Here we are at the end of the first week in February! Where does the time go?! 🤷🏽‍♀️

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Did you commit to a dry January? Did you join in a detox program of any kind? Did you pick a word for the year? 🤔

Whatever you may have decided, how did it go? How are you feeling? 

I want you to know that whatever you committed to, however it went, I’m here to tell you that it does not have to define you. 

You can always try again. You can learn from your first try, make modifications, and try again. 😉

If it went well for you, congratulations! 🥳

My goal here in this little spot of the web is to share my knowledge and my experience with you and to encourage you through it all. 

I recently read  a church sign that said, “an oak is just a nut that didn’t quit”; I like that. Let’s all do our best to be oaks. ☺️

Try to use my “good, better, best” method to evaluate your foods. 

How do we do this? 

Practically speaking, we aim to always make good choices, when possible we make choices that are better, and when/if possible, we make the best choices possible.


Good- apple-eat a fresh peeled apple over apple juice. 

Better-eat the apple with the peel. Get in that good fiber, vitamins K, A, C and it has potassium!

Best-eat an organic apple with the peel. (to know when it’s best to choose organic fruits & veggies see the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen list put out by the Environmental Working Group) 

Another example is-Beans:

Good-include canned beans (legumes) in your diet occasionally (they are high in fiber/healthy carbs, iron, magnesium, protein and more!)

Better- include whole cooked (from dry) in your diet regularly

Best-soak and sprout your beans (from dry) and cook and/or bake with them regularly

The goal is to improve the nutritional content with each step. We do the best we can for our own circumstances. 😉

This month I am focusing on eating heart-healthy foods. Using a seasonal guide and tips taken from the DASH diet, I will be eating plenty of my favorites like lean chicken, salmon, beets, limes, pomegranate, cauliflower, legumes, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, mushrooms and sweet potatoes. 

The DASH diet highlights foods high in fiber, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and antioxidants which are all helpful for lowering blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and other heart issues, improve cholesterol levels, help control and prevent Type 2 Diabetes, and may assist in losing weight. 

Sounds pretty beneficial to me! 🤗

What will you work on this month? 

To see what I’m eating and to get recipes, follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook. 

Until then, keep on keepin’ on! 💪🏼

P.S. This month I am having some work done on my website, so changes are coming, again. But, change can be good. I am confident, this change will be good, really good. Hang in there with me, it will be fun to see the transformation and celebrate! 🥳