Category Archives: Recipes for Health

The benefits of eating beets (+ salad and dessert recipes)

Like all vegetables, beets (aka, beetroot) make a wonderful addition to your healthy weight plan. They are high in antioxidants and an array of important micronutrients including folate, manganese, potassium and vitamin C.  One cup of beets contains just 59 calories … Continue reading

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Is corn okay to eat? The answer may surprise you.

Fresh sweet corn on the cob is one of my favorite seasonal vegetables.  It’s so delicious and yet corn has the reputation of being a food to avoid – especially by dieters.  Fortunately this bad reputation is unwarranted.  Corn (which … Continue reading

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Get Your 28-Day Summer Refresh Meal Plan

Are you struggling to lose those extra pounds you gained over the winter?  If so, you’re not alone. I’ve been hearing this lately from quite a few of my clients. It’s frustrating; and what’s worse is the feeling of sluggishness and … Continue reading

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Burn more calories by eating whole grains + Summer Salad Recipe

Have you been told to cut out carbs (aka, grains) in order to lose weight?  Well, get this?  According to a recent study, whole grains increased weight loss by decreasing the number of calories retained during digestion, while simultaneously speeding … Continue reading

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Which vegetables are best for weight loss?

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that vegetables are good for you. But which ones are best when it comes to managing your weight?   Research shows that vegetables with a higher fiber content or lower glycemic load are more … Continue reading

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Can chia seeds help you lose weight?

Remember those ch-ch-ch-chia commercials years ago for Chia Pets?   As a kid I found them so intriguing.  They were selling kits that included a little terracotta pot and a small packet of black seeds.  In just a few days, you … Continue reading

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Whole grain salads for your Easter table

Cut out carbs!  Carbs will make you fat!  If you want to lose weight, don’t eat carbs! Sound familiar? This dieting rule has been around forever and I’ve heard it many times from my clients.  Truth be told, carbohydrate is … Continue reading

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Are you a speed eater? Tips to help you slow down (+Shamrock Shake recipe)

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy a delicious healthy green smoothie (a.k.a. Shamrock Shake).  The recipe is down below but first, let’s talks about how quickly you’re eating. Do you find that you eat faster than everyone else … Continue reading

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Power grain waffle recipe + healthy carb tips

March is National Nutrition Month.  It’s a great month to EAT CARBS! In honor of NNM (and the health of your body!), I encourage you to eat carbs.  But not just any carbs –the healthy ones of course and yes, … Continue reading

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Chocolate without the guilt (5 indulgent recipes you can make today)

It’s that time of year again.  Those big heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are everywhere. I’m sure you’ve heard that chocolate isn’t as bad for you as once believed.  Chocolate has gotten a lot of media coverage in recent years because it’s … Continue reading

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