The Right Plan Nutrition Counseling http://therightnutritionplan.com Optimal Health from the Inside Out Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:26:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Traditional versus Alternative Medicine http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/traditional-alternative-medicine/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/traditional-alternative-medicine/#respond Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:44:31 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12752 What Type of Practitioner? People mistakenly assume that I only work in the alternative medicine field.  The reality is we need a marriage of both fields of study in order to have the...  Continue Reading 

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What Type of Practitioner?

People mistakenly assume that I only work in the alternative medicine field.  The reality is we need a marriage of both fields of study in order to have the best health care practitioners on our health care “team”.  And that’s what we should have a team of practitioners using all the tricks in their “little black bags” in order to help us.   After a few conversations this last week, I decided it was time to clarify my thoughts for everyone.

My Thoughts on Traditional versus Alternative Medicine

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3 Massive Mistakes Even Smart Moms Make that Keep Them Overweight, Tired and Worried Their Pants Don’t Fit . . . And How to Avoid Them! http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79219/3-massive-mistakes-even-smart-moms-make-that-keep-them-overweight-tired-and-worried-their-pants-dont http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79219/3-massive-mistakes-even-smart-moms-make-that-keep-them-overweight-tired-and-worried-their-pants-dont#respond Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill072814.mp3 Busy moms are just that - busy! Putting their families first they may find themselves relying on caffeine to give them energy so they can keep up with the kids and get through the day. Many have tried every diet under the sun and still feel overweigh...

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Sauteed Zucchini http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/zucchini-sauteed/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/zucchini-sauteed/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:40:23 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12587 Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini – It’s Everywhere! It’s that time of year where zucchini is everywhere.  If you have a garden then it’s popping up like crazy.  If your neighbors have a garden, bags...  Continue Reading 

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Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini – It’s Everywhere!

It’s that time of year where zucchini is everywhere.  If you have a garden then it’s popping up like crazy.  If your neighbors have a garden, bags of zucchini are probably showing up on your doorstep. Around here we joke that you don’t want to leave your car door open for fear that you’ll find zucchini left in the seat as folks try to figure out what to do with all the zucchini.

To help with this conundrum, my 2014 non-profit partner ACCESS Go For Real Food sent a couple of us out to demonstrate how to use zucchini and summer squash.

I love these types of partnerships.  This year I’ve been working with Access on their “Go For Real Food – You Can Cook It” program. Every purchase you make from The Right Plan in 2014 will have a portion of the proceeds donated to this wonderful program. The program is amazing – everyone, regardless of their income level, can enjoy learning how to cook  whole foods.

Not a Good Day For Me & Zucchini

Unfortunately, the day I was scheduled I had just returned from a trip to Portland and LA.  I was running on about 3 hours of sleep in the previous 42 hours.  I KNOW – please don’t send me a comment about how bad this is for my health and stress level.  Sometimes we just have to roll with the punches.  Plus, it was 104 degrees outside!  Needless to say, I look and felt like crud and it certainly showed up on video.  But, I gotta put out the good and the bad.  It was a ton of fun though.  Tyler Johnson is the other person in the video helping with the demonstration of zucchini.

We made a great recipe, which I’m sharing below.  This is a great way to introduce zucchini to your family if this is a new vegetable to you.  For fun, I’m going to whip up a few other ways to make zucchini this weekend, as it’s a really versatile vegetable.  The taste can really change depending on how you’re using it.  Look for these over the next couple of weeks as zucchini will be here for a while!

Tricks to This Zucchini Recipe

Don’t skip the part where you salt and let the zucchini drain.  One of the reasons people often don’t like zucchini is the high portion of water in the vegetable.  If you try to saute zucchini without this step it becomes very mushy and even can become a bit slimy.  Watch how the water is pulled from the zucchini.  It will glisten as it “dries” out a bit.  This is one of the secrets to making the zucchini crisp but still tender.  The zucchini will have much better flavor.   This zucchini recipe is an amazing side dish, can be added to the top of a summer salad, or throw in some leftover protein while the zucchini is sauteing and you have a quick meal.

I recommend using a couple different types of summer squash.  We used one zucchini and one yellow crookneck squash for an interesting flavor variety as well as better colors.

Tender-Crisp Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

The reason many of us don’t like zucchini may be because we were fed mushy squash as children!  This method gives the zucchini a nice crisp-tender texture; onion and garlic add mouth-watering flavor.

And, it smells so good while it cooks!

Tender-Crisp Sautéed Zucchini Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini or other summer squash (yellow crookneck,
  • patty pan, etc. about 8-10 inches long)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pastured butter or coconut oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • Black pepper, to taste

Sautéed Zucchini Directions

  1. Wash your hands and the zucchini and pat dry with a clean towel. Cut zucchini lengthwise into quarters and then slice 1⁄4-inch thick. Put the zucchini into the colander (or on a clean dish towel) and sprinkle with the salt. Stir well. Set the colander on a plate to drain for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile chop the onion. Peel the garlic by smashing it with the back of a knife to loosen the skin and then chop it.  Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes for best health benefits.
  3. Heat the frying pan over medium heat. Add the oil and swirl to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the prepared zucchini, onion, and garlic and let them sizzle a minute. Stir fry the veggies until they are crisp-tender, about 7-10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container up to 5 days. Leftovers can be used to fill an omelet.

Yield: 2 servings

Zucchini Video Demonstration

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Tips and Tricks for Switching to a Whole Food Diet http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/tips-tricks-switching-food-diet/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/tips-tricks-switching-food-diet/#respond Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:24:36 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12583 A diet of whole foods consists of items like vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, whole grains and quality proteins that are believed to help lower the risk of type II diabetes, heart disease and...  Continue Reading 

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online nutritionistA diet of whole foods consists of items like vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, whole grains and quality proteins that are believed to help lower the risk of type II diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It allows you to benefit from all of a food’s natural nutrients that would be stripped during processing.


For example, after a grain is refined, there’s no way to retain or restore the grain’s natural fiber benefits. You need fibrous foods to maintain a healthy diet, and consuming grains that are stripped of their useful properties won’t be nearly as nutritious for you.


It can be difficult to navigate the world of whole foods, especially as labels get increasingly confusing for healthy eaters. Remember, on the most basic level, whole foods are foods in their natural state with all the natural health benefits intact. If you see labels that say a food is organic, locally grown or pesticide free, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re whole foods.


If you’re having trouble establishing a consistent diet of whole foods, consult an in-person or online nutritionist for help. An online nutritionist can steer you to the best healthy diet foods and meal plans without requiring you to leave the comfort and convenience of your own home. Nutrition counseling services can help you learn where to shop and what to avoid.


For instance, vegan and vegetarian substitutes, non-dairy milks and low fat foods often contain artificial ingredients to mimic the flavor of the original food, so sometimes you’re better off avoiding them and going with the whole foods version of the real thing.


