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April 12, 2013

5 Ingredient, Simple Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Not too sweet and gluten free!
These tasty treats are easy to make and provide you with the rich fiber, protein and iron that is found in unsweetened coconut! Unsweetened coconut also contains good fatty acids that metabolize as energy and is a good source of potassium. Other than these macaroons, unsweetened coconut can be used in curry, cooked with chicken, sprinkled on salad or mixed into...
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March 14, 2013

Ice Cream Pie with a Chocolate Granola No Bake Crust!

As you all know, I'm an avid supporter of healthy eating... but we all need a treat now and then! My rule for when I indulge is to make sure there are still some wholesome ingredients that my body can gain nutrients from. A very simple recipe that I like to make for friends and family is ice cream pie... who doesn't love ice cream (or frozen yogurt)?

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February 01, 2013

How to Make the Perfect Kale Winter Salad

I am a big fan of the "one bowl" meal and salad definitely falls into that category. I get most of my daily veggie intake this way. During the winter I take full advantage of the dark leafy greens, cabbage, carrots and any veggies that are well priced and in season. You have to think of "salad" as a blank canvas... you really can't go wrong with any combination you want to try. A few basics that...
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January 18, 2013

3 Easy Steps to Get More Fruit into Your Diet

 
My food epiphany came to me four years ago when I had to admit to myself that I was eating too much meat, packaged food, highly refined sugar and flour... I simply wasn't eating enough fruits and vegetables. I had lots of legitimate arguments for why I was eating too much of this and not enough of that... but really in the end I am the only one who loses, so making excuses to myself was kind of...
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November 07, 2012

Nuts & Seeds for Life on the Go

When I'm on the go I'm looking for quick, easy, and nutrient dense foods. Nuts and seeds have been my go-to because they give my body what it needs in a compact form. Not only are these little guys jam-packed with nutrients, but they are a simple addition to any meal!
Start with just a few varieties and then branch out from there (as you know I like easy steps!). The main seeds that I use are Flax,...
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October 30, 2012

Puffed Quinoa Peanut Butter Balls Recipe


Guest post from our General Manager!
Over the past 12 years that I have worked for Erin I have learned quite a bit about healthy eating and how even small changes can make big differences. Even though I grew up with a Mom who wouldn't let us eat sugary cereals and always made sure there was a helping of vegetables and a glass of milk at dinner, as an adult I realize it could be more than that - and...
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September 19, 2012

My Secret to Salad & Life

I am not going to deny that life hasn't been a little hectic and stressful over the last couple of months. When life gets turned upside down a healthy diet can take a back seat to fast convenient food. Fortunately I am happy to say I have been relying heavily on my "Monster Chop Salads," in terms of convenience and health you can't get much better. Since changing my food, my life has changed in...
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April 02, 2012

Make at Home Easy Banana Smoothies

Smoothies are a big part of our food plan at home... Easy, Fast, and Portable! To think at one time I was uneducated on how to make a great smoothie! Sounds so funny to me now but what we don't know... we don't do. Creating a "base recipe" with ingredients that are readily available and affordable is the key to sustaining healthy eating habits. My base for smoothies is frozen bananas - they are...
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March 19, 2012

Kale... Amazing Kale!

Kale is a standard staple vegetable in my crisper drawer because it is simply too powerful to ignore. It's inexpensive, stores well, easy to grow and readily available in grocery stores. I heard about Kale years before I started eating it, like 'collard greens' it sounded like something that you find cooked until unidentifiable in some southern dish with bacon! I actually started feeding it to my...
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November 09, 2011

Quinoa Salad Recipe - A Quick & Easy Meal to Make at Home

Quinoa salad is one of my favorite quick and simple recipes that is packed with vitamins, protein, and antioxidants! I cook it at the beginning of the week and use it in everything from salads to soups to hot cereal!



Quinoa is a complete protein with all amino acids, and is a wonderful way to cut back on expensive meat and get more plant protein in your diet. Did you know that the average... View full article →