Eating out is often on the agenda of those who don’t like to cook because they work full time. Make vegetable and fruit shakes in a batch (this has really helped me). Bring your own veggie and fruit snacks in a lunch cooler. Note: It’s best to use the shakes prepared in advance within 24 hours to ensure that you don’t lose the nutrients. Invited to a dinner? You can let the hostess/host know that you are on a detox meal plan.┬áBring one of the new vegetable recipes you’ve tried on your cleanse program. Vegetable trays always are a good snack to offer when invitedRead More →

Saturday I made a variation of a salad I’ve enjoyed for years. It’s a sweet pea salad with beets. I’ll never forget the first time I made the pea salad. Hubby and I were helping out a church during the summer of 1981. An elderly lady in the church was out of town that summer and worked it out with the pastor for us to apartment-sit for her. I had made the pretty beet/pea salad that we had eaten for lunch. We were leisurely enjoying the Sunday afternoon when suddenly the door was unlocked and opened by the lady of the apartment and her friend.Read More →

Don’t like to eat much fruit or vegetables? Mix them in smoothies. Try a Shakeology vanilla, latte, or chocolate flavor and blend with frozen strawberries. Making nutritious smoothies, or juicing, is simple to do and a great way to get But is juicing really the healthiest way to go? Making nutritious smoothies, or juicing, is nothing new but still is a healthy way to include nutrition in your daily diet. But is juicing really the healthiest way to go? Kari Hartel gives the pros and cons to juicing. I was raised in the South on fruits and vegetables from the garden, and I liked them.Read More →

Fish for dinner has never been like a treat to me – until I stayed on a detox diet for over seven days. The detox diet I went on allowed one to add chicken and fish on the eighth day. I added chicken first. A few more days went by before I tried fish, and it was definitely a treat. Vegetables and fruit are good to eat but can become boring without eating any meat. Thinking about why fish is not greatly appealing to me, I came up with the reason. My mother was allergic to fish, and I don’t remember a time that sheRead More →

Have you ever had purple hull peas and Chow-Chow? It’s a southern thing. Chow chow is another term for relish and is made different ways. One of my grandmothers made it with ripe tomatoes, and the other grandmother made it with green tomatoes. I learned how to shell purple hulls at a young age. My parents often had a garden, and both of my grandmothers always had one. When it came time for pea-shelling, the whole family helped out. Since I have committed myself to a 21-day detox program of mainly vegetables and fruit, I’ve created recipes that I would have never considered before. LikeRead More →