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June 12, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Want Healthy Sweets? Try Homemade Granola

When trying to cut back on processed foods and sugars, homemade gives you more control over what you are ingesting. Making recipes with honey in place of sugar also adds health benefits. So if you are wanting something sweet to eat, here is a lovely flavored granola recipe you are sure to enjoy. The young […]

June 3, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Smoothie Portions for a Regular Size Blender

A friend of mine asked me for a visual of approximate portions sizes for the produce I put in my smoothies. Here it is. I make my smoothies in a Vitamix Blender which holds 70 oz or 8 1/2 cups. The ingredients you see on the dinner plate made about 70 oz with the additional […]

May 22, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Plant-based Spinach Cranberry Walnut Salad

This is a quick, easy and delicious way to eat spinach. This salad is always a hit when the ladies come over for lunch, along with my Step it up a Notch Cranberry Muffins. This recipe is a great go-to when trying to increase your plant-based foods. Hope you like it! Lightly toast walnuts in […]

May 8, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Natural Remedy for Constipation

It is too easy to take our natural bodily functions for granted, until something is not working right. Constipation can be such an uncomfortable distraction physically and mentally. With the demands on our mind, body, and emotions in today’s society, it is important to recognize how crucial the upkeep of your health is. With high […]

May 6, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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Plant-based Asian Cabbage Salad

With warmer weather slowly entering the Midwest, salads are more enticing to eat again. An old favorite is the Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad, laced with ramen noodles. You may remember it being served at many bring a dish to pass events. However, I decided to step it up a notch and make it plant-based. I […]

April 25, 2015
Julie Yuccas

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I Have to Stop Eating…

If you want to improve the way you eat or the things you eat, here is a helpful hint: Don’t focus on the foods you think you should not eat. Focus on the foods you want to start eating more of—like fruits and vegetables. The more you turn your thoughts towards healthier foods, the less […]