Cars and Planes and Hotels, Oh My!

holidays tips travel Nov 19, 2019
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Make Thanksgiving Delicious AND Nutritious!

holidays recipes tips Nov 14, 2019

Let’s start with the bird. Buy the healthiest turkey you can comfortably afford. With local, pasture-raised being the healthiest and conventional (CAFO) being the least, with many options in between. To limit exposure to toxins if you go with conventional, don’t eat the fat or skin, which is where toxins are more concentrated. We like to roast ours, but there are many, many options; bacon-wrapped, fried, stuffed, braised, rubbed, smoked, just to name a few of the most popular.

Next up, dressing. I simply adapted my family’s recipe that has been around for generations and everyone loves it. I...

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Fermented Cranberry Sauce

holidays recipes Nov 05, 2019

Cranberries are a delicious superfood with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. The fermentation process provides beneficial probiotics with lots of good bacteria. It's good for the digestion and boosts immunity. I love this and always make extra so that I can eat it for months. It's great on yogurt, turkey wraps or just by itself. Kids love it too, so delicious!

For tips on preparing a healthy Thanksgiving feast, click here; this one has recipes;

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Author: Nanette,


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  • 3 Cups Cranberries (high pesticide risk, buy organic)
  • 1/2 Cup Toasted Pecans or walnuts   
  • 1/2 Cup Whey   (recipe below if needed)
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Apple Cider 
  • 1/2 Cup Honey Local, raw
  • ...
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Minimize Halloween Sugar Meltdowns: 3 Tips

holidays tips Oct 31, 2019

Need help managing your kids’ sugar intake and navigating the upcoming Holidays? It’s easy to justify allowing our kids to consume excess sugar, you know,

  • “it’s Halloween” (or any other holiday, birthday…).
  • “it’s a childhood rite of passage”.
  • “they deserve a treat”.
  • “kids’ bodies can handle sugar”.
  • “I ate lots of sugar when I was a kid”.

Does any of this sound familiar? Trust me I’m not judging, those were my words. However, once I understood the real damage my kids’ little bodies were experiencing, I could no longer justify it.

I encourage you to consider the long-term health dangers of sugar and processed food; impaired brain function, sugar addiction, depression, cognitive delay, sleep problems, low energy, mood swings, chronic inflammation, lifelong poor eating habits, and links to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. These are real...

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Redfish Pontchartrain (gluten free)

recipes Sep 17, 2019

This dish is especially great when we catch the fish ourselves. It’s redfish season in Texas, so it’s time, let’s do it! Of course, you could use other white-fleshed mild fish, but for me, redfish brings something special to this dish. Questions, shares,  and comments are welcomed.

In Health,

Coach Nanette

Redfish Pontchartrain (gluten-free)

Prep Time: 30 mins|Cook Time: 20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6



  • 4 tbsp Butter 
  • 6 tbsp...
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I Don’t Know Where to Start?!

tips Sep 10, 2019

My suggestions for getting the ball rolling:

Remove processed foods. Yes, you can do this! The processed food litmus test; Did your great-great-grandmother eat it?
Replace sugars/sweeteners with high-quality fats. Yes, easier said than done, but once you master this you will feel amazing, look better, have more energy, have less stress, and sleep better. And then you'll be poised to take the next steps. Sugar is very, very sneaky. You must check everything you eat to look for the hidden sugars.                                              ...

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Watermelon Lime Sherbet

recipes Aug 20, 2019
“Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food.”
~Sayer Ji, Founder of 
Eating nutritious food is not about deprivation! This is similar to a soft-serve when first made. If you freeze, pull out 20 minutes prior to consuming. 
Prep Time:20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Coach Nanette,


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  • 6 cups Seedless Watermelon, cubed and frozen - freeze cubes on a sheet tray, minimum 4 hours
  • 1 13.5 oz Can Coconut Milk, full fat - chilled
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • Fresh Mint - optional garnish


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process for several minutes. Pause and scrape down the...
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You Can Sleep When You’re Dead

sleep tips Aug 20, 2019

I don’t believe sleeping pills provide much relief, not sustainable anyway. They have way too many risks and side effects. The best course of action is to start with natural strategies, and there are many.

According to the CDC, 35% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep. Everyone has a different requirement, but most adults do best with 7-9 hours per night. Kids definitely need more, with the youngest needing the most. What’s wrong with not getting enough sleep? How about memory loss,...

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School Box Lunches Made Easy

lunch boxes tips Aug 13, 2019

Does the thought of making 180 school box lunches for your kids this school year stress you out? Want to learn how to easily plan and make them?

By following these 3 tips, you’ll learn how to make delicious, healthy lunches that provide energy and satiety to support your kids during school. You’ll be confident they’re getting the nutrition they need for their growing bodies, health, focus, and learning.

Traditional school lunches and snacks seriously lack nutrition. Before I knew better, my kids’ lunches consisted of goldfish, juice boxes, chips, cookies, pretzels, PB & J sandwiches, and pizza. Ugh! There are of course healthy versions of these, but that’s not what I was sending. What I sent simply set them up for a mid-day crash and didn’t support their brains for learning. No more! Our kids deserve better!

Make it fun! Incorporate roll-ups, pinwheels, shish kebobs, wraps, puzzle sandwiches, charcuterie boards, soups, stews, dips, and even...

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Beware of Toxic Laundry

tips Aug 06, 2019

It can be overwhelming, but you have to start somewhere and your laundry is a good place to start. Look at the labels on your laundry products. If you see warnings or words that you can't pronounce, stop using them. Just as you don’t want to put toxic food in your body, you don’t want to inhale toxins or absorb them through your skin either. Plus they are contaminating the environment.

There are loads of toxic chemicals, even carcinogens in many standard laundry care products. I encourage you to check the safety of the listed ingredients. Run them through the Environmental Working Group’s Healthy Living App (

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