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Foods to Add to Your Grocery Cart this Time of Year

A few weeks back, we talked about why eating foods that are in season is better for your health and your wallet.  Today, let’s talk about some foods that are in season and why you should add them to your grocery cart this month! Avocados These fruits are full of the fat and fiber you need, as well as antioxidants …

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Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream

This delightfully healthy mint chocolate chip nice cream recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan – and it can be made with just FOUR ingredients! What is your favorite ice cream flavor? If you can only choose ONE flavor?  Without even thinking, I’ll tell you mine is—and has always been—mint chocolate chip. While I do also love plain chocolate, and …

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To Die For: Fettuccine with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I’m always looking for ways to spice up (literally) my favorite dishes. I’m a runner, so carbs are my friend – namely, pasta. I know I know, it sounds like I’m encouraging pasta, a seemingly unhealthy choice, on a site that’s supposed to be the epitome of health. Pasta does not have to be the enemy though – and we …

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The Power of Spirulina and Smoothie Recipe

You have probably already heard from many sources the importance of eating greens. Green foods are typically rich, nutrient dense sources of many vitamins and minerals. You already most likely know about spinach, kale, and wheat grass. How about spirulina? Here’s what you should know about the super-food and check out a recipe at the end for my own favorite …

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Zoodles & Toasted Quinoa in a Homemade Avocado Sauce

If you’re anything like me, you hate spending money on food. In fact, you even feel guilty about it sometimes. That’s why 1) I shop at Trader Joe’s (it’s heavenly) and 2) I am very conscious about food waste, which is why you’ll see that most of my recipes are for 1 to 2 servings because I usually eat alone…and …

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5 Tips for How to Cook Grilled Vegetables Perfectly

Use these tips to cook delicious grilled vegetables. Move over, meat: it’s time to grill some vegetables. Vegetables cook quickly and are so delicious with just the hint of smoke from the grill. Plus you don’t have to panic about whether they’re over- or underdone in the middle like you do with a steak or a burger. In most cases, …

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The 5 Stages of Dieting

Summer is finally here, and chances are that if you haven’t been working on your summer body since, like, November of last year, your summer body isn’t quite how you want it to be. So what do you do? DIET. As someone who loves all sorts of food that is bad for you, dieting has not been easy. If you’re …

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Light & Fit: Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Summer: the time where appetites aren’t as enormous as usual. But yet, people are still scouring the internet for summer recipes. So, we give you this light summer dish that is healthy, yet satisfying. Better yet, it’s incredibly quick and easy to put together. Bring to a get-together as a light appetizer, and it’s sure to be a hit! As …

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Kombucha- Your New Fermented Friend

If you don’t already know, fermented foods are great for you. Meaning, foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation, which means natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. As a result, this process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. Simply put, fermenting …

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The Power of Purple Foods

Green is good, but purple is power! Purple food – think red cabbage, eggplant, plums, and berries – are not only the powerhouses of the plant world but some of the most delicious. These days, green leafy vegetables tend to hog the limelight (and with good reason), but don’t forget about the wonderful health benefits of purple foods, just along …

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