Healthy Eating

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Halloween and Food Allergy Strategies

Do your kids have food allergies?  Do you?  Halloween is that time of year when you have to be more aware of food allergies.  Often there are more treats lurking around the office or more treats coming into the schools either for parties or candy being passed out in...

Amazing Tortilla Soup

Fall is here, which means its soup time!  This is one of our family favorites that I have shared before but want to make sure everyone gets it.  I make this in large batches and freeze it in Pyrex Dishes so we have it on hand at any given time.  We have this for...

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...

7 Tips to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

  1- Always Read Labels Do not purchase foods that contain: barley, malt, malt flavoring or malt vinegar, rye, triticale, or wheat in any form (bran, durum, germ, graham, kamut, semolina, or spelt included). Also, avoid foods that may contain gluten such as beer,...

Pineapple Salsa

Want to spice it up this summer?  Try this AMAZING pineapple salsa and you will be the hit of the party.  The chipotle flavor adds a bit of heat and spice to the sweetness of the pineapple for a simple yet delicious sweet and spicy salsa.  Serve it as an appetizer...

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...

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...

Farm-to-Table and Selden Standard

I am a day late with my blog but I do have a good excuse - yesterday was my 15th wedding anniversary!  My husband and I decided to head downtown to Detroit, A.K.A The 'D'.  What an amazing city it is becoming and with many amazing restaurants sprouting up all over...

3 Tips to Simplify Meal Planning

Want to make your life easier?  Tired of not knowing what to make for dinner after a long day at work?  It's not always easy to start new habits, but once you have made the change and stay consistent it seems like the easiest thing in the world and you can't imagine...

Tips for the Best Summer Picnics Ever

After a long, cold winter, we have earned the right to picnic with abandon! ‘Tis the season to get outside, play, eat, and enjoy that vitamin-D-boosting sun. And when it comes to having fun in the great outdoors—which can be as simple as spending time in a nearby...

Condiments, Condiments, Condiments

Hope everyone had an amazing Memorial Weekend full of spending time with loved ones and remembering loved ones.  Thinking ahead to summer and cookouts and picnics and maybe you are looking to add some pep and variety to your meals and to your cooking repertoire?...

No-Cook Dinners for Warm Nights 

When the temperatures start heading towards 80F, the idea of spending time near a hot stove gets a lot less appealing. Some hands-off hot methods of cooking are easy enough to walk away from—slow cookers and rice cookers don’t give offf any residual heat, and roasting...

5 Strategies to Keeping Cooking Simple

Stressed?  Tired?  Too busy to cook?  I know, I am too sometimes.  Here are some strategies that you can use to help you during these times so you can still make simple, delicious meals for your family. Strategy #1 - Keep frozen veggies on hand ~ Frozen vegetables can...

All About Sea Vegetables

I have been getting many questions about thyroid health lately and I want to point out that eating more sea vegetables can be a great way to support thyroid function due to the iodine in them.  Sea vegetables also contain high amounts of B vitamins, calcium and many...

Top 5 Ingredients to Avoid

Hydrogenated oils/trans fats – These overprocessed 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...

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...

‘HOW’ You Eat Affects Weight Loss

Losing weight is not just about what you eat, but its also about when and how you eat! Being conscious about your surroundings during meals and paying attention to your food intake plays a role not only in how well you actually digest your food, but ultimately can...

Healthy After-School Snack Ideas

Your kids just got home from school and they’re hungry. What’s a busy parent to do? The answer might depend on how old your kids are or how much time you’re able to spend prepping snacks for them, but no matter what, you’ve got plenty of options. (Tip: they can make...

The Skinny on Fats: How to Read Labels

Now that fat phobia is finally coming to an end—butter is back!—you’re probably getting curious about all the oils you see on store shelves these days. Which oils are the healthiest and how do you use them? Here’s a cheat sheet you can use when selecting, storing, and...

Keep Your Resolutions with This BOGO Offer

Did you make a New Year's Resolution or set health goals for 2015? Do you want to know how to choose healthy food so you can lose those unwanted pounds and BE Healthy? Do you need support with meal planning and eating healthier throughout the work week? I want to help...

A New Year, A New You

Happy New Year!  Over the past few weeks I have been celebrating an amazing 2014 with my family and friends.  Now, its time to looking forward and to make it an even better year in 2015. Setting health goals is probably the number one new year's resolution people make...

2015: A Year of Great Food!

The idea of eating better often makes it onto New Year’s resolution lists, but usually in the form of calorie-counting or portion control. Goals focused on restriction and short-term thinking generally don’t work for lots of reasons, chief among them because...

My Favorite Health Resource

The Weston A. Price Foundation is one of the reasons why I became a nutritionist! Once I found out that nourishing the body with REAL food makes all the difference in our health AND that REAL food can and does taste good,  I was hooked. The desire to raise a healthy...

Holiday Treats & Tips

Time to spread some edible holiday cheer! Everybody likes treats, especially when they’re homemade. And when they’re as delicious as they are nutritious (not to mention easy to make), your guests will enjoy the holiday spirit even more. Make these treats for your own...

EXTENDED SALE New Holiday eGuide!

EXTENDED SALE ON MY NEW eGuide called Your REAL Holiday Survival Guide.  It's on sale for a LIMITED time for 50% off - only $4.99 (SAVE $5!). CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE Written by Angelle Batten, Certified Health Coach and Sheryl Shenefelt, Certified Nutritionist Don't...

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