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

LEMON ROASTED ASPARAGUS

Dinner Recipes, Healthy You, Salad Recipes

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to prepare and to share with others, but probably not for the reasons you might think. Sure asparagus is low in calories, packed with nutrients, and provides a great hangover cure with its good dose of minerals and amino acids to rid the liver of alcohol’s toxins. And, … Read More

PUMPKIN CHILI

Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

I know pumpkin in your chili might be a leap, especially when other odd ingredients are involved, including bulgur wheat and cocoa. Who really thinks to put these things together? You’ll have to trust me on this one! Chocolate, squash, bean, and grains were all treasured in the  Aztec culture! If it was good enough … Read More