Wholesome Style

Wholesome Style is where I share what I have learned on my personal journey to better health. As complex and complicated as our bodies are, the solution to being in control of our physical health and healing is often very simple. Eat better. Exercise. Stretch. Do not let your quality of life suffer unnecessarily.

The good news is that it is easy to change some of the habits which have created our symptoms, but you have to allow yourself time to do this. Read through my Ingredients 101 Grocery Guide, make one small change at a time, keep trying, and persevere. Allow setbacks, but do not quit.

I now feel and notice how my body reacts to food almost immediately, and with that, I can control how I feel. Visit my About Me page for the whole story.

Truth is, once you start to eat better quality food that your body can actually USE and cut out more of that overly processed food, you get used to feeling better. You begin to notice those foods and drinks that drag you down.

I still eat all the foods I love, but in a much healthier way. I am a snacker by nature, so I will be adding many more recipes to my Recipe Page that can satisfy any serious craving.

Kalamata Olive & Pistachio Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles Recipe

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Kalamata Olive & Pistachio Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles Recipe

Kalamata olives and pistachios are among some of my favorite things to snack on. Adding these to a salad make it more flavorful, filling, and satisfying, as they both contain healthy fats/oils that will fill you up and keep you full, as opposed to only vegetables. Topped with fresh greens, tangy tomatoes, and savory blue cheese, this simple salad has bursts of flavor and crunch. I loved every bite, as on this particular day, I was craving some nutritious, raw food. This past weekend, my husband went away on a four day surf...

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Berries, Banana, Pear, & Kale Smoothie Recipe

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Beverages, Featured, Healthy Snacks, Recipes, Smoothies | 0 comments

Berries, Banana, Pear, & Kale Smoothie Recipe

  BERRIES, BANANA, PEAR, & KALE SMOOTHIE RECIPE Try this “berry delicious” smoothie that will send your taste buds into a frenzy. I blended one very ripe pear, a banana, strawberries, blueberries, tons of baby kale, greek strawberry yogurt, and water. Smoothies are a daily occurrence in my home. It is often the tastiest and easiest way to get a healthy dose of greens into our diet. This one received two thumbs up from two very particular little boys, my biggest smoothie critics. It can be a tough crowd...

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Quick Dough for Bread & Pizza Recipe

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Entreés, Recipes | 0 comments

Quick Dough for Bread & Pizza Recipe

This quick dough recipe for bread and pizza is so easy to make and so versatile, you can make just about anything including cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, or add any combination of herbs and spices for savory dinner breads and rolls. If making pizza or calzones, it is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies. I like to chop up a bunch of different items and then let everyone choose which ingredients they would like to put on top and make little personal pizzas. I have fond memories of my nonna (Italian grandmother)...

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Jalapeño Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Dip, Featured, Healthy Snacks, Recipes | 0 comments

Jalapeño Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe

  This spicy, indulgent jalapeño artichoke spinach dip recipe is an absolute winner. Aside from the artichokes, jalapeños, and cheese, it can be made with any combination of ingredients including sour cream, mayo, and ricotta, and even the types of cheese can be played with, but I prefer this recipe best. Making your own snacks and appetizers are much healthier than buying processed, packaged options full of fillers and preservatives. This is not exactly low-calorie, but once in awhile, you just have to dive into...

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Everything in Moderation? You need to know your ingredients.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Food & Ingredients, Health Topics | 0 comments

Moderation is subjective to the individual. We all know some of the obvious things we should not eat too often…basically your typical junk food list. What we fail to recognize, is that some of this so-called junk food, is no worse than most of the things we eat every day.

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Focus On The Unseen In Your Body – Visualize What Happens Within

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Food & Ingredients, Health Topics | 0 comments

Focus On The Unseen In Your Body – Visualize What Happens Within

Most people unknowingly eat processed food containing toxic ingredients with every meal.   Focusing on the unseen within the body once we have eaten a food, causes us to take a step back, to feel and listen to the body’s reaction to that food. I try to have some quiet time each day to pray. Today, as I sat, thought, and tried to “listen,” I thought how hard it is sometimes to focus on the unseen (spiritually), as I believe that the real you and I is spiritual, not physical. It then occurred to me that the “out of...

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Tomato, Basil & Cheese Salad Recipe

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Healthy Snacks, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Tomato, Basil & Cheese Salad Recipe

Give me a tomato drowning in olive oil, accompanied by cheese and basil, and this Italian (and Irish) girl is very happy. The simplicity of this dish is classic Italian style. It reminds me of my childhood, where we had a garden and I would grab a tomato and eat it straight off the vine, or wandering through my “Nonno’s” orchard with the smell of basil thick in the air. The savory and spicy smell of tomatoes ripening in the sun is one of my all-time favorites. This dish is great for a crowd and if chopped...

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Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Dip, Featured, Healthy Snacks, Recipes | 0 comments

Strawberry Salsa Recipe

My lovely and amazing mother-in-law made this strawberry salsa recipe the first time I tried it, and it disappeared in seconds. It was actually one of those moments where you lose your manners because you cannot stop eating it! I highly recommend you triple this recipe for large groups as this is a crowd pleaser. It is so simple to do, just use the exact same ingredients as you would in a regular tomato salsa, but swap strawberries for tomatoes. The same idea would go for a mango (check out 100 Days of Real Food’s...

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Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta in a Buttery Lemon Sauce Recipe

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Entreés, Featured, Recipes | 0 comments

Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta in a Buttery Lemon Sauce Recipe

SHRIMP & BROCCOLI PASTA IN A BUTTERY LEMON SAUCE RECIPE This savory and lemony flavored shrimp pasta dinner is as easy as it gets. It takes literally five minutes to prep, aside from pasta cooking time. Have your broccoli, garlic and herbs chopped and ready as the shrimp will cook fast. Cook pasta of choice in salted water. Chop up 1-2 cloves of garlic, a handful of herbs (I chose chives and green onion), broccoli or other vegetable of choice. Get lemons ready by washing first (always wash all fruits and produce,...

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