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VZ 044 – Healthy Fats

Fat is bad for you, right?  Otherwise, why would food companies produce items labeled “low-fat”, “reduced fat” or “fat free”?  Despite the implications of many popular diets, we do need some fat in our bodies.  Fat helps protect our organs from getting banged around when we move, and the right kinds of fat are important […]

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VZ 043 – Sleep Well Naturally

“I have a big report due at work tomorrow.” “Where did I leave my keys?” “I need to pick up the dry cleaning in the morning.” “Where did I leave my keys?” “Kayleigh needs 3 dozen cupcakes for school on Friday.” “WHERE DID I LEAVE MY KEYS?” With all of this going through you head […]

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spinach enchiladas

Spinach Enchiladas Recipe

In my opinion, adding spinach is one of the best things you can do to breathe new life into plain old cheese enchiladas.  Don’t get me wrong…cheese enchiladas are good in their own right, but adding fresh spinach really kicks up the flavor and gives a healthy dose of Vitamins A and K as well […]

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VZ 042 – Herb Gardening

We love cooking with fresh herbs.  They provide amazing flavor for just about any dish you can cook and, if you grow them at home, cost very little. In this episode, we provide a high-level overview of herb gardening.  We discuss which herbs are annuals and which are perennials, the benefits of growing herbs in […]

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7 Meal Planning Tips

7 Simple Meal Prepping Tips

How many nights have you come home with takeout simply because the thought of spending an hour or more of precious after-work unwind time prepping, cooking and cleaning filled you with dread?  Sure, fast food is nutritionally bankrupt, but it’s fast, easy, and has virtually no cleanup! But what if you came home to find […]

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VZ 040 – Meal Planning 101

Two of the biggest obstacles to eating healthy meals during the week are time and effort.  How often do we come home tired from a long day at work and end up eating pre-packaged, easy to cook foods or take-out fast food? In this episode of the podcast, we offer seven meal planning tips that will […]

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