Berry Breakfast Bowl

(The beauty in it)When I first saw smoothie bowls all over Instagram I was surprised. They were so beautiful and filled with ingredients that I wanted to try. I've had many a smoothie over the years so smoothie bowls as a progression just made sense. ...more

4 habits of fit people that you never even noticed

There are a few habits of fit people and I feel the need to call them out! ...more

Spiralized Sweet Potatoes with Buffalo Dressing

 ( Hey good looking )When I first heard about the spiralizer it intrigued me but not enough to fork over $35.00 for a kitchen gadget. Word got around on Instagram about how awesome vegetables could be. They looked pretty cool to me. Still I had trouble with spending the money. ...more

Rainbow Fruit and Veggie Tray

Weekend is here and that doesn’t mean healthy eating has to go out the window. Make this colorful fruit and veggie tray. Serve before the main course and you’ve got a captive audience. If you have a snack-habit and I do, this is a healthy alternative. ...more

Daikon Noodles with Hoisin Chicken

Oh yeah...more

Kids Report from the 2016 White House Kids' State Dinner

Editor's Note: Just as they did in 2013, 2014, and 2015, my children once again served as reporters for this year's White House Kids' State Dinner. It was a wonderful day of new recipes, excited faces, and healthy recipes! -- Mel ...more
Thank you for sharing. I live in northern California and there are some creative chef classes ...more

Lets Talk About Diet- Are You a Calorie Counter?

Body issues are a rising feature in everyday life, and are we honestly surprised? Constantly being bombarded with images of tiny, photo-shopped people with perfect abs or tiny thighs is causing a lack of self-esteem to rocket up in females and males everywhere. ...more

Spaghetti Squash Pie

and here’s to looking ahead...more

Two Bean Hummus with Tahini (and the morning scowl)

 One of my daily tasks is getting people to their destination on time each day. Some days are easy and some I just scream a lot. For the most part I enjoy it and I like to see happy faces. Then we have those people who try to take down your day with their less than happy ways. ...more
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