Living the WELL Life
I think I’ve become a food snob. I know that seasonal eating is the preferable way to eat, but now that I’m living in Florida I only eat the freshest, organic produce. I snub my nose at those plastic wrapped packages of organic carrots and broccoli from California that line the supermarket shelves. Those packages travelled too far to suit my tastes. I look for the bins of loose tomatoes that have just been picked and the piles of fresh organically grown corn. Imagine fresh corn in January! To me, this is paradise. Read more
A good pecan pie is just the best thing ever. But it’s usually loaded with sugar and calories, making it less than desirable when you are eating a healthy diet, even as an indulgence. Well, this version is still an indulgence, but there’s no simple sugar and it’s truly delicious.
Instant Veggie Soup
This quick soup is a great first course for any meal. It’s fresh taste and light consistency whets your appetite for the meal to come without weighting you down, and it’s jam-packed with nutrition. Varying the veggies makes the possibilities just about endless. Read more
People love meat sauce. Meat sauce doesn’t love people’s hearts. What are we to do? Cook this easy-to-make, richly flavored sauce and everyone’s tickers and tummies will rejoice. Read more
Apple and Berry Scented Quinoa
I was enlisted to create a healthy breakfast cereal that kids would actually eat and that moms could easily afford and make on a busy morning. It’s high in complete protein, contains fresh fruit, and the added protein of walnuts. Tested on lots of kids, this recipe has won raves every time!
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My husband’s simple recipe has pleased every guest, every child, every Doubting Thomas in our lives. Made from whole grain flours so there’s some fiber, no eggs or sugar, these pancakes are as healthy as they are delicious. Read more
The key to a good reuben is the thousand island dressing, in my view anyway. A traditional reuben is loaded with meat and cheese, but it’s really the oozy dressing we love so much . . . in this vegan version, you’ll whip up a creamy dressing in no time with none of the stuff in the bottled versions that you might not want. Read more
You have two choices, as I see it. This can be the year you get it together and get fit, healthy and vital. Or it can be another year of broken resolutions, self-loathing and squeezing into clothes that don’t fit…and of being uncomfortable in your own skin…because you know, deep down where only the truth resides…that you are not doing what you need to do to maintain your health. Read more
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes - by Sandy Pukel
I will start after the holidays. I will change right after the New Year. This is my year to take control of my body. To boldly go where no man has gone before (well, maybe not that far). Sound familiar? New Year's resolutions time again. People trying to figure out how to adjust their attitude. And then after the first, far too many start a string of excuses, rationalizations and outright denial until it is Christmas next year already. And all you are is another year older. Read more
New Year, New You...for Real, Right? - by Christina Pirello
With the new year comes list upon list of resolutions…to get fit, be healthy, get more sleep, work less, love more. Each year, we drop these commitments by the wayside within weeks. We are overwhelmed with information, statistics, science and bad news…many tainted by interests that have little to do with health and wellness. Read more