January 2015 archive

Tasteful Banana Nut Muffins

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Ok so here we are, almost at the end of January. And look, we survived the New Year’s resolution craze! … While most of us have probably ditched that resolution by now, this is the perfect time to consider making healthy choices and cooking/baking delicious things on the regular. Let’s forget about that extreme makeover, impossible expectation, set-up for major disappointment plan, and think about how we can take it easy and simply nourish ourselves to the best of our ability. (more…)

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Avocados, all day, everyday!

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Ok so here’s the truth about the avocado…it is truly one of the best additions to your diet possible. And they are so darn delicious that its easy. Avocados are approximately 85% fat, and this alone might scare many away. Yes, they are high in calories, and yes, you should probably consider portion control when eating them. Regardless, their nutritional benefit blows away any doubt about the calories. (more…)

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Southwest Sweet Potato Stew

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So I am now on my third batch of this stew. I have eaten this for lunch nearly every day for the past month- with a few exceptions here and there. Every time I heat it up in the microwave at work, people say, “Wow. That’s smells delicious! What is that?!” Literally, Every. Single. Time. And the funny thing is, this was a recipe that I threw together on Sunday night as I was rushing to make lunch for the week ahead. I hardly had anything in the house except Thanksgiving-esque remainders like onions and sweet potatoes. I emptied my pantry and found quinoa, tomato paste, a can of coconut milk. At the time, I was becoming tired of the holiday leftovers and wanted something completely different. And thus this smoky Southwest stew was born! (more…)

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Top 5 Posts of 2014

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Happy New Year! As we waltz in to 2015, I wanted to take one last look back at last year and consolidate the top 5 most popular posts of 2014. It was a year filled with tons of new research, great learning, and a continuation of the growing health movement in this country. The following posts have been shared hundreds of times, and truly earned their keep on the Top 5 list. Now is a good time to catch up if you’ve missed out! Enjoy! (more…)

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