Top Foods to Fight Inflammation — Eating to Fight Inflammation — Part Three

Okay, so far I've bummed you all out by telling you how dangerous it is for your body to be in a state of chronic inflammation. I've also educated you on why it is so important to avoid certain ingredients that are quite prevalent in the standard American diet (SAD). I think it is finally time for … [Read more...]

Eating to Fight Inflammation — Part Two

Are you ready for part two of eating to fight inflammation?!? I hope so, because I'm really excited to share it with you! When I first made the switch to "healthy" eating, I tried to add more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins into my diet. After all, that is what the … [Read more...]

Eating to Fight Inflammation — Part One

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to lead one of the breakout sessions at the 16th Annual Speaking of Women's Health Event. The session was titled "Fight Aches & Pains with a Four Letter Word! The Anti-Inflammatory Diet". Basically educating those in attendance on what they should be eating to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

What does cooler weather, soccer practice, and back-to-school busyness have in common? The need for quick, hearty, one-dish dinners that can be made ahead and served in a jiffy! This slow cooker quinoa and black bean chili absolutely fits the bill! Packed with protein, antioxidant-rich vegetables, … [Read more...]

Video: How to Prepare Tropical Fruit

With fresh, local fruit season coming to a close, I find myself turning more and more to tropical fruit. To save money, I like to buy the whole fruit and cut it myself as opposed to the pricier pre-cut versions. Check out this segment I shot for Better Kansas City on how to prepare tropical fruit to … [Read more...]