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ButcherBox Review

ButcherBox Review

One thing that’s important to me as a whole-food-eater is “clean meat.” That means organic, grass-fed, free-range, heritage meats that I can trust are high quality and adding essential nutrients to my diet. While I’m lucky enough to live in an area where I can find...

Cooking with Healthy Oils

Cooking with Healthy Oils

It sounds fairly simple, pick a healthy oil, cook with it. But cooking with healthy oils is a bit more complicated. A google search or two and you define "healthy oil". What is so hard about that? It's the types of fats that make up the oil. Oh, and did I mention that...

Start Eating Healthy Consistently

Start Eating Healthy Consistently

Talk of healthy food and unprocessed food is everywhere you look nowadays.  Knowing what eating healthy is, and then trying to create a habit of eating healthy, can sometimes seem overwhelming.   Quite the contrary, it is rather simple. I had been diagnosed with...

Meal Planning: The Basics in 5 Easy Steps

Meal Planning: The Basics in 5 Easy Steps

Have you been thinking of doing some meal planning to be more organized and eat healthier? Want to learn some meal planning basics? Have you decided that it's probably too time consuming and therefore not worth the effort? I have been where you are! I do not need to...

Why I Love Thrive Market for Quick and Easy Organic Shopping

Why I Love Thrive Market for Quick and Easy Organic Shopping

If you’re someone who loves eating organic, whole food, then maybe you’ve heard of Thrive Market: An online grocery store that specializes in selling organic pantry, home and beauty products and delivering it all right to your door. At Consult Colleen, I’m all about...

Shredded Chicken… is there an easier way?

Shredded Chicken… is there an easier way?

I love using shredded chicken in recipes.  I use it for quesadillas, chicken soup, chicken salad , buffalo chicken dip… and that’s just for starters.   On the other hand, I hate the actual shredding of the chicken.  I used to get my son to do it.  I would tell him I...

Surviving Breast Cancer as a New Mom

Surviving Breast Cancer as a New Mom

“I’m sorry but there was cancer present” My two year old was in his high chair eating cheerios and watching Big Bird on Sesame Street. My newborn was sleeping peacefully next to his big brother. “This cannot be happening”. The world stopped spinning in that moment....

Real Food Ice-cream Adventures

Real Food Ice-cream Adventures

Yes, it is summertime in New England. We had an extra-long winter, skipped spring and slammed straight into summer with its hot and humid weather. With this type of weather comes the inevitable craving for something sweet and cold to cool you down. Not unlike Chevy...

Some Practical Thoughts on Self-Care

Some Practical Thoughts on Self-Care

I am no gardener, nor do I play one on TV. I dislike dirt, bugs scare me and it’s, well, work. I do like the results with pretty flowers and super fresh vegetables, so I decided I would try to garden a bit myself. Push beyond my comfort zone and try new things. It...

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