Avocado Chocolate Milk Shake

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Do not let the pictures fool you! I don’t think it’s possible to capture a picture good enough to explain how DELICIOUS this smoothie is!  Generally, I’m not a big smoothie fan. I mostly believe in getting your nutrients through solid foods – HOWEVER – when it comes finding healthy alternatives to cater to those chocolate craving moments (we all have them!), this does the trick!

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Autumn Power Bowl – Easy Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussel Sprouts

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This time of year jump starts cravings for ‘comfort’ foods with earlier sunsets, Fall foliage, chilly evening temperatures.   This dish is Autumn in a bowl!  We all know I am a summer baby but I won’t deny that I love Fall seasonal foods!  This delicious power bowl includes a perfect blend of protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals! Giving you all your nutrients in one delicious meal!
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Tomato Basil Sauce

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Looking for a quick, easy way to spruce up your protein from the grill (or pan)?  This recipe is absolutely delicious!  Not only does it take 10 minutes, to make but it adds so much flavor to any protein!   Cherry tomatoes are in season at your local farmers market or in the stores, be sure to grab a fresh pint and try this recipe!

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Oatmeal Energy Balls

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People often ask me what is my simple pleasure in life with food.  For me, it’s simple. Sweets.  I love anything sweet. Cookies, cakes, pastries, chocolate, dried mango, granola, etc.   As much as I enjoy all the above, it isn’t necessarily a certain “cookie” that I crave but yet the simple flavors of what the cookie has to offer me.  I am always looking for great innovative ways to take the “bad” stuff and turn them into diet friendly options. Not only for myself but for my clients as well.

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Seasoned Scallops

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My favorite season is FINALLY here!! We have put the Winter blues behind us and moving along into Spring/Summer!  As the days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting warmer, I crave fresh seafood the most!   To celebrate my favorite season, here is a delicious and easy meal!    Continue reading

Shaved Brussel Salad

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One of my favorite parts about working in the nutrition industry is listening to people’s nutritional desires, their likes vs. dislikes on all types of food.  I’ve noticed that most dislike brussel sprouts.  My initial reaction to this is “Have you ever added bacon to brussel sprouts?!”.  We all know that adding bacon to any food is a major game changer! People also visualize brussels and this boring vegetable that was put on the table as a kid and was force fed by their parents.    The beauty of cooking is the endless opportunities where you can take a simple ‘boring’ food and turn it into a bowl full of heaven!  Before we get into that, let’s discuss the benefits of brussel sprouts.

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