How Many Days to Make it a Habit?

Patty - one of Dustin's blog contributors here! Hot Lemon Water - do you do this?     Tosca Reno - Love her books.  In every single one of them she talks about how she starts her day by squeezing a lemon in a mug of hot water.  I tried it once, didn't like it.  Tried it again, didn't like it.  Kept reading about the health benefits of it and thought I'd try it for a few days.  Well - after about … [Read more...]

Extreme Couponing – healthy?

Hi! It's Patty - one of the bloggers for Dustin.  I just happened to turn on TLC and that new show called Extreme Couponing was on and caught my eye.  In the past I have tried to use coupons to save money, but honestly have found that as far as food - there really is not a lot of nutritious items that have coupons.  I find that the majority of coupons is canned soup, boxed meals, cereal, soda, … [Read more...]

Another great superfood…

Post by Katie C., blog contributor Recently I wrote a post about one of my favorite superfoods, Greek yogurt. Another food that I absolutely love is sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes have a lot of nutrients, contain more fiber than other potato varieties, and are a good source of beta carotene which is helpful for fighting cancer, heart disease, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. If you already cook … [Read more...]

Tis the season…to buy a CSA share

Post submitted by Carrie, a contributor to Finally we are entering that time of year in Wisconsin when the farmers markets will be starting soon. Fresh, seasonal produce will seem so good after a long winter of the same old, same old! If you enjoy fresh produce but aren't really a gardener yourself, and/or don't always wish to hit the market and select your own produce, a … [Read more...]

Crustless Quiche

This post is from Angie, a contributor to this blog. Here is an easy basic quiche recipe I found. I made it as written, but the sky is the limit as to what vegetables and cheese you use.  The next time I make it I'm going to try adding diced tomato and kalamata olives. Italian turkey sausage would be tasty too. I think it could be turned into a "potluck pleaser"  by pouring it into muffin … [Read more...]

Green “Moothie”

This blog post is from one of my contributors Sara. Yes, that’s how my son says “smoothies.”  He begs for them!  Seriously, both you and your kids can benefit from a daily green smoothie. It's a great way to get veggies into a picky eater (adult or child!)  I got on the smoothie kick as part of a cleanse after attending a detox seminar at Red Mountain Spa (awesome place) and reading the book … [Read more...]

Buttery Lemon Garlic Pork

Hi this  is Melissa one of the bloggers.  I came up with a tasty recipe tonight I though I would share with everyone.  If you try it let me know how it turns out.  It was a hit in our house! Buttery Lemon Garlic Pork Ingredients: pork loin (about 1pound) 2 Tbs. coconut oil 1/2 cup white wine 1 tsp. minced garlic 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice 2 Tbs. butter 1 Tbs. … [Read more...]

Are you eating this super food?

Post by Katie C., blog contributor A food I’ve come to love over the past year is Greek yogurt.  I had heard about all of its great health benefits (good source of calcium, high in protein, essential bacteria), but I was still eating the sugar-filled American version.  At first I didn’t quite know how to use Greek yogurt, but I soon found it to be extremely versatile.  I now eat it almost every … [Read more...]

More Healthy Crock Pot food

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to eat more legumes, this is a good one for you!  This is vegetarian but still a good source of protein (about 14 grams).  You can add a little more protein with Pea Protein powder (yes, you can buy it in tubs just like whey protein).  It will add 28 grams of protein in one large scoop! Even my son will scoop up this stew! Adapted from Eating Well, … [Read more...]

What can I do in 31 days?…

Hi!  This is Patty, one of Dustin's bloggers here! Puerta Vallarta - 31 days!  My husband and I have never been on a 'real vacation' and we've never left our two sons behind before, not even one night!  We are heading to Mexico with 9 other couples in 31 days.  Anxious, nervous, excited, etc.  I've been working out very hard for months now, and I see results.  My jeans fit better and I feel … [Read more...]