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Eat to Live: Split Pea & Sweet Potato Soup

Eat to Live Split Pea and Sweet Potato Soup No Oil High Fiber Non Fat Recipe

Pin It This isn’t my first ride at the Nutritarian rodeo–last year I completed the 6 week plan and lost over 21 pounds–now, I’m back for more and ready to reach my ideal weight!  In his new book, “The End of Dieting,” Dr. Fuhrman simplifies the nutritarian diet style: salad and soup!  Enter, this Nutritarian

Nutritarian Breakfast in Bed

Eat to Live friendly Breakfast

Pin It A great Nutritarian breakfast is super-easy to accomplish!  Just 1/2 cup organic rolled oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp. chia seeds and (my favorite) heaps of whatever fresh fruit you happen to have on hand!  Remember on Dr. Fuhrman’s 6 week plan you can only have 1 cup of grains or starchy

No-Bake Healthy Dessert Idea: Glam Krispy Treats

Rice Krispy treats with Almond Butter and Pomegranate Seeds

Pin It Here’s my favorite I’m-trying-to-be-good-but-I-need-something-semi-bad dessert!  You could also say it’s naughty-Nutritarian!  Best thing about this dessert is that you don’t have to mix, measure or bake!  Everything is available at Trader Joe’s, it has plenty of fiber and it’s 100% vegan to boot!  The only thing supplying the sugar here are the marshmallow

Becoming Nutritarian — Week 1


  Pin It So you want to become a Nutritarian?  You’ve read the book and you know what the 6 week plan entails.  Get ready for week #1!  This first week was all about survival and acceptance.  I’m happy to report that when I weighed myself this morning I had lost 7 pounds!  7 pounds

Eat to Live: Simple Sauteed Kale


Pin It Here’s another awesome “Eat to Live” inspired dish that I concocted during my first week in the 6 week plan.  I’ve quickly learned tha tone of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet does not have to be intimidating to cook with!  And Trader Joe’s pre-chopped organic Tuscan Kale bags in the salad

Becoming Nutritarian: The “Eat to Live” 6 Week Plan


Pin It So, what is a “Nutritarian” anyway? Created by Dr. Joel Furhman, author of the book “Eat to Live,” a Nutritarian is a person who bases their dietary decisions on those foods that have the most micro-nutrients per calorie.  Macro-nutrients are the things we all know (fat, protein and carbohydrates) that provide us with

Is Fruit from China Safe?

Do you want to eat fruit grown under this blanket of chemical pollution?  Me either.

I’ve been craving canned mandarin oranges–thanks pregnancy hormones!  I usually get mine from Trader Joe’s and theirs are imported from Spain.  Kysen has recently acquired a penchant for these tasty tangerines, so we often enjoy a can together when we don’t have the fresh variety on hand.   Well, I tore through my stash too

Quinoa Pilaf

Start incorporating this South American staple to your favorite side dishes!

First off, here is some interesting info on quinoa, coming to you straight off my box of Trader Joe’s organic Quinoa!  “Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, was a staple of the ancient Incas, who called it ‘the mother grain.’  It remains an important staple in South America cuisine, as it contains more protein than most other grains. 

Which is Best: Farm-Raised or Wild Caught Salmon?

Pay the extra money for wild caught salmon and reduce your exposure to chemicals toxins and mad cow disease!

  A very important issue, especially in my household, because my son Kysen ADORES salmon!  It might not be a surprise to many of you that I have determined that WILD salmon is healthier than farm-raised.  What WILL surprise you are the scientific reasons why! Well, for starters, take a look at the picture (to

Should I buy organic bananas?

Organic versus conventional bananas: which should you buy?

  This is a follow-up post to my post about organic vs. “conventional” produce.  Why the separate post?  Well, because I realized that the #1 most consumed piece of produce in my house, is our good old friend: the banana!  Kysen will only eat bananas, that is his fruit of choice and really the only

What produce should I buy organic?


Let’s face it, these are tough economic times and most of us mommas can’t afford to buy organic produce for our families all the time!  So, what is a health-conscious mom to do? Well don’t just STOP eating your fruits and veggies just because you will have exposure to pesticides!  “The health benefits of a

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