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Pressure cooker orange chicken 🍊

Ingredients 1 tsp Avocado Oil1 lb Chicken Breast (skinless, boneless, cut into cubes)1/4 cup Orange Juice (plus zest from half an orange)2 1/2 tbs Coconut Aminos2 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar1 tbs Ginger (fresh, minced)1 Garlic (clove, minced)1 1/2 tsp Arrowroot Powder1/4 cup Cilantro (chopped, optional) Directions Turn your pressure cooker to sauté mode and add […]

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Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein 🍜

Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash1 tbs Sesame Oil1 Yellow Onion (medium, diced)4 stalks Celery (sliced diagonally)4 cups Coleslaw Mix3 Garlic (cloves, minced)1 tbs Ginger (peeled and grated)1 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil1 lb Extra Lean Ground Chicken1/4 cup Coconut Aminos Directions: Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and slice the spaghetti squash in half. Place cutside down on […]

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Most Common Meal Planning Mistake

I have worked with TONS of clients one-on-one.  We dive into their nutrition, daily habits and patterns. If I had to pick one mistake that most of my clients make, it’s quite obvious…They do not balance their meals. Here’s the problem: Lots of people balance their dinners but they do not balance the rest of […]

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Heartburn? Get off meds naturally!

Many people suffer from heartburn.  The good news is that it is preventable.  Most of my clients are able to get off acid reducing medications and control heartburn through diet and lifestyle changes alone!   Here are the most common causes and tips to reduce heartburn. Possible Causes of Heartburn: Mindless eating – not chewing well […]

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Avocado Bake

Avocados are so nutritious and can be used in many different ways. One great recipe is a baked avocado. It is simple and easy to whip up for breakfast or lunch. Ingredients 1 avocado 2 eggs dash of salt and pepper herbs of your choice Instructions Preheat the oven at 425. Cut the avocado in […]

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Betsy’s Fudge Fat Bombs

I am not a Keto girl, but I am in favor of utilizing healthy fats to curb cravings.  The original Keto recipe I tried was too oily for me so I experimented and created more balance.  These fat bombs truly help satisfy and cut cravings.  One will do the job!   My kids love them too.  […]

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Healthy Mayonnaise Options

One of my favorite condiments to put on a sandwich is mayonnaise. It’s hard to find a good quality mayonnaise that isn’t packed with tons of inflammatory inducing ingredients, like soybean oil, sugar, and EDTA. Quality Brands: Primal Kitchen Vegan and Paleo options Clean ingredients Cons: has mixed reviews, most people write that it’s delicious […]

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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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