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Seasonal Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Winter Squash

It’s that time of year – all things pumpkin spice! Just typing those words has me dreaming of changing leaves, boots, pumpkin spice lattes and cozy nights in. With changing seasons comes a whole new crop of seasonal produce, including my favorite winter squash. Is butternut squash the same thing as winter squash? Yes and no. Butternut squash is a…

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Frozen Bananas

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Pops

It is hot outside and time to cool down with a sweet treat! These chocolate covered frozen banana pops are fun to make and a healthier version than the kind found at the grocery store. They are also kid and adult-approved to please everyone in the family! If there’s one thing most people have in common, it’s that they have…

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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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Roasted Pasta Salad

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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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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Egg Breakfast

Clean Green Veggie Egg Cups: A Meal Prep Favorite

Do you find yourself skimping on a healthy breakfast more often than you would like because you are either stuck in a rut or frantically trying to get out the door in the morning? With a little planning and prepping ahead of time, you can have a delicious, healthy and quick breakfast waiting for you and still have time to…

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Clean Up Your Plate

6 Ways to Clean Up Your Plate

Fill in the blank.  I want to get ________. Chances are, for many of us that blank is filled in with a health-related word. Perhaps the first word that comes to mind is “healthier”, “skinnier”, “stronger” or even “more energized”. While I believe that we must take a holistic approach to health in order to achieve any of the above goals,…

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