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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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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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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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Zucchini Noodle Blend

Tons of recipes call for zucchini noodles or zoodles.  I’ve tried them out with my family and they rejected them – darn it!  But I did not want to give up on them because they are so easy and healthy. Here is my resolution…Mix 1/2 zucchini noodles + 1/2 spaghetti (I use gluten free pasta).  You […]

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Easy Dinner Ideas

Dinnertime is a struggle for most people.  My household is super hectic after school and work so I totally understand!  Therefore I need to plan ahead for the week and prep accordingly.  I am going to share with you my staple dinners and prepping process that keeps me on track.  Hope it helps to motivate […]

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Versatile Stuffed Peppers

This is a versatile dish.  You can use ground turkey, sausage, or any other meat.   Also feel free to add or change the veggies in the recipe.  I always make extra and then freeze the leftover stuffing mixture.  Next time, experiment with stuffing portabello mushrooms, zucchini, squash or cabbage. 1 pound ground turkey or […]

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Easy Thai Bowl

Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking, especially in hot Florida.  I love this recipe because there is minimal cooking and it is so flavorful.  This Thai bowl can be vegetarian, balanced with nuts or feel free to add leftover chicken or steak. Ingredients: Chopped/sliced veggies: My favorites are green onions, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage and […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is a new staple dinner for our family.  Once I bought a few key ingredients, I can whip this up in 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (shredded) or 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey) 2 bell peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 3 cups shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix) 1 cup peanuts, slivered […]

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Crockpot Lentil Sausage Spinach Soup

I am obsessed about the crockpot recently.  Sometimes I am just too exhausted to cook a full meal – I am sure you can relate.  This crockpot recipe is a spin on my Hearty Lentil Soup but even easier. Ingredients: 1/2 pound dried lentils 8 oz ground sausage (pork, turkey or chicken) 14 oz bag […]

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have made many versions of tortilla soup but this is my first time in a crockpot.  It’s even faster than my 10 Minute Vegetarian Tortilla Soup and a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 large chicken breasts (frozen or defrosted) 12 oz bag of frozen corn 14 oz bag of frozen mixed pepper strips 6-12 oz […]

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