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Welcome to the Wellness Pantry

There’s something here for everyone.  Whether you’re focusing on your own health or need solutions for your entire family, we are here to support you with proven strategies for eating — and feeling — better.  So if you have no idea where to begin, if grocery store marketing makes you cross-eyed, or if you’re nervous that eating healthy will take up too much time and money, then you’re in the right place.  We are here to arm you with the power of knowledge and nutrition.  Along the way, we’ll help you find real-life, affordable solutions that you can use everyday to start feeling better NOW. Train your body to stop craving the unhealthy food and start craving the good stuff.  It’s a life-changer, I promise.  Here’s how it works.


Notes from the Pantry and Beyond

Our Journey Continues

September 24, 2014 by margaret

Wow. Has it really been almost three years since The Wellness Pantry came to life? In some ways it seems like just yesterday that we began working together. On the other hand, this mission represents decades of learning, passion, and relationships. By now you know how profoundly I believe in healing through the power of nutrition. [...]

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What You’re Doing Right (Quite A Bit, By the Way)

September 24, 2014 by margaret

Aside from cheesy romance novels, my favorite reading is research on lifestyle and nutrition. It’s what I’ve always gravitated to and I can happily spend an entire day in a new book. The upside of this is that I’ve collected a toolbox full of strategies on how to try and navigate life as healthy as [...]

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Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Tomatoes

September 24, 2014 by margaret

Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Tomatoes 1 spaghetti squash 3 tomatoes or cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup basil (if your family enjoys the flavor) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scrape out seeds and discard. Fill a roasting pan with 1 inch of water, and place squash flesh-side down. [...]

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Magical Bath Recipe

September 24, 2014 by margaret

It’s always a win-win to pass your time doing something fun and healthy: hiking with your kiddos, safely soaking up some rays, and of course – a favorite of mine, the Epsom bath. We’ve just had our first cold front here in Austin. For many of you, a low in the 60s in September is [...]

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The Quirks & Perks Of Caffeine

September 23, 2014 by margaret

Hey there! Had your coffee this morning? Is it working for you? Caffeine affects us in different ways. Here is a wonderful summary of its pros and cons. Read through them and see what is the best choice for you! Here are your Top 10 Quirks 1. Cardiovascular Problems Caffeine increases heart rate, elevates blood [...]

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Super-Easy Roasted Vegetables

August 21, 2014 by margaret

We have some version of this recipe 2-3 times per week. It depends on what I have handy – but I almost ALWAYS have the time. Basically you pop everything in a big bowl, stir it around with your hands and pop it on a rimmed baking sheet & into the oven for 30-40 minutes [...]

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My Daughter & A Jumbo-sized Chocolate Shake

August 21, 2014 by margaret

My younger brother has threatened in the past to do a WELLNESS PANTRY EXPOSED! photo series which has always amused me since we don’t pretend to be nutritionally perfect over here at the Connor house. While I have very high standards for the foods we eat, we aren’t 100% healthy, 100% of the time. My [...]

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LUNCHBOX Survival Kit & Shopping List: High Standards vs. Your Sanity

August 21, 2014 by margaret

So here is a ready shopping list of things I always try to keep around the house for snacks or lunchboxes: Hummus and healthy chips or crudite Applegate Farms Grass-fed hotdog Organic deli meats (rolled up with a fancy toothpick) Nuts and trail mix (if allowed) Bell & Evans/Applegate Farms chicken tenders (if I have [...]

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