Four Healthy Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.” Right? Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little […]

Traditional Tomato Soup

Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene, which your body requires but does not produce – and it’s an important carotenoid that fights free radicals and promotes skin firmness, elasticity, and smoothness (YES, please!).  Cooking tomatoes actually concentrates the amount of lycopene, making it a more powerful antioxidant. Credit: The Big Book Of Smoothies and Soups […]

Chickpea, cherry, and ginger salad

Chickpeas are a great staple to have around as they are high in good carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and iron.  Here they are combined with tart cherries, sweet mandarin oranges, and cruncy pecans for a nutrient packed meal with loads of flavor and texture.  Tart cherries are teeming with nutrients that can aid in fitness recovery, […]

Ever thought about going Dairy-free?

Have you ever considered going dairy-free?  There are a variety of reasons you may be considering it ranging from allergies, intolerance, preference, wanting to try new recipes, ethical,  weight-loss, or simply just want to have less of it, etc.    I went dairy-free in 2006 and I can’t lie, it was a bit more difficult […]