Nutty Cheesecake

One of my favorite treats is cheesecake. I used to go to the Cheesecake Factory with my face pressed up against the glass trying to decide. But I gave it up a few years ago when I gained a few extra pounds. Okay, more than a few. I adapted this…

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Grilled Zucchini

Zucchini is a low calorie squash that contains a fair amount of vitamin C as well as Vitamin A, potassium and folate. It helps to prevent strokes and other diseases and is great  for lowering cholesterol. Zucchini’s high water content is perfect for people on diet. Grilled Zucchini Zucchini 12-14…

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Make your Day Colorful!

A Colorful Array of Fruits and Vegetables Can Help You Get Better Health When you eat varieties or a rainbow of fruits and vegetables you have overall better health. Fruits and vegetables can provide you with nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your body needs each and every day to perform…

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Apple Flax Muffins

Show your family how much you love them with healthy recipe for flaxseed muffins! Flaxseeds contain high concentrations of the shorter-chain omega-3 fatty acids. But as a whole food, it contains a number of other nutrients that are not included in the extracted oil. They are a rich source of…

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Healthy Tuna Wraps

Tuna is is rich in protein, low in fat and calories and is an excellent source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids which help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Buying fresh tuna is the best tasting and the best for us, but these days many rely on canned tuna…

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"Flourless" Thanksgiving Dressing

Giving up flour and sugar doesn’t mean you have to give up bread! And you don’t have to feel guilty! The sprouting process creates a whole protein that is close to the protein found in milk, eggs and whey. Ezekiel 4:9, and other sprouted breads are called “flourless” and is a…

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Agave Nectar – The Good News and the Bad News

Agave Nectar, also known as Agave Syrup, has been getting a bad rap lately due to the the fructose content. I’ve done a lot of reading on the topic from many trusted sources and I believe if you consume raw, organic agave nectar is is an acceptable natural sweetener for…

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Incredible Benefits to Drinking Lemon Water

There are many benefits to drinking water, but did you know there are even more benefits to drinking lemon water? Lemons are considered natural antiseptics and digestive aids, in addition, to being chocked full of Vitamin C. When mixed with water, they still keep these properties. There are no expensive…

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Strawberry Cucumber Salad

The flesh of cucumbers is a very good source of vitamins A, C, and folic acid. The hard skin is rich in fiber and a variety of minerals including  magnesium, silica, molybdenum, and potassium. I also like to toss broccoli spouts over my salads (or add to shakes!) because topping a salad  wtih broccoli sprouts may…

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Garlic Chicken Pizza

This delicious recipe is loaded with healthy fats, but be careful not to eat the whole pizza at one sitting! Go ahead and load up on the garlic if you can handle the garlic breath. Garlic has a powerful antioxidant effect. Antioxidants can help to protect the body against damaging…

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Fat is a Healthy Choice

FAT IS A HEALTHY CHOICE!! Good fat that is! Fat is so essential for our bodies to function properly. It insulates our organs and helps rebuild membranes and the trillions of cells in our body. Our bodies need saturated fats in order to properly utilize omega-3s fatty acids. When we eat…

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Chicken & Bean Soup

This soup is loaded with protein and fiber and makes for a healthy choice for lunch or dinner! Beans are a great source of fiber and keeps food from being stored in the body. Beans also help lower cholesterol. Cholesterol needs fiber to be removed from the body, so it’s a…

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Chocolate Bites Delight

Most fats are made up of fatty acids linked together in relatively long chains and are stored in our bodies for energy later. (Fat is basically stored energy in our bodies) So, most oils are fat stored in our bodies. Coconut Oil on the other hand is a shorter molecule…

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Fall Squash Soup

We think about Fall squash as a more starchy vegetable, however, recent studies prove that not all starch is not the same. The starch content of winter squash adds some key health benefits. Winter squash contains many antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-diabetic and insulin-regulating properties. Don’t forget to save…

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Tuna Salad

Omega-3 are essential to good health and they help your body burn fat more efficiently! Omega-3s raise your metabolism & lower your triglyceride levels. In order to insure we get enough omega-3s daily, we need to eat foods that are rich in omega-3s which is why I suggest we eat fish…

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Chicken Breasts With Stuffed Spinach and Goat Cheese

More than any other vegetables, dark leafy greens pack in more vitamins and minerals and fewer calories than any other vegetables. Eating dark leafy greens will not only help you feel better, they also help with digestion, clear your skin, detoxify your body and help you loose weight. Here is…

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Italian Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper & Macadamia Sauce

Macadamias a good source of protein, calcium, potassium and dietary fiber and are very low in sodium. They are also a great energy food! Many studies have shown that daily consumption of macadamia nuts helps lower cholesterol. Not only do they taste good they are good for you! I’ve added them to…

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What about Truvia?

I get asked this a lot … What about Truvia? I don’t use Truvia because it is a blend of Stevia, erythritol and natural flavors. Erythritol is classified as a sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols are sugar substitutes that are either extracted from plants or manufactured from starches. Sugar alcohols are…

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