Often you can cut foods out of your diet just by looking at them and asking yourself if they look like the real food. You can’t really know what’s in those “real fruit” fruit snacks, and salted veggie chips are no substitute for nutrient dense vegetables. Generally it’s better to replace them with the real thing.


If you choose a diet of whole foods, always prepare meals large enough to leave you with plenty of leftovers for later meals. Make a large salad on the weekend so you can enjoy whole foods throughout the week instead of packaged snack foods, and make extra when preparing dinner so you have food to bring to work or school. Make those whole foods just as convenient as unhealthy snack foods and eating right will be a breeze.


Whole foods are also sold in bulk and don’t cost extra for processing, so they’re often a more efficient choice, especially for the whole foods eater who’s savvy enough to make large meals. Whether you choose to consult an online nutritionist or take a DIY approach, your body will thank you for taking the extra time to eat healthy.

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Danger Food – Canola Oil http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79049/danger-food-canola-oil http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79049/danger-food-canola-oil#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill072114.mp3 Some health experts still tout canola oil as one of the healthies oils available. Others call canola oil a industrialized toxic substance. These conflicting claims can be very confusing. Kellie will help listeners figure out if canola oil is healthy...

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Pushing Past Fear http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/pushing-fears/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/pushing-fears/#respond Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:11:07 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12575  Overcoming Fear On My 45th Birthday We all have fear.  Since my son was born, I no longer ride a motorcycle.  My endorsement is still on my driver’s license, and sometimes I look at...  Continue Reading 

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rafting  Overcoming Fear On My 45th Birthday

We all have fear.  Since my son was born, I no longer ride a motorcycle.  My endorsement is still on my driver’s license, and sometimes I look at it with a bit of longing.  But, it’s a choice I make.  I don’t want my son to be raised without a mother – if I can help it – so I’m not riding.  Not that I won’t be back when he’s old enough to take care of himself.  My choice isn’t about my fears though.

Of course I do have fears . . . and one of them is heights.  So when a group of friends wanted to do a zip, dip, and sip adventure for my birthday I had to really think about it.  Let me explain.  The zip was a zip line in the mountains – the longest zip line in the Pacific Northwest.  The last zip was over 1/4 mile!  The dip was white water river rafting – pictured above.  The sip was wine tasting and live music at a vineyard.

You Know I Conquered My Fear

The picture gives it away that I committed to overcoming my fear of heights.  Understand that I wasn’t always afraid of heights.  I’ve been solo skydiving for Pete’s sake!  I don’t know, somewhere along the way – maybe age, maybe kids, maybe too many years of putting Christmas lights on the house – I just got to the point where I didn’t like heights anymore.  So, here I was, given the opportunity to share a great adventure with some fabulous women and I was hesitating.  HESITATING!  How could I be hesitating?!

Fear = Hesitation

Yes, fear will make us hesitate.  Worse, it can make us miss out on wonderful moments that we may never have the opportunity to experience again.  And, that is what made me say “yes”.  I don’t want to look back and wish I had done something special.  I don’t want to let fear beat me into submission.  I don’t want fear to win.  So, I said, “let’s do it”.

Know that everyone knew I was afraid.  So, first zip line up – they jokingly pushed me forward to go first.  No time like the present.  Heck, I could probably have touched the ground if I was too scared – it was kinda a  “bunny hill” for zip line practice.  So, I stepped up and was first.  Getting to name ourselves with each zip, I went with Krazy Kellie, and jumped off – heart pounding, hands sweating, entire body shaking, and legs so wobbly when I stopped that I almost couldn’t stand.  But, I did it and I made it.  My fear wasn’t gone though.

Practice Beating Fear

Each zip got easier and easier – while also getting higher and higher as well as longer and longer.  The platforms in the trees were scary all by themselves, let alone, stepping off of them and hoping I wouldn’t die!   But that’s how we beat back our fears.  We practice and we overcome!  We have to take the first leap and then every leap gets easier.  Standing still won’t move us forward.  Hey, move forward on a zip line and you go fast!  :)

That final zip line was amazing.  There were beautiful views of the entire Rogue Valley.  I felt like a bird flying.  Until they stopped me before the end and I had to hang there, mid-air, while the group sang Happy Birthday.  So very sweet – so very scary.  But, I’m so thankful I didn’t miss that moment.  Especially because I was afraid – fear can stop us, but only if we let it.

Fear Holding You Back?

My tip to you today is to use positive affirmations to help you past fear.  The one I used for ziplining . . . I move forward, feeling self confident every step of the way.  Give it a try.  Don’t miss out on life because of fear.

So, what’s holding you back?  Tell me about it here.

 

 

P.S. My final zip line name, given to me by the guides . . . ROCK STAR!

Zipping Group

Zip Line Group

 

 

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Labeling Lies – How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79047/labeling-lies-how-the-food-industry-undermines-our-health http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79047/labeling-lies-how-the-food-industry-undermines-our-health#respond Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill071414.mp3 Reading food labels can be tricky - made even more difficult by the misinformation provided by manufacturers. But, reading and understanding nutritional information and labels makes a world of difference when it comes to your health. Just because a product says "zero trans fat" on the front of the package doesn't mean it actually has zero trans fat. These types of deceptive practices will be explained with the help of Michele Simon, public health lawyer specializing in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health and author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. She'll help you make sense of what's happening and what to look for when you're shopping.

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Chocolate Pudding – Substitute for Jello Instant Pudding http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/chocolate-pudding-substitute-jello-instant-pudding/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/chocolate-pudding-substitute-jello-instant-pudding/#respond Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12526 Chocolate Pudding – Many Attempts Later It’s seldom that I work with a couple, but when it happens, it’s amazing the quality of their results.  All of my clients have huge successes and...  Continue Reading 

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Chocolate PuddingChocolate Pudding – Many Attempts Later

It’s seldom that I work with a couple, but when it happens, it’s amazing the quality of their results.  All of my clients have huge successes and tremendous transformations but with the support of their family the changes are exponential.  This was the case for a current couple who just completed their six months of private 1:1 coaching.  Absolutely fabulous work from both of them.  All their goals were accomplished, they have so much more energy, have lots tons of weight, feel better, and have both decreased the number of pharmaceutical drugs they were prescribed.  As we completed the final appointment, I hear that the one thing they really struggle with is Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding.  They love it, won’t give it up, and is there any way I could figure a way to make it healthier.

Tough request!  But, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

Chocolate Pudding Thickeners

Actually, I agreed quickly because I use a chocolate mousse recipe at home that is relatively healthy.  Big problem I found out though was that it didn’t have the texture and consistency of Jello Chocolate Pudding.  Way too much chemistry research made me realize it’s all in the thickenerss.  This shouldn’t really surprise me . . . there are very highly paid scientists and chemists working to identify just the perfect combination of sugar and fat as well as the proper about of texture to create great “mouth feel”.   And I’d bet Kraft has some of the best working for them.

