How to Build a Healthy Salad

As I recall from my childhood, my very first salad was not a very healthy salad. Smothered in Ranch dressing, croutons and bacon bits, it would appeal to most 8 year olds (like myself). Both my sister and I agreed to eat broccoli and cauliflower at dinner time, but only under these conditions. Who wouldn't love the creaminess of a...

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No Bake Collagen Cookies

No Bake Collagen Cookies

I was experimenting with my food processor recently and decided to incorporate NeoCell Super Collagen. It supports recovery, joint health and is free of GMOs, gluten and sugar. It's the number one protein in your body that keeps your skin supple and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles while keeping your hair and nails healthy too. So, I decided to...

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3-Ingredient Protein Bagel

3-Ingredient Protein Bagel

I recently discovered Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Plant Protein. Who doesn't love 24g of plant-based protein? It's made primarily of organic pea protein and organic brown rice protein and tastes amazing mixed with water, as a shake. So why not experiment and create a 3-ingredient protein bagel? It's even gluten free and non-GMO. Here's how to try this delicious treat for...

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Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

This protein shake is full of nutrients and vitamins that will help your body recover from whatever stress comes your way.  A healthy diet, high in protein, will keep your immune system strong, help your muscles repair, keep your metabolism running and so much more! Ingredients 1 scoop Quest Nutrition Chocolate Milkshake Protein Powder 1 small frozen banana (break into...

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8 Healthy Holiday Habits to Practice Year Round

It's the time of year when we raise our glasses along with our holiday spirit. We spread cheese on our crackers and cheer among friends.  Shortly after, when the parties have ended and the presents have been opened, we realize our waistlines have also spread.  The numbers on the scale have risen.  Rather than panic later, it's best to prepare...

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Post Workout Nutrition

Most of us go to the gym, take a fitness class, or head outdoors for a run with a specific goal in mind.  We want to increase our strength, decrease body fat and improve our well being without spending our lives at the gym and our nights preparing meals for hours on end. Over time, we learn that various formats...

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Cardio-Cable Core Workout

If you're like a lot of gym enthusiasts, you may have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill that turns to hate after ten minutes. And the long, slow upward climb on the stepmill feels like a trek to reach the top of Mount Everest. As a result, I created this core-inspired cardio cable workout. It's a great way to get...

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4 Questions Every Vegetarian Is Asked

It doesn't come up often.  One would think that after 30+ years, I would get tired of talking about it. It's inevitable though that whenever we have people over for dinner, or when I'm discussing nutrition with clients, I end up talking about my vegetarian lifestyle and plant-based diet. It seems absurd to most people or, at least, they're surprised....

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Protein Banana Bread

If you're anything like me, you occasionally buy more bananas than you can eat. Once they've pasted their prime, I typically enjoy freezing bananas and using them to add thickness and flavor to my protein shakes. This time, however, I decided to experiment by creating a protein banana bread. The result? An amazingly healthy, delicious and easy-to-make comfort food! It's...

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