Category Archives for Healthy Living

Beginners Guide: Going Soy Free

Going soy free can be very challenging, and it is shocking to learn how many foods out there have soy in them!  From frozen french fries to vegetable burgers to dips to granola bars, soy can be found in a multitude of products.  If you're trying to cut out or cut back on your soy intake, continue reading for a helpful guide of the symptoms of a soy allergy or intolerance, what to avoid and what to incorporate into your recipes to replace soy products.

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Beginners Guide: Gluten Free Grains & Breads

Whole grains are an excellent source of nutrition.  They contain essential enzymes, iron, dietary fiber, vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins, and because the body absorbs grains slowly, they provide sustained and high-quality energy.  However just because you're gluten free doesn't mean whole grains are off limits.  Nutritionally, you want to try and add a whole grain to every meal to stay fuller longer.  With grains, as with any food, you’ll want to experiment and find what works for you. 

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Detoxing Naturally

I feel like whenever I say the words "detox" or "cleanse", it sends a shudder through my body.  That absolutely doesn't sound enticing to me, and probably doesn't sound great to many other people either.

Detoxing doesn't have to mean skipping or drinking your meals.  It's really simple actually, and your body will naturally detox itself every day if you treat it right.  In this article, I want to share my top 5 tips to detoxing naturally.

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Sample Meal Plan

Hello fellow meal planners!!

To keep life easy, I have put together a meal plan for you that is summer-perfect and healthy.  No hot ovens, just fresh salads, grilled goodies and delicious sides.

I know the word "healthy" means something different to everyone, but for this meal plan, healthy simply means using fresh vegetables and good sources of protein, without processed ingredients and added sugars.

These are dinners to take you through the week, with the exception of one night which should be for fun night out.

Enjoy!

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