I don’t want to bore you so just know there are a LOT of thickeners available and most of them are chemical products.  In the health food world we usually hear xanthan gum, agar agar, guar gum, ground chia seeds, ground flax seeds, psyllium fiber, gelatin, and carrageenan.  For a variety of reasons I usually work with agar agar (I’ll write on that another day).  As with all thickeners, these have come under scrutiny and questioned about their use in healthy food diets.

Honestly, I made a lot of chocolate pudding.  My family will not ask for chocolate pudding any time in the near future!

Locust Bean Gum for Chocolate Pudding

What I finally ended up using, which seemed to work well, and was relatively healthy – locust bean gum.  Locust bean gum is also known as carob bean gum and is derived from the seeds of the carob tree. It thickened very well without needing to be heated.  One of the criteria for this recipe was that it could all be mixed up quickly, just like instant Jello pudding.  The taste and texture were good also.  I couldn’t find the product locally but was able to easily order it online.

Is Locust Bean Gum Healthy?

Honestly, I can’t say for sure.  As with so many of these products, there just isn’t a lot of research.  But, I did find a couple studies that seemed to indicate this thickener was safe.  During a two-year animal study, rats were given locust bean gum as 5% of their diet, and no carcinogenic or other toxic effects were observed (1).  It’s also been studied in humans as a potential cholesterol-lowering compound with success (2).  So, I used locust bean gum.  I couldn’t find any studies indicating harmful effects.  But, I’d be caution with overconsumption or if you have digestive issues, just to be on the safe side.

Final Verdict Chocolate Pudding Challenge

My clients loved the solution.  These are their comments:

“The flavor is amazing.  The taste and texture is almost identical.  The coconut milk makes it extra creamy.  We like it best at 2 1/2 Tbs. honey.  No need to buy Jello pudding anymore.  Thanks.”

Give it a try.  Not only did this chocolate pudding recipe mass my client’s criteria, it passed my son and his friend’s taste requirements.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Pudding Ingredients:

  • 1 BPA-free can extra thick coconut milk
  • 2-3 Tbs. local, raw honey
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp. locust bean powder

 Chocolate Pudding Directions:

  1.  Mix well in a blender until thickened.  Refrigerate at least an hour.

 

Sources:

1. Chronic effects of agar, guar gum, gum arabic, locust-bean gum, or tara gum in F344 rats and B6C3F1 mice

2. The hypolipidemic effect of locust bean gum food products in familial hypercholesterolemic adults and children.

 

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Winner of Organic Elements Treatments http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/winner-organic-elements-treatments/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/winner-organic-elements-treatments/#respond Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:47:01 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12518 We have a winner!  Oh wait . . . winners!   Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Oneline Esthetician Giveaway.  Soon the winners will have radiant, glowing skin thanks to their...  Continue Reading 

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We have a winner!  Oh wait . . . winners!

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Oneline Esthetician Giveaway.  Soon the winners will have radiant, glowing skin thanks to their personalized, live, consultation with a fantastic esthetician.

 

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for – drum roll please . . .

 

The Winner Is . . .

 

Sorry, I can only tell you one so far . . .   Leslie Case

 

I’m not trying to be a pain here but unfortunately I haven’t received confirmation of acceptance from anyone else yet.  But, I wanted to get this posted so people knew we hadn’t just skipped over the winner.  I’ll add more names as I get clearance.

 

Leslie will be receiving a call from the salon soon.

 

You Can Be A Winner Too – Here’s How

 

But wait!  More exciting news!  Every month you can enter to win a fabulous item just like this giveaway.  In fact, the next giveaway from Senzacare has already been posted!  Free eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes – great for your teeth, great for the planet.  Enter to win here:

Giveaway - Senzacare

More great giveaways every month!  Look for upcoming items from Faerie Organic Cosmetics and Eat Right for Life Plan, plus 2 Week Weight Loss Program and Healthy Diet Videos.

 

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Why Coconuts Should Be Your New Favorite Diet Food http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/coconuts-favorite-diet-food/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/coconuts-favorite-diet-food/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:10:27 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12512 We only get one body, and one of the best ways to take care of it is to carefully consider what we feed it. America is becoming notorious for our penchant for fast...  Continue Reading 

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best healthy diet foodsWe only get one body, and one of the best ways to take care of it is to carefully consider what we feed it. America is becoming notorious for our penchant for fast food and our tendency for obesity, but there are simple diet tricks that can help you stay out of the drive thru and do more for your health than just keep the pounds off. One of the best healthy diet foods is the coconut, which not only tastes delicious but offers plenty of health benefits.


Coconuts are conducive to weight loss. One one hand, they contain appetite-reducing fatty acids, so after eating coconut food products, you feel more full and less hungry later. On the other hand, coconut burns like a carbohydrate and is rarely stored as fat. Therefore, coconuts attack a weight problem on two fronts — by not being stored in the body as fat, and curbing your appetite to keep you from eating more later.


Coconuts are one of the best healthy diet foods, but they are not just good for energy and weight loss. Other coconut benefits include better hair, nails, and skin. Perhaps more importantly, coconuts are good for your brain. Eating coconuts and coconut food products can help increase your brain function, which helps fight neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.


Diet and nutrition plans can seem intimidating, and can feel like an imposition on your lifestyle. If you aren’t yet ready to commit to a complete lifestyle or diet change, introducing more coconut into your diet is an easy way to increase your wellness and help you lose weight. Since they’re good for your body and your brain, as well as tasting delicious, coconut products are a great choice for anyone who’s looking to shed pounds, improve their overall health, and feel better about themselves.

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Giveaway – Bamboo Toothbrushes http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/giveaway-bamboo-toothbrushes/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/07/giveaway-bamboo-toothbrushes/#respond Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:07:12 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12450 Giveaway – Try Bamboo Toothbrushes – Great for your teeth! Great for the planet! Dentists tell us that every three months we are supposed to get a new toothbrush.  If you’re like me, you’ve...  Continue Reading 

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senza toothbrushGiveaway – Try Bamboo Toothbrushes – Great for your teeth! Great for the planet!

Dentists tell us that every three months we are supposed to get a new toothbrush.  If you’re like me, you’ve probably never thought too much about what happens to your toothbrush after you’re done using it.  Unfortunately, about 25,000 tons of these used toothbrushes end up in the landfills each year, just in the United States.  This is horrible for our planet. Thankfully, one company is making a difference.  Senzacare noticed the problem and created a solution – eco-friendly, biodegradable, naturally antibacterial toothbrushes made from the sustainable resource bamboo.  I’m proud to announce them as this month’s giveaway sponsor.

Giveaway - Why Toothbrushes

Sponsoring this month’s giveaway is Senzacare.  This heart-centered company makes fantastic products that truly are great for your teeth, great for the planet . . . and I would add, great for you.  Based in Seattle, Washington Senzacare is passionate about healthy lifestyle products to make you look and feel good.  But they don’t compromise their commitment to responsible business practices.  After learning that 2 billion plastic disposable toothbrushes end up in landfills and oceans every year and that plastic is secrete toxins.  Senzacare decided to be part of the solution rather than add to the problem.  Soon they developed the fantastic eco-friendly biodegradable toothbrush called SenzaBamboo.  Visit the website for more information.  I’m so honored they are sponsoring this month’s giveaway.

Great for your teeth!  Great for the planet!

This is an amazing product and Senzacare is giving it away free.  The packaging is biodegradable.  Check out the new video where they burn the packaging so you can see that it’s not plastic!

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The bamboo handle is biodegradable.  I interviewed Brett Trentham on Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill and we talked about all the things you can do with your leftover toothbrush before it degrades – garden markets, craft projects and more!  Listen at 2:00 p.m. Pacific, Monday July 7 on Voice America internet radio, Health & Wellness Channel to learn more about Senzacare and SenzaBamboo. Enter to win this giveaway and you can try the eco-friendly toothbrush for free!  In fact, 10 lucky winners will get to try it for free!

Great Company

Not only are these eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes incredible, the company Senzacare is incredible.  Their first healthy lifestyle product was the TravelSonic, a sleek, portable, battery operated electric toothbrush with 20,000 sonic vibrations per minute.  Of course it has a replaceable brush so to ensure eco-friendly business practices Senzacare has a mail in recycling program for the brush heads for free.  Again, nothing sent to the landfill. Committed to their community Senzacare donates a toothbrush to a child in need for every TravelSonic sold! I love heart-centered, caring companies with great business practices.  With Senzacare, not only is the company fantastic, they are making us all look and feel better, and saving the planet.  AND this month, with this giveaway, you can try the eco-friendly SenzaBamboo for free!

Giveaway – What You’ll Get

Senzacare is offering not one, but ten eco-friendly SenzaBamboo toothbrushes to the winners of this giveaway so they can try this fabulous product - great for your teeth, great for the planet.  This giveaway will arrive right in your mailbox from Senzacare.  Winners outside the U.S. will need to pay a small shipping fee.  For winners within the U.S. this giveaway is absolutely free. Senzacare and this giveaway is amazing!

Giveaway – Enter Now

Ready to join Senzacare and be part of the solution while still looking and feeling amazing?  Even better – you can do it for free!   Ten winners of this giveaway will receive their own eco-friendly SenzaBamboo toothbrush.  I’m priveledged to have The Right Plan support this giveaway. There are lots of options to enter this giveaway raffle so get your entries in today!

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Raw Milk, Is It Right For You? http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78532/raw-milk-is-it-right-for-you http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78532/raw-milk-is-it-right-for-you#respond Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill063014.mp3 Raw milk and raw dairy have made headlines over the last few years. Proponents state raw milk from grass fed cows has been used for generations as a complete and properly balanced food naturally designed to nourish and even heal the body. Opponents state that pasteurization is required to ensure a safe product and that raw milk is dangerous. Mark McAfee from Organic Pastures Dairy Company joins Kellie to get to the bottom of the controversy. Mark will address questions regarding this very controversial topic. Learn why pasteurization occurs, differences between organic, homogenized, and pasteurized milk, the safety of raw milk, how milk became the FDA’s #1 food allergy, where to find more scientific information, the health benefits of raw milk, and how to make the best choice for you and your family.

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Apple Burrito – Great for Kid’s Lunch http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/apple-burritos-great-kids-lunches/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/apple-burritos-great-kids-lunches/#respond Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:29:19 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12457 Burrito Finger Foods Grab and go foods are part of my go-to for the family.  Everyone loves finger foods.  Burritos are perfect because they can be a breakfast, dessert, part of lunch, or...  Continue Reading 

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Apple BurritosBurrito Finger Foods

Grab and go foods are part of my go-to for the family.  Everyone loves finger foods.  Burritos are perfect because they can be a breakfast, dessert, part of lunch, or a snack.  Wrap ‘em up and go.  Apple burritos are one of our favorites.  You can make these ahead and have them ready any time.  They can be gluten-free by using brown rice tortillas.

Fruit Filling for Burrito

You can place anything in a burrito but fruit is one of my favorites, especially for kid’s lunches.  You can make the filling with any fruit that is available, just be sure to compensate with more or less water depending on how “juicy” the fruit is your working with.  Apples are the staple in our house because we can get them for most of the year and are reasonably priced.  This recipe is based on Granny Smiths so if you choose a sweeter apple you may need to decrease the coconut sugar.  Let your taste be your guide – there’s no right or wrong with these types of recipes.  Which is why I love any type of fruit burrito.

You can also make the filling as much as a week in advance.  Frequently I make extra filling and it becomes a side dish for other meals or added to hot cereal for breakfast.

Apple BurritoBurrito for Classroom Snack

These apple burritos hold up really well.  I have made big batches for my son’s classroom, both for snack and for lunch.  After they cool a bit you can cut them in half for smaller portions.  This is a very versatile fruit burrito, especially for busy moms.

Apple Burrito Recipe 

Apple Burrito Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves (optional)
  • Whole wheat or brown rice tortillas
  • Chopped nuts (optional)
  •  1 Tbs. butter, melted

Apple Burrito Directions

  1. Wash apples, cut into quarters and core.
  2. In a 2 quart saucepan, heat apples and water to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up apples until tender.  Alternately you can puree the apples if a paste texture is more desirable than chunks.
  3. Stir in sugar and spices.  Heat to boiling.  Boil and stir 1 minute.  Cover and refrigerate until using.
  4. Place a tablespoon or two of the apple filling into the center of each burrito.  Carefully not to overfill as it will be hard to roll up.
  5. Top the filling with nuts if using.
  6. Brush the inside edges of the tortilla with water to help secure and roll up.
  7. Place the burritos on a cookie sheet.  Baste with melted butter.
  8. Place into broiler until tortillas turn brown.  Keep a carefully eye on them as this happens fast.
  9. Remove from oven and cool.  Serve at room temperature or refrigerate.  Great for kid’s lunches.

 

Make Ahead Tip

You can make the sauce up to a week in advance.

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I was the guest on Roger Moore’s Spotlite Radio show yesterday. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in, here is the replay – my interview started at 2:36 minutes into this recording, so fast forward through the first two interviews if you want to get right to mine.

