health

Summer Salad with Veggies & Chic Peas

May 30, 2017

Summer Salad Ingredients • 1 bunch broccoli rabe • 1  15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed • 1 cucumber, diced • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved • 1/2 cup red onion, diced • 2 TBSP Dijon mustard • 2 TBSP extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil • 2 TBSP lemon juice • 1/4 tsp salt […]

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Juicing and Detox

February 7, 2017

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know that smoothies play an important role in my daily life.  They were perfect for me to begin my journey to taking back my health 15 years ago, and they still play a key role in my home life and raising three healthy boys. Over the past couple […]

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10 Easy Energy Boosting Foods for Busy Moms

March 9, 2015

Ever feel your energy levels running a little low about 2-3pm?  I used to all the time!  (I was a secret cat napper, but that’s a blog post for another day).  Now, my mid afternoon energy crashes rarely happen since I’ve incorporated so many energy boosting foods into my daily diet.  Honestly, the more good energizing foods you add […]

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Smoothies 101 for Busy Moms & Families

February 22, 2015

As a busy mama who has faced her own personal health challenges, I have committed to myself and my family that “being busy” will not be an excuse for allowing myself and my children to forever eat junk, for skipping breakfast while running out the door, nor for allowing my energy levels to dip mid-afternoon. […]

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7 Items I Always Have in My Freezer (for quick busy mom meals)

October 22, 2014

Summer has come and gone here in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Was hoping for a few surprise 80 degree days here in October but it looks like that is not going to happen.  With the change of seasons, comes an adjustment in eating patterns as it pertains to the fresh vegetables and fruits that are available from […]

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From Me To You – Thanks & Giving

November 27, 2013

I just wanted to take this moment to tell you all how grateful I am for your following and support.  It truly has been a wonderful year for me and I am taking extra time this week to appreciate my family, friends, clients, and you! I am thankful that I am able to share my […]

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The Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Pancakes on TV

September 27, 2013

Happy Weekend Friends!  Cannot believe tomorrow and Sunday mark the last weekend of September.  Today, on the way to school, I noticed an enormous maple tree that had changed to bright red – seems like it happened overnight.  Many more colorful changes will be happening around those of us in SE WI over the next […]

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More Back to School Lunch Ideas

September 2, 2013

Many thanks for all the messages, calls and texts filled with feedback and support from last weekend’s television appearance on WISN’s morning news.  For those of you who missed it, here is the clip (it may take a minute to load):   Many of you wanted to know what I put IN all those lunch […]

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Summer Fun – Healthy Kids & Me on TV!

July 14, 2013

Well summer is here in Wisconsin and it’s supposedly going to heat up to almost 90 degrees this week.  YEAH!  I LOVE it hot and steamy! We are truly enjoying the freedom from our school scheduled lives – boys have been going to camps, gymnastics, swim club, book club, T ball, the pool, on hikes […]

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