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Food Archives - Jennifer Kaster

Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Has your household already been battling colds and illness this winter?  Here’s a great recipe for a chicken and black bean soup full of nutrients that are soothing on the throat and healing to the body.  And best of all it’s simple to make. Any soup that is broth based is rich in easy to Read more about Chicken and Black Bean Soup[…]

Doable Daily Digestive Support

Good digestion is one of the most important aspects to our health.  Since food is the only substance our body has to make and repair all cells, tissues and organs in our body it’s vital that we not only eat good nutritious food, but that we ensure we digest these foods properly.   You can Read more about Doable Daily Digestive Support[…]

Veggie Re-Grow Challenge!

We like to re-use our vegetables.  I understand this may sound strange, but did you know you can grow new veggies from the ones you buy at the grocery store? We most commonly do this with celery.  It’s fun to chop the bottom off, set it in a dish of water in the window and Read more about Veggie Re-Grow Challenge![…]

Eat Away Inflammation

Inflammation has been at the top of my mind since aggravating my shoulder while skiing this long weekend.  Usually we don’t give much thought to inflammation unless we have physically injured ourselves and are feeling the aching pain or seeing redness and swelling, but inflammation can easily be happening inside the body with out us Read more about Eat Away Inflammation[…]

My Basic Garden

I’m currently reading the book “Food Energetics- The Spiritual, Emotional, and Nutritional Power of What We Eat” by Steve Gagne.  I’m just scratching the surface of it, but am excited for the information that lies ahead.  I think this is a fascinating aspect of how food influences us.  Food isn’t just all about vitamins and Read more about My Basic Garden[…]

Signs That You Need To Detoxify

We are all exposed to toxins daily.  Things like –  pesticides, industrial wastes, synthetic medicine, food additives, car exhaust and cigarette smoke and all of these are chemicals that are foreign to our body.  They end up accumulating inside because our body does not know how to deal with them.  This has a dramatic affect Read more about Signs That You Need To Detoxify[…]

The Power of Your Food

This week I’d like to share with you about the power of your food.  I love working with people on the topic of nutrition and assessing what they’re eating, but more importantly discussing what things can be added in to support them and move their health in the direction they’d like it to go.   Read more about The Power of Your Food[…]

Begin with a Balanced Breakfast

  We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I’m going to reinforce that point one more time for you. Breakfast REALLY is the most important meal of the day!  This is the only opportunity you have to get your day off on the right foot with good energy, even Read more about Begin with a Balanced Breakfast[…]

Eating your way through a healthy winter!

As the seasons change and the temperature drops many of us begin to think about the dreaded colds and flus that accompany this time of year.  It seems like we’re always on a mission to defend ourselves from the germs that everyone around us is trying to share.  To help us make it through this Read more about Eating your way through a healthy winter![…]

Chicken Cassoulet

Any meal I can make in one pot sounds like a fantastic idea to me, so for Christmas I asked for a healthy slow cooker (crockpot) recipe book and that’s exactly what I got.  It’s called “The Healthy Slow Cooker” by Judith Finlayson. This book is great.  In addition to each recipe Judith includes a Read more about Chicken Cassoulet[…]

Banishing Topsy-Turvy Turkey Tummy!

Do you fear developing your own little round belly,that gurgles like a bowlful of jelly this holiday season?   So many good things come with this time of year, especially when it comes to food.  Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes made into magical sugar covered dishes, decorative cookies, pies, and tarts.  So many mouthwatering foods to choose from, Read more about Banishing Topsy-Turvy Turkey Tummy![…]