Healthful Eating on a Budget

Ok. It’s time to get real. Eating with health in mind is not cheap. It’s a great investment though. It’s important to remember that we can still eat healthy even when we are on a budget. Here are some tips (some may be harder to swallow than others). It also…

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Meatless Shepherd’s Pie

Meatless Shepherd’s Pie Its what’s for dinner at our house tonight. 1 hour start to finish. Recipe inspired by Martha Stewart Mashed Potatoes: 3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes – washed 3 Tbsp butter (dairy or vegan) S & P to taste Filling: 1 med onion – diced 3 garlic cloves…

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To Buy Organic or Not To Buy Organic

Pesticides are not good for you. I recommend organic produce whenever possible. However, organic produce can be expensive. Would you like a list of 12 fruits and vegetables you should ALWAYS buy organic (also known as The Dirty Dozen)? There’s also a list called The Clean Fifteen, which is a…

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Cook Sunday for the Whole Week

Happy First Monday of 2016. We did some road tripping during the holiday and had time to talk about changes we would like to make in our routine. One of those changes involves food preparation. Once Monday hits, it seems like we are just running, running, running. I found this…

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Food as Nutrition & Tradition

Happy Monday everyone. Holiday parties are in full swing and we had our family party last night. It was a lot of fun and there was a lot of good home-made items. Food is not just about nutrition, it’s about a lot of things, including tradition and culture. I made this…

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Wild Rice Chicken Soup and a Food Hug

The weather outside is frightful…This is in our pressure cooker right now. This is a slow cooker recipe from twopeasintheirpod.com, but I tweaked a few of the ingredients and adjusted it to work in our Instant Pot on the pressure cooker “Soup” setting so it will be ready for delivery on…

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Busy Time Freezer Meals

This is a busy time of year for all of us. It seems like several of my friends are needing extra help due to new babies being born, unexpected surgeries, illnesses, etc. It’s at times like these that I like to offer to bring in a meal or two. Last…

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Keeping It Real – Cravings

It’s important to eat when you are hungry and be grateful that you have food to eat. It’s also important to listen to what your body needs. I came across this recipe that immediately spoke to my current cravings. Luckily it was full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Take a look at…

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Reset Button for your Diet

Need a “reset button” for your diet? This one is courtesy of OhSheGlows. It even comes with a shopping list. “As tasty as colorful” photo by Carlos Madrigal

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