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Healthy Two-Grain Southwest Salad

Confession: I don’t eat traditional salads or sandwiches for lunch. I despise the boring, cold, desk salad with wilted lettuce and lame, tasteless cucumbers and tomatoes. And don’t get me started on the cold cut turkey sandwich on whole grain bread. Can you get more boring? So what do I eat for lunch?! Power bowls,…   Read More»


Banana Pumpkin Power Smoothie

Banana Pumpkin Power Smoothie Serves 1 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin 2/3 cup soymilk 1 frozen banana 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon agave 1 teaspoon chia seeds Small handful of kale 2 ice cubes Optional: One scoop of your favorite protein powder. I’m currently obsessed with this one. 1. Blend and sip! Enjoy the powerful antioxidants…   Read More»


Banana Nut & Honey Protein Muffins

I made these delicious banana protein muffins as a treat for the ladies at Breathe Pilates Studio to snack on after a tough workout. I promised them I would share the recipe so here it is! These babies are only 180 calories per muffin with 5 grams of protein! There’s no reason you can’t have a post-workout snack…   Read More»


Cinnamon Almond Butter Banana-Jam Milkshake

This was more like a milkshake than a smoothie, and I had it for dessert one night when I was craving something sweet. I felt like being fancy and putting it in a wine glass. Or every other glass in my house was in the dishwasher…. you’ll never know (wink). Cinnamon Almond Butter Banana-Jam Milkshake…   Read More»


Creamy White Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

  Yes, I am 100% guilty of using my new food processor to make everything. But I’ve been wanting one for so long I can’t help it! Smoothies, juices, salsa, almond butter, applesauce…. you name it, I’ve made it in the last 2 weeks. It’s definitely expanded my kitchen repertoire AND increased the amount of…   Read More»


How to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

The holidays– a time for celebrations! Unfortunately, it’s also a time when we’re more likely to gain weight. Food is often a very important part of celebrations and traditions, and rightfully so. ¬†Colder weather discourages outdoor workouts (not to mention making you want to lay on the couch with a blanket after work instead of…   Read More»


Chocolate Cornbread

Sounds a little weird right? ¬†But it works! I was craving something sweet on Sunday night and I knew I had some cocoa powder, chocolate chips and an entire bag of corn meal that I don’t know how to use other than to make a million types of cornbread, so I decided to give some…   Read More»


Cherry-Almond Smoothie

I recently posted a YouTube video discussing foods and drinks that can decrease muscle soreness. Tart cherry juice was high on the list of foods/drinks that can help your muscles recover after an intense workout so I decided to come up with a quick and easy smoothie recipe to incorporate this tasty juice. As the…   Read More»


Dietitian Spotlight Series: Tony Paradis, Entrepreneur and Personal Trainer

Tony Paradis was one of the first dietitians I met in Dallas at a Nutrition Entrepreneurs mini-meeting about a year ago. It was so refreshing (and inspiring) to meet a young RD who had already started a business and was paving his own way in the nutrition and fitness world, which gave me hope for…   Read More»


Healthy Dinner in Under 30 minutes: Red Bean, Broccoli and Basil Pasta

Sick of the same old pasta and marinara? Try this new recipe for a healthy alternative that can feed the whole family (or just you + 4 lunches for the week) for well under $20. Red Bean, Broccoli and Basil Pasta Makes 4-5 servings in 25 minutes. 3 and 1/2 cups whole wheat penne pasta…   Read More»


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