Firework Safety and Watermelon Fun

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Celebrating the Fourth can be just as exciting with your family at home if you take the right precautions. A small legal firework display in your neighborhood and an intimate BBQ with friends can make the night extra special. If you are purchasing fireworks at a local stand, keep the following safety measures in mind:…

Blueberry Muffins

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A back-to-school treat! Blueberries are one of the world's most powerful and antioxidant-rich superfoods. Summertime is berry season and there's still no tastier way to enjoy super juicy fresh blueberries than good old-fashioned blueberry muffins. But how about sugar-free, fat-free healthy ones that are super-moist and delicious?These high fiber low fat muffins are a much…

Summer Vacations and Indulgent Sweet Recipes

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It’s June, and traditionally during this time we are getting excited for the summer. School is out, graduation ceremonies and parties commencing, wedding season is gearing up, and vacations are being planned. Things in 2020 look a little different. Schools in most states got out early this year as many parents did the last three…

Guiltless Grilled Cheese with Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Organic Oregano

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Another one from my forthcoming Haute & Healthy collection. Grilled cheese is a comfort food favorite but you might know that this fried-in-butter sandwich is usually very high in fat. That's why I decided to make it into a healthy version while keeping all the melty, gooey goodness. Fresh organic ingredients take it from ho-hum…

Keeping Your Body and Mind Fit

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As many of us are entering the second or third month of the stay at home orders around the United States, it is easy to become disconnected. While it may feel the same, being physically distanced shouldn’t mean disconnected. It is important to do some critical self-care during this time. The month of May highlights,…

Wild Berry Yogurt Parfait

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This simple dish is one of my clients’ favorites. It is super quick and easy and who doesn’t love a creamy, fruity treat? Better yet – with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, it is high in animal-friendly protein. Nutrition Facts per serving: 299 cals., 21 gm protein, 46 gm carbohydrates, 7 gm fat. 1 serving…

Pumpkin Ginger Parfait

I made over this fantastic Thanksgiving treat. Now it is super-quick and delicious. For this high-protein, healthy alternative I use the fantastic honey vanilla bean flavored Greek yogurt from Voskos (available in most grocery stores). It actually stands alone as a balanced, healthy half-meal on its own! So prepare this in advance and store it…

Keeping Your Immune System Strong in Times of Crisis

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Over the last few weeks, we have all been affected by the recent COVID-19 crisis in our world. Whether we have been affected physically, mentally, financially, or otherwise, in one way or another this virus has impacted our daily routines and the everyday rhythm of life and I’d be remiss if I didn’t make mention…