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FDA – Fish & Pregnant Women http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/fda-fish-pregnant-women/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/fda-fish-pregnant-women/#respond Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:41:46 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12406 FDA gives new guidelines for Pregnant women and eating fish On June 9, 2014 the FDA announced new guidelines.  Per usual these guidelines have been dismissed by some as offering minimal changes and...  Continue Reading 

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salmon dinnerFDA gives new guidelines for Pregnant women and eating fish

On June 9, 2014 the FDA announced new guidelines.  Per usual these guidelines have been dismissed by some as offering minimal changes and considered significant by others.  There was a lot to look at with the new guidelines and I would be remiss if I didn’t state up front that I’m not sure I read everything I needed to in order to make a 100% informed decision.  But, that being said, I think there are some important general “take-aways” from what the FDA has offered with the new guidelines and I’d like to address that today.

New FDA Guidelines

It’s been about 10 years since the FDA made any real changes to it’s guidelines regarding pregnant women, nursing mothers, small children, and women who might become pregnant and the consumption of fish.  Back then the FDA recommended maximum amounts of fish these people should eat.  This month the FDA basically reversed the previous recommendation.  The new guidelines recommend a minimum amount of fish that should be eaten.  Now the suggestion is 8-12 ounces per week of fish low in mercury in order to promote fetal growth and development.

Some Groups Dismiss FDA & Others Agree

A quick overview of why there are two sides regarding the new FDA guidelines regarding fish.  From what I can find groups like the Environmental Working Group feel the recommendations are too vague to prove helpful, are really minimal changes, and that good scientific research exists to prove clearer guidelines.  A dietician with the National Fisheries Institute was quoted in the Washington Post saying that the recommendations were “significant and promising”.

Neither is truly a surprise if you look at the groups that are speaking out.  Both sides knows there is sufficient evidence to create new FDA guidelines regarding fish.  There is very little question today about the benefit of the Omega-3 fatty acids from cold water fish.  There is very little question today about the health benefits of EPA & DHA in the formation of brain development in fetuses and children (this is why it’s required to be added in baby formula).  There’s very little question today about the benefit of good, high quality protein consumption and that fish is one of the best sources.  There is very little question today about the need to minimize the consumption of fish high in mercury as it can potentially damage the neurological development of the fetus, infants, and young children as well as pose a health risk to adults.

So, even though these groups actually agree on a lot included in the new FDA guidelines, one side expects more clarity from the FDA and the others are just happy to no longer be ostracized by the FDA.

Interpreting FDA Guidelines

The question has already been proposed to me about my opinion.  Here you go -

  • I appreciate that the FDA made the change (I can’t believe that I actually wrote something positive about the FDA!).
  • No, I don’t think the new guidelines are clear enough or go far enough but it’s better than scaring women and children away from fish, which is what I feel the old guidelines accomplished.
  • I think opponents need to remember that the FDA is a slow moving government agency that have some interesting “partners” helping to make decisions about what is healthy and safe.  At least this one moves the US a bit forward, even if it’s only baby steps at least it’s forward momentum.
  • Although I like the reminder about mercury I’m surprised there was not any indication about radiation based on the high levels found after Fukushima.

My suggestions:

Thinking about getting pregnant, are pregnant, or have young children?

  • Definitely eat high quality, cold-water, line-caught, wild fish that is low in mercury.  The benefits outweigh the risks.  I did when I was pregnant.  My son ate fish at a young age, especially salmon, and still does (he’s about to turn 9 years old).
  • Check advisories when eating local fish just to make sure the waterway is safe and not contaminated.
  • Check Seafood Watch to ensure you making the best choices not only for you and your family but also the planet.
  • Skip sushi as the raw product may have bacteria that the body can’t handle during this critical growth period.
  • Check all fish is cooked to an appropriate internal temperature – 145 degrees F.  It’s worth it to purchase a cooking thermometer in order to check.
  • Keep plenty of cultured foods to help build good gut flora to fight any potential allergens in the fish.

 

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How to Feel Good About You http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78501/how-to-feel-good-about-you http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78501/how-to-feel-good-about-you#respond Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill061614.mp3 Listeners asked and Kellie responded. After receiving questions about how to identify, strengthen, and guide ourselves in order to have the most fulfilling life rather than just “accepting” our fate, Kellie asked for guidance from Sandy Abell, author of Feeling Good About You: the journey of discovery that leads to self-esteem. This show is a bit more “concrete” for listeners in how to create a happy, healthy, productive life bursting with fulfillment.

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UnBeetable Beets [VIDEO] http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/unbeetable-beets-video/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/unbeetable-beets-video/#respond Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:00:31 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12390 UnBeetable Beets Transcript Hi, I’m Kellie Hill, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner at The Right Plan. Your guide to optimal health and weight loss from the inside out.Today, I want to talk to you about a...  Continue Reading 

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UnBeetable Beets Transcript

Hi, I’m Kellie Hill, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner at The Right Plan. Your guide to optimal health and weight loss from the inside out.

Today, I want to talk to you about a couple parts of the digestive system that are frequently functioning poorly but that you can easily improve – the liver and gallbladder. Gallbladder removal is one of the most common surgeries in the United States, estimated at over half a million gallbladders removed each year.

Gallbladder attacks suggest congested bile; built up concentrated bile can cause gallstones.

Another indication of problems with bile can be noticed in your stool – I know, people don’t always want to talk about this, but your stool actually tells a lot about your health and digestive tract.

For instance, greasy or shiny stool may indicate a decrease of bile, possibly from a congested liver or gallbladder.

Light or clay colored stool may be from a lack of bile, again possibly from a congested liver or gallbladder.

Floating stool is usually from decreased bile from the gallbladder with a lack of fat emulsification. I know it’s kind of taboo to talk about the quality of our bowel movements but these type of symptoms mean you need to clean out your liver and gallbladder and keep it clean.

This isn’t difficult to do with whole foods and I’m going to show you how. But do note, first and foremost, if you are having gallbladder attacks or other symptoms of gallbladder issues, definitely see your health care practitioner. There’s a time and place for preventative care and there’s a time and place for modern medicine – you have to distinguish the difference.

Enough of that talk – let’s get to the solutions.

If you need to help your body cleanse and detoxify your liver gallbladder area – beets are your answer.

I think of eating beets as giving your body an oil change – very much like changing the oil in your car. Beets help detoxify the liver, purify the blood, and cleanse the gallbladder of bile. The entire body works more efficiently when it’s not congested or clogged up with bile – just like your car engine works better if there isn’t a bunch of sludge in the system.

So eating beets is going to give you this great natural oil change and clean out your liver and gallbladder.

Now, I know from my private clients that when I talk about eating beets, they are not happy with the idea. But, I’m going to demonstrate what to look for and how to make a couple easy recipes. And, I’m going to start on the low end of the health continuum. Remember, we’re all on that continuum and I’ll walk you through these beginning recipes – one cooked and one raw.

