Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday - it would be my favorite if my whole family was together, but that’s Christmas. I love the food, the reminder to be grateful and the fact that we don’t have to exchange presents too! For me it’s all about eating and being with those you love and … Continue reading Our Thanksgiving Table
This has been the busiest month of my entire parenting life. With four kids I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear me say that and maybe wondering why I'm so shocked by the busy-ness. For the last ten years we’ve been able to keep things at a dull roar...until now. With the addition of … Continue reading The two reasons I survived September
A treat is a treat, is a treat! Whether you have processed, store bought cake or a gorgeous vegan cookie, it's still a calorie-dense and fat-ladened experience. We define a treat as anything that is calorically dense, high in fat or high in sugar. The higher your fat and sugar intake, the higher your … Continue reading A Treat is a Treat
Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Celeste Bailey, a lovely woman who was reeling after a second cancer diagnosis. I asked her to share her story with you all. It's an important read because so many of us don't make changes to our health until we have a medical scare. We want … Continue reading Cancer to Thriving
--and still have energy to swim after! It's high BBQ season. We smell it everywhere we go! For a lot of people BBQ season is serious business! In the early days of being plant-based, it can be hard to know what to eat during this season. Everyone around us is eating burgers, hot dogs and … Continue reading A Summer picnic you can feel good about
Lately I've been fielding a lot of questions about 'calorie density’. Once you understand it, weight loss and maintaining optimal weight is a lot easier. Calorie density is simply the amount of calories in a serving of food. Some foods have a high amount of calories per serving, and a relatively low amount of … Continue reading Eat more and lose weight – what calorie density is all about
I don't know about you, but when I think of snacks, I think of what was in the lunchroom growing up. All kinds of packaged snacks that included chips, Hostess cakes, fruit roll ups, packages of cookies, granola bars, and maybe some fruit. Even now when I hear the words snack, I think of something … Continue reading What are the best snacks to eat for health and weight loss?
We started eating plant based back in 2012 after I saw the documentary “Forks Over Knives”. It was a huge eye-opener for me, especially as a nurse. Why didn’t I know all this stuff?! Why was this the first time I was really understanding how food effects disease? Ok, so I had this new information: … Continue reading “Please pass the tofu” – an evolution