I have been searching for the perfect date for Valentine’s Day this year, and I am pretty sure I found it. Or . . . made it. These yummy, chewy Valentine’s Date Balls are a cinch to prep, and are a much healthier indulgence than a candy heart or box of chocolate. Ingredients: 1 pound…

Do you want your home team to cheer for you this weekend? Serve them one of my all time favorite appetizers! This flavorful tapenade is quick and easy to prep and made with healthy fats. It’s a dish a health coach can root for! Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 1 ½ cups kalamata olives, pitted and drained ½…

If one of your goals for 2016 is to energize your body and slim down, you know that the quality of the food you put into your body is critical. The quantity of the food you eat is also vital to your success. A lot of people tell me that they know what to eat, but they…

I grew up on the east coast where the winters were really cold. My mom would bundle me and my brother up in our coats, scarves and mittens to play outside. She made hearty soups and stews to defrost us when we came inside. I still crave a meal to warm me up from the…

We all know that we should be eating more leafy green vegetables. Yet for many of us, getting our daily dose of the green stuff remains a challenge. Here’s what helps me: understanding how the food I am eating benefits my body, beyond the pounds on the scale. I’m all for looking good on the outside,…

Carbs sometimes get a bad rap, but when it comes to fruit, these are the kinds of carbohydrates you want to eat. Fruit packs in the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while its high fiber and water content will keep you feeling full. And don’t forget to thank Mother Nature for the yummy natural sweetness. Here is a quick and refreshing way…

I love sitting down to dinner with a big bowl of homemade pasta. Zucchini pasta, that is. This dish satisfies my craving for doughy white noodles (the stuff with little to no nutritional value that gushes sugar into the bloodstream). It also boosts my daily dose of fiber and valuable phytonutrients. Bonus: these noodles are fun…

You wake up each morning determined to eat well. But then you hit snooze on your alarm clock. Twice. And now there’s no time to make breakfast. Or maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed because you really aren’t sure what to prepare that is quick and actually tastes good. So you just grab a muffin at the coffee shop….

With the new year about to begin, resolutions are in the air. If one of yours is to eat healthier and cut back on sweets, you are definitely not alone. I spent a lot of time battling sugar cravings, and for many years, sugar was the victor. I never believed there would come a day…

I love the smell of freshly baked goods in the morning. The aroma of warm muffins fresh from the oven will lure me out of even the deepest slumber. I don’t love the processed sugar and unhealthy fats that accompany so many baked treats, so I bake up a batch of these vegan blueberry banana muffins, instead….

I spent many years struggling to create a peaceful relationship between food and my body. I started every day stepping on the scale and ended every day feeling defeated. I know this routine sounds familiar to so many people, and it doesn’t feel good to live it. I have a long career in dieting and have tried…

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