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Gluten Free (Almond Flour Based) Banana & Walnut Muffins

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning friends!

This morning I felt the urge to whip up something yummy, comforting and healthy for my busy week ahead. Playing and making up healthy recipes in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do and one of my favorite ways to unwind!

Juggling two kids keeps me busy especially in the mornings! Planning ahead and meal prepping is wha...

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Embracing Early Mornings and Becoming a Healthier You!

Posted on March 22, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Early mornings…they sound cringe worthy don’t they? That second that alarm rings and you have to roll out of your comfortable bed and start your day can be brutal can’t it? Well, in my experience it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can become your most productive time of the day and a time to even look forward to!

A few years ago you could have easily...

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Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I have always been a fan of oriental food however hibachi style fried rice is on the top of my list of favorites. This week I came up with my own healthy version with a cauliflower base and it was amazing and full of veggies, protein and healthy fats! I hope you will give it a try!


  • two cups of cauliflower rice (I like th...

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The Many Health Benefits of a Gluten Free "Diet"

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)


What is gluten? It is simply the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Shockingly, this protein has now been linked to nearly 60 diseases and illnesses. That is crazy! However, don’t let that scare you. Even if you have eaten gluten your entire life it is never too late to make the switch and reap the many benefits of doing so!



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"Gluten Free Protein Packed Mug Brownie"

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The other day after coming in from a walk on a chilly afternoon with my daughter it was time for her nap and I was craving a sweet and chocolaty treat! As usual, I set out to be creative and grab a few things out of my pantry and make something indul...

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Staying Healthy And Fit Throughout The Holiday Season

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Well, it's that time again! Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! Can you believe it? It really is such a wonderful time of the year!  Unfortunately thoug...

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How To Get Your Picky Toddler To Eat Well!

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (1)





Toddlers…they are picky little things! When I became a mothe...

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Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I absolutely LOVE the Fall and everything that comes with it...especially anything to with pumpkin! This past weekend I was needing pumpkin bread in my life so I played around a bit and came up with this amazing, gluten, sugar and dairy free loaf! Did I mention that it is full of fiber and protein as well? I hope you will give this cozy recipe a try and love it as much as...

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Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Over Spaghetti Squash

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

As always, Italian cuisine is calling my name! Since mine and my hubby's trip to Rome a couple years back I have developed even more of a taste and love for Italian food! That being said, it can be loaded with gluten, sodium and saturated fat. Challenging myself to come up with a healthy version of a yummy, indulgent dish is one of my favorite hobbies in the...
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Coconut Milk Chocolate & Cinnamon Ice Cream

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

As always, I am in need of my weekly ice cream fix! This week I had fun playing in the kitchen and coming up with this super healthy treat! It totally took care of my cravings and did not impact my blood sugar...a double win! Please try it out! You won't regret it especially during these hot summer days!

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Vegan Kickstart Muffins

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)





A few months ago I was experimenting in my kitchen with a few random ingredients. I was determined to come up with a simple batch of vegan muffins that would provide my family with protein, fiber, whole grains and a ...

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Cinnamon and Blueberry Power Oats

Posted on July 23, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I am all about quick, easy & nutritous breakfasts! I like to know I am eating well despite my busy schedule. Often times I make eggs and veggies but on mornings that I don't have the time then this is my go to! This amazing oatmeal recipe that I have come up with is full of healthy fats, omega 3's, fiber, whole grains, antioxidants and vitamins! Please try out...

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Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

"Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice"




Last night I decided that I really wanted fried rice but without all of the excess calories and simple carbohydrates! Instead, this recipe is what I ...

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Why You Need Healthy Fats Every Single Day

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Fat…to some it is a scary word. In fact, many were brought up hearing “fat-free” this “fat-free” that and thinking it somehow must be the best choice. I am here to tell you this is not the case. Fats for one are NOT all equal and they are NOT all bad. Certain fats are actually incredibly beneficial to our bodies in man...

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Staying Healthy & Fit While On Vacation

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Well it's that time again when vacations are being booked and bags are being packed! Vacation is a much needed retreat I believe we all benefit from both mentally and physically. That being said, it is easy to let our healthy lifestyle slide when we are out of our usual routine and setting and surrounded by family and friends.  It is my belief however, that you do not have to come back from an en...

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Let Go Of Stress, Lose Weight And Feel Revived!

Posted on March 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

In our culture, we are constantly on the go. We push ourselves to an extreme and yet give ourselves inadequate time to rest. I am not just talking about the 8 hours of sleep we should all have as a goal to get each night. I am talking about taking time out of your day to really put your feet up and rest! Babies require a nap each day else they become cranky. Adults require down ti...

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Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)


In honor of February, the month of LOVE I wanted to share with you a few reasons on why I believe a daily indulgence in dark chocolate is not only acceptable but also necessary! I eat about one ounce daily and I enjoy it immensely!

*Here are some of the top health benefits of dark chocolate (and an amazing brownie recipe to follow......

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Sugar...Don't Let It Get You Down!

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Sugar, it is sneaky and it is everywhere! However, sugar is not ALL bad and is not all equal. It is important to be able to decipher which sugars and foods our bodies can tolerate the best and which ones we should stay away from if we want to feel our best, have optimal energy and stay in the "fat burning zone".

I think it is vital that we understand how exactly the body c...

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)
There is no time like a cold, winter morning to dive into a cozy bowl of quinoa
packed with nutrients, antioxidants and protein to give you a boost for the day! 
Here is a quick and easy recipe I came up with in my kitchen that I fell 
in love with and 
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