Category Archives: healthy eating

plant-based-diet200Most of my blogs speak to a large audience because I hate ever excluding anyone from anything!  But every once in a while, I draw back towards my heart-center, and feel the desire to speak to my dearest inner circle, the female spiritual warriors around me whose lives so much mirror mine. Like me, they love what they do, but they do it with such an intense passion that at times they find themselves burned out and stressed out. How can we walk the walk and talk the talk if we are literally FRAZZLED and FRIED?

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food-desert250Picture a dry, barren, parched Saraha desert, no water for sights only sand surrounding you for miles around. You picture an oasis but instead it’s a mirage. This is the image we typically get when we hear the word ‘desert’. In the 21st century there is a new concept I’d like to introduce to you-food deserts. Food desert is defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores … Read the rest

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Step 1 to a Healthy Meal: Make a Plan

Even the best plans fail now and then. Many people throw in the towel when a plan falls apart. They may decide that greasy burgers are the only choice for dinner or that the vending machine is the best lunch option. But my skilled clients have Plan B already in the works. Plan B comes into play when you drive to work with your bagged lunch on the roof of your car. Or when your child is sick, or you get stuck in traffic or your boss moves up a deadline.… Read the rest

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Changing your diet to improve your health doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Here are some ideas for healthy alternatives. Make these tiny tweaks to your diet and you’ll eliminate those calories today!

Whole Wheat instead of White Bread
Whole wheat and grain helps to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Nuts instead of Crackers
Nuts can lower the risk of heart attacks and reduce bad cholesterol.  But eat sparingly since they are relatively high in calories.

Wheat instead of White Pasta
Whole wheat pasta contains soluble fiber which can help to lower cholesterol and help to make you feel … Read the rest

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30 Minute MealsLooking for a healthy, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less? Life is hectic and it is often easier to grab a frozen dinner or takeout instead of cooking a meal from scratch.  There is a healthy alternative. Prepare your food the old fashioned way—at home in your own kitchen. Incorporate some of these less than 30 minute meals into your weekly routine!

Breakfast
Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Ready In: 5-10 minutes
Yogurt contains probiotics, a good bacteria that can help with digestion.  It also contains calcium which strengthens bones.  There are so many different variations of the yogurt parfait—just … Read the rest

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