The Power of Protein

It is the beginning of the year and many are turning their focus onto what they are eating in an effort to be healthier! YAH!! So, I thought this would be a good time for a quick review about PROTIEN. #1 -Why We Need Protein An important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. It is stored in muscles and organs and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. It h...

Emotional Eating - What is it and what can I do about?

Emotional hunger starts in your mind, not your body.   When you're happy, your food of choice could be steak or pizza, when you're sad it could be ice cream or cookies, and when you're bored it could be potato chips. Food does more than fill our stomachs -- it also satisfies...

Simple & Effective Mouthwash Made with Essential Oils

Other than saving a lot money, you might be wondering by bother with making your own mouthwash. Just take a look at the ingredients on the back of your mouthwash bottle. More than likely you will discover that you are actually getting a mouthful of chemicals. The active ingredients in mouthwash usually incl...

Oatmeal Snack Bars

This is one of my favorite "little" snack bar recipes. I like that it is quick and easy to make to have on hand. It is satisfying for those times I want a little something for an energy boost that is low in calories, sugar and has protein and fiber. Not to mention the extra benefits of eating raw foods. I like to add Wild Orange Essential Oil for it's overall health benefits and it really takes flavor up a notch, too! ENJOY! Oatmeal Snack Bars   Ingredients: 1 cup Oat flour (I grind uncooked Oatmeal in a blender to make into flour) 2 cups uncooked Oatmeal 1/3 cup walnuts 1/3 cup raisins 1/8 cup Chia Seeds 3-4 T of warm water ½ cup local raw hone...

Overcoming Discouragement

Do you ever feel discouraged? You are not alone. It is a normal part of life. Regularly we encounter setbacks and disappointments and we have had a very challenging year. This feeling can cause a loss of confidence and enthusiasm. Discouragement can also come from a fear of failure, not ...

Flourless Brownies

It may surprise you to know these flourless brownies are made with Black beans. They are a delicious and nutritional, full of fiber and protein compared to traditional chocolate brownies. Don’t be nervous about baking with black beans, they have a mild flavor and are extremely rich and cream...

Fiber, Why Eat It?

Personally, I have found that fiber does wonders to keep me healthy and at a healthy weight. I have more energy from better absorption of food nutrients, toxins are flushed out regularly, I feel full longer and there's more! So let's get started on some Fiber Facts. WHAT IS FIBER? It is the structural part of fruits, vegetables, and grains that your digestive system cannot digest or break down. Increasing fiber in the diet can be an important factor in improving your overal...