Category Archives: Recipes

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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The Addictive Properties of Junk Food

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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

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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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RECIPE: Natural Green Tea Electrolyte Drink

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Although hydration is important all year round, during the summer months it is especially important to make sure that you are hydrated as you enjoy outdoor activities. However, the most important thing is not that you are drinking enough water, but that you are absorbing enough water. The key to water absorption is tiny ions that are commonly referred to as electrolytes. The most popular electrolyte drinks are sports drinks. However, sports drinks often contain refined sugars and artificial flavors. … Continue reading

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