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Have 25 Pounds to LOSE?  3 Things You NEED to KNOW!

Have 25 Pounds to LOSE? 3 Things You NEED to KNOW!

1.  IMPROVE YOUR MINDSET What we constantly tell ourselves ends up manifesting in real life.  If you’re betating yourself up mentally, telling yourself you can’t do this, you’ll always be fat, or worse yet – that it’s not worth it — that YOU aren’t worth […]

Why you should drink a glass of water when you wake up

Why you should drink a glass of water when you wake up

One thing I’d like to also challenge you ALL to do is to drink a FULL glass of water (12-16 ounces) first thing when you wake up. This is BEFORE your morning coffee, my friends. Water does such a great job of naturally detoxifying you. […]

Greek Chickpea Artichoke Salad

Greek Chickpea Artichoke Salad

Greek Chickpea Artichoke Salad 1 15-oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, diced 1/2 C. Kalamata olives, chopped 1/4 C. fresh parsley (I used parsley flakes) 2 Tbsp. olive oil […]

Super Quick Vegan Pizza

Super Quick Vegan Pizza

Since I’ve been trying to incorporate more plant-based foods and less meat and dairy, cheese has been my nemesis.  Vegan cheeses often don’t cut it, and leave me feeling unsatisfied.   This vegan cheese spread is actually pretty good, if you don’t think of it was […]

Fall Detox + Reset 7-Day Elimination Challenge

Fall Detox + Reset 7-Day Elimination Challenge

Are you up for a challenge?  Here’s how it works:  I’ll provide you with a menu plan.  Phase One you’ll be “weaning” yourself off meat and dairy.  Phase Two is entirely vegan.  I mean, you can do anything for a few days, right?!  This just […]

Superfood Energy Bites

Superfood Energy Bites

1 1/4 C. pitted dates, packed 1 C. walnuts 1/2 C. goji berries 1/4 C. cacao nibs 1/4 C. peanut butter 1/3 C. vanilla protein powder or 1 packet vanilla Shakeology 1/4 C. chia seed These energy bites are packed with SO MUCH superfood goodness!  […]

Chickpea Curry with Cashew Milk

Chickpea Curry with Cashew Milk

Giving up meat in favor of a whole-food, plant-based diet is a good strategy — not just for eating more healthy foods, but saving money as well. You don’t have to become vegetarian or vegan entirely. A Meatless Monday is a great start for those just […]

October Challenge Group

October Challenge Group

Are you tired of… Saying you’re going to drop the last 10-15 pounds (or starting your weight loss your journey) Feeling overwhelmed because you don’t know where to start Getting frustrated over lack of support from friends and family Then, you… Eat the extra slice […]

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Make Progress

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Make Progress

Do you suffer from the all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to clean eating and exercise?  Realize that long-term improvement often comes in small steps over a long period of time, definitely not overnight.  You don’t have to be perfect to make progress. When I first started ramping […]

Vegan “Cheese” Spread

Vegan “Cheese” Spread

Cashew cheese spread is a vegan alternative to “real” cheese and it’s pretty easy to make! Here’s how. In a food processor, blend: 1 C. unsalted cashews (soak in warm water 1+ hour) 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 1/4 C. nutritional yeast 3-4 […]