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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.


How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree Instead of Buying Canned

While it is more convenient to buy canned pumpkin, you don’t always get all the fiber and nutrients that you would if you used a whole pumpkin.  And since it is October as I write this, whole pumpkins can easily be found. Pumpkin puree can be used in smoothies, tasty treats, and even face treatments. […]

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Summer Cucumber Avocado Soup (or Smoothie)

Cucumbers are in season!  If you grow them, you know how abundantly they can grow.  If you don’t grow them, head to your local farmer’s market and purchase some to make this tasty soup.  Cucumbers aren’t just for salads!  Cucumbers are primarily water which is great for hydrating you during warm summer days.  The avocados […]

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Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

Soups and stews are a good choice for one pot dishes and can be incredibly easy to make and last for days.  You can combine carbs, proteins, and fats all in one dish, and you can eat soups and stews for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  I recommend that you make your own stock to use […]

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Butternut Squash Puree

This recipe makes a nice winter side dish.  Butternut is on sale now in my area, so it’s a good time to stock up.  Butternut keeps well for quite awhile.  You could also serve this puree warm after heating it in some coconut oil.  The fat will help you better absorb the nutrients.  Butternut is loaded […]

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Chutney & Salmon Salad

I’m not all into chutney, but this sounded interesting.  Be sure to make your own chutney or buy one with low sugar and all organic, whole food ingredients.    INGREDIENTS: 12 Oz. Boneless, Skinless Canned Salmon, drained and broken up 3 C. Broccoli Slaw (buy a bag of organic) 2/3 C. Homemade Dressing of Your […]

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Mustard Greens Salad

I’m not much of a salad eater and I don’t find lettuce to be particularly nutrient dense, so you don’t often find me eating “traditional” style salads.  But when fall comes around and my father-in-law’s mustard greens are coming up in the garden, I like a nice mustard greens salad.  I don’t really make the […]

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is an underrated food.  It is a great low carb alternative to pasta, but with grass-fed butter and salt, it is also a great side dish on its own.  Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to cook it.  Admittedly it can be hard to get it to the exact consistency you want when […]

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Sardine And Artichoke Salad

Sardines and artichokes are both pretty darn healthy foods, so why not combine them into a tasty salad?!  Sardines are full of good Omega-3 fatty acids and are a good source of protein.  Artichokes have fiber and are a pretty decent source of folate.  They also have powerful antioxidants and are known to support liver […]

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Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple salsa is best when it is made fresh, and it’s great in the summertime when peppers are fresh from the garden.  With the pineapple and the bell peppers, this recipe contains a good amount of vitamin C.  Pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme that can increase digestion.  Mint can also be beneficial to digestion […]

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Almond Vinaigrette Dressing

Vinaigrette dressings are easy to make and a much, much better alternative to store bought bottled dressings.  This almond vinaigrette dressing is really super easy and adds a little protein and crunch to your salad. INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbsp. Finely Chopped Almonds 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. Coconut Vinegar (or any vinegar other than white) […]

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