5 Healthy Eating Obstacles and How to Conquer Them

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The town where I am from hails the existence of sailing vessels that reach as far back as Captain John Smith who explored the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in search of profit from its shores. To this day, generations of families carve out a living from the bounty of the bay with the help of…

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Crush Your Sugar Addiction and Watch Your Health Improve

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{This post contains affiliate links} Sugar addiction grips many people in America, so you are not alone in your struggle.  Most of us either walk around with a sugar buzz or anticipate our next opportunity to score a sugar fix. When we douse our morning brew with our favorite flavored creamer, we awaken the sugar…

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Rekindle Your Love For Salads (free salad recipes)

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(This post contains affiliate links) There was a time in the history of salad when iceberg reigned king of the lettuces. Much to the salad lovers relief, bland iceberg lettuce abdicated its throne to more veritable heads of green. Creative salad recipes require ingenuity. Commandeering the produce shelves, assorted varieties of lettuces, kale, and micro-greens…

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Essential Foods That Are Better Homemade Than Purchased

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Make it yourself or buy it? A question lodged in the mind of anyone trying to balance the demands of time, budget, and health. With the help of co-real foodie and busy mom Olivia DeRoos, we devised a short list of the essential refrigerator and pantry staples that are better homemade than purchased. When you…

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6 Real Food Breakfast Ideas That Will Rehabilitate Your Morning Meal

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When you are trying to conquer the sugar beast, breakfast is the meal that requires the most ingenuity. Hectic morning schedules necessitate quick and easy menu options for the first meal of the day. We’ve fallen into the trap of equating swift and no-frills with serving sugar-laden cold cereal or pop tarts. Use these uncomplicated…

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Busy Person’s Guide to Clean Food Eating

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In our culture, we have an abundance of food.  Perhaps that is why a pervasive disconnect exists with our relationship to food. Rather than joyful eating, we complicate food which diminishes the pleasure of eating.  In America, we view healthful eating as restrictive and flavorless. In reality, healthy foods offer the gift of nourishment as…

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What You Really Need to Know About Non-GMO and Organic Labels

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Are you being bamboozled by marketing? Purchasing food is an investment in your health and the health of your family. A wise shopper will make it her goal to know all that she can about the food that fills her grocery cart. I recently fell prey to the marketing villain of product LABELING. Misinformed consumers…

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