Conquer Cravings the Healthy Way

Protein Power Ball to Conquer Cravings Cravings? It is actually a sign your body is not balanced nutritionally and hormonally. Anywhere from not eating enough fat so your brain feels deprived thus sending out an alert in the form of usually needing something satisfying and fast! To having your blood sugars on a roller coaster […]

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Fall Detox Salad

This is a crunchy, nutritious, and beautiful fall salad that is free from gluten, is vegan (but could add some protein), sugar, soy and nut free. Want it warm? Could throw this mixture in the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees to add a whole new level of flavor or help your […]

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Strawberry & Kiwi Spinach Salad with Chicken

  Summer has lots of warm, sunny days and is still supplying us with a bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits. This yummy salad can be whipped up nice and quick leaving you time to enjoy our beautiful summer nights.  Spinach provides vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, […]

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Turmeric, Curcumin, & Golden Milk Recipe

About Turmeric & Curcumin Turmeric is widely used in curry dishes. In India it is know as the “spice of life”. Eastern medicine and cultural traditions have valued turmeric for its medicinal properties and warm, peppery flavor for more than 5,000 years. Curcumin is the bright yellow chemical produced in turmeric, a member of the ginger family. […]

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Beet & Cabbage Salad

Here is a great salad you might want to try this weekend, colorful, rich in vitamins and detoxifying properties, both cabbage and beets are wonderfully affordable and full of flavor.   Check out some of our other yummy recipes, click here!  This recipe from deliciousliving.com was shared by a patient of ours, and is fantastic by itself […]

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Zucchini “Lasagna”

I usually chop the zucchini and eggplant into bite size pieces – my family likes it better that way than the thin sliced ‘noodles’, so it actually is more like a hot dish but I cook it like lasagna. I hope that is enough direction to get you going with a tasty meal. It never […]

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It’s Getting Chilly! Get your Crockpots Going!

It’s that time of year again.  The weather is cooling, the leaves are falling, and kids are back to school and the rush is on. I have been getting asked a lot lately about some ideas to add more variety, flavor and a lot more vegetables to for a hearty meal.  Here are a few […]

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Spring is Coming! Get some Gardening Inspiration!

I love the look of planters near your entryway.  They spruce up any home with color and get your creative side brewing.  Along with the beauty of your plants, you gain a better mood from digging in the dirt!  So, here’s some inspiration for your planting ideas this year…add some edibles to your entryway planters! […]

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Guilt Free Crackers

Salt and Pepper Gluten Free Crackers Sometimes being on a restricted gluten free diet can lead to feeling like you may be missing out.  What I tell a lot of patients is that we just have to find a different way to cook what you are looking for, and often have to manage time differently […]

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Almond Flour Bread

Finally! An easy to prepare and bake Gluten free Bread!   The last gluten free bread I posted, which was a vast improvement upon many I had tried has been topped by another!  I was having trouble, like many of you, keeping the consistency of how it turned out.  Flat like a pita, too small, […]

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Brrrrrr….it’s cold outside! Time for Savory Soup!

Warming Winter Soups   This has been a really cold winter, and one can get sick of soup quickly!  But, here is a soup that never gets old with the variations you can put together, the warm spice to it, and of course, the ease of creating for your family! For both variations I have use the […]

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Need a tasty Gluten Free Bun?

Have you been eating gluten free but bored with not eating a bun occasionally?  I have tried a lot of gluten free products.  Not always liking the taste or texture of them, deciding that I would just go without any breads or pastas.  But, getting bored, I started trying a variety of options again only to […]

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Lots of Zucchini? Try Zucchini Pizza Crust!

I don’t know about you, but when the veggies start coming from the garden, there are massive amounts that need some sort of eating or processing very soon!  The tomatoes I have licked, by suggestion of a patient, to freeze them for a little later (even saves a step).  But, that being said, items like […]

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Salad of the week

Revamp your leftover chicken! Pears and a maple syrup dressing add a touch of sweetness to this salad. By Elizabeth Brown,  brought to you by Jes, Healthy Eating Dept at Natural Elements       THE BIG CHICKEN SALAD Ready in 20 minutes • Makes 1 servingIngredients: 3 cups mesclun greens (a mix of spinach, […]

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Salad of the week

With fresh veggies, whole grains, healthy fats and lean protein, this salad has all the fit-girl favorites.  By Elizabeth Brown, brought to you by Jes, Healthy Eating Dept at Natural Elements SALAD NIÇOISE Ready in 20 minutes • Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 2 cups water ½ cup greens beans, cut into 1″ pieces ¼ cup […]

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Change your diet, change your life…

How can changing your diet change your life?   There are many things to consider in trying to make healthier choices in our lives.  When we really stop and think about it, we may wonder why we did not make the necessary changes sooner. One needs to start with small steps, in order to produce […]

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Salad of the week

By Elizabeth Brown, brought to you by Jes, Healthy Eating Dept at Natural Elements SKINNY CAESAR SALAD DRESSING Ready in 5 minutes • Makes 5 servings Ingredients: 4 oz firm light tofu 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup water Juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 2 anchovies 1 tbsp red wine […]

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Salad of the week

  MANDARIN TILAPIA SPINACH SALAD Ready in 30 minutes • Makes 2 servings By Nancy Kamineski, Brought to you by Jes, Healthy Eating Dept at Natural Elements   Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup sliced almonds 1 mandarin orange, halved, unpeeled 1 tbsp white vinegar 2 stalks celery, chopped ¼ cup parsley, chopped […]

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Salad of the week

                  KIWI STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD Ready in 20 minutes • Makes 2 servings Recipe found by Jes, Healthy Eating Dept at Natural Elements from Elizabeth Brown, MS, RD, CPT   Ingredients: 6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast Juice of 2 lemons (½ cup) 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped […]

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Fat Burning Super Foods

Need a fat-burning boost? Add these superfoods to your grocery list! From grapefruit to ginger, these easy-to-find items will fuel you up with key nutrients that help you lose fat faster… By Jordana Brown Brought to you by Jes, Healthy Eating Dept at Natural Elements     Avocado: Active ingredients: healthy fats, mannoheptulose High in […]

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