Mineral Broth

Mineral Broth This home made vegetable mineral broth is almost magical because it takes all of the wonderful nutrients from all of the amazing vegetables and puts it into a delicious broth that you can use in all of your cooking to help your body heal.  I truly believe in the power of good food to make the body well.  Using food to really nourish the body well is called functional nutrition.  Functional nutrition takes into account all of the systems in the body and formulates a plan for optimal…

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Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli I absolutely LOVE roasting vegetables!  It is one of my favorite ways to prepare and eat fresh produce.  Roasting brings out some wonderful flavors and with broccoli, it reduces the bitterness.  Lastly, roasting vegetables helps to break down the cell walls of the veggies to make more nutrients available to your body! Broccoli is full of vitamins C, fiber, potassium, and iron.  It is also one of our vegetables with the highest amounts of protein.  Broccoli has been shown to help increase our immune systems and reduce…

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Yellow Squash

Lemon Garlic Roasted Yellow Squash This lemon garlic roasted yellow squash was delicious!  It is easy to prepare, about 10 minutes, and really was quite good.  I love finding new ideas to put more veggies in my life! I was challenged a couple of weeks ago by one of my clients who asked me for more ideas for side dishes.  I was stumped.  I realized that my side dishes are often quite boring!  I decided to come up with some new, interesting, tasty, and easy ideas for vegetables sides.  This…

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Food Records Remade

Benefits of keeping a food record Food records can give you great insight into your own eating patterns and habits.  Are you a snacker?  Is there a time of day you tend to overindulge.  Is there a place you go to when you overeat?  Are your days of the week different than your weekends?  Are you an evening snacker?  Grazer?  You can learn so much about yourself by spending a few moments each day to reflect on what you are eating! Food records will help you learn about food intolerances…

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Preventing Cancer: Highlights from LLS Seminar

I had the honor last night to speak for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Cancer Survivorship Seminar.  We had some other amazing speakers last night also including Dr. Arana Yi, Anastasia Estocin, and Kathryn Fearnside.  It was a wonderful evening of good food and fellowship with fellow survivors.  A special thank you to the LLS for organizing this wonderful event!  http://www.lls.org/who-we-are/about Healthy Lifestyle My portion of the seminar was of course on good nutrition both during chemotherapy and also after chemotherapy in the context of improving quality of life and length…

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Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy snacks

Healthy Snack Ideas It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really a healthy snack option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good…

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What Vegetables are in Season?

In Season is Best for Vegetables I find it very helpful to increase the amount of vegetables I eat if I can purchase fresh, high quality vegetables for a reasonable price.  Much of my success in this has come from eating vegetables that are in season.   Benefits of purchasing produce go beyond just saving money.  When you purchase foods that are locally in season, you will find they retain more nutrients.  This is because they were more recently harvested closer to you.  This is beneficial to your overall health and…

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Zucchini Egg Casserole

Prep your veggies for this egg casserole ahead of time to save time!  You can use it for breakfast, brunch, or even brinner.  At only 225 Calories per serving, you can add your favorite fruit or some whole grain toast to make it a complete meal.  Happy Eating!   Prep time: About 30 minutes Bake: About 40 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 3 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 medium) ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 ½ cups corn kernels…

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Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables This teriyaki chicken recipe is so fast to make!  When I don’t have time to plan a meal, I almost always have these ingredients on hand and can make this dinner in about 30 minutes!  It is full of fresh veggies and good protein, and best of all the kids LOVE it!  I know I say that in a lot of my recipes, but it’s true!  If my kids love it, it must be a winner.  Enjoy! Serves 6 Teriyaki Sauce: 1/2 cup Coconut aminos 1/3…

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