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Healthy Holiday Detox Plan

December 10, 2015
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Thanksgiving has come and gone and left us with filled bellies and hearts. We have a little time before the next major holiday,  Christmas, as well as some holiday parties that may get in the way of our healthy eating goals. So maybe you need to try a holiday detox! In this article I am going to share some of my favorite detox methods to help you balance the delicious and frequently indulgent foods that we usually encounter during the…

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How To Create Healthy Family Meals

November 19, 2015
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Are you still searching for ways to create healthy family meals? Do you struggle to find ways to incorporate key lessons on cooking into the weekly household routine?  Do you also find it hard to pass on family recipes and healthy eating habits on occasions other than major holidays?  Bringing kids into the kitchen at an early age can contribute to solving both of these challenges. In this article I will provide pointers on how you can educate your family on…

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What exactly is clean eating?

November 12, 2015
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A brief introduction to “clean eating”… The beginner’s guide to resetting their food approach, a healthier lifestyle, and quite possibly a smaller waist. What is clean eating? It is eating food in the form of food. So in other words, food in its most natural state or food with as little processing as possible with an emphasis on whole grains, vegetables, and healthy fats and proteins. All it takes is a much needed break up with refined grains, added sugar,…

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Top Tricks For Eating Out While Trying To Lose Weight

October 29, 2015
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“Stay social and be a conscious eater at the same time” I love to eat out with friends and try new dishes. Often times I cannot make up my mind and I usually want to order everything. Although this is the case, there are a few things that I keep in mind when I am eating out so that I can keep the calories down. In order to do that I had to educate myself on what was actually on the menu.…

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Family Lesson: How to Train the Kids to Love Health

October 15, 2015
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You have finally found the perfect work life balance and have minted a new perspective on a healthy lifestyle, all the way down to the food you eat. However, you can’t seem to get the whole family on board… what do you do?! Despite being able to control the health factor in relation to in home meals, controlling external food environments is out of your hands. Therefore, you must rely on the idea that your teachings have transferred to the…

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4 Tips For Healthy Eating On The Go

October 5, 2015
Healthy Eating On The Go

“Get to your destination and your health goals at the same time”
 In this busy world we are always faced with figuring out what to prioritize. Is it going to be our mile long “to do list”, answering emails, or focusing on that health goal? On any given day we are faced with health impacting dilemmas such as “ do I go to this yoga class or attend a networking event for my career” or “I am going to just…

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Nutritious Ramen Noodles 2.0

October 1, 2015
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It’s 2015 and the only thing we love more than cheap, is convenient. With the advent of microwave-ables and our favorite foods being available in the form of “instant”, time is no longer a concern. Add in the fact these items are often processed, we can assume they are affordable. However, quick and cheap doesn’t always mean nutritious and filling. (Hot water + block of noodles + seasoning packet) x a quick boil on the stove OR nook in the…

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Healthy Eating On A Budget

September 22, 2015
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  With the school year right on our heels and so many expenses coming up it is the perfect time to know what you can purchase as well as cooking tricks to help you eat healthy and keep some extra money in your pocket. I find that during this time of year it is time and money management are more important than ever. As a result it is great to find efficient and affordable ways to eat healthy. With a healthy…

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What’s The Best Way To Refresh Post-workout? Coconut Water or Sports Drinks?

July 30, 2015
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What’s the Best Way To Refresh Post-Workout- Coconut Water vs. Gatorade vs. Powerade? This is a guest post by Shannon White, the choreographer of the MECKids Dream Team. The “New” Kid in Town                                    Before you divorce your favorite sports drink for nature’s alternative, ask yourself if you’ve tried to work it out. Let’s take a moment to make sure this is the right decision. Rehydration after a strenuous activity (like playing with your kids) is essential to ensure that your…

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Nutrition Recipes

Roasted Chickpeas

June 29, 2015
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Roasted Chickpeas Toddler and Dad approved, Bookofyum.com‘s crunchy twist on a usually soft favorite is low in carbs, gluten free and high in protein, too. It’s also Vegan! Translation: Roasted chickpeas? Yes, Please! Ingredients 1 can chickpeas, drained 2 tsp olive or grapeseed oil herb blend, herbamare or other mild herbal salt blend (salt-free is ok) smoked paprika 1 tsp. nutritional yeast Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Drain chickpeas in a strainer. If you desire…

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The Nutrients You’re Not Getting

June 11, 2015
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The Nutrients You’re Not Getting This is a guest post by Shannon White, the choreographer of the MECKids Dream Team. Every once in a while, the government comes out with a study letting us know that we are not getting one (or many) of the key nutrients we need in our diets. Then comes the subsequent panic: What are they? Who can remember all of those, and better yet, what foods can you get them from?! Never fear… the most AWESOMEST healthy snack…

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Why Cooking With Kids is Beneficial

May 26, 2015
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In today’s hectic world planning out healthy meals for your kids on top of all your other responsibilities may seem like a daunting task. On top of that getting kids to eat healthy food may seem impossible. Cooking with kids can actually prove to be a rewarding and practical solution for both you and your children!!! You’re a busy parent working on a high stress, fully packed schedule! Taking care of your children is a job in itself but if you…

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