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Mighty Meat Bison with Mushroom and Onions

Bison is one of the healthiest red meats you can eat, as it's organically raised, primarily grass-fed, and delivers a rich balance of high-quality protein, healthy fats, and essential micronutrients. It's also among the most flavorful of…

How to Create a Perfectly Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a quick and easy lunchtime staple loved by both kids and adults alike. Growing up, I absolutely hated this sandwich, as I was more of a grilled cheese kind of girl. But, as I got a little older and became…

An Unbelievably Delicious Recipe for Vegan Feta Cheese

As one who follows a Mediterranean-style diet, Greek salad is by far one of my most favorite foods. Traditionally made with tomato, cucumber, onion, olives and feta cheese, all drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs, this salad…
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Shrimp and Romaine Salad with Avocado

Those of you who either know or follow me are fully aware that I can't get enough of eating salads. Shrimp salads are among my most favorite, as they're a solid source of lean protein and key micronutrients. Here's an incredibly delicious recipe…

WOWBUTTER Snack Bars

If you're looking to get an ample dose of dietary fiber, healthy fat, protein, and essential micronutrients in a single nutritious snack bar, this easy to follow recipe incorporating WOWBUTTER is definitely worth a try. WOWBUTTER is a plant-based…

Tangy Tagine of Chicken with Apricots

Chicken is undoubtedly one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. Whether baked, roasted, grilled, pan-fried or skewered, it's indeed a standard go-to food among virtually all meat eaters. While I regularly eat a healthy balance of…
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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 disease…
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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 recipes…

Low-Sugar, Diabetes-Friendly Smoothie Recipes

Whether you're constantly on the go or just looking to spice up your diet, smoothies generally make great meal replacements. But, if you're trying to reduce your sugar intake for diabetes prevention or management, it's important to choose 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 of…

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 of…

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…