Got a hot DATE with some DARK Chocolate… I’m in LOVE!

 

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So folks, still think a calorie is just a calorie?  Let’s break it down for ya in real time.  Here’s a ‘to-die-for’ treat, (TRUST me on this!  And then GO TRY THIS – and dare to tell me I’m crazy!).  Half a medjool date (take the pit out, or die.  You choose.), 1 t of almond butter, 2 dark chocolate chips.  IT’S THAT EASY!  and THAT delicious!  Now, let’s compare that hottie to a Hershey’s Candy Bar. Continue reading Got a hot DATE with some DARK Chocolate… I’m in LOVE!

Ya Think You’re Getting Your Calcium, Don’t Cha?!!!

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(That’s supposed to look like he’s drinking milk, but he’s way too smart/hot/sophisticated for that.  He knows he’s not getting his calcium that way! 😉

SO!  We all know that calcium is crucial for bone health.  It also plays a role in helping with blood clotting, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the regulation of the heart’s rhythm. ‘Milk does a body good’ was pounded into our heads as kids!  Right?  Well, not so fast!  Here are a few things that you need to know to be armed with the knowledge to make the best, most nutritional choices for yourself and for your family (REALLY important for kids)…., so ready?  Here goes:

Wait – before I even get started… If you’re a teen reading this, this isn’t where you tune out!  This is crucial ESPECIALLY for you!  Continue reading Ya Think You’re Getting Your Calcium, Don’t Cha?!!!

Is This UNBELIEVABLE??????

 

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Just a quick tidbit for everyone, because PERSONALLY when I understand something, it’s much easier to make healthy choices (read: “WILLPOWER”).  Look at this chart!  Unrefined plant food consumption (meaning, GOOD stuff, food that hasn’t been altered, pulverized, changed or PROCESSED) verses killer diseases (cancers and heart disease).  The countries that consume the most healthy (the green bars) unrefined foods had a direct correlation of the lowest rates of diseases!  So when you’re out partying tonight (it IS Saturday after all! 😎 ) order a dinner that is as plant-based as possible!  Kay, that was my two cents for the day…..
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Ridiculously Delicious Curry Veggies! Vegan, Low Carb and LOW CAL!

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So I’m gonna be totally honest here 🙄 !  I bought this big, awesome muffin-tin thing at Sur La Tab and actually set out to make a giant tofu muffin (which I’ve made successfully in the past – and I’ll post that recipe one of these days cuz it’s a GREAT quick meal!) but I screwed up royally!  The good news is that I accidentally made the most AMAZING CURRY DISH EVER!!!!  I’ve made it a million times since, and it’s a HUUUUUGE HIT – so here’s the recipe.  You will love this!! Continue reading Ridiculously Delicious Curry Veggies! Vegan, Low Carb and LOW CAL!

Al Dente Will ‘Pass Thru You’ Without Leaving a “Dente” on Your Waistline

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Kay, that was corny, I know.  I was trying to be clever 😯 .  Anyway, this is just a cool tidbit that I wanted to pass along cuz I find it very interesting.  So, ya know how I talk a lot about carbs?  I do that because it’s one of the things I put a spotlight on when working with my clients who want to LOSE WEIGHT, gain muscle definition or both!  Continue reading Al Dente Will ‘Pass Thru You’ Without Leaving a “Dente” on Your Waistline

Cannellini Beans BLOCK Carb Absorption? Read on!

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I hope you find this as interesting as I did!  Ready?  Here goes!  Eating white kidney beans (also known as cannellini beans) can aid in weight loss – and NOT for the obvious reason(s). When one thinks of beans, what comes to mind is the fiber (and uh, ….yah, gas 😯 ) and that bloated fullness feeling, right? However, there is more to it, and this is crazy!  There is actually an enzyme in these beans that BLOCKS starch absorption, ……BLOCKS IT! Does that excite you too, or am I just a total freak?  Read on, but food for thought….add cannellini beans to your salsa, and enjoy your (whole grain) chips without guilt! Continue reading Cannellini Beans BLOCK Carb Absorption? Read on!