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Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash & Leek Soup

I love pumpkin as my previous couple of posts have shown, but I think I like another source of carotenoids even more. I’m not talking about sweet potatoes, even though I love those year-round too, I am talking about butternut squash! It is great roasted because you can eat it by itself, on a salad, on pizza, or even in...

2017 Eat More Not Less Produce Challenge

Whenever I am asked my opinions on My Fitness Pal type tracking apps, counting calories, using Weight Watchers and using a food scale to measure each gram of what you’re eating each day, my response is always the same. Do you want to be putting effort into those things for the rest of your life? Because that is the habit...

Wild Blueberry Apple Spiced Slow Cooker Oats

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wild Blueberries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  Since college, whenever I am back at my parents in CT for Thanksgiving I run the Thanksgiving day 5k. I started running it with friends and then years...

Spelt and Oat Pumpkin Muffins

Happy Autumn! While I waited until it was truly fall in late September to start enjoying fall foods, I am completely embracing and enjoying fall tastes with apples, winter squash, and of course pumpkin. I do have to say though, that while at Trader Joe’s last week, the amount of processed pumpkin foods on every end cap and stand in...

Cancer Prevention with a Healthful Lifestyle

Modified from my original post on newtownathletic.com. According to the American Cancer Institute, in 2015 an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases will be diagnosed with 589,000 dying from the disease in the United States.  National expenditures for cancer care in the United States totaled nearly $125 billion in 2010 and could reach $156 billion in 2020. Cancer though, is not an inevitable...

Purple Power Smoothie

Shhhhh, don’t tell your kids… There’s a full serving of mixed greens in this post-exercise purple power smoothie! Or you can tell them after. I’m not usually into “hiding” veggies and healthy ingredients in dishes because I want kids to learn to enjoy and want these foods.