Make It Monday: Worth-It Fast and Fabulous Recipes for Clean Eating

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Achieve wealth with health! Start here with a holiday gift to yourself and/or loved one.

How is clean-eating worth it? As an investment in your health, your long-term healthcare savings account and health of our planet! As an advocate of clean-eating and frugal, sustainable living, I got chosen to be one of Lisa Leake’s new cookbook ambassadors 🙂. In the New 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous cookbook, released last Tuesday, learn how clean-eating with real food can be budget-friendly and doable with easy-to-find ingredients. Scroll down to get another sample recipe, in addition to last week’s here. Continue reading “Make It Monday: Worth-It Fast and Fabulous Recipes for Clean Eating”

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Not Just Make It Monday: Real Food “Fast and Fabulous” Everyday!

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Fast and Fabulous: White Chicken Chili. See below for link to recipe and how to make it vegetarian-friendly

I have been a fan of Lisa Leake and her 100 Days of Real Food Blog since 2011, shortly after she started it. “Real Food on a Budget” was how I connected with her. In her first best-selling cookbook, Lisa succinctly maps out the reasons why and how she and her family cut out highly processed food. Through a series of small-steps of mini-pledges, shopping tips, and easy-to-follow recipes with beautiful color photos, she shows you how doable it is. This became one of our family fave staple recipes: Budget-Friendly PestoNow, Lisa is back with another cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous, the Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food.  Continue reading “Not Just Make It Monday: Real Food “Fast and Fabulous” Everyday!”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 15: Easy Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup

Ingredients of Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Tomato Soup. Xantham gum isn't one of the most sinister ingredients, but highly industrially processed.
Ingredients of Trader Joe’s Organic Creamy Tomato Soup. Xanthan gum isn’t one of the most sinister ingredients, but highly industrially processed.

My Make It Monday recipe doubles as a Meatless Monday one for this week. This is also a shout-out to my sister, sister-in-law, and daughter who have all gone vegetarian. Though I am not ready to give up my omnivore status, I enjoy many veggie and vegan dishes. This creamy tomato soup goes well with grilled cheese sandwiches.  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 15: Easy Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 13: Budget-Friendly Pesto

Pesto is so versatile! In warm weather, use pesto on cold pasta favorites, such as fusilli, gemelli, or elbow noodles. Add chopped tomatoes and serve on a bed of lettuce. In cooler weather, serve pesto on hot pasta, such as capellini, spaghetti or linguine. Or, use it any time on sandwiches, pizza, salads or crackers.  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 13: Budget-Friendly Pesto”