Health Food, Healthy Eating, and Nutrition

Mango Fried Rice

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It must be mango season because everywhere I look mangoes are on sale in stores. It’s a welcome time of year for me because this buttery tropical fruit is so versatile and fun to use in recipes. Mangoes are delicious in smoothies, I cut them up and add to breakfast granola, and I also love [...]

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MESTRENGTH Review and Giveaway

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As you probably know by now, I love to work out. Fitness is definitely a big part of my life. I teach barre fitness classes part-time and you can find me in some type of workout or dance class about 6 days a week. I love the strength, mental clarity, energy, and stress relief I [...]

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Van’s Natural Foods Review and Giveaway

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We all know it’s best to rely on all natural whole foods for the majority of our daily meals. But, I find it’s key to my success to have a few healthier “grab and go” store-bought products I can stash at my desk, keep in my snack cabinet at home, or throw in my huge [...]

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Baked Potatoes with Curried Veggies

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It’s no secret that the northeast U.S. has experienced one helluva winter this year. We’ve had tons of snow, freezing temps, and not much sunshine. When it’s cold out I find myself reaching for comfort foods like soups, stews, and anything that’s warm and filling. I’ve made baked potatoes with chili toppings and a savory [...]

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Healing Turmeric Juice

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Cold and flu season is in full swing and I feel like I’m dodging it left and right. So far I haven’t been sick any time this winter, and I have an sneaking suspicion it’s not pure luck. The last few months I’ve really focused on putting my needs first. While it certainly doesn’t go [...]

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Skinny Limits Juice Cleanse Review

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During one of the many sub-zero winter freezes this past January in NYC, I tried out a new 3-day juice cleanse. Lol, am I crazy or what? I mean, typically people leave juice cleanses to the hot summers when we’re all craving lots of cold liquids, but at the end of the day, I’m a [...]

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Spicy Lemon Pom Shots

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I woke up a few times this week with a slight sore throat, but have otherwise been feeling great throughout this crazy cold winter weather we’re having up north. A sore throat is a warning sign in my book, and with a full week ahead of writing, teaching, cooking, and exercise, I knew I didn’t [...]

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Kiwi Kale Salad

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I often eat dinner pretty late, because I am out teaching, exercising, or running errands after my day job. Since I snack all day too, my dinner is often a light meal like a big smoothie or salad. On Tuesday night I was yet again making a late dinner, and threw together this fresh salad [...]

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doTerra Essential Oils Review & Giveaway

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You’ve probably seen racks of essential oils in health food stores or heard about their use in beauty products, but have you ever thought about using them in cooking? That question is what intrigued me to review doTerra Essential Oils, a Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) brand with massive success as an independent product consultant company. [...]

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Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

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I’ve been down in Florida for the past week, finally taking some time off after working right through the Christmas holidays. It’s been so refreshing to get a break and get back to my roots. Before I left I whipped up this versatile red sauce, great for everything from pasta, to eggplant pizza, or a [...]

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