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The Ultimate Salad for People Who Hate Salads

Salads are undeniably the most common go-to food for people trying to lose weight or even maintain a weight loss. Problem is, many fall into the same ole rut of adding fat-free dressing to a big bowl of mixed greens and all-purpose garden vegetables…

Turkey and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers with Goat Cheese

Bell peppers are extremely high on the list of nutrient-dense foods, as they supply an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants that promote overall good health. In addition to their nutritional qualities, bell peppers…
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Home-Style Pressure Cooked Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey

Like other types of beans, pinto beans are an incredibly cheap yet all-too commonly forgotten source of protein. They are also rich in countless health-promoting micronutrients including B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron.…
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Herb-Crusted Wild Salmon with Sautéed Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Whether your nutrition goals are centered on losing weight or just improving your health, wild salmon is among the best and most essential 'superfoods' to regularly include in your diet. By pairing this fatty fish with amazingly nutritious veggies…
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Citrus Honey Glazed Golden Beets

Beetroot (beet) is a beneficial source of countless essential nutrients. It’s also an incredibly rich source of important antioxidants like betaine and beta-carotene, which have been shown to enhance liver health and protect against heart…
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Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken, Steak and Shrimp Kebabs

As one who follows the Mediterranean-style of eating, I can appreciate the nutritional value of a good kebab that supplies healthy portions of veggies, seafood and lean meat. Here’s one of my hearty and absolutely delicious homemade kebab…

5 Simple and Delicious Low-Sugar Smoothie Recipes for People with Diabetes

Whether you’re constantly on the go or just looking to spice up your diet, smoothies generally make great meal replacements. However, if you have diabetes, chronically elevated blood glucose (sugar) levels, or are just trying to control your…

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,…

How to Make a Traditional Conch Salad from Scratch

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting any one of the 30 or so inhabited islands of the Bahamas, you have likely either had or heard of conch salad, as it’s indeed their signature dish. A good conch salad is one that’s packed full…

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,…

Exercise Training While Juice Fasting: The Best Blends for Fueling Your Workouts

A while back I wrote an attention-grabbing article entitled "Intense Exercise Training During a Juice Fast? Is This Even Possible?" Since this article was originally published dozens and dozens of people have written me with specific questions…

Perfect Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Muffins

Peanut butter is one of my favorite treats, as it's a naturally sweet and savory blend of protein and healthy fats, fiber, and countless micronutrients including B-vitamins, phosphorus and antioxidants like vitamin E and copper. The versatility…
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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…