Are You Getting Enough Fiber + Lentil Sweet Potato Spinach Stew Recipe

I challenge you to figure out how much fiber you intake on a regular day.  Most of us probably only get 8-10 g. a day.  The kicker is, that you’re missing out on almost 20 more grams that you should be getting on a regular basis.  The recommended daily amount of fiber that is 30-50g.   I want you to look at your own health and see if you have any of these issue: High LDL (bad) cholesterol, raised blood sugar, excess body weight. If you’re not getting enough fiber, should you freak out.  No, you can turn things around, […]

Build Your Own Smoothie

  I absolutely hate looking up smoothie recipes when the ingredients are a page long.  If I have to get too many measuring cups out and ingredients, I’m out…  Don’t let recipes like that turn you off to the green smoothie.  It’s my secret weapon for weight-loss, quick meals, less dishes, and I have it every day for breakfast.  The awesome thing is, that it won’t get old because there’s a variety of flavors you can do.  It has really helped with my sweet tooth.  I think the main reason is that it satisfies my sweet’s craving.  I think of […]

How To Build a Green Smoothie

Pumpkin Pancakes

  I think I have a slight problem.  This website is still rather new and a majority of recipes seem to be pancakes.  Is there anyone else out there that craves them on the weekend?  If so, read on… We experimented with some pumpkin pancakes and this was the result.  They’re crazy fluffy and super moist.  Dare I say it tasted like pumpkin pie?  You be the judge.   Pumpkin Pancakes (Makes 15-20 pancakes) Ingredients: 2 c. pumpkin puree 2 c. oats 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 6 eggs, separated   Method: Place egg yolk, pumpkin, […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

5 Apple Recipes for Fall

This past weekend, the family and I went up to Northern Georgia in Blue Ridge to try some apple picking at Mercier Orchard.  Apple picking is a fond memory I had growing up in Illinois.  I remember coming home with bags full of apples.  Funny thing is, I don’t remember making anything with them, simply snacking. I loved it so much growing up as a kid, I suppose I use having a daughter as an excuse to try it again (although do I really need an excuse?)  She absolutely loved it.  There were apples in both hands and she did […]

5 Healthy Apple Recipes

How To Meal Plan Quickly

  I’ve been scratching my head lately trying to figure out what is the secret sauce for getting healthy. 80% of it is diet and 20% is exercise. Diet is huge! It obviously starts in the kitchen and I think it’s important to have systems in place so that it’s convenient to be healthy. Most of the time, when we’re SUPER hungry, we want food quick so if we put things in place in the kitchen, this shouldn’t be a problem. The first step is meal PLANNING. I know it sounds horrible and it used to be for me until […]