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Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse à l’Orange

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February is the month of love and what doesn’t signify love better than chocolate?? Ok just kidding, but here is a fun recipe for the adults to try and it’s a much healthier alternative than its counterparts! Don’t let the tofu scare you if you aren’t a fan.  You won’t even know it’s in there! INGREDIENTS: 3 Tbsp of agave 7 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 2 Tbsp Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur) 1 teaspoon grated orange rind ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Dash of salt 2 (12.3-ounce) packages reduced-fat silken tofu, drained 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned INSTRUCTIONS: Read More

My Top Favorite Jerky Snacks

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Simply Snackin’: www.simplysnackin.com   ABOUT: The recipes started with lean, quality protein:  grass fed beef, chicken breast or free range venison. Blended with spices to compliment, not overpower. Different flavor profiles were developed by including ingredients like dried fruit or veggies and the snacks were then Leisurely Roasted & Lightly Smoked. The end result – 10 tender, satisfying snacks with flavor as a result of recipes crafted using natural ingredients – nothing artificial.” My favorite so far: Grass fed Teriyaki Beef with Pineapples (bar)   Epic: www.epicbar.com ABOUT: “EPIC is 100% animal-based whole protein. It is minimally processed and contains all essential amino Read More

9 Days To A Better You

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So who feels like they didn’t get off on the right foot this New Years? Are you lacking motivation? How about if I told you that in 9 days you will feel great and likely motivated to make true lifestyle and food changes? These 3 steps over the course of 9 days will get the ball rolling, get you on the right track or for some, it’s just a step in right direction to start living a healthier life. Sounds good to me! I am going to tell you that the last 3 days are optional as they are a Read More

My Favorite Meal “Add-On’s”

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These are my three favorites “add-on” to many dishes and always keep on hand.  I love to keep them seal in mason jars as they are easy to grab , you can see them easy and they look really cute in these jars J So what are they? Chia, Flax and Hemp seeds. Use them in yogurts, smoothies, soups, salads, you name it! There are so many recipes online, it’s endless.   CHIA SEED - I am not going to attempt to recreate the wheel this one. Wellness Mama as a great (long) write-up on everything you need to know about Read More

Turn Your Cookie Cutters Into Better Food

  • Written by Jaime Windrow, RD
  • On December 20, 2016
  • Posted in Nutrition Tips

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Breaking out the holiday cookie cutters for the season?  Think outside the box on other ways to use those adorable shapes other than cookies.  Make pancakes, egg muffins or use them to cut out holiday shapes in your kiddies sandwich, fresh fruit or cheese!  You can also use them in some creative non-food ways. Make ornaments, gift tags or stencil on plain wrapping paper for gifts. The ideas are endless!  Happy Holidays!

What I Keep On Hand For “Flu” Season

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I have my regular supplements I take on a weekly basis (not always daily) but I always keep a few extra items on hand for when someone in the house feels a sickness coming. Here they are: Elderberry Syrup: This can be very strong if you buy a pure one. My kids don’t mind it, but I can see many that might turn a cheek!  You can also make your own if you want to give it a try!  I love the product from Mountain Rose Herbs and it’s the one I purchase. Manuka Honey: I keep organic, raw honey Read More

Cleaning Up Your Body Between Holidays

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Updated December 2016. Originally posted November 2015. I can’t believe it is December already!  Where has the time gone? Years like this when Thanksgiving and Christmas are only 4 weeks apart, means the food indulgence marathon is really packed in there! Hopefully your Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone and you can focus on some healthy clean eating in between the festivities and events. Whether you follow this for one day or one week, it’s really important to reboot your body and mind. The below guidelines are a simple, safe and clean way to get yourself up and going again with Read More

Thanksgiving Prep Cheat Sheet!

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About 15 years ago I made a document for my first Thanksgiving dinner I was hosting in NYC with all my “homeless” dancer friends.  Since we all performed during and on the holidays, we were each other’s family since we couldn’t travel.  That guide has been shared with many, and it has gotten longer each year.  I decided it was time to make a “cheat sheet” with the timing of preparation that could be used with any recipes you may choose.  These are the traditional dishes one might see.  I hope this helps! The Turkey Clean your turkey well as Read More

Butternut Squash

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This is a great dish you can make ahead and reheat before serving. I always choose this dish and a turnip dish to make ahead while many I just “prep”. These won’t taste as “leftovers” as many others might. Serves 10-12 INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs butternut squash (=4 squashes) ½ cup butter ¼ cup light brown sugar 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1/3 tsp white pepper ½ tsp ground nutmeg *Adjust seasoning as needed INSTRUCTIONS: Peel and cut 3 lbs (=4 squashes) Boil for 20 minutes, drain for 5 minutes in a colander. Transfer to a bowl while hot and mix/whip Read More

Simple & Traditional mashed Potatoes

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I prefer to keep things as light as possible on Thanksgiving Day when I cook because there are ALWAYS the heavy hitters. One dish I make traditional is mashed potatoes with butter and milk. I will say that I use organic unsalted butter and 2% milk rather than whole (aka 4%).  I don’t measure, but rather add a little as I go along and go by taste. It’s truly impossible to give you exact measurements because it depends on the number of the potatoes and how much they weigh. INGREDIENTS: Maine or Yukon Potatoes (do not use Idaho!) Organic unsalted Read More