Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing

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I could live off salads. I am not kidding. I just love the variety you have when creating one- from the greens you use, to the add-ins and dressing. There is no reason to be eating boring ol' tossed salads all the time. Let's get creative! First off, kale isn't my typical green for a salad but I think I will start using it more this way. It is packed with beta-carotene and has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. It falls into the cruciferous vegetable family so has the same cancer preventive benefits. It is much heartier and more bitter than your typical salad greens but I just … [Read more...]


Overnight Steel Cut Oats & Meal Planning Monday!

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Finding little time for breakfast in the morning? Setting the slow cooker the night before full of steel cut oats is a great way to have a healthy, quick breakfast during the week. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. It gets your metabolism running, helps you think clearly and eat healthier throughout the day. It also allows you a good opportunity to get in some of those required food group servings such as fruits, whole grains, dairy or proteins. Let's talk a little about whole grains shall we?  Whole grains contain protective antioxidants in amounts near or exceeding … [Read more...]