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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.


Savory Nuts

Nuts can be good for you for as a nice mix of protein, fat, and carbs plus vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.  What’s not good for you are the packaged store bought flavored and roasted nuts.  These nuts usually are roasted at damaging high heats in bad for you oils.  They might even have bad […]

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Eggs Florentine Casserole

People used to a eat a hearty breakfast to start the day with rather than skipping breakfast or eating some high carb grab and go item like a processed breakfast bar.  A hearty breakfast can gives us sustainable energy and help us avoid the need to snack all day.  This recipe makes for a reasonably balanced […]

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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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Strawberry, Orange, & Chicken Salad

It’s strawberry season and leafy greens season, so I thought it appropriate to post a recipe involving both.  This is a great spring or summer lunch (or dinner).  This recipe is enough for two people or for two meals. INGREDIENTS: 2 Navel Oranges 1 C. Strawberries ¼ Tsp. Cinnamon 1 ½ Tsp. Lemon Juice 1 […]

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Coconut Kale With Sesame Crusted Salmon

This recipe combines several really healthy foods – coconut, salmon, kale, ginger. Even though not every single ingredient here is anti-inflammatory, the majority of them are, so I am including this recipe under the anti-inflammatory recipe section. Ginger is a top anti-inflammatory. This makes a great meal as it includes protein, veggie, and healthy fat. […]

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Cajun Fish

Salmon is a superfood that we should all be trying to consume, but I find that many people aren’t sure how to cook fish or how to make it tasty. It is super easy to make tasty fish! This recipe is simple to make and can be prepped ahead and then cooked when ready to […]

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Turkey Sausage Patties

In an effort to get more protein at breakfast for people who are on the go, but still want real food, these sausage patties are super easy to make and can be made ahead and then warmed up (or eaten cold). You can also use any ground meat that you like in this recipe. And […]

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Cheddar Butternut Squash Soup

This “souper” yummy recipe is great for fall and winter to keep your belly warm and happy. Butternut squash is loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene and is also rich in vitamin C and potassium. All of those nutrients can help keep off the colds and flu during the winter. Make a pot for dinner and […]

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Turkey & Egg Cups

This is a great make ahead recipe to have a breakfast protein on the go. I prefer people eating real food protein rather than protein bars and shakes. Please don’t use just any deli turkey for this recipe. Find a deli turkey that contains no nitrates and other junk. Deli meats from Applegate Farms are […]

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Beef and Spinach Casserole

This casserole is a very hearty dish and is great for leftovers. You could make your own tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes if you want. *At time of post, it is tomato season!* I grow my own herbs, so I have easy access to fresh herbs, but you could sub in dried herbs in this […]

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