Rosé All Day Year ‘Round!

Why would you only drink Rosé after May and not after Labor Day? I say, Rosé All Day, all year long! Let’s chat about the nuances that make this pink hued lady a perfect accompaniment to many occasions. Before we talk about the beauty that is Rosé, let’s dispel the myth that it’s anything like…

Lightened Honey Mustard Dressing

Leave the sugary Honey Mustard Dressing on the grocery store shelf and make this one at home! We’ve learned that our bodies need fats to metabolize nutrients in salads. The fats need not be in a large amount, but chosen from a good source. This recipe from Beachbody’s cooking show, Fixate, uses a fantastic blend…

7 Low Carb Diet Mistakes: How to solve them!

Let’s talk Low Carb! Fads come and go and one of the most popular fads is the #Keto diet. Yes, it can be a great tool for some but many go about it the wrong way! Let’s talk about 7 Low Carb Mistakes Ignoring nutritional value of carbs. When eating Low Carb, choose whole or minimally processed…

New Convenient Snack Bar – BEACHBAR!

The best new snack bar! Can we just chat about needing a quick snack on the go that fits into your healthy lifestyle?  You see, most of us are prisoners to options from the grocery store like the RX bar, the Larabar , Clif Bar or KIND bar.  While these appear to be clean and…

Cinnamon Power Seeds

Cinnamon Power Seeds Here’s another sweet seed mixture that’s delicious on top of fresh fruit, yogurt, or in smoothies. Flax is one of the best sources of dietary fiber around, as well as lignans and omega-3s. Grinding them allows your body to better access all those nutrient goodies. Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 10…

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

1 whole chicken carcass (from a rotisserie chicken) ½ medium onion, cut into quarters 4 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tsp. whole black peppercorns 2 medium celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) 2 bay leaves 1 small bunch fresh thyme 1…

Braised Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Ingredients: 4-6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 2 teaspoons salt, divided 1.5 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 head of garlic 1.5  large yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 3 lemons, halved 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup olives,…

Slow Down!

Slow down, be realistic about the Christmas Season! Battling crowds, listening to stodgy relatives complain about politics and other randomness, staying up late to bake for people who really don’t need the sugar and calories… It’s time to stop the madness! Re-do your LIST making- Write down your top priorities and delete anything that is…

Campfire S’mores Bars

No-Bake S’mores Bars Made with real Graham crackers, these toasty No-Bake S’mores Bars are satisfying sweet treats that taste like they just came off the campfire. Ingredients 2 whole wheat graham crackers (1 cracker sheet each) broken into large pieces 1 large ripe banana mashed ½ cup all-natural almond butter 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 4 scoops Chocolate Shakeology divided use ¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology…

Are You Working Out Too Much?

You have good intentions. You think putting in hours of exercise is what you’re supposed to do. However you aren’t seeing the results you want so you get frustrated and train harder and longer. It’s natural to want to kick it up a notch. It’s a delicate balance, though. There are a few telltale signs that…

Sugar Sugar Everywhere!

Yogurt-Filled Cantaloupe Bowl 1/2 cantaloupe 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon fresh blueberries 1 teaspoon raw pepita seeds Scoop out seeds from the center of your half cantaloupe. Fill the hole with six ounces of nonfat Greek yogurt. Add berries to the yogurt and sprinkle with pepita seeds. Use a…

Become An Ingredient Sleuth!

Today’s top “weight loss and diet” products are known for harboring potentially dangerous ingredients like fructose, maltodextrin, sucralose, soy and artificial flavors. I encourage you to check the labels on your shake. If you are consuming brands like ID Life, Herbalife, Advocare, 310, as well as any  products found at GNC,  you will find these…