Hi, I’m Barb Skinner! I coach busy professionals seeking relief from energy swings, nagging pain, and constant food cravings to get control of their health so they can live and work energized.
Ever had that pit in your stomach on the flight or car ride back from vacation? You feel like it will take a month to get back on track after that week of binging on foods and drinks you would normally pass up.
It’s what I want to avoid on every vacation I go on this summer and forever. And it’s not because I need to always be a picture of perfect health, but rather because when I’m eating mostly fresh foods, drinking plenty of water, and getting a good balance of rest and exercise I feel GREAT.
A common argument against eating a whole foods diet is that it’s so much more expensive. And while it's true that you're buying more nutrients / dollar when you buy healthy food, you may eat less takeout and more home-cooked meals, I'm always still looking to share every possible way to help your grocery bill. 😊
What oh what can I do with rhubarb that doesn't require a cup and a half of sugar? This has been my conundrum as I've started reducing added sugars from my diet. I absolutely love rhubarb but don't like that most recipes call for a serious amount of sugar to cut the tartness of the rhubarb.
If you read this post on cooking oil, you know that the top three fats I recommend for cooking are butter, coconut oil, and bacon grease. You may have noticed that these are all very rich in saturated fat… But wait! Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension?? Why would I recommend such unhealthy foods?! Let’s explore that together.
There is nothing quite as quintessentially "Saturday" as pancakes and bacon. Maybe it's because they take a little longer to make than a normal weekday breakfast, maybe it's because my husband and I make this breakfast together at a little slower pace, or maybe it's because we linger at the table after breakfast, chatting and enjoying our coffee.
Today I bring you a full run-down on the best oils for cooking, eating raw, and going in the garbage :) For those of you who don’t want the full explanation and just want the highlights reel, here’s what I recommend...
I am always on the lookout for quick weeknight meals that are really healthy and make a lot of leftovers. It’s an added bonus if it’s a comforting food that makes me feel warm and cozy when I eat it. This recipe checks off all those boxes.
If you’re like me, you sometimes browse for new treat recipes online that are fun to make and not total gut bombs. And if you do, you know that the days of recipes calling for a simple cup of sugar are long gone. Between recipes following paleo, raw, vegan, and gluten-free diets, you’re bound to happen upon recipes calling for agave, stevia, honey, or maple syrup.
I get a lot of questions about sugar… Does it really make a difference what kind of sweetener I use – sugar is sugar is sugar, right? How much added sweetener is okay to eat and still be healthy?
It is important to me to have a handful of quick and easy recipes up my sleeve for weeks when I flat out have NO time to cook. So I wanted to provide you with a VERY basic slow cooker pork recipe that will still make your mouth water.