Honest Simplicity

my winding road to a simpler life

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Green Energy Boost

Citrus Green Smoothie

Citrus Green Smoothie

When you crave a late-day energy boost, what do you reach for?  Sugar?  Caffeine?  If so, you are not alone.  I’ve been there, done that!  Unfortunately, those quick pick-me-ups don’t replenish our bodies, but instead leave us feeling even more depleted.  It is a nasty cycle to find yourself in, so get out while you can.  (I’m not against a morning cup of joe or occasional sweet treat, by the way) How do you get a healthy uplifting boost?  Don’t underestimate the power of veggies….you know, those leafy dark Read the rest of this entry »

Thank You, Everyday Paleo!

Apple Flowers make for a healthy, fun snack that my kids love

an Apple Flower is a healthy fun snack that my kids love

Roughly two years ago, I read “Primal Body Primal Mind” by Nora Gedgaudas.  It changed my life.  With enthusiasm, I ditched the starches and sugars embedded in my diet and opted for grass-fed butter and meat, pastured eggs, raw nuts, and lots of organic leafy greens.  My body was loving it all, but I got bored eating the same dishes over and over.  I struggled for more diversity in my meal plan. That is when Sarah Fragoso came to the rescue (though she is certainly unaware of her great Read the rest of this entry »

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