Posts tagged healthy eating
Baked Eggs and Acorn Squash

Spring is in swing! The days are getting longer (and warmer) but the evenings are still chilly - the perfect time of year for warm, nourishing dinners full of vegetables and greens. I love this recipe for baked eggs inside of acorn squash - it reminds me of childhood 'egg in a hole' breakfasts, but a much healthier version! These babies are easy to make, look beautiful on the dinner table, and they are delicious! PS- no need to restrict this dish to dinner; baked eggs and acorn squash also make a great addition to brunch and save well for the next day.  

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The Dirty Dozen

You may have heard of the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, but you might not know that these lists are updated each year.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.  The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ (aka Dirty Dozen and Clean 15) is updated each year and ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables.  The top 15 foods with the least pesticides are called the Clean 15, while the 12 foods with the most pesticides are called the Dirty Dozen.

Here is the latest list, along with important reasons why you should pay attention to whether your favorite produce falls on the dirty dozen list. 

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Buddha Bowl Bliss

Ready to feel at one with the universe? Whip up an infinitely versatile Buddha Bowl to turn whatever you have on hand into a tasty (and photo-worthy) dinner. What exactly is a Buddha Bowl? Packed with whole grains, plant proteins, and vegetables, it's the ideal vegetarian one-bowl dish.  The best part is that you can swap out different ingredients to suit your taste - meaning there isn’t one single recipe. Think of a Buddha Bowl recipe as a general guideline rather than a precise science. A recipe without a recipe - how very Zen.

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The Secret Way You're Sabotaging Your Health

If you’re like most Americans (especially those of us living in hotter climates), your diet probably consists of cold and raw foods.  You probably have a big fruit smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, snack on raw fruit and vegetables throughout the day, and then maybe a piece of fish or meat along with vegetables for dinner.  If this sounds similar to your diet, it’s my guess that you also suffer from poor digestion, abdominal bloating and gas (especially in the afternoon), and low energy. If this sounds familiar read on...

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The Perfect Fall Soup

When the weather cools off (or, gets below 100 degrees as it is in Phoenix), it's time to start thinking about fall soups! Soup is an excellent way to nourish and warm your body, keep your digestive system healthy, and boost your immunity.  There are so many amazing soup recipes - the options are endless. This one, for kabocha squash soup, is my favorite for several reasons...

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