Support Your Health this Winter with Essential Oils

Winter can be a difficult season on your physical and emotional health. The days are shorter, it is cold in most parts of the country, and colds and the flu are more prevalent. During any season there are a few basics that can help to maintain optimal physical and mental health, such as eating healthful foods, drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. However, you may be doing everything “right” and still need a little extra support to get you through those short winter days and long winter nights. Whether diffusing, applying topically, or taking internally, Young …

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Chia Fresca, A Sprouted Energy Drink

A delicious, flexible alternative to energy drinks. I like to make these in small, 1 cup glass canning jars that I found at Tuesday Morning’s. I keep 2 “sprouting” in the fridge for those times I am running out the door and need a quick pick­me­up or for an after workout nutrition boost! Chia Fresca, A Sprouted Energy Drink 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: 16 Servings Ingredients1 tbsp Chia Seed (Costco carries Organic Chia seed in bulk)1 cup Water1 tsp Lemon Juice (Costco carries Organic Lemon Juice)2 drops …

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Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a fast, easy and delicious way to get in a filling breakfast. Recipes are versatile and can easily be varied to switch up tastes and flavors. This is a basic recipe to get you started. Overnight Oats 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 8 hours Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes Servings: 16 Servings Ingredients1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt2/3 cup Water (may also use any milk)1 tsp Honey (or maple syrup, agave, rice syrup)1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract InstructionsIn a small (3­/4 cup) container that has …

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Three Bean Chili

A delicious chili recipe that is fast and easy to throw together! I created this on the fly one day as we were getting ready to spend an afternoon watching football. A perfect, healthy comfort food meal. Get creative with the leftovers and post comments below :­)   Three Bean Chili 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes Servings: 10 Servings Ingredients1 lb Hamburger (or ground chicken/turkey)2 cups Garbanzo Beans (or white kidney beans)2 cups Kidney Beans2 cups Black Beans (may substitute beans of choice)1 Onion …

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Beef, Barley & Vegetable Stew

This is a delicious, hearty beef stew that has long been one of our favorites. You’ll need a 6 qt or larger crock­-pot and a skillet or dutch oven to caramelize the onions. The first step involves cooking the roast. I generally use a chuck roast or arm roast for this meal. Beef, Barley & Vegetable Stew This is my mom’s recipe and is the best beef and barley stew I’ve ever had! 5 from 1 vote Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 1 hourCook Time: 9 hours Total Time: 10 hours Servings: 24 People Author: Kim Gilbert IngredientsFor the …

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Chicken Three Bean Chili: A Crock-Pot Recipe

A simple, delicious chicken chili I created one day after finding organic chicken breasts on sale at Whole Foods. This recipe fills a large 6 quart crock-­pot and yields 24 cups. Chicken Three Bean Chili: A Crock-Pot Recipe This chicken chili crockpot recipe uses three different kind of beans for a robust flavor and texture. Feel free to mix and match different types of beans as you wish! I usually use what I have on hand or whatever fits my current mood 🙂 I just love easy crockpot recipes, don’t you? 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes …

Making Meal Planning Fun: Theme Nights

Making Meal Planning Fun: Theme Nights By Gina Ralston  Get bored with meal planning? Overwhelmed? Try narrowing down and getting creative by creating themed days of the week. With or without kids I think this is something I would get a kick out of doing! Not only does it challenge you to think outside the box each week, but it gives you something to look forward to (because who didn’t look forward to Taco Tuesday in college???). Don’t feel like you need a theme for EACH night of the week. Start with 1-2 nights each week and work up from …

Fitness and Nutrition Goals: Where Do I Start?

When you hear “goal setting”, what is the first feeling you have? Mine used to be dread. All I could think about was my end goal, my end weight, how far I wanted to be able to run and how short of a time it would take for me to get there. It was overwhelming, I felt like I was NEVER going to reach my goals. Not a great way to start out, huh? Even though we may dread it, goal setting is an integral part of a successful fitness/nutrition program. However, we can’t let ourselves get overwhelmed with our goals. We need to …

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Greek Yogurt & Fruit Pancakes

These pancakes are high in protein but remain tender and delicious. A single recipe yields approximately 16 pancakes. Double the recipe and freeze extras for weekday meals/snacks. Whole Grain Yogurt & Fruit Pancakes These whole grain pancakes are moist with the perfect amount of rise. You won’t be able to tell they are grain free!Note that the nutrition facts include a cup of strawberry preserves for the topping! 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 8 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/2 …

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Pizza Crust– Easy, Fast and Healthy!

A quick, delicious pizza crust that can be made gluten free! You can make your own pizza in the same or less time as having it delivered. Whole Grain Pizza Crust for the Oven and Grill! This whole grain pizza crust is a favorite because it works really well both in the oven and on the grill. It’s also great for a last minute pizza night because it doesn’t take all that much time to prepare. Usually I can have this on the table before we would have gotten a pizza delivered.  5 from 1 vote Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional …