How to Define "Good Food"

How to Define "Good Food"

I’m not going to categorize food into “good” and “bad”. I don’t believe that food has a moral value. When we define food as “clean” that innately means another food is “dirty”. I’m just not into that distinction. I see too many women beat themselves up over their food choices. Eating a kale salad doesn’t make you more righteous than eating an ice cream sundae.

However, I can help you find food that provides the most nutrition. Instead of focusing on the foods that you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” eat, I’d rather encourage you to think about foods that nourish you, provide energy and nutrients – and to realize that there is an abundance of those foods!

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Cold-Pressed vs Traditional Juice

Cold-Pressed vs Traditional Juice

If you follow food trends, you've seen cold-pressed juice in the grab-and-go section of your grocery store, convenience store, or gym. If you don't follow food trends, you've probably seen it, but the only thing that stood out to you was the price tag. What is cold-pressed juice and how is it different from “regular” juice?

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Lotsa Veggies Sloppy Joes

Lotsa Veggies Sloppy Joes

When you think of sloppy joes, you might think of something akin to canned chili. And if you do, I'm sorry, because that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a tangy, slightly sweet and smokey, thick and hearty tomato-based creation that slowly stews on your stovetop for hours. It's the look and smell of homemade deliciousness.

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5 Tips for Easier (and Healthier!) Mornings {Repost}

5 Tips for Easier (and Healthier!) Mornings {Repost}

Can you believe it’s September already?! Where did the summer go? Whether you’re sending your kids back to school (or going back yourself), or just saying goodbye to those lazy days of summer, it’s likely time for a new routine. Some people are morning people, and getting going isn’t difficult thing. But for the rest of us, a few tips on how to make mornings a little easier.

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Are Collards the New Kale?

Are Collards the New Kale?

I'm back! It seems that 2014 food trends are indicating a new king in the world of greens. Apparently, kale is out and collards are in. I'm a native New Yorker, only southern by choice and experience. And honestly, collard greens intimidate me. This trend makes me long for the days when it was ok to just add spinach to everything. But the foodie in me was reminded that a) I love all things green, and b) I love trying new recipes.

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