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Pantry loaded with processed foods

Spring Cleaning Your Pantry

March 16, 2018

This year, start a new spring cleaning tradition by giving your pantry a little TLC. Get tips on what foods to get rid of and how to restock your shelves—the healthy way.

1-minute Healthier St. Paddy's Day Shake

March 12, 2018

Ditch the annual Shamrock Shake and opt for our healthier version. It only takes a minute, plus you're still nourishing your body with dark leafy greens.
processed sugar cubes

Getting Real: Artificial vs. Real Sugar

February 17, 2018 1 Comment

If you're like more than 40% of Americans, you may be swapping out real sugar for artificial sugar. Learn why making the switch may hurt you, more than it could help you. 

full fat dairy products

Getting REAL: Whole Dairy

December 10, 2017

To make dairy products low fat, it’s not enough to remove the fat. You then have to go to great lengths to preserve the body or creamy texture by working in all kinds of food additives.
whole grains

Getting REAL: Whole Grains

November 27, 2017

Whole grains are an excellent source of nutrition, as they contain essential enzymes, iron, dietary fiber, vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins. Because the body absorbs grains slowly, they provide sustained and high-quality energy.
thanksgiving food on table

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where we find ourselves going back to canned goods and processed foods to make our holiday favorites. This Thanksgiving, try out one or two of the recipes here to switch up your families holiday traditions.

Fruits and Vegetables on white plate

Getting REAL: Fruits and Vegetables

November 13, 2017

To begin your clean eating journey, you'll want to start with the basics...fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat…with green leafy vegetables being at the top! You can eat any and all fruits and vegetables but try to eat a wide-range to ensure you are also getting a wide-range of nutrients. 
Getting REAL With Clean Eating

Getting REAL With Clean Eating

November 05, 2017

The Getting REAL blog series will provide you with all the information you need to start a clean eating lifestyle by getting back to the basics of eating REAL food.
How to take the candy battle out of Halloween.

How to take the candy battle out of Halloween.

October 29, 2017

Candy doesn't make a regular appearance in my household. Most candy is filled with artificial colors/flavors/preservatives and excessive amounts of sugar. When I first had kids, I thought for sure that I would never let them eat traditional candy. While that may seem like a great "clean eating" objective, it's not realistic. Overly pushing healthy replacements for traditional candy on holidays like Halloween can actually have the opposite effect on your kids. I have followed these tips for the past 6 years and have taken the "candy battle" out of Halloween...

5 Amazing Superfoods To Add To Your Daily Diet!

5 Amazing Superfoods To Add To Your Daily Diet!

May 15, 2017

Check out these amazing superfoods and their health benefits...chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, raw cacao and turmeric. All of these superfoods are in our green smoothie recipes!
Are you meeting your daily recommendations?

Are you meeting your daily recommendations?

April 20, 2017

The USDA recommends we consume 2 ½ to 3 cups of vegetables and 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruits per day! This recommendation is for moderately active individuals. A greater daily intake might be used for those getting more exercise. A mentor once told me, “the goals that get measured, get met!” So let’s do some food tracking together, what did you eat yesterday? Did you meet the daily recommendation? If you have trouble enough imagining five cups of fruits and vegetables on a plate let alone getting around to eating it, you're in the majority! An article from Todays Dietitian reported on a 2015 national survey that 76% missed the daily intake recommendation for fruit and 87% missed the daily intake for vegetables. If only our nutritional needs could be graded on a bell curve!
It's Time For A Food Waste Intervention!

It's Time For A Food Waste Intervention!

April 09, 2017

Of all the moments along our personal food journey, possibly one of the most shared might depict a wide-eyed, leafy-greens enthusiast pairing their newly purchased hull of fresh produce with their latest refrigerator organization methods... For me, this scene is as futile and temporary as trying to organize the apps on my phone... The whole process has about a two week rebound before I realize I’ve got it all wrong and start over! Organizing my apps I write off as a pastime, but two weeks of neglecting my produce on the other hand has a  direct effect on my wallet! Those shelves once brimming with fresh produce, now hold waste formations with only a soggy resemblance to the freshly misted counterparts I brought home. Those cucumbers I purchased now hold mushy scab-cratered surprises and my box of spinach somehow resembles the random tangles of wet weed brought up by fishing line…it's not pretty!