Is inflammation making you feel like you need to lose weight?

Is inflammation making you feel like you need to lose weight?

Folks often say, “Ugggh, I really need to drop about 10 pounds”. What I think most are saying is that they want to reduce the appearance of looking heavy which is manifesting as swelling, puffiness and poor water metabolism.  Many times, systemic inflammation which can make someone appear bloated and heavy is what’s contributing to challenging weight maintenance and feeling overweight.

Check out this post to see how reducing inflammation can reduce pounds.

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3 simple ways to detox for digestion

3 simple ways to detox for digestion

If you’re like me, I start thinking about my NEED to detox around this time of year.  I ate more than I planned over the recent holiday.  I came across a pecan pie that brought tears to my eyes.  I give myself a major pass to enjoy treats this time of year.  With greater wine consumption and decadent food, my liver needs a little extra love.

Check out this post for my 3 simple ways to detox.

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5 must's for healthy digestion + your solar plexus power center

5 must's for healthy digestion + your solar plexus power center

I’m going to be honest and call a spade a spade: November and December are eating months.  Who hasn’t already had more sweets and treats than usual? In this post, I share my top 5 ways to support healthy digestion, especially needed this time of year. Check it out.

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Bored of eating the same thing all of the time? Here’s how to “spice” it up.

Bored of eating the same thing all of the time? Here’s how to “spice” it up.

Like most, I tend to prepare the same 5 or 6 meals in regular rotation and it’s easy to get bored of eating the same thing all the time.

In this post, I share how I keep it interesting in the kitchen and spice up my food to avoid boredom.

Check out my video.

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Roasted curry chickpeas

Roasted curry chickpeas

These savory, crispy roasted chickpeas will become your new favorite snack. If you make them guests, they'll be gone before the oven cools down. Do yourself a favor and have a second batch cooking up so you won't be sad when the first batch is gone.

Check out the recipe in this post.  

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Roasted zucchini, carrots and chickpeas with cassava wrap

Roasted zucchini, carrots and chickpeas with cassava wrap

The flavors in this wrap explode while satisfying your meatless Monday (or M-T-W-Th-F-Sa-Su) and gluten free needs. This recipe has a few steps but cook time goes by rather quickly, especially after you get the hang of making the tortillas.

 It's delicious and left overs are even better.

Check out the recipe.

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Healthy snack ideas

Healthy snack ideas

Many often ask me for healthy snack ideas. It may take some time to get in a groove to turn to healthy snacks instead of quick, junk convenience foods or not eating at all. When you have an idea of a few healthy options you can plan ahead. Manage weight, energy and health by determining which foods works best for you for a healthy snack.

Check out this video post.

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3 food documentaries that will change the way you look at food

3 food documentaries that will change the way you look at food

Understanding where your food comes from is so important. Food quality is everything if you're concerned about your health and wellness. The food documentaries I review in this post are eye opening, intriguing and may change your food habits.

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You need this flavor to help digestion and battle sugar cravings

You need this flavor to help digestion and battle sugar cravings

We overeat sweet foods and neglect other flavors such as bitter or sour.  I can't remember the last time someone said they had a craving for something bitter but it's an important flavor we should make sure to include in our diet.  

In this video I share why bitter foods are important in the diet and how they can effect your waist line. Check it out.

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Kale & white bean soup recipe (slow cooker)

Kale & white bean soup recipe (slow cooker)

This kale and white bean soup was everything I wanted it to be, because 1) it was delicious and 2) it was ready when I came home on a from a long, chilly day.  It was cooked in the Crock Pot andnso easy to make, it almost made me cry happy tears. "Why don't I do this more often", I thought. It's like having a cook. Check out the recipe in this post.

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Roasted squash with (chicken) Italian sausage and red chard

Roasted squash with (chicken) Italian sausage and red chard

Easy, tasty and enough to save or share.  What more can you ask for in a recipe?  Check out this dish that celebrates savory and sweet with roasted squash, garlic and parsley, chicken sausage, red chard and currants. 

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Muffin tin eggs recipe

Muffin tin eggs recipe

Eggs in a muffin tin are super simple to make and you can pop them in the oven while you take care of a few other morning needs.

Make ahead eggs are great when you have several mouths to feed or find yourself in a hurry getting out of the door in the morning.

Check out the recipe in this post. 

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The most calming blueberry smoothie you'll ever have

The most calming blueberry smoothie you'll ever have

I can't keep this delicious smoothie recipe to myself!  It's one of those that makes me say, "Um, yum" when I'm drinking it, smile and do a little jig.

Check out this post for the recipe as well as insight on how it can boost your wellness.

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Salmon patties with a kick

Salmon patties with a kick

I grew up on salmon patties.  I recently started making them again for my family since they offer great lean protein and are just as scrumptious as you want them to be.  I changed up my recipe a bit and added a few special herbs and spices.  

Check out this post for the recipe.

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