5 snacks your waistline and tastebuds will love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But what usually comes along with this combination are additional words like “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.” Right? Well it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious. My rule of thumb for…

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Tips for stocking a healthy kitchen

Being prepared and having the right tools and ingredients on hand will make living a healthy lifestyle much easier and help to keep your meals interesting and delicious. Kitchen tools Most people are set up with the basic kitchen essentials — some good sharp knives, assorted pots, mixing bowls, whisks, tongs, spatulas, cutting boards, colanders…

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Greek Turkey Burgers

These yummy and easy-to-make burgers have become a weekly staple for us. The recipe makes four large burgers but you can always double the batch and make extra to have on hand for lunches or leftovers. I love them topped with tzatziki sauce and served with a steamed green veggie and a greek salad. In…

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Join my FREE 48-Hour Smoothie Challenge

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we often choose convenience over nutrition. By making this compromise, many of us are challenged to get enough fruits and vegetables into our diets. That’s why (I’m excited to announce) I’ve created a FREE 48-Hour Summer Smoothie Challenge. The Smoothie Challenge is a great way to…

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Five steps to a healthy smoothie

I had the opportunity to be a guest on Global TV demonstrating how to make a healthy smoothie. The hosts loved my blend of organic blueberries, organic spinach, cacao powder, avocado and water (see recipe below). I believe smoothies can be healthy, convenient additions to a whole foods diet. Here are a few reasons why,…

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The perfect winter stew

This time of year I just adore having a big pot of steamy stew simmering on the stove. What I adore even more, is digging into a big bowl of that stew to warm and nourish me. A dear friend of mine told me about a sweet potato and peanut stew she’d made for her…

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A day in my eating life

A guide to cleaner eating One of the most common questions I get from clients, detox and workshop participants is “What do you eat?” If I had to categorize my eating and put a label on it, I would say I follow a low-carb approach. In the past I’ve been vegetarian, vegan, and then paleo.…

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Shop the farmer’s market like a pro

I too was once overwhelmed by the farmer’s market. So many vendors, so many shoppers, so many choices. I couldn’t get my act together. Fumbling with my bags and money. People pushing and shoving. Trying to decipher what was organic, what wasn’t? No order to the line-ups or payment process. It all seemed like too…

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