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Healthy Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

The new school year is just around the corner! Chances are, you’re filling your cart with school supplies and a few new outfits, but what about healthy food options for those new lunchboxes? My approach towards building a healthy lunchbox is the same as when talking about a balanced plate. A combination of protein, healthy fats and fiber (aka, the…

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Should I buy organic?

It can be confusing with all of the different labels out there to know when to buy organic, conventional, local, all-natural (the list could go on!). The question of organic versus conventional is one of the most common questions I get asked and the answer isn’t exactly black and white. My first response is that if you can afford it,…

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Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals

Goal setting is not just for January. Summer is a great time to revisit goals you may have made earlier this year or set new ones for yourself!  Here are four tips to help guide you to success this summer in health and fitness! 1. Set realistic fitness goals and find tools that will help track your progress:  When setting…

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Summertime Classic Made Healthy: Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

When you think of summer foods, what comes to mind? There are so many delicious things to look forward to about the season, including watermelon, backyard barbeques and frozen treats. However, no summer party would be complete without a delicious pasta salad! Pasta salad can go from being a light side to weighing your plate (and body) down if you aren’t…

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Summer Shoulders

Sculpted Shoulders for the Summer!

Summer has officially arrived and it’s time to show off those shoulders! In addition to having your shoulders look good, it’s important that they move well! One of my favorite moves to target shoulder mobility and build strength are halo exercises. A halo movement takes a weight of your choosing up around your head in a circular direction putting your shoulders through…

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Almond Smoothie

Smoothie Summer Challenge Part 2: 5 Smoothie Recipes You Need This Summer

Did you catch the latest on how to build an energizing smoothie? Today, we’re going to be diving deeper into our smoothie talk as I share with you what to build your smoothie with. Whether you’re going for a tropical flavor, berry sensation or you’re more of a chocolate fan, there’s a recipe for everyone! To recap, we’re going to…

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Smoothie Summer Challenge Part 1: How to Build an Energizing Smoothie

Smoothies are King. And no, I’m not talking about Smoothie King! This satisfying and quick breakfast, snack or post-workout treat is what I claim to be the secret sauce of a nutritious diet. When built with the right ingredients, smoothies can be a fantastic way to boost and sustain energy, sneak more fruits and veggies into your diet and improve…

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Summer Fruit

Berries: Summer’s Slim Fruit

“What fruits should I be eating if I am trying to slim down for summer?” This is one of the most common questions I get as a health coach. Fruit has seemingly gotten a bad rap in the “dieting” department and it’s time to change that! While fruit does contain (natural) sugar, it also contains vitamins and minerals that are…

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Granola bars

Superfood Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Homemade treats are usually going to be the healthier choice when comparing them to anything that might come wrapped in a package from the store. Not only do you know exactly what is going into your body when making foods at home, but you can customize the ingredients to suit your taste buds! These homemade granola bars are super simple…

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Power Bowl

Perfect Your Power Bowl in 3 Easy Steps

Want the inside scoop on my secret to quick and easy meals for busy week nights? Look no further than what’s in your bowl. Power bowls have earned their place in the spotlight on trendy food menus, but they are also practical and simple to make at home. The flavor combinations are endless which means the likelihood of getting stuck…

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