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Thursday
Feb252016

Buttery Coconut Coffee

Friday
Feb192016

Deviled Egg Dip

Hard-boiled eggs are the perfect high-protein, on-the-go snack. That said, we might need to spice them up once in a while for variety.

This deviled egg dip is a favorite in our Life Cafe, and now you can enjoy it at home, at work or on the run!

Deviled Egg Dip

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings 

 

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Friday
Feb122016

Healthy Kitchen: Portable Egg Cups

Growing up, I always thought eggs were reserved for special occasions only—whether at a restaurant with my grandparents or at baptism brunches. 

Add to this the fact that eggs had, at one time, come under considerable fire for their high cholesterol content (we’ll address that in a moment). It was enough to make me reserve eggs for an occasional breakfast food only. However, with so many health benefits associated with the consumption of eggs, we should be eating them frequently.

 

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Saturday
Feb062016

Super Mason Jar Salad

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cook Time:  5 minutes

Yield:  4 Mason Jar Salads

Do you avoid salads because you hate lettuce? I hate lettuce. I really do. Spinach, iceberg, romaine, kale, whatever—I rarely use it in my salad making at home. I simply prepare and consume salads (while dining out) merely for the guts of it—the protein, the nuts/seeds, and the other vegetables.  

Mason jar salads are a huge hit for me and my clients. Not only are they easy to prep and pack but the combinations are endless—perfect for someone on the go who likes continued variety and perfect for those, like me, who really just enjoy the guts of a salad and no lettuce.  

 

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Thursday
Jan282016

Espresso Chip Energy Balls 

I have several things in my life I refer to as my “reliables.” This recipe is one of those….

Sure, I always seem to have the ingredients on hand. However, even if I “screw up” the mixture or measure wrong, it always turns out deliciously well. Maybe that’s why it’s my go-to energy ball recipe. I switch the ingredients up fairly often depending on my mood or the season, but this is without a doubt my favorite. 

Why is it so “knock your socks off” good? Obvious reason first: coffee. Obvious reason number two: dark chocolate. 

 

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Thursday
Jan212016

Detox-Friendly Meatball Recipe

D.TOX-Friendly Meatballs 

*Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Bake Time:  20 minutes

Yield:  12 meatballs

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Thursday
Jan072016

Cranberry Pistachio Bread 

I’m sure you’ve seen the big bags of cranberries lining grocery store shelves around this time of year.

You know the ones—the lovely, plump berries you may have strung for holiday garland. 

Cranberries are so much more than ornamental, however. I recommend adding them to breads, muffins or other baked goods (like the recipe below).

Not only can they impart a burst of bright color and lend a tart sweetness to any recipe, but they offer a hefty dose of high quality nutrients. 

Do I have you convinced yet?

 

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