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Lemon, Artichoke, and Chicken Soup

Lemon, Artichoke, and Chicken Soup

This soup is super easy to make, paleo-approved, and healthy! Frozen vegetables are a real time saver and are packed with nutrients because they're frozen at the peak of freshness. Ingredients: 3 large carrots, chopped (use 1 carrot if following Paleo) 4 stalks of...

What is intermittent fasting, and should you be doing it?

What is intermittent fasting, and should you be doing it?

Although not new to the diet scene, intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention lately. You might have heard of it or maybe you know someone who’s doing it. So, what exactly is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting means limiting the amount of time you...

Where Are You?

Where Are You?

Every day I talk to you. Mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, friends, and clients and you’re telling me you want something more. Some of you are tired and many are exhausted. I get that. You’re telling me you want to do a little less for others so you...

Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

This recipe is packed full of plant based protein and can be tailored to everyone's tolerance for spice. Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 35 mins Recipe type: Dinner Cuisine: Southwest Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 medium onion chopped 1 medium green bell...

Are you taking the right supplements for Fall and Winter?

Are you taking the right supplements for Fall and Winter?

As summer winds down in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to start thinking about cold and flu season.   HERE ARE MY TOP 4 SUPPLEMENTS FOR BOOSTING IMMUNITY   Vitamin D3 Supplementing with Vitamin D3 is helpful in preventing acute respiratory infections and...

Autumn Spice Smoothie

Autumn Spice Smoothie

This smoothie is sure to tickle your tastebuds with its delicious seasonal spices. Serves 1 Ingredients 1 ½ cups dairy-free milk or water 1 cup spinach ½ avocado ½ cup berries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Dash of cinnamon Dash of ground ginger Dash of cardamom 3 to 4...

Pumpkin Spiced Seed Cereal

Pumpkin Spiced Seed Cereal

As the days get cooler, this seasonal cereal is sure to warm you right up! Serves 1 Ingredients 1 cup dairy-free milk ¼ cup canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ½ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup sunflower seeds 1 scoop vegan protein powder 1 banana, sliced 1 tablespoon...

Autumn Protein Balls

Autumn Protein Balls

Autumn Protein Balls Ingredients 10 pitted dates ½ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup rolled oats 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ½ cup shredded coconut Directions Soak dates for 5 minutes with just enough warm water to cover. Pour dates with soaking liquid...

Jesus walked.

Jesus walked.

I recently heard something interesting on a Craig Groeschel podcast. He said Jesus fulfilled 351 Old Testament prophecies during his THREE-YEAR ministry, and he never ran, sprinted, or even skipped to get from one task to the next. He was busy but never rushed. He...

Why My Friend Can’t Lose Weight

Why My Friend Can’t Lose Weight

I was visiting with a friend recently and we started talking about health. She was picking my brain to see if I had any insights about why she couldn’t lose weight. She eats healthy most of the time and cooks her own food. She told me she even tried walking every day...

ARE YOU WIRED TO WORK?

ARE YOU WIRED TO WORK?

I’ve always been a worker. When I turned 13, I begged my parents to let me get working papers so I could get a job. At the time you had to be 15. My parents agreed. I imagine they were proud to have a daughter with a strong work ethic. I’ve been working ever since....

What’s the secret to grabbing some Me Time?

What’s the secret to grabbing some Me Time?

Have you ever felt so busy you thought your head was going to spin around like Linda Blair in the Exorcist? If you’re my age, you get the reference and are probably smiling right now. Take a moment to enjoy that, and then let’s talk about why you’re not getting your...

BERRY SMOOTHIE

BERRY SMOOTHIE

Serves 1 - 2 1½ cups dairy-free milk 1 cup spinach 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 scoop protein powder 3 mint leaves (optional, but delicious!) 2 cubes of ice BLEND. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Burn The Ships

Burn The Ships

The other day I woke up with the song, Burn the Ships, in my head. It’s on my playlist, but I haven’t heard it in a long time. If you don’t know the meaning of the phrase “burn the ships,” here’s the gist:   In 1519 during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Hernán...

Being thankful amidst the mess

Being thankful amidst the mess

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is here. Harder still is the fact that we may not get to celebrate this beloved holiday the way we usually do. This will be my first Thanksgiving not eating at my mom's house. She and her twin sister (affectionately known...

Stretched Too Thin

Stretched Too Thin

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye As the pandemic continues there are so many choices to make: Work from home, work at work or a combination of both; kids are learning from...

The Reason Spring Makes Us Feel Angry

The Reason Spring Makes Us Feel Angry

Traditionally, the season of spring means growth, rebirth and the long awaited extended hours of daylight. We feel renewed and inspired to put our plans in motion. As Alexander Pope was famous for saying, "hope springs eternal."  or does it? If spring is...

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