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A Deliciously Creamy Spinach and Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

High-protein smoothies are commonly touted as the best thing since sliced bread, especially among weight loss and fitness enthusiasts. Unfortunately, many people view a "high-protein smoothie" as one that’s primarily comprised of protein powder,…

East-West Curried Seafood Stew

Are you a fan of bouillabaisse? Well, prior to meeting my husband, I’d actually never had bouillabaisse, which is surprising since I’ve always been quite the foodie. Now, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur. Bouillabaisse is essentially a type…

Ground Chicken Pizza

Pizza will not be found on a list of healthy foods. But, believe it or not, when prepared at home using the right ingredients, it can actually be incorporated into a balanced diet. Here’s a wholesome, delicious and easy recipe for chicken…

Deliciously Rich Spinach, Kiwi and Chia Seed Smoothie

Chia seeds house a variety of nutrients that support weight loss, long-term weight management, and general good health but many people just don't know how to eat them. Smoothies are an excellent way to get chia seeds in your diet. Add in some…

Super Savory Goat Cheese Croquettes

Years ago, I started dining at a cozy little restaurant in the heart of my hometown in Illinois. During my very first visit, I ordered their "Mesculyn Salad with Salmon", which is comprised of a delicious mix of fresh greens, berries, red…

Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Smoothie

Whether you're trying to lose weight, get fit or build muscle, smoothies make excellent meal replacements! Here's a deliciously sweet and wholesome smoothie recipe that's rich in protein-packed kefir and other powerful ingredients that support healthy…

Berry Berry Delicious Crepes

Berries are deliciously sweet and just plain old good for you. Whether you prefer blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, they're all packed full of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants. Berries are also virtually fat-free,…
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Hearty Chicken Kabobs

I'm a huge fan of kabobs! Whether you prepare them with steak, chicken or fish, kabobs are a great way to sneak more veggies into your diet. Here's a hearty, low-calorie recipe for chicken kabobs that's incredibly rich in protein, healthy…

Ground Pork with Manzanilla Olives, Minced Pimientos, and Capers

Many people don't eat pork due to social, cultural, and religious reasons but some abstain out of a presumption that it is unhealthy. Pork is often shunned for its high levels of cholesterol but it actually contains less than most meats. When…
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Grilled Chicken with Roasted Garlic Veloute Sauce

As one who follows the Mediterranean-style of eating, chicken and extra virgin olive oil are my staple foods. Combining these nutrient-rich ingredients in different preparations helps keep my pallet excited for each new meal. Here's one of…

Are You Eating Too Much Turkey?

In recent years I’ve observed a complete turkey takeover. I’m not talking about the traditional Butterball that dresses the holiday table or even the shaved lunchmeat that’s typically inserted between two slices of bread. I’m referring…

Egg-Cellent Breakfast Quesadilla

I generally skip breakfast due to my intermittent fasting regimen. But, I'm still a diehard fan of eggs! Here's one of my personal favorite recipes that's less than 150 calories per serving and packed full of protein making it perfect for…

Probiotics: How to Up Your Intake of This Friendly Bacteria

It is now widely recognized that probiotics offer a wide range of health benefits. Probiotics are essentially live bacteria that survive in the intestines but they are also naturally housed in fermented foods that have been either produced or…

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Many people completely avoid eating shrimp due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol. But, in spite of widespread belief, the cholesterol housed in shrimp contributes very little, if any, to the development of high-cholesterol and related…
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Rubbed Kale with Butternut Squash

Like most leafy green vegetables, kale is very low in calories, packed full of fiber, and high in key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. I personally prefer the taste of raw kale in smoothies and salads but I generally combine it with sweeter ingredients…
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3 Tasty Ideas for Incredibly Nutritious Meal Replacement Smoothies

Whether you're constantly on the go or just looking to spice up your diet, smoothies make great meal replacements. But, it's important to choose the right ingredients in order to boost your intake of essential macronutrients and micronutrients.…
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Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Juicing

It's undeniable that vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet, as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants. Unfortunately, most people just don't eat enough of these foods on an everyday…

Lobster Grilled Cheese

Growing up, I was a grilled cheese kind of girl, but it was mainly "government cheese" on Wonder bread. This certainly wasn't the healthiest sandwich. Although I've grown up to be more health conscious, every now and then I still crave a…

Three Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in a Healthy Way

Holiday overeating is a major threat to weight management and Memorial Day is certainly no exception. Still, at the end of the day, managing your weight is all about maintaining a healthy balance between the amount of calories that go in and…

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Mushrooms

I regularly include mushrooms in food preparations and they're actually quite high on the list of nutrient-dense foods. Nutrient-dense foods are essentially those rich in health-promoting macronutrients and micronutrients but relatively low…