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    Healing Guts and Living Well at Two Chicks Farm

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/18/15 |

    Last fall our friends Debbie and Audrey of Two Chicks Farm took some valuable time to meet with me and talk about their wonderful health-promoting business. I hope you’ll spend a moment with these two folks who took the opportunity to turn the potential devastation of a layoff into a whole new life path, taking …Read More

    Am I Eating Right? (with free food log!)

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/10/15 |

    When I speak to health-concerned clients, the most common complaint I hear is a sense of overwhelm, confusion and irritation about knowing what or what not to eat. It makes sense. We all want to feel well, live a long time, achieve our goals and avoid terrible diseases, so the media messages that challenge our choices hit us in …Read More

    Beet and Quinoa Salad

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/9/15 |

    I love quinoa salads, and this is a glamorous addition to the quinoa salad recipe book. I chose some heavy slices of beet for this one to add a bit of drama and heft to the salad, though diced or wedged beet would have been just as fun. When you eat this bright, flavorful, delicious …Read More

    Zingy Lemon Pudding

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/9/15 |

    I’ve taken to trying new recipes on unsuspecting dinner guests. It’s a blast (and sometimes risky), and in the case of this terrific pudding recipe, I benefited from having a visitor who helped me add the secret ingredient that gave this very lemony pudding a satisfying earthy crunch. If you like lemon, I bet you’ll …Read More

    Greens and Goat Cheese “Muffin”

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/9/15 |

    This muffin is more like a mini-soufflé than a muffin, and it is a delightful, rich, joyful way to eat a pile of veggies for breakfast or snack.  If you’re not familiar with goat cheese, I recommend finding a local farmer to buy from or talk with your grocer about what they’ve got.  You’ll need a soft …Read More

    Boat Pose

    Author: Emily Burrows

    2/25/15 |

    Most of us know that the abdominals are part of the core, but did you know it also includes the lumbar spine, pelvic floor and many of the hip flexors? Boat pose can strengthen all of these areas of the core. Having a strong core supports a healthy spine and allows our joints to move more safely and …Read More

    Pyramid Pose

    Author: Emily Burrows

    2/25/15 |

    Pyramid is a great “forward folding” yoga pose for stretching tight hamstrings, the muscles at the back of your thigh. It’s also one of my go-to poses for days when I’ve done more sitting than I like, since it wakes up my spine! As with any pose, stay gentle and listen closely to cues of discomfort from …Read More

    Soft Bellies and Winter

    Author: Jen Snider

    2/24/15 |

    I’ve been thinking about the extra bit of softness and roundness some of us experience in our bodies in the cooler months. I was having some fun with this article idea and googling things like “natural winter weight gain” and predictably finding a sea of articles with tips to combat, fight, and otherwise wage war …Read More

    Feel-Good Lifestyle Changes

    Author: Emily Burrows

    2/17/15 |

    February is one of the best times of year to get a machine at the gym. About 40% of the New Year’s resolution crowd has already lost steam, leaving far less demand for the stair climber and plenty of parking spots out front. Even though we may start the year with the best intentions, the …Read More

    Delight in Romantic Eating (no partner required)

    Author: Jen Snider

    2/13/15 |

    Whether you’re flying solo or with another this Valentine’s Day, a deep and resonant pleasure awaits. Mindful eating is a gift that can fill the heart, nourish the the body and banish discomfort, not to mention being a powerful tool in the lifelong journey of healthy eating. As you plan what to eat today, or …Read More

    Sweet Potato Brussels Sprout Hash

    Author: Grow Well

    2/9/15 |

    Sweet potato hash is such a joyful, filling, warming dish, great for breakfast and dinner alike. It stands alone well, and if you eat eggs, it loves a soft boiled egg companion.  I did a little pre-roast of the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts before I tossed them into the skillet and they came out beautifully. Ingredients …Read More

    Deep Down Good Sweet Potato Stew

    Author: Jen Snider

    2/3/15 |

    This is, hands down, our favorite soup recipe. We eat it a couple of times a month and when someone gets sick or dies, it’s the one we bring to loved ones and they always ask for the recipe. The stew works well vegan or with chicken. I don’t know what else to say, except that this soup …Read More

    Lazy Turtle Yum Yum Energy Bars

    Author: Grow Well

    2/3/15 |

    With a toddler in the house, we’re always looking for nutrient-packed treats that we can make quickly at home and that are good for young and old alike. My favorite part of this recipe is how quick and easy it was to make. We had the ingredients at the ready for the most part and our …Read More

    Butternut and Collard Greens Posole

    Author: Jen Snider

    2/3/15 |

    This warm and gently spicy soup  is hearty and satisfying. When I prepared it the first time, I enjoyed finally taking the time to learn more about one of posole soup’s magic ingredients: hominy. Hominy is whole kernel corn that has been taken through a process (used by many cultures for centuries) called nixtamilization, which makes …Read More

    Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Pilaf

    Author: Jen Snider

    2/3/15 |

    I love recipes that are light, but filling; could work as a side or main dish; and are FULL of color.  This one satisfies on all fronts. Eating this balanced whole meal salad just feels healthy.  I’ve had it for lunch three days this week and it’s held up well and the flavor seems to just …Read More

    Grow Well 2014 Year in Review

    Author: Grow Well

    1/13/15 |

    Celebrate a year of wonderful learning and work for Grow Well with us! I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your action list, you must be logged in. Log In

    Letting Go of “Tomorrow”

    Author: Jen Snider

    12/22/14 |

    The “tomorrow” into which we postpone the courageous, promising, and healing actions that we envision for our lives doesn’t really exist. We count on tomorrow, plan for it, wait for it, but of course we all know that tomorrow is only a possibility, not a reality. A downer, right? Not at all! When we can spring to life in recognition of the sweet …Read More

    Letting Go of More and Better

    Author: Jen Snider

    12/12/14 |

    By nature, I am a striver “” a big ol’ puppy dog of striving. I am someone who is always looking forward, searching for ways to please, help, improve, solve, better and satisfy. I’m always looking for the MORE and the BETTER life may hold. This aspect of my personality is one that I have to …Read More

    Is Your Busy Schedule Owning You?

    Author: Emily Burrows

    12/12/14 |

    When someone asks you how life is going, how often do you heave a sigh and say “busy”? Not an abundant busy, but a “PLEASE take something off of my plate” busy. If we aren’t paying attention, our schedules can easily fill past our comfort. We find ourselves going from bed to work, from work to our …Read More

    Amazing Snickerdoodles from Comfy Belly

    Author: Jen Snider

    12/12/14 |

    I absolutely love these Snickerdoodles from Comfy Belly!  I’m simply passing along this favorite recipe from a wonderful blog out there. Usually I play around with recipes, messing with them and making them my own, but here I just joyfully followed directions (*except I used only 1/4 cup maple syrup and no crystal sugar to coat – still …Read More