Since beets are such a good cleanser, I recommend eating them daily when doing a cleanse, like in my *Cleanse & Detoxify Your Body: 28 days to better health using nutrient-dense whole foods.* But, if you’re just starting out, try for 2-3 times a week – even if you only get beets in once a week you’ll begin to notice a difference.

I’m not going to say these are the healthiest recipes for beets, but they are a great point to start from. If you’ve only had canned beets, please, give these a try, you won’t be disappointed, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. These are two great starting recipes that even kids love. As your taste buds adapt, you can enjoy even healthier, stronger options like beet salads, grated beets,

steamed beets, and much more – but here’s where you start.

When you choose your beets look for medium sized beets with firm roots, smooth skin, and a deep rich color.

Skip any that have spots, bruises, or soft areas.

They shouldn’t be shriveled up or flabby.

Beet greens are also fabulous so don’t toss these. Prepare them just like Swiss chard which we have in another video. If you chop them very small they are also nice in a raw salad.

But today we are going to focus on the beet root.

Wash under cool water. Scrub off any dirt.

Very important here – notice my stylish gloves. Beets can stain your skin, nails, and clothes so an apron and gloves are essential. If you do end up with stains on your hands, try rubbing them with lemon juice and that usually will take it out.

Now the question of peeling. This really depends on how much time you have. I like not peeling beets until after cooking if you have an hour to an hour and a half to cook them. But, usually, I have better things to do with my time, so I’m going to show you the speedy version.

Trim off the root and leaves.

You can use a peeler and carefully remove the outer skin. Again, I like speed so I just use a knife. But, there’s a bit more waste. Choose whichever works for you.

Then cube the beet. The bigger the cubes, the longer the cooking time. Again you choose what works for you.

This size is going to cook in about 12-15 minutes – which is about my attention span so that’s what I like.

Easy clean-up with parchment paper – just line the pan and then toss later. Again, quick and easy, just like I promised.

Now, just scoop a bit of coconut oil onto the tray.

Put the beets into the over for about 3 minutes or until the coconut oil is melted. Yes, you can melt the oil first and toss it all together but that’s another step and another item to clean up. So, this works just as good really.

Once the coconut oil is melted, now stir to coat. Make sure all the beets have been covered with the oil.

Check on them in another 3-5 minutes and stir again.

Roasting beets carmelizes the sugars that are naturally in them so they become sweeter and creamier. That’s part of the reason this is such a great starting recipe for people because the beets are sweet.

Remove. You can check them with a fork – you want them to be a bit soft but still firm, not mushy. Another nice thing with this recipe is you don’t need to be too specific – if the beets are a little firmer or softer, it doesn’t affect anything.

Now, add a touch of sea salt and fresh ground pepper if you’d like – and that’s it.

Healthy, easy, and tasty. With these beets you’ll start giving your liver and gallbladder that oil change.

For more great recipes, nutritional questions, and information just like this, visit the right nutrition plan.com

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Remember, everything you eat has a purpose and a plan – make your purpose and The Right Plan.

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Live Well and Flourish http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78324/live-well-and-flourish http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78324/live-well-and-flourish#respond Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill060914.mp3 Living well is more than just not having an illness or disease. Living well is an extraordinary state of well being that is within the grasp of each and every one of us. Dr. Elliott Dacher joins Kellie to discuss how to find a more profound and endur...

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Giveaway Winner – US Wellness Meats $75 Gift Certificate http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/giveaway-winner-wellness-meats-75-gift-certificate/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/06/giveaway-winner-wellness-meats-75-gift-certificate/#respond Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:21:02 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12372 We have a winner!   Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent US Wellness Meats $75 gift certificate Giveaway.  There was lots of excitement.  I’ve been eating and recommended the high quality,...  Continue Reading 

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US WellnessWe have a winner!

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent US Wellness Meats $75 gift certificate Giveaway.  There was lots of excitement.  I’ve been eating and recommended the high quality, grass fed animal products provided by US Wellness Meats for years.  Great food delivered right to my door!

 

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for – drum roll please . . .

 

The Winner Is . . .

 

Lori Clark from Dixon Kentucky

 

She will be receiving her gift certificate in the mail shortly so she can purchase her choice of these amazing products.

 

You Can Be A Winner Too – Here’s How

 

But wait!  More exciting news!  Every month you can enter to win a fabulous item just like the US Wellness Meats Giveaway.  In fact, the next giveaway from Online Esthetician has already been posted!  And this month we’ll have 10 Winners!

Enter to win here:

Giveaway - Online Esthetician

Look for more great giveaways every month!  Upcoming giveaways include Senza Care bamboo toothbrushes, Faerie Organic Cosmetics, Cleanse & Detoxify Your Body, and Weight Loss books.

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Not every0ne has the chance to visit my lovely office and see what I’m all about.  Take a look – if you think my office is weird than hey, I’m not the practitioner for you; if you love my office (home-away-from home), like I do, follow me and I’ll help you lose weight, find unlimited energy, and reach your goals using only nutrient-dense whole foods you purchase at your own grocery store!

Office Tour Video

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Beautiful Skin, Balanced Within PLUS A FREE GIVEAWAY http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78165/beautiful-skin-balanced-within-plus-a-free-giveaway http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/78165/beautiful-skin-balanced-within-plus-a-free-giveaway#respond Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill060214.mp3 How you look on the outside is a reflection of what is happening inside. We want to do the best for our bodies while looking fabulous so it’s important to understand face care, skin care, body care, and cosmetics. Tamara Miller, owner of Online Esthetician, joins Kellie to explain how to read labels, ingredients to look for (including sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer), ingredients to skip, what is toxic, and how to check your current products. Plus, 10 listeners will receive a free one-on-one personal live skincare consultation with an esthetician using Skype, enter to win at www.therightnutritionplan.com

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Giveaway – 10 Personalized, Live 1-on-1 Consultations

Summer is here and this is the time of year we all want to look even better.  Radiant and fabulous is the way we want people to describe us as we take off the winter layers.   Taking care of our skin – inside and outside – is the solution.  What products we are lathering on our skin, what cosmetics we wear, what items have toxic chemicals, and which are safe . . . it can be confusing and overwhelming.  We want to do the best for our bodies and understanding face care, skin care, body care, and cosmetics is the solution.

Thankfully, one of the premier authorities of skincare and a company that anyone can access no matter where they live, Online Esthetician, is coming to the rescue, and I’m proud to announce them as this month’s giveaway sponsor.

