Snacks

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Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

Refreshing Basil Matcha Smoothie

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in Chicago, spring is in the air. There was everything from warm spring weather and the Macy’s Spring Flower Show to cold snowy weather and the Shamrock Shuffle to kick off the Chicago running season. Keeping with the spring green theme, today I am sharing one of my new favorite superfood concoctions, this refreshing basil matcha...

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Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

Sprouted Maca Buckwheat Crispies

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I can’t get enough of these sprouted buckwheat crispies lately! Their perfectly crunchy texture and hint of sweetness have me sprinkling them on everything from smoothies and yogurt to oatmeal and fruit salad. Buckwheat is a pyramid shaped gluten-free grain. Well, actually it’s not technically a grain, it’s the fruit seed of a plant and it has an incredible...

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Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Christmas is less than a week away – do you have all of your gifts ready? If the answer is no, I have a potential solution – healthy holiday chocolate bark! Easy, edible gifts are the perfect way to combine homemade charm with the delicious flavors of the season. Among all of the high calorie Christmas cookies and eggnog, your...

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Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

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It’s coming whether we are ready or not!  This busy holiday season is upon us and, if you are like me, you will be frantically running around trying to get things done.  As we all know, malls and shopping centers are great places to shop for a variety of gifts, but they are also known for their unhealthy fast food restaurants, snacks, and food courts.  These places are traps for mindless...

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Products I’m Loving

Products I’m Loving

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Every so often, I am blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of noteworthy healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!  Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following products, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences.  Bestowed New York-based...

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Products I’m Loving

Products I’m Loving

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Since the beginning of the year, I have been blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of new healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!   Cave Cravings: Cave Cravings does the hunting and gathering for you! They find the best selection of Paleo-approved, organic, unprocessed snacks available, box them up and send them right to...

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Health Benefits of Avocados

Health Benefits of Avocados

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I. love. avocados. No, I mean…LOVE.  It’s a problem…or healthy addiction if you will. As a dietitian, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to add them to everything. There are so many amazing health benefits of avocados that it would be a shame not to! Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, are naturally cholesterol and sodium free, and contain only 50 calories...

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

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With the holidays soon approaching, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy and energized. These nutritious pumpkin pie energy bites provide a quick and easy boost of energy to keep you going! I absolutely love these tasty little treats – they taste just like pumpkin pie, but have a nice added crunch with the coconut and pumpkin seed coating. Not to mention they are the perfect...

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Deal of the Week: Naked Fruit Juice

Deal of the Week: Naked Fruit Juice

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In case you haven’t noticed, super-couponing has become a major trend this year. Reality TV has led us to believe that super-couponing results in an at-home stockpile of junk food including everything from candy and sugary cereals to cookies and soda. To break away from this myth I wanted to start a “Deal of the Week” post each week to show how you can reap the benefits of super-couponing...

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Homemade Mulling Spice

Homemade Mulling Spice

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Nothing is better to elicit the smells of the holidays than mulling spice! Add your favorite spices to warm cider, wine, or other fruit drinks and enjoy the taste of the seasons! In the spirit of the holidays, I did a “make your own mulling spice” event at work today and wanted to share with you guys how to make it! Choose from ingredients: Cinnamon sticks Whole cloves Anise...

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Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Juice

Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Juice

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Another rainy day in Chicago – or at least that’s how it started. The sun came out just in time for the Bears game, if only we had a grill my Sunday would be complete. Since we’ve moved into our new garden apartment we have been meaning to clean up the backyard and put a small grill out on the patio for football season. Sadly, we haven’t gotten around to it yet. So instead of grilling, I...

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Foolproof Guacamole

Foolproof Guacamole

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After much anticipation, it’s here! My famous guacamole recipe for everyone to see! This recipe is constantly a hit at every part, work event, or even just as a weekend snack. I’ve made all sorts of guacamole varieties, but I always come back to this classic recipe! You can of course alter the recipe anyway you want by using more or less of any of the ingredients to personalize it to...