March 29, 2017

My kids have nut allergies--peanut and tree nuts. I like to have healthier energy snacks on hand for them. You know, the kind that have protein, healthy fat, and complex carbs. But do you know how difficult IT IS to find healthy energy snacks that taste halfway decent, which Don't Have Nuts in them? Truly. Try a search, have a go. I have searched and searched. And searched some more.

The search results are limited at best, and not so tasty (Blah!) So my solution: Create your own! So I did! And honestly, they are darn tasty, if I do say so myself!

Yep, I'm sharing. I hope you enjoy these...sweetened by dates, a little tiny bit of stevia, and if you choose to add sugar-free chocolate chips, well then, there you go!

No-Bake Chocolate...

March 18, 2017

How do you know what you're eating, how you're eating, and why you're eating is really working for you nutritionally? There are ways.

Here are 7 better ways to know if your nutrition plan is actually working, courtesy of Precision Nutrition, By Alex McMahon, NTP.

7 ways to know if your nutrition plan is working:

1. You feel satisfied after meals

Do you ever just feel hungry all the time? Like, you know you need to “get control”, but you can’t seem to “find the willpower” to close the bag of candy or stop picking off your kids’ dinner plates?

As we digest our food, the gut sends signals to the brain about how much energy we’ve consumed to trigger satiation (the feeling of fullness) so we know when we’ve had enough.

Unfortunately, it turns o...

March 9, 2017

Quinoa and Kale--quite the popular salad these days. But it's what you put with the quinoa and kale that will make a very common salad out of this world delicious!

Grab your favorite berries, some shaved parmesan, slivered almonds and some Meyer lemons, and get ready to create your new favorite salad and dressing.

There's something about Meyer lemons that makes the sour lip pucker of a lemon turn into a golden delight. Add with that just the perfect amount of olive oil, vinegar, garlic and seasonings, and you have a refreshing vinaigrette you will use time and time again. Delish with fish, too!

They key ingredient here is Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil. Find it here.  (BTW I don't have any sales affiliation with the website linked here....

February 22, 2017

So you want to eat more healthy?  Cool! There's an amazingly large amount of info on eating healthy out there. Have you noticed that Meal Planning and Food Prep are ALL THE RAGE in nutrition right now? You can see perfectly measured and labeled meal containers for sale all over the web. Do a "Food Prep" web search and you'll find hundreds of links to articles, websites, and Pinterest ideas about it. If you haven't incorporated Meal Planning and Food Prep into your life, you are probably thinking to yourself, "What's the big deal? I eat whatever I have in my fridge and pantry. I'm fine with that." But are you REALLY fine with that? You want to eat healthier, right? But if you eat WHATEVER is in your house, then well, what ex...

February 6, 2017

I read this article today and wanted to share. It has a fabulous message which I think we all could use in our lives, despite a couple of edited curse words...(please ignore those if they offend.) - Andrea


by Jason Lengstorf

As simple as it seems, taking the time to recognize the good stuff can have a huge positive impact on your relationships with colleagues, significant others, friends, and clients.


As much as I hate to admit it, I’m kind of a sh**tty person by default.

With very few exceptions, nearly every part of my day goes off perfectly.

I wake up fully rested in a comfortable bed, have a delicious, organic breakfast with the love of my life,...

January 21, 2017

My family LOVES banana bread, but not just ANY banana bread. They want MY recipe, and no other :) I'm feeling pretty loved! The kind I make is moist and delicious, and EASY to make, not to mention healthier than most traditional recipes out there. Wanna try some? Let's get baking!

Why is it so easy, you ask? Well, all the ingredients go in my very fabulous and high-tech blender. Truly. Up until I add A Little Extra Love... Yup, the dark-chocolate-chips-with-no-added-sugar-sweetened-by-Stevia kind of LOVE!

Banana Bread with a Little Extra Love

Makes 1 loaf/10 thick slices


3 med/large Bananas
2 large Eggs

1/2 cup, Greek Yogurt - Fat Free - Plain
.375 cup (that's 1/2 of 3/4 cup) Stevia No Calorie Sweetener

1/4 cup Coconut Oil (R...

January 9, 2017

A fabulous book can help you see how Mindset can shape your life. It's called, "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential", by Carol S. Dweck, PhD

December 27, 2016

Maybe you ate too much. Maybe you ate some pretty yummy and less than healthy things. Like the creamy alfredo, or the buttery garlic mashed potatoes. Or even my mom's German Spritz cookies, or her to-die-for Christmas bread. Or maybe you ate mostly healthy but went overboard on the desserts. Sound familiar?

BUT...Do you beat yourself up over it? Nah, that just creates unproductive negativity and who needs that?? No use wallowing in guilt. Leave yesterday in the past.

So what do you do? The important thing to do is THIS: Realize that you enjoyed the holidays, spent time with family and friends, and created new memories to cherish. Could you have done better with your eating? Probably. But TODAY is a new day, a place to start fresh and focus...

December 21, 2016

ProCoach is an amazing daily, online nutrition coaching program that will not only help you become more healthy, but will teach you life skills that crossover to all areas of life. You learn and practice simple daily habits which are life-changing and sustainable. If you have been thinking about making changes to your eating and wanting a healthier lifestyle but don't know where to begin, THIS is the perfect program for you. Watch and learn more...

Get $10 OFF the monthly rate when you purchase through the month of December.

Originally $50 per month, now $40. 12 months for only $480

Offer expires December 31, 2016

Email me with questions...

December 12, 2016

Company parties, executive dinners, holiday hors d'oeuvres and drinks...The crazy holiday celebrations that load your calendar can also load the extra calories and contribute to the typical American 5 pound holiday weight gain. While on this yearly epicurean Merry-Go-Round binge-fest you might be screaming, "Stop! Let me off this thing!" while simultaneously saying, "But I think I'll take another spin..." because you just want to have one more bite of that creamy shrimp dip or that decadent seven-layer torte... Sound familiar?

Now I'm NOT going to tell you you can't have those delectable holiday delights, because complete restriction often backfires. BUT I will tell you that you can have (some of ) your cake and eat it too!...

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