Green Smoothie Anyone?

Hey - It's me, Patty, one of Dustin's FMFL bloggers.  Just a quick blog on a recipe that you need to try!  Memorial day is not a good one.  It's cold, it's wet, and there are severe storms headed our way later this afternoon/evening.  So - I'm inside, catching up on some bookwork, housework, recipes, planning, batch cooking, blogging, etc.  A friend of mine from Spark People challenged me to … [Read more...]

How Much Sugar is in a Can of Coke (Video)

I don't want to beat a dead horse again by talking about sugar but it still is the biggest problem people seem to be having.  In a previous blog post I go in depth in the sugar topic, and in another blog post one of my contributors shares what it was like to stop eating sugar cold turkey. Here is a great short video that helps drive home the sugar point. A few weeks ago my girl friend and I … [Read more...]

Summer has officially begun!

...and ready or not, so have summer sports!   Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors. Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxation.  When I think of summer, I think of hammocks and beaches.  My first day of having kids home on summer vacation went like this: … [Read more...]

When Temptation Stikes, Hope for a Line!

  Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors.   Temptation is lurking on every corner.  The corner that tempted me the other night, had a DQ on it.  The way my evening transpired was a recipe for  disaster.  I left work and went shopping with two of my kids.  We headed straight for the mall, then finished up with a trip to Target and the grocery store.  The kids grabbed a small snack, but I … [Read more...]

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...]