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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

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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Before You Change Your Diet, Give This a Try:

January 27, 2014 by margaret

As promised, here’s my post about improving your metabolism without changing a single thing you eat. I am aware that what thrills me to my toes (research on wellness, nutrition, and how to get your kids to use a fork for their entire meal), may not thrill others quite the same, but I think you [...]

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Santa and the Sex Talk

January 23, 2014 by margaret

We just told our 12 year-old about “Santa”. I never expected the charade to go on this long but, strangely, he never confronted us about it until this year. When he asked me about it during the holidays, I said, “Do you really want to know?” Yes. “All of it ?” Yes. So I explained [...]

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Marvelous Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Muffin Recipe

December 23, 2013 by margaret

MARVELOUS MUFFIN RECIPE: 1 package of muffin mix 2-3 large eggs (room temperature) ½ cup coconut oil ½ cup milk (we use almond or coconut) ¾ cup ground nuts   DIRECTIONS: Remove eggs and ½ cup of milk from fridge to let them settle to room temperature. Preheat oven to 3500. Combine eggs, oil and [...]

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