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8 Vegetables that are healthier than kale

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

8 vegetables that are healthier than kale


It’s no stretch to say that the past few years have been all about kale.

Of all the vegetables out there, watercress is the most nutrient-packed per serving. These greens are high in nitrate, which improves oxygen performance during exercise and lowers blood pressure. Watercress contains a ton of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotenes. It’s also the best food source of PEITC, a naturally-occurring compound that has been shown to suppress the development of breast cancer. Calorie for calorie, you can’t get any better than watercress.

Collard Greens.

This southern food staple contains more calcium and double the amount of protein and iron in comparison to kale. Collard greens also beat kale in terms of cholesterol-lowering, and beat kale sevenfold when it comes to folate content.

Beet Greens.

Beet greens are absolutely loaded with fiber — one serving contains nearly 1/5 of the average daily recommended intake of the stuff. These greens, often relegated to the compost bucket, are also a much better source of potassium, copper, vitamin E and calcium than kale.

Chinese Cabbage.

Chinese cabbage contains essential amino acids that kale lacks. It is also rich in phytochemicals and organic sulfur compounds and antioxidants — the latter of which stay intact when Chinese cabbage cooked, unlike kale.


Ah, spinach — the original healthy leafy green. Don’t underestimate the power of this superfood! In comparison to kale, spinach wins out in terms of antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, protein and vitamin E.


Yep, this humble garnish packs quite the nutritional punch. Per gram, parsley contains 4 times as much folate, over triple the amount of iron and double the amount of fiber and vitamin K in comparison to kale. Another benefit? It’s so much easier to use than kale — many, if not most, meals will benefit from a little sprinkling of chopped parsley.


Chard and kale have plenty in common. And, yes, in some ways, kale is healthier than chard. But, chard has almost double the amount of magnesium as its leafy green cousin, and is a better source of iron. And, taken per gram, chard is more nutrient-dense than kale.

Romaine Lettuce.

Surprised to see this on the list? Most notably, romaine lettuce beats kale in its folic acid content, one of the nutrients shown to help alleviate depression. And, like all of the others on this list, the nutritional value of romaine lettuce beats kale gram for gram.
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Raw Food AND Organic…

Friday, February 27th, 2015

99% of apple samples, 98% of peaches, and 97% of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.

The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce.

A single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.

Single samples of cherry tomatoes, nectarines, peaches, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.

Lots of leafy greens also contain many pesticides

Avocados have the least amount of pesticides

Dirty Dozen Produce Foods for 2015

These are the “Dirty Dozen” (although this year EWG lists 15) foods the Environmental Working Group lists as having the most pesticides. If you’re trying to stay away from pesticides, buy these organic if you can:

1.       Apples

2.       Celery

3.       Cherry Tomatoes

4.       Cucumbers

5.       Grapes

6.       Nectarines

7.       Peaches

8.       Potatoes

9.       Snap Peas

10.   Spinach

11.   Strawberries

12.   Sweet Bell Peppers

13.   Hot Peppers

14.   Collard Greens

15.   Kale

Clean 15 Produce Foods for 2015

These are the foods with the least amount of pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. If you don’t have the budget for organic, you’re usually safer to buy these foods:

1.       Avocados

2.       Asparagus

3.       Mangoes

4.       Onions

5.       Cabbage

6.       Papayas

7.       Cantaloupe

8.       Pineapples

9.       Cauliflower

10.   Sweet Corn

11.   Eggplant

12.   Sweet Peas (Frozen)

13.   Grapefruit

14.   Sweet Potatoes

15.   Kiwi


The Ranch Malibu Organic Greens

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Normally I use a pea protein or some other raw protein in the morning in my smoothies but I just started using this shake from the Ranch in Malibu. It’s lighter and not as heavy as my normal raw protein but I love that it has a lot of sea veggie, chlorella, spirulina, kelp…

I’ve been taking it with me when I travel because it mixes well in water also and has a mild taste.

Check it out for yourselves here

And here is the link to there site


Raw Food Snacks and Raw Granola

Monday, February 9th, 2015

My very good friends at TastyMakes are giving you a 20% off of your order for Valentines day!

They have the BEST raw granola and raw food snacks. So order now to get your order by Valentines.

Use VALENTINE at checkout to receive 20% off your order.
Order by Tuesday Feb 10th and get your TastyTreats by Valentine’s day!

Last Two Raw Food Teacher Trainings for the next couple of years!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Reminder: I am offering a $250.00 discount on the April Raw Food Teacher Training. I have also decided that April and September of 2015 will be the last two classes for a while. I definitely will not be teaching this class in 2016 and not sure what will happen after that. So, if you have always wanted to take this training, NOW IS THE TIME! Please visit for additional information and testimonials or call the office to register or for more info.

I look forward to spending 4 magical days with the many of you that have been wanting to take this class!

Payment plans are available
Please call the office at 978-985-7217
for more information or to register.

Last Minute Discount for September Class!

Monday, September 15th, 2014
300.00 off for Alissa’s September 26th -29th
Raw Food Teacher Certification Class!
We just had a couple switch to next years class so if you can come short notice, take advantage of this savings!
Please call the office at 978-985-7217
for more information or to register.

Juice Cleanse

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Even on my raw food diet, I’m feeling like I need a cleanse…It’s actually been so long since I’ve don’t a juice fast, so Im starting one today. If you would like to cleanse with me, post a comment here on what you juice, recipe, etc.. maybe we’ll have a bunch of people doing an end of summer fast together!

Good luck!

8 carrots, 1 apple, piece of lemon, large chunk of ginger… yummy!


September Raw Food Training

Monday, June 23rd, 2014


The september class is filling quickly! Please make sure you call the office to reserve your space.
Here is a video of Leah from the April training. Don’t miss this 4 day life-changer!

Call the office now to sign up for the September class at 978-985-7217 and visit for more information.

Raw Green Soup

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ive been making a raw green energy soup in the mornings lately instead of my raw food smoothies.
This is the one I made this morning. You can alter the spices and seasonings to your liking.
Raw Energy Soup
Swiss chard
Bock choy
Sunflower greens
Lime juice
Turmeric powder
Cayenne powder
Cumin Powder
In a blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients except the Dulse, until smooth. Once this is blended well, add the Turmeric, Cayenne and Cumin and blend again. Pour into a large bowl and add Dulse pieces. I like using a vitamix so it comes out really smooth and creamy.

Meditation Classes and Raw Food Classes

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Meditation Teacher Training

Two of my closest friends who are now living in India, are offering a Teacher Training Meditation course. When I started meditating over 25 years ago, this is who I learned from.
This is an online, interactive course and you can read all of the details HERE

Marie-Lou is an amazing teacher and this course will change your life. If you do not want to teach, this course is still for you. Learn how to put meditation to work in your life or deepen your existing practice.
This course starts January 19th so Sign Up NOW!!

Also, the April Raw Food Training with ME is starting to fill, so call the office to sign up!  978-985-7217