Category Archives: Recipes

15 Food Essentials Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

Healthy Kitchen Essentials

The key to healthy and nutritious meals at home is a well-stocked freezer, refrigerator and pantry. There are two main goals of a well-stocked kitchen. The first is to have the basics on hand so that your weekly grocery trip is just produce and maybe some fresh fish, chicken or beef. This makes grocery shopping quick and inexpensive, which is important when you are trying to eat healthy on a budget. The second goal is to have enough ingredients on … Continue reading

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Recipes for a Guilt-Free BBQ


Memorial Day has passed, which means that we are officially in BBQ season! This is a great time to get outside and reconnect with friends after a long hard winter. However, it can also be a time of temptation and ultimately guilt after over indulging. Here are some tips and healthy recipes that will help you enjoy every BBQ this season without any guilt! Start With the Best Ingredients The key to any healthy recipe is to start with the … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Lemon Rosemary Chicken


This is quite easily the dish that I eat most often in my house. It is quick and easy and it’s made with ingredients that I always have on hand.  Fresh lemon juice (to go in my morning smoothie), fresh garlic (because it’s delicious), and fresh rosemary (because someone told me that a planting a rosemary bush in your front yard meant that a strong woman lives inside – I’m hoping that the same holds true for a small jar … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning White

Before I moved to San Diego, I could probably count on one hand the amount of times I had any sort of Mexican Food.  Unless, of course you count after school runs to Taco Bell, which I’m not sure if you can count that as Mexican and you definitely can’t count it as food! (Now that I think about it, my former Taco Bell habit may get me kicked out of certain nutrition circles, so let’s just keep that between … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Lynda’s Freakin’ Nuts!


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


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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