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Low Carb Israeli “Couscous” with Peas, Herbs & Feta

If you’re keeping carbs low these days, here’s my take on one of my favorite Israeli couscous salad mixes!  Swap out the wheat couscous for cauliflower, then add peas and fresh herbs for a lighter, yet delicious vegetable side dish for your meal prep.

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  • Chipotle Walnut & Black Bean Vegan Burger

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  • Grocery Essentials for Your Pantry & Freezer

    Ever wondered why so many of your favorite food bloggers can come up with quick recipes on the spot?  Part of it is sufficient time experimenting in the kitchen, the other part is being prepared with healthy ingredients ready to go.  Having an adequate supply of quality ingredients in your pantry and/or freezer allows you

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  • Pr-Oat-ein Breakfast Cookies

    Cookies for breakfast? Why not?! If you’re usually rushing from one thing to the next and you don’t have time to enjoy your “loaded” oatmeal bowl, no worries – I understand! Managing and finding time is a real struggle! You’re not alone.   I came up with these oatmeal breakfast (or snack) cookies with you in

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  • How To: Poke Abundance Bowl

    A food that I’ve really come to love in recent years is poke.  For me, it’s just like sushi but “spoken in my language” – a bowl.  A random tidbit about me: I eat the majority of my meals standing up at the kitchen counter and like to eat out of bowl so I can

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  • Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    It’s no secret (by now) that one of my favorite foods of all time is sweet potato.  I can pretty much eat it every day along with avocado.  So, it should be no surprise that I love sweet potato fries.  I’ll admit, greasy sweet potato fries are one of my favorite treat meals of all

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  • Smokin’ Low Carb Chicken Tenders

    Let it be known, I love kitchen gadgets and food trends. With the summer time right around the corner, two things are happening – 1) people are itching to fire up the grill; and 2) they are looking for low-carb recipes to shed some excess water weight for their hard-earned vacation. So, today we’re making

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  • Low-Carb Enchiladas with Spanish Cauliflower Rice

    Here’s a delicious, comfort food makeover for the fall – low-carb enchiladas with Spanish cauliflower rice.  When you’re in a diet rut, don’t just shrug your shoulders and promise to start eating better at a later date.  Instead, take one of those meals or foods you’re craving and challenge yourself to give it a makeover

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  • Maple Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

    One of my all-time favorite snacks and side items – prosciutto wrapped asparagus.  If you’re not a fan of ham, then use turkey or even beef bacon.  This version has a faint sage and maple flavor just in time for the holidays.  Remember, treat this as a side dish or a snack, not a full

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  • Black Banana Bread

    What do you get when you add dark chocolate and black cacao to traditional banana bread? Magic.  You get pure delicious, decadent magic. This is one of those recipes that uses a not-so common ingredient – black cacao – but can be easily substituted by adding swapping it with dark chocolate (or regular cacao) powder,

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  • The Best Low-Carb Chicken Crust Pizza

    And here it is – the world’s best low-carb chicken crust pizza. A pizza that’s low-carb AND high in protein? With the crust made of savory, lean chicken breast, guarantee this will be love at first bite. It’s pretty much a fail-proof recipe that you can easily make your own. Just don’t get TOO carried

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  • Date & Walnut Energy Snacks

    Here’s the quick backstory on this amazing date and walnut snack… Last year I traveled to Tel Aviv for an amazing food tour. You can watch part 1 and part 2 of my adventure in Israel on my YouTube channel. While I was there I got to visit Jerusalem where I met one of the

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  • BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Here’s a delicious 20-minute excuse to: 1) fire up the grill this summer; and 2) to finally get yourself a cast-iron skillet. The 12-inch cast iron skillet I’m using is by the Food Network – they have a lot of quality cooking products that are exclusively available from Kohls. Get the skillet used in this

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  • Low-Carb Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)

    Here’s a quick 15-minute spin on a popular comfort food, Pad Kee Mao. It’s a delicious shrimp and noodle stir-fry drenched in savory, spicy sauce. While there are several version out there – some with more vegetables, others with a different base sauce, etc – the end result will always be the same…Delicious! HEALTHY PAD

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    5 Four-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes

    Here are the 5 smoothies that you’ll need for the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge.  Be sure to check out the official challenge page for all the details as well as the complete grocery list! Again, the purpose is to increase our consumption of raw veggies and fruits, as well as give us ideas/inspiration for new flavor

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  • 4-Ingredient Butternut Squash Spaghetti

    Whether you’re pressed for time or cash, eating healthy doesn’t have to be a chore.  All you need is a little creativity.  Spiralizing vegetables is a great way to “trick” yourself or your family into eating more vegetables.  Plus, they’re gluten-free and in the raw form, very hearty and filling. All you need is a

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    Sweet Potato Risotto

    It’s no secret that one of my favorite foods is sweet potato. It’s up there with rice and bread for me – I just have to have it (in some way) in my diet.  On a recent flight from Nigeria to the States, I was served a creamy rice dish that got me craving risotto…

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    Chips & Poke

    Like every other honest person in the world, I get cravings…and I have to admit that sometimes I cave and enjoy a non-scheduled indulgent treat, or two…or three.  And yes, I try to plan when I’m going to eat something that is less calorie-conscious because if I actually plan for it, then it’s not really

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    Protein in Bulk – Beef & Chicken Meal Prep

    With all of the writing I’ve been doing for my upcoming book on meal prep and meal prep recipes, I wanted to do a deeper dive on an article I wrote a while back on cooking chicken in bulk and having variety.  Besides over cooking the protein, I often hear complaints about the lack of variety.

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    4 Leftover Chicken Recipes

    On April 22 we will celebrate Earth Day, and millions of people across the globe will engage in activities that “celebrate” and appreciate our planet.  I want to touch on a topic that is often overlooked (in many parts of the world), food waste. In the US alone, it is estimated that we throw away about

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  • Cooking for Healthy Date Night

    Whether you’re trying to impress someone for the first time, or you’re trying to boost the romance in your existing relationship, here are few “rules” that I try to abide by: Keep it simple. This is especially true if this is one of your first dates. Make a recipe that is not so complex and really focus

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