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7th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #5 – Spicy Chile Chili

It’s amazing to see a child’s language develop. There are times I look at my child with awe and think, “How did she learn what that word means?” and other times we are both frustrated with her inability to communicate what she wants to say in...
by Prevention RD on Dec 20, 2016

Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Monday was probably one of the longest days of my life. Daycare was canceled due to weather which is absolutely ridiculous – the roads were fine. If I can be at Kohls at 8am with a 2-year-old and 13-week-old, THE ROADS ARE FINE. Speaking of, who go...
by Prevention RD on Dec 14, 2016

Cashew Curry Hummus + Weekly Menu

If I had to describe the attractions in our area of southwest Michigan, I would say the beaches, sand dunes, breweries, and wineries. It certainly isn’t the fine dining or shopping that have people coming or staying, that’s for sure. I have t...
by Prevention RD on Dec 11, 2016

Bounce and Protein Ball Co. Mini Protein Balls Review

I recently reviewed protein balls by Bounce and Deliciously Ella. However, if like me you decided they were just too high in calories (and price), you may be interested in these mini versions.Bounce now make Protein Energy Bites which are sold in 90g...
by Diets and Calories on Dec 7, 2016

Whole Grain Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Muffins

by Prevention RD on Dec 6, 2016

7th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #4 – Smokey Chipotle Chili with Ranch Sour Cream + Weekly Menu

As hubby and I were watching the Illinois vs Northwestern football game last weekend while visiting his family for Thanksgiving, it suddenly struck me that it was the last game of the season. Because, ya know, Illinois football in the post-season is...
by Prevention RD on Dec 4, 2016

Koko Dairy Free Original Coconut Yogurt Review

Koko have greatly expanded their range of dairy free coconut alternatives. In addition to their original coconut milk, they now sell a range of flavoured coconut milks, coconut based dairy free spread, virgin coconut oil and coconut yogurts.I use Kok...
by Diets and Calories on Nov 29, 2016

How to Make a Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Blueberries are my favorite fruit next to apples. You can be assured that if you visit, you will find blueberries in the freezer and apples in the fruit bin. I rely on these for healthy snacking. A Blueberry Banana Smoothie is a low calorie, nutrien...
by Spinach Tiger on Nov 29, 2016

Ground Chicken Meatballs, Gluten Free, Paleo

I never thought I would shouting be out ground chicken meatballs, but shouting out I am. I like beef, veal, pork. I don’t eat turkey or chicken sausage. I almost have an Italian attitude about such things. But then I saw ground chicken that wa...
by Spinach Tiger on Nov 27, 2016

Quaker Oats Super Goodness Grains Porridge Review

Just in time for the cold winter months when many of us like to start the day with a hot breakfast, here’s yet another new offering from Quaker Oats.This quick and easy to make porridge is called ‘Super Goodness’ and is available in a box of 10...
by Diets and Calories on Nov 23, 2016

Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs Snack Review

The first I learnt about this new snack was an eye catching advert in the ‘Healthy’ magazine by Holland & Barrett. Such a cute name – Hippeas! This snack is described as ‘Organic chickpea snacks which are high in fibre, low in calories,...
by Diets and Calories on Nov 15, 2016

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

I saw a patient last week (a pregnant woman with gestational diabetes) that was habitually waking up to eat around 4am. For the life of me, I couldn’t imagine getting up to eat in the middle of the night EVERY night…and then came this week. My in...
by Prevention RD on Aug 23, 2016

Double Chocolate Donuts + Weekly Menu

I’m going to try to complete a productive day at home…while staying in my pajamas all day. Yep, yep, yep. For the record, “at home” does involve plenty of outside time…sorry, neighbors! Sometimes we need those days, right? If yo...
by Prevention RD on Aug 21, 2016

Chicken in Coconut Mango Verde Sauce

19 days until this baby is due. You guys, that’s bananas. This countdown is ON. I was talking with my midwife yesterday and she said, “It could be any day now!” I somewhat freaked out. I went home to cuddle Shea and double check that the absolu...
by Prevention RD on Aug 17, 2016

Zucchini Waffles + Weekly Menu

Weekly menu planning is getting progressively more challenging by the week. While I was able to pickle all of our pickling cucumbers, we’re about to be inundated with TONS of tomatoes and butternut squash. Kind of like how we’re just wrap...
by Prevention RD on Aug 14, 2016

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos

Thank you so much for all of your kitchen remodel suggestions. We had an appointment with the designers yesterday and low and behold, we have little-to-no choice in the matter – our remodel is starting much sooner than expected. As in, demolition i...
by Prevention RD on Aug 9, 2016

Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites + Weekly Menu

by Prevention RD on Aug 7, 2016

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Gardening For The Physical As Well As Mental Well-Being Of The Gardener

This post gives you some information about the amazing health benefits of gardening. Most of us consider gardening as a hobby or a pastime activity, but there are many who derive immense pleasure and satisfaction from the plants and trees they grow.
by Home Design Ideas on Aug 2, 2016

20-Minute Seafood Pasta

When we lived in Italy, we ate a lot of seafood. It was…the best. The melon and prosciutto wasn’t too shabby, either. And the pizza was heavenly. Oh, and the gelato! And wine! Yep, it’s a good thing I don’t live in Italy with all of those del...
by Prevention RD on Aug 2, 2016

Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad + Weekly Menu

I was gearing up for a long, long weekend of cruddy weather and lots of time within the confines of our home. But, I was so very wrong. It turned out to be a lovely weekend filled with lots of fun. And lots of yum (obvi. always) After the trauma of o...
by Prevention RD on Jul 31, 2016


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