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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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My Favorite Crackers

When shopping for clean and nutrient dense crackers, it’s difficult to choose the best options.  Many people love Ritz crackers. It’s essential to read ingredients because you’ll learn that Ritz crackers contains partially hydrogenated oil and high fructose corn syrup! Even crackers that claim to be “healthy,” like Wheat Thins and Wheatables contain high fructose […]

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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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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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Daily Sustain Mochachino Smoothie

Everyone seems to love my protein powder, Daily Sustain, especially the chocolate flavor.  This is my favorite Daily Sustain smoothie recipe: Chocolate Mint.  Well my good friend Didi took my protein powder to a whole other level.  She created a healthy Mochachino Smoothie and it is fabulous!  It’s a smart way to drink coffee and […]

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Greek Layer Dip

Love this healthy dip!  Perfect for parties! Depending on your container, ingredients portions are going to vary.  For all of you precise measurers, I’ll do my best to spell it out clearly. INGREDIENTS: Hummus, 1 container Tomatoes, chopped into small pieces Cucumbers, chopped into small pieces Plain Greek Yogurt Kalamata olives, sliced Spring/green onions, chopped […]

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Sweet Potato, Sausage and Spinach Egg Bake

This is one of my favorite egg bakes.  It’s a very satisfying breakfast and lasts well so you’ll have leftovers for a few days. INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbsp of oil (I prefer unscented or refined coconut oil) 1 medium sweet potato, cubed ½ lb. turkey sausage or 1 cup cubed ham ½-1 small red onion, chopped […]

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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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