Southwest Quinoa Salad

This recipe for Southwest Quinoa salad is a great side to dish, or can be used as a meal alone. It's super easy to make and is a great dish to make for the family, yourself or to impress others at a party. Fun facts about this salad: It is loaded with multiple healthy, disease … Continue reading Southwest Quinoa Salad

Health Boosting Smoothie Bowl

The weather is FINALLY starting to turn warm which means one thing...cold foods are actually something I want to consume! And while eating a bowl of ice cream every night is tempting, I'm not sure my waist line would like it. That's one reason why I created this recipe..it's healthy and satisfies my sweet tooth. … Continue reading Health Boosting Smoothie Bowl

Honey Asian Crock Pot Chicken

It's tempting to leave work and order take-out from your favorite restaurant after a long day. Who doesn't love having dinner ready right when they get home with very little prep?? Although it does minimize time required to prepare, take-out doesn't always cater to the needs of the health conscious. That's why I like the … Continue reading Honey Asian Crock Pot Chicken

Quinoa: Nutrition & Health Benefits

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) has been around for over 5000 years. However, recently, it is making headlines in the news as an excellent food option. Here’s some quick facts about what quinoa is and how to use it: · Quinoa is a plant protein source Quinoa is considered a complete protein, meaning it provides all 9 … Continue reading Quinoa: Nutrition & Health Benefits

Are Protein Bars Good For You?

     Protein bars are commonly used as an easy snack, meal replacement or post workout snack. They are sold virtually everywhere—the gym, gas station and health foods stores. And since they have the word ‘protein’ in them, they have to be healthy, right?? Sure, some protein bars are healthier than others. However, some protein … Continue reading Are Protein Bars Good For You?

The Truth About Fad Diets

"Lose 20 pounds in 5 days!"  "Drop 4 dress sizes instantly!" "Burn Belly Fat Fast!" "The secret to rapid weight loss!"   These are just a few famous weight loss claims. We've all heard them--whether it's on a TV advertisement, magazine cover or radio ad. These claims all sound great---almost too great to be true! And … Continue reading The Truth About Fad Diets

Protect your health!

The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants--disease fighting agents that will help protect your health! Often, it is challenging the meet the recommended serving size of fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend 8-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. This number may … Continue reading Protect your health!

Stress-Free Weeknight Dinners

Make weeknight dinners less stressful Cooking on the weeknights creates a challenge for many. Between work, children’s schedules, meetings and events, dinner is often one more chore we don’t always have time for. It can be tempting to pop a frozen dinner in the microwave and call it a meal. However, these are expensive and … Continue reading Stress-Free Weeknight Dinners