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Excuse the dorky title! But it is in fact fennel season, so we’re sharing an Orange Fennel Salad recipe. You’ll love it because there are only five ingredients. And none of those ingredients are boring old lettuce. Somehow iceberg lettuce became the king of salad fixings. But here’s the deal—iceberg lettuce is the weakling of lettuces when it comes to vitamins and nutrition. The general rule is the more colorful, or the darker the green the leaves are, the better. When throwing together a salad, try to use the dark greens and dark purples and reds. At first the taste may be bitter, but as your body adjusts to eating healthy, natural foods—you’ll love the flavor. You’ll also discover that each type of lettuce offers a distinct taste. Here’s another secret…usually any green can be substituted for another green without compromising the dish. Don’t be afraid to break the rules. This recipe calls for... read more
If you’re like most everyone else in the world you’ve been enjoying the Olympic Games. What’s not to love? There’s heated competition, triumph over hardships, returning athletic heroes, and glorious surprises from the underdogs. It’s enough to make you what to dig out your old skis and head for the slopes. Personally, I’d love to try speed skating! Did you know that enrollment in ice skating classes and ski schools always jumps around the time of the Olympics? That’s great news! Anything that spurs us to get up and get moving is wonderful. The Body was Meant to Move You can feel your body itching to get moving simply by watching highly trained athletes go for the gold. Am I right? I know you feel it, so I’m challenging every person who reads this post to get moving. Of course we’re not Olympians—but we’re humans and that’s pretty amazing. Have you heard the story of The... read more
Breaking the sugar habit can be hard. Actually, let’s reword that. Breaking the sugar habit IS hard! Resisting the urge to grab a package of pre-made crispy salty chips or chew gooey candies will be a struggle. But it will only be difficult for a short time. Once you break the habit and replace those toxic foods with nature’s snacks, you’ll no longer be tempted by anything they sell at a 7-Eleven. The thought of that kind of “food” (or non-food) will make you sick. So here are five delicious snacks that you can eat when you feel like you need a little sweet treat. Remember all food has calories—even healthy snacks. So watch your portions and then congratulate yourself for making good food choices. Figs There’s nothing simpler than grabbing a fig. No preparation necessary and the benefits of figs are huge. Triathletes and marathon runners use figs for energy during rigorous races. This... read more