Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette

Say Goodbye to Pedestrian Salad Dressings and Hello to this Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette! One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “What’s your favorite dressing?” I like a dressing with a little “kick.” Take for example, the crushed garlic cloves as well as the combination of apple cider vinegar and lemon in this vinaigrette….

High Protein Snacks for Travel

If you’re in need of a high protein snack, I’m sharing a few of my favorites. These are quick, easy, pack well and can be your best friend while on the go. With just a little planning, you can avoid the bad decisions that come with being “hangry”.  Being armed with an arsenal of higher…

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…

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,…

Abs, Glutes and Attitude!

Would you like to participate in the first live work out ever on Beachbody On Demand? It's a member exclusive event: You can participate in the actual filming of "A Little Obsessed", the "sneak peek" one week prep version of 80 day program that releases this winter with Autumn Calabrese and the cast. We'll stream…

4 Reasons Why Heavy Cream Is Your Coffee’s BFF

“Cream” in your coffee? Are you using “Non Dairy Creamer”? Flavored oils and chemicals from Coffee Mate for example?  Be careful. These things are loaded with trans fat, sugars, & other chemicals that can wreak havoc on your digestive system as well as your cells. GO ALL THE WAY BABY!! Use Organic, heavy cream! 1. You need…

Chocolate Coconut Hemp “Oats”

Yield 4 servings Serving Size: 1/4th recipe Prep Time: 5 min Chill Time: 3 hours to overnight Ingredients: 1 (13.5oz can) full-fat coconut milk ½ cup hemp hearts ¼ cup chia seeds 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder 1 tablespoon cacao powder Stevia, to taste Pinch sea salt ½ teaspoon coconut extract (optional) 4 teaspoons…

Success Lies in Habits

My philosophy is that success lies in habits. Choices. Not regimented structure. Think proper portions. Swap outs. Think categories when it comes to food. Eat more from the veggie category and less from the simple carbohydrate category (as an example). I love this advice from Dr. Nadolsky, “Structured meal plans work for short term goals,…