{Overnight Oatmeal: an affordable and nutritious breakfast alternative}

Summary:  Porridge is considered a traditional breakfast in many countries.  Why? It’s cheap, warm and comforting. However do you know that oatmeal is actually very healthy? It’s health quality can actually increase or decrease depending on how you prepare it. … Continue reading

{Strawberry-Avocado Summer Salad}

Summary:  Nothing beats a large nutrient rich, fresh salad to quick off the week after 4th of July weekend. Yep…I am guessing most of you misbehaved….I know I did! So to help you start THIS week right, I offer you … Continue reading

{Quick and easy chopped salad: perfect for a lunchbox}

Summary:  Make this ahead of time for a healthy packed lunch. Use any canned protein for a quick, easy and cheap meal.  This salad can be made in less than 5 min and enjoyed right away as well. To spice things … Continue reading

{Honey Nut Trail Mix – high energy snaking on the go}

{Honey Nut Trail Mix – high energy snaking on the go}

Summary: As you might have suspected….I am a bit obsessed with nuts. I love almost every type….it has reached a point were the cashiers look at me weirdly as they scan pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, slices almonds, whole almonds, lightly … Continue reading

Metabolic Syndrome & 24 Foods That Can Save Your Heart

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Hello readers! I was asked to give a conference on Metabolic Syndrome and the keys to preventing or reducing its potential health risks. For those who are not familiar with this condition I would like you to take some time … Continue reading

{The smell of Autumn flavors: Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pancakes}

Summary:  Although pancakes are not the smartest/healthiest breakfast option….they are delicious, aromatic and decadent. Eating them once in a while won’t hurt anyone. I eat pancakes/waffles approximately once a month. That being said these are delightful! I was inspired once … Continue reading

{Easy 3 Ingredient Cluster Snack}

Summary: Have you ever read the labels from the snack/dessert/breakfast bars or 100-calorie bags? Even well recognized brands which claim to be “healthy” add at least 3-5 preservatives to the bars. I encourage you to look at the ingredients. I … Continue reading

{Morning fro-yo papaya bowl}

{Morning fro-yo papaya bowl}

Summary: Here is another frozen fruit in a bag morning recipe/idea. For those who haven’t checked out my Skinny Frozen Papa-berry Yogurt recipe…This recipe is adapted from it! No ice cream maker needed. And only takes 5 min.! Being healthy … Continue reading

The truth about Fat: good fats vs bad fats…do you know the difference?

For those who aren’t clear about the difference between good fats vs. bad fats. . . Most people know butter is terrible and that olive oil is a better cooking alternative. But why? Here’s the skinny on what separates the … Continue reading