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Smoothies 101: The Basics for a Nutritious Smoothie

Smoothies can be a wonderful addition to the daily routine.  They are quick to prepare, filling, and delicious.  Yes, breakfast time is synonymous with smoothies, but they can be gulped down easily any time of day.  So, as you sip away your tall, icy glass of goodness make sure to get the most out of… Continue reading Smoothies 101: The Basics for a Nutritious Smoothie

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Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin gets its fair share come fall.  We see it in pies, breads, as pastry fillings, even in beverages.  Its mild flavor lends itself well to most dishes from sweet to savory, and it plays well with a variety of herbs and spices. Pretty much all types of squash are great options as a nutrient-dense… Continue reading Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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Low-Carb Fideo

Fideo is one of things that takes me back to my childhood.  It’s a fill-your-belly-and-your-soul kind of soup that is simple, yet never basic.  I could eat bowl after bowl (and I have).  For those of you without the luxury of growing up with this stuff, fideo (vermicelli), is first sauteed to release its nutty… Continue reading Low-Carb Fideo

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What is Whole Person Health?

Holistic medicine can be seen as unconventional in the Western world.  This thought that our being is interconnected seems peculiar to some, after all we have been taught to compartmentalize our bodies.  Tooth hurts?  See a dentist.  Foot issues? Call the podiatrist.  Have a rash? See the dermatologist for some ointment.  Conventional medicine doesn’t stop… Continue reading What is Whole Person Health?

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Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

We all deal with stress throughout our lives.  It affects us in different ways, at different times, and our ability to cope with it varies from person to person and even from incident to incident.  There are times when a bad grade or lackluster work project causes anguish.  Sometimes it is an issue in our… Continue reading Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

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Coconut Milk Three Ways

I use a lot of coconut products: oil, cream, butter, shredded, water.  All add great additions to any dish whether sweet, savory or spicy, but none reign quite as supreme in my book as coconut milk.  I use it a fair amount.  It is rich, creamy, and has a very similar mouthfeel to cow’s milk. … Continue reading Coconut Milk Three Ways

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Creating a Meal Prep Menu

If you saw my last post on meal prepping you saw that it is not always easy, but with a little planning it can be doable.  A lot of time the biggest hurdle is figuring out what to buy.  You want ingredients that keep for at least a few days, preferably a week.  You also… Continue reading Creating a Meal Prep Menu

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Meal Prep Your Way to Goodness

For those who like calm and order, meal prepping can be very effective.  It helps to set up the week, leaving little up in the air to figure out on the spot.  However, for those who find meal prepping stress inducing, it can be a little daunting to think about.  All those containers and preplanning… Continue reading Meal Prep Your Way to Goodness

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Herbed Lamb Meatballs

Lamb.  Definitely not the most popular protein choice in the US.  It can be a challenge to find, and its gamey flavor can turn some off to it, however lamb can be a good addition to almost any diet.  Grass-fed/finished lamb: can have high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, to combat inflammation; is high in… Continue reading Herbed Lamb Meatballs

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Four Ways to Get More Veggies into Your Day… That Are Not Salads

91 percent of individuals living in the US do not meet the daily dietary recommendations for vegetable consumption (currently set at 2-3 cups, or 4-6 servings) and keep in mind, the recommended amount is simply the minimum for a body to function -- not necessarily the amount needed for optimal health.  Those who are malnourished,… Continue reading Four Ways to Get More Veggies into Your Day… That Are Not Salads