Protein Pancakes

One of the best ways to manage overall health as well as weight, especially that mid-section, is to start your day with protein.  The protein first thing in the morning does a couple of things for you.  One it sets the tone for your blood sugar for the day.  If you start with protein it’s much […]

Creamsicle Smoothie

We had the first real weekend of summer here in Florida, so I was inspired! I wanted something that would be refreshing for summer.  However, this is the time of year when we pull out the shorts and tank tops, the cute sundresses and oh ya, the bathing suit for the pool and the beach.  This […]

Bacon Wrapped Appetizer

Bacon Wrapped Dates!  Yumalicious! First off I think most people are thinking… You eat bacon?!  I do now.  I know most people like anything bacon.  But…I’ll be honest, I was a vegetarian for many years and just didn’t like the texture of bacon in my mouth, plus bacon is full of cancer causing chemicals. Needless […]

Chocolate Sunflower Smoothie

I love my smoothies!  I start almost everyday with a smoothie because they are quick & easy and they start your day off right. Sometimes you can get into a bit of a rut with your recipes though.  Do you tend to make the same one over and over because you can do it in […]

Raw Apple Pie

I saw a recipe for a raw apple pie from a fully raw girl in Texas* that I go to for delish raw food ideas.  It looked so delish I had to try it.  I just had a couple of issues with the recipe.  First was the sheer volume of ingredients.  Everybody, including myself, wants to look […]

Refresh Your Water… A Healthy Fresher Alternative

Everyone knows you should drink more water.  Most people don’t drink enough.  I’m the first to admit that it gets boring drinking plain ole water. So my answer is to boost the health benefits and the taste of my water and I actually drink much more of it.  Variety is key here.  I felt the […]

Spaghetti Squash Dinner

Let me just say that I love love pasta.  I have eaten it my whole life, from mac & cheese, to traditional spaghetti & simple pomodoro, to pasta with olive oil, garlic, parmesan & fresh parsley.  Really I’ll take it anyway I can.  So…when I found I could no longer eat gluten this was a […]

Healthy Pumpkin… Latte vs. Spicy Smoothie

Well, it’s the season of all things pumpkin!  I love pumpkin and can’t wait for the weather to cool off because for me cool weather equals pumpkin.  In recent years it seems lots of food companies, and I use the term “food” loosely here, have realized how much we all love pumpkin and have begun […]

10 Minute Easy Skillet Lunch

Everyone wants easy these days.  Easy & Quick actually.  I think this is part of the drive-thru/take out routine.  But, drive-thru and take out are not part of the eating real whole foods plan.  Let me just say that if you think when you get an order of fries all you get are potatoes, oil […]

My Sunflower Date Recipe!

This has become my go to snack lately.  It is so incredibly yummy and gives me an amazing energy boost.  It is, of course, all whole food and full of nutrition to power you through your day or workout. In fact, some studies show that 1 mg of dates gives the body the energy equal to […]

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