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Nutrient-Packed Cranberry Sauce (No Sugar Added)

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I didn’t plan on sharing this cranberry sauce recipe with you. Not because I wanted to keep it a secret, but because it didn’t exist until about an hour ago. Today is one of those days when almost every hour is scheduled as I finish up deadlines, emails, and pack in preparation for traveling for Thanksgiving. And yet...the cranberries were calling to me. So here we are. 


When I think of a recipe, it’s hard to resist (especially when it’s quick and easy)! I love cranberry sauce, but as you kno…

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7 Tips For A Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

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Ah, the holidays. Such a magical time of year! Or, is it? The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration, connection, and comfort. They can also be a logistical nightmare. 

Juggling the holidays on top of everyday life can feel like a lot. The added stress of a full calendar, constant temptations, extra expenses, navigating family, making the most of vacation time, and trying to stay cheerful and merry while DOING IT ALL can be overwhelming. Here are 7 tips to help you stay healthy and sane thi…

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What You Really Need To Know About Fat

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If dietary fat had a theme song it would start out, “Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down…” Just like the Fresh Prince, dietary fat had an incident of getting into trouble with “a couple of guys (saturated fat and cholesterol) who were up to no good” leading to an over-reaction that impacted dietary fat’s reputation for the past 40 years. Notably, we never heard the story about what caused those “couple of guys” to be causing trouble in the first place. They w…

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The Potato Magic Trick

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I want to get you excited about food. I don’t mean the rampant love for french fries, anything cheese, and sweets like cake, ice cream, and all the “good stuff”. I mean the REAL good stuff. The food that’s nutrient-packed, delicious, and that will do amazingly beneficial things for your body. 


I love “healthy food”. I love the way it tastes, the way it makes me feel physically and mentally, and I even love the colors. You may not be at this level when it comes to your relationship with he…

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Not Just For Diabetics!


Wohoo, I'm so excited about today's topic. We're talking about an amazingly powerful tool that the majority of Americans could be benefiting from and yet it's currently severely underutilized: continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)!


Right now continuous glucose monitoring is mainly used for diabetics, and that's a mistake. Waiting until you're a diabetic to use a CGM is like waiting until your house is on fire and then going out to buy a smoke detector and extinguisher. I'm going t…

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Skinny Watermelon Lime Margarita (or Mocktail)

The gorgeous warm weather in North Carolina is here! To celebrate, I'm sharing one of my favorite fun drink: a skinny watermelon lime margarita (or mocktail). This is the perfect beverage to enjoy this week for Cinco de Mayo.



Frozen margaritas are fun but they come with a whopping dose of sugar and can have more calories than your dinner. Not so fun fact: Did you know that triple sec contains 10.9 grams of sugar and 225 calories per serving?! And that's before the margarita mix is added. What …

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Why You're Stuck And The Transformation You Can Have!


Let's talk about why you're stuck in a cycle of wanting to make healthy changes, and yet you keep turning to pizza, packaged food, sweets, or out of control snacking. Then we'll focus on the amazing transformation that's possible for you and how to get there!


Right now, you want to make healthy changes. And you probably know that there's healthy food that you do enjoy. You also know it does feel really good when you're eating that food. So why do you keep turning to the options …

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Why Our Society and Food System Are Messed Up

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Our society has a messed up relationship with food and it's setting you up to fail. Let's talk about why you're stuck in this cycle of having low energy, not loving the way you feel in your body, and feeling like the only way out is to have a ton of self-discipline and willpower. Okay? (For the video version, scroll to the end of this post.)


Right now, you are constantly bombarded with two contradicting messages:

  1. Food is a reward, enjoyment, and how we connect with others.

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This is Healthy?! Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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Are you feeling torn between wanting to start fresh and eat super healthy but also just wanting to eat all the warm, cheesy comfort food? I see you. How about we accomplish both? I've been keeping this cheesy spaghetti squash casserole recipe from you guys for a little while now. I think you'll find it worth the wait.


Really, you're getting a 2-for-1 today. You're getting a crowd-pleasing casserole recipe that makes amazing leftovers and even freezes well. You're also getting a …

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Are Smoothies Derailing Your Health Goals?

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Let's talk about smoothies! Starting your day with a smoothie seems like an uber healthy way to start your day, right? Maybe... But it also might be one of the factors preventing you from achieving your health goals. Today I'm sharing 2 reasons why your smoothie is hurting your health goals and 3 ways to use smoothies to fuel your day for success.

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The Top 2 Reasons Smoothies Might Be Derailing Your Health Efforts:


1. You're missing out on chewing.

Chew…

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