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Pesto, Pear and Goat Cheese Mini Pizza

An amazingly simple and delicious variation on your regular pizza… Pesto, Pear and Goat Cheese Mini Pizza 1 small whole grain pita or pizza crust 1-2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce, or whip up your own 2 oz goat cheese 5 paper thin slices of a ripe pear Dried oregano, to sprinkle Fresh parmesan cheese, to…   Read More»

Three Questions to Ask When Moving to a New City (That Just Might Save Your Life)

If you’re thinking about relocating, the decision may have more of an impact on your health than you think. Residents in certain areas of the country have higher rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Listed in the the top 10 obese cities were Houston, Detroit, Cleveland, Memphis, Tamp, Las Vegas, El…   Read More»

Incorporating More Whole Foods Into Your Diet

And no, I’m not talking about the grocery store. I taught a workshop yesterday at Shane Diet and Fitness Resorts on this very topic and thought it would make for a good blog post for my readers as well. The workshop was paired workshop with a cooking demo: Tomato and black bean salsa with homemade…   Read More»

Red Bean Burger with Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Because a black bean burger is SO last decade. Get with the program and try some veggie burgs with alternative legumes like kidney beans, lentils, and chickpeas! Bean burgers are super versatile. For any recipe, you just need a combo of smashed beans + egg + bread crumbs + spices. Red Bean Burger with Roasted…   Read More»

Fresh Fish Friday: Salmon Edition

An amazing salmon salad I had at one of the restaurants along the beach in Malaga, Spain.   Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids out there. A diet rich in omega 3’s supports heart health and may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The American Heart Association recommends eating…   Read More»

How to Avoid Breakfast Calorie Bombs

Between busy work days, interstate traffic and getting the kids off to school, more and more people are grabbing breakfast on the go. A lot of these quick breakfast options are the opposite of healthy, but in most cases I’d rather you eat something to start up your metabolism than going hungry until lunch. Here…   Read More»

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