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Wednesday
Mar222017

Carrot Cake Cookies

You know the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Times are changing people, because I think it is the carrot that really takes the cake. Pun intended. I eat carrots every single day—mostly because they can help normalize healthy gut bacteria and even balance hormones. The addition of carrots to these cookies not only provides valuable added nutrition, but incredible moisture and sweetness as well. With 5 grams of satiating protein and nearly 30% of your recommended daily allowance for vitamin A, you can’t go wrong with these sweet little treats. Perfectly portioned and just lightly sweet, these are perfect for that mid-afternoon slump.

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Wednesday
Jul272016

Mini Guilt-Free Cheesecake

Allergy-friendly, vegan single serve cheesecake. 

Cheesecake is one of those happy little desserts that appeals to all palates. It is not sickeningly sweet nor overly rich, yet it has just the right amount of tang and creaminess to satisfy even the strongest of sweet-teeth. With that said, cheesecake is often reserved for special occasions only due to the fact that not one thing on the ingredient list is particularly healthy. However, when the craving for cheesecake strikes, it is nearly impossible to ignore. But with the eggs and cream cheese and sugar—my body doesn’t always love cheesecake as much as my soul does. So in that sense, I was determined to create an alternative. A vegan one at that, and one that is sweet, but salty, light, but refreshing, and indulgent, yet healthy and completely allergy-friendly.

This is the kind of cheesecake I don’t have to wait a few times a year for. This is one I can have every day! And it’s even easier to eat more often because it’s already pre-portioned out for you.

With walnuts, almonds and dates as your crust, and a cool and creamy filling made from cashews and coconut milk—this is a dessert that won’t make you crash a couple of hours later.

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Sunday
Jan172016

15 Food Substitutions That Fight Fat!

"I want to transform my body, but how do I go about transforming my diet to get there?"

It's the million dollar question among those looking for fat loss. 

In shifting our diets, we'll over time add healthier choices to our snack and meal lineups, but you'd be surprised at how close we can come to many of our former favorites. 

Enter the art of strategic substitution....

Check out these 15 better (but tasty!) alternatives to incorporate into your personal Healthy Way of Eating plan.

 

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Thursday
Dec242015

Healthy Kitchen: Gingerbread Cookie Oatmeal

During the winter months, I find myself craving the comfort food and sweet treats I grew up with. Among my favorites - a chewy on the inside, crisp along the edges, deliciously fragrant specialty full of cinnamon and clove and molasses...

These days I not only look for great taste in my baking but also healthful ingredients. With a little creative muscle, I have transformed my childhood favorites into satisfying and flavorful creations.

Enter, oatmeal - with a gingerbread twist! Other than being a nostalgic treat that takes me right back to sitting on the kitchen counter sampling my mother's delicious holiday gingersnaps, I like this particular oatmeal cookie for its ability to keep me full and to satisfy a hankering for something sweet. Best of all? I love it because it’s absolutely LOADED with nutrients!

 

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Wednesday
Dec112013

How to Do Dessert

“What about dessert?” It's a common question clients pose to me during our coaching sessions. There's often something in their inquiry that suggests an underlying assumption that I’m going to deny the possibility of dessert ever again or even make them delete the very word from their vocabulary! On the contrary, I always make them aware that dessert can be part of a successful weight loss journey and healthy way of life. It's just a matter of doing it right. Here are my top tips for keeping dessert on the menu without sacrificing your weight loss progress. Consider it part of enjoying the journey and boosting your motivation to adopt a Healthy Way of Eating for life. 

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Monday
Jul092012

Upside Down Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This strawberry rhubarb concoction is amazingly delicious!  A wonderful way to creatively use some of summer's best produce as well as a great option for dessert at your next BBQ!  Thank you to Healthy Living How To for sharing the recipe. Enjoy!

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Wednesday
Jun132012

Dark Chocolate Mini Coconut Cups

Who's ready for dessert?!  Enjoy these treats without all of the guilt - these mini cups are low-carb, dairy-free and sugar-free.   Thank you to Healthy Living How To for sharing the recipe. Enjoy!

Recipe By Healthy Living How To

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