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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Pancakes are typically filled with grains and sugar and then topped with sugary syrup. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that eating stacks of traditional pancakes will not help you towards your fitness goal! This recipe for Sweet Potato...

Today is a big deal

You woke up this morning and began making choices. You chose whether or not to exercise, to eat a healthy breakfast, or to do something productive. You chose whether or not to eat that donut, to sleep in, or to watch an extra hour of TV. At the end of each day the sum...

Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you – this is one flavorful dish! It’s spicy, sweet and tart, with divine bites of buttery shrimp. Thai food is filled with fantastic flavors that require some interesting ingredients (like fish sauce!) Don’t be intimidated...

You’re getting out what you put in

Have you ever noticed how two people can do the exact same fitness routine for a period of time and one will have breathtaking results while the other looks the same as when they started? Why is that? It’s frustrating when you are the person going through a fitness...

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

Do you ever look for ways to eat chocolate for breakfast? A handful of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips will do the trick, providing that chocolate flavor that you crave without a bunch of sugar. Add some to a blended protein shake, mix into a bowl of oatmeal, or add...

Teriyaki Meatballs

​Teriyaki is traditionally a sweet sauce that is made with refined sugars or corn syrup, sneaky ingredients that contribute to obesity and disease. It has a very pleasing flavor, with a wonderful balance of savory and sweet, and so it's easy to consume a...

Forget the Past

Please resist the urge to let past failures get you down. I don’t care how many times you’ve tried and failed to transform your body – and you shouldn’t either. What matters is that you’re motivated NOW, so let’s grab that momentum and get...

This is better than perfection

Do you follow fitness stars on social media? Their perfect, chiseled images popping up in your newsfeed to give you just the right amount of motivation to get you into the gym…or does it? Striving for perfection doesn’t always work. Quite frankly, perfection is...

Bone Broth Braised Brussels Sprouts

Bone Broth Braised Brussels Sprouts. Say that 10 times fast! This is a tender take on Brussels Sprouts, infusing flavorful nutrients into each plump bite by simmering in bone broth. Ground turmeric adds pretty color and a host of nutritional benefits as well. Make...

The most important healthy eating tip

There’s a lot of talk today about the importance of eating healthy. You hear it from your doctor, on the news, in magazines and online. The consensus is clear: in order to have your best body in good health, you must eat healthy. Unfortunately for most, healthy eating...

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, it is possible to make cookies that are wholesome, filled with low-glycemic sweetness, and in line with our fitness lifestyle. These Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great example of a recipe that takes healthy ingredients to create a sweet taste that’s...

Easiest fitness hack that you’re not doing

It’s the time of year for focusing on fitness, health, and self-improvement; and, as to be expected, I’m busier than ever with clients looking to shed pounds and to take the New Year by storm. I love seeing this renewed enthusiasm for fitness and the surge of...

Asian Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast

Many marinades are filled with sweeteners, infusing your healthy dinner with unwanted simple sugars. This recipe removes all worry by using a small amount of liquid stevia along with other fresh and wholesome flavors to liven up this tender, grilled chicken breast....

Simple Roasted Vegetables

​Vegetables are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. You won’t find a recipe that as simple and delicious as this one for roasted vegetables. It’s a classic!I like to leave the root veggies undisturbed when adding the green beans, so that they have one...

The Foods You Eat

The foods that you eat also have a huge impact on how you feel. Wholesome foods like fresh produce, lean meats, eggs, nuts and seeds will fill you with natural and steady energy. On the flip side, foods that have been processed, fried or filled with sugar will rob...

That feels good…

I realized something important about exercise that’s worth sharing with you. Most of the time, when encouraging you to exercise, I focus on health and fat loss. These are two significant benefits, but there’s another side effect of exercise that’s hugely important…...

Sake Marinated Steak

What’s better than a salt n’ pepper grilled steak? A Sake Marinated Grilled Steak! The complex flavors contributed by this Sake Marinade combine to create a steak experience that you’ll want to repeat. Sake flavored marinades often go hand-in-hand with soy and sugar,...

BBQ Chicken En Papillote

​This quick and easy recipe combines chicken, sweet potato, butter beans, green beans and tangy BBQ sauce. It’s simple, the meat turns out tender, and there’s virtually no clean up!Be sure to slice the sweet potato very thin, as you want it to be tender at the end of...