Hi, I'm Ginny and this is my blog where I share interesting facts on food and fitness, the latest health and wellness research, my latest recipe experiments (mainly on my husband who is a willing subject), as well as a little inspiration from my learnings on living a full and vibrant life. Check out my ME page to find information on what I do and how I could help you or someone you know.
What does eating seasonally mean?
It is when you eat foods that are grown and harvested at the time of the year you buy, cook and eat them.
Why does eating seasonally matter?
Here are my top 5 reasons:
1. The Flavor
Food just tastes better when eaten in season versus when it is out of season. Who wants to eat a pale, gritty tomato in January? But a p ... Read More
What is your biggest challenge to eating healthfully?
How can I help you learn to take care of yourself so you can thrive and experience the fullness of life?
I want to know what you need! Please take a few minutes to answer a 10 question survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z7L7DXN) that will help me better know and meet your needs.
Back to my original question: i ... Read More
I received a few texts this past Sunday from family and friends wishing me a happy Mother’s Day. I hadn’t thought about celebrating Mother’s Day at this point. I didn’t feel I was technically a “mom” yet. But as the texts rolled in encouraging me that I am caring for and nurturing my baby, I realized that I am at the beginning stages of being a mom!
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Over the weekend, I spent time with my 86 year old grandmother, Bambi. She got that nickname from one of my cousins when he was a child, and it has stuck for 30+ years. Fits her perfectly. She is fading in health so I decided I wanted to sop up as much time with her as I could. It was a sweet time spent with the women of my family, my mom and aunt included, and the women of the small community ... Read More
I see it over and over again. Whatever health goal or focus one of my clients has, drinking a smoothie for a meal or snack just works. Every time.
In our fast-paced society, we spend less and less time eating a meal. This pains me, because I believe meals are one of the most important tools for overall health of a person. Meals help you savor and enjoy food, and they promote the o ... Read More
What is in your lunchbox?
Do you eat out for lunch everyday?
Are you so busy that you skip lunch and then raid the candy bowl on your co-worker’s desk mid-afternoon?
Do you just grab the easiest possible solution to keep you moving throughout your day (the bag of chips, the pack of crackers, the cold sandwich available at the quick service kiosk in your office ... Read More
Do you want to increase your productivity during the day? Eat breakfast.
Easier said than done right?! Eating breakfast can be a challenge as mornings can be one of the busiest times of your day. Your challenge could be that you are just not a morning person so you tend to hit the snooze button one too many times and then scramble to get to work on time (that was me this morning!) ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I’ll admit, I used to not be obsessed with eating organic. I knew I should buy the “dirty dozen” foods organic, like apples, grapes, celery, but other than that I would buy the standard and what I viewed as less expensive produce and meats. I used to recommend this to my clients as well.
Over the years, I have slowly changed my mind. Mainly due to two of my own discov ... Read More