Taco-Stuffed Zucchini

This is a healthy version of the taco without the carb-loaded shell.  You won’t even miss it I promise! Now that Summer has arrived there are a plethora of squash at the Farmer’s Market. My absolute favorite is Zucchini with it’s beautiful dark green peel. Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable with no saturated fats or cholesterol. It’s high in anti-oxidants and is a great source of potassium which helps with bringing electrolytes to the cells and with countering[Read more]

Lemon Essential Oil

I swear I go through a bottle of Lemon essential oil every month!  I use it for absolutely everything – from green cleaning and cooking, to flavoring my drinking water and purifying my laundry or odors throughout the house (or in my case, throughout the RV that I travel full-time in with my husband, dog, and cat).  Our Lemon essential oil comes from the rind of lemons that are grown on small family farms in Italy.  I absolutely L.O.V.E. the[Read more]

Oven-Baked Tostadas in 20 Minutes or Less!

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy dinner, am I right?  But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health for convenience.  I love Mexican food, but that also doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice health for fried tostada goodness.  I figured out you can bake soft corn tortillas to crisp them up and then add whatever toppings you want.   I was able to have these delicious oven-baked tostadas in my belly in less than 25 minutes!  The coconut[Read more]

Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange is one of my absolute favorite essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift[Read more]

Praline Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

I wanted to go as low-carb this Holiday as possible, but I absolutely love, LOVE, sweet potato casserole with all its dessert-y goodness.  Nothing beats dessert for dinner, am I right?  I decided that I would try using butternut squash instead of sweet potato because of it’s similar color, thinking maybe I could trick the Family.  After some searching around, I landed on a wonderful recipe from Michelle over at glutenfreefix.com.   Now, I’ll admit that the texture was not the same[Read more]

Eating & Living Well

My grandmother lived to be 100 years old.  No joke!  This lady was still playing tennis well in to her 90’s and she was still sharp as a tack at the end.   But she would have been the first one to tell you that her mental and physical health was due to a lifetime of consistent and positive daily actions. It’s easy for us youngsters to live in the now and forget about the role our current lifestyle and eating habits[Read more]