5 Easy Ways to Make Gorgeous and Delicious Complete-Meal Salads

Complete-Meal Salads

Do you think making a salad…or eating it…is a chore? What if it could be the most delicious thing you eat all day? I wonder if you’ve ever had this attitude: “If there’s a bit of salad on the side of my plate, I’m covered.” I’m going to challenge that, too! One of the most…

Healthy Travel Food – The Ultimate Packing Lists for Eating Right on a Trip

Healthy Travel Food - The Ultimate Packing Lists for Eating Right on a Trip

I’m a busy single mom who does a lot of traveling, with and without my kids. Part of my journey to excellent health was learning habits and recipes that we enjoyed, that happened to also be really nutritious. But another major step was key to my being able to rehab my family’s health, many years…

Green Smoothies for Thyroid Health? My Hashimotos Journey

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and other thyroid health disorders are becoming an epidemic, with 20 million Americans, and 200 million worldwide diagnosed with thyroid disease. Hashimoto’s is the most common thyroid disease in America, affecting nearly 14 million people. According to thyroid.org, 60 percent of those with thyroid disease don’t even know that they have it! And…

How To Eat Legumes

Legumes

Here’s a little quiz: what do mesquite, beans, carob, peas, soy, peanuts, lentils, and even alfalfa and clover all have in common? Say it with me: “lay-gooms.”  Legumes–the food group with a weird name–are plants whose seed grows inside a pod. I love legumes! This whole class of food is highly underrated. I’m going to…

999 Cheap Plant-Based Meals You Can Make in 15 Minutes

Build-A-Meal Cheatsheet

You Don’t Need a Recipe For Healthy, Plant-Based Meals! I’m about to tell you exactly how I eat. Simply, inexpensively, and with endless variety. And then I have a free gift for you, so you can easily do the same! Except for salad dressings, I use few recipes. (And even those, I take liberties with!) The…

The Virtues of Coconut Water

Coconut Water

What is coconut water? You probably already know a lot about the uses and benefits of coconut oil–but what about coconut water?  Coconut “water” is the sweet, translucent liquid inside young green coconuts. It takes 9 months to draw the water up from the earth through the trunk, into the nut and develop. Interestingly, it…