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Kitchen Gadgets Every Healthy Cook Needs

Kitchen Gadgets Every Healthy Cook Needs

Basting Brush A pastry or basting brush was something I felt I couldn't live without, until I got one.  I use it for basting at Thanksgiving and for egg washes on pies, but it does so much more! Barbecue Sauces, marinades on the grill, mustard sauces on breads, or for...

5 Ways I Stayed in Control During My Mastectomy

5 Ways I Stayed in Control During My Mastectomy

The scariest part of breast cancer for me, was the surgery. I was petrified of having surgery. I was only 26 and the only thing I had done to me at that point was a biopsy. The thought of being put to sleep made me crazy with worry. I tried to explain my feelings and...

WEIGHT WATCHERS Freestyle: Freedom to Start Living Healthy

WEIGHT WATCHERS Freestyle: Freedom to Start Living Healthy

Weight Watchers has been around since the 60s, making it a diet program that has truly stood the test of time. While I don’t like the idea of dieting, WW’s new Freestyle program is far more of a lifestyle-changer than it is a strict diet plan. You won’t be...

16 Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Mom

16 Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Mom

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and that means Mother’s Day Gifts!  I love shopping for gifts but sometimes I look at the calendar and begin to panic because I am running out of time to shop for a holiday like Mother’s Day.  The calendar time is only part of...

How an Instant Pot Can Help You Eat Healthy & Save Time!

How an Instant Pot Can Help You Eat Healthy & Save Time!

Here at Consult Colleen, I’m all about making healthy eating simple and easy. Life is hard enough without making clean eating a complicated process. That’s why I’m kind of shocked it took me so long to get on the Instant Pot bandwagon! I’d heard about them, but I...

Consult Colleen Now on Yummly!

Consult Colleen Now on Yummly!

Hi all, just a friendly update that my recipes can now be found on Yummly right here. Yummly is like an online recipe box where you can search for recipes that match your taste preferences and food restrictions, and then save and organize them by type (breakfast,...

Turning 50: Celebrating 24 Years as a Breast Cancer Survivor!

Turning 50: Celebrating 24 Years as a Breast Cancer Survivor!

I have two very important milestones occur every spring. My birthday and my last day of chemotherapy. Oddly enough, they both occur in April. I like to think that spring is a time when everything starts over, like the flowers, the trees and, well, me. My birthday...

Is Noom Worth It?

Is Noom Worth It?

Diet is a dirty word. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I’m all about long-term healthy lifestyle changes: Not eliminating food groups, getting on the fad-diet bandwagon, or finding a quick way to drop 10 pounds. That’s why when I heard...

4 Healthy Side Dishes for Easter

4 Healthy Side Dishes for Easter

Food and Family To me, holidays are all about food and family, and Easter is no exception.    I think that is why I struggle with what to serve for food.  I love to come up with recipes like these 4 healthy side dishes because they save time.  The more time I am away...

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