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Sweet & Savory Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Greetings, hungry readers! This is Meagan from Eat Something Delicious and I'll be taking over for Kylie today. Kylie and I "met" last year when we noticed how much each of our blogs had in common. We quickly became good friends who connected on more than just our blogging hobbies (although, she's still my go-to person for when I start rambling about Wordpress updates, rich pins, and all the other blogging topics my poor husband used to endure listening to). A Slice of Ky has really grown to be an amazing site and I'm so excited to be sharing one of my recipes here today. A few years ago, all my experiences with sweet potato could be summed up in two dishes: sweet potato casserole (yes, the kind with marshmallows on top)...

Build Your Own Nutrient-Rich Smoothie

I know, I have totally been MIA lately. It's just that the end of my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program is nearing fast, and I've been totally wrapped up in school work. I haven't had any time to blog, but I figured you guys would understand especially since I am gaining solid nutrition and food knowledge that I can soon share with you! I've decided to quickly share with you guys this versatile recipe for building your own nutrient-rich smoothie. I've been so busy lately that this has been my breakfast in one form or another. I wouldn't normally recommend replacing a meal with a smoothie, however this recipe is so packed full of rich nutrients that I'm letting it slide. I will warn you now that there is raw liver and raw egg in...

3 Reasons Why Processed Foods Are Bad For You

Processed foods have been around in America now for quite a while. First introduced in the 1800s, it wasn’t until the turn of the twentieth century that the processed food industry started booming. Ironically enough, it was right around that same time when major health issues started to arise. This is no coincidence. Research indicates the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal problems that started to occur around this time were a direct result of inadequate nutrition from processed foods. As the processed food industry gained momentum over the last century, these health issues have turned into chronic diseases. Perhaps the most damaging of processed foods are those that have been chemically processed. Chemical processes like hydrogenation gained popularity in the 1950s, and people started dropping like flies...

Homemade Summer Salsa

It's tomato season! This is about the time when gardeners are up to their eyeballs in tomatoes, and I can't think of a better way to use them up than to make a homemade salsa. While I don't grow my own tomatoes, or anything for that matter (I have a major black thumb), I picked some freshly ripened beefsteaks at the local farmers market last week. This homemade salsa is bursting with summer flavors. I like mine to be chunky, but if you prefer a smoother salsa, simply pulse it in a food processor or blender a few times. If you're doing it this way, you could just give the ingredients a rough chop and toss them in to be blended instead of taking the time to make it...

Seriously Healthy Fudgsicles

I know what you're thinking. Why am I posting another popsicle recipe when I just posted one last week. Hear me out! I have been testing out lots of recipes in my new popsicle mold lately with plans to post them throughout the rest of the summer, but this one is seriously so good that I could not wait to share it! Although you'd never be able to tell from the taste, these fudgsicles are a far cry from the store-bought version, which is laden with nasty fillers and health-degrading ingredients. This fudgsicle recipe however, made with five simple ingredients, is seriously healthy...

Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Here in Western Pennsylvania we always wait soooo long for winter to end and for the weather to break. Finally, the beautiful days of summer are officially here! It always goes by so fast, so let's make sure we savor these long and hot days before they're in our rear view mirror. I can't think of a better way to cool off this summer than with these red, white and blueberry yogurt pops. Just in time to celebrate the 4th of July, kids and adults alike will enjoy these yummy treats! This recipe makes just the right amount for ten three-ounce popsicles. I used this Norpro popsicle mold that I got from Amazon. I made the blue layer with blueberries, the red layer with strawberries (but you could also use raspberries), and the white layer with plain yogurt. I used a...

6 Ingredient Guacamole

Tonight was taco night and luckily I had everything on hand to whip up a batch of guacamole. Every time I make guacamole at home, it reminds me that delicious food doesn't have to be complicated. It's amazing how scrumptious this can be with just 6 simple ingredients. Guacamole is such a versatile food, and it's something that never goes to waste if it's in my refrigerator (or freezer!). Tonight we topped our tacos with it (side note: we used these store-bought grain-free tortillas, and they were ah-mazing), but there are so many other ways to use guacamole: Eat it as a snack with a side of vegetables or organic corn chips Use it as a topping on your chicken breast or burger Mix it with leafy greens as a salad dressing ...

The Healing Power of Bone Broth

Bone broth is a staple in traditional cultures around the world and for good reason. Not only is it an incredible healing food, but it’s how our ancestors made use of every part of the animal, letting nothing go to waste. Typically the bones of the animal are simmered for a long period of time, which is the differentiating factor between bone broth and regular broth or stock. Hidden away behind the hard outer shell of the bones is a wealth of precious nutrients, which are made available through the process of simmering for 12+ hours. The nutrients that are released have numerous and extensive benefits for our health. Collagen is an integral part of the bone, containing a large supply of amino acids such as...

Why Fat Does Not Make You Fat

There is a popular misconception in America that “if you eat fat, you’ll get fat”. This fallacy has resulted in Americans eating a low-fat or no-fat (LFNF) diet.  Ironically, the LFNF products that are being marketed to Americans as “healthy” are the very products that are responsible for the chronic weight gain and chronic disease in this country.  These products, as well as the lifestyle that derives from the use of these products, result in the over-consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugar, which is the root cause of the obesity and chronic disease epidemic in America. People on a LFNF diet on average tend to eat more refined carbohydrates than they should, which leaves the feeling of being physically full but still hungry. For example, have you ever eaten...