7 Tips to Help With Meal Planning

Stick to your meal plan – Many people make a plan but then don’t stick to it, which can lead to unnecessary headaches and stress, as well as the opportunity to not make healthy choices. Be sure to stick to your Meal Planner with the foods you have planned for the week so you are […]

8 Easy Ways to Use Avocados

Lush, creamy avocados have become year-round fruits. (Yes, technically, avocado is fruit!) That’s a good thing, because avocados can become sauces, condiments, desserts, even fries. When choosing avocados, select fruits that are uniformly soft but still ever-so-slightly firm – you don’t want to be able to poke your finger into a soft spot. Ripe avocados […]

Planning + Prepping = Healthy Eating!

Sounds simple right?  Well it is and it isn’t.  It is because if you do it then it works! However, I know all the excuses in the book because I have used them myself time and time again.  I am too tired, too stressed, too busy, don’t know what to make, don’t want to make […]

FREE GIFT to you to THANK YOU for your support

At this wonderful time of year I remember all the things I am grateful for and one of them is YOU!  In gratitude to YOU, I have teamed up with my friend and colleague Angelle Batten to offer you this amazing and FREE “REAL Holiday Survival Guide“.  This eGuide is our GIFT to you to THANK YOU […]

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes (Plus Free Nutrition Guide)

Happy November!  Hope you enjoyed Halloween and didn’t eat too much candy!  Speaking of candy and sugar, November happens to be National Diabetes Awareness Month and I’m so excited to share a new resource with you!! A few months ago, my friend and diabetes expert, Dr. Brian Mowll, invited me to participate in an exciting […]

Being Healthy Means Planning Meals

I get a lot of questions on how to be healthy if I have this condition or that condition, etc.  One important thing anyone can do (no matter what “condition” you may have) is to plan meals ahead of time. More importantly, don’t just plan ahead of time but also stick to the plan you make. […]

33 Back to School Lunch and Snack Ideas

School is back in session and so that means it’s time to start thinking of healthy lunch and snack ideas.  Be sure to make as many items as you can homemade and also to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Also, include healthy fats, which are great for optimal brain function and can help your kids stay focused […]

Turkey Taco Salad

Looking for a new salad to try this summer?  This is a delicious and easy salad the whole family will love.  Great with homemade salsa and guacamole too! Turkey Taco Salad 1          pound free-range, organic, ground turkey 2          tablespoons tomato paste 2-3       teaspoons chili powder 1½       teaspoons ground cumin ¼          teaspoon garlic powder […]

Summertime Snacking

Summertime means much more snacking in my family.  We have a more relaxed schedule, although it often feels more crazy to me – ha!  Sometimes we are at the pool or headed to tennis practice or have friends at the house and we just don’t have time for full sit-down meals each day.  Or we […]

Getting to Know Summer Produce

Summer is finally here! Whether you get your fruits and veggies from your garden or your local market, you’ll want to make the most of them. With these tips, you’ll have a better idea of how enjoy some top summer favorites…and enjoy your gardening more, too. Nothing is more satisfying than growing your own food! […]