Giveaway - Personal Help From Home

Sponsoring this month’s giveaway is Online Esthetician.  Founder Tamara Miller felt everyone should have access to good quality help regarding their skin, so she took her successful spa business online and created Online Esthetician. Now, her highly trained estheticians come to you, at your convenience.  Visit the website for more information.  This amazing company provides online one-on-one live skincare consultation using Skype.   You can get your personal questions answered from home.  Which is why I’m so honored they are sponsoring this month’s giveaway.

Save Time and Money Giveaway

If you’ve ever visited an esthetician, you know how much it costs, and you know that this is a fantastic steal.  With this giveaway you will be able to have that same personalized service online, live.   No guessing at a makeup counter in the mall.  No wrong products that never get used.  No expensive items that end up not working.  No being oversold by a commission-based salesperson.

This giveaway from Oneline Esthetician will save you time and money by helping you get all your personal questions answered, looking at your skin from the inside out (oh yes, you’ll hear about hydration and nutiriton too), plus help you decide what is right for you.

Online Esthetician can help you better understand what’s happening with your skin and help you find beautiful skin balanced within.  Online Esthetician has taken away any excuses by providing a service you can get anywhere and they are offering it to ten lucky people with this giveaway.

More Information

The founder of Online Esthetician, Tamara Miller will visit with me on Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill to explain more about “beautiful skin balanced within”,  all the health benefits of choosing the right products and the giveaway.  Listen to the show on June 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific on Voice America internet radio, Health & Wellness Channel.

No Compromise on Quality with this Giveaway

We are what we eat, but just as important is what we put on our biggest organ, our skin.  This is one of the most important areas of concern when you are trying to get healthy or maintain health.  Having skin issues properly diagnosed and using the best products available is critical.  Luckily, Online Esthetician makes it easy by working with you from home.

These estheticians have amazing backgrounds and training.  With this giveaway you will have access to a professional skincare consultant.  The best of the best.  Quality is never sacrificed by using the internet.  And this giveaway brings it all to you in order to enjoy Online Esthetician’s simple but very meaningful concept – beautiful skin, balanced within.

And now you can try it for free with this giveaway!

Giveaway – What You’ll Get

Online Esthetician is offering not one, but ten live, personal one-on-one skincare consultation to the winners of this giveaway so they can have beautiful skin, balanced within.  This giveaway is a personal appointment - wherever you are located, no hidden charges.

Online Esthetician and this giveaway is amazing!

Giveaway – Enter Now

If you haven’t experienced the amazing benefits of a working with an esthetician - now is the time with this free giveaway.  If you have experienced the quality personal attention of an esthetician before – now is the time to save time and money by trying an online service with this free giveaway.  Ten winners of this giveaway will receive a free, live, personal, one-on-one skincare consultation.  I’m priveledged to have The Right Plan provide this giveaway to you.

There are lots of options to enter this giveaway raffle so get your entries in today!

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FREE STUFF – Listen to Win http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/free-stuff-listen-win/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/free-stuff-listen-win/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 13:15:36 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12350 I Love Free Stuff, really, who doesn’t? When writing my second book Cleanse & Detoxify Your Body: 28 days to better health using nutrient dense whole foods I worked with Scott Armstrong of Boulder...  Continue Reading 

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special-offerI Love Free Stuff, really, who doesn’t?

When writing my second book Cleanse & Detoxify Your Body: 28 days to better health using nutrient dense whole foods I worked with Scott Armstrong of Boulder Coaching Academy for the chapter on creating personal positive affirmations.  He was an amazing help and provided me so much information (in fact, my personal positive affirmation is hanging right behind my computer so I can see it, repeat it, and make it happen every day!).  Scott is also a highly regarded business and life coach with a personal mission to embody and promote all aspects of a healthy life – mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.

I asked Scott to join me on my radio show Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill to help listeners better understand the power of positive affirmations.  In fact, he credits positive affirmations with his ability to qualify for the Boston Marathon (on his 12th try) and to complete the 100th of running of this highly esteemed marathon.  Listen to his interview on June 23, 2014.
Steve Armstrong Giveaway May 2014

Unexpected Offer for Free Gift

During the interview I let listeners know that if you follow Boulder Coaching on Twitter you can get a free affirmation each day.  The affirmation I read that day was “I can do anything I choose and get it done now!”.  It was perfect timing for me.  I retweeted it and it’s been retweeted many times since then.  These are great free offers Scott gives to the world.

Then, right in the middle of the interview, unprompted, unsolicited, and unexpected, Scott Armstrong of Boulder Coaching Academy offered listeners an unprecedented free gift.  Off the air, I had to confirm with him what he was giving away for free – it’s that big.  He said, resoundingly, YES – pay it forward to people!

I’m not going to giveaway the surprise.  You’ll have to listen to win the free gift, which you will absolutely want to do.

Don’t miss this show!

 

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Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/pineapple-upside-cake-gluten-free/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/pineapple-upside-cake-gluten-free/#respond Tue, 27 May 2014 15:22:02 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12345 Pineapple Upside-down Cake One of my son’s favorite treats is Pineapple Upside-down Cake.  Partly because he loves white cake, partly because he loves pineapple, and partly because it’s sweet.  Unfortunately for him, we...  Continue Reading 

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Pineapple Upside-down Cake

One of my son’s favorite treats is Pineapple Upside-down Cake.  Partly because he loves white cake, partly because he loves pineapple, and partly because it’s sweet.  Unfortunately for him, we don’t eat a lot of cake, we don’t cook with a lot of sugar, and our household is mostly gluten free.  So, at his request, I’ve been working on a gluten free pineapple upside-down cake.

Gluten Free Cake Information

There are many great gluten free baking mixes available.  Although they work great, they can be expensive.  Listen to my show Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill when Shauna Ahern, the Gluten Free Girl, explained how to make your own gluten free mix very economically during the Entertaining Guests with Dietary Restrictions episode.

 

Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter, grass fed, organic
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar, ground fine
  • 9 slices pineapple
  • 2 eggs, separated, organic
  • 2 Tbs. butter, softened
  • 1 cup gluten free baking mix
  • ½ cup coconut sugar, ground fine
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract (optional)

 

Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt ¼ cup butter in an 8×8 baking pan over low heat.
  3. Sprinkle 1/3 cup coconut sugar over the butter.
  4. Add pineapple slices side by side, without overlapping.
  5. Whip egg whites until stiff.
  6. Cream remaining butter, mix, and coconut sugar.  Blend 1 minute on medium.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons of milk, vanilla, and almond extract if using.  Mix for 1 minute.
  8. Add remaining milk and egg yolks.  Mix for 2 minutes.
  9. Fold in egg whites.
  10. Spoon evenly into pan over the pineapple slices.
  11. Bake for 35 minutes or until the cake springs back to the touch.
  12. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.  Carefully invert onto plate.  Soon any remaining syrup from the pan over the cake.

