Staying calm and healthy in a pandemic

How are you doing staying home and staying healthy during this pandemic? If you’re a health care worker, or a grocery store worker, or a mail carrier, or you work for a delivery service, THANK YOU. You are our front line workers. I for one am extremely grateful for your dedication and service. Let yourself … Read more Staying calm and healthy in a pandemic

Mari’s ONE WORD and cooking for health & wellness in 2020!

Happy 2020 to everyone! How’s the new year treating you so far? I love the new year time of year. In part because I’m such a goal oriented person and this is the time of year it is cool and hip to talk about goals and aspirations!! Suddenly it’s a-okay to share goals and talk … Read more Mari’s ONE WORD and cooking for health & wellness in 2020!

Fire Cider Magic!!! Health and Wellness all winter long

Are you obsessed about your health? I’m curious. And I confess, I am. Likely it’s because I have had type 1 diabetes for the past 38.5 years and I’ve survived breast cancer twice. Plus, like a lot of people, I HATE HATE HATE getting a cold or flu. Knock on wood, I rarely get a … Read more Fire Cider Magic!!! Health and Wellness all winter long

Make lunch a fantastic meal with your coworkers

I love my job and one of the reasons is that nearly every day that I work, I eat lunch for at least 30 minutes with my smart, funny, fun colleagues. Turns out eating with your coworkers doesn’t happen that often anymore. NPR did a survey in 2015 that cited that only one in five … Read more Make lunch a fantastic meal with your coworkers

New recipes that fit a no-gluten, no-meat, no-dairy meal plan #DiabetesFoodHub

I made a promise to my certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian Marcey Robinson 8 years ago when I gave up gluten, meat,dairy and alcohol. The promise was to make a concerted effort to find and try new recipes at least twice a month, to keep cooking and eating at home interesting and engaging. I am … Read more New recipes that fit a no-gluten, no-meat, no-dairy meal plan #DiabetesFoodHub

How to eat 8 servings of veggies a day: Eat Mason Jar Salads!

I love salads. Interestingly enough, my body doesn’t like cold salads when it’s cold outside. As a result, I only eat salads when it’s warm outside. At long last, winter has loosened its grip on Minnesota. And thankfully, I’m back to my Mason Jar salads!! For the past two weekends, I’ve made lunchtime salads for … Read more How to eat 8 servings of veggies a day: Eat Mason Jar Salads!

Green Smoothie That’s Low Carb and Tasty

I’m on a bit of a smoothie kick at the moment. I love my Mason Jar salads and all the winter soups I make that have tons of veggies, yet, I always wonder if I’m getting enough greens. Smoothies in my Vitamix are a fabulous solution. Here’s one I found called the Alkaliner.  The carbs … Read more Green Smoothie That’s Low Carb and Tasty