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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 […]

Define Your Priorities for Goal-Setting

Define Your Priorities for Goal-Setting

Do you feel like you’re always busy, but never get anything DONE?  You’re not alone. One of the things that contributes to stress the most is a lack of focus in our lives. When we’re pulled in a million different directions, how do we choose […]

Work it OFF!

Work it OFF!

  Don’t beat yourself up over the Halloween Candies you ate.  Instead, get to work!  You Ate It. Now Negate It. Credit:  beachreadynow.com

Create Your Own Happy

Create Your Own Happy

That was then, this is now… Ever wonder why I hype personal development so much? It’s because long-lasting transformation happens on the inside. Your body will only go as far as your mind will take it. If you don’t work on that, you will fall […]

Thinking vs. DOING. It’s a TRAP.

Thinking vs. DOING. It’s a TRAP.

  What are you WAITING FOR? How much time do you waste thinking about what you want to do, without taking action on actually DOING it? I’m not just talking about healthy eating and fitness here either. It could be the book you want to […]

Tips for Dealing with Emotional Eating

Tips for Dealing with Emotional Eating

If you are an emotional eater, you realize it’s a vicious cycle. You eat to deal with stress, sadness, or other emotions – but it ends up making you feel worse. Here are some ways to cope: DELAY THE URGE If you can delay the […]

5 Skinny Cocktail Recipes

5 Skinny Cocktail Recipes

  This time of year the “Holiday Cheer” is often of the alcoholic kind.  Even if you’re sticking to a clean eating plan, you don’t have to deprive yourself to have fun at parties.  Here are a few cocktail ideas that are light on calories: […]

Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco

Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco

  Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco 1/4 medium avocado 1 1/4 C. black beans and rice 1/4 C. pico de gallo 1 (6-inch) corn tortilla Makes one serving.  When I made this, I also prepared chicken breast for my family – but I went with the beans and […]

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

  Greek Quinoa Salad 1/2 C. cooked quinoa (I used a tri-color quinoa blend) 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Himalayan sea salt to taste Bragg Liquid Aminos to taste 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 medium tomato, diced 1/2 medium cucumber, diced 2 Tbsp. pitted kalamata […]