Category Archives: Recipes

RECIPE: Sweet & Spicy Sriracha String Beans

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Sometimes you are in the kitchen and everything clicks.  The timing is right, you pre-portion all ingredients into separate bowls so you can toss them in confidently and with style.  The final product looks exactly like the picture on the internet and you think to yourself, “Suck it Martha Stewart – I got this!” This was not one of those times. I had the best intentions to make a lemon, garlic string bean recipe only to find out that all … Continue reading

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5 Simple Additions That Can Boost Up Your Breakfast


We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, did you know that by simply adding a few key ingredients it can also increase your energy, boost your metabolism and change your cravings for the entire day? Try these simple additions to help make the most of your breakfast! Chia Seeds Chia seeds are loaded with cholesterol-reducing fiber, energizing protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Because they are relatively tasteless and don’t need to be … Continue reading

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Monthly Meal Plan for October


As discussed in last month’s post, Creating a Monthly Meal Plan, the benefits of meal planning include saving time and money and helping you choose consistently nutritious meals. This month I wanted to give you an example to help plan out the upcoming month. The following tips will help you take my example and create something that works for you! Increase or decrease portion sizes based on your exercise level and calorie needs. Along the same lines, double or triple … Continue reading

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The Addictive Properties of Junk Food


We can all relate to this feeling: you’re sitting casually watching TV and all of a sudden you have an urge for a late-night junk food snack. It starts small and you tell yourself that you’re not really hungry, that you really don’t need anything else to eat tonight. Then it gets stronger, almost as if the potato chips are screaming at you from the pantry. Ultimately you give in, finish the bag of chips and promise yourself that this … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Exercise Routine


With all the different types of exercise out there it can be difficult to pick one and stay with it. The last thing that you want to do is start something, not be able to stick with it and then find yourself back on the couch. Instead, I want you to ask yourself the same four questions that I ask myself before starting a new exercise routine. This will help ensure that you are still going strong this time next … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Salada Green Tea & Strawberry Popsicles

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Nothing says summertime like popsicles!  Unfortunately most of the popsicles you see in the grocery store are full of processed ingredients, neon colors or artificial sugars.  Luckily making your own home made popsicles is easy and delicious…not to mention way less expensive!  This past weekend I just used a couple of ingredients that were already in my refrigerator and came up with a batch of popsicles that may have been my best yet. I had a fresh batch of iced … Continue reading

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