There's nothing better than enjoying a cool refreshing treat at the end of a hot Summer's day. And what is Summer without ice cream?! I've got you covered, you can have your ice cream and eat it too with my super simple Banana Nice Cream recipe. I like to throw a few bananas in the freezer before we head out for the day and then enjoy this for a ... Read More »

Avocado Hummus

'Tis the Season of BBQ's, cookouts, picnics and fun gatherings of friends, family and of course, FOOD! Want to bring something healthy that goes beyond a veggie tray? Here's the PERFECT party dip that will have guests asking..."How is this dip so tasty, didn't you say it was a healthy dip?" Yes! It is healthy and full of protein that will keep ... Read More »

Sweet and Sour Crock-Pot Chicken

Summer is in full swing and while some refer to the Lazy Days of Summer, many of us know them as the Crazy Days of Summer. Between cookouts, pool parties and running kids to various camps and activities it can get tough to find time to prepare healthy meals. Not to mention it's SO hot that the last thing we want to do is turn on an oven or stove ... Read More »

4 Refrigerator Hacks to Help You Shed Belly Fat

If you’re trying to lose weight, you may think your refrigerator is the enemy, but it’s easy to turn it into your ally in helping you to achieve that optimal shape. The key is organization! Shifting the food around in your fridge can actually retrain your brain to lose those stubborn pounds by helping you to crave healthier foods rather than ... Read More »

Orange Julius Smoothie

How many of you remember going to the mall with your parents as kids? Now, do you remember the Orange Julius kiosk? Me too! It was always a unique frothy reward after a long day of shopping. Today I'm going to share a blast from the past with a healthy twist! My Orange Julius Smoothie recipe tastes just like the ones you remember but with more ... Read More »

Chocolate Apple Protein Bars

Summer is here and kids are excited to be out of school! This means lazy days and maybe, just maybe, some sleeping in for Moms. If you're like me and don't want to sacrifice good nutrition but might want to take advantage of an extra 30 minute snooze, I have the solution. My 2 girls really love these and I can feel good about them reaching ... Read More »

This Rare Peruvian Plant Melts Away Belly Fat!

Our planet naturally provides us with many AMAZING things that can enhance our good health and fitness, and maca root is one of the MOST EXCEPTIONAL, particularly for women. Never heard of it? That’s probably because this plant grows high in the Andes Mountains in South America– and nowhere else! While most of us here in the U.S. have never even ... Read More »

This Sweet Syrup FIGHTS belly flab?

I know, this sounds way too good to be true, but a number of health experts have touted yacon syrup as the latest and greatest thing when it comes to losing weight. While many supplements aimed at weight loss severely miss the mark, yacon syrup actually does have some legitimate research behind it to back these claims. If you haven’t heard ... Read More »

Women: This “Magic” Fungus Fights Belly Fat

I can almost hear what you’re thinking when you read that headline: “Ew!” - Right? But just let that sink in for a second and you’ll quickly realize, mushrooms are a type of fungus, and you probably already eat them at least occasionally. Well, you may want to eat a LOT more of them as a new study has revealed that mushrooms may be “magic” ... Read More »

How Eating MORE Makes You Slim

You’ve probably been told for years that weight loss all comes down to one simple equation: eat less, exercise more. So you religiously follow that rule, enthusiastically diving into a plan that dramatically cuts calories while increasing your trips to the gym, your number of runs, or whatever type of exercise you take part in. You might get ... Read More »