The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15

These are two lists that are worth getting to know and worth taking with you the next time you are grocery shopping!  According to the Environmental Working Group, the Dirty Dozen includes 12 crops that are the top-sprayed crops and are therefore worth buying organic. Most pesticides are absorbed into the produce, and those pesticides […]

5 Healthy Shopping Tips

1. Don’t shop when you’re hungry.  This leads to unnecessary (and often high sugar) purchases. 2. Always bring a list! Try to stick to the list as much as possible.  Meal planning in advance is recommended – See my Meal Plan Guide HERE 3. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store.  This is where the […]

5 Ingredients to Avoid

1) Hydrogenated oils/trans fats – These over processed fats have been shown to cause heart disease, nutritional deficiencies, general deterioration of cellular health, and much more. Hydrogenated oils are present in cookies, crackers, baked goods, reduced-fat spreads like margarine and many other manufactured foods. Why are these harmful oils used? To extend shelf life and […]