February 2016 • andrea leigh co
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Lemon Ginger Cleansing Tea (vegan, gluten free, no added sugar)

As part of the 5-Day Clean Eating Challenge, we’re encouraging our fellow challengers to stick to only one cup of tea or coffee per day and to drink a lot of water. So it seemed to make perfect sense to post a recipe for this cleansing “tea” that I love to make when my family and I are under the weather or just because. I like to make the ginger infusion at least several hours before I’m ready to drink it for a stronger ginger flavor and I will juice several lemons at once and store the juice in the …

a few favorite products for cleaner eating

As I prepare to help lead the FREE 5-Day Clean Eating Challenge that starts on Monday, I thought it would be helpful to share a few of my favorite products with you with some thoughts on why I like them.* Market Pantry All Natural (just peanuts and salt, folks) Peanut Butter @ Target: This is a recent discovery of mine. Not only does it closely resemble Smucker’s All Natural PB (which is favorite of mine), but it’s cheaper. Always an extra bonus when you save an additional 5% with your Target card and when they add it to Cartwheel. I’d …

5-day clean eating challenge (starts February 29)

Although this challenge is now over, you can visit this post where I share the results and positive feedback our participants experienced and learn how you can participate in a Clean Eating Challenge. What is Clean Eating? It’s simply choosing to eat foods in their purest, unadulterated form and saying good-bye to additives, preservatives, processed, artificial and otherwise chemically-altered foods. And with the way the food industry works today, getting clean food is a challenge! Why Eat Clean? Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, just because… It doesn’t take much to derail our best intentions to eat …

project pare: tracking spending

At heart I’m still a pen-to-paper kind of girl. After there’s no need to “log on,” never any wait time for a page to load and it doesn’t crash. It may burn, but I can’t remember that happening in recent memory. Two years ago, I found this little organizer in one of stores I shop out that stocks closeouts as well as groceries. It’s not nationwide so I won’t mention it in this space. Although It took me until last year to start using it, as we’ve continued to become more budget conscious, I’ve found it invaluable for tracking and …