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How to eat well on a budget

November 15, 2016
Huevos Rancheros

Part 1 – Protein If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed that every time you go grocery shopping your bill seems to be a little bit more each time, and you’re not imagining it. Unfortunately, the price of fresh, healthy food is on the rise and it is cited as one of the main reasons […]

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Video: Keeping it quick and simple in the kitchen

October 18, 2016
Mediterranean Chicken Glory Bowl

I’m a big fan of keeping things quick and simple in the kitchen, but it is also extremely important to me to make healthy, delicious meals – who wants quick and simple if it tastes like cardboard?! This is why one of my favorite go-to meals is the ‘Bowl’—known in some circles as the Buddha […]

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Is September the New January?

August 29, 2016

For many of us, the coming of September brings the winds of change. Weather it’s the kids going back to school, the leaves starting to change color or the serious internal talk we have with ourselves that goes something like, “Ok, summer was fun, but I seriously have to get back on track with my […]

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Snack Attack | 7 easy tips to control late night snacking

Late Night Snacking. For many of my clients the mere mention of this phrase brings on feelings of stress and anxiety about not being able to say no or giving in to temptations. And, it’s often identified as one of the hardest habits to break. In general, snacking isn’t a bad thing. A balanced snack […]

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It’s Summer! Now, Fire Up that Grill

With the summer season just around the corner, now is a perfect time to begin moving dinners outside to enjoy the longer, warmer evenings and to fire up the BBQ. Now, BBQ-ing can get a bit of a bad wrap, and to be fair, it is pretty easy to transform one of the oldest forms […]

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Quality vs. Quantity | Why your mom was probably thinner than you

For decades, it’s been believed that the quantity of food you eat (how many calories you consume) is the main thing that influences your weight. However, emerging research published in the journal of Obesity Research & Clinical Practice suggests that the quality of food you eat may be an important factor when it comes to […]

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How to build a balanced meal (video)

Balanced Meal video

When it comes to improving your health, you need to look at your foundation. Your foundation is a sum of all the little things that you do on a daily basis that can influence your current state of health. Building a strong foundation starts with balance. By providing your body with the key nutrients that […]

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The power of sleep

March 14, 2016

When was the last time you had a really good sleep? You know, the kind of sleep that you wake up from and just feel amazing, you don’t hesitate to get out of bed and you almost spring, rather than stumble, into your day. For the majority of my clients, the first answer that I […]

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The non-dieting approach to improving your health

February 1, 2016
non-dieting approach to good health

When it comes to food, nutrition and health, there is more to the picture than just counting calories and breaking foods down into carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Stress, and most importantly how we deal with stress, has a profound effect on our overall health. For many of us, stress can cause headaches—and even full-blown migraines—a […]

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Are you insane? Don’t worry you can fix that…

January 18, 2016
Nutrition Goals

Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” So let me ask you this, how are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? We are now three weeks into the New Year. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that statistically speaking a large majority of people […]

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365 different opportunities to achieve something new

January 5, 2016
Nutrition Goals

The start of a new year is often the time that we find ourselves making big resolutions in hopes of improving some aspect of our lives. While it’s a great idea to set goals and have something to aim for, I have discovered through my experience in nutrition coaching that New Year’s resolutions often lead […]

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Immune Boosting

April 26, 2013.

Barley pudding is simple to make and is great for dessert, an afternoon snacks, or make ahead of time and have for breakfast. Use any dried fruit variations that you like and instead of blueberries you can substitute any seasonal fruits such as rhubarb, peaches, cherries, strawberries, mango or pears

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Green Tea

April 26, 2013.

Drinking green tea regularly can reduce your risk of cancer, slow the progression of cancer, prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol (which can lead to plaque formation in arteries) boost immunity and speed up metabolism. You can enjoy green tea hot or cold or add green tea extract (sold in powdered form) to your morning protein shake or smoothie.

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10 Ways to Boost Immunity

April 26, 2013.

What you eat plays a huge role in your ability to maintain a healthy immune system. Every day we are bombarded with bacteria, viruses, and other organisms trying to gain entry into our body, in fact one square inch of freshly washed skin is home to around one million bacteria! Without a strong immune system microbes would quickly multiply and start to cause damage to our body.

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5 Simple Tips for Health Eating

April 26, 2013.

Whole foods are foods that have been processed or refined as little as possible. Processing strips foods of their natural health giving properties such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Choose whole foods more often and avoid processed, packaged and ‘convenience’ foods as much as possible. Make these simple switches to increase the amount of whole foods in your diet.

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Antioxidants, small but mighty

April 26, 2013.

You may be unaware of the small war that is being fought within your body every second of the day. On the good side we have antioxidants, and on the bad side we have free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can cause a lot of damage to cellular tissue and are thought to be a contributing factor to numerous health problems including heart disease, premature aging and certain forms of cancer.

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Eat More Fat to Lose More Fat?

April 26, 2013.

This sounds like the catch phrase to yet another fad diet, promising the followers weigh loss while consuming a diet full of their favorite foods like pizza, French fries and donuts, surely this is too good to be true?

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Spring Cleaning, it’s not Just for the Home and Garden

April 26, 2013.

Spring is finally here, and many of us find ourselves cleaning up the house, getting rid of the clutter in the back shed are fixing that handing gutter the snow took down during the winter. In addition to spring cleaning around the house and garden, spring is a perfect time to do a little internal cleaning, otherwise known as a cleanse or a detox.

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Berry Berry Powerful and Delicious

April 26, 2013.

Right now, farmers markets and road-side stalls are overflowing with one of summers most anticipated fruits, berries. From strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries and raspberries it’s nearly impossible to walk past a little container of the brightly colored delicacies without taking some home with you.

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