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.Read More →

Egg lovers, imagine 21 days without an omelet or two fried eggs with toast, butter, and jelly. That’s what you face when you decide to go on a 21-day purification program that only allows vegetables, fruit, and whole food supplements with chicken and fish added the second week. Here’s proof that you can go to a restaurant with a group for breakfast and eat an Eggless, Cheese-less Veggie Omelet! I did it! My blogger group planned to meet for breakfast, and I was tempted to cheat at first. How could I go out for breakfast and not eat eggs and toast or eggs and aRead More →

I love eggs! I love eating them scrambled, fried, baked and especially for omelettes. Today’s omelette recipe, Green Veggie Eggs, consisted of: three eggs (not counting the cholesterol today, okay?) kale spinach cheddar cheese, grated cilantro avocado (1/2 of a VERY small avocado)   Breakfast is good anytime of the day, early with the sunrise…   …brunch, lunch, afternoon meal, or at night. Breakfast, or “break fast”, makes the perfect meal after several hours of not eating. Get it? Break fast. You break a fast every morning. If you ate dinner at 6:00 pm yesterday and ate breakfast at 6:00 am this morning, you endedRead More →