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Best Salad Dressings at the Store

Lots of people try to be healthier by eating more salads but then they ruin it by adding crappy dressing.  And believe me…90% of the dressings sold at stores are unhealthy.  Many contain cheap oils, too much sugar, and yucky additives.  After in depth research and listening to my client’s preferences, I have found the […]

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Best Kind Bars (5 Grams of Sugar or Less)

During the busy day, you may need something quick to hold you over.  Kind Bars are readily available at most supermarkets.  Not all Kind Bars are created equal.   I’ve dome the research and here are the Kind Bars lowest in sugar (5 grams or less) and do not have soy. Kind Bars Dark Chocolate Nuts […]

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Simple Low Sugar Trail Mix

We all love trail mix when we are having a busy day. However it is hard to find a quality trail mix that is not packed with sugar galore.  Make sure to read ingredients and monitor sugar grams – aim for <7 g of sugar/serving.   Ideally, you can easily make your own. Batch of Low […]

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Easy Lettuce Wrap Snacks

Lettuce wraps are an easy and healthy way to make a balanced snack.  So many options too!  Here are some fun ideas to get you started. My favorite lettuce wrap contains hummus, sunflower seeds, avocado slices, roasted red pepper, cucumber slices and shredded carrots. There are so many combinations.  Just start with a big lettuce […]

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College Food Hacks

Some of my clients tell me how difficult it can be finding healthy options when being a busy college student. It can be hard to find healthier options that are affordable and easy to prepare. Instead of buying McD’s and drinking a couple of beers whenever you get HANGRY, focus on eating more frequently and […]

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Acai Bowls and Hidden Sugar

There is a huge difference between homemade acai bowls and restaurant prepared acai bowls. For example, Jamba Juice makes acai bowls packed with honey, fruits, and sweetened soymilk.  These ingredients sound healthy until you learn that one serving contains 67 grams of sugar and 99 grams of carbohydrates! That is a blood sugar crash waiting […]

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2 Minute Mexican Shredded Chicken

Sometimes our lives are way to busy to prepare an entire meal when coming home from work. This recipe takes two minutes to prep in your slow cooker or crock pot.  When you come home from work….shred the chicken for simple meals, like tacos, Mexican salad, or chicken and rice, quinoa or beans.   To help […]

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Avocado Toast Recipes

Avocado toast is such a simple concept (avocado + toast).  It’s fulfilling and yummy.  Have fun and take it to the next level by topping it with tasty additions. ½ Hass avocado 2 Slices of whole grain (Ezeckial) or gluten free bread Dash of sea salt and black pepper for taste Toast bread until golden brown. While […]

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Betsy’s Energy Balls (No Bake)

Ingredients: 2 cup oats (old-fashioned) 1 cup almond or sunflower seed butter (PB is ok) 1 cup ground flax meal 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened) 3 Tablespoons chia seeds 1/4 – 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/3-1/2 cup honey 1 tsp cinnamon or cocoa powder for flavor Directions: Combine and mix all the ingredients well in […]

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Glorified Rice and Beans

Been experimenting with more vegetarian dinners these days and this is a family staple.  Rice and beans sounds boring but with all the fun extras, it’s an awesome dish.  Beware of your portions of the rice and beans.  For my weight loss clients, I only recommend 3/4 cup total of the brown rice and beans.  […]

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