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EAT SMART ON THANKSGIVING DAY

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Strategize your THANKSGIVING MORNING by EATING SMART! Thanksgiving Day is the Super Bowl of Eating, the day Americans anxiously anticipate with thankfulness and loathing all at the same time. It’s time to saddle up to the table, reflect and enjoy the timeless bounties of foods respun with family history. Sounds...
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HALLOWEEN SURVIVAL GUIDE

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It's HALLOWEEN!...and you're SCARED!...VERY SCARED. But, I know the fear. and it doesn't root from goblins and witches. Rather, today is a frightful mess for many as you navigate your day through piles of candy, pumpkin lattes, and donuts with fall sprinkles. The challenge is real! For many, getting through...
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SABBOTAGES TO YOUR DIET!

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Today I am uncovering the top five food substances that appear benign, but are lurking to sabotage your health. I'm not saying this is going to make me a popular person in your home, but I am promising it will improve your health by identifying and avoiding these food substances....
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PACK A HEALTHY LUNCH

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I’m always looking to improve the lunches I pack for my family. Let’s face it, this is no easy task! The task of avoiding packaged foods is next to impossible, especially  when taking shortcuts with prepackaged foods. I routinely hear my kids mutter, “But Mom!!!...All my friends get to eat...
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BANANA APPLE SPICE PANCAKES

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BANANA APPLE SPICE PANCAKES I'm on a fall kick. It may not feel like fall in Florida, and particularly in the height of Hurricane Season, but I find myself wanting to bake, create in the kitchen, and generally seek out more comforting, warming flavors and spices. This week I've been...
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KICK YOUR CRAVINGS

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Cravings and afternoon snacking are the “Achilles heel” for most, especially those who are looking to lose weight or to improve health metrics. Snacks are unavoidable, and for most individuals, increased willpower and restriction only increase the craving. Been there, done that! It happens to the best of us, and...
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MINDFUL BREATHING BURNS FAT!

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Stress management is critical to your healthfulness, but it's a piece that is frequently overlooked. I hear this routinely, "I eat healthy, I exercise, but I cannot get rid of the belly fat!" Who's to blame?....STRESS!!! Keeping our stress at a minimum is at the underpinnings of losing fat, keeping...
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ALMOND JOY PROTEIN BALLS

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I'm pretty sure everyone loves chocolate. I won't lie...I could live off of chocolate everyday, all day! So, when my friend, Sandy shared her Emmy's Organic Cookie Snack at the local coffee shop, I was inspired to create this simple cookie at home. The personal challenge was to include nutrient...
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VEGAN ITALIAN SAUSAGE

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One of the most popular trends in food preparation is creative ways to spin Nutritionally Dense, plant-based foods. And so I frequently head to my kitchen with that being the desired goal....Something full of flavor, new and unique, easy to prepare, but using healthful plants. Today was the day. My...
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CURRIED SOUP WITH TOASTED GARBANZOS

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Everyone loves hummus; it's become the latest rage with unique, flavorful combinations...and it all starts with the magical Garbanzo Bean! I'll say it again...Magical Garbanzos!!!! Its name is just fun to say, right? Some know this bean as a Chickpea, a popular Middle Eastern legume, and both terms are correct. What...
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CRAVING SALTY SNACKS?

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I Scream, You Scream, We ALL Scream…for SALT!! Seriously, if you are like most, the salty, crunch in your daily diet is both an afternoon craving, and it’s likely a requirement to stave off your inner grouchy! Historically and genetically, I can provide a rational reason for our inherent cravings...
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HOW TO TRIM THE FAT!

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I’m tacking a controversial topic today….Why do we get fat? Theories abound to answer this question, and they are all on point…We eat more sugar, less fiber, more cheaply prepared foods and fast food, get less sleep, deal with more stress, move less, drink less water, eat less Whole Foods,...
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