Healthy Holiday Tips

Healthy Holiday Tips

During this time of year it is easy to become stressed and overwhelmed.  When we find ourselves stressed or in sympathetic dominance (i.e., fight or flight mode) we are wreaking havoc on our hormones, hindering digestion, and creating an optimal environment for...

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Snow Day

Snow Day

A winter storm swept through Denver yesterday, changing my schedule for the day.  While I was disappointed to postpone the Healthy Holiday Eating workshop, it was a gift to have the day to do a little research for a new client and spend some time in the kitchen. Years...

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Energy Balls

Energy Balls

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing nutritional and healthy eating tips with a local business as they kicked off their Wellness Challenge.  One of the things we talked about was the importance of a nutrient dense whole foods diet.  By eating food as close as...

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Back to School

Back to School

Here we go....back to school, sports schedules, music lessons, carpools, homework, and other activities are a part of our family routine again.  Balancing these schedules can make meal planning and preparing difficult.  Even if you love to cook, figuring out meals can...

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Inflammation…the good and the bad

Inflammation…the good and the bad

Some inflammation is necessary to stay healthy.  For example, if you get an injury, white blood cells rush to the area resulting in swelling, redness and heat.  These are all necessary responses for healing to occur.  While acute inflammation is beneficial, chronic...

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Carrot Apple Skillet Hash

Carrot Apple Skillet Hash

I discovered this recipe the first time I participated in the 21 Day Sugar Detox Program.  While it is compliant for most detoxes, you will find yourself making it even when you are not detoxing.  My recommendation is to make a double batch as you will want to eat it...

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Family-Approved Meatballs

Family-Approved Meatballs

Cleanses can be beneficial whether you are looking to improve your digestion, release toxins stored in your body, or slow down and rejuvenate yourself after a period of stress.  Toxin exposure happens everyday- from your food, air pollution, cleaning and self-care...

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Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Veggies and Sausage

Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Veggies and Sausage

Do you ever feel the hardest part of preparing dinner is figuring out what to make?  Ever play this game- add three ingredients you currently have and the word 'recipe' into Google and see what pops up?  I did this previously with 'spaghetti squash, kale, sausage,'...

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Birthday Celebration

Birthday Celebration

We had a fun time celebrating my husband's birthday this weekend.  We enjoyed a low-key, festive night of dinner and games with family.  While some recommend never trying new recipes when cooking for guests, I think it can be a great opportunity for feedback-...

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The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

Buying organic food can add up quickly.  Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes The Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, identifying two lists of produce.   The Dirty Dozen due to the signifiant level of pesticides...

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