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GMO Ban Passes http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/gmo-ban-passes/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/gmo-ban-passes/#respond Thu, 22 May 2014 15:45:07 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12039 GMO Video Blog First video blog! And, of course it had to be about GMOs, because it’s such an exciting day in my life . . . GMOs are banned in my hometown!...  Continue Reading 

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GMO Video Blog

First video blog! And, of course it had to be about GMOs, because it’s such an exciting day in my life . . . GMOs are banned in my hometown!  What a fabulous grass roots effort locally.  It seemed like the perfect time to speak up. Here’s a quick video on my thoughts after the election, why this vote was so important not just to our county but the state of Oregon and ultimately the United States as a whole.  No more curtailing people from taking back our food system.  Next step?  GMO labeling initiatives.

My Thoughts on GMO Ban

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

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Mulligatawny http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/mulligatawny/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/mulligatawny/#respond Wed, 21 May 2014 17:42:32 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12033 A few years ago a new friend introduced me to mulligatawny.  She had tried many versions as she traveled as student of yoga.  She explained the concept to me and I played with...  Continue Reading 

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mulligatawny

A few years ago a new friend introduced me to mulligatawny.  She had tried many versions as she traveled as student of yoga.  She explained the concept to me and I played with the mulligatawny type ingredients for a while.  In fact, when doing my research, I couldn’t derive the true origin.  As near as I can tell, and please correct me if anyone knows for sure, but mulligatawny seems to be a form of Indian soup that the English made their own.  As such, it reminds me a lot of American chili – many different recipes, bases, styles, various spices, etc.  So, all in all, I think mulligatawny is whatever you want to make of it.  Here, I offer the recipe my family loves and that my friend tells me tastes pretty true to her travel experiences without using too many specialty ingredients that could be difficult for most people to find.  But, if you can’t find something, don’t worry, I bet your version of mulligatawny will still be amazing.

Mulligatawny Stock

I started this recipe by making my own bone broth which adds an additional day onto the recipe to get a finished product.  If you need to skip this step you could always use good quality, organic beef stock.  I recommend the health advances of bone broth if you can take the time.

Mulligatawny Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds organic, grass fed beefy soup bones
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 large firm apple, chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T curry powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp habanera sauce or other hot sauce
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ cup red lentils (uncooked)
  • 2/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup cashews, chopped
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped

Mulligatawny Directions:

  1. Place beef bones in a large soup pot and cover with apple cider vinegar.  Allow to rest for an hour.
  2. Add enough water to cover the bones.  Bring to a boil.  Remove the foam that rises to the top.  Do not remove the floating fat.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer at least 24 hours.
  3. Remove bones.  Boil liquid down to approximately 3 cups.  Set aside.
  4. When the bones are cooled, remove meat and chop.
  5. Chop onion and mince garlic.  Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Using the same soup pot, sauté the onion and carrot in the ghee until soft.
  7. Add ginger, apple, and tomatoes, sauté for 3 minutes.
  8. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  9. Add spices curry powder to dried thyme.  Stir and sauté until the heat brings out the aroma, approximately 2 minutes.
  10. Add lentils and coconut milk.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  11. Scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pot.
  12. Puree 75% of the soup either with an immersion blender or in batches in a standard blender.
  13. Return to pot.  Add chopped meat.  Season with sea salt and pepper.
  14. Serve garnished with cashews and scallions.

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The Benefit of Bees http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/77869/the-benefit-of-bees http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/77869/the-benefit-of-bees#respond Mon, 19 May 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://cdn.voiceamerica.com/health/011346/khill051914.mp3 What really makes our vital, healthy, natural, wonderful foods possible? Bees. Honey bees are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites we eat! These are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet and they can be trained to do amazing things. Kellie will interview Sarah Red-Laird, The Bee Girl about beekeeping, how bees help our economy and pollinate our food. Learn how bees can be trained to find land mines and are useful on crime scenes. Honey bees are declining due to the increased use of pesticides and other chemicals, pests that invade the hive, and habitat loss. We’ll learn how to ‘bee’ part of the solution in the recovery of bees with simple tips, like planting flowers, you can do anywhere.

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Three Dieting Tips to Help You Lead a Healthier Lifestyle http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/dieting-tips-lead-healthier-lifestyle/ http://therightnutritionplan.com/2014/05/dieting-tips-lead-healthier-lifestyle/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 16:29:08 +0000 http://therightnutritionplan.com/?p=12022 With all the recent talk of going gluten-free, carb-free, sugar-free and beyond, is it any wonder America is struggling with an obesity epidemic? Nearly 40% of the U.S. population over 20 is technically...  Continue Reading 

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nutrition counseling servicesWith all the recent talk of going gluten-free, carb-free, sugar-free and beyond, is it any wonder America is struggling with an obesity epidemic? Nearly 40% of the U.S. population over 20 is technically obese (and even more are overweight), yet we can’t seem to make up our minds about what’s “good” and what’s “bad” when it comes to the stuff we put on our plates.

But how’s this for an appetizer — GMOs (or genetically modified organisms) are found in approximately 80% of all the processed food products in America. To recap, processed foods are the things you find on the shelves and in the freezers of grocery stores that have been sapped of their nutritional value in order to last longer before going bad. They’re also much easier to prepare than, say, fresh ingredients. You just pop them in the microwave, or rip open the bag.

The GMO statistic above should trouble you. It should also help you settle on a diet of only fresh, whole foods instead of opting for one of the latest trends like gluten-free and the like. Don’t believe us? You should, and here’s why.

Kicking the refined grain habit.
Forget figuring out the difference between good sugars and bad sugars, but not completely. Avoiding processed foods means avoiding refined grains, especially those found in white bread, pasta and rice. The same thing goes for all those sugary snack-bar treats you love. Instead, opt for fresh fruit for a sugar fix and whole grain bread and pasta for the heartier fare.

The fresher, the better.
The trouble with following diet fads is that the healthy foods to eat on a diet always change with the diet. In other words, high-protein meat is good for Atkins disciples but bad for vegetarians (not that avoiding meat is a fad, but you get the idea). Instead, simply saying that fresh foods in general are the good healthy diet foods to focus on is all-encompassing — fruits, veggies, grains, you name it.

Talking it over with an expert.
Modern supermarkets don’t make it exceptionally easy to find what’s actually better for you in the aisles. To do that, you’d need the discerning eyes of those in the employ of nutrition counseling services. Reading labels is a good start, but how can you know for sure what some of the ingredients actually are? You can’t. But nutrition counseling services can. Meeting with a nutritionist might just be our best bet for finding the right diet and staying in shape.

For more information about dieting, how to spot the natural ingredients versus the fake ones and just general tips on leading a healthy lifestyle, always contact the experts at local (or online) nutrition counseling services. The more you know, the better off you’re bound to be.

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