Posts in food
One Pan Breakfast Hash

When I was growing up, we mostly ate cereal for breakfast during the week. It was quick and easy. We would even set the table with bowls and spoons and all the cereal boxes the night before, so all we had to do was get out the milk and start eating. Did any of you do that?

Now that I read the nutrition labels, I have yet to find a cereal that I would eat on a regular basis. It's tough to find one that isn't loaded with sugar unfortunately. I have also learned of the importance of making sure you have some protein with your meals/snacks. Protein will increase your metabolism, it aids in burning calories and it will keep you full longer.

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Summer Shrimp Salad

It’s getting pretty warm, and with the weather changing our bodies go through changes, too. While we may crave hearty soups and warming stews during the colder months, in the summer we tend to look for lighter meals that are fresh and have a ‘cooling’ effect on the body.

One great example for a fun spring and summer salad is this Shrimp, Mango & Avocado Salad.

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Open Face Sushi

Do you love sushi as much as I do? It is so delicious, and the rolls look so cute neatly arranged on a beautiful plate. Have you tried making your own sushi on the other hand? Yea, not so pretty. I tried it and let me tell you, it was a hot mess. It tasted good, but it looked smushed and messy, because my attempts at rolling and then accurately cutting the rolls failed miserably. Oh well.

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The canary in the coal mine - high insulin levels

Most of the time, when you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, you’re told to eat healthier and exercise. Very rarely do doctors go into detail about what is happening inside your body, what is causing what, and what he or she means when they say ‘eat healthier.’ To be fair, most doctors don’t even have the time to go into all that. When you’re prediabetic, you’re not yet a case for medications, so there is nothing for them to prescribe. Usually, patients are just told to come back in 3 or 6 months for a check-up.

So, what is going on inside your body when you’re prediabetic.

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Sugar is the New Fat

For the longest time, we were told that FAT is the culprit and makes us fat. Well, this myth has since been debunked (healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, grass-fed butter, salmon, sardines and herring are essential to good health), and science shows that we need to be paying attention to sugar instead.

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5 Signs Your Body Needs a Reset in the New Year

Our bodies are always communicating with us. All too often we see sluggishness, bloating, and skin issues as normal parts of life or of getting older. However, this is your body's way of communicating something to you. The key is to learn its language and find out what it means. In this post, I am listing the 5 most common signs that tell us our bodies need a little TLC.

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6 Steps to Reset After the Holidays

I love the holidays!! A time for parties and fun events, time with family and friends, and also a time for delicious and rich foods. However, let's be real, sometimes all that partying can leave us feeling not quite like our usual selfs. Whether it is a few extra pounds, digestive issues or hangovers, we've all been there.
The great news is that you can easily get back on track. Here are 6 simple steps you can take to bounce back.

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Go beyond the salad

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Roots like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate them.

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Isn't fat bad for me?

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, processed foods can be extremely damaging to the body. That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, to protect our organs, for balanced hormone levels and to nourish our skin, hair, and nails.

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Powerful plant protein

Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

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