Author Archives: Krista

Healthy Meal Plans: Week 43

This week is all about the comfort food and has some of my favorite comforting dishes, bit lightened up. Something about the change in seasons always make me crave heartier dishes. What do you like to eat when it starts to cool off? Now on to this week’s meal plan! It starts out with Caramelized Banana Oatmeal, One Pot Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls, and Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pork. Monday brings Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti and […]

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What Is Zeaxanthin?

What is zeaxanthin and how does it play a role in brain health, eye health, and immune health? Learn more about this antioxidant. Chances are if you had a green smoothie the past week, an omelet with orange peppers, or a fruit salad with kiwi and grapes, or a zucchini pasta dish, then you’ve been eating your fill of zeaxanthin (and lutein)! What Is Zeaxanthin? Zeaxanthin is one of the most common carotenoids (antioxidants) found in food. […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Quit the Standard American Diet

The Standard American Diet (SAD) has been adopted by most of the industrialized world, and to its detriment. We’ve been able to see first-hand how health and vitality changes when people begin to choose the foods commonly found in the American grocery store. So far, the results aren’t good. Let’s take a look at some of them to help you make the big switch to a healthier diet. 1. It Leads to Heart Disease and Diabetes Industrial […]

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Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots

Paleo Grubs Paleo Grubs – Snacking on Vegetables Made Cooler  Let’s take a second and talk about carrots and why they just might be the perfect healthy snacking option. They provide just the right amount of naturally sweet flavor while being absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals. They are extremely high in antioxidants, and that’s actually where they get their orange coloring from — antioxidants known as carotenoids. One such carotenoid is beta carotene, which can not […]

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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Ben and I spent the better part of this week cleaning our old house in preparation for the new owners. My scary task: clearing out the refrigerator and freezer. While there were plenty of, um, questionable discoveries, one that I was very pleased to find was a frozen container of cookie dough from my last batch of Healthy Oatmeal Cookies! The universe must have anticipated my needs. These soft, chewy oatmeal cookies are going to be key […]

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Fuel Your Body With Superfood Powder Supplements

Superfood powders are a great way to get extra nutrition when eating whole foods just aren’t enough. Hallelujah Diet Advanced Superfood powders are popular among those looking to boost their health and well-being —  they’re tasty, reasonably priced, and help you get in all of the phytonutrients and antioxidants you need to be healthy. What are Superfood Powder Supplements? The Hallelujah Diet Organic Advanced Superfood powder is a carefully selected blend of over 30 organic ingredients, including […]

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Easy Paleo Green Bean Casserole

Paleo Grubs Paleo Grubs – Unbelievably Tasty Topping And speaking of the topping, let’s take a look at what goes into making it. It’s incredibly easy to prepare, requiring only three ingredients –thinly sliced onions, bacon strips cut into half-inch pieces, and olive oil. I’m sure you can tell by reading that just how tasty the topping is. Onion and bacon? Yes please. Not only is it exceptionally tasty but it’s also rather good for you as […]

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Four Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

These Four Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and are made with ingredients you already have at home. We love as much as these Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes and they are just as easy. When the weekends roll around, I almost always crave a big stack of pancakes, a bigger cup of coffee, and a hopefully lazy morning lounging in the house. However last weekend, we had a […]

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No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

This Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is so good, you might want to double the recipe!! It’s made with no beans, but you can of course add them if you wish! It has just the right amount of spice to compliment the sweet potatoes without being too spicy for those of you who prefer a milder chili (you can of course bump up the heat if you wish). (more…) Powered by WPeMatico

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Crock Pot Casserole Crock Giveaway!

Today I’m giving away a Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker. Have you seen it? I fell in love with it as soon as I caught a glimpse while shopping back in 2014. The Casserole Crock Slow Cooker from Crock-Pot is perfect for baking all kinds of casseroles, lasagnas and cakes. And it’s pretty too.  Rod proclaimed it the ‘best looking slow cooker’ he’d ever seen. While you can make casseroles in any slow cooker, I love the Casserole […]

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