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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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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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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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Speedy Salad with Quinoa and Sunflower Seeds

This is my go-to healthy salad and it literally takes me 2 minutes to put together.  First it’s important to note: Prep Ahead!  I always encourage my clients to prep some staples.  For this recipe, it is helpful to make a batch of my Basic Salad Dressing and a pot of quinoa.  For quick quinoa, […]

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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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Asian Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

I’ve ordered Asian Salads at restaurants and I am usually disappointed.  I always think…I can make this better myself.  Here is my simple yummy concoction. Salad Ingredients: 1 head Romaine, chopped 1/2 bag cole slaw mix 2 green onions, diced 1/2 cucumber, chopped in bite sized pieces 1/2 red pepper, chopped in bite sized pieces 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1/2 […]

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Orange Ginger Dressing

Most Asian Dressings are loaded with crappy soybean oil and sugar.  Here is a more natural version. Ingredients: 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil 1/3 cup OJ 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger (peeled) 1 tsp soy or tamari sauce  

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