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

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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Sunday Morning Banana Bread

March 30, 2014 by margaret

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl #1, add: 3 cups almond flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt In bowl #2, mix together: 1/4 cup warmed coconut oil 4 eggs 2.5-3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 tsp vanilla 2 tsp cinammon 3/4 cup chopped pecans (I soak mine overnight) Pour bowl #2 into [...]

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My #1 Rule: How to Treat Your Meat

March 27, 2014 by margaret

I realize that title could mean several things, read on…. There have been additional reports in the media recently about animal protein being bad for you. As a fellow carnivore – and a retired biostatistician, I took some time to look at the latest research and am happy to explain it to you here. Like [...]

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True or False: “Meat is Worse For You Than Smoking”

March 19, 2014 by margaret

So, several articles are published each year talking about the horrors of animal protein. I do not discourage my clients from eating animal protein and certainly recommend – and feed my family – high-quality (grass-fed/ organic) meats as part of a balanced diet. The last article that came out – a study grabbing headlines like [...]

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5 Pantry Clean-out Secrets

February 26, 2014 by margaret

After the US has been freezing its nuggets off with the coldest temps on record, I am happy that spring has finally sprung here in Texas. I’m actually planting fun things in my backyard and cleaning out the closets. Spring is my favorite purge time. I thought it might be yours too – so I’ve [...]

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Quick & Easy French Toast: Keeps Kids Focused in the AM

January 27, 2014 by margaret

For most clients, a healthy, hearty breakfast is the hardest meal to conjur. Tasty and nutritious lunchboxes come in at a close second. In our house, breakfasts can be a challenge because I’m a bit surly at 6am. I was seriously a morning person before I had all these kids. As they get older and [...]

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