Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo 2018! Win A Free Ticket!

 

I went to my first GFAF expo last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have the privilege of blogging for the expo again this year. I can’t wait to see all the fabulous products. Continue reading “Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo 2018! Win A Free Ticket!”

Feel Like Getting Healthy Will Be A Drag? Make It Fun Instead.

 

So, you’re resistant to making healthy changes because you feel like it’s going to be depressing. It might be. Continue reading “Feel Like Getting Healthy Will Be A Drag? Make It Fun Instead.”

Roasted Chickpeas

 

Ever have those crispy chickpeas snacks from the store? They’re pretty good.

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a complex carbohydrate, full of fiber. They are beneficial for your heart health and help stabilize your blood sugar. They also Continue reading “Roasted Chickpeas”

Product Review: Native Deodorant

 

With growing concerns about the ingredients in antiperspirants and deodorants causing breast cancer or Alzheimer’s, more people are turning to natural brands. I’m not here to debate whether or not these concerns are valid, but to check out alternative deodorant brands. Do these work? If so, how well? Continue reading “Product Review: Native Deodorant”

Potassium

 

If you have high blood pressure, you’ve probably been told to eat more potassium. As you nosh on the obligatory banana, how much do you know about this mineral? It is important for so much more than blood pressure. Continue reading “Potassium”

Product Review: Simply Soupreme

Simply Soupreme soups are ready-made soups using only ingredients you would find at home.  Continue reading “Product Review: Simply Soupreme”

Growing Asparagus

Asparagus is full of an amazing amount of nutrients. I had no idea.  It is a powerhouse of nutrition. Take a glance at the nutritional highlights found at the end of this article. Continue reading “Growing Asparagus”

Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?

 

Stewardship is the responsibility of managing or taking care of something that belongs to someone else.

We are called to be Continue reading “Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?”

Building Muscle

 

It’s been shown that it’s never too late to start exercising. So I started. It’s been a while now and I was putting the effort in, but I wasn’t seeing much of a difference.

I’ve been working out regularly with dumbbells. I’m eating healthy food and avoiding junk food. I don’t see many muscles, I don’t really even feel that much stronger. But I still keep working at it. I want to build muscle to counter age related muscle loss, boost my metabolism and recover my bone density.

What am I doing wrong? Now I know. Continue reading “Building Muscle”

Spring Garden Clean Up: The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit

 

It’s April second and there’s snow on the ground. Temperatures are below normal. I’m usually well into garden clean up by the end of March and I would have some pansies in the ground. Snow is in the forecast for next weekend as well.  It’s snowed in April in the past, if I recall correctly, as late as April 10th. But I do not like it…not one little bit.

Some of you shared with me previously that you were starting new/revamping old gardens or renting a community plot for the season. Now that you have a season or two under your belt, I would love to hear how those worked out. What was successful and what do you need to rethink?

What chores should need to be done in the garden as the weather starts to turn? Continue reading “Spring Garden Clean Up: The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit”

Protein: Why, How Much and Risks

 

What is Protein?

Previously, we discussed why protein is important for our metabolism. As promised, we’re going to dive in a little deeper to explore protein and why we should care about it.

Protein is one of the important nutrients our body needs to Continue reading “Protein: Why, How Much and Risks”