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
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!
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
When I got my second cancer diagnosis in July 2010, I knew I had to do something different with my health. After all, finding out that I had essentially grown cancer from scratch TWICE, I had to take action by doing what I could with what I could control. Bad food for me In the … Read more Food As Medicine, for real
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
Do you love water? I do. I hope you love water too!!! Our bodies and this planet are made up mostly of beautiful water. I love water so much that I’m blogging about it. Let’s back up a moment. The other day, I was at the hand therapist. I go because I had my second … Read more Water is life
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
I love breakfast. Every morning I wake up ready to get the day going and I enjoy the process of making breakfast and eating to kick off the day. What about you, do you love breakfast? I’ve met people who don’t like to eat in the morning. I get it that we are all different. … Read more Breakfast for Champions!
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!
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