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Turkey, Mint and Spinach Salad

Turkey, Mint and Spinach Salad

Share   – Fresh orange juice, mint, apple and grapes make this turkey salad something special. This recipe is perfect to use leftover roasted turkey from your holiday meal, or even leftover chicken. Be sure to use organic ingredients to get the most flavor and nutrients. Servings: 4 Here’s what you need: 2 cups shredded roasted turkey 1 organic apple, chopped 2 organic celery stalks, chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely      chopped 1 cup organic, red grapes, halved 4 cups baby … Read entire article »

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Making 2013 Your Best Year – It’s July 1st and How Are You Doing?

Making 2013 Your Best Year – It’s July 1st and How Are You Doing?

Share– We are 1/2 of the way through 2013. How are you doing on those health and fitness resolutions you made 6 months ago? Here is a series of questions that I am going to use to update and focus for the second half of 2013. What are you going to do? What are you going to do differently in 2013? Are you going to reduce your stress level? Are you going to improve your diet? Are you going … Read entire article »

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Share – Here’s a great snack or appetizer to share with friends and family during holiday festivities. The nitrate-free bacon and scallops contain healthy protein that will provide usable nutrients for your day. To keep on track with your diet, stay away from appetizers that are fried or filled with carbohydrates. Servings: 12 Here’s what you need… 4 Tablespoons coconut oil 3 cloves garlic, minced dash of sweet paprika dash of salt and pepper 6 slices nitrate free bacon, cut in half lengthwise 12 … Read entire article »

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7 Polite Ways to Turn Down Food

7 Polite Ways to Turn Down Food

Share – Most of us think that there are only two ways to handle food temptations. You could say “No” to everything and get the reputation of being a grumpy butt. Or you could say “Yes” to everything and end up gaining 5 or 10 pounds. Let’s explore the following 7 ways to politely turn down food that’s pushed on you by well meaning friends and family. Food Push #1: “This is your favorite! Hand me your plate.” Stalling Response: “I can’t … Read entire article »

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Teriyaki Chicken Plate

Teriyaki Chicken Plate

Share – This recipe is very flavorful and is filled with wholesome nutrients, vitamins and fiber. Unlike most teriyaki recipes, this doesn’t contain sugar, yet it maintains a sweet undertone. Serve on a bed of baby arugula and quinoa. Servings: 4 Here’s what you need: 1 can naturally sweetened, zero calorie lemon lime soda (Zevia brand) 1/2 cup soy sauce 3/4 cup brown rice vinegar 1 medium yellow onion – half minced and half thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, smashed 1 Tablespoon fresh … Read entire article »

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Boost Healthy Eating Choices

Boost Healthy Eating Choices

Share – In order to make healthy eating choices a no-brainer, empty out your kitchen of any and all junk food items. Throw out the processed, sugar-filled and carbohydrate-rich junk food items that have been contributing to your weight gain. Now replace all of the junk items with healthy replacements. Whole, fresh food items like fruit, vegetables, lean protein, eggs, seeds and nuts. The closer an item is to its natural state, the healthier it is for … Read entire article »

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Obsess About This, Not That

Obsess About This, Not That

Share – You cannot control your weight. Disagree with that statement? Go stand on a scale and decide to lose 5 pounds. Well, how’d that work for you? Did your weight drop on command, or did it not budge? It didn’t budge. And yet you spend your precious time obsessing about your weight as if you had control over it. The good news is that you do have control over a couple of important things that influence your weight. I’m talking about your … Read entire article »

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Prosciutto and Melon Skewers

Prosciutto and Melon Skewers

Share – This is a great snack or appetizer to enjoy this holiday season. It’s especially important this time of year to stick with food that is made with real, wholesome ingredients. Servings: 12 Here’s what you need… 8 fresh mint leaves, minced dash of salt and pepper 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 teaspoon agave nectar 24 cantaloupe balls 24 red grapes 12 slices prosciutto In a medium bowl combine the minced mint, salt and pepper, lime juice and agave nectar. Add the melon balls and toss … Read entire article »

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Tropical Salad with Teriyaki Chicken

Tropical Salad with Teriyaki Chicken

Share – This salad is fun and full of flavor, made with nutrient-packed microgreens, sweet mango, tender teriyaki chicken and guilt-free onion rings. Eat this and give your body the protein it needs as well as a healthy serving of fiber. Servings: 6 Here’s what you need… 4 organic, free-range chicken breasts 1/4 cup Organicville Island Teriyaki Sauce 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/2 inch slices 1 cup almond meal dash of salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup coconut milk, full fat 1 omega-3 egg 4 cups organic micro greens or mixed greens 1 fresh, … Read entire article »

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The Truth About Emotional Eating

The Truth About Emotional Eating

Share – It happens with most of us. You have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day… and at the end of it you turn to food. There’s a reason that it’s called comfort food. While you’re eating it you feel better. And when you’re done eating it you feel worse. Keep this in mind next time you are tempted to turn to food for comfort: Emotional eating temporarily relieves distress and then makes it impossible to attain what you … Read entire article »

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