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Gluten-free Vegan Biscuits

Posted on April 24, 2020 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Charlaine W. Martin, 2020. All rights reserved.


During Stay-at-Home orders, I’ve worked hard to not over-- or comfort-- eat. Unfortunately, I was craving dark chocolate really bad yesterday. Ugh! I tried eating a banana. Nope. Nuts. Nope. I even added collagen protein powder to fruit juice. Nope. Not only that, but I’ve also been extra hungry even tho...

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15 Healthy Food Swaps with Limited Resources

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)


 

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Our governor announced yesterday that all Michiganders should hold off buying groceries for the next two weeks. *Sigh* This announcement exacerbates the fact many grocery stores have run out of stock regularly since the ridiculous hoarding of toilet paper, Clorox wipes, and hand ...

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10 Ways to Drop that Last 10 Pounds

Posted on March 6, 2020 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


 

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You would think weight loss is simple: ...

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Healthy Lifestyle Bowls

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (2)


Photo by Charlaine W. Martin, 2020.


If you remember from a previous post, my Boaz and I enjoyed putzing around Sanibel Island over Christmas break. We discovered an incredible placewhere I could eat nestled in the Bailey Shopping Plaza next to the bicycle rental store. They did an awesome job handling my food to avoid cross-contamination for this celiac and multi-allergy ...

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Celebrating Jesus' Birthday the Healthy Way

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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I don’t know about you, but most Christmases start around Thanksgiving and finally end around Valentine’s Day. Why? Because we get hooked on hyperflavoring, fats, sweets, and salts. Our notion of veggies looks more like overly mushy green beans—very few of them—doing the backstroke in mushroom so...

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Char's Baked Spaghetti Squash (2 Versions)

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Charlaine Martin, 2019. 


Cooler Fall temperatures make us hungry for warm comfort foods. I've loved spaghetti squash for a long time, but recently rediscovered it's delicious swap for pasta. Spaghetti squash gets its name for the stringy texture of the flesh. Why bother spiralizing stuff when God set this up for us already? The stores around me had it on sale tempting me to buy one,...

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Set the Tone for a Totally Healthy School Year

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (2)


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I've heard parents and teachers exclaim, "School starts next week. Can you believe it?" Frantically they shop for kids' clothes and school supplies. All those forms will come home to be filled out and returned to teachers. Football practice and cheerleading tryouts place many parents' backsides in the seats of bleachers waiting… waiti...

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Kick Up the Flavor in Healthy Meals

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)

 

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The grandkids wrinkled up their noses while they picked at their food on one of their visits a couple of years ago. “Grandma, I don’t like this. Can we have mac and cheese?” What they meant to say was they didn’t like the healthy meal I cooked because they were used to hyper-flavored boxed fare. It is tough to...

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Celebrate! Happy, Healthy Summer Cookouts

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


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I have a grill that needs cleaned up for the season sitting in our garage. Thoughts of grilled chicken brats, grilled corn on the cob, salad, and grilled peaches stuffed with seasonal berries have my mouth watering. Our grill is gas, so cooking is cleaner than with charcoal. Some considerations must be observed for safe grilling li...

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Don't Throw Your Money Down the Toilet! When Shopping the Health Food Stores is Helpful

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Sorry about no posts yesterday. I woke up to a monster migraine that had me trotting to the bathroom the entire day. I could barely post the notice on Facebook about no posts for the day. Thank you for the well wishes, prayers, and encouragement. You are greatly appreciated!


Since I lost a whole day’s worth of writing, I had to storm ideas for this week’s post ...

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