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How I lost 65 lbs in 6 weeks all the WRONG ways – 90 Day Challenge

How I lost 65 lbs in 6 weeks all the WRONG ways – 90 Day Challenge

Mindful Eating & Exercise is truly the ONLY way to feel better My Journey I have been on a no exercise, weight loss roller coaster my whole life. Married at 15 yrs old to an emotional abuser and sometimes physical, I ate my life away. […]

Thank Mom on Sunday –  Black Forest Cake

Thank Mom on Sunday – Black Forest Cake

  Print Black Forest Cake This cake is so chocolatey and delicious. This would make the perfect dessert to celebrate Mother’s Day.  Course Desserts Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 1 hour Author Inspired by Marina Ingredients SOUR CHERRY FILLING 2 […]

Dr. Fuhrman’s Apple Pie Dressing. It’s good for your health and extremely tasty!

Dr. Fuhrman’s Apple Pie Dressing. It’s good for your health and extremely tasty!

Apple Pie Dresing


You would never know it was healthy!

Cut up veggies and dip can be a tasty and fun addition to any lunch box. Try baby carrots, celery sticks, red pepper strips, snow peas, raw string beans, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, cut-up cucumbers or romaine lettuce leaves with dips like my Banana Walnut Dressing or Apple Pie Dressing.

Serves 4

2 apples, peeled and cored

¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice

cinnamon to taste

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender until smooth and creamy.

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. But by using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create a tasty, varied, and healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.

How can healthy eating improve your mental health?

We all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems, but your diet can also have a profound effect on your mood and sense of wellbeing. Studies have linked eating a typical Western diet—filled with processed meats, packaged meals, takeout food, and sugary snacks—with higher rates of depression, stress, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Eating an unhealthy diet may even play a role in the development of mental health disorders such as ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia, or in the increased risk of suicide in young people.

Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking meals at home, and reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, may help to improve mood and lower your risk for mental health issues. If you have already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, eating well can even help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.

Chocolate Crisps Inspired By Betty Crocker

Chocolate Crisps Inspired By Betty Crocker

  INGREDIENTS Serves 72 | Prep Time 1 hr 45 min | Cook Time 10 to 12 min *1/2  cup vegetable oil *4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate,melted,cooled *2 cups granulated sugar *2 teaspoons vanilla *4 eggs *2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour *2 teaspoons baking powder *1/2 […]

Maddy’s Mac N Cheese

Maddy’s Mac N Cheese

The absolute BEST Mac n cheese you will ever eat!” Serves 10 – 12 | Prep Time 20 min | Cook Time 15 min RECIPE PAIRS WITH & NOTES REVIEWS INGREDIENTS 1 lb pasta of your choice (I use rotini or macaroni) 1/2 cup butter […]