ROASTED CHICKPEAS THREE WAYS

February 9, 2018Healthy You, Recipes

I love crunchy snacks. Okay, I just love snacks…not gonna lie! And, Roasted Chickpeas are happily the latest and healthiest craze. Some know this bean as a Garbanzo Bean, a popular Middle Eastern legume, and both terms are correct. What many don’t realize is the nutritional magic and the versatility of the Chickpea. My whole family … Read More

APPLE CINNAMON WATER

February 9, 2018Healthy You, Recipes

Remember when you were in grade school and everyday was about creating, mixing it up, looking for a fun, new twist! I find that as an adult, it’s when I “mix it up” that the FUN gets put back into LIFE! Workouts, meals, drinks, and even routines, when twisted around, go from “mundane” to WONDERFUL! … Read More

6 STEPS TO SUPPORT YOUR HORMONES!

February 2, 2018Healthy You

The mere mention of hormones gives rise to anxiety, and for good reason. Hormones hold the key to supporting your health. But, a discussion of healthy hormones extends far beyond testosterone and estrogen. Think beyond sex drive, nightly sweats, and hair on your chest! Hormones modulate your hunger, cognition, and emotional stability as well as … Read More

CHOCOLATE ENERGY BITES

February 2, 2018Healthy You, Recipes

It’s February! I love this month for one reason only…It’s the month of legitimate Chocolate eating. Truly I love quality, dark chocolate. And happily it has great health benefits too!  Dark chocolate, with a high Cacao content, packs fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, and added potassium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, and antioxidants. You can imagine my … Read More

WILTED MUSHROOM SAUTE WITH CHIPOTLE HEMP SEEDS

January 26, 2018Healthy You, Recipes

This is the easiest, most flavorful and adaptable recipe. It’s perfect to serve alongside grilled fish or chicken, amazing on toasted whole wheat baguette for an appetizer, or just plain as a warm salad. You really cannot go wrong. And, I love that it’s a recipe that you can “make your own,” by tweaking the … Read More

CLEAN EATING ISN’T JUST A HASHTAG!

January 25, 2018#TransformationTuesday

WHAT’S YOUR DEFINITION OF EATING CLEAN? Low fat, whole grain crackers? Fortified pasta with red sauce? Enriched bagel with almond butter? Sugar free applesauce? If you chose none of the above…you’re right! The food industry has distorted our perception of clean eating. Ironically, the term “clean eating” is used considerably in modern culture. As you … Read More

FIVE HABITS OF HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS

January 15, 2018#MotivationalMonday, Healthy You

You’ve heard the old adage, “Curiosity killed the cat!?!?”…it’s time to change your paradigm. You already know that Healthy Individuals plan weekly meals, make weekly staples, have effective routine, and clean out the kitchen, but you may not realize that USING CURIOSITY is critical in your annual health journey! CURIOSITY KEEPS YOU HEALTHY! How’s that? Simply … Read More

CREAMY MUSHROOM AND BEAN SOUP

January 11, 2018Healthy You, Recipes

Winter time is ideal to throw together a pot of soup…something savory, creamy, filling, and comforting. Sadly, most of those descriptors only relate to less healthy choice.. Today, I’ve turned the tables with creamy Mushroom and Bean soup! This is the perfect soup to boost your immunity this winter season, since mushrooms have the amazing ability to … Read More

TWO TRUTHS and a WHY…It’s IMMUNITY WEEK!

January 8, 2018Healthy You

TWO TRUTHS and a WHY…It’s IMMUNITY WEEK! …cough, cough, sneeze, sniffle Oddly, we treat immunity REACTIVELY instead of PROACTIVELY! Most individuals wash hands or use antibacterial gels and ride on a prayer not to get sick. This is great, but failing to realize that your body is dealing with millions of bacteria 24/7 from eating, … Read More

GARLICKY GREENS WITH EGG And QUINOA

December 12, 2017Healthy You, Recipes

In the spirit of health and happiness, I’ve gone back to basics with some “practical” help from my store-bought shortcuts and keeping true to the requirements above. After all, if health isn’t practical, it’s certainly not sustainable either! Here goes…Greens, eggs, and seeds/grains! That’s simple enough..so simple, I don’t really even have a name for … Read More