Category Archives: healthy diet

plant-based-diet200Most of my blogs speak to a large audience because I hate ever excluding anyone from anything!  But every once in a while, I draw back towards my heart-center, and feel the desire to speak to my dearest inner circle, the female spiritual warriors around me whose lives so much mirror mine. Like me, they love what they do, but they do it with such an intense passion that at times they find themselves burned out and stressed out. How can we walk the walk and talk the talk if we are literally FRAZZLED and FRIED?

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is-food-industry-selling-us200I read an interesting article the other day that contrasted the record food production in 2012 with the record starvation and malnutrition worldwide in that same year. How could we be producing more food than ever, yet more people are going hungry?

The author attributed the seemingly contradicting information to what he called the “commoditization” of food. In other words, food is more and more being treated as a “commodity” that can be bought and sold for a profit, like any other commodity. Because of the focus on profit, food tends to be moved to areas where it can be … Read the rest

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Changing your diet to improve your health doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Here are some ideas for healthy alternatives. Make these tiny tweaks to your diet and you’ll eliminate those calories today!

Whole Wheat instead of White Bread
Whole wheat and grain helps to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Nuts instead of Crackers
Nuts can lower the risk of heart attacks and reduce bad cholesterol.  But eat sparingly since they are relatively high in calories.

Wheat instead of White Pasta
Whole wheat pasta contains soluble fiber which can help to lower cholesterol and help to make you feel … Read the rest

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30 Minute MealsLooking for a healthy, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less? Life is hectic and it is often easier to grab a frozen dinner or takeout instead of cooking a meal from scratch.  There is a healthy alternative. Prepare your food the old fashioned way—at home in your own kitchen. Incorporate some of these less than 30 minute meals into your weekly routine!

Breakfast
Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Ready In: 5-10 minutes
Yogurt contains probiotics, a good bacteria that can help with digestion.  It also contains calcium which strengthens bones.  There are so many different variations of the yogurt parfait—just … Read the rest

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Eating healthy can sometimes seem like a difficult task.  Make it easier by cleaning out your refrigerator, getting rid of all the junk food, and stocking your shelves with wholesome and healthy options.  If your cupboards and fridge are full of junk, that is exactly what you’ll eat.  With the right foods available to you in your kitchen, you can easily put together a meal that is more nutritious—and you can do it faster!

So stock up your fridge, pantry and freezer with these healthy foods that are delicious and nutritious!

Stock up Your Fridge with…
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