Even if your health is not top priority, it shouldn’t get shuffled to the bottom of the deck. Remember that your body is your temple, and you only have one body and one life. That’s why I urge you to take good care of it — from the inside out AND outside in! Though it can seem like a long, hard journey to find body balance in a rather un-balanced world, I promise you can get there in only five easy steps. Read more →
Q. I keep seeing recipes that call for nutritional yeast. What is this ingredient and is it healthy?
A. Powdery in texture and savory in flavor, nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, and vegans have been gobbling it up for years as a pasta topper, condiment and cheese sub. But you don’t have to be a vegan to say yes to yeast; this high-protein, low carb and low calorie product is arguably much healthier than your ordinary grated cheese. Dairy free, nutritional yeast also is free of gluten, sodium and fat. Read more →
Buttercup squash is the adorable dark-green vegetable that’s often mistaken for a small pumpkin. Yet, it tastes nothing like a pumpkin. This winter squash is more nutty and a whole lot creamier. It’s also loaded with nutrients, including vitamins A, B and C plus calcium, potassium, protein and fiber. After baking and mashing the squash, you’ll add even more protein and fiber for a powerhouse pancake breakfast that’s sure to keep you satisfied for hours. Read more →
All goods things in life are crunchy, chocolatey and a little bit nutty, including these no-bake chocolate peanut butter puffs. The texture pops, the flavor pops and their shape and size means they too-easily just pop in your mouth. That can only mean one thing: you’ll have to make more. Read more →
Turning tradition on its head is sort of my forte. That’s why I loaded these snickerdoodle cookies with cinnamon swirl whey protein, mixed it up with oat flour and rolled them into bite-sized balls. These puppies are nowhere near short on flavor or that chewiness you expect from a fresh-baked cookie. Plus, pumpkin spice makes everything nice! Read more →
Don’t believe everything you see on TV. Though many infomercials suggest otherwise, fat is lost throughout the body — not just in one trouble area. Yes, your body shape and composition (muscle to fat ratio) is dependent on many factors, including age, gender, hormones and good ‘ole genetics. However, women tend to hold most of their weight in their midsection, hips and thighs. Call it a blessing or call it a curse. No matter how you look at it, try to see the whole picture when trying to drop body fat. Read more →
October is one of my all-time favorite months, because the weather is getting crisper (but not snow-boot crisp) and the leaves are beginning to change. Do you know what else is going to change this month? Your fitness mindset. Read more →
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