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    Do you Need a Digital Detox?

    Recently I decided to do a quick digital detox over the weekend.  I realized I had NEVER done this before even though I talk about the importance of it all  the time.  I have been a little too attached to my phone over the past month or so, constantly checking and rechecking email, facebook, twitter etc etc etc for no reason whatsoever!  I realized I have no boundaries set around my digital usage so it was beginning to have more control over my time.  So what to do?  Try a few days off. According to this Huffington Post article, “New research conducted by British psychologists shows that young adults use their…

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    Nourished Self Series: Nutrition

    Welcome to my Nourished Self Series!  Each week I’ll be sharing my tips to Nourish yourself in different areas of your life from Nutrition to Daily Rituals.  If you’re ready to change your life and your health click HERE to apply for my 3 month Nourished Self Program.

  • Dairy Free,  Dressings & Sauces,  Gluten Free,  Grain Free,  Main Meals,  nutrition,  Paleo/Primal,  Salads,  WAPF

    Chicken Salad with a twist!

    I love chicken salad, but unfortunately most of the restaurant or store bought versions contain mayo with not so healthy ingredients including soybean oil.  I know soy has been touted as a health food, but in this form it most certainly is no such thing!  Fat is a critical part of the diet, no matter what you’ve been told over the past 50 so odd years.  Choosing the right fats is important for the function of the body as fat affects all cells, tissues, organs, energy, brain power, and our immune system.  Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K must have fat in order to be properly metabolized and…

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    Serious Flavor Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

    Don’t be fooled by the amazing facebook, pinterest, website posts you see out there!  Life is truly not that perfect!  I love coming up with new recipes and trying things out, but most nights it’s the same ol same ol.  I have a few go to recipes that I make most weeks and maybe just change up a bit to make it more interesting.  We do not eat restaurant inspired meals on a daily or sometimes even weekly basis.  Having said that, I do love an interesting meal from time to time and even though it always feels like it will take longer, it almost never does.  See what our…

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    Avocado Basil Pesto with Meatballs

    I love avocados!  I will come up with any and every excuse to get them on my plate daily.  I also love making pesto and have been playing around with some different ways to make it using veggies and thought avocado would be awesome.  And yes, it is awesome!  Creamy and delicious you could use this for a cold chicken salad, any pasta dish, or with my simple Italian style meatballs.  Need more reasons to love avocado?  Check out this awesome infographic from mercola.com for health benefits and fun facts about this amazing food after the recipe!   http://