• Super Sassy Roast Chicken And Potatoes- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 18, 2017Food

    Home Chef Laila Ali  shares one of her classic chicken recipes for a hearty, healthy meal on Episode 3 of Home Made Simple on OWN! This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-5 People, Family Size Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes Cook Time: 1 Hour Difficulty: Intermediate   Ingredients: 3 ½ to 4 lbs. whole chicken 2 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons Super-Sassy Seasoning (see below for seasoning instructions) ¾ teaspoons sea salt, plus more for the potatoes ½ cup basic bone broth or good quality store bought broth 1½ lbs. new potatoes Lemon wedges Super-Sassy Seasoning: 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons…

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  • Green Beans With Turkey Bacon- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 18, 2017Food

    Home Chef Laila Ali shares her savory green bean recipe for a yummy healthy side dish on Episode 3 of Home Made Simple on OWN! This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-5 People, Family Size Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy   Ingredients: Sea salt 12 ounces green beans, ends trimmed 2 turkey bacon slices 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon Super Sassy Seasoning ¼ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar or white balsamic vinegar, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted (optional) Steps: 1. Bring a large saucepan of water…

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  • Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

    November 16, 2017Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

    Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between eating and fasting. It has become one of the most popular health and fitness trends amongst men and women worldwide. But what’s all the fuss about? We’re here to break down the benefits of intermittent fasting so you can decide whether or not to hop on the IF bandwagon. Weight Loss Weight loss is the most common reason why people do intermittent fasting. It makes you eat fewer meals, thus leading you to a decrease in caloric intake. The fewer the calories, the more weight lost. It will also change hormone levels, which facilitates weight loss. One thing you must remember is that the main reason you lose weight from intermittent fasting is the decrease in…

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  • Parenting: Keeping Your Kids Healthy

    November 13, 2017Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

    Whether you’re a new parent or already having a growing family, keeping your kids healthy can seem like a hard task, especially with all the new technology to distract them and the constant promos about fast food. One thing you must remember about parenting is that kids learn and adapt habits by how their parents raise them, so this one’s on you, Moms and Dads. Let’s cover some basic ground rules in order to ensure your kids are getting the most out of your parenting and learning great habits to keep them healthy and happy for years to come. Keep the Technology to a Minimum Computers, phones, tv, and video games seem to be ruling the world nowadays, especially amongst teens and kids. Limit your…

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  • Cornbread Dressing- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 11, 2017Food

    Home Chef Laila Ali gives a southern twist on a holiday dressing for the Rukavina family on Episode 2 of Home Made Simple on OWN! More of Laila’s great recipes can be found her in her NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or unrefined coconut oil, plus more for the baking dish 1 large onion, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 8 ounces ground turkey (not extra lean) 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons Super-Sassy Seasoning 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage 1 Skillet Cornbread (recipe follows)…

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  • Lemon Basil Brussels Sprouts- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    November 11, 2017Food

    Home Chef Laila Ali teaches a delicious twist on brussels sprouts to the Rukavina family on Episode 2 of Home Made Simple on OWN! More of Laila’s great recipes can be found her in her NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 6-8 people Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Difficulty: Easy   Ingredients: 2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved and ends trimmed 1/3 cup light olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 4 cloves garlic 1 small shallot or ½ small yellow onion ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil Steps: 1. Add water to a large saucepan and bring to a rapid boil. 2. Add brussels sprouts to…

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  • Best Foods To Eat For Healthy Skin

    October 27, 2017Food

    Between all of the skin creams and treatments that claim to make your skin glow, there must be a more efficient, cheaper, longer lasting, and healthier way to make that actually happen! Fortunately, you can make it happen on your own without buying creams and scheduling those expensive treatments – it’s all at the grocery store. That’s right, you can eat your way to healthy skin. And luckily, these products aren’t just pursuing one purpose, they are helping you get healthy skin, feed you, and contribute to your overall health. By adding these foods to your grocery list, you will be on your way to healthy and glowing skin. Strawberries When it comes to healthy foods, strawberries pack a punch! With multiple benefits such as…

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  • Healthy Recipes Even The Kids Will Love

    October 25, 2017Food, Health and Wellness

    A post shared by Laura (@joyfoodsunshine) on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:56am PDT Getting the kids to eat healthy can be one of the hardest things to handle while raising them. Whether the kids are picky or just throw a fit at the mention of the word “vegetables”, we know that this is a struggle that many parents go through at some point. Luckily, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves to get the kids to eat right and enjoy it at the same time! Here are six healthy recipes that don’t lack any taste and will have the kids asking for more. Carrot Chips A post shared by Sommer | A Spicy Perspective (@spicyperspectiv) on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:13am PST We all know…

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  • The Truth Behind The Label – Are You Eating the Right Things?

    September 26, 2017Food

    Eating healthy can be one of the hardest things to stick to when it comes to your daily routine. One of the best ways to stick to your new eating habits is by reading the labels. Any packaged food should have nutritional facts on the package for you to see what is really in what you are about to eat. Don’t be fooled by the images or the marketing that they use, because it could all be misleading. Here are a few tips and tricks to reading the label so you know what to look for when searching for all of the right and healthy options. “Low Fat” ? There a plenty of food products out there that claim to be low fat or “lite”…

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  • Delicious & Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Kick Start Your Day!

    September 5, 2017Food

    As they say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of your day.” Sure, it might seem cliché or a little over the top to consider it the most important, but you must realize that what you put into your body when you wake up can almost certainly control how the rest of your day will go. Just think… breakfast will be the first thing to kick start your day, this means that from there on out your body will feed off of what you put in it and ultimately follow suit of what your body currently holds. We are here to ensure that you getting the most out of your early morning meal so that you are getting your day started off right. This means…

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