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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.

No-Grain Anti-Aging Pancakes

I’ve never been a big pancake eater, but back in the day before I went gluten-free, I didn’t mind to have some pancakes every now and then.  Since I’m completely grain free, I haven’t much bothered with gluten-free pancakes.  However, I have found these no-grain “pancakes” that also include protein.  Another one of my complaints […]

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Hot Chocolate or Eggnog Protein Shake (Contains Anti-Aging Ingredients!)

I discovered this recipe in a booked called Clean Eats by Alejandro Unger.  It was called Rejuvenating Eggnog, but I decided to alter it to my own preferences like I do any other recipe I come across.  I’m pretty sure I am incapable of making any recipe exactly as I find it.  What you have […]

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Easy Savory Slow Cooker Chicken

I use my slow cooker all the time for beef and chicken.  The meat is more tender and flavorful coming out of the slow cooker.     1 Lb. Organic Chicken (whichever pieces you desire, I prefer boneless thighs) 2 Tbsp. Grass-Fed Butter 4 Large Carrots, Cut in Pieces or 12 Baby Carrots 4 Celery […]

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Lunch Meat Wraps

Many of us are used to sandwiches for lunch, but when you go low carb or are trying to avoid gluten and/or grains, sandwiches may no longer be a lunch option.  However, you can enjoy lunch meat wraps.  You just need to be sure to use high-quality meat (preferably organic, pastured, uncured… if you find […]

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Chicken & Spinach Scrambled Eggs

I am a proponent of a big protein breakfast.  Eggs are always a good way to start your day and have many health benefits, but some of us need additional protein beyond two or three eggs.  Adding meat to your scrambled eggs gets you additional protein to keep you satisfied throughout the day and not […]

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Spinach and Potato Fritatta

This is an easy dish that makes a complete dinner.  It’s a tasty way to sneak some spinach into husbands and children.  For a little more nutrition, you can substitute sweet potatoes for the red potatoes.  *Please note – this dish is not for those with autoimmune disease due to the dairy and nightshade content.    INGREDIENTS: 6 […]

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Salmon & Cream Cheese Omelet

I’m a big advocate of getting lots of protein and healthy fat for breakfast.  Eggs and salmon provide both.  The cream cheese is a taste bonus for those that can tolerate dairy.  INGREDIENTS: 2 Tsps. Butter 4 Eggs, beaten 1/4 C. Cream Cheese 1/2 C. Flaked Smoked Salmon Sprinkle of Salt & Pepper Add Ins: […]

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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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Spicy Lime Chicken & Veggies Salad

I think I’ve noted before that I’m not big into regular lettuce based salads, but I do like salads on occassion.  Salads are a good way to combine protein, fat, and veggies.  I just like salads that are not so “traditional”.  Just add a baked sweet potato on the side to this salad and you’ve […]

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

It’s fall and fall crops of broccoli are coming in.  And the days are getting cooler which makes us start turning towards warmer foods.  I shouldn’t even have to tell you how good broccoli is for you.  It is truly a superfood!  But if you aren’t overjoyed at eating it raw or steamed, then you […]

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