Food Matters | Chocolate Pudding Cups

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a sweet tooth that just won’t go away.   I just need that little something to satiate that craving. This week I planned a dessert into my menu so I had that quick sweet snack that I knew would be a wise and healthy choice to turn […]

Fast Fuel for Moms and Kids

For many moms, August brings excitement as the kids return to school and routines are again established  laced with an underlying panic and pressure of mom guilt for quick lunches and dinners that are healthy to fuel their growing bodies and brains.   Guess what?  I’m one of those moms.   While I enjoy eating and providing […]

Food Matters | Detox Salad

With the approach of spring and warmer temperatures, my eating habits transform.  I go from warm, comfort foods to dishes featuring crisp, fresh salads.  This Detox Salad is my favorite and is often included on my weekly meal plan.  The prep time is quick considering I use my food processor to chop all the ingredients […]

Food Matters | Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos

I cook vegetarian meals several times a week.  It’s one way I am able to keep my grocery budget expense manageable so I can purchase high quality, pasture-raised meats from Harmon Creek Farms.    As I determine my weekly vegetarian meals, I’m mindful to include alternative protein sources from foods such as beans, legumes, quinoa and […]

Weekly Shopping Steals!

I’m having a lot of fun grocery shopping right now to discover what great sales I can walk away with.   It’s a fun thrill, especially for this time of the year when fresh local produce isn’t available. My steals again came from Beiler’s Penn Dutch Market.  How much did I spend this week?  $17.98.  I […]

28 Days of Purposeful Eats

The journey towards healthy living begins with the food we eat.   There are a lot of resources and dieting trends to help jump start that journey, but often they provide a temporary fix without a long term, reasonable solution.   28 Days of Purposeful Eats isn’t a diet trend, it’s discovering how to make unprocessed, nutrient-dense […]

It was a steal!

I typically grocery shop once a week with a shopping list so I don’t overspend or impulse buy.  Today I broke all my rules.  Following a Meal Prep Assistant appointment with a client, I stopped off at one of my favorite local-owned stores, Beiler’s Penn Dutch Market in Uniontown.  They always have fresh, low-priced produce, […]

RESTART your health in just 5 weeks

Gift yourself with an investment into your health for 2018! Joint pain, feel overweight, trouble loosing weight, low energy, anxiety, mental fogginess, poor sleep or insomnia, sugar cravings, carb cravings, irritability – do any of these things describe you?  If so, then why not make a change and RESTART® your journey towards your best health! As a Wellness Consultant and RESTART® Instructor […]

Food Matters | Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is abundant throughout the fall and holiday season, so I love incorporating it into a variety of dishes.  Traditionally it receives the most attention in dessert dishes, especially at Thanksgiving. I’ve been on a quest to find savory dishes to highlight pumpkin and this soup is won my affection.   What you eat matters […]

Food Matters | Apple, Kale, Pomegranate & Quinoa Salad

Kale is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s inexpensive (I typically pay less than $1.00 per pound) and can easily be found in the grocer all year long. In fact, the flavor is so much better in the cooler weather months. It can be enjoyed raw, steamed, baked or sautéed making very versatile ingredient to […]


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