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RECIPE: Lynda’s Freakin’ Nuts!

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This past Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of spending it with good friends.  Second only to the company (and maybe the wine) was a nut mixture that Lynda had made.  While everyone else was dreaming of stuffing leftovers, I couldn’t stop thinking about these delicious nuts.  So I finally e-mailed her for the recipe and made them last week. Now, I don’t believe she is the originator of this recipe but I’m naming it after her anyways.  First, because it’s … Continue reading

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5 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Sometimes we have a sweet tooth that we just can’t shake. However, when we try to resist we oftentimes find ourselves face down in a box of Oreos. Instead of fighting it, find some sweet and healthful alternatives. Here are a few of my favorite ways to satisfy my sweet tooth, made with wholesome ingredients you will love! Cinnamon Baked Apple Most baked apple recipes call for a lot of butter and sugar. In this version, I love how theDetoxinista … Continue reading

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RECIPE: A Superfood Smoothie that Tastes Like Dessert!

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We’ve come to associate superfood smoothies with scary green concoctions that taste very similar to grass! However, there are many other wonderful ingredients that you can pair together to make your smoothies healthful and pleasurable. An example of one of these smoothies with delicious ingredients is a Salada White Tea Peanut Butter and Cacao Smoothie. The chocolate that we know and love is made from the bean of the cacao plant. This bean is high in flavonoids (great for heart … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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