herbs, legumes, nuts and seeds including beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, phytosterols with benefits in areas including immunity, detoxification, and inflammation. We bagged it all together for travel and then each set up our individual drinks for the road including some using these newly discovered insulated bottles that kept our drinks cold for some and hot for others. (All kinds of designs. Maybe you’ll like them too.) Continue reading “Avocado Hummus-to-go”

Crazy Day Hamburger Stacks

Enjoy these easy hamburger stacks

img_20170125_195241Wow. It was a Crazy Day!

Yesterday turned out to be a bit overloaded, and, driving home after dropping my youngest at an appointment and stopping at a local grocer for one forgotten homemade laundry detergent ingredient, I arrived home with absolutely No plan for dinner. Continue reading “Crazy Day Hamburger Stacks”

What am I Going to Make?

Quick and easy tacos with lots of fruits and vegetables.

wp_20160927_004-2Sometimes it can be challenging putting a meal together. You stare at the fridge and wonder, “What am I going to make”? Choosing to make a healthy meal can seem to be challenging too…especially if you can always access a box of something in your pantry.

If you’re going to spend money on food and then take time to prepare it, why not focus on options that will have the biggest impact on health, satiation, and long-term satisfaction. Continue reading “What am I Going to Make?”

Rethink Lunch

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I try to plan our meals so that leftovers from dinner can be lunch the next day, but sometimes that plan doesn’t work out, and we are left to rethink lunch. No problem…unless you’re a little short on time in the morning or maybe if you’re one of those that stands in front of the open fridge contemplating. There are so many directions you could go. Hey! What about hummus? Continue reading “Rethink Lunch”

Even Salsa

Add a little spice and nutrition to your dish.

I am constantly amazed at what the body can do when we eat real food, fresh food. I mean…even salsa. Yes! Even salsa is a treasure trove for our bodies to pull nutrients out of the real food ingredients and give us the fuel we need for strength, clear thinking, balance, and so much more. Continue reading “Even Salsa”