PARTY GAME PLAN

#MotivationalMonday, Healthy You

You’ve nearly made it through December and Christmas is fast approaching! It’s the final indulgence countdown!…or is it? December is tricky business where health is concerned. This month marks the end of the year, a time to party and let go with all things Merry and Bright, which typically brings parties galore, to include gifts … Read More

CRANBERRY QUINOA CASHEW SALAD

Recipes, Salad Recipes

There’s really nothing better than a daily Salad to keep your health on track, especially during the chaotic Holiday Season!…And, I have the ideal one for you and your family! My Cranberry Quinoa Cashew Salad is perfect for the Holiday Season! It comes together quickly, has beautiful colors, and it can stand alone or be … Read More

TACOS FAST AND EASY

Dinner Recipes, Recipes

There’s really nothing like Mexican food. It’s got spice, warmth, creamy guac, earthy refried beans, all served up alongside salty, crunchy tortillas with a cool, sweet salsa on the side. Does it really get any better than that? I love all things Mexican. What I don’t love is the lard, high sodium, saturated fats, heavy … Read More

CHILI-QUESO STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

Dinner Recipes, Recipes

I know what you’re thinking!…How can a white potato show its face in a healthy recipe on this blog, after its high glycemic index was revealed long ago? But, think again! See that red skin? Today’s superstar is a white sweet potato! That’s right! I love this fleshy, dense potato, more subtle in sweetness and … Read More

BBQ JACKFRUIT SANDWICHES

Dinner Recipes, Recipes

There’s nothing better than fast, easy, nutrient heavy, and plant-based meals. That’s the queue,…enter Jackfruit! If you haven’t heard of this amazing fruit, it’s time to add it to your weekly repertoire. Jackfruit is a great source of Vitamin C and the B Complex Vitamins with a buttery taste, similar to a banana. It aids … Read More

DIET PITFALLS AND HOW TO BEAT ‘EM!

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

IT’S TIME TO BE HONEST about what is sabotaging your efforts to be the lean, mean, energized machine that you have long wanted to achieve. Today, I’m sharing five common pitfalls that prevent your reaching health and weight loss goals. I hit the gym several times weekly and have done so for many, many years. … Read More

SALTED PEANUT BUTTER TRUFFLES

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dessert Recipes, Recipes

There are three things in my “naughty” food repertoire that I simply cannot live without: salt, peanut butter, and chocolate. I’m quite certain these three items were made for each other, and from the looks of the GINORMOUS Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups stocked in stores for giving this Holiday Season, I’m also confident that I’m … Read More

DETOX MADE EASY

#MotivationalMonday, #TransformationTuesday, Smoothie Recipes

Are you Ready? It’s time to Detox from parties, shopping, food, overindulgence, stress, and lack of sleep by shifting your focus back to nourishing foods, habits, and hydration. I’ve got your Six Step Plan and even a sample menu. Let’s get started! STEP ONE: Focus on fluids for hydration. Aim to drink an 8 ounce … Read More

IS YOUR GUT UNHAPPY AND INFLAMED?

Healthy You

Inflammation and gut health are the latest buzz words in the health field. But, do you really know what it means and how it affects your personal health? With inflammation driving the top 15 diseases, and with the season of holiday and inflammatory eating in full swing, you should have a solid plan to fight … Read More