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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 […]

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

  Greek Salad Spinach or other leafy greens 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 medium tomato, cut in wedges 5 kalamata olives, sliced 1 Tbsp. pine nuts Red onion 3 oz. grilled chicken breast (optional) Greek Dressing 1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 […]

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf 1 1/2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium carrot, diced 1/2 medium stalk celery, diced 1/4 medium onion, diced 1/4 medium red bell pepper, diced 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. turmeric 3/4 C. cooked quinoa 1/4 C. cooked green lentils […]

Pinto Beans and Rice

Pinto Beans and Rice

  Pinto Beans and Rice 1/2 C. canned pinto beans, with liquid 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. paprika dash cumin 1/4 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos Himalayan sea salt to taste 1 C. cooked brown rice Heat beans in a […]

Peanut Butter Chia Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Chia Energy Bites

  Peanut Butter Chia Energy Balls 1 1/2 C. oatmeal 1/2 C. vanilla Shakeology or protein powder (vegan, if desired) 1/2 C. natural peanut butter 1/3 cup raisins (give ’em a rough chop) or chocolate chips 4 T liquid (I used unsweetened almond milk) 3 T honey […]

Steel-Cut Oats with Apples and Flaxseed in the Instant Pot

Steel-Cut Oats with Apples and Flaxseed in the Instant Pot

  Steel Cut Oatmeal for the Instant Pot 2 cups water 1 cup unsweetened almond milk pinch of sea salt 1 cup steel cut oats 1/4 cup flaxseed (ground flaxseed has more nutritive benefits, but whole flax adds more crunch and insoluble fiber.  The choice […]