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 […]

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 […]

Whey Protein…Good or Bad?

I always ask people what they eat during a consultation.  Some people are forthcoming, others, not so much.  When I start to talk specifics, everyone says that eat really well. Yet a lot of the time they either skip breakfast, eat cereal or the “really healthy ones” have a protein shake. Most of these people […]

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 […]

Brunch Baby!

Here’s a good one for brunch.  Although, I’m gonna be real here, I’ll eat this anytime of the day!  So quick. So simple.  So yummy. This is all you’ll need:  1/2 Red Bell Pepper chopped 1 Tomato Chopped 3 big handfuls Spinach (Interject Quick Note here:  These are all on the Dirty Dozen List so […]

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Celery

So many say to me that Celery has no health benefits.  Every once in a while someone is “dieting” and is eating celery & carrots because they think this is how you diet.  Someone down the road told them it was a negative calorie food meaning it takes more energy to digest it than it […]

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Small Substitutions

I always teach that small tweaks whether in our diet or exercise lead to revolutionary change.  We as humans don’t respond well to turning our life upside down to follow some new exercise craze or diet fad.  It lasts about a week, maybe two if you’re determined and then we “fail.”  I know if someone […]

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