When we think about healthy foods, usually pancakes are not the first thing that comes to mind. White flour and sugary syrup are both inflammatory foods that I avoid. I've said it many times and it's worth repeating: This is not about depriving yourself but instead, about creating new healthier habits. So, toss out everything your Grandparent's ... Read More »


It's easy to see why chia seeds are so popular. The protein packed wonders can be sprinkled on almost anything and just wait until you taste what they do in a pudding! These little seeds are bursting with so many health benefits. They help you lose weight, balance blood sugar, add healthy omega 3’s, and have age defying antioxidants.  You can ... Read More »


Eggs are nearly an ideal food. Most people know they are high in protein but may be interested to learn that eggs help keep blood sugar steady as well. Let's not forget how quick they are! Add the iron rich spinach and you have a world class breakfast to give you the energy you need to power through your day. You may not have time to whip up ... Read More »

Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Really a Fat Busting Miracle?

More and more people are becoming overweight not just in the US but all over the world. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is by eating right and exercising regularly. But many people are looking for the quick-fix miracle that will help them shed their pounds right away. One of the biggest buzz words in terms of weight loss is conjugated ... Read More »

Fat Burning Blueberry Muffins

One of the things I love most about these muffins, besides the taste, is the shock value. When friends stop by and see muffins on my counter they always rib me and say..."I really thought you practice what your preach! Are those MUFFINS I see?" Imagine their reactions (100% of the time it ends with us sharing a muffin) when I tell them that these ... Read More »

7 Foods You Should AVOID at All Costs!

There is a saying – “Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.” What that means is that 80% of your success at weight loss or getting lean is dependent on your diet. When people think of weight loss, they think they need lots of cardio, moderate amounts of resistance and little attention to diet. Their priorities are all skewed. The majority of ... Read More »

Make This ONE Change To Release Trapped Belly Fat

Our diets have changed more radically over the last 30 years than they have for centuries before. There is a food revolution that has secretly taken place and most people are not even aware of it. Most of today’s food causes toxic inflammation in the body because they contain ingredients that are not good for you. The reason these ingredients ... Read More »


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 »