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Eating Tasty, Affordable, Easy to Make Foods

If it doesn't taste good but promises you earth shattering weight loss in just 12 weeks, it's more likely you'll ditch the plan than stick with it. Same if the food's expensive, or take hours to cook.

I have learned that my weight loss doesn't have to sacrifice taste. I have explored the worl...

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My very own ever changing cookbook

I used to have about 12 cookbooks on my shelf with sticky notes marking the pages of my favorite recipes. They took up a lot of space and I couldn’t seem to remember which book some of the recipes were in. I spent a lot of time looking for a recipe for dinner. And when I wanted to tweak the recip...

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Roasted Vegetables to help get all servings in every day

I have started roasting vegetables-just lay out in a roasting pan with a small amount of olive oil and various spices (according to the veggie); roast on 375degrees for about 30 minutes and they are just awesome! It is a treat-I roasted asparagus this week and had some left over; I wrapped a piece ...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Green Coconut Smoothie


Green Coconut Smoothie


Easy and nutritious smoothies are my absolute favorite! They’re a great addition to any daytime routine – they...

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Orange and Beet Quinoa Salad

Orange and Beet Quinoa Salad


Adding fruit to a salad always adds a soft sweet flavor that compliments many savory flavors. This salad can be served warm or room temperature. Have it as a meal or alongside other healthy dishes as a side dish.

Ingredients:

2 large beets

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Pre-portion your Meals

If you have the freezer space and the money needed to buy some extra groceries, I highly recommend taking 1-3 days and 4-7 different recipes to prepare several types of meals.

In preparation of a rough 4 months at college, I sat down and picked 6 recipes that, with the addition of quick side ...

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Turmeric Cauliflower Recipe

Turmeric Cauliflower Recipe

If you’re looking for a warm, hearty, and healthy side dish, roasted turmeric cauliflower is one recipe you’ll want to keep on standby. Turmeric has a slightly spicy flavor with notes of ginger and pepper.
When combined with the somewhat nutty, even sweet, flavo...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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