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Crunchy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Made too much quinoa and don’t know what to do it with it?  Don’t toss it out – bake it and turn it into “crisps” for faux-fried treats.

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  • Warm Raspberry Parfait

    Here’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy a delicious parfait in the morning.  Heat the berries up in a pan, add a few choice spices, then pour the berries over chilled Greek yogurt and top it off with granola. Your tastebuds will thank you!

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  • Sweet Red Juice & Juice Pulp Muffins

    The summer is coming and so is the heat! Staying hydrated helps you function at your best and keeps you on the regular. 🙂  Also, hydration helps you know the difference between thirst and hunger, making it easier to “smarter” and wiser eating choices. Juicing is a proven and delicious way to stay hydrated! As part

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    Sweet Potato & Chicken Patties

    Continuing with my recent article on avoiding food waste – in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2017 – I wanted to share another way to use overly dry chicken breasts and leftover baked sweet potatoes or red potatoes. And that’s to create delicious patties that you can enjoy with mixed green salad or

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    Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe With Chocolate

    Today, I’m taking a walk down memory lane and REMIXING one of my first YouTube videos – baked oatmeal for meal prep. This version is redone in order to: 1) stay moist throughout the entire week, whether you heat it up or not; and 2) help you practice better portion control and give you “just

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  • Pecan Spiced Granola Meal Prep

    One of my favorite recipes to start the day and get your house smelling pretty darn good. I know it’s a simple recipe but I always feel accomplished when I make something just as good a store-bought versions.  And you will too! Feel free to make this your own and use your favorite raw nuts and/or seeds

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    “Smoky” & Roasted Salsa Verde (and Salsa Roja)

    Ditch the store-bought stuff and make your own delicious salsa that you can easily customize for your tastes and preferences.  I use salsa for nearly EVERYTHING! Salads, eggs, protein, grilled vegetables, etc.  Essentially anything that needs an extra kick, gets a serving of my fresh homemade salsa. It’s a great lower-calorie alternative to give your

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    Easiest Raw Vegan Cheesecake With Berries

    I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when a friend invited me to sample some vegan desserts one muggy night in NYC.  We walked about 15 blocks just to get there since she said it was faster than taking an Uber or the subway.  And the way my metabolism is set up…yeah, I sweat just thinking

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    Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Bites

    Whether you’re binge watching your favorite Internet shows or preparing appetizers for a dinner party, these cauliflower pizza bites are a sure winner.  I came up with the recipe while thinking about two of my favorite foods –  pizza and potato chips. I wanted to create pizza “chips.”  After trying out different combinations of seasonings for

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    Southern-inspired Sweet Potato & Corn Muffins

    Just in time for the holidays! Here’s a delicious, Southern-inspired comfort food treat for your family get-together or your weekly meal prep.  Keep in mind that some of the ingredients below are optional – that’s just me trying to add a little something “extra” for the holiday.  With that in mind, make this recipe your

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  • Caprese Panini (Grilled Cheese)

    Tis’ the season of calorie-conscious comfort food and tailgating for football and luckily, I picked up the perfect tool for both.  Recently, I picked up the amazing panini/grill skillet from Kohl’s to test out and I haven’t put it down since. I love it.  It adds grill marks to just about anything, so you lock in

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    DIY Frozen Sweet Potato Waffle Meal Prep

    Forget the store-bought waffles, try my easy make-ahead sweet potato waffles!  These are packed with healthy fats and complex carbs to give you LASTING energy for the day (or your intense workout).  

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  • Upside Down Banana Muffins

    If you love BuzzFeed Tasty videos as much as I do, then you’ll enjoy these attempts to re-make those decadent recipes in a much more calorie-conscious way (while keeping the recipes pretty simple). Keep in mind these are still fairly high calorie, but contain significantly less fat and simple carbs than the original recipes. Enjoy!

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  • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus & Peach Kabobs

    The “hero” of your next cookout is here! If you’re like me, you get excited about new recipe ideas and flavor combinations. And while it’s risky to venture too “far out” here in Texas – because I’d like to think we’re strong food critics and pretty loyal to our BBQ/grilling staples – sometimes it does pay off.

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  • Dairy-Free Muffins With Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut

    I’ve been experimenting with more dairy-free recipes lately. First I started out with sauces and now I’m moving on to baking. This recipe was BRILLIANT so I had to share. And it came at the perfect time too. I had just finished juicing some carrots in my kitchen so I used the leftover finely grated

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    Baked Sweet Potato Tots

    It’s no secret that I love sweet potato almost as much as I love avocado. A few weeks back I visited a cafe in Dallas, TX where they served sweet potato tots. They were delicious and got me thinking that I should create my own calorie-friendly version. These were my first attempt and they came out

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  • Lighter Elotes (Dip)

    I may be a little biased, but I think Texas has the best Mexican (next to Mexico of course). There’s nothing like driving up to a taco stand on any given day and ordering some of the most mouth-watering tacos “you never knew you were missing in life.” And right next to nearly every taco

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    Epic 75$ Meal Prep

    Another year, another epic $75 Meal Prep video challenge!  One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my journey is the importance of being prepared. We’ve heard it time and time again, if we “fail to plan, we plan to fail.” But the good news is there’s #mealprep whereby we prepare several meals or snacks

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    3 Calorie-Conscious Wing Recipes

    Wings! They are one of my absolute favorite foods and I imagine they are for a lot of you. I remember my first true love at first bite experience was in Austin, TX at a spot called Pluckers! Regardless if the Texas Longhorns played well, you could always count on Pluckers to come thru with

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    Salmon Patties & Lentil Patties With Mango Salsa Recipe

    This wild caught salmon patties recipe with lentils takes salmon cakes to a whole new level! While you can use canned salmon, nothing beats fresh. Instead of bread crumbs, I use lentils to bind the whole thing together so that when we pan fry them, the outside turns crispy. To speed up the process, you

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    5 Healthy Snacks for Netflix and Chill

    It’s Netflix and Chill and you really want to impress that other half with all your moves. What are you going to do? You got the date and the wine and the show picked out–now all you need are some delicious snacks on the table. This way whether you’re watching hot and heavy or light

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  • Quick & Easy Guacamole Quesadillas

    Sometimes you need a recipe that is quick, easy, filling and nutritious.  And you can pretty much never go wrong with TexMex when you’re hungry.  So, why not take a heart healthier spin on a TexMex favorite – the quesadilla?! The good thing about quesadillas is that you can ALWAYS make them your own and make

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    Flourless “Spiced” Black Bean Brownies

    Nothing can curb sweet cravings like a chunky, moist black bean brownie. And to make it even better, what if we could make the brownie flourless from an amazing superfood, black beans? I’d call that a win…and I’m sure after trying this recipe, you will call it the same.  Heart healthy brownies coming right up!

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  • Hi-Energy, Homemade Quinoa Granola

    Save yourself some money on a weekly basis by making your own homemade granola. Not only is it easy to customize to complement your diet and tastes, but also you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. And that makes the real difference! The crunch and flavors of this granola are unreal! Remember to personalize

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  • Dairy Free Waffle Yogurt & Fruit Parfait

    Here’s a quick & easy “pick-me-up” snack to get you over that after lunch (and afternoon) hump! With summer right around the corner, many people are altering their diets by reducing the amount of carbohydrates and/or cutting out dairy (in order to help reduce the amount of water between your skin and your muscles so that the muscles really

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