How to cook grains

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Real Food, Tips2 Comments

How to Cook Grains - a printable guide -

Do you ever forget how long you are supposed to cook grains?  I do all the time!  I usually am in mid-meal prep and have to google how much water and how long to cook my quinoa, brown rice or millet!   We have put together a ‘How to Cook Grains’ guide for you to print out and easily have … Read More

Reading Ingredient Labels: Garlic Butter Spread

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Reading Ingredient Labels: Garlic Flavored Spread

As a health coach and real food educator, I often help people learn one of the most important real food skills:  reading ingredient labels to determine what is really in their food.  Many times, people are shocked to discover that a food they thought was healthy is chock full of chemicals, artificial colors and other unsavory ingredients. I thought our … Read More

Oh Lardy Talks Bone Broth

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Bone Broth

You know that Oh Lardy loves bone broth!  There are so many benefits to adding this nutrient dense food to your diet.  Tamara did a podcast with Kathy Hart from The Eric and Kathy Show (Chicago) and Healthy with Hart all about bone broth.  I am so excited to share this with our readers! I make bone broth all.the.time.  I have … Read More

How to Find Real Food at the Grocery Store – Produce, Meat, Dairy and Eggs

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How to Find Real Food at the Grocery Store

We have started a series on finding real food at the grocery store because often times it can be a very frustrating task!  Never fear!  Oh Lardy is here to help you navigate your grocery store and find the best options. In our first post, we covered some general guidelines to real food grocery shopping, such as shopping the perimeter, reading … Read More

The Health Benefits of Juicing

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food2 Comments

By Dr. Mercola Congratulations! You have made some great changes to your life. The last step will be to implement a juicing plan. I am firmly convinced that the benefits of juicing are the keys to giving you a radiant, energetic life, and truly optimal health. I’ve said this in the other levels of this nutrition plan, but it’s so … Read More

7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health

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7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health -

Do you have trouble with your digestion?  It is a common problem these days. There are many things you can do that do not involve taking medications!  You can add nutrient dense, easily digestible foods to help nourish and settle your gut. Here are 7 of my favorite ways to improve digestive health: 1. Homemade bone broths Bone broths are … Read More

Benefits of Green Vegetables (with a FREE printable)

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The Many Benefits of Green Vegetables (with a FREE printable) -

Last week I announced my goal for the month of drinking a green drink every day.  I am mostly drinking green juices, but having some smoothies here and there too. I also shared a roundup of over 30 delicious green drink recipes as inspiration.  Have you tried any yet? You may be wondering…why the green drink?  Well, green vegetables are … Read More

Kid’s Kitchen: How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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Kid's Kitchen: Making a PB and J -

People always ask me, how do we get kids to eat healthier, more wholesome food. Well, there are numerous answers to that question, but one of the best ways is to get them in the kitchen!  It is amazing how when a child puts together even a simple snack, how that snack becomes more appealing, even if it is ‘healthy. … Read More

30+ Deliciously Healthy Green Drink Recipes

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30 Deliciously Healthy Green Drink Recipes -

As you know, I have made the commitment to drink a green drink every day this month!  Are you joining me? There are myriad recipes out there for green smoothies and green juices.  The sky really is the limit with the combinations that can be made. Right now, my favorite are the following two recipes for fresh juice: Spicy Vegetable … Read More

Spicy Radish Pesto

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Spicy Radish Pesto -

I love a good pesto.  There is something so comforting about the spicy garlic, the salty parmesan and the delicious olive oil.  Today, our friend Ashlee, from The Crunchy Moose, is sharing her amazing recipe for Spicy Radish Green Pesto!  It is so delicious!  And it is perfect for this time of the year, when fresh basil is difficult to … Read More

Are Natural Flavors Really Natural?

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Are Natural Flavors Really Natural? -

By: Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease Waking Times The flavor industry is worth billions. Flavor engineers are paid big bucks to make sure you never know the difference between “natural flavors” and the real thing. Chemists working for half a dozen companies make approximately 80 percent of all the natural and artificial flavors in the world to please consumers with convincing tastes … Read More