Stacy Rody
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  • Kale Me, Maybe? How to Prep Kale and Actually Enjoy It!

    How To Prep Kale!

    Nom nom! If you have a hard time choking down kale, you have got to test this out.  I have tried a ton of different variations when it comes to this leafy goodness.  I would recommend this one because my entire family, husband, daughter and son all love it.

    We all know in the back of our minds how important these dark leafy greens are for us, yeah? My favorite part is that kale has antioxidants to fight off cancer, tons of minerals and vitamins, and fiber to help aid weight loss!

    You ready? Here goes!

    De-stem the kale leaves by pulling the leaves off with your hand. Roll the kale leaves into a ball and chop it on up. Then roughly chop pumpkin seeds, almonds, dried cranberries or cherries to throw in.

    For the dressing, squeeze two small lemons into a bowl, add 1 Tbsp aged Balsamic vinegar (I buy Safeway brand), 2 Tbsp olive oil, S & P to taste, 1-2 tsp honey and that’s it!

    Once you mix it all, throw it in the fridge for a minute and enjoy! I think it tastes even better on day 2 and 3!  Please, let me know what you think! Also, I love hearing other people’s ideas!  I would love to hear yours!  Kale is a staple in our household, my husband has it at least 5 times a week, I have it around 4 and the kids at least 3.  It really is amazing to watch my kids actually eat this healthy, I never in a million years thought this would happen.  I grew up eating okay, but nothing like we do now.  It is amazing to see my kids stay healthy and if they do get sick, get back on track quickly.


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    Tell me….are you #TeamKale ????

  • How To Use Collagen To Plump Your Skin And Heal Your Gut!

    Collagen, where have you been all my life?!!

    As an esthetician, I am always looking for ways to help my skin.  The crazy part is that I found the most unique way of helping your skin, while trying to heal my gut.

    I’ve had a lot of stomach issues and skin issues throughout my life. I think not knowing I had a gluten allergy for most my life has really had a compounding affect on my body. So, as I have been working to heal myself, I am in a constant state of learning.

    I have consistently been making bone broth and then having collagen. The exact brand is Great Lakes Collagen.  Who knew it would not only help my gut, but really help my skin! It has been awesome! I make my own bone broth, but I also buy bone broth at the grocery store as a supplement.